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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Ranked #35 of 209 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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“Great place for wedding guests to stay”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Great hotel! My family, friends and I were delighted by the impeccable service, cleanliness and private beach access at the Taj hotel. We are so grateful for all the attention we received from the day we checked in, the great service provided by the waiters, staff at the reception, cleaning crew and security guards. My wedding guests were so happy with the hotel some even extended their stay for an extra week. Thank you for all the little details in making our stay so special and for giving us so many great memories at the Taj. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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East Lansing, MI
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We stayed at El Taj in early Jan 2013 and we were very pleased with the accommodations and the property overall. We stayed in suite 308 with another couple and couldn't have been more pleased with it. From the granite counters, the king beds, the private bathrooms and flat screen TVs in each room. They even had iPod docking stations in each room. We were steps from the pool and a few more steps from the beach. The beach area and the chairs, lounges, etc. were all in good condition. The service was very good and attentive. The only downside to the beach locale was that it was where all the boats (scuba, fishing, etc) dock, so navigating between them in the water was a small problem. Overall, we could not have been happier. The location is close to all the action on Fifth Avenue. This is our second visit to Playa and our first visit to El Taj. If we visit again, we'll stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

El Taj is a first class experience from the beautiful setting to the delicious food and the attentive staff. Lunch with your toes in the sand and the great guacamole cannot be beat and the ocean is gorgeous!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

i've been playa del carmen twice before. April & christmas in 2010. that's how much of impression this place made on us! we stayed Grand porto Real Hotel on both occasions. However" i always wondered what it would be like to stay at El Taj. Well" it's got to be one of the best holidays i've had to date. im talking 10 out of 10! The oceanfront rooms are just perfect. i stayed in 334. the view was just stunning. Not forgeting hottub! Condos/ apartments are such high spec & the layout just excellent. Can't forgot WIFI. Life saving having teenage daughter & of course for checking your emails whilst wife not looking!

The service & quality of food was second to none. the staff cannot do enough for you. They actaully made my holiday & of course my wife as well! Always smiling & laughing to which i personally feel a crucial part of a holiday. you need to be in relaxed enviroment. There's such a high vibe surrounding this place & im not refering to coco mayo night club situated close by either!

5th Avenue on your doorstep. Basically everything only 2 min walk. This place situated perfectly.

New year. Well" that was one hell of a party.God" do they know how to bring the new year in! The atmosphere was just electrifying. From fire works to the laser displays! whole beach packed with enerjectic party goers!

to summerise this place in word. Fantastic!!!!

i'd like to give special thanks to the following people. Pedro(true gentlemen) Alfonso / kikki / Juan / jose / chuc / edward / william / Oscar & any other that i've neglected / forgot to mentation!
All that leaves me to say. see you all on 31st november. yes" i've booked room 339. staying for another 2 weeks.

thanks again everybody.

from lee / joanne & yasmin the happy english family.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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new york,
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

stayed at el taj during christmas week with my two grown up children. We all really liked staying here. For the past three years we have gone to playa and stayed at all inclusive hotels. All four of us agreed that we liked the condo better. The apartment was very clean, the maid did a very good job with what ever we asked. The childrens room had two twin beds which of course was smaller then if they were in the all inclusive hotel, but still plenty of room. We enjoyed eating breakfast together before going to the beach and hanging out together before going to bed. The beach area is pretty small but sufficient for el taj, the restaurant staff which waits on beach guests is great, very attentive and the drinks and food was good -drinks were much better then at all inclusives. We ate dinner in town every night which is a very short walk also very nice. The only negative thing i could say was that the pool was small- it was heated but it was totally shaded by the hotel which I felt made it unappealing.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Calgary
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We had the most fabulous vacation at El Taj suite 345 during the first part of December. The hotel is centrally located only a few blocks from the main 5th avenue restaurant district. The gym has at least 100 pieces of equipment for your use. The staff is friendly and professional. The beach club was great. They would clean your sunglasses, provide beer or food and move your umbrella around so you stayed in the shade if you wanted it. The food at the beach club was always excellent and you can now charge your tab to your room even though the restaurant is actually separate from the hotel. The security was discrete and you always felt safe. Our condo unit was 345, second from the front on the south side. It had a spacious livingroom/kitchen area. The kitchen had everything you needed including all major appliances and a blender for drinks, a toaster oven, pots, pans, dishes and even food storage containers. We had three bedrooms, the master has an off suite and king size bed. There was plenty of storage and a washer and dryer if you so desired to use it. Everything was clean and well maintained. The wireless network worked flawlessly. The real treat though was the huge rooftop patio. It has your own private Jacuzzi tub along with couches, lounge chairs and a complete eating area with a barbeque and beer fridge. We ended every day having a goodnight nip on the patio. It was so private. Staying at the unit second in from the beach gave us the best of both worlds, you still had the awesome views from every room but the screening plants on the patio sheltered you from the wind. This was our first Mexico vacation where we didn't stay at an all inclusive and I am sold on the concept. We ate breakfast in everyday but all other meals at various spots around Playa. It was wonderful to have the variety. I noticed that we didn't get hounded by the time share sellers as we walked around and we thought it might be because we didn't have to wear an identifying bracelet. Speaking about being hounded we sat on the beach everyday for almost 2 weeks and I bet I was only approached about 5 times by vendors selling their wares. It made for a much more relaxing time. We also used the pre-arranged taxi pick up service when we arrived. It went flawlessly. We were off in our cab with a warm damp cloth to wipe our faces and a cold Sol before most of our flight was out of the airport doors. I highly recommend the service. All in all it was a wonderful vacation spot and we will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

If you are looking to spend a nice vacation in front of the ocean with great service, gorgeous people at a reasonable price, you should take a loom at this ocean front and beach side condo hotel.
Besides this, it is close to everything on 5th avenue ( shopping, restaurants, bar, etc...).
Worth going!

Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: 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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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:
#5 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#14 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#27 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel 3.5*
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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