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Ocean front, largest 1BR on beach at El Taj Ocean, Luxury Condo Hotel

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Condo/Apartment
El Taj Ocean is the most spectacular 5 star property in Playa del Carmen. Located on the beach in the Premier Zone, it is an architectural gem with spectacular views of the beach and water. El Taj Ocean offers guests its own beach club, Asi Beach (formerly Indigo Beach Club), and free use of The Gym, located in Porto Playa (1.5 blocks away). Suite 341 is the largest 1 bedroom condo closest to the beach, and the only unit to have a large, private balcony off the master bedroom. You will have views of the Gulf and beach from the living room, kitchen, bedroom and 2 private balconies. Guests get free beach chairs at our private Beach Club (Asi Beach) and free use of the facilities at The Gym located 1.5 block away at our sister property, Porto Playa Condo Hotel. El Taj Ocean has a fu...El Taj Ocean is the most spectacular 5 star property in Playa del Carmen. Located on the beach in the Premier Zone, it is an architectural gem with spectacular views of the beach and water. El Taj Ocean offers guests its own beach club, Asi Beach (formerly Indigo Beach Club), and free use of The Gym, located in Porto Playa (1.5 blocks away). Suite 341 is the largest 1 bedroom condo closest to the beach, and the only unit to have a large, private balcony off the master bedroom. You will have views of the Gulf and beach from the living room, kitchen, bedroom and 2 private balconies. Guests get free beach chairs at our private Beach Club (Asi Beach) and free use of the facilities at The Gym located 1.5 block away at our sister property, Porto Playa Condo Hotel. El Taj Ocean has a full kitchen with full size appliances, coffee maker, microwave, blender, dishes, cookware, utensils, etc. Washer and dryer in unit. Marble floors, flat screen televisions, DVD player, stereo system, wireless internet, daily maid service, airconditioned and ceiling fans, concierge and many other ammenities available. IPod Stereo system in living room - just bring your IPod or IPad (IPad's need connecttion cord) Large bathroom with marble sinks and floors. Boutique condo/hotel is 1.5 blocks from 5th Avenue, and 2 blocks south of Constituyentes on Calle 14.We do offer similar condos for rent in Playa del Carmen and we have listed a sampling of them on VRBO. Just send us an inquiry from any of our listings and indicate how many bedrooms you are looking for. These properties include #8589164 in Magia Beachside 2 bedroom 2 bath, ocean views #4308111 in El Taj Ocean 1 bedroom 1 bath, ocean views #9762366 in El Taj Ocean 3 bedroom 3 bath with ocean views, private jacuzzi #9762371 in El Taj Ocean 2 bedroom 2 bath with partial ocean view and private jacuzzi #9762368 in El Taj Ocean 2 bedroom 2 bath with partial ocean view and private jacuzzi #9762378 in El Taj Ocean 2 bedroom 2 bath with ocean view and private jacuzzi #9762380 in El Taj Ocean2 bedroom 2 bath with ocean view and private jacuzzi #4307970 in Porto Playa 2 bedroom 2 bath overlooking pools and gardens #9762372 in Maya Villa 3 bedroom 3 bath penthouse with partial ocean view from private rooftop
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
There is an additional $8 per day resort fee
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
laura c
Hosting since July 2009
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsEl Taj Ocean is a condo hotel property. Guests will check-in at the 24 hour front desk and pick up keys. Not all condos in Playa provide all of the following. El Taj Ocean provides: Bath towels (changed daily) Beach towels Soap (Bathroom, laundry, and kitchen), shampoo and conditioner Quality linens for beds 5 gallon water bottles and water cooler Coffee maker with sugar, coffee filters, etc. 24 hour staffed front desk and security Concierge Pools and Aqua Spa Private balconies Private jacuzzis (2, 3, and 4 bedroom condos) Beach club with towel attendants and food/beverage service Complimentary parking in garage Daily maid service Stocked kitchen: stove, refrigerator, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster oven, silverware, cookware

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Reviews (24)
Andrea H
Andrea H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
GOLDEN! 🙌🏼
This place is just PERFECTION! I went for my bday on October 2020. I just have to say that this place is just A+++... I can start w Eduardo ( the booking agent ) he went above and beyond expectations. The minute the you step in to this paradise, is just Wowwww. From the guy the help you w the baggage, the location, food, management team, housekeeping team, servers... are just Amazing!!! From now on, this will be one of my top. places to spend time w family, or business or gatherings w friends. The servers at the pool they are so hospitable. Amazing location, pictures-selfie paradise 😉. Cleanliness A+. Lithai and Antonio from reservations thank you for the amazing service and surprise bday... Thank you so much Jose Luis for ur hospitality and professionalism 🙏🏼🙌🏼 You have an amazing team and gorgeous property. Every one went Above and beyond expectations 🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I will see guys again in February ☀️
Visited October 2020
Written January 18, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

