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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a really great condo and it is in a perfect Location. We stayed for 28 days in 202 surf and it was just like the pictures2 bed 2 bath with stainless steel appliances. the grounds are perfectly kept and the staff were all great and helpful. we booked thru Bric Rentals and we would not recommend using them...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off I want people to know this may sound crazy but trust me this review is 100 percent accurate. We stayed coral 102 March 4-11 2017. Family of 5 adults and we had no hot water for the whole week. Not just the hot water heater didnt work very good 0 the whole week . We had to boil...

Thank doug d
Reviewed 1 week ago

After looking around for a place in Playa Del Carmen, I came across this condo. It was perfect for my group of 8. It had 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and a sleeper futon. The condo is 2 stories and it has an amazing balcony patio overlooking the pool and ocean. You can even see Cozumel. We loved the patio...

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Aurora, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe the place is less than 10 years old and it has serious wear. tiles missing, water seems to work better at different times.(sometimes no hot, sometimes no pressure) elevator stopped working numerous times, lights flashed on and off. The music from the discos two street over goes on all night.(starts after 10 and goes until 4 am) the...

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got back from a week in Playa del Carmen having stayed at El Faro in Reef 403. My 3 stars are based on the overall experience and should not be a reflection of the property itself. Pros: Reef 403 is a lovely unit. 2 bed... 2 bath. Immaculately clean. Beautifully decorated. Fully appointed. Everything we could possibly need...

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Mahomet, IL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in El Faro Residences Surf 208. The 2nd floor condo has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms The 3 bedrooms with bathrooms attached were spacious as were the bathrooms. The 4th bedroom was smaller and off the kitchen. We used it as our grandsons room. The air conditioning in every room was wonderful. There are 2 different balconies, 1...

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Chaska, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I rented Surf 304 for a week and thought that El Faro was a great complex in a great location. Temps in the mid to upper 80s. Pros- clean, quiet complex and one block to Fifth avenue for eating, shopping and coffee. Felt very safe and our condo unit had everything we needed. No issues with noise....

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St. Paul, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice unit, no Wi Fi which meant we had to go downstairs.I have my own business so it was very inconvenient. When we arrived in our room the property rep could not get the safe to program so she gave us the key to use and she assured us that there was only one key. 3 days later I went...

1Thank DENISEF499110
Omaha, NE
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a week with our two kids- ages 2 and 6 months. We had Coral 104, which was a ground level walk out unit with three bedrooms. The pool was fantastic. The kids loved it and there were plenty of chairs. The view from the room was amazing. We rented through Carribean Beach Properties and they did...

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Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were in Coral 102, on the ground floor. Walkout to a patio with the pool just beyond. It was perfect for 6 of us. Bars, restaurants and Walmart in easy walking distance. It was a little crazy on New Years eve with packed streets, our airport transfer had to park 5 blocks away.

Thank Lorhs

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: €214 - €387 (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 Riviera Maya, Mexico - Playa Del Carmen
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“rooms in surf have view of sunrise”
 of 5 bubbles oilers99, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get your property management reps phone number. The front desk doesn't help as the condos are individually owned.”
 of 5 bubbles jamescN3066OO, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I would choose a room on the reef side for less noise”
 of 5 bubbles michelleg57, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms nearest the front desk would appear to be noisy due to next door”
 of 5 bubbles mikecM4622JK, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book Ocean Front rooms, the other side will noisy from the street”
 of 5 bubbles yugithecat, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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