Oasis Palm Hotel
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Some years back Redbull organised a cliff diving competition in this very cenote and built a platform 20m above the surface. Those guys would have to have some serious balls to jump from that height.
The water was definitely refreshing on the ...
... soaker bath, the king-size bed, the two TVs, the long balcony with hammock and table where we ate our breakfast (made by us in our full kitchen). The washer and dryer came in very handy too for us (formerly) grimy cyclists.
Five days passed so easily here. We gorged on internet, catching up on a month’s worth of correspondence and news. I wrote and reflected about Cuba. There were morning pilates and yoga sessions on a covered patio ...
... the bottom, we did a few skill tests, such as practicing what to do when out of air, which required me to take my regulator out at the very bottom!!! Scary, but if you stay calm, and exhale very slowly while your regulator is out it's all good. Remember, you can never stop breathing. We also practiced giving each other our alternative air source, practicing when a buddy is out of air and a Controlled Emergency Safety Ascension is necessary. Second, we went to a coral ...
... 2011. Jet lag got us the first night and we were awake at 4:30am watching tv. Went for a walk along the beach to view the first of many sunrises in Mexico! We forgot just how beautiful the beaches are here.
From all our travels these beaches take the cake for sure. Crystal clear waters for many meters and not to mention the temperature. Warm enough to dive straight in but also cold enough to cool you down after being in the hot ...
... we could check, which we managed to do early at 2pm. Last night we spent at Cancun hospital for 6 hours. The doctor there was great, we fully explained the problem and prescribed some great meds, plus had really great suggestions. If only the doctor in LA had done the same we would have known what to expect. Still now, if anyone gets a viral infection in their mouth, we will be able to provide very useful advice. A massive thanks to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Oasis Palm Hotel Cancun
Not the best place to go
This place sucked. service was awful, front desk very rude. very corrupt. we wanted to bring some friends that were staying at a another hotel up to see our room. sercurity would not let us. They wanted us to give them (sercurity guards) $20 to let are friends see our room. Give me a break we payed to be there and they treated us like we were in a dormatory. We had no problems visiting our friends at there hotel there staff was nice.(barcelo club las perlas) taxi drivers perverts and corrupt and DO NOT get on a bus late at night if you a girls because the bus drivers are perverts.
Best time ever!
Although i understand the food is not the best and it's hard to get a bottle of water!
I do know the staff were nothing but freindly and i had no problem only paying 5 dollars for a taxi!
you have to expect to pay these people tips to get better service, put yourself in their shoes!
I can't wait to go back to Calinda Beach and Spa!!
Calinda was better than I had expected!
My friends had stayed at Calinda (CAT) for new years 2001/2002. As soon as he got back, he said that it was good for the price, and that if we were to go back on spring break we would have stay there. At first I didn't like the idea, b/c I had never heard anything good about Calinda. Finally, I decided to go, and when I got there I was so surprised. The staff were the nicest people I have ever met on a vaction (especially Jose). They always took us out to clubs at night, and hooked us up with drinks......we never had to wait in line, and we always went to the best clubs on the strip! The food wasn't AMAZING, but the snake bar was pretty good, especailly the LYNCOTT....if u ever stay here u have to ask for the Lyncott! The restaurant was also pretty good, and the waiters were very polite and curtious towards us. The beach was quite, but that was exactly what we needed after a long night. The bikini bar was good too, and Alfredo made us the best drinks, and we didnt even have to tip him.....So all in all, although I woulnd't say that Calinda was the BEST hotel in Cancun, I would recommend it to people who want to party in the night and chill in the day!
Calinda is good........
K....we went to Calinda for New Years 2001/2002. This time of year is over priced, and Calinda offered a good price. Also a friends father had reccomended it too. When we got there we were impressed, nice hotel. We checked in got settled, and got ready to head out to the clubs. We went to the buffet.......and were SOO mad. The food looked so bad, and we thought we'd hafta eat this the whole week. After the meal we walked outside and discovered an a la carte restaurant which we now ate for the rest of the week. This was good. The lunch snack bar was sooo good, offering goot tacos and the cheese fries were soo good (LYNCOTT). Anyways, the days were really quiet, but we managed to put our own cds on....so it made us happy. The staff here was the best part of the trip. They were so friendly, and a lot of them accompanied us to the clubs when we were lost.....they hooked us up at the clubs, especially considering we dont speak spanish....we never waited in line, and got quick drink service. Needless to say...i went to Cancun 5 weeks after this trip, and although I knew Calinda wasnt the BEST hotel, I satyed there again....cuz its good for the price, and the staff is amazing!
Hotel was awful, but still had a great time
The hotel was awful. The worst service I ever experienced. Shower would overflow onto floor and one guest's shower flooded into the hallway. Could not get any towels. Broken balcony door that would not shut properly. Air-conditioning did not work. I felt hot and sweaty even in an air-conditioned room. No security. People at front desk would flirt with you more than help you. Waited forever to exchange money at front desk. The only good thing was the biniki bar and the pool. Beach was dirty. Overall the hotel was terrible, but don't let that stop you from coming to Cancun. I had a great time, just don't stay at this hotel.
