- Reviews: 3
Catalonia, Riviera Maya: Pure Heaven
A top class all inclusive resort, travelled alone for my 40th birthday last year and although the accommodation was still being rebuilt after a hurricane the staff could not of done more for you, on the day of my birthday my room was decorated and a cake put there. A choice of 4 restaurants on an evening with plenty of entertainment day and night. Close to the Marina, I booked on line to swim with the dolphins, manatees and stingrays and had a great day, whilst saving about £50. Would for sure go again.
Grounds of the hotel well looked after, waiters and bar staff knew your name some could even remember your drinks even if you changed them often like I did, they`d even bring them to the beach for you, lovely beach with clear waters and a lagoon. Plenty of sun loungers for everybody, free use of towels for the pool and beach changed as often as you wanted. Rooms spacious and well kept and cleaned.
- Reviews: 277
Hacienda del Sol - A Royal Resort: Hacienda del Sol -An Interval International resort
NOTE: I did not stay here but simply checked the property for friends who bought an interval ownership just prior to Hurricane Wilma striking the Cancun area in 2005. The resort just opened and while the majority of the infrastructure is in place, certain information is not available including their own website and contact information.
I did take a 2 hour tour of the entire property, including having breakfast in the restaurant, and I was able to see the accomodations of the rooms available.
The property is unfinished but there are dozens of workers present completing the next phase of the 200+ room resort. Currently 55 rooms are completed. There was no evidence I saw of any residual hurricane damage.
The resort was very clean, new and efficient and everything I saw would prompt me to come back to stay here or to recommend it to others.
The resort is meant to be a destination resort with everything you could need being available on site. There are plans for an attached golf course.
The infinity pool was the highlight of the property and it included a swim-up bar & restaurant. Any of the upper floors will have great views of the sea.
The resort rooms can be rented weekly, depending on time of year, for approximately $1,400-2,200 U.S.
- Reviews: 88
Almost everywhere: Time Shares!
One thing you should know is all resorts...ok, almost all sell time-shares...even the more expensive resorts and its high pressure. Do not even waste your time going...they will use up at least half of one day of your time.... and the time-share prices are outrageous!!!!!!!
And they will promise you things in return to listen to thier sells pitch, again, do not get involved, if you are not interested, say so and walk away...they can be very aggressive.
- Reviews: 7
Gran Melia Cancun: Gran Melia Cancun - nice but expensive
My husband and I just got back from staying at the Gran Melia, Cancun (10/6-10/16). We’ve got a special deal in the hotel’s website and paid a promotional rate of US$ 99.00 per night for a lagoon view room. The hotel is beautiful and well kept. It has many internal gardens and fountains. We did have a nice lagoon view from our balcony, and the room was nice and clean, exactly as described in their website. The food and drinks are overpriced, from breakfast to dinner (US$ 21.00 per person for a breakfast buffet was a little too much). We bought bottled water and snacks in a grocery store nearby and brought that to our room. We saved a lot of money by doing that, and we noticed that other guests were doing the same. The staff is friendly, but they take their time. Don’t expect fast service. The beach bar should have more options in the menu, and the service should be more efficient. The time share sales reps are placed on every floor, at every entrance and exit to the hotel, in the lobby and at the exit leading out to the pool. They are annoying, pushy, obnoxious and unrelenting. Be prepared to say “no” several times, and don’t waste your precious time with them, unless you intend to buy their product.
It’s a nice hotel to spend your vacation, but overall it’s too expensive.
The pools are beautiful, and the gardens are well maintained.
- Reviews: 210
Carrousel Cancun: Nice Hotel, Value for Money
We booked to go to this hotel on Tv travel shop, it was a very colourful hotel, all painted yellow & blue but looked great. We had a warm welcomming from the staff & went straight to our room to unpack. The rooms are very clean although they are quite basic, the rooms are very large & consist of two huge double beds.
The food at the hotel was lovely, it was all inclusive so you could help yourself to anything you wanted at anytime, i especially liked the local dishes & enjoyed the fresh fruit & ice cream. I also loved the home made cocktails made by the bar staff. The service at the hotel was great too, always helpful & happy to serve.
The pool at this hotel was quite small for such a large hotel but i wasnt complaining as it was a beachfront hotel anyway, so i just went for a dip in the sea to cooldown after a long sunbathe.
There were lots of free watersports to choose from, i often enjoyed going out to sea in a boat. And make sure you take some banana with you as you can jump in the sea and feed all the tropical fishes with it.... what a great experience. I had a great time at this hotel.
- Reviews: 48
XpuHa Palace (all-inclusive resort): Tropical huts in an Ecopark... great pool & view!
I did NOT stay here, but we visited 2 times, as part of the Palace Resorts "stay at one, visit all of them" package.
From what I saw: the hotel "rooms" are actually individual huts (air conditioned!), with private balconies; each had it's own hammock. VERY tropical and VERY secluded; this is the kind of place you'd go for a honeymoon -- however there were alot of kids around so it seemed kid-friendly.
