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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

My husband and I and another couple booked Unit 308 at El Taj after hearing about it from friends. It was perfect...king sized beds in each bedroom, beautifully done with all the comforts of home, and the most gorgeous setting imaginable. From coffee on the terrace in the morning overlooking the pool and gardens, to the beach club right in front of us in the afternoon, to dinner on 5th Avenue (2 blocks away) in the evening, there was nothing more we could have asked for. By the way, it was also immaculate with great maid service. Perfect, perfect place in Playa! We will book again.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Austin502
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

I just stayed at El Taj with 5 of my friends for a birthday celebration. It is a fantastic alternative to the resort setting. The location is just amazing-right in the heart of playa and on the beach. They make everything so easy for you. When you book, you can see pictures of the indiviual units (and the pictures are true respresentations.) We had a penthouse unit which is a fantastic option because you get your own large patio (with BBQ if you like to cook on vacation - we prefer to have someone do it for us and being right in playa gives you unlimited restaurant options.) It rained most of one of the days and we hung out under our rooftop palapa and had a ball. By our request, they did some groceries for us so that we didn't have to worry about it when we got there. Beach chairs and Bali beds were always available. Service and food at Indigo Beach Club was incredible. The gym is the nicest I've seen in any of my travels. I would definitely recommend El Taj !

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank voycontodo
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

Stayed in 343 with my wife and child. El Taj is very chic, almost has a boutique feel to it. The gardens throughout are wonderful and the lighting at night makes the hotel look like a piece of art. The rooms are far better than any hotel, we had a two bedroom with a full kitchen. The location is unreal, two minutes from the clubs and 5th ave, we walked every night. The beach is nice but there are a lot of boats parked along the shore. There is a restaurant in the condo so I would recommend breakfast and lunch as it is reasonably priced. Great for couples wanting to get away. Beds are firm so if you like them soft beware. If you like the mega resorts with lots to do this place is not for you. If you want quiet, pieceful, tranquil (spa like feel to it) than this is the place for you, just be ready to entertain yourself. We loved it so much we would buy the unit if we could afford it!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

Stayed here for a long weekend, couldn't have asked for better. Stayed in Unit 355, beautiful 1 bedroom with fantastic private balcony on 3rd floor with beautiful views of the ocean. Very quiet at night even though it is right beside all the nightlife. Gardens are beautiful and the location is right on the beach which is just gorgeous. The pools are fabulous with the spa/jacuzzi seats in the upper pool which overlooks the pool and ocean, Incredible. The staff are very accommodating with lovely beachside restaurant with good food and good prices.
Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank ceeryweery
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

El Taj has it all. I'll begin with their excellent location ~ directly on the beach and in the heart of playa del carmen close to great restaurants, activities, shops and bar/clubs. Once you walk inside the grounds of El Taj you feel like you are in a different world with materials brought in from Bali , an amazing infiniti pool and plants lining the terraces. The service is outstanding. Beach club includes a variety of lounge chairs (the most comfortable style i must add), sitting areas and palapas. Beach service is provided by Indigo Blue (their beach club/restaurant). Try their amazing pineapple cured tuna ceviche with homeade beet chips. The construction is amazing ~ once you are in your residence it is completely silent ~ i slept so well. I also felt very safe as they have security 24/7.
It was simply perfect.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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