First of all, it is true that the beach is not the best. There are boats right in front, but you can walk a short distance and they aren't in the way. The service at the beach was excellent!
Secondly, I saw people complaining about the noise. It is also true that at night, if you are outside on your deck, you can hear the music from 5th Avenue. However, it is also the perfect location to go bar hopping, shopping and feel completely safe to walk home in the middle of the night. You can't have it both ways. We wanted to enjoy the night life and happening spots of Playa del Carmen, so this was perfect! We spent a few days afterward in Cancun at a resort with a beautiful beach, so we got the best of both worlds.
The condos were 1st class and very spacious! The people working there were very customer oriented and helpful. The front desk workers had a lot of knowledge about things to do and where to eat, etc.
My only complaint was that we booked two penthouses, both on the 3rd floor. We expected to be able to walk back and forth to each other, but there are two separate buildings, and even though our friends were directly across from us, the only way to get to their condo was to go down 3 flights of stairs and back up 3 flights of stairs. I wish the website had a map of the rooms before we booked, so we could have avoided this. Also, the elevator was broken the whole time we were there, which made it more difficult.
We would definitely book these condos again if we come back to Playa del Carmen. From what I saw, there wasn't any other hotels this close without being dumpy ones in town.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- El Taj Oceanfront And Beachside Condo Hotel
- El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen