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    Hotel Esencia

    Calle Carretera Federal KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
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    US$805
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    Traveller (287)
    Room & Suite (279)
    Pool & Beach (179)
    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good7%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “garden suite” (15 reviews)
    “the main house” (11 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (17 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair access
    Dry Cleaning
    Butler Service
    Housekeeping
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 231 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Esencia has it all: big beautiful rooms -- our very quiet room had a big nice bed, separate sitting area, walk in closet, big bathroom with two sinks, shower (with two shower heads), bathtub and private outdoor area with a plunge pool. Our room was...More

    1  Thank Harris K
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We stayed here the week of October 8th, and let me tell you, it's one of the best tropical resorts we've ever stayed at. This place has a white minimalistic feel, and provides just the right design touches you expect at a 5-start resort without...More

    1  Thank tduddie
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 3 days ago

    Dear tuddie, Thanks so much for your kind 5 star review! "One of the best tropical resorts" you've ever visited is a wonderful compliment and it's sincerely appreciated. I will be sure to thank each member of my team named in your review. I'm pleased...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This is not my first (or last) visit to Esencia. Every trip proves more wonderful than the last. Owner Kevin Wendle has not missed one detail, one corner, or one moment to delight you. From the arrival in chicest reception palapa, to the variety of...More

    Thank kimmievNewYork
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 3 days ago

    Dear kimmievNewYork, A million thanks for your kind review! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. It's extremely rewarding to read that someone like yourself has noticed all of the many creative details here. It's really a labor of love...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Hotel Escencia was simply magical... the property offers a unique combination of warm authentic Mexican service and charming accommodations, with a bit of fashionable European flair and a stunning beach that rivals the best in the Caribbean! If you are looking for a boutique experience...More

    Thank Jessica L
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Jessica L, A pleasure to read your generous 5 star review! Our watermelon margaritas are also one of my favorites. And our ceviche! I'm so pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit with us. My sincere thanks to you for taking the time...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We have visited Esencia multiple times. It is simply one of those magical places you always want to return to. The service is wonderful and the people are so friendly. We typically travel in the Fall and it is wonderfully quiet and we feel like...More

    2  Thank Jennifer W
    Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Jennifer W, So nice for me to read your lovely review -- thank you! Yes I completely agree with you that Fall is a wonderful time here in the Riviera Maya. It's more quiet before the school vacation weeks and the sea is always...More

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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$591 - US$1,252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 40
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    • Location
    • Mexico >
    • Yucatan Peninsula >
    • Quintana Roo >
    • Riviera Maya >
    • Xpu-Ha
    • Also Known As
    • Esencia Playa Del Carmen ,
    • Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen ,
    • Hotel Esencia Mexico/Riviera Maya - Xpu-Ha
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    Traveller (287)
    Room & Suite (279)
    Pool & Beach (179)
    Dining (60)
    Hotel & Grounds (239)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Nearby Restaurants
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    .40 miles away
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    .56 miles away
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    73 reviews
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    Nearby Attractions
    La Playa Xpuha
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    .56 miles away
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    .48 miles away
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    .61 miles away
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    Questions & Answers
    Kayla S
    20 March 2017|
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    Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
    Garden suite is enough. This place is our hidden secret - the absolute best, and I would suggest you buy the food package as well which is outstanding.
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    MomofFourGreatKids
    14 February 2017|
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    Response from Yurij G | Property representative |
    Dear MomofFourGreatKids, we accept guests not staying on our property for lunch, dinner and to our beach cabañas, however all subject to availability. We kindly invite you to contact the concierge department who will take... More
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    25 November 2016|
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    Response from Sirius_blk | Reviewed this property |
    Booked thru travel agent, they did not aks for CC or id
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    Room Tips
    "If you book an ocean suite, ask for one on the second floor if privacy is a priority for you."
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    "All rooms are big and have similar formats. My favorite are the main house upper rooms and the new beach..."
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    "You can't go wrong with any room."
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    "Ocean view suites or villas"
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