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“Heaven in the heart of playa Del Carmen!!”

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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Ranked #35 of 209 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Mexico
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4 reviews
“Heaven in the heart of playa Del Carmen!!”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I spent 2 weeks in El Taj with my family and i pass a wonderful moments in this beautiful place!
I can't wait to come back!!
The service was excellent, we love the amenities and specialy the beachclub (very good service!!)
In fact i had the penthouse right in front of the ocean...AMAZING view!!!
It's the best place because you are in the heart of playa Del Carmen ( bars, restaurants, night-club) and the confort of the hotel (swimmingpool, beach)
I recommand it!!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Shauna_Giuliano, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Morgan-Lovely N,
Thank you so much for your wonderful kind review! We are so happy that you enjoyed a fantastic vacation during the two weeks you spent with us at El Taj. Certainly you can't beat the location and we do work hard to provide the best services and amenities for all of our guests. We hope you will return back with us soon at El Taj.

Kind Regards,
Jack Perlman
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We spent 6 nights at El Taj at the end of May. We have two teenagers. The grounds were immaculate and the hotel service was incredible. The beach and pool areas were spotless. The hotel is within (very short) walking distance from Fifth Avenue shopping, restaurants, and clubs. Our rooms were spacious and clean, free wifi is a bonus, and it was wonderful to have a kitchen (took a very quick cab ride to Walmart for groceries). The hotel's restaurants served great food!

Highly recommend El Taj, absolutely will stay there again!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Shauna_Giuliano, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Dear M M,
Wow! It's so nice to hear such an incredible review. We are thrilled you and your family had a fantastic stay with us! You are right, everything you should ever need and what is literally right around the corner. The beach is right there and the Fifth Ave is just one block away. We have all the best dining spots and entertainment surrounding us! Our condo hotel concept makes it easy for you to live comfortably on vacation while having the option to create a more at home feel with fully equipped kitchens and superior condo style amenities. We hope to see you back at El Taj soon!

Kind Regards,
Jack Perlman
Owner, Managing Director
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The rooms are so clean and beautiful. It made it easy to want to come back to the room and chill out. The kids loved staying at the hotel to swim in the WARM pool. The food was really great too. And, the people at the front desk were so kind and helpful not just for us adults, but very sweet to our kids.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Shauna_Giuliano, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Dear Angie S,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are happy that you had a great stay with us and that you and your family enjoyed your accommodations as well as the great amenities we offer! We are a family friendly environment so we always appreciate to hear when the kids had fun as well. We hope to see you back soon at El Taj.

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Jack Perlman
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I visited El Taj from Jun 18 - June 22 for a wedding site inspection visit. This hotel is absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend the premium penthouse suites on the oceanfront. The staff was so incredible and very helpful and kind, the resort is very clean and close to all the great shopping and restaurants along 5th. I am now planning my wedding in Playa del Carmen next May and cannot wait for all of my family and friends to experience the amazing El Taj and the rest of the Condohotels. My favorite breakfast spot was Imprevist and my favorite dinner spot was Plank. Cannot say how satisfied I was on my visit and I cannot wait to come back.

Room Tip: prefer El Taj to Maya Villa. Maya has a small pool.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Condohotels, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear ficknico,
We want to send a gracious thank you for all of your amazing comments! Surely we are happy to have you and all your guests with us next May for your wedding! We appreciate you choosing us to handle all of your wedding details and accommodations. Thank you again and see you next Spring!

Kind Regards,
Jack Perlman
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

It was our first visit to Mexico and it was great! El taj is really nice and cosy place, there you feel a little privacy:) we had a very big room overlooking inner garden and pool. The room itself had everything you need for comfortable stay! The breakfast is served at the beach bar, where you can have different types of Mexican eggs and so on - it's really delicious. Wifi is working around the territory, even on the beach. The location is very convenient - not in the center of night life, though the place is really quite but with 5-10 min walk to pubs and restaurants, to the city center is 15-20 min walk. The stuff is really helpful. The place itself is like 5 star hotel! Really good!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Condohotels, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Ivan S,
It is so nice to receive such a glowing review from a Top Contributor as yourself! We appreciate all your wonderful comments and we are happy you had a great vacation with us. El Taj really does have a fantastic location, right at the beach and just a short walk to Playa del Carmen's best attractions and dining options! Surely we hope you will return back with us during future visits to Playa del Carmen.

Kind Regards,
Jack Perlman
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We love Playa del Carmen, so much so that we decided to get married here. We picked Indigo Beach Club to have our reception and decided to have El Taj (the building that houses Indigo) and the associated condos as the main place for us and our guests to stay. I'm not even sure if amazing is a good enough word to describe our wedding week at El Taj. The condos themselves are beautiful, impeccably clean, nicely furnished including kitchen appliances/flat wear/tools, and very comfortable and welcoming. The staff is what makes this place great as well. It starts with the booking, if you have questions call the reservations department, they are very knowledgable of all the condos and which would work best for your trip. Then from check in to check out the staff (front desk, bell boys, maintenance, everyone that works here) was so willing to help with everything we needed - I was the bride, so trust me I needed a lot and they helped out and provided every time with a smile to boot. The breakfast included at either Indigo or Imprevist are delicious and available at convenient times. Overall, it was a great stay and a great week. Many of our family and friends want to go back again. Thanks El Taj for the great week.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Condohotels, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear galerfest,
First of all, congratulations on your wedding! We are so happy that you had a beautiful wedding with us and that you and all of your guests enjoyed your entire stay at El Taj. It's always such a compliment to us knowing that we helped create such a special experience. Thank you again for your kind comments and we hope to see you back, perhaps for your first anniversary at El Taj.

Kind Regards,
Jack Perlman
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New Orleans
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Of the three pillars of an excellent vacation rental: service, luxury, proximity; el Taj gets 10 stars.

One note: if arriving from Cozumel, have the address handy. El taj is exclusive, so many drivers are unfamiliar:

On to the praise!
First- the staff are all fantastic! Milly checked us in and was so incredibly kind despite our haggard (backpacker) appearance.

The condos are directly in the center of all of the playa action, but exclusive and private. Really the best of both worlds!!

Most of all, I appreciated the Eco-consciousness of the property and commitment to local (in country) producers of local bath products. Ultimate conscious luxury, for a fair price.

The rest of the stay was just as welcoming and superb!

Our condo was well worth the price! If only we never had to leave!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Condohotels, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear NOLAura504,
We genuinely appreciate your wonderful comments and we are thrilled you had a great stay with us during your vacation to Playa del Carmen. You are right! Our location is super prime with easy beach access and the best dining, shopping and entertainment options right around the corner. We are also glad that you felt warmly greeted by Milly and had top notch service from the rest of our staff as well. We hope that you will return back soon!

Kind Regards,
Jack Perlman
Owner, Managing Director
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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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