We stayed seven nights at the Excellence Riviera Cancun in the beginning of June and really liked it. About 7 months ago we stayed at the Excellence Playa Mujeres, so we can compare the two resorts. We’ll try not to repeat information that you can find in other reviews.
ERC is south of Cancun, about a 20 minute drive from the airport. The road from the highway to the resort has been repaved, and the ride was smooth. We always use USA Transfers to get from the airport to the resort and find this company very reliable.
The service at ERC is excellent and we showed our gratitude by tipping, although we never felt that we had to tip in order to get good service.
We stayed in building 2 on the second floor in a Junior Suite. The rooms are nice, but not as nice as EPM rooms. However, the main difference is that in ERC there is much more privacy when using the bathroom or the shower, compared to the open design at EPM.
Most of the restaurants are spacious and very nicely designed. There is no need for reservations, and if you go before 7:00pm there will be no waiting line. We especially liked the breakfast and lunch buffets at Barcelona. We also liked Chez Isabelle (French), Basmati (Indian) and Spice (Oriental)
Beach and Swimming Pools
The beach is very close to the pools. We spent most of the time by the beach and never had any problem finding chairs under umbrellas. This resort is not as isolated as EPM so there is a continuous flow of peddlers selling hats, cigars, scarves and tours.
The shows are very similar to the ones at EPM. We especially liked the Michael Jackson show, and the Urban show. The open theater is leveled, so come early if you want good seats.
All in all, our rating for Excellence Riviera Cancun is 4.7 out of 5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This all-suite, all-adult Resort is set along Mexico's renowned Mayan Riviera, between Playa del Carmen and Cancun, on an immaculate white sand beach. Six meandering pools wind through their grounds. You have unlimited access to eight international restaurants and ten bars, plus such amenities as an expansive swim-in spa, a full-scale fitness and cardio-conditioning center and an unparalleled range of activities on land and sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Excellence Riviera Maya
- Excellence Riviera Cancun Hotel
- Excellence Riviera Cancun Puerto Morelos
- Excellence Cancun
- Secrets Excellence Riviera Cancun
- Cancun Excellence Riviera
- Excellence Resort Cancun
- Excellence Riviera Cancun Riviera Maya, Mexico