El Dorado Maroma, a Beachfront Resort, by Karisma
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Kodatski stayed here on Dec 8, 2012 during their trip titled: Kodatski's Great Adventure.
... meal. Enchiladas or burrito, I wasn't sure what I'd order. When I got there I made the fatal mistake of TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT, in this case, enmolitas. I had no idea what to expect and when they delivered it I thought it was a joke. It looked, to me, like cat poo on a plate, hardly appetising. The flavour was 'interesting'. I thought I could taste molasses but I think it must be all the spices (like anise and cinnamon) along with the chocolate that gave it such ...
... to. "I don't wanna see that!" he keeps telling Coman as balls sail past the hole in all directions except the correct one. I seem to make faster progress, but by the time we've got to pitching and exhausted an entire basket of balls, Adan decides he needs a drink of water and departs for the club house. Considering he loaded up big bottles of water on the golf buggy he drove to the first hole, and is gone for almost 20 minutes, it's not water we ...
... snorkeling was a cave which was a bit scary as its reallllly deep in some parts when you look down and cant see anything (even though we were wearing life jackets so couldnt sink anyway) again we had another buffet lunch. The 3rd and best location was a lagoon by the sea, here we seen many different types of fish, a turtle, and a few big scary stingrays! this night we also went to Coco Bongo which is one of the biggest and best clubs in cancun and usually has over 1000 people ...
... Not that it needed thinking about too much. The sofas filled up, with the English girl and the Argentine, some Australians, a couple Canadians, and Tehua, and after a pizza, James and I plus rum. We didn't really move from here until about 1, at which time we decided to head off to a club. By this point, we'd lost the Aussies, since one of them had turned the wrong way out of the toilet and fallen off the roof. Fortunately he landed on grass and merely had a lump on the back ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
very good easy &relax place good stuff and food and pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews El Dorado Maroma, a Beachfront Resort, by Karisma Playa del Carmen
Upon arrival at Cancun, be prepared with detailed directions, as it is new enough that most of the transfer drivers are uncertain of the entrance road. It might be helpful to mention "MI Hotelito" -its original name. We have been to the Riviera Maya seven or eight times in the past eight years (to various and diverse destinations)and have watched the area grow. We have also visited many other resorts over the years, in many other areas of the world, and I have never before been tempted to write a review of an hotel...until now. This place was simply wonderful! The hotel itself, the beach ,the ancillary facilities, the FOOD, and the service were second to none. This is not a resort for the action-oriented, as there are few activities offered, but for the dyed-in-the -wool luxury lover, it is paradise. The hotel is small, the staff highly skilled, the services personal yet professional and prompt and the level of luxury is high. The rooms are extremely well-kept, clean and comfortable, the grounds (while under some rennovation) very pleasant, and the food and service are truly five-star. They are willing and able to arrange convenient and comfortable transportation and/or tours to nearby attractions, if you should for any reason WANT to leave the resort to explore. We had massages in the palapas located just off of the shore of the beach (accessed by elevated walkway), right around sunset of our second day. The sound of the waves washing soothingly below, the subdued cries of the sea birds, the excellent massage staff and the incredible sunset got us thoroughly relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of our stay. This is a great place for a quiet, no-kids, couples get-away. It has the beauty of the nearby Palenque reef, the pristine Maroma Beach, the perfect climate and proximity to all the attractions of the Riviera Maya-without the noise and bustle of the larger resorts.
As the taxi drives up to the resort - I have to say, it pretty scary. It took about 5 minutes down this long dirt road to get to the resort. Once there, it is very small and not as impressive as some resorts that have great entrances (none of this is complete). As we entered the lobby, which is very small, there were 2 desks, one on each side of the room and the Christmas tree was in the center. Small but nicely decorated. We were given the normal welcome champagne. We had arrived earlier than normal check-in time about 12:30, so we had lunch & then returned to the lobby & then proceeded to our room. We had an infinity ocean front room. I had requested second floor but due to a plumbing problem we were assigned to the third floor.
El Dorado Maroma is Amazing
El Dorado Maroma is amazing. If you are the type that likes a smaller resort with that personal touch, then Maroma is for you. Defiantly book an infinity swim-up suite. I am not a fan of the mi hotelito suites, but the ones in the new section are great. Maroma beach is just outside your door and it is breathtaking. The food was fantastic. It has a real culinary flare. It truly is gourmet dining. This is a small boutique hotel, so don't expect a lot of excitement, but it is within walking distance to the Maroma beach activities (ie. jet ski rentals, ATV rentals, boating, snorkeling and such.) Given the chance I will most certainly return. WOW!
This is not a trip report for the El Dorado Maroma formerly Mi Hotelito but just a little report on what we saw while walking the beach in front.
I was there in November for my good friends' wedding. This place has made some considerable changes since the last review. The service was fantastic and around the clock. The staff was amazing and by the end of the first day, everyone knew our individual names eventhough we were a large party.
Last June or Next June
After some effort I have been told by Mi Hotelito's parent company, Karisma Hotels, that having been damaged by the last hurricane that it won't be opening until next June at the earliest.
John Pitchers, Norfolk, England.
We'll we were supposed to be enjoying our honeymmon at Mi Hotelito in early June. We called and found they won't be open till September. Horrible communication Mi hotelito. Now we will scrammble to find any room we can for June. I will never use Karisma resorts ever again.
We went to the El Dorado with 2 other couples & were wonbdering what to expect after reading reviews about it. As one review stated...."I don't know where those negative reviews came from." It was GREAT. Good service. clean rooms & grounds, the BEST food we have had at any of the 9 all inclusives we have vacationed at. Premium booze also ,but you do have to specify. Yes the reserving for the restaurants is a pain, but that happens everywhere. Yes the beach is rocky in spots, but we knew that & it was worth the fact that, I beleive, it contributed to the fish I saw while snorkelling. We had an oceanfront room & left our door open at night & felt safe(we were 2 floors up). The sound of the ocean was so soothing. The room was clean,well stocked & the jacuzzi inside was more condusive to being used(as opposed to one resort we were at that had the jacuzzi on the balcony) If I had to "pick" a negative it would be the problem with on again, off again water or the fact that they are not always fast to repair a broken hair dryer but hey.....we were not in Canada! Relax & enjoy a GREAT resort