Imperial Las Perlas Hotel
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... and greeting. It must have been raining before landing because all the streets are wet and it is very humid. Nice chill/breeze in the air though. Maybe low to mid 70's. Arturo lives a few blocks away so the walk wont be too demanding. Arturo is the dean at the university. He says he is responsible for approximately 800+ students there and from our early conversations appears to LOVE his job and his hand in helping shape their lives.
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... shots after dinner and they do your laundry for you, amazing! The staff are also very helpful and friendly. I take a bed in the girls only dorm which is decked out with big mirrors and has a private bathroom. For just $16 a day I also get breakfast which is not too shabby being fruit and eggs as well as dinner! The dinners are not gourmet but who would complain at that daily rate!
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... fin..snorkel to fin... When I finally got kicked in the face for the 2nd time, I have had enough. So I was floating and tried to stay around until he said it was time to get back. I jetted back to the boat to be the first one out of the water. How was the snorkeling you asked? Not worth writing home about. We did see a big sea turtle. Does that count? The guide had to entice the fish to come out and be around us with some fish food. What does that tell you? In some areas the bottom was ...
... gates within 45 minutes.
The airport was very big, 550 gates! We found our way to gate 175 and settled down just before 7:30 to wait for our flight.
The night before we had put all our remaining Euros and Pounds into one plastic bag so I watched the carry on luggage while Lezah went and found the currency exchange. I found the airport had free ...
... he was our man. Something about the way he carried himself, a wheeler and dealer. You could tell. We were told earlier that he was just a middle man because he doesn't have a boat. We figured out later that the guy who did have a boat didn't speak English so Ramone was employed. I told him my name was Holly and he said "ah, Yes, Ms. Elder. Holly Elder.". He sat with us while we drank coffee and tea and ate some toast with jam. He ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Imperial Las Perlas Hotel Cancun
Didn't Feel Safe
Went to Imperial Las Perlas for March Break. Not impressed at all. Nice beach if you don't like pretty turqoise water. Calm water, not a crowded beach. OK that's all the nice stuff I have to say. Food was terrible, I lost weight because I could hardly eat it anymore after the 3rd day. Activity guys were fun at first, then became overly obnoxious. Found a 3" rusty spike in the volleyball court sand as well as glass on another occasion. Did not feel safe at this hotel. Do not go on the beach late at night. Keep a close eye on your valuables and be careful of the "safety" deposit boxes at the front desk. Some of the staff were very rude. The bar with the all-inclusive drinks doesn't include drinks after 11:00 pm. Staff encourages guests to buy passes to go to other bars. Very hard beds, and don't put toilet paper down the toilets!
Don't eat the fish, I mean Chicken, I mean what is it
What a place, our room had a nice view of a construction site that woke us up bright and early. Our room smelled like something died under the sink. I have to admit the staff was good, the beach was decent. By far the worst part of the trip was the FOOD. Do not even try to eat it. First of it was the same thing 14 times in a row (7 days, lunch and dinner). Pork, maybe chicken and fish in a cream sauce. Our snacks were grey cold cheeseburgers and goat cheese quesadillas. I am not a picky eater at all but this was bad and very repetitive. For and extra few dollars stay at the Barcelo right next door. Much better staff and food.
Great Fun Great price
Just got back on Sunday morning. Probably the best trip I've ever been on. Contributed mainly to the Imperial and there wonderful staff. Got the best room in the place (#112). Best bartender Eusebio!! Only unpleasantness was some of the other travellers being rude and thinking they were staying at a 5 star!! Definitely go back again!!
Very Pleasantly Suprised
Prior to leaving on our trip, my girlfriend and I had two reviews on this hotel to go by..." a nightmare" or " a little gem on the Caribbean" so we really weren't sure what to expect. I am now thrilled to say that the entire trip was fantastic in every aspect with the sole exception being one or two people out of the dozens we met (literally) that only seemed truly content when they were complaining. Everyone else from the hotel staff to the fellow travellers were a riot and we all made the most of our time here. Any issues that did come up were attended to by the hotel staff immediately, the room was great and clean, the meals were quite sufficient, plentiful and well presented and the beach was cleaned daily by hotel staff. Also there was plenty of recreational activities right at our back door ( sea-doo's, snorkling, scuba diving, kayaking, volleyball, soccer, etc.)
It certainly won't be confused for a 5 star, but then again, neither will the price...and the money we saved was greatly appreciated on other aspects of our vacation. I suppose if you want to live in an ivory tower, be prepared to pay the premium or do everyone else a favour and stay home.
A great vacation
We had an amazing time, the food was really good our room was nice and the service from the staff was excellent.
I recommend this place to anyone.
If you go on vacation with the expectation of having a good time then you will find fun! if you go on vacation to think your better than everyone else and be rude to others then stay at home. My only complaint about our trip and our stay at Imperial Las Perlas was some of the other tourist it was sad to see how rude some people can be.
This is not a 5 star but a really neat and fun 3 star hotel
participate in the daily activities get to know the people that work there and some of the other guests and you will have fun!!
Had a blast!!!
I read as much as possible about this place before I went and according to all the great reveiws that people have given the place I thought I'd choose this place(The price had something to do with it as well!) I thought it was going to be a good trip- but it was better....in a nut shell, good food, good people, good drinks and good room. A little windy on the resort and chilly at night. I could say soooo many good things but I hate typing... It's not 5 star because it's an older builing and it has a small pool and no golf coarse, but for the money it is way more than worth it- My girlfriend and I will go agian for sure. Any age would enjoy this resort (I'm 28)
Great Place To Stay
We went here during the week of Jan 18th to Jan 25th. 2003 it was a great place to stay. we went all inclusive and the Food was good there was a variety every day and lots to chose from. the staff were very friendly and helpful. the rooms were very clean and spacious. We were right on the ocean front with a great view and white sandy beaches. it was a great vacation and i would go back again. the only complaint was the bartenders need a course in making drinks. BONNIE
Good for money
During July 2001 i stayed at the Imperial las Perlas hotel, although i was quite young 18 at the time i would say i wouldnt exactly go back, it is more for the older people not the elderly but those people who want a quiet relaxing holiday in the warmth, this hotel would be ideal. The staff where brillant and very easy going. The rooms are immaculate, infact last year in Cancun i stayed in an all inclusive and paid roughly £400 more for the all inclusive and the imperial las perlas was alort cleaner, just goes to show you, dearer not exactly better. For the ideal quiet holiday i would definitely reccommend Imperial las Perlas.
Terrible experience - Horrible beach not recommended for all inclusive, the food was awful, the same everyday and dinner was even worse -..... Clean rooms!
A little gem on the Caribbean
For anyone looking for an immaculate facility with every room overlooking the Caribbean, the Imperial Las Perlas is well worth considering. Closer to town than any other hotel in the "Hotel Zone," and well away from the glut of shops, restaurants and night clubs at the center of the Hotel Zone, the Imperial Las Perlas provides a nice alternative for the tourist opting for a quieter spot. The prices are reasonable, the staff is courteous, the beach and pool are immaculate. Though the menus are limited, the restaurants provide good, basic food at a very reasonable. A nice spot for anyone wanting quieter, less pretentious accommodations.