El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

4 stars
1st Avenue North corner 16th Bis Street, Playa del Carmen, 77710
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
11 reviews
Great Hotel

My recent stay at El Taj was excellent, its a great location if you want to be close to... See full review

  • SSM1
  • Aug 11, 2014
amazing

perfect hotel, great location, good food, wonderful staff, we'll came back again! See full review

  • shlomit abergel
  • Aug 7, 2014
Located in front of the beach, El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condohotel offers a stay right on the beach or in the tranquility of lush tropical greenery - your choice! At El Taj Oceanfront, every condo not only faces the beach, but also an incredible heated pool with water cascades and an aqua spa with water massage chairs overlooking the sea. At El Taj Beachside, you will be surrounded by tropical foliage, ponds with colorful fish and cascading water fountains and a heated black mosaic infinity pool & jacuzzi. Best of all guests get to use the amenities of both properties, including our own complimentary beach club and complimentary fitness club, gourmet restaurant and spa.

Located in the premier zone, the famous pedestrian 5th Avenue with its outdoor restaurants, boutique stores, cafes and bars is just 2 blocks away.

El Taj Oceanfront and Beachside Condohotels are designed in smooth, soft waves that harmoniously blend into the local landscape, covered by palapa roofs, with elegant Bali-inspired design throughout. This is a truly unique property, which was recently featured, among others, in The New York Times, USA Today, Ocean Home Magazine, Elite Traveler, Caribbean Living, Caribbean Travel + Life, and many other prestigious publications.

El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel Rooms

Two Bedroom Suite
Two Bedroom offers 1 King & 2 Twins / 1 King & 1 Queen with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, clothes dryer, color TV, DVD player, ensuite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, toaster, valet service, video player, voice-mail and washing machine. The spectacular beachside facing view from your personal balcony terrace includes overlooking the most beautiful swimming pool in all of Playa del Carmen along with a spa, and luscious tropical gardens. Just a few steps from the entrance lies the crystal blue Caribbean and sugar-fine beach for which Playa is world famous.
Three Bedroom Penthouse and Three Bedroom Penthouse Ocanview
Three Bedroom Penthouse offers 1 king, 1 Queen & 2 Twins with air conditioning.Three bedroom two bath corner units with rooftop garden, party ready patio with jacuzzi, fully equipped barbeque and fridge, with panoramic views of the turquoise caribbean Sea. Beautifully landscaped with luminous pool, this premiere, intimate property is steps away from the white sand beach and vibrant 5th avenue where people not cars can enjoy the famed walkway lined with great restaurants, shops and relaxed bars.

Three Bedroom Penthouse Oceanview offers 1 King, 1 Queen & 2 Twins / 2 King & 2 Twins. Penthouse with spectacular Ocean Views from the private roof terrace. This penthouse offers access to its own private rooftop playground equipped with a large outdoor Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, and outdoor kitchen including a stainless steel professional BBQ grill.
Three Bedroom Premium Oceanview
Three Bedroom Premium Oceanview offers 2 King & 2 Twins with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, clothes dryer, color TV, DVD player, ensuite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, toaster, valet service, video player, voice-mail and washing machine. Penthouse with spectacular Ocean Views from the private roof terrace and outdoor Jacuzzi.
Two Bedroom Partial Ocean View
Two Bedroom Partial Ocean View offers 1 King & 2 Twins with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, clothes dryer, color TV, DVD player, ensuite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, toaster, valet service, video player, voice-mail and washing machine. 2 bedroom unit features partial ocean view and is surrounded by multiple terraces (one for each room) with lounge chairs and an outdoor dinner table. Room offers Living Room & Kitchen, Flat Screen TV's throughout.
Two Bedroom Penthouse
Two Bedroom Penthouse offers 1 King & 2 Twins / 1 King & 1 Queen with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, clothes dryer, color TV, DVD player, ensuite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, toaster, valet service, video player, voice-mail and washing machine. Penthouse with partial Ocean Views from the private roof terrace, adjacent to El Taj oceanfront, with the same oceanfront amenities. Luxury 2 bedroom 2 Bath Penthouse Condo with high end exotic decor featuring, daily maid and linen service, on-site concierge, fully stocked kitchen.
Two Bedroom Penthouse Oceanview
Two Bedroom Penthouse Oceanview offers 1 King & 2 Twins with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, clothes dryer, color TV, DVD player, ensuite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, toaster, valet service, video player, voice-mail and washing machine. Penthouse with spectacular Ocean Views from the private roof terrace. This unit offers comfort, space and luxury with a large semi circular living room and open floor plan with separate dining area and a dining table that can accommodate 6 people. Enjoy modern appliances of the gourmet kitchen with a center island that separates the living room from the dining area.
One Bedroom
One Bedroom offers 1 King with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, clothes dryer, color TV, DVD player, ensuite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, toaster, valet service, video player, voice-mail and washing machine. Exclusive condo hotels in Playa del Carmen Mexico Luxury 1 bedroom 1 bath Condo. A sofa bed in the living room can be used for additional guests. The entrance to the beautifully landscaped development leads to an enchanting koi pond with a wooden bridge leading to the entrance of the condo. Exquisite mosaic jacuzzi and pool are on the doorstep, with the Caribbean less than 50 yards away.
One Bedroom Partial Ocean View
One Bedroom Partial Ocean View offers 1 King with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, clothes dryer, color TV, DVD player, ensuite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, toaster, valet service, video player, voice-mail and washing machine. This unit features an oversize bedroom with dramatic floor-to-ceiling curved windows. The bathroom even has a super-sized shower big enough for two adults. This unit offers comfort, space and luxury with a unique semi circular living room with Balinese accents that makes the living room elegantly sophisticated, without losing the tropical feel.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

20.6277 -87.0701
Area served
Playa del Carmen.
Nearby airports
Cancun International Airport.
Area description
Located in the premier zone, the famous pedestrian 5th Avenue with its outdoor restaurants, boutique stores, cafes and bars is just 2 blocks away.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
4.7
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.9
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.7

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mary Tu Temper
Louisville, KY
Jun 7, 2012

My First Visit to Mexico

We had a wonderful time. The accomodations were lovely. Condos & grounds are immaculate. It is right around the corner from the beach. Indigo Beach Club is a real gem. Staff is very courteous & helpful. Will definitely be returning & staying at the EL Taj again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you want a good lobster or steak dinner, go to the Blue Lobster restaurant. The food is wonderful & so is the service.

Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
badger12
eagle idaho
Jun 25, 2012

i went back, i will be back

for us the location is great...perhaps prettier beaches in cancun but way too many big hotels. playa still has some personal feel. both on the 5th ave shopping and the people. hotel is located on the water but close to all the action, be in shopping or loud night clubbing. the local fishing fleet are anchored of the hotel beach. some do not like, i like the activity and energy the fishermen and their clientele bring to the beach. not the best beach as for extensive body surfing but sitting on the beach enjoying the beachside dining is excellent. if want to body surf go down a litlle . the staff, from owner on down are excellent. they try and really do want to help

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sp. break
Illinois
Jul 25, 2012

Very Nice

Took the family for spring break. Great small hotel with big hotel feel. Never had to fight for a seat at the beach or pool side. You can walk to everything in town, shopping dinning, morning coffee, car rental 1 block away. Rooms are well maintained and clean. Great breakfast and lunch on the beach. I will be going back. Staff is super helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk south on the beach to a great casual place for dinner on the beach with live music every night.

Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
honeywhatscook
New York, NY
Mar 6, 2013

Excellent, awesome location, luxury!

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed at and I'm so picky about my hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is less than a 2-3 minute walk.

Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Blue Wolf
Northridge, California
Apr 5, 2013

Impressive

We spent 4 nights at the Hotel and we had a exceptional pleasant stay. Everything exceeded our expectations. Location is a must. Walking distance from 5th Avenue and even though the clubs close by play loudly music, the acoustic of the place blocked the noise very nicely. Breakfast buffet was fantastic. Plenty of choices and well done. I can't wait to go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
shlomit abergel
israel
Aug 7, 2014

amazing

perfect hotel, great location, good food, wonderful staff, we'll came back again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SSM1
Miami
Aug 11, 2014

Great Hotel

My recent stay at El Taj was excellent, its a great location if you want to be close to everything. Great service, staff is super friendly and accommodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WisconsinTraveler
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Feb 4, 2014

Beautiful Place!

The staff was very accommodating! We were in a king room and we had plenty of space for our two week vacation, nice to have a little space. The staff at Indigo beach club were great. The only problem some may have with the beach was all the boats were tied up right in front. I enjoyed watching the activity but not great if you want to easily excess the water. The pools were very cool but not great for lounging. The place is very pretty and great location, out the the front on the beach out the back only steps from great restaurants/shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Peter194
New York, NY, USA
Feb 22, 2012

great condo, services, staff and location

Staying in El Taj and the other two Condo Hotels Playa group is having the best of both worlds, a resort like setting away off from the hustle and bustle of the town center but within a five minute walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

5th Avenida between 26 and 30th Sts is almost all Italian expat restaurants, with reasonably good food at reasonable prices at all levels, simple to grander. The Cave of the Monkey restaurant, out a bit further from 5th has undoubtedly the best real Mexican food in Playa.

Review of El Taj Ocean Front and Beach Side Condo Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sloane Ranger
Atlanta
Jun 4, 2012

A++++

Beautiful amenities, super friendly and service oriented staff. Gorgeous penthouse!!!! location is great, the only disadvantage is that there are 2 night clubs near by so it can be noise at times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Oh Cacao (cajeta frappe's are delicious), Xachte for Mayan food, the restaurant at the hotel El Faro is very good (a few steps away from el Taj), breakfast at el Taj (Indigo beach club) has the best views and service

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