barnesje
barnesje
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love this place!
We loved our luxury condo #341 at El Taj. Everything was top of the line....the decor, the super comfy king size bed & fantastic kitchen! We had beautiful views of the ocean as we sat outside our condo enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine as the sun set. The staff was amazing! They answered every question & helped us with reservations from chartering a fishing boat to dining at the best restaurants. El Taj is only a block away from Fifth Ave. with plenty of shopping, night clubs & great restaurants. We can't wait to go back to Playa, El Taj & especially unit #341
Visited October 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written October 28, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Megdalin
Megdalin
Denver, CO15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can't wait to go back!
El Taj is beautiful! It is right on the beach and offers free beach chairs and umbrellas. The Indigo Beach Club is the restaurant attached to El Taj and has great food and FANTASTIC drinks! We especially enjoyed the grande margaritas on the beach :) This unit has a wonderful view and a fabulous balcony off the master bedroom for having drinks/snacks before dinner. The staff is fantastic and everything is kept in pristine condition. Checking in and out is a breeze. El Taj is right by 5th avenue so after you've had your fill of sun and sand you can walk around 5th, get dinner, etc. We are already making plans to return with a group of friends who, after hearing us talk about it, are almost as excited as we are!!
Visited March 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written March 26, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cam -:- Denver
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Vacation
My wife and I recently stayed two nights in unit 341 at the El Taj Oceanfront. This unit was beautiful! The white, sandy beach is literally about 20 steps from the front door. It was clean and very well decorated. The view from the living room looks out past the pool to the ocean. There is a very large private belcony off the master bedroom that offers a quiet spot for coffee in the morning. The staff at El Taj were extremely nice and very accommodating. If you are looking for a very clean, well-kept, relaxing unit that is on the beach, I would highly recommend you stay here.
Visited March 2014
Written March 14, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

wirepass
wirepass
East Hampstead, NH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our 16th stay in Playa del Carmen...and our best ever.
We have been to Playa del Carmen 16 times. The first 15, at wonderful All-Inclusive Resorts. This time we wanted to try something different for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. WOW, were we surprised!! We spent 12 days at El Taj. The property is on the beach and only 1 block away from the busy 5th Avenue. Our check-in went smoothly. The property was lovely and well maintained. Our unit #341 was just what we were looking for. It was nicely decorated and provided all of the amenities and conveniences to satisfy our needs. The management was professional and very responsive to our every request. The highlight of our stay was having the complimentary use of the Indigo Beach Club, just in-front of the property. If you want to relax comfortably under Balinese umbrellas with your toes in the sand, or spend your time in a beach chair with waiter service, then this is the place for you. The outstanding service from the entire staff went beyond excellent. Thanks to all of you, you are not only professional and efficient...but warm and kind, and you made us feel very special. We were so impressed with our entire experience. We would like to mention Hugo, and Daniel for the personal attention that they gave us through out our entire stay. We will see you again amigos! As we will definitely return. George and Kathy
Visited August 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written August 18, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

beachwoodman
beachwoodman
St. George, UT147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Chic tranquility
The worst thing about staying at El Taj Oceanside, is that you'll have to leave it when your vacation is over. The condo/hotel is beautiful, both inside and out in a modern, chic way. The open air center hallway which divides the property in half and runs from the front of the hotel to the back and beach, is filled with beautiful plants, flowers and even tiny ponds with fish. At the back of El Taj is a very small but gorgeous two level pool (the top level is a jacuzzi and the bottom is the swimming area). After that, you're on the beach, about thirty seconds from your room! Pretty convenient, eh? The rooms are actually suites, with a bedroom/s, large living room/kitchen/eating area and a bathroom/s. We had a one bedroom one bathroom unit. The rooms are decorated very stylishly in a contempory fashion and are quite spacious. There is, of course, no such thing as a perfect place for everybody, as people have different tastes and needs. Some reviewers have complained about the beach, which, while it has soft white sand, is rather shallow, with a big dropoff. Also, there is usually about a half dozen fishing boats docked there, so it may not be totally ideal spot to wade into the ocean. However, you only have to go over about 50 yards in either direction to clear the boats and the beach extends for probably at least a mile, with no restrictions as to where you can go. We really did not mind the boats being there at all. The Indigo Beach Club is basically attached to the hotel and they provide not only food and drinks, but padded chairs and even beds for you to relax on at the beach. They serve a delicious buffet breakfast daily, which includes you choice of egg dishes, fresh juice, coffee, pastries, fresh fruit and almost everything you could want. It was included in our package, but even at $12 per person, it is still a fair deal. El Taj is a comfy, serene, peaceful place, rather than a raucous or rowdy one. Even the music they play is soft jazz or romantic pop, rather than loud techno, rap or rock that some other hotels have blasting from their speakers. There seemd to be very few if any single people staying there. mostly couples or families. El Taj was pretty much perfect for us and our wants and needs. It is also very close to almost all the restaurants and shops that you might want to see. Most places were about a five minute walk from the hotel, with the farthest being about ten minutes. IIt also seemed very safe wherever we went. We would go back to El Taj in a minute and would highly recommend it to others.
Visited November 2012 Travelled as a couple
Written December 3, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

barnesje
barnesje
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best Time Ever
El Taj Ocean is just breaktaking. It's tropical, lush and the view of the ocean is amazing. Laura helped us book the large one bedroom and it was perfect for us. She was so helpful and answered every question. The Indigo Beach Club is right on the property and offers lots of amenities such as a great food and awesome drinks. The service is fantastic. Talk about being waited on hand and foot! This is the place -from getting our lounge chairs, umbrellas, towels, food & drinks to recommending a good place for dinner. Fifth Avenue is the happening place especially at night. There were fun places to eat and drink as well as shop. Can't wait to go back. Best time ever!
Visited November 2012 Travelled with friends
Written November 8, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mcw1000
mcw1000
Oakland, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous
Everything was perfect. The location, the staff, the food... My favorite thing was having cocktails on the beach under our own umbrella. The condo is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It was great to be able to make snacks in our own kitchen. And I loved the rock floor in the shower! I want to do that in my home shower.
Visited July 2011 Travelled as a couple
Written August 1, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I am so glad you and your husband enjoyed your stay. Please come visit us again! Laura Leli Carmine drlauraleli@gmail.com 630-664-3904 My promises to you: 1. I respond to all emails within hours. 2. I want you to have the right property for your needs and desires even if it means renting you another unit (not ours) in any of our 5 properties: Porto Playa, El Taj Ocean, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa or Villas Sacbe, or someone else’s property 3. I will be honest with you on any and all questions you may have. My goal is for you to have a fabulous experience and come back again. 4. We are committed to getting you the best rate we possibly can and can match the Property Management’s rate on all units in all 5 properties.
Written July 31, 2011. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chi-Town Chicas -:- Chicago
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous Girls Getaway
El Taj Ocean was the ideal place for a beach getaway with my friends. The best feature of this condo is its breathtaking view of the ocean. The crystal clear Caribbean waters of Playa Del Carmen greeted us each morning as we drank our coffee on the patio. Each day we relaxed on the beach in luxurious lounge chairs, and even beds, while the staff attended all our needs (drinks, snacks, umbrellas, lunch, and even cleaned our sunglasses). Condo #341 has every upscale amenity and is located just steps from the aqua spa. This is a perfect spot to enjoy a late afternoon dip in the pool, snack or cocktail. At night, we were only 2 blocks from 5th avenue where we found a bevy of delicious restaurants (our favorite was Carboncitas) and retail shops. Overall, condo #341 at El Taj Ocean is an amazing destination for anyone looking to take a 5-star beach vacation!
Visited July 2011
Written July 28, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bunny & Howard Degilio -:- Ransom. PA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location, Location, Location
Fabulous one bedroom condo. Best Location. Within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Loved doing the Zip-Lining! Highly recommend the Breakfast at El Taj!!! Had a wonderful stay. Can't wait to go back. Laura is extremely friendly & helpful! Thanks Laura for everything!
Visited April 2011
Written July 20, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator/Lift access
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Terrace
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Tennis court
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Additional amenities
  • Gym
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports

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About the neighbourhood
El Taj Ocean is on the water, 1 block south of Constituyentes. El Taj Ocean is one of the Top 10 recommended resorts in Mexico (Trip Advisor) and has won many other awards. Unit 341 is the largest one bedroom, and the only one with a large private balcony off the master bedroom and another balcony off the kitchen and living room. There are stunning views of the beach and water from each room. I own several condos am also authorized to rent any of the 50 units which include 2, 3 and 4 bedroom penthouse units - penthouses include private rooftops.
Getting around
El Taj Ocean is located in the Premier Zone of Playa del Carmen, the most desirable area. It is on the beach and 2 blocks from world famous 5th Avenue, also known as La Quinta, a 3 mile long pedestrian only cobblestone street with music, outdoor restaurants, shops, bars, and sites. Several Grocery stores, Italian deli's and convenience stores. Walk everywhere, but cabs are also plentiful
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Fly into Cancun and Playa del Carmen is 40 minutes south by car. There are shuttles, cabs, and private car services from the airport to El Taj Ocean in Playa del Carmen that run approximately $120 roundtrip for up to 4 people. There is also bus service that runs approximately $8 each way
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 12 p.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Complimentary breakfast, internet, and beach chairs are included in price during most times of year. Breakfast is not included at Christmas. Please email me for availability, discounts and specials that are offered year round except for December 23 - January 4. drlauraleli@gmail.com or lauraleli@hotmail.com El Taj Ocean has 1, 2, and 3 BR condo's as well as 2 and 3 BR Penthouse units and I am authorized to rent you any of the units. Visit my blog/website at http://www.eltajplayadelcarmen.com/ Our sister properties are Porto Playa, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa and Villas Sacbe. I can help you with these properties as well. Our promises to you: 1. We respond to all emails within hours. 2. We want you to have the right property for your needs and desires even if it means renting you another unit (not ours) in any of our 5 properties: Porto Playa, El Taj Ocean, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa or Villas Sacbe, or someone else’s property 3. We will be honest with you on any and all questions you may have. 4. We are committed to getting you the best rate we possibly can and can match the Property Management’s rate on all units in all 5 properties. Our goal is for you to have a fabulous experience and come back again. Matt and Laura Leli

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