Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort & Spa
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Luxury, Beautiful, Awesome Hotel
If you have chosen Cancun as your vacation destination...Fiesta Amrican Coral Beach is the best choice!!
I have stayed at many high end hotels. This property is fantastic. If you like to lounge by the pool and beach, this is the place for you.
The swimming pools are spectacular. They have the infinity pool effect and the ocean is just steps away.
The guest rooms (all suites) are spacious and beautifully maintained. Marble tiled floor throughout, and all have ocean view balconies.
I have stayed at properties priced at $1,100 per night, and this property blows them away. If you have a choice of the Inter Continental Cancun for $200 a night, and the Fiesta Americana Coral Beach for $250....spend the extra cash, you will not be disappointed. (Oh and they have an agreement with the Pok a pok golf course...cheap greens fees...but you have to ask.)
One thing, make sure the hotel you book is the "Coral Beach" as Fiesta Americana has two other properites in Cancun.
The hotel is walking distance to many restaurants, bars and shopping..you won't be disappointed.
THE perfect honeymoon hotel!!
While I was looking around for some honeymoon destinations, I found the F.A. Coral Beach. The pictures and 5 star rating intrigued me, so we booked it.
Let me tell you, from the second we arrived in Cancun, it was like a dream. The hotel staff was exceedingly courteous, and even if they didn't know that much engligh.. they certainly did try! The rooms were gorgeous (if you have the cash, stay in the Master Suite.. they are almost 900 sq. feet, bigger than most 1 bd apts!!), always clean. The view was breathtaking. I have never seen an ocean so beautiful (and I regularly go down to Miami and the Keys), with so many different shades of blue. The snorkeling is the best right off the hotel, and their dive shop is right on the beach. We took a jet ski tour through some lagoons, and that was pretty neat.
Vina Del Mar (I believe) had the most delicious buffet in the morning. Just the coffee is reason enough to go downstairs early. It included all sorts of stuff from sushi to smoked salmon to champagne!!
The hotel also goes out of its way to help you. You can book all your tours inside the hotel (instead of worrying about those bully boys on the streets). We booked tours to XCaret (eh, ok.. I've heard Xel Ha is better.. and to be totally honest.. At around 3 pm we were ready to go back to the hotel.. Unfortunately, our tour didn't end until 9 pm), Chichen Itza (or Chicken Pizza like our tour guide said it.. This is a MUST SEE. It is absolutely amazing. The pictures we have are gorgeous), and a few other things.
But anyway, I digress. Since we were on our honeymoon, we were greated with roses, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. After we got back from dinner, there were rose petals strewn around the room.. including in the jacuzzi. I have never felt so appreciated and pampered in my life! American hotels could truly use some pointers from these guys -- they epitomize customer service. The workers -- from the managers to the door men -- were exceedingly courteous, and it actually felt as though they were being sincere.
If you want to go to Cancun, especially on your honeymoon, this IS the place to go. We know we'll be coming back!!
Very Good Hotel, Great Location/Beach
This is not a cheap hotel but fabulous. The rooms are all suites and have balconies. The staff were all excellent and friendly. The hotel has a great location being on a lovely beach with security to ensure only hotel guests using the sun loungers etc. Many water sports available, great bars/dining at beach front but all quite pricey. The lunch menu at the beach cafe/restuarant is not bad value as good sized portions and the cocktails are lovely, especially 'strawberry love'. All tours can be arranged from hotel travel agency (without any time share hassle). Our only gripe really was considering the room prices it was so petty to charge every day for coffee used in the room. We bought a jar of coffee from the convience shop across the road. Room service was excellent but again not great prices. The hotel is close to many good restaurants and shops as well as McDonalds, rainforest cafe, Hard rock cafe etc. Starbucks about to open. Best restaurant we tried was Argentinian CAMBALACHE, fab place, atmosphere, food, steaks and service well worth the prices and just across from hotel. Save up for a really good holiday here in Cancun and stay at Grand Coral Beach for some luxury - hope you get the good weather we had and you wont regret it.
This is a FANTASTIC property. We actually left the Hyatt Regency Cancun (across the street) because it was a less than ideal property with no beach and flat out OLD and Not appealing place for the FIESTA AMERICANA CORAL BEACH.
What a fantastic property. It was so beautiful. The pool was amazing. The beach was great! Service impeccable.
All rooms are Suites. Clean bathroom very spacious. Enough for two people.
