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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival I felt as though I was swept into my own private Shangri-La. It was utterly magical! In an instant I could feel myself drift into relaxation as I settled into my majestic suite. The room had a 360 degree view spanning across the jungle and aqua marine Caribbean Sea, large cozy bed with delicious sheets and yummy towels....

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend at this wonderful establishment. Everything is of the highest quality while remaining low key. Luxury certainly but with subtlety and taste. The rooms have everything you would want and have outdoor spaces to relax and take in the surroundings. You are a few steps from a lovely private beach. Stressed-go to the intimate spa...

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De Pere, Wisconsin
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Hotel Esencia for my husband's 40th birthday. If you are into small boutique hotels, you will love this place. They are very detail oriented and it seems to make their day if they can spoil you! While we were there, there was always some fun unique surprise in store. Whether it be live music to a romantic private...

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear momfvgd, Thanks so much for your lovely review! I'm pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us and that your husband's 40th birthday here was a big hit. I have already alerted my staff to your nice comments here. We are quite fortunate to be located on the prettiest strip of quiet white sandy beach in...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Esencia is a 29 room small hotel nestled in the middle of the jungle. When you get to the property check in is fast and you star seeing smiles the moment you walk in. After you check in you are driving to your room in a golf cart that cruises along a path in the jungle, if you are lucky...

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Sirius_blk, Thanks so much for the beautiful description of your visit with us! I'm very pleased to hear that my staff delivered a five star vacation experience. We are a small family operation here and all of us are obsessed with perfection. Thanks so much for commenting on your favorite details. I'm happy to hear that you're planning to...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I never write reviews but this little jewel exceeded all of my expectations. I didn’t know it was possible to find such a beautiful, quiet, white sandy beach so close to the US. I thought I would have to fly half way around the world to Thailand or the Maldives for this. I came for a quick weekend on my...

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Braydenp1026, A million thanks for your kind comments! I will be sure to alert my staff to your lovely 5 star review. We truly enjoyed having you here with us during your long weekend break and I sincerely hope to see you back here in sunny Mexico again very soon! Warmest regards, Kevin Wendle Owner & CEO

Marion, Illinois
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival you arrive our front then are whisked away on a golf cart down a jungle path! The hotel is spread out with two story four plexs along with the main house. All nestled into the jungle so they blend in with the natural setting. Beautiful resort.. Staff was nice and genuine. Spa was very nice as was the...

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Alecia S, I'm happy to hear that you're coming back in December! A million thanks for all of your kind comments. I've already alerted my staff to read your lovely 5 star review. See you soon! Kevin Wendle Owner & CEO

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Romantic stay in a gorgeous suite. From the moment we stepped onto the grounds we were overcome by how beautiful the Hotel Esencia property is. It feels like you enter an exclusive estate. The garden suites are tucked back in the lush landscape for maximum privacy. We stayed in the main house in a suite with one private patio facing...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $1,048 - $1,723 (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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“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
“Beach for view, inward for privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles davidmertens, 25 May 2016 | Read review
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