Okay, so this has taken me nearly a year to review. Me and my boyfriend went on our first holiday here,in September 2012. Playa Del carmen is a lovely rural area, perhaps a quieter version of Cancun.
When we first arrived at the Hotel we were greeted kindly and taken to our room, it was upstairs in an apartment block. When we entered the room it was very hot and stuffy, due to the fact that our air-con was not working. We were rather peeved but it wasnt too much of a worry, then we decided to take showers to cool down. I HATE creepy crawlies, so to find large ants in the shower and on the walls was horrible. Because of this we went to reception to ask to switch rooms, they were completely happy to let us do this and took us and our belongings to a new cooler, bug free room. This meant we could relax. The room also had a fridge stocked with fizzy pop, water and local beers.
Our new room was very clean and the bed was huge! On our first night we ate at the hotel's A La Carte restaurant. I was impressed by the menu and the attentive service offered by the waiters, still with a view of the main entertainment it was an enjoyable experience. For the other nights we ate in the buffet restaurant. It was ok, food was enjoyable some nights, others a bit bland but the highlight was the american cheese burgers. These were my favourite. Breakfast was brilliant and the lunch time selection was good too. (i must add that i can be a little fussy.)
We took a trip to the beach, which was easy to get to whether you walk or take the shuttle service provided by the hotel. Here we met our favourite staff members. THE ANIMACION TEAM!!
these were the most amazing people who always included you in activities and they were soo helpful. Honestly without these people our holiday would not have been as good!
My overall verdict of this hotel is if you are not a luxury snob, you'll do fine here, food is not bad, staff are amazing (special thanks to sonia the waitress and the animacion team.) and the area is brilliant. Free bicycle hire from the hotel too!
i would go back to this hotel, but only for the staff really, i do think id like to try someplace new.
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