This was a great move and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the place. I would go back!!!
Quiet during off-season
While Cancun as a whole wasn't the tropical paradise with wide white beaches we'd expected, this hotel seemed to have the widest, sandiest beach on the strip. The rocks are at a minimum, just in a section where you can snorkel. The water is the beautiful Caribbean blue color I dreamed of. The sand was so soft. I do believe that this hotel has sunk sand bags to protect their beach, so it's not completely natural, but on this island of chain stores, what is? The pool is large and clean, but the hotel and other structures hide it from the sun. The hotel blocks the sun relatively early in the afternoon -- after 3pm you have to hunt for a sunny spot. The scuba outfit right next to the hotel (Solo Buceo) is convenient and reasonably priced but I'm not convinced of their professionalism. Maybe we just had a bad dive master.
The rooms are very clean and have beautiful ocean views. The staff was friendly. We walked down the beach a big to see the other hotels, and while they all looked beautiful I could see that their beaches were rocky and very thin.
Great Escape in Cancun
stayed at the fiesta americana grand coral beach with my girlfriend 7/02.This was our 1st visit to Cancun and hopefully not our last. Overall, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room-"suite" was above average-lots of marble, great bed, pillows and nice linens. The room actually smelled great(never figured out what they used for the fragrance). If the shower H2O doesn't get hot enough, turn the sink hot water on at the same time-sounds crazy but it helped. The pool, outdoor bars and outdoor restraunt were great and the outdoor eatery was not really that expensive(we ate at least 5-6 lunches there). Breafast buffet was huge and I think $22/person -We opted for breakfast menu every morning,once again prices not bad. The beach was very nice and calm water. Servers come out to the beach to take your drink and food orders. For us the location was ideal- walking distance to nice affordable restraunts; nightclubs and shopping. We also like the hotel 'cause of its sedate atmosphere. If you like to party and stay out all night you can count on being able to nurse your hangover the next day in a fairly quiet and upscale setting. We are going back for spring break '03 -we'll see if things remain the same.
A Great Deal
The Fiesta Americana Cancun had a charming mexican-style ambiance. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with better than average bathroom ameneties. Beds were a bit firm, but not bad.
This hotel's location on the north coastline is unbeatable for swimming, as the waters are much clamer than on the eastern coastline. People from other hotels actually came to swim at our hotel.
We happened to be staying here the night of a minor, but smokey electrical fire. The entire hotel was evacutated. We were all sent to another Fiesta property for the night. The hotel footed the bill for the 'upgrade' and taxi to and fro. We also recieved a complimentary breakfast buffet in the morning. Although these were unfortunate circumstances, the hotel staff worked overtime trying to assist the guests.
Best of the Best in Cancun
This is the second year our family of four has visited this hotel... and we'll go again next year! The hotel is elegant, comfortable, peaceful, spotless, uncrowded, and a joyous vacation spot. It has a fantastic, huge pool that the kids adore. The beach is small but well maintained. Cocktail and food service is everywhere. Food is outstanding. Standard rooms are spacious... the master suite is luxurious. Service is excellent with the friendliest and most helpful staff you will ever meet. We rented jet skis on the beach and had a ball. Tourist areas (uh, beer drinking students) are within walking distance as is one of several area malls. Bring your banker, it's pricey but worth every nickel.
The five star rating is deserved.
The class of Cancun
The best location in Cancun, powder sugar beach, electric blue water, fabulous swimming pools that stretch over three football fields and an incredible view from every room.
Spotless and impeccable are the hotel and grounds. Marble everywhere. Excellent service.
This place is grand.
The downside, $12 drinks, $9 bottled water and $50 lunch for two.
If you can afford it, this is the place if you go to Cancun. Is it worth the price? Every penny.
"Two thumbs UP! Way UP!"
Easter 2001, my husband and I arrived for a much needed
break from our 5 children. The Fiesta Americana is a gorgeous Old World Mexican-style looking hotel. Not like the many mammouth "ultra-modern" & sterile looking hotels we passed on our way in.
There's a quaint little courtyard to the left of the grand columned stairway, with a peaceful fountain. Metal tables with umbrellas and chairs are there for you to sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and delicious mexican pastries from the coffee shop next door. My husband and I visited this place a couple mornings.
We had a standard room reserved, but while waiting for it to be ready, they allowed us to check out the "Governors Suite" at the top of the hotel. This room is usually saved for the flight crews of one of the airlines. It happened to be available....Poor Husband!
