BelleVue Beach Paradise
Travel Blogs from Cancun
... do is a full 360deg roll... It is all over the shop with the wings flapping and bending like a seagull...
Eventually we are clear of the storm... and hopefully the US..
We are now 4 hours behind schedule...
CJ settles and brings up another problem...
We were supposed to be picked up from Airport by our driver at 21:30... it is now 01:15...
Will hotel keep our room???
With our run of luck the plane will explode on impact while landing.. I ...
... strip searched by the Mexican Army searching for all sorts of drugs. Hola Mexico.
Arriving in Chetumal we were first of all surprised by the aqua green colour of the water. It was completely different to anything that we had seen before. We cut through immigration pretty quickly before being conned into taking a shuttle with ...
... Juarez (140 pesos) over to Isla Mujeres (Island of Women).
Ended up at North Beach.
My reflection is Cancun is a world of two halfs. The morning and afternoon saw how the tourists lived and relaxed but as ...
... After a delicious dinner of mixed fajitas we headed back to the hostel for tequila night. I think the initial intention was to stay for one or two then head out but that didn't happen! We met lots of lovely people, and the hostel staff are very friendly; from what I remember it was a great night. It's now 2pm and as far as I know John is yet to surface! We'll probably just head to the beach when he appears and try and get over our hangovers!
... fussy with food).
We have spent two days in the sun now and my tan is back to where it was before we left (my body remembers!). I might be Mia's actual mum by the time we get back - minus the 4 legs and the fur of course :P
Tonight we have a lobster dinner on the beach - with a band and dancing etc. Although I don't like seafood there is surf and turf for the main so I will at least get to eat ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews BelleVue Beach Paradise Cancun
Don't go there!
My husband and I stayed there for the honeymoon. Our first room had a broken showerhead, faulty safe and a cracked window. It took them two days to move us to a different room. The staff was rude. The buffet food left a lot to be desired. The "nice" restaurant that served dinner was pretty good. There are plenty of other hotels in Cancun that are nicer and just as reasonable. I definately would NOT recommend it to anyone!
Being Nice is Good
"Being nice is Good". This is what the Bellhop said as he brought our baggage to our 8th floor Suite that had a panaramic view of Cancun beach for miles. The oversized balcony gave a 270 degree view and was right over the beach and pool area. The room was beautiful, clean and very large. The Staff was helpful and friendly.
The food was good, but we're not used to spiced tea or the other fruit juices, so we just drank water and Coke.
I do understand how some people have bad trips, not just here, but everywhere. There was one Redheaded Lady that was so rude.
We had about a two hour wait for a room, but just enjoyed the atmosphere and waited until they got to us. Had a wonderful time and will do it again.
Never Go There!
I went to the Yalmakan Hotel in '97 and it was worth what we paid so when my fiance and I wanted to go on vacation in May '02 I said we should go there again. I was wrong!!!!
The front desk and general staff were unfriendly and unhelpful. They could not give you change or exchange money. They even charge you for a lock for the safety deposit boxes.
The food was awful. I barely ate anything. They had the buffet open on certain times, but there wasn't much selection. The "nice" restaurant was only open two times, 10 night trip. It took 2 hours to get our food the first time, and it was unedible. There are only 5 things to order, how can it take so long? When they have that restaurant open they close the buffet so on two nights we had no dinner that we paid for. The front desk was no help with complaints, they said what can we do. A refund would have been nice. The food made us sick, don't eat the lettuce or probably anything else!!!!
The facilities were run down and the bed felt like it was broken.
Only about 30-50 people were in the hotel when we stayed so the service was minimum along with the options.
The sports and recreation staff was nice when they weren't trying to sleep with you and all the other female guests.
I understand it is Mexico, but we went there on what we got 5 years ago and that was not what we got. No shows, no good food, no service. Cancun was great, Yalmakan was aweful. I wouldn't go back even if it was free. Our time in and around the hotel was horrible and because of the lack of food and service it made the whole trip bad.
Please don't go there!!!!
Lots of Fun!
We absolutely had a great time at the Yalmakan! My husband and I brought three of our kids on this vacation, and it was wonderful. There were activities constantly. No time to stop, unless of course, you wanted to. With the kids though, it was great ( ages: 15, 12, & 7). For once, we didn't get the "I'm Bored!" speech. They are doing a lot of updating, and that is only going to make your stay that much more pleasurable. The only thing I wasn't comfortable with would be the elevators. The food was magnificent. The pool bar is always nice, but for the kids, they really thought that was something. If your going alone or especially if your taking the kids, this is definately a place to stay. The people were excellent. LOL, Babyboo
What are you people complaining about?!
My husband and I traveled to Cancun in late June, 2002. We read all of the negative reviews on the internet and were prepared for anything. We got there late and were welcomed by the coolest staff ever. The rooms were very clean and really pretty. They are old, but...you're in Mexico!!! We went to Las Vegas last year for our honeymoon and stayed at the Bellagio. We know what luxery hotels should be. This was far from it, but it was excellent for the price. The all-inclusive aspect was the best part. The food is GOOD, people! The entertainment staff was very attentive and very sweet. They have activities every night and take you out to a club in a group, if that's what you want to do. We are in our mid-20's, so take that into consideration. All I know is staying in stinky hotels all throughout college and being able to afford something like the yamakan was very nice. We had a great time!!!
My fiancee and I stayed at the Yalmakan for about a week, (May 11th-17th), and were thoroughly UNimpressed. Luckily the accomodations were complimentary because of them overbooking us last year. We still had to pay for airfare and we were ready to come back before our stay was scheduled to be over. Everything the previous respondants said is true...terrible food, dilapidated facilities, unfriendly staff. This vacation has almost caused us to completely write off Cancun.
There are better hotels
Yalmakan is just a very average hotel. Facilities are somewhat run-down, and the staff is somewhat indifferent-kind of like you find here in New Jersey. We have stayed at Crown Paradise and Royal Solaris and find them far, far superior. This hotel is a cheap hotel, perhaps better for kids on a budget. With so many hotels in Cancun, pass this one by.
I was not impressed!
My husband and I just came back from our Honeymoon in Cancun at the Yalmakan, and it was pretty bad. The hotel is old, and it is showing it's age. The phone never worked, the electricity went out for a couple of hours, and the food was horrible. There are 3 places to eat: a cafeteria-like buffet that was only open 2 out of the 5 days we were there, a pool side buffet that noone was ever manning, and therefore, you could get a hot dog bun, but no dog, and finally their restaurant. Wow. That was the worst. It took 2 hours to get a coke from when we sat down, and the food wasn't even edible.
We loved Cancun, and will go back, but not to the Yalmakan.
The hotel is one of the older hotels in Cancun. The rooms were very clean and roomy, but old and in need of work. The staff was great, we had a great time with them, but the food was terrible. We were there for 2 weeks on an all-inclusive trip, but after a few days we gave up and ate out the rest of the trip. We have been to Cancun numerous times and with all the choises in hotels and prices, I would look elsewhere for a more enjoyable trip.
Entertainment Staff Rule
It was my first time out of the states and I felt like I belonged there. Everyone was so friendly. I was very impressed with all the fun activities the entertainment staff made for us all. I didn't want to leave. When I turn 18 I am definitely coming back to the Yalmakan Resort.
THank you Junior,Armando,Fernando,Katie,and Brenda for a wonderful time. I miss you guys.