Value Score Great Value!
Good For Couples
Wanting to go back asap
My girlfriends and I found this place online and were so pleased with our time here! The staff was wonderful-especially Alucard and Mateo! The all inclusive perks just kept coming, we had daily treats in our room and were spoiled on the beach with pillows, fruit, drinks, food, etc. Our room was nice, food was good, and honestly the whole experience was phenomenal. The one and only thing I can think of that we weren't thrilled with were the beach loungers as they weren't very comfortable and didn't lie flat. Was not a big deal though and would not deter us from staying there again with much excitement to return. Oh, and breakfast even served fresh made to order juice from a juicer!!!
Villas del Arco-Great Timeshare Presentation
We met Juan and he invite us to a timeshare presentation at this place, they pick us up from our hotel @ 8 am, they paid for breakfast for the 6 of us, at the end they gave us $400.00, 6 tickets for whale watching @ buccaneers boat, they also gave me $30.00 to pay for our taxi back to the hotel, @ 10:30 am we starting walking to los medanos beach and we were having sushi lunch @ Nick-San with the money they gave us by 12:00 am, at night we had dinner @ Bohai asian Bistro, we still had money left over.
Unique Quality: If u want to buy at this place, offer them $12,000.00 for one bedroom for two weeks, plus 2 weeks with RCI.
ask for the VIP club
Good Resort ......Worst Customer Service/Sales
We booked this Resort almost a year in advance through our exchange company- Interval International. At that time, we requested an ocean view room(1 Bedroom unit) and were told that it's only on request, but since it was requested ahead of time, they will try their best to accommodate it.
Upon check in, we were told that there's no ocean view room available anymore and they can give us only a room on the second floor and it's a pool view. I decided to asked for the front desk manager and after talking to her, she was able to find us a room with the view of the ocean(that's why, if there's something you want to be resolved, always talk to the manager).
This resort got so many activities day and night. They have different "Theme Dinner" daily. Every morning, there's something going on at the pool area for people that wants to participate.. like games, aquatic exercises, etc. You can also hear music the whole day outside the pool!
We stayed in a one bedroom unit with a king size bed and a pull out sofa bed in the living room. One thing nice about the unit is the extra bathroom located closed to the living room( we have our own bathroom ) which you seldom find in a one bedroom unit. They also have a kitchenette complete with microwave, blender,coffeemaker, etc. We sometimes cook breakfast and eat it in the balcony(like everybody seems to do), but at night, we always eat out!
One thing we really did'nt like about the place was the constant calling of their sales customer service people, asking you to come and see them 'cause they want to show you the property and the surrounding resorts and also to invite you for a complimentary breakfast! We always declined...'cause we knew that all they want is to sell you their timeshare! But they never gave up....they will ask you again, when they see you at the lobby...over and over!(almost everyday!).
But all in all, it was an enjoyable vacation! =)
Unique Quality: We have a great view from our balcony(5th floor)...pool below with the oceanview background!
They have 3 huge pools.... one just for kids, the other just for adults, and the other for families with kids.
Their Theme Dinner...is worth going to! Different shows and delicious foods every night!
Not bad, but not the best.
We stayed here for my batchlorette party. The hotel was nice. I can say we got what we paid for. We paid $600 usd for 4 night. What we didn't like was the pressure to go to the stupid Time share breakfast. (we never went to it.) Also the front desk people were rude that worked at the hotel. The restaurant by the beach was very nice and the food was excellent. The waiters were very kind and even brought us blankets because it was so cold at dinner. All in all, we had a great time. The tour office by the pool was great. The gentleman who helped us was very kind and helpful. If you take a tour, make sure to try the Canopy Costa Azul Zip Line tour.
All in all, the stay was ok, we had a clean room, nice housekeeper, but rude front desk person.
What more will you have to pay??????
My friend and i went to cabo san lucas for a 2 week holiday and judging off previous comments from this page, thought we would be staying in a nice hotel. When we first arrived at the hotel we were quite pleased with rooms and facilities, however as our stay extended we were far less than impressed with this hotel!
We had heard off other guests that they had experienced problems with the shower and water in their room, yet we pressumed that this would not be the case in our hotel room because the shower/water was running just fine! After approximately four nights at the hotel, we began to experience problems with the plumbing in the toilet. The toilet would become blocked and unable to flush on three seperate occasions. On the third occasion the toilet completly back-flushed and flooded water throughout the majority of our unit. The maintainance staff came to fix the problem and we thought that this would be the end of it......... untill we checked out and were charged US$216 for the cost of the toilet.......... This was an absolute joke. How we broke the toilet by simply flushing it beats me. When we saw the general room manager about this problem, he told us that we didnt break it, but we were still responsible for the toilet because when he gave it to us it was working! RIDICULOUS!
We also made friends with other people at the hotel that were charged for room serice they never ordered ect.
The maid also broke a bottle of perfume in the bathroom and the hotel refused to pay for it.......again because it was our resposnibilty.
I would absolutly not reccommend this hotel to anyone...... there are far better hotels in cabo that offer better services and facilities than this hotel
I have travelled alot and never felt the need to say something like this about a hotel, but it was disgraceful!
Villa del Palmar
I stayed here with a group of eight friends on a college Spring Break vacation in March 2006 and found the hotel to have a great value for the price we paid. We did not book the hotel directly through Villa del Palmar, but instead found two rooms that were rented from people owning time shares here. For 7 nights we paid $600 for one room and $800 for the other (although they were nearly identical rooms), split between 8 people making it a very inexpensive $25 per person per night.
The rooms had one large bedroom with a king bed and an attached bathroom, another bathroom, and a kitchen/living room area where there was a pull out couch (double). The pull out couch was pretty small to sleep two guys on, but hey it was spring break. The kitchen had a large refridgerator, a stove, oven, and some cookware. This was nice because we were able to cook simple snacks/meals and keep our store bought beer cold! They cleaned the room everyday, which was much needed for us. None of us ate at the hotel restaurant, but we did eat some mediocre pizzas that they make down at the bar by the pool.
I saw a wide variety of people staying at this hotel. At the time, almost all were Americans, but of all ages. There were families with kids, couples, and yes, some college springbreakers! It wasn't a total party scene though like you see at some places. If that's what you're looking for, it isn't that far away...
The hotel is located about a 20 minute walk from the center of town, or a 5 minute taxi ride. Most of the taxi's down there are large vans and they are great if you have a large group. I remember that the taxi fare was almost always exactly $7 or 70 pesos each way, no matter how many people were in the van! I saw some vans with at least 12 people! This is probably the preferred way to get to the downtown, but I did end up walking a few times and it wasn't bad.
All in all I was very happy with the selection of this hotel. 2 thumbs up.
A Place to Avoid
The setting is beautiful but the service was lousy! We paid over $200 per night and never had hot water for showers. When we checked out there was a $1.00 charge for local phone calls but no notice of any kind in the room. They also added a local tax for every night that was also not publicized. Their food and drinks were terribly over priced. Stay away from this resort!
A week of stress relief
My wife and I recently stayed at the Villia Del Palmer and had a great time. All the talk about the high pressure sale pitch is a bunch of bull. We attended the sale presentation the first day which gave us a great tour of the resort and when the time was up we told them that we were not interested in owning and we were not bothered again. Go into town and purchase your beer by the case and put in in the refrigerator, also buy bottled water to make ice. We made our own drinks and save a fortune. The resort is located close to town but having a rental car is very convenient. A good place to park is the Coasta Real hotel on the south end of town it cost 1a hour but it has a guard. The resort is very relaxing and not loud like some reviews have said all the functions end by 10 and the put up sign reminding people to be quite. The feature nights are nice but expensive about $40 a person for a buffet and show. There are several restaurants in town that supply better value. La Costa Country is a family friendly restaurant that we enjoyed. For a romantic dinner try Romeo and Juliet on the south end of town, Mi Casa behind McDonalds had great Mexican food but it is expensive. For lunch try the Office on the beach the food is great and the have 2 for 1 drinks. All in all we had a great time in Cabo one suggestion is get out and explore.
So this hotel more then filled our expectations, it was amazing. Great location, I loved the fact that it was at the end of the busy part of Medano beach because there weren't all the vendors hording (sp) you every time you stepped on the beach. It was a long walk to downtown via the beach but we found the public transportation is the best way to go anyways, for only 6 pesos they picked you up right outside the gates of the hotel and came every couple of seconds, I'm not exaggerating either. This hotel was amazing with 4 pools, 2 restaurants and a pool bar, which was unfortunaetly not a swim up but hey you can't get everything. Plus there is the new La Estancia located right next door and although we never made it over there to try out the restaurant and pool it looked really nice. Over all I think this was one of the nicest hotels to stay at especially for the price, and the waterslide was awesome! I highly recommend checking www.bentoncabo.com if your interested in this hotel, they were so wonderful to work with, everything was so easy and we had the best time ever for such a wonderful price.