We found ourselves entering the rooms foyer, yes, foyer! The artwork on these walls were beautiful abstract pieces. Very colorful! Tiled floors through out.
Moving into the living room area , a large armoire held the TV and had several drawers beneath it, which I claimed for my clothing. A couch, coffee table and chair with end tables furnished this room. There was a spacious bathroom off to the side. This, I also claimed as mine. (We found out there were 2 large bathrooms in this suite.) A huge sliding glass door invited us out onto the expansive, flowering terrace. I thought I found Paradise!
The view was breathtaking! Turquoise water, white sand, thatched roof beach tables, and parasailors passing by. The terrace had two comfy lounge chairs and a glass table with 4 chairs. Plenty of space to host a party of friends, or just move the chaise to follow the sun. I spent many hours enjoying the breeze and watching pelicans glide by. Two different beach volleyball courts could be seen from this vantage point.
The sleeping area was big enough to have another, more intimate living space with couch, coffee table and rattan table and chairs for two. My husband used this as his office, working from his laptop to keep in contact with hiscompany.
More beautiful artwork on the walls! And another wall length sliding glass door to the terrace (on my side of the bed.) We left the door open all night and listened to the waves. An armoire was at the foot of the bed, housing another TV. Just to the left of "the office" was a small terrace with one chair, looking out to another beautiful stretch of the beach.
Across from the table for two was the mini bar, which we used quite often. (we learned later, right across the street you could purchase beer at one of the shops.) The "husbands" bath was just to the left of the bar. (How convenient.)
After unpacking, we made our way down to the breakfast buffet in the restaraunt. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to eat "spicy" Mexican food. I was wrong. It wasn't "bad spicy", it was delicious! They had so much food to offer for breakfast, I took small spoonfuls of everything to try and that filled me up! I did learn my favorites and looked forward to the next morning. It was an airy,tropical feeling with 2 story windows looking out at the water. I just sat there and tried to take in all of the glorious scenery. The waiters were very friendly and quick to clean away the dishes.
After breakfast, we exited the doors that led out to the pool area. A thatched roofed bar was nearby, and the chefs were preparing the outside lunch grill. We also found the outside breakfast buffet, which we ate at the next day and found it a little cheaper and had all the same great food.
The pool has a swim up bar...1st one I've ever used. It was really neat, I even talked the hubby into joining me! He's not much of a swimmer.( Don't worry, you don't have to be.) They have steps into the pool with barstools nearby underwater to sit on.
With bridges to swim under(or walk over which leads to a thatched stage area where bands play lively music) this is not your average "kidney shaped" pool.There's a water volleyball court, which was active with the hotel's Activities Director refereeing. And little children floating joyfully in innertubes in the 4? ft. deep water. The pool encompasses most of the courtyard area, lined with royal blue chaise lounge chairs. Swaying palm trees provide shade when needed. Terraces from 3 sides look onto the pool with the beach behind you. Truly incredible!
We were too full to eat lunch, so we headed for the beach bar for dos Coronas! There was a fun group gathered, watching soccer on the TV. The bar is about 20 paces to the water with an outdoor shower nearby to rinse those sandy tootsies. After a few beers, we headed for a nap. (We're not old, 30's&40's, just zapped from traveling & the sun.)
We ventured across the street in search of dinner. We found a nice outside restaraunt and my husband enjoyed a good steak and I had shrimp. It was fun to watch the other tourists passing by. Then, we walked further down the road, crossed the street, and visited another hotel's lobby bar. I felt way under dressed. It was one of the larger, "ultra modern" hotels that had an "airre" about it. We finished our drinks and headed "back home."
The lobby of our hotel was beautifully furnished with tall ceilings and elegant chandeliers. Pastel yellow walls and colorful floral arrangements sat upon glass table tops. We ambled over to our lobby bar, which I hadn't noticed when we checked in.
The well -polished dark wood bar sat about 15 people. We were the first to arrive, but it caught more customers as the night went on. The bartenders were very personable, joking around and creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We had fun talking with the other vacationers who joined us. I noticed they didn't keep the beach bar open into the evening. Maybe, it was too close to the water?
It's been 1 yr. since our vacation to Fiesta Americana. I recently looked at my photo album of our trip and long to be there now. It was a dream vacation. If given the opportunity to visit Cancun again, I only want to stay at this hotel!
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