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Great Parnassus Family Resort
Ranked #70 of 175 Hotels in Cancun
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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“Fun family vacation”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed last week at the Great Parnassus Resort. The hotel is older (needs basic repairs) but clean. We had an issue in our room and they moved us as quickly as possible. The food was good - lots of different restaurants. The entertainment staff was Awesome! Lots of fun poolside - they knew my kids and would talk to them whenever they saw them. Kid and adult activities in the the 3 infinity pools. Wonderful place for families - kids met lots of friends! The restaurants are open air so there is not a huge break in the heat. It is Mexico. the kids (10 and 12) enjoyed the big slides. The night time shows were fun! We enjoyed our stay and have memories to last a lifetime - thank you to Lorena, Jeffrey, Raphael, Joel and Stacy for helping make great memories. Victoria at the front desk was always helpful as were Eber and Estephan.

Room Tip: Rooms on North tower (odd rooms) have better views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Me and my boyfriend (both mid 20's) returned back from our 2 week holiday in this hotel and we can honestly say that we cannot fault it! We read reviews prior to our departure and was a bit iffy about what it would be like but if you are not a nit picker at absolutely everything it is a brilliant hotel to stay in.

Our room was cleaned everyday with fresh towels, clean linen and toiletries. The overall cleanliness of the hotel was excellent staff were always cleaning every time we seen them. The staff at this hotel are absolutely brilliant! Cannot fault them in any way, they were always happy to help and even if they couldn't speak very good english they tried.

Food in the hotel was really good, i recently read bad reviews but did not agree at all with them as you have different restaurants to choose from (big bens is the best - fillet steak) couldn't believe that this was all included in the price!! Main restaurant there was lots to choose from so unless you are a very picky person its brilliant, at the end of the day you're in a different country and should be trying different foods, most made fresh to order.

We went on several trips on our stay, we shopped around for best prices and found a little desk in the mall next to Coco Bongos called Cancun Just Tours with Leo the male owner, they were so helpful and basically gave us at trip prices as reps/hotels take lots of commission so i would highly recommend that you visit these guys. Aqua world (based in the hotel by pool) weren't really that great and high prices, the other guys are very customer focused. Visit Xplore, best thing we've ever done!!

The beach and pool were very good also - there were lots of kids in the pool area but you do have an adult only pool in the resort and so cannot really moan.

Overall amazing holiday and as I say unless you want to go round nit picking about everything well worth it, at the end of the day you are on holiday to chill out and enjoy yourselves not assess all the bad points in the hotel, the staff work so hard here and always try to help you whatever may be wrong.

Deffinatly be back to this hotel, loved it!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

This is not a 4 or even close to a 5 star Hotel.... more like a 2 star Hotel..... The place needs lots of improvements..... The rooms are old and run down, beds are hard... televisions are outdated, linens need to be replaced with new ones..... I had ants everywhere (room 432)...... Towels were not properly stocked... only one great restaurant which was the adults only.... Place has no a/c in eating areas.. only in sports bar... so overall place is hot and humid..... Our room was not exactly cold at night and the ceiling fan made a horrible noise at ....... I WOULD NOT RETURN TO THIS HOTEL UNTIL IT RECEIVES A COMPLETE RENOVATION.... bar tenders were excellent.... but I would not recommend this hotel ONLY IF YOU ARE ON A TIGHT BUDGET... (STAY AT IBEROSTAR NEXT DOOR) beach is awesome...

Room Tip: GET suite or ocean front, but the catch is NO KIDS ALLOWED.... BOOOOOO
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

