This was our 2nd visit to the CondoHotel complex. It was that good the first time(see prior reveiw http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g150812-d1488864-r124432474-Maya_Villa_Condo_Hotel_Beach_Club-Playa_del_Carmen_Yucatan_Peninsula.html))
This time we stayed at El Taj unit 320. Basically we had the same great experince.
On the up side: 1. the addition of the new Imprevest restaurant gives another on-site dining option (breakfast in airconditioning when you are dressed for the road is a real plus)
2. the staff seemed even friendlier. (our Hot-tub didn't heat when we arrived ... it was fixed that night ... and it wasn't just throwing a switch)
3. the internet now works really well.
4. the Gym got new spinning cycles(Shimano clips)
On the down side:
1. The addition of music on the beach is a nuisance. Loud. Conflicts with the music from the next "resort". There were days where we thought the soundtrack is what the US military played to get Noriega out of hiding.
2. If you are a light sleeper you will have a problem with the booming disco beats coming from the bars a block away ... it's a real cacophony until 4 am.
3. The Pilates bed at the Gym is in disrepair (needs replacement wheels)
4. the demand has driven up the price.
bottom line ... we will still come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Taj Condo Hotel consists of 57 spacious condos situated on 2 separate properties in front of the beach. El Taj oceanfront is directly on the beach and El Taj Beachside is across the street. Guests get to use all the on site amenities including our exclusive beach club. We offer 2 incredible heated pools. The relaxing heated pool on Beachside property is an exotic black mosaic infinity pool with an extra large Jacuzzi while the oceanfront heated pool sits right on the beach in front of our exclusive beach club. We're located in the most liveliest area of Playa that offers the convenience of having the best restaurants, nightlife and shopping within one block from your vacation home.Each Condominium offers expansive floor plans and superb finishes. The Beachside condos have private terraces that are surrounded by exotic plants, Lilly ponds and all face the pool and cascading waterfalls. All the penthouse units in El Taj Beachside feature ocean views from the private roof decks. All the oceanfront units have views of the ocean.Each condo comes with fully equipped kitchens and the finest details including flat screen TVs in all the rooms. We provide the same services usually associated with some of the finest hotels. Our designers traveled the globe to Indonesia trying to recreate an environment reminiscent to Bali. . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Taj Oceanfront And Beachside Condo Hotel
- El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico