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Hotel Esencia

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Overview
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the main house”(14 reviews)
“plunge pool”(22 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
4 Star Hotel
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May 8May 9
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Three words describe Esencia: Details, Details Details. From the food to the staff. Exquisite. We have returned to an expanded setting with a new restaurant and bar. New accommodations which are spacious and luxurious. It's hard to leave this piece of Paradise!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited the Hotel Esencia in 2007, a complete blissed out stay. I was strangely reluctant to revisit, concerned that the Hotel Esencia had perhaps changed in a way that did not jive with my first enchanted visit there. However I took the plunge...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We truly enjoyed our five nights at Hotel Esencia and can’t wait to come back. The hotel is beautifully done, great attention to detail and design. The service is exceptional, the staff pays attention to each guest and creates a very welcoming atmosphere. Special thank...More

Thank HeretoTravel_2015
Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 1 week ago

Dear HeretoTravel, First off I'd like to thank you for such a beautiful 5 star review. I'm delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us! I will be sure to alert my staff (especially Malcolm and Jonas) to your kind comments. And of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I just got back from a one week stay in a jungle suite with plunge pool and we loved the place and the people! Owner Kevin and food & beverage manager Malcolm were frequently on-site keeping an eye on things, and all...More

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

Dear BosTrav, A pleasure to read your lovely review! We are a small family hotel and take a lot of pride in what we do here and it's always a joy to know that our guests notice all the little details. I will be sure...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming hotel is nestled in the jungle, about half way between Tulum and Playa Del Carmen. It is a place to get away from it all, although there are a surprising number of families (perhaps due to the generous room layout, which allows a...More

1  Thank 6ContinentsNCounting
Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 1 week ago

Dear 6ContinentsNCounting, On behalf of all of us here at Hotel Esencia, a million thanks for taking the time to post your feedback here. We are indeed located on a quiet bay "away from it all" on the most beautiful white sand beach however just...More

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About
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
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
Details
Price range
$674 - $2,237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
$674 - $2,237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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world_traveler_ct
April 14, 2018|
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Response from Ana_Bertelli | Reviewed this property |
We did not use the meal plan. We did drive around and ate at Tulum mostly, we loved to explore the region. The restaurants at the property are excellent but we thought they were a bit too expensive.
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CreepyRoss
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Kevin W | Property representative |
There are some very casual restaurants on the same beach as Hotel Esencia approximately 800 meters from the hotel, a 5-10 minute walk along the beach. In addition the hotel is located within a 5 minute taxi ride of Puerto... More
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world_traveler_ct
March 29, 2018|
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Response from TBMORE | Reviewed this property |
Really a personal choice. Awesome to walk right out on the beach and the deck above creates shade and less direct sun. Upper level is also terrific but steep stairs and no shade (they will bring an umbrella, but wind can... More
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"See review. Decide if you prefer ground floor or upper for beach access."
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"Not a single "bad" room on the property - Really!!"
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"The newest rooms have sea views"
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"All rooms are beautiful, but the new beachside bungalows are BEYOND!"
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