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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Ranked #43 of 215 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Great place ... Location is excellent rooms are beautiful an well equipped . Indigo beach club was great loved the beach an lounge area food an drinks excellent ..... Service excellent ! I have no complaints ... Can't wait to go back . Thank you el Taj staff

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

My wife and I spent our 25th anniversary this past week at El Taj and we loved it,the only downs were the boats but we saw past that as the accommodations were awesome. The first day it rained a bit so sitting outside under the tiki hut and napping was a pleasure. We saw the bad reports about the loud music but I never heard it so no problem there. Do your self a favor and book extra days if possible cause you won't want to leave..THANKS EL TAJ!! See ya soon

Room Tip: Take cash cause very limited use of debit cards and ATM machines charge $11 per $100
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Glen B
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you are a discriminating traveler who expects the best, you will love this place!! From the moment we stepped off the plane until we checked out a week later, this place was first class all the way! We had an oceanfront 3 bedroom, # 333 I think, it was very convenient and easy access in and out of pool/ beach areas, as well as a short walk down to the street to restaurants, bars, shopping, etc. The suite was so comfortable in every way,very well appointed with comfortable beds/pillows, a must for me.. and I would not ever choose an all inclusive ever again after staying here. You are so much in the heart of Playa, and you have so many choices of places to eat and drink, and shop and have fun, why would you ever pay to restrict yourself? It's a no brainier for us..we loved it!!

Room Tip: Rooftop on south side, but we don't know, we loved #333
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My wife and I really enjoy staying at El Taj. The staff are very professional and very helpful, If you need something, they are right on it. The condo units are beautiful. The ones we have stayed in have full kitchens, which we like a lot. It is right on the beach, which is great, and only a couple of blocks off the main tourist street of 5th Ave. It is very central. There is an attractive pool, which isn't huge, but you can swim in it. You get privileges to a great gym which is a block and a half away.I attended the excellent spinning sessions. You are also only down the street from a nightly very lively night life of the latest music from night clubs that blast music into the street. The walls of the El Taj are thick, so you can't hear it, once you pack in for the night. El Taj has a beach club, so people can go out to the beach and drink and get a suntan. Could Wi Fi internet and a phone system to call back to the states. This is the third straight year we have stayed at El Taj. We like it. --- Clark Kent 101

Room Tip: Condos on higher levels get more sunlight.Condos on ground floor open to the pool.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

3rd time in Playa, first at the El Taj. Had a 2nd floor one bedroom unit. Pictures were available on line so we knew exactly what we were getting. Daily maid service which was fantastic. Wanted to be able to get out and eat different places along 5th Ave. nothing wrong with the all inclusives but we wanted to explore rather then hang around one resort. This was a great location for us. Really nice restaurant (Indigo) on the beach which was perfect for breakfast and snacks.. Delicious and Very reasonably priced (Hipolito, Edwin and Chuc stood out, although everyone was great) staff that couldn't do enough for you. Very comfortable beach area with plenty of chairs. Not the biggest pool, but we came for the white sand beaches. Very Mediterranean feel with many Italians, and other Europeans as well as Australians, Canadians.
If you fish, go right next door and ask for Capt. Edy. Good English and a great sense of humor. Caught a 30 lb. Amberjack which was made into ceviche and grilled upon our return.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Playa around twenty times and have never stayed at El Taj until this trip. We booked our condo directly from the owner for a surprisingly inexpensive price. El Taj has one two and three bedroom units including penthouses w/ rooftop terraces. The location is within minutes walk to restaurants , bars and shops. This will be the only place we stay from now on.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed a couple of days in El Taj and it was a true vacation experience.
The Condos are very luxurious and well worth the money.
we were a group of friends and had one apartment on ocean front and one on beach front.
everybody from the stuff was super nice.
we had an apartment with jacuzzi which was a nice bonus.
the beach in front of the condos has boats lined up which limits the bathing a little but the beach club with chairs and umbrellas is nice and drinks are reasonable priced. the breakfast in the indigo is well worth it.
if you are a bigger group go for one of the roof top apartments, spectacular view. very central and close to lots of bars, clubs and restaurants.
it was a very nice experience and I would go back anytime.
well worth the money and couldn't even use all amenities such as very nice gym and free shuttle to outside beach because we were running out of time.
if you are not on a budget and like to feel home away go there.

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Additional Information about El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel

Address: 1 Norte Esquina Calle 14 Norte | Corner 16th Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#14 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#30 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#33 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#34 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $202 - $461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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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El Taj Oceanfront And Beachside Condo Hotel
El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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