Crowne Plaza Acapulco
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Oh how to start this blog... When I arrived to Acapulco I realized I was not in "Kansas" anymore, my native language is Spanish, and I couldn't figure out what the menu said, I love to go to local eateries and taste new things, however I could not make out what anything meant. It was a little confusing for me as everything was done differently than …
Acapulco is now (apparently) only a fraction the place it used to be. It was trendy, chic and expensive and where anybody who was anybody was to be seen. It's not quite like that any more, but it's still a place that's great fun. It's also on the Pacific coast so it's great for lounging by the sea/pool, snorkelling and scuba diving - which is what …
With Semana Santa finished I figured the driving would be smooth from here on out. Funny thing...it turns out most Mexicans get the entire week off following the holy week. Great, looks like another week of crowded destinations. At least the drive to Acapulco was smooth, wide and vacant of traffic....until I was within 30 miles. Flat, wide open, mostly barren terrain with a mountainous horizon suddenly burst into a thriving city-scape, which went up ...
Today we spent the day sailing down the coast of Mexico. From our map, we are off the coast of Acapulco. No port stops today as we are heading to Guatamala, which takes two nights and two days sailing to arrive. The waters are very calm and the sailing very smooth. We are both very relaxed and Johnny is enjoying the variety of foods on board.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCrowne Plaza Acapulco
Very clean, good staff, the room could use a refrigerator but other than that it was an excellent stay. Several pools, many of them private.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Acapulco
Costa Club Hotel looks impressive and probably was once...but I visited in March 2001 and it was looking decidedly shabby inside (like an 80s timewarp but not in a cool ironic way) and so were a lot of the staff. They were surly and monosyllabic at best. But the worst thing about this place was the all inclusive aspect which meant a revolting buffet slopped out at every mealtime (most of which was half cold) which gave most of the residents including myself and my partner raging gut ache, nausea and diahorrea for the duration of our stay....it was appalling! To add insult to injury every where you walked round the hotel the stench from the drains was like an open sewer....it was obvious that the food poisioning had reached empidemic levels everyone was saying how ill they felt and it really blighted the whole holiday. I was so ill when we got back to the UK I had to go to casualty and they confirmed that I had a severe food posioning and kept me in to rehydrate me and gave me drugs to fight the gremlins lurking in my guts. We spent a lot of time trying to avoid the food by eating out but sadly the bugs had already got us by then (but we did find some great restaurants) we also tried to avoid the music played at top volume by the main pool (which was beautiful and music was so unnessary!) we either sat up at the the adults only pool in the quiet which was very pleasant on the days we couldnt bear to be parted from the bogs or we escaped to paradise island across the bay and got in the sea which was great. Mexico is an amazing place, the costa club sadly is not! Oh yeah, and like most other reviews here, I thought the drinks were rubbish too. My first and last all inclusive holiday thats for sure.
Holidays at the costa club
We have yet again booked our holidays for 12/11/04, at the costa club, now renamed the grand.
We have really been looked after our every needs been catered for.
The hotel.our room.the recepetion on arrival.
And of course the staff were excellent. This will be our third visit
Only So So
My family and I visited Acapulco for the Summer of 2002 and decided on the Costa Club since it offered an all inclusive package which we though would prove economical with a family of seven. Well, first of all the food at the buffets were lousy, and the "all drinks" was limited to soda, juice, and one type of beer, Modelo, which I am not a fan of. Other better beers were available, but at cost since they were not included in the "all drinks" package. As for service, the entire crew needs to be retrained, they were impatient i.e., always dealt with you as if they were in a hurry somewhere else.
Overall, for the price it's O.K. if you plan on being out of the hotel most of the time.
. We just returned from a 2 week stay at Costa Club Acapulco. Jan 15to 29th.. This has been our third stay at this hotel. This year they had replaced the furniture which was nice however the food and drink quality has declined. Beer and drinks outdoors was served in styrofoam glasses. Plastic makes more sense for beer. The quality of the drinks and beer was low. Even kahlua considering it was domestic was not served. One night the food was unedible. Many people left eating only salad. We did bring it to the captains attention and it was better the next day. Even the breakfast bar was scant. I must compliment the staff. Even though they had some complaints they were always polite, punctual and served with a smile. The music at night was great. It was the only entertainment they provided. Nothing at the pool except some music and some form of activities which interested few. I hope the new managment make some changes. The band at night and and some the staff were the only things that made it enjoyable. The bar lobby staff were great though.
The best hotel and atmosphere
I have been going to Acapulco for 5 straight years and have stayed at Costa Club Hotel. It is the best hotel to stay at. There is so much to do at this hotel, the faculty is wondeful and helpful. The nightlife is wonderful and fun. I know you will love their pools... There is aobut 4 or 5 to choose from and they are beatiful and relaxing.... There is no other hotel I would stay at.
Just came back from Acapulco last weekend, Jan 10, 2004, a week stay at Costa Club (now it is called Grand Acapulco Hotel). Our stay was fine but I just wanted to point out few things that are really annoying about this hotel. This hotel is in the shape of upside down "V" with pointy side pointing to the ocean so that every room has some ocean view. Great idea but not for noise. It somehow magnified street, hotel club music and hallway sounds. It doesn't help that all the floor in this hotel is entirely covered with tile so sound reflects even more.
Loved every minute cant wait to go back
I would just like to say that i got married at the costa club in August 2000 and had the most fantastic time ever, cant wait to go back for my aniversery
Out of interest I thought I'd check on some of the reviews regarding the Costa Club hotel in Acapulco which I stayed at a couple of years ago. After reading these reviews I think I must have been in another hotel. How any one can say that this is the best hotel they've ever stayed at beggars belief. It was the most awful holiday we ever had the misfortune to take. We were told that Acapulco had been a swinging place in the fifties, and that it had a romantic faded glamour. Well that's one way of putting it. Both Acapulco and this hotel were a dump.
I stayed in the costa club in august in 2001 and i have to admit it was one of the best hotels i have ever stayed in . The hotel staff are very friendly very funny and very helpfull . The animation team are fantastic. Food at the costa club is lovely there are three restraunts 2 al a carte and a buffet and all were lovely especially the mexican al a carte.There is entertainment all day and night and of a really good standard. hotel is very clean and lots going on around the clock . I am a travel agent over in england and i get to visit alot of hotels worldwide and i have to stay this has to be one of the best . Should any one have any questions on this hotel or any others please give me a email