Hyatt Zilara Cancun
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... for staff entry only walk on through to the carpark where you can catch a coach with a company called ADO. 62 pesos with have you dropped in the centre of town at the bus terminal. To get to the Zona Hotelera where all the resorts and tourist bars are, get a bus with R1 on the front. Costs you 9.50 pesos.
You can get a bus to Belize city that stops in Play Del Carmen and Tulum. Takes 11hours and leaves Cancun at 10:15 so ...
... it is, but it's not shady. I think we will have to bring umbrellas next week and cross the road. By ten I think it's time for a break and head to the very conveniently located Starbucks. It's crazy to think the coffee costs more than my fifteen minute taxi ride. We pack up bang on twelve and I go to Walmart to stock up on fruit for Mike then get a taxi home. I'm starting to feel more confident travelling alone and I can ask in Spanish for the price to my destination, so far so ...
... and our poor feet already hurt. I can't stop laughing at R's feet, they look like fat people feet. M will get a kick out of these, she once drew a picture of her dad with feet like this :).
We made it to the bus depot and sat around for three hours. I don't think you could have paid us to do anything else. So tired, heads bobbing. I'm sure we made quite the pair. R discovered how to use his new phone ...
After spending 6 nights in the cheaper area of Cancun we decided to indulge a little and head to the main tourist part of Cancun, what they call Zona Hotelera (hotel zone). It's where all the beautiful beaches and big resorts are. There are no hotels in this area that are on the beach that were in our budget so we had to spend a little extra which we didn't mind for a few days of luxury (or so we thought). The hotel we chose called Hotel Dos Playas, ...
... couple from Australia on a 6 month trip who had done much of what we are about to do so we got great tips. The Cancun strip where most of the hotels are looks a bit like Spanish resorts I've been to and to be honest, its looking a bit tired and run down. Looking down the beach its a massive row of hotels which look character-less. There are much nicer Caribbean locations to visit in my opinion but I guess many guests don't need to leave the hotel if they ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHyatt Zilara Cancun
This resort was so nice and clean! Food was good! Staff was amazing! Will definitely return!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Zilara Cancun
This is the Real's newest entry in the ultra all inclusive resorts in the Cancun Hotel Zone. The resort is still under construction but is close to being fully operational. My wife and I stayed there three nights Feb. 20-22. All rooms are ocean front and are elegantly appointed with King size beds covered with down comforters and pillow top mattresses. This is one of the finest resorts we have stayed at and by far the best of the Real Resorts in this area. Definitely not geared for the "Spring Breakers" but for older more refined travelers who enjoy fine dining and luxurious surroundings. Construction crews are working long hours to complete the project and there are some noise even at night but this should be complete in a few weeks. We are not big fans of Cancun but would book here again just for the quality of the resort.
Will be great...after construction!
I took a group of 8 couples to Mexico and we were bumped from the Barcelo to this hotel. If you could igonore the continuous construction noise this place is very nice. Once completed it will be a top destination in Cancun. The staff was very accomodating and helpful. The food was very good for a Mexico all inclusive. The rooms were very nice and the beds were simply amazing!
Having frequented tripadvisor.com for weeks and weeks before embarking on our trip, I felt I was as much "in the know" as I could have been. I had read everything I could get my hands on about the Gran Caribe Real and looked at picture after picture. I felt I was prepared to take on any challenges, as well as hopeful of having a pleasant and relaxing vacation.
This resort started accepting guests about two months too early. Anyone who didn't hear the CONSTANT construction noise was either having a really good time at the bar or needs to check the name of the hotel they stayed at!
Will be a 5 star resort.."in time"
Very dissapointed. After checking in we were taken to our room which was still under construction. No phone, Air conditioner wasn't working, cable was out 50% of the time, and no hot water 50% of the time. Everything ordered from room service was cold.
There were only 2 elevators for the entire resort, with only one working most times.
The staff was absolutely great, trying their best in an impossible situation.
This resort will be a gorgeous 5 star resort in time. When all the bugs are worked out. The view from the rooms are gorgeous.
For a property whose catch-phrase is "Exceeding your Expectations" - they fell far short of even meeting our basic needs. Considering over 50% of the hotel is still under construction, this place realistically shouldn't open for 3 more months.
The hotel was scheduled to open on Feb 8th (after several delays) and we arrived Feb 10th. The wait at the airport was not long and the ride to the hotel was very quick and comfortable. The driveway was not completely done but the entryway was gorgeous. The lobby was very much 5-star. We were checked in immediately. We were given a quick tour as they took our stuff to our room.
Stayed at the Royal Cancun Feb 9-13. I probably wouldn't have rated 5 star at this time, but most of the reasons why I wouldn't will be worked out within a couple of months if not weeks. There was some construction still going on but by the time I left it was not very noticeable from ground level.
This is a new resort claiming to be a five star all adult resort. The all adult went south as soon as the sister complex got over booked. The Royal then allowed families to book here with the all adults. The rooms are not completly furnished as we found very little in the pictures in our room. No stero sytem, no turn down service, no bath robes for hot-tub, no alarm clock, no hotel infromation or phone numbers, no hot water except in the hot tub.