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Hotel Esencia

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New York City, New York
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I can't say enough about this very special, intimate place. The property and the beach is gorgeous, private and quiet with all the best amenities. The room was large and beautifully decorated. The food and drink exceptional. The staff and management couldn't be more attentive and personable. We truly felt like guests in someone's beautiful home. Being at Hotel Esencia...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After spending 2 weeks travelling across Mexico, it was a delight to end up at the Esencia! We have never felt so relaxed and chilled,it is private, discreet and quiet! The food is second to none and very fresh and healthy complimented by great service. The staff couldn't do enough for you without invading your privacy, the owner and Management...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was large and privately located. Nicely decorated with all amenities you could wish for... Large bathroom with good lighting. Grounds of the hotel are lovely and large - very private. The beach is gorgeous and the hotel bar, pools, and restaurant are located on it. There are many places to sit - both covered and open to the...

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Thank Erik S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rarely use the word awesome, but it is appropriate to describe Hotel Esencia. Perfect in every way due to the loving attention to detail which comes to life in this beautiful spot. In a league of its own on the East coast of Mexico and right at the top of any hotel in the Caribbean.

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Thank Frederic H
Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is located in a private beach. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the food is also great!!!! The rooms are big and nicely decorated. This place is magical. Is very beautiful and relaxing. Great for couples or friends.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though I rarely post reviews this idillic boutique hotel truly merits a 5 star mention. Much has been said by other guests here about the attention to every little detail and that can not be overstated. The resort is absolutely majestic and from the moment you arrive you feel like you are in a dream. We had a garden suite...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic hotel. Idyllic location, beautiful rooms, delicious food, excellent facilities and top-quality service. We had a wonderful stay. One word of advice. Do NOT let the hotel book your tours. We took what we thought was a half day private tour to Tulum. The tour in fact lasted 2 hours which included the travel there and back...

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Hotel Esencia has been exceptional on every aspects: amazing food, perfect service, wonderful beach, privacy and relax! All these ingredients made THE HOLIDAY. Once you enter in the jungle you cannot believe that such a great place can exist. We recommend to stay here, no doubt!

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1Thank fvmdc
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I miss your magic and tranquility. My stay was not nearly long enough. The grounds of Esencia are outstanding; gardens, jungle, white powder sand beach, pools, palapa’s, hammocks, gym and a yoga pavilion. Everything is so spread out you feel like you have the entire resort to yourself. The paddle boards, snorkel equipment, kayaks are all complementary. The rooms are...

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NY,NY
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Also spent Thanksgiving week here and have to agree with the previous reviews. Would like to be critical in some way so as to be helpful to travelers looking for problems or issues at this wonderful resort but can't come up with anything. It was, I'd imagine, a crowded week at Thanksgiving but you really didn't feel it at all....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Esencia is a 50-acre private estate, with an awe-inspiring beachfront, two swimming pools, day spa, two restaurants, and an indulgent atmosphere fitting of royalty. In fact, the property and many of the buildings once served as the exclusive beach-side retreat of an Italian duchess. Though friendly, warm and generous, the duchess demands the very best and Esencia still benefits from her superior taste, her impeccable style and her zest for life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Esencia

Address: Calle Carretera Federal KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Xpu-Ha
Price Range: $1,019 - $1,805 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Esencia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Esencia Playa Del Carmen
Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hotel Esencia Riviera Maya, Mexico - Xpu-Ha
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
#1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
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“The Tower room is amazing, a great sea view and a private sun terrace”
 of 5 bubbles stuartmB8057UB, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you aren't in the main house suites you are in the jungle with no ocean view or sounds of the waves.”
 of 5 bubbles grassarena, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Let them know what you need and they will be sure and accommodate your every need and desire!”
 of 5 bubbles KimberlyL527, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in second floor are more private.”
 of 5 bubbles Sirius_blk, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The beach front rooms are spectacular, but the private villas offer privacy and luxurious seclusion!”
 of 5 bubbles t0ddanth0ny1, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
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