Travelers’ Choice 2013 Winner – Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Mexico
US News Best Hotels 2013 - #9 Best Playa del Carmen Hotels
Fodor's Choice - El Taj Condo Hotel
2 BEDROOM CONDO w/JACUZZI
Master Bedroom ~ the bed was so elevated that I literally had to jump up and climb in.
Full Master Bathroom
the heavenly Coconut Body Lotion + loved the open storage bathroom space for my girly items.
1 Norte Esquina Calle 14 North
77710 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
(Near 5th Avenue)
El Taj Oceanfront Condo Hotel
at least 4 nights
VERDICT: 4.5 / 5
The way this condo hotel is designed, all the one bedrooms are on the ground floor and supposedly they offer a partial ocean view, however to my dismay, I didn't quite think this to be the case. Once we arrived we were given a one bedroom partial ocean view which is what we paid for, however there was no view of the ocean. Within 5 minutes my husband and I went to the front desk and requested a room with a “partial ocean view.” Since they were fully booked they weren't able to accommodate us at the moment, however the next day they did upgrade us to a 2 bedroom room with a partial ocean view and a Jacuzzi. Although I was grateful, it was an inconvenience to change rooms. Aside from the mishap, everything else at El Taj was perfection. Very highly recommended!
Pros: Centrally located. Less than a 5 minute walk from Avenida 5 (downtown). Easy beach access. Beautiful hotel. Beautiful luxury Rooms/Bathrooms. Fully Furnished Condos. Filtered Water provided. EXCELLENT Customer Service. Friendly Dining Staff. Buffet Breakfast included in room rate. Hotel plans fun activities most nights.
Cons: One Bedroom Condos barely have a partial ocean view – talk to the hotel directly before booking. 2 or 3 Bedroom Condos are the best options. We were given a room without a partial ocean view although we paid for a partial ocean view this was fixed after a day. Small swimming pools. Hotel can be noisy since they do offer live music a couple nights a week, this didn't bother me though.
TELL ME: Have you been to Riviera Maya? What are some of your hotel recommendations?
I loved the entrance of this place - very Zen 🙂 and although you guys had to change room, the view was spectacular. Loved the collection of adult beverage on that table.
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
This is making me want to go to Mexico even more! Looks beautiful.
@Dixya - you are right, it has a very Zen feel. I totally missed that in my review. Gorgeous hotel.. yes, loved the adult bevs too, but we had enough outside. 🙂
@Bianca - Yeah, it is a gorgeous resort, I loved it and would definitely return to the same resort.
@devorele - thanks!
Good place and nice interior photos!
Thanks for sharing!
Farjana Rahaman says
I absolutely love the outdoor patio area on this home.
I think when you live in a beautiful place like that or Coeur d’Alene where I’m from it’s really important your real estate has opportunities for you
to enjoy the outdoors! Great listing!
Thanks Farjana.. it was a beautiful stay, definitely a must do when in Playa del Carmen. Coeur d'Alene sounds so exotic, had no clue it's in Idaho. Wow, sounds so French.