The resort is not close to many other hotels. It was nice to look outside and not have views obstructed by tons of high rise buildings! It was a very quiet location!
We stayed in a "Junior Suite." It had a large "main area", which was basically a mini living room with a queen size bed and a balcony overlooking the ocean. It also had a seperate bathroom and a seperate kitchen with fridge, microwave, stove, etc.
The fridge is filled with stuff, and you get charged for those items you eat/drink. The best news is there is a grocery store right on the resort, just 30 feet from the resorts main entrance. Beers, sodas, water, and everything else were about half the cost in the grocery store. The bottled water especially came in handy...bring them down to the pool rather than spend $5 for a bottle at the pool bar.
Attached to the grocery store, there is also an internet cafe where you can log onto the computer for a very good price. There is also a deli in the internet cafe, with great club sandwiches if you just want a quick, cheap lunch.
The resort itself is beautiful. The pool areas were nice, lots of seating, and even a little water slide at one of the pools. The oceanviews were absolutely stunning.
There are a few beach merchants along the Villa Del Palmar beachfront. The resort has the beach chairs behind a roped off area and the merchants are not allowed to come inside the roped area. They still stand on the other side though, and try to get your attention.
When walking to the left of the resort, you will see no hotels, just a long stretch of deserted beach. To the right, you will see where the beach starts to get crowded. There are more hotels/beachfront restaurants this way. It is a bit of a walk, but its enjoyable. If you do not want to walk, there is a water taxi that comes right up on the beach, and for $2 a person, it will take you to the "happening" part of the beach.
The resort was wonderful, and I would highly recommend the Villa Del Palmar to anyone visiting Cabo!
Totally awesome resort
New 5-star oceanfront resort with miles of uninterrupted beach, yet just minutes from all the "Cabo action." The resort's unique contemporary Mediterranean design will give most suites a view of Cabo's stone arch and the Sea of Cortez.
Unique Quality: Accommodations include 458 rooms which range from Junior Suites to 1-bedroom suites to 2-bedroom suites to 2-bedroom deluxe suites & 3-bedroom suites.
Amenities include 2 restaurants, 2 bars, 1 pool bar, 2 pools, 2 lighted tennis courts, watersports rentals and a 10,000 sq. ft. European style Spa and Fitness Center. Car rental agency, travel agency, deli market, laundry facilities & gift shop also on the property.
Directions: Playa El Médano
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1st Time Cabo
I am going to Cabo staying at Villa Palmar with my 2 brothers and there families, Can anybody help with???
Is the Villa Palmar a good choice?
what is the best ( most fun ) things to do in cabo ( besides cabo wabo )
is the water as clear as the caribean?
any other input is welcome
RE: 1st Time Cabo
Lots of things to do in Cabo, Lovers Beach and the Arch for great views. jetskis, parasail, and the fishing is super. Many other clubs and bars even better than Cabo Wabo. Water is clear, but hard to beat the waters off Caribbean
RE: 1st Time Cabo
Villa del Palmar/Cabo is an excellent choice and right on the beach with a view of the Arches...the water can be rough so pay attention to the conditions. I was there a few years ago on vacation and we just went there on a cruise...awesome!!! ATV Tours are fun things to do, golf and trips up to San Jose Del Cabo are worth it. I would highly recommend a seafood restaurant called La Palapa...located behind El Squid Roe...I have a write up about it on my other VT page (BLewJay). Have a great time.
RE: RE: 1st Time Cabo
i preferred el squid roe over cabo wabo..and you won't run out of things to do... hiking, atv, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, drinking, surfing, drinking, golfing and more drinking!
the Baja Cantina by the marina was also one of my favourite places to hang...oh, and hit the Mambo club at least once..they have a great Cuban band!
RE: 1st Time Cabo
Hi first timer,
We stayed at Villa Palmar and had a great time- just get the room on the side of the ocean not the parking lot. We have a great picture taken from our room with a cruise ship entering the marina. Villa Palmar has lots to do right at the hotel but the trips to downtown, the marina, Todos Santos and San Jose are also highly recommended. Once in San Jose try El Patio they have great torilla soup and if you like great French food you must go to the French Riviera Restaurant. Any other questions please contact me at http://www.cabosbest.com and any email you use I will get your message.
Have fun and be safe!
RE: RE: 1st Time Cabo
Thanks Dee for all your help. We are going in OCT do you know where we can go snorkeling?
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