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Catalonia Riviera Maya....Room types and Questions.

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Catalonia Riviera Maya....Room types and Questions.

We can only book a Standard or Superior/Deluxe. Can anone tell me what the difference is please?

Also how many a la'carte resturants do you get?

Is the Snorkeling as good at this hotel as the pictures show?

The beach is it a good size, some pictures show that its not very wide.

How far from Playa del Carmen? And is there any nightlife close to the hotel?



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There is a great link with lots of info at the top right under "Top Questions about Puerto Aventuras". There is a link called "Where can I find more info about the Catalonia..." there.

Snorkelling at the hotel is decent.

Beach is not the largest. Good for swimming and snorkelling but not a long "walking" type of a beach.

Free shuttle from the Catalonia in the evening to PDC. About a 15 drive..

Some night life in the Puerto Aventuras marina - more of a restaurant/bar scene. Big night clubs are in PDC.

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As far as the rooms go, the standard room is basic with no mini-fridge and a safe that costs you a couple of bucks each day to rent. The deluxe or upgrade room is, from what I know, a bit more modern, has a stocked mini-fridge and the safe is included free. I believe the cost is around $15 per day per person to upgrade from the standard.

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If you message me with an email I can zip up the pics of a standard room and the deluxe room from my site inspection last September. I have a listing for what the differences are as well that I will try to look up for you.

The beach is good size there and snorkeling can be good as well.

Hope this helps!


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We just got back on Saturday. We had a standard room in the Yucatan section. We didn't have a mini fridge or a clock radio and the safe costs $3/day. This being said, we loved our room. We had a king size bed that was wonderful to sleep in (not hard at all). The bathroom was nice and clean and a good size. The best part of all is that we looked out over the pool and ocean. For us an upgrade wasn't necessary.

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We are also looking at the Cat for our trip in June with 2 adults and 2 children, ages 8 and 10. Do the Superior rooms come with one King bed and a pullout sofa? If so, does anyone know if the sofa is comfortable enough for 2 children to sleep on? Thanks!

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We just returned and had 2 suites for 2 adults & 4 teens on the MR side. As far as I know the suites are all the same, a king bed and a pull out couch in the TV room. As far as comfortable??? Well I didn't think so but my 12 year old loved it and slept on it the entire week. The matress is ~4" thick on a wooden frame.

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