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TravelPod Member ReviewsME Cabo Cabo San Lucas
Excellent view of the Arch, the playa and of course the cruise ships
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Historical Traveler Reviews ME Cabo Cabo San Lucas
Muy Bueno Melia
I spent 5 glorious days at the Melia in August 2002.The accommodation were excellant along with the service. Pool bartender was friendly and always kept the glasses full. I don't believe you can beat the view and its within easy walking distance of the downtown action. Couldn't find a thing to complain about, even if I wanted to....I'd highly recommend this hotel.
I LOVE THE MELIA...
The very best place to stay in Cabo. We have been there 3 times and are about to go for a 4th. GREAT location... near town and the beach and the marina...and Peacocks resturant is just down a dirt road and 5 Star!!! It is on the best and onlt swin=mming beach in Cabo and the Office is the greatest spot to go for happy hour. Our service at the Melia has always been good. One day, the elevator wne t out and we had to walk the stairs but hey, this is Mexico. We have had great rooms and the chef has fixed the fish that we caught fishing. As far as I am concerned, the Melia is the only place to stay in CABO!
Incredible Vacation Spot!
Just returned from an awesome Easter week at the Melia. GREAT hotel, pool activities & super fun town. Our room had a huge balcony that was an added bonus. Pool bar was great, as were various Happy Hours at the Lobby bar & the fun places on the beach - The Office, Mango Deck, etc. Cabo Wabo Cantina, El Squid Row & The Trailer Park were all fun dining/dancing experiences. We had 2 13 year olds with us, & they were fully occupied with all the beach activities also. Great spot for families, singles & couples. Something for everyone! Will definitely go back next year. Only minor annoyance was nasty female concierge in lobby doing the time share spiel. Just don't make eye contact with her & you're safe.
I stayed at the Melia. iIt as a beautiful place and closer to the beach than the other resorts. We got a great price and service. It is close to the popular bars such as the office and the mango deck. They offer free scuba classes and breakfast included to your price if you know how to ask. My stay at the Melia was a positive experience for the mos part. The only thing that would hae to bring my rating down is that they did not make a big enough effort to solve our problem of the noisy neighbors. Next to our room there were 17 eople staying in one room. They would make a lot of noise at late hours. It took them two days before they accomidated us and transferred us to another room on the other side of the resort.
Location, Location, Location
Just got back 4/12/03 from one of the best weeks ever. MSL in our minds is the best property in Cabo, hospitable, clean and convenient is how we would describe this property. No car is needed unless touring to San Jose is in your plans. Town is no more than 4 City blocks away a perfect distance to walk off dinner. Inexpensive cocktails just 50 yards down the beach which comes with free entertainment. Basically, all of Cabo is at your fingertips from the MSL if you want it. If you don't, you don't need to leave the property to have a great time.
I have been to Cabo many times. Twice a year to be exact. I have stayed at 2 other hotels with friends. They were great too. However, you cant beat the location of this hotel. It sits close to everything. walking distance to downtown (10 minutes if you must know), 5 minutes walk to "The Office" (check it out!) and Billigans you cant beat the happy hour deals 2 for one on drinks, Its on the beach and also the only hotel there with a swim up bar. Every one of the staff members is great and now they know me by 1st name. None the less the hotel looks old but the service is great the staff very attentive food is very good. The night life if your into that, can be cool. This place is very popular in Mexico as its situated close to everything. I will continue to stay there as long as it continues with the great service!
This place was great. I stayed here through a Suntrip vacation and was very surprised. The hotel was upscale and our room was great. I requested an oceanview room and I got one. The week I stayed (March 23-March 28) there were no timeshare people in the lobby at all-so I was pleasantly surprised again. My only word of caution is not to purchase any water at the hotel or through the restaurants-it's a rip-off.
I stayed at the Melia San Lucas from 11/22/02 through 11/25/02. As a frequent traveler and a returning visitor
to Cabo, I enjoyed my stay at the MSL. The hotel's location is ideal as it is on the beach and only a 10 minute walk to downtown. If the downtown area doesn't interest you, the pool area with the swim-up bar can make for a great day. The rooms were nice, however, the maid service's puntuality left something to be desired. Our room typically was not cleaned until 4:30 in the afternoon. For those who have not been to Cabo, be cautious
of the "time share" presentations. As soon as you arrive in Cabo, you will be flooded with offers of gifts if you
committ to go to a time share presentation. Every development will try to trump the gifts offered to you by other developers.
While they will give you the gifts that they offer, the
presentations will take well in excess of the 75 minutes that you agreed to (our presentation took over 3.5 hours). One last point of caution is that if you book an "ocean view" room, make sure you get what you paid for. I had to talk to the check in staff after they tried to put me in a garden view room. I will stay at the Melia San Lucas next time I go back to Cabo.
Taken advantage of!
Melia San Lucas double charged my credit card after I checked out and had returned to the US. After multiple attempts to rectify their mistake, they have refused to change the mistake. It is now apparent that this was not a mistake! They clearly wanted to take advantage of a traveling US Citizen. They have been reported to the authorities. BE SMART WHEN STAYING THERE!
We hated the Melia
Melia San Lucas has damp smelling rooms and wants to: a) bother you to sell you time shares when you pass through the lobby, b) bother you to truck you up the coast to their new hotel for breakfast because 'no-one is staying there yet, c) charge you $10 for margaritas and $5 for small bottled water ... and then they DRAINED THE POOL on SATURDAY, for scheduled maintainence. Reason; "Its low season", even though the hotel was FULLY BOOKED. No offer of refund or reduction in room rate.
We all moved next door to Pueblo Bonita even though we had fully pre-paid @ Melia. Lovely place, beautiful rooms, much better value; bright & airy. Offered us ocean view junior suite @ $145 night.
The Melia chain does not care about you.
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... a decent shot; a dot in the distance taken on an iPhone isn’t going to dazzle you. I had a real struggle in the last couple ports to find flags, the first Mexican port was a no go and even today in Cabo it was also a struggle – I literally had to buy a flag off of a pole instead, I went into a bar and saw a flag hanging up so I went up to the bar lady pointed upwards and said “will you sell me that?”, confused ...
... of the original owner. Built iin 1880 was part of 600 acre estate, complete with tennis courts and 8 servants who were housed on the top floor. Not surprisingly it is reputed to have ghosts and was recently occupied by a team of ghost busters looking to record any unusual happenings.
Another distillery we visited in the area was the Wild Turkey Distillery (originally started by the Ripybrothers) – a much more modern ...
... I think it was a gift to our table companions – I’m not sure. There as red wine too but it doesn’t agree with me so I stuck to water when I finished my glass of champers.
We left the restaurant after some 2 ½ hours which went by so quickly and then hightailed it to the Universe Lounge to listen to the Captain’s Circle host, Julie James, sing songs from the jazz era - wow what a hidden talent she is - she should be ...
Ken and I woke up this morning to beautiful sunshine so we decided to take a dip in the hotel pool and also the spa before breakfast time. It was soooooo nice chilling in the water and equally as nice relaxing in our cabana :D this is seriously the life lol, I don't want to ever leave! Speaking of leaving today we are checking out and changing to a different hotel on the other side of Los Cabos - we are going to San Jose del Cabo :) Our Hyatt ...
... family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">So far the grand adventure is starting off great. Im using my Spanish a little more, although I still get pretty embarrassed... Even when I get it right!
High: walking around San Jose, seeing all the shops and walking around.