We just returned from a 5-day stay here through Groupon and it was wonderful. It is a timeshare property, but I never felt like they treated us any differently in terms of service, even though we were part of the Groupon package. Every staff member was very friendly and accomodating Our package included breakfast buffet every day (seriously the best I have had at a resort), a romantic dinner and a free bottle of wine. What a deal--this was the most affordable trip I've taken in awhile.
You will be staying in Phase 2 if you aren't an owner, and most of the rooms do not have the amazing view...but really, who wants to stay in their room the whole time anyway? We had a ground level suite with a large patio next to the community area where they have the lightly-attended nightly activities. We had a sliver of a view, but it also felt very private and I just appreciated the ability to sit on a patio in the middle of March. So just know that you may not get an ocean view, but it's pretty easy to walk up to the restaurant or the pool and enjoy the view whenever you want. I didn't find the golf carts necessary or intrusive. If you really feel the need to skip the great exercise in walking to dinner, just start walking and one of the friendly drivers will find you and give you a lift. It's really not that far of a walk anywhere in the resort and I feel it just adds to the charm.
The timeshare people here are relentless, but everyone is trying sell you something in Cabo--just wait until you go downtown, it gets worse. Just be firm with them and you will be fine. We talked to someone who got stuck in a timeshare presentation for 3 hours, so I would advise against it.
I was not impressed with Cabo San Lucas itself--the beach was nice, but you can't relax when people are trying to sell you something every 5 minutes. There's a little bit of Spring Break action going on, but it didn't seem as out of control as I would have expected. The price-gouging in town is horrendous. I found the hotel had reasonable prices on food and drinks, and the little store had comparable prices to the grocery store where we stocked up before checking in. After going into town, we didn't feel the need to leave the resort. The only cons I can think of is the smoking around the pool is kind of irritating sometimes and transportation costs can add up, since the resort is removed from the airport and all the action. Great vacation and I definitely recommend Hacienda Encantada for anyone looking for relaxation and great service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique and breathtakingly beautiful, this spectacular contemporary hacienda style luxury all-inclusive resort located on the tourist corridor in Cabo San Lucas offers magnificent panoramic views to the Sea of Cortes, romantic settings, distinctive dining, spacious and luxurious accommodations, and a variety of venues for special events. Your will be amazed of the bright, terracotta colored, Mexican hacienda style buildings that are beautifully decorated with handmade Talavera tile murals, vases, classical sculptures, Spanish colonial fountains, contemporary art for contrast, and upscale traditional Mexican furnishing, driving them to experience an authentic Mexican ambiance throughout their stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Encantada Resort And Spa
- Hacienda Encantada Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico