My Youtube videos links at the end of the review
Well lets start saying that the only reason I give 4 to this Hotel is because I personally have a couple of issues .
- Very Beautiful hotel Inside and outside:
.Resort grounds are one of the most beautiful I have seen , their have a detail in every single corner , lot of lamps , Statues , Painting , Furniture,plants everywhere , It was unbelievable how they keep the resort in such good and clean way ,
.Rooms are very spacious with two sofa and a king size bed , lots of closets and room ,Bathroom is beautiful with two shower rains , one on the tub and one next outside , Very handy when traveling with your spouse and came back from the pool or beach.Plasma TV around 42" in front the bed .
Pool and beach :
.Pool is one of the majors feature of this hotel . It is enormous with a dark blue tile all around that make it looks elegant , Pool deep is around 4 ft all the way around , No deep places , Wet-bar is great but as the cascade and water pipes only works till 5 pm
Kids-pool is a great addition it was fun even for me (Im not so kid) . 100s seats and two beach on the pool allows to take sun even without leaving the water .I guess water is hot cause a heater but on a cloudy day water can turn a little cold cause the pool size , no a big deal.
.Beach was not one of the best however snorkeling was great even better than some dive places , Lots of fishes corals and more marine life , very recommended . Fishes are so friendly that you can touch them when they get closer .
Food , Drinks and restaurants :
.Food was great ( Im Hispanic ) Most of the food was international even sometime less Hispanic type food that I will considerate ,I will said that they try to have more American and European food that even Mexican
.All restaurants were very good , Buffet vary the food every day , lots of shrimps,Fish,Hamburger and grill
A la carte restaurants are not my favorites but the caribean was great , Brazilian was very good but too much beef ( 6 different kinds ) ome salad with no more for eat.
I did a reservation on the French but I didn't went so no comments.
Drinks are pretty good Im still half drunk . Premium drinks combined with the bartenders skills make you wants to come every night to the bar at least for one drink .
Bandera mexicana , Arcoiris , Riviera maya ,Isle of coconuts and Mojito(highly recommended )
Not so good:
Sex on the beach , Bahamamama , Musslide
Hotel was no full but enough for me even some days with a little more peoples service decreased ( they don't know how to serve a 3/4 hotel full)
WHY I DID GIVE 4 STAR
-I paid $32 for 18 min call to Miami , $20 for a phone card and then later when you call from you room they will charge you $5 more for every call you made which is insane , They never said that if you call from you room even with a PH card they will charge you for the connection . Im from USA and to me doesn't make sense to get out of my room to placa a call having a phone next to my bed ( yes guys USA is as easy as that but thats the way it is ) they didn't want to understand so at the end I end paying the exttra money
- Internet was suppose to be wireless at lobby and wire internet in the room however it was not working for 5 days , It cost me 10 trips to the lobby to get passwords and user login and after 10 trips I end paying internet service $3 for 15 min ( not a big deal but considering that internet was suppose to be included $3 for 15 min was a rip ) I tell them to feel like they only care to get the extra money they was suppose to give you at least 30 min free internet to compensate the internet problems .
- They try to charge me room service for 2 wine @ $200 each but after 40 min at lobby everything was fine.
-The last two hotels were closed including the restaurants and all amenities which no one tell me before booking . but anyway 3 hotels was great enough
-Disco Jaguar was a good place with girls dancing on top of the bars ,nice lights ,lots of seats ,Good drink service , However was not fun I count maybe 40 peoples .maybe it was just not the right day
Places to go outside the resort
Hidden words greaaaaaat nice place with ziplines cenotes bike over the jungle and a very friendly staff also not crowded .Food was great but expensive ,Park Highly recommended
Playa del carmen was not what Idid expected , everyone trying to sell cheap stuff and tour , they make you crazy , Deals to get tours or cars for visiting a hotel or timeshare are not recommended ( not matter how good it can sound you will lose you time and some money )
If renting a car your hotel will be a wise decision
Tulum is a very nice place for pictures and history , not much more to do , dont use a tour ( tulum price is only 51 pesos)
If not REnting a car best option are the public buses , White van that stop everywhere you need and cost very cheap , two peoples Bus from Hotel to Tulum only $12 roundtrip and other $9 for the enter .So at the end you paid $ 21 for Tulum tour.
Very safe place to go around , don't be scare to get buses and explore by youself . Mix with locals and go to the little towns was a great experience too.
I will come back ASAP ....... Thank you Mexico and Barcelo for such a beautiful place.
BY THE WAY .... AMERICAN AIRLINE YOU ARE SUCK IN ALL THE WAYS . I WILL TRY TO NOT NOT FLY WITH YOU ANYMORE ....
LAN CHILE YOU ARE THE BEST PLEASE GET A LINE TO MEXICO TX
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