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First, I will say there was a lot of exitement about this trip. We have been planning an escape for a couple years now but never managed to make it out of the country. Lucky enough we have been able to go different places close to home like Orlando, Daytona Beach and Sarasota.
We did a lot of research on where to go and finally came …
... little island frequently induces honeymoon-esque moments. The last two days have brought unforgettable memories: Devouring delicious Mexican seafood adaptations such as fish tacos and lobster pizza; Swimming in the bath-warm Caribbean waters while watching an entire pink sunset over the horizon with Dos Equis in hand; Plunging into a feeding frenzy of more than one-hundred whale sharks and manta rays; And disappearing into timelessness while dancing in the sea amongst ...
... coloured buildings and a large, leafy main plaza. Most of the residents were out at the open-air Good Friday service behind the elegant 18th century church where the congregation was overflowing into the surrounding streets. We were wandering around admiring the arcades on the buildings surrounding the plaza when Jemma bumped into an old friend from school who was in Mexico on her honeymoon, which was a strange coincidence in such an infrequently visited town.
... with no positive results. So a cold but not freezing shower will have to do for now.
I decided I would exchange currency, take lots of photos, speak to as many people in my form of Spanish as possible, and find the beaches. All in that order. I thought of writing down directions in case I got lost. Then thought, why? Who cares if I get lost. I don't have anywhere to be at 5pm or a phone call to make before someone is closed for the day. I ...
... of the World, and in itself, quite amazing. The main temple was designed as a calendar with every corner, and every stair counting towards something be it weeks, months or days. Although you can no longer climb the temple, we were told that there is a exact replica (just smaller), built inside. Outside there is an excavation of a platform of another temple that was to be built around the one we saw, but for whatever reason was never completed. Chichen ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Solaris Cancun
I just got home from my trip to Cancun. I absolutly loved the place. Yes the drinks come in tiny glasses but you can order a double or triple even. The staff makes the whole experience well worth it. They are so friendly and full of life. The shows everynight are well worth it, plus they take you to clubs every evening, which I skipped out on this trip. But every evening they had dancing in the hotel so that satisfied my craving for going out. The hotel itself is very beautiful. I got there Nov 1, and they were decorated for the day of the dead and it looked really awesome, wish I could have been there for Halloween. The crowd was both of young and old and couples. I went with my friend and we were the only single girls there, it seemed. We did however meet some wonderful people who we are still keeping in touch with. I am definatly going back to this place. Plus if you shop around you can really get a good deal for this hotel all enclusive!!!!!! W!
We go here every year! Love it!
We LOVE the Royal Solaris and have been going there for 5 years. We now know the staff and we always have an excellent time! It is not the Westin, but it is nice, and the staff is great. We won't stay anywhere else!
My husband and I love the Royal Solaris. We have stayed at others in Cancun and this is our favorite. The staff is wonderful. They are so friendly that you feel like you are in paradise when you stay at the Royal Solaris. The food is excellent and everywhere you go so you never go hungry. And the drinks are great too - we got our drinks within seconds every time. I guess you just have to have a good attitude, unlike some people that have wrote reviews, and they will treat you just how you treat them. We even got to be friends with a couple of the bartenders, they made their special drinks for us so we tipped them a little bit, they love that. The rooms are very nice with marble floors and very comfortable. We stayed in the Caribe Tower.
I've just finished reading some of the poor reviews of the Royal Solaris, and wished I would have seen them before I left for Cancun. With the exception of the first couple of days, this was, by far, the most horrendous hotel stay I have ever experienced.
I would have to say, that after staying at several resorts in Cancun, this is definitely the BEST!!! The staff is absolutely wonderful, they are very accomodating, and always pleasant. They make you feel like you are part of a bigger family for your week stay. The entertainment team is definitely the highlight, with all the fun activities and nightly shows they put on. The food was fine, contrary to the other postings...I agree that some things on the menu could be improved upon, but overall I thought it was great. They have 8 restaurants to choose from, so you can find something you like in at least one of them (if you are a picky eater). The rooms are nicely air conditioned, always nice and clean by the time you get back from a day by the pool....very comfortable! I would definitely have to say, you can't NOT have a fun time at the Solaris (unless of course you are a real stick in the mud)....This is definitely the place to be!
