Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen (not to be confused with the horrid Cancun) appears to be one large mega tourist resort after another. I would imagine there is a big town that services the Playa people, but I never saw anything outside of this incredibly lush and extravagant resort. Despite pulling up in our rent-a-wreck jalopy, we were greeted at reception with …
... joins me the sun is baking down but slowly bigger and blacker clouds roll their way in and Cozumel disappears from the horizon. As the first speckles of rain appear our fellow sun-bathers start looking peturbed and within a minute are huddling under beach umbrellas to avoid the first proper rain-shower we've had since the night we arrived. It's a strangely appropriate finale to our trip and a sign that all good things must come to an ...
... was even bluer than Playa and the sand was even finer, we thought we'd check it out just for one night. We managed to find a cheap hotel in the Zona Hotelera, this is the touristy part of Cancun but it has the beach a stones throw away. We had one thing in mind once we arrived and that was to find a sun lounger on the beach and spend the afternoon relaxing. Easier said than done! First it was finding this so called beach. All the huuuge hotels and resorts are placed between ...
... and turned in around 8:00. A great way to start a great vacation.
Everything David said..In addition, Cassie & I went with Arturo to Super Walmart & Sam's Club to get groceries for the week. Super nice guy & very helpful! We got to see a good portion of Cancun - the main strip w/ shops & restaurants. Arturo told ...
To get from Valladolid to Playa del Carmen takes a couple of hours on a bus. And a complete rethink of what you think you know about Mexico. I had planned 5 days in Playa (as it is known around these parts) to give the girls some beach time and to provide a few days to unwind and relax in the middle of our trip. Because we were here a bit longer I was able to rent an apartment using my favorite site for this kind of thing, vrbo.com. I was quite pleased with ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRosewood Mayakoba Playa del Carmen
Historical Traveler Reviews Rosewood Mayakoba Playa del Carmen
We are here now at what is a wonderful setting and amazingly luxurious architecture - BUT.........in terms of service it is expensive medicrity. We have been here three days and they have not managed to refresh the minibar - they cannot decide whether it is Suite Services, Room Service, the Butler Service(have not figgered out what they do yet!) 0r who ever. 3 days of enquiries including the front desk and general managers office equals - you guessed it, status quo!
We went to the Mayakoba for a couple of reasons, not the least of which was that they were offering rooms at half price in January/February because the spa wasn't finished yet. But the other reason was that we were looking for somewhere special to get engaged (we'd already talked about it - I'm freaked out by surprises), and it turned out to be the perfect spot.
Great hotel, will be perfect very soon
Stayed for five nights at oceanfront room. Yes, there were some shortcomings as expected. I have stayed in new hotels previously and so was expecting a few issues. But overall an excellent property. We took our four year old son with us and he had a blast. Both pools are awsome. Also the private plunge pools are great. We asked our butler to heat up the water in our pool and so we took full advantage. The staff are extremly helpful and are truely doing their best to accomondate everyone. Stay away from the main restaurant as the beachside one is much better quality. Their oceanfront rooms are perfectly positioned so that you are truely just steps from the water.
We loved our stay at this new hotel. The property is only about a month old so it has some rough spots. The spa was not completed, we understand it will be finished Feb 15. There were some suites under construction but it did not bother us at all, no clutter or noise. I agree with some of the others that the food is overpriced but all these fine hotels in Mexico and everywhere else are the same way. We enjoyed the beach restaurant more than the main dining room for dinner. If you want breakfast it is only served in the main dining room. The deluxe over the water suite was fantastic, we were in a 400 series room that looked out into the mangroves, we had the egrids and other sea birds flying by and we enjoyed our outdoor plunge pool. The room has a bedroom that closes off and the living room was large with sliding glass panels you could open. The bathroom is huge with a private putdoor shower that I used instead of the indoor one. The entire back wall is glass looking into a great private courtyard.
We were looking for a place with a beautiful room, exceptional food and great service. Rosewood came close and expect it will meet all three with time. The resort was 1/2 built when we arrived with only 40 people staying on site. As a result, we felt like we were staying in a 5+star ghost town. We never saw more than 15 people together by the pool at any given time. The positive of this is that you had your choice of their luxurious lounge chairs. Construction did not bother us at all. Also the Spa wasn't finished and I'm pretty sure that it will be amazing once it is completed...has its own ceynote in it!
Although I do not ever write on these blogs, I feel compelled to write since I also just returned from a stay at Rosewood during its soft opening. Went with group of adults ranging in age from early 20's to late 50's. Everyone in group had the same impression- everybody on the staff went out of their way to meet our needs and make us feel pampered. The suites that we had-3 different ones in 2 price ranges-were luxurious and comfortable. The plunge pools were a delight, the bathrooms large and constructed with great taste and comfort, and the outdoor showers were a treat. We did not suffer undue insect bites, but realistically we were in the tropics and near a lot of trees and water so bugs are part of that environment. My group took full advantage of the availabilty of boats to take us to our rooms , beach or main pool if we did feel like walking or use the very available golf carts. While I agree that the restaurants were a bit pricey, we all felt the quality was high (and I also am quite experienced with top-rated NYC restaurants), and we tried all 3 restaurants on the premises, including the raw bar for a tapas-like dinner. A far as I am concerned, if the negative reviews dissuade you from going to Rosewood, I will be happy in one way- perhaps the hotel will run specials more often so I can return more frequently!
Brand new and beautiful. We loved the architectural style of the resort, very cool. The pictures don't do it justice. We stayed in # 410. They discounted it 50% because it was a new resort. It is the cheapest room and I really liked the quiet location. The rooms are large and the bathroom was amazing. They have a sun deck and plunge pool. There is also a dock that goes out to the lagoon.
Rosewood has yet another gem in an excellent area, Mayakoba. My wife and I decided to go to Riviera Maya region because of Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. We booked our flight but had a really hard time deciding on a place to stay. We went from Cancun all the way to Playa del Carmen and to be honest, there are too many to choose from. We decided on Rosewood and I'm telling you, it's the best place down there.
Yes, the resort is somewhat "new" - so we can make some allowances for that, but as a regular customer of Rosewood resorts - I can honesty say, this resort is NOT up to Rosewood standards!
Absolutely Incredible! From the moment we arrived, the Rosewood Mayakoba was first class all the way. The property is gorgeous, the suites are huge and beautiful and the beach front is spectacular. As usual, the service was top notch and the food was great. I would highly recommend. Worth every penny.