First let me start off by saying that I always doubt myself when booking an all-inclusive...my husband and I have traveled to magnificent resorts all over the world. When booking this resort I researched every nook and cranny of this location. The overall location is desselit so if your looking for any kind of shopping or nightlife this is not for you. This is NOT a 5 star resort by any means more like a typical 3-4 star in the states.
The rooms are nice, clean and very big. We were lucky enough to have a Penthouse Suite which was perfect for us since we were travelling with a 1 year old. The shower was unlike any shower I have ever seen in a hotel before. We could have fit 10 people in it. The beds were comfortable. Beautiful balconies with pools which were heated twice and day ( nice feature when weather is cold).
The overall resort is very clean with a dessert feel to it. Lots of greenery not so many flowers if you like that type of thing.
The pools were OK...not so heated like they said they are, even the Jacuzzi was a bit chilly for those overcast days.
The staff was very attentive and sincere.
As for the food there were a ton of highs and lows...Breakfast was horrible...I didn't even think we were at breakfast...the food was bizarre...things like chili and Chinese food look like they were being served in Sterno's.
No "real" breakfast food was around..not even oatmeal...I thought that was the biggest let down since breakfast is so easy to prepare and serve....asking for a highchair was like asking a server to go kill a pig and make some bacon for us....took about 30 minutes...don't ask for water either....not only does it take about 20 minutes...it piping hot so for tea I guess it would be efficient.
As for lunch there is no day to day variety so if you like something you can get it everyday because nothing changes...I often feel this is something all-inclusive should do because the average vacationer is there for a week throw in a little something different even if its every other day....
The pizza was actually good...they served it pool side and was a nice snack if you didn't want to go to restaurant and get something to eat.
The drinks were actually great! Not watered down and very high end cocktail for all-inclusive which was a very nice touch...
The dinner at Lupita was very good...if your a vegetarian they will make anything for you make to order...otherwise the food was very good.
And now for the nightmare of going to the italian buffet one night...We got to the reservation desk and asked for a table of 5...the hostess told us not only did they not have a table in an empty restaurant...but that we would have to eat outside...in about 60 degree windy weather with my 1 year old...I found this absurd...so I complained to her...she kept opening the door to the restaurant and slivering in the door and if she didn't want us to see the empty restaurant (which by the way has glass doors, so it was no secret)...when we threatened to go to mgmt she miraculously found a table of 5 for us....which was probably the worse thing she could have done for us because the food was inedible...horrible not that we expected Italian in mexico to be great but we had no choice to eat there it was the only restaurant open...how can they limit you to one restaurant for an entire resort...????They do serve sushi by the bar but if you don't eat that your out of luck.... Italian it is!
The service that night was horrendous to go along with the food...so all in all skip that entire experience it put a sour taste in my mouth for the entire 4 days we stayed there.
There is no real nightlife at all they had a singer one night who was actually very very good...but besides that everything kind of shuts down after 9:30 ish...
All in all I would consider this resort average....Food average with sometimes getting something that wows you...drinks very good...rooms clean and big...staff ok...except for the lady woking the Italian buffet the night of Monday March 5th...obnoxious!!!!
The beaches are not like Cancun if that's what you travel for....water is more like Caribbean but there is a ton of seaweed...which is NOT the resorts fault at all, they do try to maintain how much washes up on the beach.
All in all if you don't like digging into your pocket every 10 minutes to pay for something this all-inclusive is ok...but would probably not stay there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres combines luxury and comfort with the convenience of the 'boutique style' Adults only all-inclusive Hotel, in the perfect setting poised for pleasure and relaxation. Here you'll have a comfortable home base of contemporary luxury. Stylish hotel architecture and decor, generous suites, spotless service, deluxe facilities, and of course, our secluded beachfront setting, all enable you to let your days happen naturally. At this intimate beachfront community you'll enjoy personalized spa and wellness programs, fine dining, seaside golf, boating and fishing from our inland marina, and a host of other activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Amada Resort
- La Amada Playa Mujeres