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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stayed here with friends this July. This property had a perfection location with proximity to everything nearby. We walked to the store for groceries then out to dinner every night. The pool is nice and the beach is great! You couldn't find a better place in downtown. I loved it. We stayed in a second floor condo and enjoyed...

Thank Holly J
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was a family vacation. For the first time each of our kids were bringing their significant others. We are almost all scuba divers so we were occupied most days with travelling out of the downtown area to the Cinotes or fresh water caverns to dive. It was important that we have each our own rooms and the kids shared...

2Thank Patricia G
tucson, arizona
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was a default choice as our first condo we reserved and paid for months in advance through air BNB was cancelled 7 days prior to arrival. NOT air BNBs fault. We originally paid for a 3 bedroom but at the last minute one of our family members were unable to go, so we opted for the two bedroom they...

Thank luvtogoanywhere
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stayed at El Faro last year. I was a little hesitant due to the issues some people had in the past regarding some fraud. I should not have been worried. We booked through VRBO and had two condo's. They were both great. They had ocean views, were clean, and very well decorated. The pool was wonderful. The location couldn't...

1Thank Linda H
Belton, Texas
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stay in playa couple times a year and this is where we will be staying in the future. Great central location. Pool overlooking the beach is perfect for adults and kids. Very friendly service and great value in the 3/2 in unit 303. El faro coral 303.

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Encinitas, California
Reviewed 11 July 2016

With a family of 5, it's always tough to do hotels. Even if a hotel allows 5 in a room, it's never comfortable. And booking two adjoining rooms gets expensive. That was our issue with Playa Del Carmen. Sure, there are some fantastic all-inclusive resorts we wanted to stay at, but we were looking at $500+ per night for two...

4Thank sdfamilyof5
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We didn't actually plan to stay here. Our planned accommodation cancelled on us the day before and somehow we managed to get this apartment. We couldn't have been luckier. Right on the beach this modern and clean apartment complex has an enormous pool area and it's right on the beach. You wear wristbands so you can move freely between the...

2Thank daveonfilm
Ft Myers, FL
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My cousin told us about El Faro. The location can't be beaten - there is something for everyone within a few blocks, scuba and snorkeling, a Starbucks !!, Haagen Dazs ferry to Cozumel, all the great 5th Street fun and shops and food, just a block away and a taxi stand for Xcaret etc. You don't need a car. The...

1Thank C.C. W
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights, the condo offers 1 bedroom, kitchen, fridge, private balcony and a beautiful view of the ocean. The pool was nice and clean and the staff was somewhat helpful. Price was about 160 a night.

Thank Jesus J
Kinnelon, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We stayed in Reef 205. The condo wa clean and comfortable with modern kitchen and stylish furniture. We had a great view of the pool and the ocean and the nuilding is only 1 block away from the main shopping and restaurant area Quinta Avenida (5th Ave). Our unit was quiet and the air conditioning was great! There is a...

Thank Sal-Miriam

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our beautiful exclusive condominium property is nestled in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, and perfectly situated right on the beach. Our 65 suites have a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room area. The complex is comprised of three buildings, Reef, Coral and Surf, with one, two and three bedroom suites. These individually owned condominiums are spacious and each offers its own distinct style. Owners and guests enjoy our expansive pool, or basking in the sun on our beach front lounge chairs. Enjoy the view from your balcony; the impressive colours of the Caribbean Sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residences El Faro

Address: 10th Street, Between 1st Avenue And the Beach | on the beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Encanto El Faro)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $298 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Residences El Faro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Encanto El Faro Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Residences El Faro Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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“Rooms nearest the front desk would appear to be noisy due to next door”
 of 5 bubbles mikecM4622JK, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book Ocean Front rooms, the other side will noisy from the street”
 of 5 bubbles yugithecat, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room that overlooks the pool since the street facing rooms are noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles TheBonBon, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were in Reef 201 which is about as far away from the club music that you can get. Anything on the Reef side.”
 of 5 bubbles Gabriele, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the Reef side seem to have a great view without getting direct sun on their balconies compared to the opposite side”
 of 5 bubbles Agrob, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
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