I booked this trip through a package deal, and was pleasantly surprised by the Costa Real. Upon arrival, we got an early check-in, and were upgraded from a regular room to a studio at no extra charge.
The pool is large and beautiful, and the beacj bar is a great place to start or end a night. The food was decent--there's one a la carte restaurant and one buffet, and while selection isn't great, there was always something both my girlfriend and I could each eat.
Perhaps the biggest asset is the staff--friendly, helpful, and fluent in English while willing to tolerate it when you try out your rusty Spanish, they helped make the vacation for us.
To be sure, there are downsides--one, there is little soundproofing between rooms, and one night we finally had to call management to have them quiet down a neighboring room. Two, the beach is small and not on the ocean, but rather a canal. The solution to the latter problem is to take advantage of your full access to the more expensive Gran Caribe.
Three, there are periods of the day when neither restaurant is serving, so if you prefer a later lunch or early dinner, you may be out of luck.
But those small inconveniences do not overshadow what is a great choice for a vacation hotel. I'd stay there again without hesitation.
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- Barcelo Cancun
- Gran Costa Real
- Costa Real Cancun
- Barcelo Costa Cancun Mexico