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Paradisus Cancun
Ranked #25 of 177 Hotels in Cancun
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

We went in the last years in many 5* in Riviera Maya and this is the top one,we were in royal service section, full services and attention. Surprisingly no Mexican music around, only lounge style music in background, personally I prefer to feel to be in Mexico with at least some Mexican music... If you like walking on the beach you can do it for hours from this hotel (bring some water!) You can take a bus in front of the hotel (R1) for 15 pesos (about $1) to go downtown (15 min) or shopping (5 min.).Only small complain the(free)wireless internet speed was slow, don't know if this was because of the room location. Hint: Choose Royal service for the private pool with Bali bed! Have fun!

Room Tip: Choose Royal service for the private pool with Bali bed!
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We are still here....sitting on the beach in the Royal service area....We read that royal servicev was the way to go, so we paid the extra money....in return our check in was a breeze, we had a private butler who made our reservations for dinner, arranged our taxi home and gave us a bottle of champagne, tequila and absolute....the Bali beds are free with royal service....the royal service pool is quiet and the service was excellent. Daniel our butler and Karina the barmaid in the royal service area made our stay extra special....Karina went out of her way every day to bring me drinks! The food was typical for Mexican all inclusive...don't waste the money on tempo...excellent service but it is a sampling menu....u have no choices....and honestly I feel bad even mentioning it because the staff went above and beyond.... Victor made us an awesome cappuccino every morning in the buffet. royal service has it's own place for breakfast, tea and snacks....again Karina every night made us drinks and brought out small things to snack on. Lizabeth in Royal service checked us in and made our dinner reservations....everyone was very very polite. We tip well. And in return got excellent service ! Some people don't tip....I know it's not mandatory to tip....but get a hundred in singles and tip....you will be surprised at the way these people appreciate it! We are planning a trip back!

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
5  Thank toni l
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We had a great stay here during December 2012 for a family members wedding. The hotel and staff were excellent! The buffet restaurant was good..albeit a bit expensive. The Taco bar wasn't the most authentic, but was ok...had a great Mariachi band come by.

Room Tip: Stay away from elevators as they are a bit noisy with the traffic
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13  Thank AnB_4ever
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PDCR, Quality Department at Paradisus Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Dear Mr. Brett D

Greetings from Paradisus Cancún Resort.

We want to thank you for making our hotel one of your travel destinations. We strive every day to give you the best of us and it is an honor to know that everything has been worthwhile.

All of our services are designed thinking to better serve you and all of our guests, and we are happy to know that all of them have been valuable and made your stay unforgettable.

Be assured that we will be waiting to see you soon and we can ensure that, alike this visit, the others will be wonderful too.

Thank you very much.

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Reviewed 11 January 2013

We are in the Melia Vacation Club and spent a great week at the hotel. The construction is done and the hotel is renewed. Great service! Our room was tended to daily and minibar filled. Favorite waiters were Victor in the La Perla and the Market Grill and Antonio in the Bana. Victor is an eager server and is always smiling! He went out of his way to make sure we had guacamole, drinks and excellent, personal service at breakfast and lunch! He needs a promotion! Antonio was very personable and made great recommendations for menu items while making us feel special on our last evening!

Tips.....ask waiters for what you need if not on the menu. Take the city bus to the Kukulcan Mall or Isla Mall on the strip for about 80 cents. About a mile to walk if preferred. Nice aquarium at the La Isla mall but see if you can get discount tickets at the Paradisus first. We paid ten dollars vs. 14 at the aquarium.

Small problem...no ABC, NBC or CBS channels on the TV. Told us the cable company had an order to repair but it never happened. We don't watch much TV but wanted news and a few favorite shows. Only Fox and HBO available.

Overal, the transfer to Paradisus has been smooth. Great memories for us!

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on floors three, four or five in tower two if available.
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4  Thank L0uise1960
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PDCR, Quality Department at Paradisus Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Dear Mrs.L0uise1960,

Thank you very much for your comments, all of them are valuable to us.

Achieve our guest’s satisfaction is the most important for Paradisus Cancún Resort and our staff are continuously striving to fulfill it, It is very gratifying for us to know that you loved our Service.

We extend apologies if you had a problem with the TV channels, it was definitely a unexpected situation. Your constructive observations will help us guarantee that full attention is given to this matter and that this kind of incident is reviewed by our hotel staff to prevent it from happening again.

We look forward to see you soon again !

