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Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

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toronto, ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best things about this place are definitely the food and the service. There are ample food choices and everything we tried at the various restaurants (French, Mexican, Mediterranean, buffet, sushi & ceviche bar) was great. Even the buffet changed daily so there was always novelty. Excellent selection of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The staff are helpful, quick and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dreams sands was amazing . The view from the ocean view balcony room was fab. Food was good . Weather was great. Bars serve until 1am .. bris waitress in main lobby was amazing so helpful and kind . Thank you. Cons. Went to spa for wash and blow dry. Neck hurt after wash due to wash basin being old... More 

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1 Thank Decksp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i came with my family and love the beach, it's incredible and the himitsu japanese restaurant was delicious, and i like the manatees bar at the pool, but the best in the resort is the entertainment team patrick, lalo, peluso ,samara . thanks for everything and the incredible water volley ball, see you soon.

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KimberlyGandara, eConcierge & Social Media Coordinator at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa to host your gateway to our destination. We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed you experience. We appreciate your comments. Looking forward to host you again! More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for an upscale resort with an attractive price tag for a week's stay. Dreams Sands was very well kept. Staff was friendly for the most part. Pros: dinner restaurants--great food; room service; nightlife until 1:00am most nights; partial ocean view was really an "ocean view"--we just had the top of a tree, so that was a great... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a birthday celebration trip. Before choosing this resort I had read multiple reviews online. While I agree it was clean and well kept I would not agree with a 4.5 start rating. I would actually give this a 3.8 star rating. This was definitely an older resort. The rooms were clean and most things function but they were... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a last minute getaway for the girlfriend and I and although we were apprehensive of visiting a resort that isn't adults-only, for the price point, we decided to give it a try and we have zero regrets about our decision! A resort is really about the quality of service, food etc. and Dreams Sands Cancun delivered on all... More 

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KimberlyGandara, eConcierge & Social Media Coordinator at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Luckyabs25, Thank you very much for your positive review of your recent stay at our property. It is a pleasure to know that our staff's warm service exceeded your expectations; your comments are an inspiration for our team to continue working with passion, ensuring that our valued guests have an enjoyable and memorable experience with us. We are very... More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time in Cancun and I was underwhelmed by the location. The building was nicely decorated and very clean and the food at the A La Carte restaurants was amazing. However, the walls between rooms were paper thin and the beach space was very crowded without any room to lay out on the sand.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice rooms, good service. We went with the unlimited sharing program. Monica Cruz helped us with our trip and everything worked out fine. We recomend it because this program allows you to get better prices and service.

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KimberlyGandara, eConcierge & Social Media Coordinator at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mario A, Thank you for choosing Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa to host your gateway to our destination. We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed you experience, so much to become a member, congratulations! We appreciate your comments and look forward to host you again, as a VIP. Sunny regards, More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed nov 4-8th 2016. Best walk in beach we have seen. Smaller place but great that you don't have to wait in fine dining restaurants. Very clean and staff are always helpful and friendly. Pool staff outstanding ( special thanks to FredI, Oscar and Jorge for helping me lose more brain cell with their quick service and always with a... More 

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KimberlyGandara, eConcierge & Social Media Coordinator at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed you experience with us, that you loved our restaurants and the lovely beach that characterises our resort. Also is nice to know that you got to enjoy everything from a Preferred Club perspective. We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to Dreams Sands Cancun... More 

Saint Charles, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this resort. We were celebrating a big birthday and planned on relaxing without kids and that is what we did. The service was amazing, the food was good at most places, the hotel was clean and updated. We paid for the preferred club which was great for us. We wanted to make sure we had a higher room... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly situated along a breathtaking white sand beach in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, sits Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa! Experience all the great inclusions of Unlimited-Luxury(R) at the newest beachfront resort of your Dreams in Mexico - where there's something fun for every age. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

Address: Blvd. Kukulkan Km 8,5. Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Formerly Grand Oasis Viva)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Price Range: $305 - $865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 438
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Also Known As:
Be Live Grand Viva Beach Hotel Cancun
Grand Oasis Viva Beach Cancun
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Cancun
#28 Luxury Hotel in Cancun
#28 Top resorts Hotel in Cancun
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Cancun
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“Top floors facing the ocean offer a spectacular view!”
 of 5 bubbles Z2go, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't have an opinion on a room tip as our room was very clean, comfy beds/pillows, and always had clean towels and sheets !!!”
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“Choose a different hotel”
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“Higher floor, but would recommend the preferred level.”
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“Ocean-View room will not disappoint!”
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