My family stayed at this resort on march 2013, it was good, the food was great they have multiple restaurants, the room had a great view and the bathroom was big which is good for me, plenty space, the staff was nice they help me with supplying hot water for my kids bottle at any time, Im in love the beach is so beautiful...I definetly will be glad to stay over any other time.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Another great stay, we were there 14 nights this time and it was a great trip. Upon arrival was upgraded to a suite, the room was spacious and very good air "one of the only places it was cool" I have been to mexico 10 times all in june and july and this was the hottest its ever been 14 days no rain no clouds 6/14-6/28. All the resturaunts were great but a couple stand out for me because of the managers and waiters. 1st off the magnus the service from my main guys lucio, felipe these two were the best two servers in the World not just mexico they need to be managers great skills and hard workers all our need were met and also antonio ask for these guys. Samuri very good food but again service was top notch, the manager valerina gave us a private anniversary dinner that was very good and edgar our waiter the past few yrs was again awesome... portfinio was our favorite place last yr but has changed to buffet still good but not the best, lidia the manager was just awesome to us and limber our waiter made us feel welcome. Big bens steaks were good service was slacking a little here. Entertainment team great carlos is back so thing were ran a lot smoother, thanks carlos, jeffery, lorene, special shout out to paulina great crew, they keep you busy. Bartenders ceasar, julian my two favorites, now for the best part of this resort kids club these girls are the best my daughter never wanted to eat with us , we had to make her have dinner with us 8 mights out od 14 she just loved ellie,aingie can't rem all names but thank you for what you do. I recommend to stay here if you have kidos , food is good , service is great. We did go to adult resturaunt which was very good, went to the barn at golden great steaks.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I went here in April 2014 with higher expectations. Four star in America actually means something. Do not be fooled in Cancun, a four star is not the same. This is more like a 2 star in America and you need a true 5 Star when out of the country. Especially Cancun. The food was ok. I don't think I will do an all-inclusive next time I travel out of the country. The drinks never ever will get a desired effect. This hotel was strangely average like a best western. The employees were not as accommodating as I would expect. Please upgrade to a five star! I really believe that they are bottling their own water and it did get me sick. Do not do this hotel. Go for a bigger chain like Hard Rock. Although the ocean is spectacular!

Room Tip: Get the Right side of the building. I hear the left side is noisy from the A/C.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I would recommend this hotel for families for sure. My kids 14 and 17 had a great time. We went with 2 other families with kids so our kids not only had each other to hang out with they met many other kids from all over the world. They have a kids club that our kids hung out at every night. There was one restaurant we adults could not go to because the dress code required pants which we didn't pack. But we shuttled to Golden Parnassus and ate at the Barn restaurant and the food was very good there. The Japanese restaurant had very good food and the kids loved the cheese stix there, it is in the Great Parnassus. We hung out alot in the sports bar. Miguel was our bartender and he was wonderful. The hotel was hot, but is was June in Mexico. Our room was nice and cool and was roomy. We did bring cups with lids from home and they gladly filled them. The pools are great! The event planners knew my girlfriends younger son by name always inviting him to play some sort of game in the pool or on the beach. They have water aerobics and water polo each day and at night they had a different show at 9:00, So after dinner that is what we did. I thought the food was okay at the buffet. The pancakes and mexican eggs were good. For lunch we ate by the pool at the snack bar. We ordered subs. They had to make them but it didnt take long and they were good. Room service is slow during the day and didn't always come. We never got water bottles one day, but food ordered for breakfast our last day came on time. If you are not super picky this is a great pick for people with kids. My kids said it was best vacation ever!

Room Tip: Pick a low floor, elevators are quite slow. We stayed in room 211 it was good except for it was noi...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Great Parnassus Family Resort
Address: Blvd. Kukulkan Km. 17 | Lote 52-04 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#49 Spa Hotel in Cancun
#49 Top resorts Hotel in Cancun
#51 Romantic Hotel in Cancun
#57 On the Beach Hotel in Cancun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Parnassus Family Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 505
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Parnassus Family Resort is located at KM 17 on the Hotel Zone. It is an ideal hotel whether you are vacationing, celebrating or working. Ranging from fun to excitement for the whole family. With areas specialized for baby care, plus a complete children’s water park with a castle, pirate ship and water slides. Teenager club and a complete day and night time activities program. All the upbeat fun imaginable for families; snack bars, coffee and sweets at our creperie. Offering also exclusive areas for adults only. When choosing suites or club rooms for adults only, guests have access to our elite lounge restaurant for breakfast, and in-room special amenities. A variety of 7 different restaurants, 11 bars, 24 hour room service, 4 pools, mini golf plus a variety of different suites to choose from including family suites that fit up to five people. Entertainment at night, with interactive games and shows performed by our entertainers. ... more   less 
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