My husband and I visit Cabo twice a year so we consider ourselves regulars but this was our first visit to El Ganzo (September 6-15th, 2013). We found this hotel on line and after reading the reviews we decided to try it out.
Raphael booked our trans-vip pick up from the airport and it was awesome, no waiting. Upon our arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the most welcoming staff. Our check in was quick and easy then we were shown to our room. The room is small but the view is amazing, the bed....Awesome!
We are beach people so most days were spent at the beach club, excellent beach service, great food, paddle board lessons with "Bob"......so fun! The roof top pool is also amazing and the service is A+. The gym is clean, also great views and very nice equipment. In all the years we have visited Cabo I can say this staff is by far the best we have experienced. Breakfast and lunch are good but we ate in town for dinner all but one night, there are so many great restaurants in San Jose, we found the hotel dinner just okay. We did return in the evenings for drinks on the deck and loved it, Thank you Fidel!
Why 4 stars?
I would love to give the El Gazno a 5 star rating as it deserves it except for this one thing (a big one to us). On Saturday the hotel hosted the Mayweather fight up on the roof top bar. We were excited to attend as it was a fun event. Everything was great, well staffed, fun food and drinks. About an hour into the start their resident celebrity "Mr. Winning" arrived with his loud, obnoxious entourage and security staff. They were seated behind us in a small roped off area after about 30 minutes, but it didn't end there. The main event started and all that could be heard was the never ending obscenities being yelled from "Mr. winning" himself, to put it mildly, it was one uncomfortable situation. My husband and I decided we would leave but before the check came the real main event started. The "entourage" aka three 20's somethings jumped into the pool shortly followed by "Mr. Winning". Not to worry, he first removed his shorts and was in what looked like boxers. Moments later security scattered and the pool lights were turned off.
My disappointment was not that someone would act this stupid, I expected that but more so how it was handled. The fight was a big deal and a lot of the hotel management was in attendance along with (who I understand to be) the owner. Not one person said a word. However, If my husband, myself or any other hotel guest had of acted like this we would have been thrown out. This alone knocked down my rating and has also made us rethink if we will ever visit this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Ganzo is Los Cabos' hippest and most unique luxe boutique hotel, often described as a place of experiences. With its very own Cultural, Art & Musical program, it is a member of 'Preferred Lifestyle' and offers 60 deluxe ocean view rooms, three Master, four Large and two Very Large suites. Expansive views of the Sea of Cortez and Puerto Los Cabos Yacht Marina set the tone. Perfectly situated between the area's natural beauty and modern delights, the property stands at the mouth of Marina Puerto Los Cabos bordered by the fisherman's wharf, and is only a 20-minute drive to the airport or just 5 minutes to the historic town of San José del Cabo and the famous Art Walk. Dining options are multiple on site with the Gachoo Sushi Bar, the Upstairs Bar wrapped around the infinity pool and signature glass Jacuzzi, Ganzo Downstairs Restaurant overlooking the marina, or the private Beach Club Restaurant on our swimmable beach. With a complete spa and golf 5 minutes away at Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course, El Ganzo truly is a unique hotel and experience in Los Cabos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Ganzo Los Cabos, Mexico - San Jose Del Cabo