Ines Munoz De Baena

Hotel Esencia

Mayan Riviera, Mexico

by: Ines Munoz De Baena

  • Why

    Holiday

  • When

    January

  • Who

    My family and me

Highs + Lows

  • The staff is super friendly.

  • The beach. There isn’t anything nearby...it’s almost as if the hotel owns the beach.

  • The homey feeling.

  • The food needs to be improved, nothing super special.

: 43/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Timeless, sophisticated and luxurious boutique hotel on the beach. The attention to detail makes you feel like you are at a private villa on a pristine beach.

  • Vibe

    Chic and timeless sophistication yet very very homey.

  • Location

    Off the grid, far enough from Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

  • Rooms

    29 rooms and 2 pool villas.

  • Music

    The playlists were carefully curated by Michel Gaubert, famous French DJ known for setting the tunes for top fashion shows.

  • Year Opened

    The current management took over in 2014, but the property dates back to the days of Rosa Rodoqanaqui.

  • Designed By

    It was previously the home of the duchess of Ferrari, Rosa Rodoqanaqui, who designed the villa.

  • Pool/Gym

    2 pools and a fully equipped spa/gym with everything that you might need to continue your workout routine while on holiday.

  • Restaurant

    International food and Mexican dishes cooked with locally sourced ingredients.

  • Bar

    They have a great juice bar overlooking the ocean next to the pool. The Resaga Smoothie is the best one for a midday snack.

  • Minibar

    Mexican delicacies: fried plantains, Mexican fruit roll up, chocolate, organic chewing gum and other munchies.

  • Wifi

    Great connection & it's free.

  • Children

    Yes, they will have a blast. There are different activities for children.

  • Price

    Expensive luxury

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