The Calinda Beach and Spa SUCKS
1.Terrible Food!! Dinner: Ranging from mystery meat to a watered down broth that they claimed was soup. Lunch: a huge array of choices here. Hamburgers or Tacos.......Every Day!!! Breakfast: the only somewhat decent meal.
2.Entertainment: Pool Side: None...NADA. No Music or staff entertainment. Not even any wait staff to bring you a drink. Bar: a duo with guitar and keyboard. Terrible to say the least.
3.Gym and Spa: HA... it should read.....Broken down old Universal equipment and masseuse who doesn't want to be there.
4.Room: Oh my God!!! I have stayed in better Motel 6's!!!! Every thing from A/C not working properly / mildew smell / cracks in the walls and ceiling / dirty floors / no balconies / no room service / no security safe in the rooms / an empty unplugged self-serve bar.
5.Service: Rude front desk / no room service / no pool side service / all around service very below average. The staff also ripped us off. They made some of our party pay for drinks. Yes, pay for drinks in an all-inclusive!!!
6.Bar: No swim up bar. Closest bar to pool side was in the middle of their beach. Beer: big selection Dos XX in a can or Dos XX draft. Liquor: the cheapest of the cheap
7.Beach: Small / Seaweed / Dirty
8.Security: Non existent / one room in our party was vandalized
9.Resort: in general it was very dirty / the corridor floors were dirty never mopped / terrible grounds. The resort is very old looking, a dormitory appearance.
Try other place
People in the reception are just not willing to help you and even worst try to make you have a hard time on your vacation. If you expect to have the Caribean blue beach on this Hotel it just wont happen is a big salt pool (nice if you have kids with you). If your budget allows try other place.
We loved it!
Yes, we absolutely loved it there. I couldn't help write this, after reading the previous remarks. We stayed at the Calinda approx. seven years ago, it was our first stay in Cancun. We absolutely loved it. The people were absolutely terrific. They knew our names before we would even say. Each day we went to the beach the gentleman working at the towel stand greeted us by name. As for the security guards, they did just that, they guarded the property. I've always made it a point to make sure, if at all possible, take the bus. We were warned about the taxi drivers. And for goodness sake, don't go alone. It is no different than traveling to any other country. Always be safe. Regardless if you are all inclusive or not, tip, yes tip. Don't be so tight. Yes, you do get better service, but, you get what you pay for. If people see that you will give, or pay them for their services, then they will repay you with better service. The only problem I have ever experienced is towels, not enough towels in the bathroom. This I have found to be a problem in every hotel we have ever stayed at, whether it be domestic or international. Oh, let me say this, the beach at the Calinda is wonderful. The perfect place to learn how to snorkel. The water is really calm. The food there was excellent. No one can beat their quesadias. LOL, Babyboo
An utterly corrupt establishment
Although the hotel itself is very attractive, I cannot over stress how utterly corrupt the staff is. A caution to all future travellors here, expect to spend hundreds more dollars than already paid for your "all-inclusive". If one is not regularly tipping substantial tips at the restaurant, you will find your reservations cancelled. At empty bars, the bartenders will blatantly ignore you. In a group of 30 whom I recently travelled here with, over 15 of us were threatened to be thrown in jail for non-existant misdeameanors by the guards at the hotel. For those who were picked up by the police (about 4), they were forced to pay $100 US dollars to be let go. We went to the Canadian consulate, who was shocked by this, and pointed out how utterly illegal it is. An example of why I was threatened to be thrown in jail: I bartered a taxi down to $7, yet when I arrived at the hotel the taxi said $10. I started arguing, at which point the hotel security guards ran over, and did not even listen to what I had to say, simply said they would throw me in jail if I did not give more money. I am a 21 year old female, and mexican prison is not appealing, so countless times I overpayed waiters, taxis, etc to avoid this very problem. The staff takes pleasure in ignoring and bullying guests, regardless of their age. I spoke to a number of older couples staying there as well who were shocked by the hotel's rudeness. Having spoken to other people who went to cancun the same week as me, and stayed at other hotels and had impeccable service, I strongly strongly recommend staying elsewhere.
Calinda Beach and Spa - Don't bother
We decided to spend Christmas/News Years in Cancun at the Calinda Beach and Spa. It was recommended by several friends that had gone 2-5 years ago. BIG MISTAKE. Apparently years ago it was an enjoyable spot. Most of the staff were rude and spoke english only when they chose to. The food was terrible and the service even worse! They do not cater to all-inclusive customers the leave you waiting for hours, but do service cash paying customers.(for tips) Also their drinks are incrediably watered down and bottled beer hard to come by. All in all the accomidations were clean and ok but its as though staff dislike tourists and they are cutting corners BIG TIME. I wish someone would have warned us!!