I've stayed at both Encanto locations and have to say that although El Faro is nicer than Corto, Corto isn't too bad. The pros: it's on the beach, it's a condo, ours had two restrooms, two bedrooms, and a sofa bed. You get to use the pool at El Faro and we had two complimentary American breakfasts daily. What I didn't like about it is that the water pressure really needs some work done. The water came and went in the showers and it made strange noises when you first turned it on. Then all of a sudden water would come spitting out full force! Also for some odd reason, the tub in one of the rooms was so tall it isn't easy to step into. It's about 2.5 feet tall! The TV's are also really tiny compared to El Faro, and it's much louder than El Faro at night as there's a club downstairs. What I didn't like about it was the housekeeping. At El Faro, I had housekeeping service daily. At Corto, there's only housekeeping service every other day. And we had to throw out the trash ourselves. Not sure why we had the lousy service with housekeeping this time but I still had a wonderful time! Overall: if you have a choice between both hotels go to el Faro. However, if el faro is booked, you will enjoy the amenities of Corto enough to oversee the imperfections. And at least, Corto has doors for both restrooms! So you don't have to watch your loved ones use the facilities as you might have to endure at El Faro!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Corto Maltes is a luxury, privately owned condominium complex directly on the beach in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Each unit is individually decorated by the owner and no two are alike. There is a bar and restaurant downstairs. The Homeowners Association provides a business center with a computer, printer, internet and Vonage phone service. Typical services and amenities are provided by companies that manage the individual units. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corto Maltes Ocean Front Luxury Vacation Condos Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico