Mayan Sea Garden Acapulco
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Another day in paradise! My mom and I stopped off for a poolside game of Bingo as we were walking the length of the pool that has to be close to a half mile. You have to see this pool to believe it. Yes, they even call Bingo in spanish and english. Out of 3 games, mom and I won two of them and free drinks at the pool snack bar. After that streak of …
5 hour bustrip to Acapulco thismorning, after last nights effort it was all a bit difficult..
busy city, military and federal police everywhere with casual m16s
off on a boat cruise, with an open bar tonight, followed by watchin some mad pricks jump off cliffs into 6m of water, then back to an open bar for more partytime.
so will be trashed tomorrow for sure, no ...
... 160;14th is really busy here as in most places so we will beat the rush. At our age, a day or two makes no difference. It ticks me off no end that a fancy resort like this doesn't give you wifi. Today I paid for a day's wifi so I could go on-line and pay my mastercard bill. Better here than with free wifi up at the mall I thought. Since I did that on the MacBook, I am not sure how to load pictures like I do on my ipad. I'll try to attach a few with this ...
We don't get too excited about superbowl so here we are up at Starbucks while everyone else watches the game. The city tour on Friday was good. We visited a number of historical sites. We drove through the old downtown area, visited the fort built in late 1600's. it was protecting the trade route of goods coming from the Phillipines, offloaded here and transported across to the ...
... Interesting? I think so.
Hmmm, it was a rough day. I spent a lot of it working squeezed into one of the lockers in the cockpit, but I received a lot of thanks for doing it. I was glad to do it, but it was hot work, and as I said, I sweat a lot. But it was rewarding, and will be more so tomorrow if the sun comes up and we find it charging the ship's battery! Fingers crossed.
We left our slip this afternoon and will be on anchor until we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mayan Sea Garden Acapulco
We just returned from a week at the Mayan Sea Gardens in Acapulco. The place was beautiful, clean, well-kept, and the people were so friendly! The room was clean. The maids brought clean towels every day and did light housekeeping. The kitchen is small but we didn't do much cooking so this was okay. The refridgerator was under the counter and held our beverages and some snack foods just fine. The pool was large and the activities staff was wonderful. They had daily activities at the pool that kept us laughing and having fun. There is a pool bar and happy hour starts at 4:00. The restaurant, Rummba's, was a great place to eat. The wait staff was very helpful and the food was delicious. The prices were reasonable too. There is a trolley every half hour that takes you to the Mayan Palace or Grand Mayan. We ate at the Mayan Palace once and the food was okay. The Mayan Palace is huge with lots of activities and at least 4 restaurants and as many bars. The Sea Garden wasn't as busy and noisy as the Palace which was just fine with us. There are activities every night at the Palace and the trolley goes until 12:30 a.m. The Sea Garden is not on the beach. You cross the street and walk about a block to the beach. On the way you pass the Sea Market (grocery store) and another pool (Sea Club) that also has a snack bar. (It's not a bad walk.) There are lounge chairs on the beach and towels available everywhere. The only bad thing we experienced was the hard beds.
We visited this resort for one week in November 2004. We couldn't get into the Mayan Palace and were put into theis resort for one week instead and then moved to the Mayan Palace. We were very disapointed when we found out but ended up wishing we had stayed there for our second week instead of the Mayan. It is a very small resort and very quite. The pool was never busy, in fact we were usually the first one there and the kids club was a life saver. The girls were great with my son and always made sure he was welcome. The added bonus was the great pool and bar down at the beach. We thought it might be a hassle to walk across to the beach but it ended up being much closer thatn staying at the Mayan and walking to the beach. It is a great little resort and would recommend it to anyone that just wants to relax. The restaurant is not great but the food at the Mayan was great and a great little shuttle over there. Overall if I had to choose again I would stay at the Sea Garden over Mayan Palace.
You can do much better than the Mayan Sea Garden
We were immediately greeted for a time share pitch. Then we were taken to our room which was clean, but disgustingly old, depressing, dark, faded bedcovers, hard couch and even harder bed.
People were nice enough. The mayanseagarden site shows a beach and nice rooms. It's bait and switch advertising. The place is not even on the ocean. The restaurant is good, but I would go to the Princess Hotel not the Mayan Sea Palace which needs a total renovation.
My husband and I just returned from a great week in beautiful Acapulco. The Sea Garden was a great place overall. The service was very good and the room was wonderful. The hotel is located in the Diamante zone, very upscale locale, but also very out of the way if you want to go into town and see the sights, so be prepared to pay a lot of taxi fares. (Bargain with the taxi drivers) The Rumba Cafe, the hotel restaurant, was WONDERFUL! The service was great and the food was too. The one minor snag was that, upon entering our room, we were dismayed to find that the air conditioning unit was not working. To management's credit, they replaced the wall units twice until we insisted that they move us to another room. The staff was extremely courteous and eager to please. We loved Acapulco and would definitely stay at the Sea Garden again.
My family and I visited Acapulco this year. We stayed at the Mayan Sea-Garden Resort. We were very dissapointed because the air condition unit in the room was too LOUD. The mini refrigerator could not even fit a six-pack of beer let alone food. When we were checking-out, the front desk receptionist told us we needed to pay for a bottle of water we did not use. The sheets and bed comforters were dirty. Since we arrived to the hotel at mid-night, we were not given the "white band", which apperantly entitles you to use some of the Mayan-Palace facilities. If you travel by plane, do not travel by AEROMEXICO. My son got food poison on our way back from Mexico City. AEROMEXICO tends to cancel their flights without customer notification, therefore, you end up waiting for a new flight for hours and hours. Overall, we were not impressed with Acapulco at all. Also, be EXTREMELY careful at the beaches. We were wondering what the brown sea foam was and we discovered it was waste water. One day was enough for us in Acapulco. We truly encourage you to visit TAXCO de Alarcon, Amacuzan, Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, Chilpancingo, Tequesquitengo and Mexico City. These places are absolutely beautiful!!
Went to the Alcapulco and the Sea Garden April 16 - 23rd. We tried for the Mayan Palace and couldn't get in. We ended up at the Sea Garden and it actually worked out better for us. We had a room looking out to the pool area. The buildings are only two stories with windows looking out to the golf course or the pool. If you have children being near the pool is key. We found the hotel rooms to be dated but clean. The rooms are cleaned every morning and fresh towels brought in. Every evening the beds are turned down. The restaurant on the premises is called the RumBa. We throughly enjoyed the restaurant and the waiters were very friendly. The pool area was fine for us. They have one good sized pool with a bar area and bathrooms (very clean). The pool staff was wonderful. They have all sorts of activities for kids going on all the time. My daughter loved it. They also have a guard near the pool area who checks to make sure that onyone going there belongs to the hotel. For those who want some shade there are two large tents set up with lounge chairs set up underneath. We had no trouble getting space out of the sun.
Just returned from a great week in Acapulco. The Sea Garden is very nice. Not a big resort but they are very friendly.The drawback is it costs $10 each way to go into Acapulco and there are no restaurants around the resort. The restaurant at the resort had a very good breakfast and lunch. We did not do there for dinner.Our cab driver was Tony Miranda. He is very professional and speaks english very well. We hired him for a city tour which lasted six hours. He charged us $30 apiece and it was really great. Much better than one through the travel companies. And I have taken these many times.We also hired him one night to take us to Quinta Real for dinner. Very expensive place to eat but worth it if you like a beautiful place. Then we went to the cliff divers for the 10:30 show where they dive with torches at the end. He took such great care of us.I highly recommend him. You can reach him at *****************
My husband, myself and our two teenage children stayed in The Sea Garden Dec 20-27, 2003. We had a great time in Acapulco, but we took pleasure in and enjoyed the ideosyncrecies of the Mexican way of doing business. The staff was wonderful, the room was quiet and well maintained. Our only complaint was that the beds were too hard.
The resort is on the Playa Diamante, which is the newest developing area of Acapulco. Because of this you must find a means of transportation into town. Acapulco has many things to see and experience. We were fortunate to find a local member of our Church who chauffered us around the city. Do avoid allowing taxi drivers to make decisions about where you eat or shop or buy services. They receive a % from their compadres.
Sea Gardens combined the quiet, private, laid back atmosphere so necessary to a good vacation. It was small enough not to be a problem to walk everywhere. A shuttle takes you to the Myan Palace for more variety of food, pools, etc.Take a taxi (negotiate before you go) to any of the fine restaurants (Su Casa) or sights. We were always well taken care of, we always felt safe, the restaurants etc. were awesome. Driving is confusing. Taxi is the way to go.Acapulco is extremely clean, has no paper littering the streets, you can walk about undisturbed. Take one of the trips to the lagoon, diving, etc.
I f your thinking of a great acapulco resort the sea garden is just perfect , the staff go out of there way to help in anyway possible, the happy hours line up just right too. the restaurant is great and even the market has just what you need , and very very clean , this is the best vacation we ever took, you can have quiet or have hector drive you to the night life either way youll have fun ,,