To get around the park, it's wise to hop onto one of the golf carts (if you can find one) going by. If not, you'll be hoofing it; but if ya hoof it, you can stop & check out all the scenery (flowers & wildlife) along the way.
Gotta add: XpuHa's pool cannot be beat. Just perfect. Huge enough for seclusion off in your own corner, had a really neat showering-off area, and the bar! The best Banana Monkey's you'll EVER taste!
The snorkeling lagoon was incredible... clear, full of fishes & even a manatee! The Ecopark itself had all sorts of birds & reptiles & big colorful fish.
The restaurant was a lot higher-class than the one at Cancun Palace; it was also a buffet-style place, but they had SUSHI here.
XpuHa also has it's own private beach; it's nothing like the wild'n'crazy beach at the other resorts! It was totally cordoned off, had straw umbrellas stuck in the sand, and some rocky parts of the beach (which made for some very cool photos).
- Reviews: 74
Tucancun Beach Hotel: Location Location Location
Great All-Inclusive hotel.
Situated just opposite a large shopping mall which has a cinema, bowling alley and loads of shops, perfect if the weathers crap!
Great choice of restaurans too.
Bus services run every few minutes along the road and costs about 10pence to get into Downtown for more eateries, disco's etc.
Very safe environment and the people were great.
Superb location and great Lizzards!
- Reviews: 76
Hotel Casa Maya
This is a beautiful five stars hotel in a great location in Cancún, because it is just 10 minutes from downtown and is in one of the most fantastic beaches.
The service is really good, the hotel has comfortable rooms with view to the Caribbean sea.
It has swimming pool, jacuzzi, many activities like aquaerobics, volley ball, contest, restaurant, snak bar, internet, minimarket, tennis area.
- Reviews: 1
Riviera Maya all inclusive 5 star resort: Xpu Ha Palace Resort
Carrie and I got to spend three nights and five days at the Xpu Ha Palace. This place was great! It?s more a natural preserve than a resort as most people would describe it. The two story thatched roof huts are spread all over the property which made for some interesting walks through the property. We got lost a few times and borrowed a bike more than once, but the scenery is absolutely wonderful.
Find out more here XPU HA and I?ll post more later.
In room safe.
Individually controlled Air Conditioning
Handicapped rooms available
Non smoking rooms available
Satelite TV with remote control.
Mini Bars containing sodas, bottled water, and beer
Electric Coffee Maker.
Turndown service upon request
Alarm clock/ direct dial telephone
- Reviews: 35
Ventura Spa Palace Resort: A resting place for the moment
Nice and comfortable, but only for the moment and to actually get some sleep in between all the fun.
- Reviews: 35
Ventura Spa Palace Resort: Resort Rooms
Each room was equipt with a nice size jacuzzi tub, alcohol and a large size bed for late night activities :)
They even left each morning a lovely animal shaped towel with a chocolate candy and each night turned down the bedding for your pleasure.....
- Reviews: 35
Ventura Spa Palace Resort: Happy Place
The service was unbelievable. Everytime you turn around someone was there for everything that you needed. Towels, drinks, food, activities...it was the greatest place I had visited so far.
Facilities were tremendous, there was everything you could imagine. You didn't have to leave this resort at all. Pools all around the resort. Activities no matter what corner you turned. Resturants of every kind of food you could imagine. There was dance clubs, spas, golfing, boating, snorkling and much, much more. They even have private massage huts over the water. The best experience I have ever enjoyed by far!!!!
- Reviews: 3200
TUCANCUN BEACH RESORT: TUCANCUN BEACH RESORT --- NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT
Every night there was entertainment. Tuesdays were usually "Mexicano Night" with a Mexican dinner show. There was also "Casino Night" where the theatre hall was turned into a mini casino using play money. I had a great time playing the roulette table. One night was the "Sexy Man (Lady) Contest and of course Hans was picked to participate. He did such a fantastic job and was so funny that tears were rolling down my cheek, I was laughing so hard. He may not have won but to me he's the best.
- Reviews: 98
Aventura Spa Palace All-Inclusive: Beee-uuuu-tiii-ful!
I would highly recommend the Adventura Spa Palace. It is gorgeous, comfortable, the food is excellent. The sea is lovely and the pools are so nice. They have yoga classes and aerobic classes for those people who just cant leave excersize behind them (like me!) We never got to do the rock climbing wall, but it looks really fun. Do take time to take some of the tours though to get a real taste of what Mexico is really like.
They will invite you to a 'celebration' and a breakfast.. but dont go, unless you really want to purchase a time share. If you do go you will end up wasting a whole half day of your vacation fending off time-share offers. That's not how I want to spend my vacation!
- Reviews: 12
Gran Melia Cancun: Its nice, if you can afford it
The grand melia cancun hotel is a beutiful place which my parents love to go. I have never traveled to Cancun on my own so this is the only place I have stayed. It is luxurious and very spacious...I give it two thums up. It has a few bad ass pools and the staff is friendly. Definitly a great place to stay if you arewilling to spend the bucks.
the hotel is well kept and has floral arangements draping from the floors above. It is hard to describe except you could probably take a virtual tour online....I dunno.
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