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 11 January 2013

While swimming in the ocean on a beautiful day last December I got caught in a riptide and floundered off shore, exhausted. If not for the assistance of Angel, the Lifeguard at the hotel, I think that I would have drowned. He is typical of the exemplary employees there. Thank you,again.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
3  Thank Steve T
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

We stayed at the Paradisus from Christmas Day to New Years Day and our trip was amazing! From the restaurants and bars to the poolside we had outstanding service. We got to know Tonatiuh from the "Toji Bar" and he was superb! He was very personable, funny and interactive and made our vacation much more enjoyable. We also got to know Alberto from the "Taco" restaurant and he was so much fun! He was very humorous, professional and he went above and beyond.The resort recently changed names and everything was newly renovated by the time we arrived. The resort truly is beautiful! We had two rooms booked, one for us and one for our teenage children.When we checked in they had us in separate buildings, which was not convenient at all. They weren't able to switch rooms that day but the next morning we were able to get a room right next door. The front desk staff was very accommodating. We paid for the ocean view side and it was gorgeous. We had a view of the pool area, the beach and of course the ocean. I would definitely recommend booking on this side of the resort. We stayed on the 3rd floor and had a great view. The a-la-cart restaurants that we dined at were very nice, although we were unclear as to the rules for booking until later in the week. The buffet was very large and we never grew tired of the food. There was enough variety that you didn't have to eat the same thing twice. At the pool, they served tacos, hotdogs and hamburgers. This was very convenient and the service was great! We loved the pool although it was a bit cool and we really enjoyed the swim up bar. The beach was beautiful! Even though the red flags were up we did enjoy some "body surfing" but you do have to be careful of the undertow. We did a day excursion to "Xplore" which was a lot of fun. They had ATV's, swimming and rafting in the stalactites and stalagmites and zip lining. It was a full day and worth the money. Our children also went para sailing and loved it. You can book this on the beach or in the hotel. We also took advantage of the photo session and ended up with some beautiful family photos. You can book this in "The Market" downstairs. The only negative thing I would say about this resort was that aside from the bars, there wasn't much for nightly entertainment. I definitely recommend this resort, whether you are a couple on a getaway or a family on vacation!

Room Tip: Definitely get an ocean view room-excellent view. 3rd floor in the main building was great. It was c...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank TillyAlberta_
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PDCR, Quality Department at Paradisus Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Dear Mrs.TillyAlberta,

We are truly grateful for your preference and for let us know the details of your experience in our facilities.

It has been an honor providing you with the best quality benefits Paradisus Cancún Resort had to offer and even a greater satisfaction that you enjoyed from these.

Thank you again for your positive comments and letting us know our improvement areas, we will shared them with all staff and it will be part of our daily work

On behalf of all our staff we would be pleased to serve you again and hope you come back soon.

Thank you,

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Reviewed 10 January 2013

This is simply one of the most beautiful hotels in cancun with one of the best
beaches I've ever seen. Even the rooms are nice and the hotel atrium is almost
breathtaking. But it seems everything is so complicated at this hotel that if you
want anything out of the norm, you better dedicate an hour or two to trying to
work it out. For instance, I had to make three phone calls and wait three hours
to get a rollaway bed for my son, we had to make three maitenance calls for
things not working in our room. And trying to reserve a cabana out by the pool
took walking to three different locations in the hotel, only to be told there were none to reserve, when the one we sat by all day went unused. I realize it is a
big hotel but there is a little dysfunctionality going on in management.

Room Tip: I would not buy a time share here as once you do, you will never see the ocean again.
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7  Thank Randy A
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PDCR, Quality Department at Paradisus Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Dear Mr.Randy A

We appreciate the time you have taken and share the experience at Paradisus Cancún Resort. .

We really hope you had have a pleasant and relaxing days by visiting such a beautifull and great destination.

As a team we work hard to satisfy, the needs and requirements of our guests, in relation to our service and care provided, highly calls our attention, the important comments that you do. We will certainly put great attention to each of the observations, because we know how important it is to have a full of clear and timely information of all hotel services and even more, of the possibilities we have to solve any request in time.

We wish to have a new oportunity to serve you again in the near future, being aware to exceed your expectations any time.

Thanks!
Sincerely

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Additional Information about Paradisus Cancun

Address: Boulevard Kukulcan, km 16.5, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Cancun
#15 Family Hotel in Cancun
#19 Romantic Hotel in Cancun
#23 Top resorts Hotel in Cancun
#24 Luxury Hotel in Cancun
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Cancun
Price Range: $329 - $847 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Paradisus Cancun 4.5*
Number of rooms: 678
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Timeless luxury with an avant-garde flair evocative of an ancient Mayan civilization; lavish architecture that rises into the sky and slips back into the sandy Cancun shore. Gran Melia Cancun Resort is a 5-star, AAA 4-diamond beachfront resort, voluminous as it is elegant, decadent as it is distinguished. Gran Melia Cancun's five majestic pyramids decorate this timelessly-tropical scene, revealing a backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. Four spectacular pools, luxurious guestrooms, dining and the hotel's renowned YHI Spa, one of the most prestigious in the world, are only a taste of a bold collection of services and amenities offered at this sleek, seductive and luxurious Cancun resort paradise. Positioned, carefully, in Cancun's Hotel Zone, Gran Melia Cancun luxury hotel is within 5 minutes from the city's premier shopping centers, 15 minutes from the International Airport, and immediate proximity to the downtown and many exciting entertainment venues. A 9-hole, par 3 executive golf course, three lavish pools, and the signature YHI Spa offer the discerning guest a definitive means to leisure. Experience a hotel that radiates the beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula, and the privilege and compassion of Gran Melia, premiere Cancun resorts. ... more   less 
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