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    Hotel Esencia

    Calle Carretera Federal KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
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    Overview

    • Excellent89%
    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
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    “garden suite” (13 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (16 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Pool
    Beachfront
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    Spa
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Esencia has one of the best beaches in vicinity. The water was clear and warm. I'm very fussy about beach conditions, and it met them. The hotel is beautifully sited, and the service was superb. The public areas are very pleasant, and the rooms are...More

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    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia

    Dear DetailObsessed, Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you would stay with us again. I was especially pleased to read your nice comments about our extraordinary near-private beach, our spacious rooms, and our...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We've traveled near and far and I have stayed in a variety of lodgings, many of them 5 star, although deluxe accommodations are absolutely not a requirement. Hotel Esencia combines the purity and simplicity of a small establishment with the impeccable service and surroundings of...More

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    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia

    Dear Snappycurtis, What a pleasure to read your kind review! We loved having you back here with us and hope there will be a 5th, 6th, and 7th visit. I'm especially pleased to hear that you've noticed all of the many enhancements we've been making...More

    Reviewed March 13, 2017

    I just spent two nights at this amazing hotel and could have stayed on indefinitely. Everything about this hotel is perfect from the friendly, helpful, courteous staff to the spotless well appointed rooms and the gorgeous grounds. I was there with my high school daughter...More

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    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia

    Dear Maribeth J, Thanks so much for taking the time to write and your kind 5 star review! My only regret is that you could not stay with us longer than two days. Atlanta is not far from us so I hope that you will...More

    Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

    We stayed for 3 days after a tour around Mayan sites. Hotel is just great. We had an Ocean suite with balcony overlooking sea and this was perfect. Pools are well looked after (although they are going to need some remedial work before too long)....More

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    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia

    Dear Hugh J, My sincere thanks for noting that Hotel Esencia is one of the nicest hotels you have ever stayed in. That is a high compliment indeed. We are a small family owned hotel and all of us love what we do and are...More

    Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

    I didn't review this hotel right away, because I really just wanted to keep this experience to myself. But they deserve all the 5 star reviews that they get. Even before I arrived, the concierge was so helpful. He allowed me to pull off a...More

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    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia

    Dear Lucy G, My sincere thanks for taking the time to write and especially for your kind comments. It makes me proud to hear that my staff went above and beyond for you and your family. I will be sure to give a special thank...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hot Tub
    Details
    • Price range
    • $721 - $1,245 (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
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Kayla S
    Is it worth the extra money for the plunge pool or is the garden suite enough ?
    March 20, 2017|
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    Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
    Garden suite is enough. This place is our hidden secret - the absolute best, and I would suggest you buy the food package as well which is outstanding.
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    MomofFourGreatKids
    Hello, Do you have to be a guest to access your restaurant? Spa? Thank you, Jaimie
    February 13, 2017|
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    Response from Yurij G | Property representative |
    Dear MomofFourGreatKids, we accept guests not staying on our property for lunch, dinner and to our beach cabañas, however all subject to availability. We kindly invite you to contact the concierge department who will take... More
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    infoO4391PT
    I was asked to email photos of credit card and driver's license when I was trying to make reservations. Has anyone else had this experience from Esencia? Thanks!
    November 25, 2016|
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    Response from Sirius_blk | Reviewed this property |
    Booked thru travel agent, they did not aks for CC or id
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