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Chaska, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

My wife and I spent eight days at El Faro Room Surf 308. The room was spacious, clean and very nice. The buildings are very close to the beach and pools. Everything is close by and convenient from shops to restaurants and so on. The view to the ocean and pool was great. Beach was nice for ocean swimming with... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We are here now about half way through our vacation. My husband and I are here with our fourteen year old daughter and her friend. We are on the Reef side #202. The location is perfect. Beach is beautiful. Pool is very nice although missing some small tiles. Staff works very hard to keep up the facility and the beach.... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Unit sleeps 10. We had 6 people each couple had their own bathroom. Great location right on the beach. Highly recommend this place! Close to night clubs but far enough you don't hear it in the unit. Beautiful pool and beach. Next trip brining the kids. Lots to do here.

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Chico, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

The views from this condo were amazing! The wrap around deck gives you the best views of the pool area and down both sides of the beach. To the south there is now a wall there from the hotel next door which is newly built this last fall but you can walk out to one area of the patio that... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Two couples stayed in Coral 205 for a week; we had the junior bdrm. The tiles at the front door are broken and the place looks tired. The twin beds were lumpy/saggy and should have been replaced 10- yrs ago. The sheets were so thin you could see-through them and the pillows were hard like bundles of hay. The TV... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2016

My husband and I spend our second winter vacation at el Faro 203 Reef (Our twelfth time in Playa del Carmen). The location is amazing...everything you could possibly want or need is at your doorstep. We've rented through Bric Vacation Rentals for at least eight years now and we wouldn't dream of renting from any other agency. The owners of... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We stayed at El Faro in Reef 204 from Feb 14 to Feb 25 2016. We had 5 adults in total staying in the condo. Here's the pros and cons in our opinion/experience: Pros: - the condo itself was very roomy and clean. - housekeeping services were very good - the condo was cleaned every second day - good kitchen... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Our family of 4 (two adults, 2 late teens) stayed a week in the El Faro couples in Unit Surf 404. The unit has two bedrooms (one with a king, one with 2 twins), two and a half baths, a living room/kitchen and a nice balcony with an ocean view. The unit was stocked with everything we needed to cook.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Recently spent a week at El Faro. Stayed in Reef 402, a 2 bedroom on the top floor. The El Faro complex: Though starting to show a bit of age they do a fantastic job keeping the common areas, grounds, pool and beach area in great condition. Lots of uniformed staff, working very long hours, always working hard to keep... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2016

El Faro is a beautiful condo resort right on the beach but a block from 5th Avenue. The sand is soft, the pool is gorgeous, the people are friendly and helpful, but be sure to get a condo unit facing the pool as the street side can be extremely noisy. Our 2 units, 301 Coral and 401 Surf, were well... More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our beautiful exclusive condominium property is nestled in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, and perfectly situated right on the beach. Our 65 suites have a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room area. The complex is comprised of three buildings, Reef, Coral and Surf, with one, two and three bedroom suites. These individually owned condominiums are spacious and each offers its own distinct style. Owners and guests enjoy our expansive pool, or basking in the sun on our beach front lounge chairs. Enjoy the view from your balcony; the impressive colours of the Caribbean Sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residences El Faro

Address: 10th Street, Between 1st Avenue And the Beach | on the beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Encanto El Faro)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: RM907 - RM2,650 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Residences El Faro 4*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Encanto El Faro Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Residences El Faro Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Riviera Maya
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“We had no problem with noise during the night from the clubs or the beach area.”
 of 5 bubbles patriciagM384PN, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Coral 103 is nicer than coral 104”
 of 5 bubbles sdfamilyof5, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I like the building called "Coral" as it faces straight to the ocean. But there also are views from Reef and Surf buildings .”
 of 5 bubbles C_C_W402, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“El Faro Reef number 403”
 of 5 bubbles sambT5687PM, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms that we saw had great ocean views - the third and forth floors even more spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles TerryK330, 11 May 2016 | Read review
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