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... idea of hiding the in drunk beers in there so we would get more. Genius as he may be he is also mildly paranoid and decide the only place that the maid would not be able to get to (when she clearly would have sniffed out his evil plan) is the safe. So in the went safe and sound with the beads of condensation gently dripping into our passports and airplane tickets... The pool side was filled with the usual delicious characters from all over the world and curious ...
... the car. We took it back and it was replaced with a safe but boring Chevrolet which is just a rebadged Vauxhall Corsa. (May I point out at this point that I wanted a convertible Jeep but wasn't allowed it because it was too expensive, story of my life!). We drove down the main interior road to the East coast. Because the of the coastal cycle track you definitely see more on a moped than in a car. It was still a beautiful drive though. We stopped along the way for drinks at Coconuts ...
... aboard Conquest at 1:00pm, I climbed the eleven floors from the gangway to Lido deck and gulped down a burrito while I sat next to a shirtless man who, while flaunting the rules of civility regarding attire, regaled his luncheon companions with stories of a wayward son who has taken up with an undesirable female.
After all of this, I am in need of rest before my dinner tonight, the first with companions. There is no word on our sick shipmate nor, I suspect, will there ...
... off so we downed a club sandwich and beer at the local restaurant and grooved out to what was an excellent show. They could play.
We had booked a dive with Scuba Magic for the following day. I was nervous as apparently the reef went to 60-80 feet which was around 20 to 26meters and being the first dive off my Open Water I knew that this was deeper then what I had been accustomed too and what I actually thought I was certified to do (which I still think is a bit ...
Perhaps hiring a beat-up car without a working handbrake wasn't such a good idea. To be honest it didn't exactly seem the best plan at the time either but as we run onto the highway to stop a multiple pile-up we're cursing our impetuous choice of rental car agreement. And it had all started so well! Wind back a few hours and we get up nice and early and make our way down to the ferry port next to our hotel for the 8am crossing. After all, we've been watching ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Coral Princess Hotel & Resort Cozumel
Good relaxing resort
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Great for snorkelling, this hotel is a good way to relax, as that is the main atmosphere. The staff is friendly, the view is great, it is right on the corals, easy access to snorkelling. The hotel is clean, and colourful. It is only a few minutes from downtown, which makes it easy to access by taxi.
Dec. 17-25, 2003. Had a very enjoyable time at the Coral Princess.
Bellmen and Waiters were friendly to the extreme. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite with kitchen. Room was ok, space was adequate, however, furnishings were a little older; expecially the pull out sofa in the living room. I would recommend a room with kitchen and a trip to one of the local grocery supermarkets as soon as possible after you arive (Chadruil or San Francisco's). Food prices are quite reasonable and beer can be purchased at about 50-75 cents each (Negra Modela, Corona, Tecate, XX, Sol). Rum and Tequila are also inexpensive if that is your choice of liquor. We made drinks in room most of the time and drank beer from our stock in the refrigerator. Also, made sandwiches for lunch and sometimes eggs and Mexican sausage for breakfast. Tremondous savings over buying at the bars and restaurants all day and the staff did not seem to have any problem with us supplying our own libations when we were on beach or any where else. When we did purchase on location the service was very good and prices very reasonable and it was obvious that the tips were greatly appreciated. We ate dinner at the resort on 2 occaiaions. First night was ok; however, they have outside grill set up on Tue, Thur and Sat nights and I would highly reccommend it. The grilled mixed seafood was very good (huge lobster tail, butterflied shrimp, conch and fish). View from our balcony was as good or better than I have seen anywhere (lovely turquoise water). Man made beach was adequate. (It was cleaned and raked smooth each night) Pools appeared nice, however it was too cool to use them when we were there. Our oldest son took SCUBA certification course on site. Very reasonable price and personal attention (no large classes). In fact he was the only student and Fernando the instructor was great. They would go from about 9AM to 1PM each day (classroom and open water instruction). The underwater classes were taught in the ocean at the resort not in the pool. Snorkeling at the resort was incredible as the property is built on the edge of a reef. Most incredible collection of fish i have ever seen for being able to step from my beach chair right into the water and the water visibility was great. I would reccommend this property to anyone thinking of visiting Cozumel and if you go say hello to Pedro and Omar, two of the best bellmen anywhere.
We have stayed at the Coral Princess two times and have found it to be very enjoyable each time. The locale is fabulouso! The snorkeling/scuba diving available on-site is awesome! Any concerns with the amenities of the room or shortage of linens was responded to promptly. Staff was very accomodating to all the demands of all of our group.' Scenery is amazing! Various Happy Hours (with live music) are lots of fun. We look forward to returning to this ISLAND and to this resort - the sooner the better!
My husband and I just got back from our 7 night stay (8/8-8/15). This is our second trip and we stayed at the same hotel 2 years ago. This is a very relaxing hotel - no loud music and no constant activities. The staff is super friendly and the place is clean. We tipped our maid $5/day and she did an excellent job. We loved the little animals she made out of the towels - very creative! We got a 1 bedroom suite overlooking the ocean. We had requested a non-smoking floor (8th or 3rd) but ended up on the 5th floor. Was pleasantly surprised by the absence of any cigarette or cigar smoke odor. Needless to say, the view was spectacular. We ate at the hotel restaurant twice while we were there and the food was very good. Prices were competitive to those of any restaurant in town. No problems with room service and wake-up calls. Snorkeling was fantastic by the hotel. It seems that there's more variety of fish and other marine life this time around. We will definitely be back!
A Great place to Relax
I've stayed at the coral princess for the past three years, The first year was good, the second was better. The past year from Feb. 5th to Feb. 19th. It was a great vacation. This year I'm going back from Dec.13 thru Dec. 20. If you can get a one bedroom, It's very roomy, very clean, and a beatiful view. The staff especially Humberto & Pedro, bend over backward to help with anything you need. The food is fair to good. The drinks are a little pricy but good. Try the the Lobsters Cove for a nice meal, It's very good and reasonable. My son loved it, my daughter is going with me this year. Maybe its not perfect for everyone, But it is a great place to relax & enjoy.
We Loved the Coral Princess
Overall, Good value and Excellent Service, with the Mexican Touch! And a big smile!!.
Don't Believe Everything You Hear or See from the Coral Princess
We stayed at the Coral Princess Resort in May 2003. We have stayed there before, and had nice experiences in the past. This time, we had some problems. When we arrived, we were told (and given a discount sheet)...all food and drink purchased at the resort, we would receive a 20% discount at checkout. Well, when we checked out...NO DISCOUNT. We were told it was a mistake, after arguing with them for an hour and almost missed our plane, they still didn't honor the discount. Doesn't this seem like fraud?? Also, we were there for 7 nights, on our last night......hundreds of bugs were all over our balcony and in our room, plus loud banging sounds from the hotel staff were happening for most of the night after midnight. When I told the hotel about this, they wouldn't discuss it. BEWARE!The Coral Princess does have excellent snorkeling if you can deal with the rest of it.Good Luck!!!!
A nice place to stay for awhile
It's about a 5 minute ride from the airport which is nice. There's only share-ride vans from the airport, but it's only $6. Cabs to the airport run about $9.It's a nice small hotel. The rooms are decent sized and have digital temperature control and a TV. There's a small pool and a swim up bar, but I didn't see too many people using it. There's a small man-made beach there also that's decent if you just want to lie out for awhile, but isn't good if it's crowded. The staff is friendly and helpful; do yourself a favor and befriend one of the bellhops with a nice tip in the beginning and they will take care of you for your entire stay (although that's probably true at most places).Cabs to the downtown are right at the hotel and are only a few dollars; the ride is about 5 minutes.The most appealing part of the place is right on a rocky reef (hence the man made beach). Step off and you're in deep water with fish all around. Snorkel equipment can be rented cheaply ($7) for an entire day.If you're looking for a small local hotel that's inexpensive then this place is for you.
A week of Hell
First let me start by saying that we visit the Island of Cozumel twice a year, and we always try to visit a diffrent resort. on our last visit we stayed at the Coral Princess and it was a nightmare. We were promised a oceanview room which was not avaliable when we arrived. The front desk said that first thing in the morning our room would be ready...and not to bother unpacking. The next day when I asked about our room they told me that someone else had been moved into my room. And that it would be another day or maybe even two because there were three people in front of us on the list. I decided to go ahead and unpack I can't live out of my suitecase. One our third day at four we were moved to our new room. The phone never worked and in order to call my children I had to use the phone in the noise lobby. You could also forget about room service or a wakeup call. The room was never cleaned before 3p.m and we were only given 2 towls to dry off, when asked for more all we got was 3 washcloths. I was also hit in the head by the large hanging blinds that covered our patio. They were not attached properly to the wall and when I went to open them they just fell on my head, leaving a huge knot and me with a bad headache. When I talk about all of my problems to the manager he was very nice about it all and offered me a free night stay the next time I visit Cozumel. WOW a whole free night, let me start planing my next vacation now. Just a few last remarks. The food was so so...the drinks were watered down. The pool is real small..and the baby pool is a joke, it's not even close to the other pool and it's in the full sun...what a great way to get sunburn. The only good thing would be the coral reef located just off of the man made beach. But if I had it to do all over again I would stay at another hotel, and just visit The Coral Princess for the underwater beauty. Thanks Belinda Cox
Very nice property
We recently returned from staying at the Coral
Princess. We had a morning arrival and was greeted
by a very friendly staff. Our room was ready and we were pleasantly surprised. The view was incredible, the room very clean and bright. Since we had ROH we didn't know what to expect. The only negative was the room is too small for 2 beds and the pillows extremely hard (as we have found in all of Mexico).
We would definely return and for those who snokle,
you can do so right at your dock. The water is
very deep , so you do need to be a swimmer.