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    Hotel Esencia

    Calle Carretera Federal KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
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    • Excellent90%
    • Very good7%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
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    “garden suite” (15 reviews)
    “the main house” (14 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (21 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
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    Poolside Bar
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    Wheelchair access
    Dry Cleaning
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    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Hotel Esencia is the gem of the Mayan Riviera. I know the area like the palm of my hand, having spent many winters there. Hotel Esencia captured all the comforts possible without compromising the natural simplicity of this exotic coast - an almost impossible balance...More

    Thank diegoderomsail
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 3 days ago

    Dear diegoderomsail, My greatest pleasure in owning a hotel is all the wonderful people I'm able to meet from all over the world. I think that most of the people attracted to Hotel Esencia share a common love of simple luxury without the bling and...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Esencia last week. Last 5 beach trips were: Petit St. Vincent, Grace Bay, Antiqua, Belmond Maroma, Caneel Bay. You can go read a few hundred reviews or just take my word, save the time, and book the...More

    Thank William K
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 3 days ago

    Dear William K, It’s always most satisfying to me that it’s usually the well-seasoned travelers like yourself that have the nicest comments. It's not easy getting everything right -- and we don't 100% of the time -- but I can assure you that my staff...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Esencia is everything the reviews say - laid back, beautiful, an oasis of calm. If this is what you are looking for, Esencia can’t be beat - our suite was pristine and perfect - hammock, outdoor shower, the occasional peacock wandering by and a luxurious...More

    Thank familyguy
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 1 week ago

    Dear familyguy, Such a lovely review! A million thanks for taking a moment to post your comments here. There's nothing that gives me more pleasure than reading a 5 star review as all of us here work incredibly hard to get everything right. On behalf...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Beautiful location, wonderful rooms, terrific staff, great food and drinks. The sea looks like a giant swimming pool and the sand is sparkling white to match the whitewash of the low-rise buildings. The kitchen are dab hands with fresh seafood and produce, and the margaritas...More

    1  Thank texanaussie
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 1 week ago

    Dear texanaussie, Thanks so much for taking the time to write and for your lovely 5 star review. It was a pleasure having you with us during your holidays. I'm sure that our chef in particular will be delighted to read your feedback as he...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Hotel Esencia is one of our favorite hotels in the world. A chic, luxurious oasis on a white sand beach beside a turquoise sea. Exquisitely appointed, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, Esencia is pure perfection. As wonderful for a romantic get away as it is for...More

    Thank esgerber
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear esgerber, What a beautiful review! Thanks so much for posting your comments. They really made my day. I'm delighted to know that you and your family enjoyed your holidays with us. I hope that we will have the pleasure of a return visit! All...More

    Awards & Recognition
    Travelers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • $761 - $2,224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • #1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 40
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    • Location
    • Mexico >
    • Yucatan Peninsula >
    • Quintana Roo >
    • Riviera Maya >
    • Xpu-Ha
    • Also Known As
    • Esencia Playa Del Carmen ,
    • Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen ,
    • Hotel Esencia Riviera Maya, Mexico - Xpu-Ha
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    Traveler (318)
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    Bathroom (1)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
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    Celia C
    January 6, 2018|
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    Response from Kevin W | Property representative |
    Many of our visitors take advantage of our all-inclusive "meal plan" which includes unlimited breakfast, lunch, dinner, juice bar, snacks, and soft drinks for a price of $150 per person per day plus tax and 15% service... More
    Meghan P
    January 6, 2018|
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    Response from Kevin W | Property representative |
    Yes there is 24 hour room service. A nice selection of favorites!
    December 17, 2017|
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    Response from kimmievNewYork | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, it's very safe and you can walk a decent length but can go back and forth.
    Room Tips
    "All rooms are beautiful, but the new beachside bungalows are BEYOND!"
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    "Privacy in the jungle rooms. Elegance in the main house. Convenience in the beach suites."
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    "All the rooms are amazing, select one based on your desire (beach view, garden, or main house)"
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    "Some rooms are on the second story of the bungalow with no handrails on the stairs so we switched to the..."
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