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... tourists as well as locals. It also seemed to be abit more Americanised with a Starbucks and bank chains ect. The place we had lunch at was in a really American style mall with a Zara, Victoria Secret and anther Statbucks! Some how, miraculously we didn't do any shopping! (However we are thinking off going there for dinner tonight..) Our day tip to Chichen itza turned out really well, however I think we both felt ...
... room at the resort, the top of the bolt sheared right off. The clamp ended up being tight, which is good for now. If it comes loose, Dan’s plan is to find a welder ASAP. I worried about the old rubber on my tires, and the rip in Dan’s new tire. I felt as if I couldn’t have done anything physically hard before and I couldn’t again.
But of course I had, and I could, and I would again. More on the continued adventure next ...
... and all part of making a collection of diverse and dissimilar memories. I couldn't believe it, the clubs blew me away. It was a sea of ginormous glitzy bars all fighting for your attention as you walked by, trying to coerce you into entering their place by throwing ridiculous drink deals at you. The music was so loud, the ground was vibrating beneath me, I'd never seen anything or heard anything like it. The whole thing was quite funny really, chicks dancing on ...
... to get Amy where because you have people screaming at you to come look at there store!! It's horrible!! Cancun isn't that bad!! Taxi drivers are! But that is about it! Well anyways... I said yes for the resort! Then I needed to figure out the cheapist way to get here. So paco from Couch surfing Informed me about these shuttle busses in front of ADO Bus station that take people to PLAYA DEL CARMEN for only $35. Pasos!! Which is cheap cheap cheap!!! So ...
... some of these things exceeds current day knowledge. Their elongated heads due to squashing the heads of children with wooden boards are also quite impressive. Our tour guide did some backhand deal with a guard and we got to cross the rope and climbing round the back of one of the newer ruins, which was a good experience.
After Chichen Itza we made a trip to a nearby cenote (sinkhole). Apparently they are everywhere in Mexico and essentially are just vertical ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsME Cancun
Great food. Friendly staff. Modern and stylish. Lots of selection in four different restaurants. Good location in the hotel zone. Areas for improvement...painfully slow elevators and inefficient check-in/check-out....not enough staff on the front desk and process takes too long.
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Historical Traveler Reviews ME Cancun
We booked an AI but discovered the hotel was changing over to European plan. We just had to bring a copy of our booking for AI and we got it. There were a few drawbacks - we couldn't order Baileys and special, premium drinks. They tried to tell us Kaluha wasn't a national drink, but we changed their minds.
My husband and I have just returned from the ME Cancun...and we were very impressed.
I stayed at the hotel over the Martin Luther King week end in mid January. We had a great experience. The hotel is beautiful! My favorite part of the hotel was the lobby. Very elegant but not overdone. We had no problems checking in and the bellboy took our luggage to the room.
Booked the ME due to the fact that it was the new hip hotel in Cancun. Passed up booking The Ritz, Le Meridien or the JWMarriott where I would have gotten upgrades and perks with my Amex Platinum in order to experience the ME hipness. My husband and I are both early thirties New Yorkers with no kids so we assumed the ME would fit in well with our lifestyle for a 5 day vacation. Well I was so disappointed, the hotel is beautiful, very modern, but the service, oh boy, did they forget to train their staff.
I've just read some of the latest reviews posted for the ME Cancun that were reported for the same time line as our stay. Sadly enough they're true! In fact, they may be a little generous.
My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel from December 28th to January 4th. I'm pretty surprised at the bad reviews posted here. Yes, there are definitely things that need improvement but altogether we thought the hotel was very cool. They just opened a few weeks ago so we didn't expect everything to be perfect. We stayed at this hotel before it was renovated and we were blown away with what they've done to the place. It's like W on steroids meets a beach resort. The staff was super nice, and the rooms are really comfortable. Gemma, the British girl always took really good care of us in the bar and on the beach. We loved the showers! You have a regular shower but then on top of you there is this giant thing that drops water... like rain. very cool... The view from the room was amazing and you can see the big beds on the beach. There are a few too many kids around. I recommend getting a chair or bali bed at the Adults only pool. They constantly have DJs playing cool music, which we loved. We did speak to a lot of other guests that were staying there. The people that were complaining were either old, or had kids with them (this resort is definitely not for kids). Also the Canadians that paid hardly anything and didn't understand why they didn't get everything that we did (we paid around $300 per night). This place is for couples and singles that appreciate a cool atmosphere and good music. There are beautiful people everywhere, and some are topless on the beach, so leave the kids at home... The Silk restaurant is better than the Salt one. Try the spring rolls... even though they're not really 'spring rolls' because they have mostly meat in them, but they're really good. Also the breakfast buffet is great. They have someone making pancakes on the spot. most hotels just have hard crusty pancakes sitting in a tray. Also the Isla shopping mall is right across the street and you can just walk there. Try the Thai Lounge, really cool atmosphere, mediocre food. For good Mexican food try Casa de Margaritas.
Everything said about this 'new' resort is true...all true...listen to it and believe it. Our check in at 10pm at night took AN HOUR with only about 10 couples to check in...drinks ended at 11pm for the AI...we were treated like second class citizens because of thier new European Plan format and they were forced to honor the AI package with the contract they had with Transat Vacations. Took 5 mins to get hot water from the shower if you were lucky enough not to have concrete in the pipes, airconditioning wasn't working so we sufferent humind nights, got stuck in the elevator and had to pry it open, forced to 'sign away' everything we ate and drank so they could 'monitor' those who were AI, at which point there was a section to 'tip'...isn't he point of AI to not have to worry about money? Don't go here...it looks exquisit! looks wonderful! looks beautiful...and it is..but don't let it fool you...nothing works, nothing is open, and they don't have their act together. One bonus...free internet access in the rooms and the e-cafe...so bring your laptop! Just don't waste your time and go somewhere you're wanted.
We have just arrived back from the ME Cancun, formerly the Melia Turquesa. This is our second time in Cancun and we returned since we had such a relaxing, fun time in a great hotel ..the Riu Caribe.
We have just returned from a weekend at the ME Cancun (a new "high end" hotel in the Melia chain.) The hotel design is ultra-contemporary in design and worth a look if you have time during your vacation. The reason I say that is that you should stay at one of the other hotels, perhaps the Ritz if you are paying rates at this level (we paid US$450 a night for our room) and would like appropriate levels of service.
I toiled for weeks (as I usually do when planning trips) on tripadvisor.com to pick a hotel for our holiday trip to Cancun. Narrowing the choices to Le Meridien, the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott Resort, I felt these resorts would be too "stuffy" for a tropical, winter escape. I was looking for something that would evoke the sleek, sexy and contemporary feel of a "W" type hotel on the white sandy beaches of Cancun. Low and behold I stumble across the new ME by Melia website and excitedly book the hotel based on the photos and that the hotel would be "completely redone" in this very appealing style. Throw in beach and poolside bali beds and a promise of "Its All About You" as its service slogan and I was sold. I paid extra for the "Level" ocean view rooms which promised larger and more opulent accomodations than the standard rooms including a private "Level" lounge and preferential access to restaurants, bali bed reservations and late checkouts.