GR Solaris Cancun
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Arrived in Cancun and checked into a hotel downtown as the ones by the beach in 'Zona Hotelara' are normally quite expensive. But after having dinner in this area and marvelling at the luxury, we packed our bags and treated ourselves for the last few days of our Central American travelling with a five star hotel and all inclusive package. Normally …
... But that's it. Hinesh was expecting the club area to be a lot bigger so was disappointed to see that the nightlife was to be centred around 4 - 5 clubs. Still, we snapped snapped away at Cancun during the day. At one point, spiderman got down on one knee in front of me… he beat Hinesh to it :) There are a lot of American tourists here. During the day there was a massive pool party happening in one of the clubs, as we walked past on the beach we can see the masses of people ...
... said I didn't. He didn't bother me much which was good and he went back to the girls that were visually unimpressed, but took his oddness with good nature. They were entertaining to watch. I jump onto a bus into town. The club district is loud and busy. It's 2230 by this stage and I line up for Congo Bongo. This was the last night I could use these pre paid tickets. After about 15min I'm in. This club was something else. People were squeezed in like sardines and ...
... could completely understand why this place is such a draw card. If you block out the huge hotels the beach is stunning! The water is so blue, the sand so white - we had a really tranquil day. Feeling like we’d seen enough of Cancun, we moved on out to a beach location more suited to our tastes… ...
... of the club. Early in the night the place had a weird feel, like nobody really seemed to be enjoying themselves but they had to look like they were to keep up appearances. Many people there were recording everything on their iPhones.
There was a stage high up in front of a giant video screen and dancers and performers would re-enact scenes from famous movies to loud dance music, or perform tributes to famous pop stars of the past. One highlight was a homage ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews GR Solaris Cancun
My husband and I stayed at the GR Solaris in Cancun in mid-January 2005. We found it to be an incredible hotel. The food was fabulous, the pool-side servers were attentive, and the staff was very friendly. This hotel really tried to pay attention to details and make our stay memorable. We've stayed at 3 other All-Inclusive resorts, and we felt this was one of the best.
The Gr Solaris was a great place for our 10th anniversary.It is a beautiful place with a great variety of food. One day, by the pool, they brought in the largest wok in Mexico and made pallaya.(spelling)Shrimp,crab,sausage,scallops,crab legs, you name it . DELICIOUS! It was definetly better than expected having read many reviews on trip advisor.
* Before I begin, you must remember that this hotel is just a few months old. Anyone writing from 2004 certainly experienced the usual growing pains of a new hotel - construction, service etc. There was no more construction and the service was truly impeccable.
Loved the GR Solaris
We just stayed at the GR Solaris from Jan. 15-22. We were upgraded to the GR from the Royal Solaris-that was definitely a good thing!!!! The hotel is beautiful, the food was good and the staff was fantastic! Especially the entertainment team at the pool. Our waiter at the pool, Edgar was our man! He was always there to take care of us! Tipping goes a long way! We totally enjoyed ourselves and met a lot of really nice people. We were not ready to come back to OHIO. We would stay there again! We really enjoyed the staff-especially Laura, MacKenzie, Chucho, and last but not least, Malena. They were great!
My wife, daughter, and I stayed at this all-inclusive resort the first week of January 2005. The facilities are outstanding, the food is extremely well prepared, and the staff is without exception genuinely friendly. The pool area is very nice, with the exception of not enough shady areas for those of us who don't like being nuked by the sun.
We happened to book this hotel with flight through Priceline and loved every minute of it! When we got there we were greeted and our luggage wisked away to our room! Check in was brief, we landed at Cancun airport at 10:07 and was in our swim suit by the pool by 11:30! Everyone you encounter is so friendly and helpful! There is always something good to eat and they really keep the drinks coming! They encourage you to participate in the entertainment provided and it's very good too:) At first glance I was dissapointed in the beach, but soon realized that the beach was pretty much gone as far as I could see in both directions. They did wind up opening up the entrance to the beach from the hotel and we were able to find a smooth, sandy spot to play in the ocean. The pool heater was working and it was very nice, the massages by the ocean are so relaxing! The rooms are great, nice big (very firm) beds, comfortable furniture and a nice size bathroom and shower! We started out with a side room with a small view of the ocean, but the next morning we requested ocean view and got a great room over looking the pool and ocean, it was breathtaking everytime I looked out the patio door to the balcony! We took a jungle tour, as Sol Ha suggested and thoroughly enjoyed it too! You go in your own boat and follow the guide to a place near the nizuc reef and snorkle. It's close enough you can walk to the attraction! We can't wait to go back!
I have very mixed feelings about the GR Solaris. First, the hotel is truly gorgeous. The level of attention to detail in the decor is quite impressive. The pool area is beautiful, and I liked how the pool water lapped up to the edges instead of meeting with a vertical edge. the jacuzzi was always full of loud children who were using it as a pool.
Our trip was booked at a major internet travel site, however when we arrived there was no record of our booking. The print-out confirmation sheet was all we had as proof, but after quite a lengthy "panic" by the front desk (after asking me to pay again for the room and leave an open credit card - which I did not do), we were given a room. Over the stay I heard of many people that were booked at the Royal Solaris, but actually were placed at the GR upon their arrival. We arrived on a Sunday, and their reservations office was not open until Monday morning, and I was asked to check back then. Monday morning I spoke with the hotel manager, he told me to enjoy the stay, that the discrepancy was between the hotel and the internet site, and not to have any worries about it, which we did. One thing I learned, be sure to have a telephone access number for your internet travel site.
We just returned from 5 days at the Grand Royal Solaris in Cancun, and it was great! This resort had only been open for 2 weeks when we were there, so there are a few bugs that still need to be ironed out, but you see improvements every day. This resort has a lot of potential to be top rate.
My husband and I were originally booked at the Royal Solaris from Dec. 18-25 but when we went to check in, we were told that most of the hotel was undergoing renovations and we were therefore being moved to their brand-new sister property, the GR Solaris.