We took a family of four for six nites under an all inclusive package totalling about $2700 - value was about half that. The food is abysmal. You would normally think buffets would rate average and the sit-downs would earn you a good meal. Trust me, stick with the buffets - at least you can see what is about to make you ill (the devil that you know...). One pork tenderloin could not be cut with a knife. I suggested they change the menu to the Zapato Filet (they did not find this funny). We changed our room after the first nite for fear of permanent fungus infections. Seriously the air quality was too moldy to stay in, and i checked out 4 other rooms in the same tower facility (Caribe Tower) before moving to the Royal tower and an acceptable room. The one decent side to this was the front desk staff were very accomodating during the move (practice makes perfect?) I thought the drinks were good, perhaps the best part of the stay. Others thought them watery and in small portions, and the lines overly long. That's probably legit in some cases but representative of all-inclusives so I cannot complain here. The clientele in Cancun grows younger every year and Solaris is no exception so take care what you expose your yung-uns to. We also had no problems here cuz we stuck mostly to the beach or quiet corners of the pools. Beach was beautiful and we saw many nesting turtles. Careful of the undertow with any kids under 12. All in all, take some time and research a good place - food and room here are unacceptable to any other than a college fraternity.
We just got back from the Royal Solarius last week. The weather was cloudy the entire week which was alright with me because we took our children. The food was not really that great, even at the set-down restaurants.
The pool areas were nice and very clean but very crowded. The bars were always too busy and it took forever to get drinks and when you do get a drink be sure and get 4 or 5 of them because they are in small plastic cups and by the time you get your mouth wet you have to go back for more!
I thought the rooms could have been nicer, very plain and didn't have a ironing board or anything. The cable sucked.
Next time we go, I will definitely look into something nicer!
It was awsome!
I had such a wonderful time at the royal solaris caribe! I went with my family, and it is a perfect place for kids, and adults, lots of stuff to do! The entertainment staff were very friendly and talented, and put on outstanding shows in the evenings! (Tip: You might want to go to the shows early, to get a good seat!) It was perfect for my family, because one night you could eat at buffet, and another at the fancy resterant. There was a large variety of food, and exotic juice's to pick from. The pool area is clean,large, and absolutly beautiful! The beach is warm, and VERY blue, its great for snorkeling in! We will be going back to the royal solaris caribe as soon as we can!
Not at all what we excpected/coats stolen from room closet
We stayed at the hotel in March 2002 and were very disapointed. The only entertainment was in the lobby bar and they were off 2 nights of the 7 we were there. Also, our leather coats were stolen out of our room and when we reported it they acted as if they could care less. I have e-mailed them at least five times since I have been home asking for acknowlegement that it was reported and they will not respond. The service in the restaurants was very good, food was ok.
In the bars, to get good service they do expect a tip, even though it is suppost to be all inclusive. All I can say is I am sure glad we had good weather, thats the only good thing I can say about our vacation to Mexico, and no I will never go back
I was there for 4 days 3 nights. The staff is very friendly especially the the waiters. My stay was also all enclusive, so all meals & drinks were covered. The drinks contain very little alcohol, so it will take about 10 of the just to get a buzz. But by then your stomach will probably be hurting from all the sweatener they put in them to make em' TROPICAL. Hint..order the long island ice tea, you wont need as many of them befor you start to feel it Breakfast is the best meal of the day usually consisting of traditional american style foods like bacon, eggs, potatoes orange juice etc.. You can also make your own omlette. The lunch was pretty weak. Hot dogs with hard buns, the worst slices of pizza you've ever had, bar-b-q ribs (lacking any kind of flavor) cold french fries and not to mention quacamole, witch is searved at every meal (what do you put this stuff on any way).Dinner has it's nights, the location kind of changes also. One night dinner was under a huge pallapa (an open air tent of such) the menu the cooks had a huge grill out side searving up grilled chicken, pork & serloin a slight breeze was blowing of the ocean the scene was perfect. All meals are also buffet style