Grand Sunset Princess All Suites Resort & Spa
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Well, we had a great time at Coba, the Mayan village and swimming in our first cenote (say-no-tay - underground water cave). It was fabulous to say that we walked up the 120 steps of the Coba temple (42 meters high) and had a look around - wow you could see for miles. We then came down, which literally took Nova's breath away, she didn't catch it …
Well, another early morning to get up and get ready for packing and leaving for home. We grabbed our last breakfast at the Grand Sunset Princess buffet and Nova grabbed her last couple of bowls of hot oatmilk (which she loved - like porridge, oatmeal and hot milk mixed). Then back to the room to pack all of our belongings up for the trip home. …
So, Dave tried to sneak out of the room at 7:30 in the morning, but that darn sun blazed into the room when he went out the door and woke Nova up. Dave headed for the beach, met Lyle from Ontario, who gave him some great advice about beach etiquite (sp?). Dave dropped a couple of t-shirts and a couple of hats on some chairs under a cabana to …
Well, today was a relaxing day around the pool. We found our old spot from Tuesday way in the back and camped out there. Our "neighbours" were a couple from a small town around Toronto and he is a retired executive from GM but is busy running around the globe with an invention he made for the steel industry and she is busy trying to start up a …
Well, it certainly was an early start today - picked up by the bus by 7 am and then off to a couple more hotel pickups before heading an hour south to Xel-Ha.
We spent most of the morning snorkling around and seeing a great many fish - this place is amazing. We got out for a short time to get warm and grab a quick bite to eat. Sorry to say …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Sunset Princess All Suites Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen
We arrived at hotel at 1:00 at night, took over an hour to get registered.
we took our two kids (aged 5 and 14) and we had a great time. the beach is fantastic, the pools are awesome and the food was great too. there are a few glitches but your experience depends on your expectations. we wanted our kids to have fun which they did. the kids club was awesome as were the activities for teens. we wanted sun and sand and not to have to cook or clean for a week and thats what we got. the room was very nice, the staff was somewhat grumpy at the front desk but the restaurant staffs were great, the grounds are spectacular. it was all around more than we expected. we would definitely go again. there is alot of walking involved just from the sheer size of the place but the surroundings are so nice - who cares. definitely lived up to a 5 star expectation for us and we have travelled to jamaica and dominincan before. have fun and plan to get a great tan!
Was at the Grand Sunset from December 15th - 22nd and stayed in room 7210 which was a perfect location centered facing the pool and dead center of the resort. The room was fantastic. I just loved the huge jacuzzi tub and the beautiful room. The beach was wonderful as were the drinks and food. Chairs and towels were plentiful as there were only about 500 guests in the resort during our week. The staff were all 100% friendly and really seemed to want to please. If you take a taxi into playa del carmen, you should be able to pay $10 per way, anymore than this you are being ripped off. The resort is huge so you will get your exercise walking. If you have any other particular questions, please feel free to ask. We met so many people. Most were from Canada at the time. I would like to go back again in about a year and compare it again. I never went to any shows but people that had seemed to enjoy it. I love all the nice little private sitting areas around the resort. I would recommend that you bring mosquito spray as there are plenty of mosquitos around, I think this is due to all the standing water in the lagoons. They are so small that you don't even see them. The liquor was all top of the line at no extra charge. I enjoyed a couple of Grand Marniers everynight before dinner. There was an instance twice in the Sunset Lobby bar where they tried to give me something clear and pass it off as Grand Marnier. When they realized that I knew the difference it never happened again. The jewelry store at the resort was great. The prices are reasonable and you don't have to go through that bartering process. Some things were actually a lot cheaper their than in town.
My wife and I arrived Day 2. Only 20 people in the gigantic and beautiful facility. And treated like King and Queen. Our only problem was no AC which finally was fixed after 2 days. They also did not blow out (what water lines worked) which accounts for the yellow/brown water and stains. We had the pool access Jr. Suite which we both thought worth the little extra $. Very nice to walk out the door and into the huge pool.
Bon, ben tous le monde, sachez que le Grand Sunset Princess et le Riviera Princes sont la même endroit sauf que c'est des grossistes différent qui le vende. Pour ceux qui critique ces Hotels ils viennent d'ouvrir le 10 décembre dernier. Alors c'est sur qu' il ne sont pas roder. Mais j'ai mon frère qui est parti hier le 20 dec 07 et il vas me donner des nouvelles. Moi je crois que si les gens savent à quoi s'attendre avec un nouvelle Hotel et bien les critiques devrais êtres correct.
I booked this hotel thru BookIt.com. I thought the Hotel as advertised sounded like a good deal so i book a platinum suite.
I went down to the Grand Sunset Princess Dec 13-17, as I am sure everyone else who has booked this hotel after reading reviews was very skeptical. Arriving at the hotel I was impressed, the lobby was very large and spacious, the design was beautiful! The pools on this property are fantastic and easily accessed from anywhere. Although not much of a beach person I ventured down there anyways to check it out, it was clean (as that is always a plus!!) and seemed quite private. One thing I must share with fellow travellers about this resort is the food-the buffet had a good selection and the a la cartes were definitely one of the highlights (excellent food I was impressed). I agree with others when they say that there were a few things that still needed to be worked out on the property but the staff was so helpful that these operational problems did not get in the way of my vacation. I went to Grand Sunset Princess to relax, get a tan and have a few drinks and that is exactly what I did.