Gran Porto Real Resort and Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Porto Real Resort and Spa Playa del Carmen
We're not usually all-inclusive resort people but it was our honeymoon so we wanted to stay somewhere nice and it seems all-inclusive is actually cheaper than not in many cases. We chose the Gran Porto Real because it was the right price and in a great location for our future travels to Cuba and the rest of Central America and South America. All in all, the resort was what we wanted. We could have easily drank ourselves into total renal failure if we wanted and the food was abundant and of a decent standard. There's so many staff and they are all really helpful, the room was really good, the pools are the perfect places to while away a honeymoon and overall we had no complaints. We paid an extra $100 or so to upgrade our 'ocean view' room to a room that actually had a proper ocean view, rather than a view of the road and a bit of ocean out of the corner of your eye - it as well worth it, as the view of the pool and the Caribbean made our stay there that much better.
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So, we made it to Playa del Carmen after a brutally long plane journey, which was made infinitely better by the awesome movie selection, including the Godfather parts I & II, which took care of six hours!
I'm writing this on our last evening in Playa del Carmen. The reason we're not using our last night wisely and …
... twelve tv's, a full luxury kitchen in which a chef came in and cooked for you, thirteen toilets (where the chef probably wiped your **** for you too) and the entire ocean view which was completely hogged by these time share chaps - us commoners only got 20% of the beach between us. Even though we had been pretty clear from the start it wasn't our cup of tea, the sale chap was genuinely shocked and disappointed that we weren't willing to part with £34,000 today and ...
... a place to stay. Two good friends Brandon and Camille are staying in Playacar, so off to meet up with them. We ended up spending the afternoon together and just hanging out. They kindly offered to let me spend the night at their awesome condo tomorrow ...
... br> ‘Nope..’
‘Look it up on Wikipedia, I’m eating!’ and with that he turned and vanished in a puff of dust back inside, leaving us to make our way down the stairs and into the night. Rude.
Perhaps we were naive to the exclusivity of the restaurant but it was no reason for the sudden change in character when it became obvious we weren’t ‘one of the club’ so-to-speak. A simple ‘I’m sorry, but generally ...
... more that I can't remember(remember open tab). They had live professional dancers all night and they go around with a camera and film random people to put on the big screen in front of thousands of people. They also have a stage for one person to dance on in front of every one. They randomly go into the crowd and drag the person up to dance then an air machine blows up your skirt and you cant escape because they chain you in. Of course this happened to me! They blew my skirt ...