Travel Blogs from Acapulco
5 hour bustrip to Acapulco thismorning, after last nights effort it was all a bit difficult..
busy city, military and federal police everywhere with casual m16s
off on a boat cruise, with an open bar tonight, followed by watchin some mad pricks jump off cliffs into 6m of water, then back to an open bar for more partytime.
so will be trashed tomorrow for sure, no ...
... in our on-deck pool, etc. etc. Life is rough. Our Chicago friends have had not such good luck. Frank had a detached retina and has been sitting out the week. They had to get a cab at 5 in the morning to take them on a $600 ride to a specialist. He is not a fan of Obama, that much I have ascertained. We will see if his insurance covers this and how he feels about that. I suspect he has buckets of money and really doesn't care - which is ...
... by donkey and on to ships to Europe. Of course we saw the cliff divers. We stopped and took pictures at the home of Diego Rivera's "model??" Where he did the mosaic with tiles and shells. It is planned to open the house as a museum/gallery. Then we stopped at the bright pink Flamingo Hotel, long owned by Johnny Weismueler. For the younger crowd, he was an Olympic swimmer who was ...
... br> Wow, long entry today. Hope you enjoyed it. I think we are going to do a dinner and another dip in the pool.
Dinner was delicious! We got a cab ride (hilarious, the five of us shoved into a VW beetle, the old kind. Seriously, Acapulco is where all the old beetles are, I mean ALL of them! There are sooo many of them here. Wow) to a horrible looking place, with amazing food! It was greasy and great. Back to the boat, we all slept on board.
... Scouting out our lounge chairs we decide to go to the ocean beach first.
Armed with only towels we head to the beach. The first sign says ‘Due to extreme currents and high waves, swimming not recommended’. Well, we weren’t planning on actually swimming, just checking out the beach. We keep going. Off the sidewalk and onto the sand. Hmmm...forgot how damn HOT the sand can get. Especially in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ritz Acapulco
Good place to relax
Enjoyed my vacation at hotel. Clean rooms and open areas, very friendly staff, hotel location good. Entertainment was good. August is off season and would recommend coming to hotel during prime time. Therefore the following items hold true. Live music only on weekend. Fancy restruant was open only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Could only dance on weekend.
Great food, great service, friendly staff. While the rooms are not new they are clean and well maintained. The view from our bed looking out over the water was superb. We felt very safe and well care for.
Okay Would stay again
I arrived at the Qualton Club on August 2 2003. Me and 4 of my girlfriends, had the wrong rooms the first night, but had it taken care of the next morning. The food was ok bt it was not like home so i will not complain. The group of kids that worked at the pool were the nicest people in the hotel, and made our stay very enjoyable, and always made sure we were safe when we went out. The nightlife was great, and the only major complaint i habe was the rooms ad i thought the beaches would be a ittle cleaner. I am going back to mexico in december, staying at a different hotel only due to the fact that they were booked.
Its alot of fun!!!
This place is the worst.....They call themselves a five star resort but that is diffently wrong! It is more like a 2 star resort and that is being generous....I got robbed right out of my room and no one in helped or spoke english with in the resort....we soon found out that we were not the ones and that there were many other robberies as well.......besides that the food sucked!!!!!! The only nice thing about the resort was the entertainers......dont go!
Do not stay at the Qualton Club. Where do I begin. First of all, the food was horrible. We were forced to eat outside the hotel, all inclusive, what a joke! Everynight for 4 nights we got hang up calls in the room. We came back to the room one night and we were robbed. They took our money which was locked in our luggage and they had the key to the room. How Scary!! Spent one entire day at the police station filing a report. The managers were so not caring. They treated us like dirt.
The room was horrible, ants all over the place, the so called balcony in the room was dirty. We felt as though we were being stalked the entire stay at this horrible hotel.
CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!
we were just there may 25-29,2003. we can not wait to go back. it will now be a yearly trip! the staff is more than helpful, they do EVERY THING with a smile and then some. we found no reason to leave the hotel for any thing. we found friends and plan to vacation with them later. just a wonderful place to runaway from home to, as we will every year. the entertainment group work very hard to see that your trip will be a memory to last a life time. you can not go wrong!
My husband and I were really looking forward to going back to Mexico, as we honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta and I, myself, have been to Acapulco at least ten times. What a huge disappointment and the majority of this is because of the Qualton. I found the staff very unfriendly to Americans. (It seemed that we were the only two at this time of year, in May 2003) The only exceptions were, Enrique a waiter in the Villalinda restaurant and Rosa, the maid. Those were the only employees that treated us as guests instead of second class citizens. The desk clerk never told us about a safe deposit box. and when asked, handed us a key and lock I told what the cost per day would be. Mind you, this is supposed to be all inclusive! When I asked for milk for my coffee, I was pointed to where I could get it myself, even though all the Mexicans that were dining in the restaurant were being catered to. The food was mediocre at best and my husband and I ended up spending more money to eat at area restaurants. I found the beach to be dirty and the pool was too crowded to enjoy. Had I never visited Acapulco, I would probably be turned off from returning. I will be going back to enjoy the charm and many attractions this vibrant city has to offer, but I will never be back to the Qualton.
Qualton is great
my last vacation, first experience at qualton so far has been great for me my husband and my two kids
we all had a great time infact we are planning to go again as soon as we get a chance.
Me and my wife Carol stayed here in july 2002,and we had the best holiday ever. in fact we did not want to leave after two weeks we wanted to stay.
We were guests at thi hotel in January 2001. The night we arrived we were given a room facing the street. We could not sleep all night. The next day were we given a room facing the ocean side. It was nice and quite at night but as there was only one bed in the room one of us had to spleep on the couch. The buffet was one long line and even if all you want was one piece of bread people complained if you crashed the line. It was not a very good set up. Another thing I had to set the alarm to wake me up at 3 each morning to go down to the pool area (very small) to reserve a couple of lounges on the shady side. Swinning in the ocrean there was great, the water was warm and very calm . There was no under tow. Elsewhere in Acapulco the ocean is more rough. We enjoyed our time in Acapulco but not getting up at 3:00 AM, not the long line-ups at the buffet and not the room facing the street.