Our vacation was 11-26 thru 12-3-11. We want to update you on what to expect when you
arrive as to the changes at Sunscape. All inclusive, no more European Plan, unless your vacation was paid for earlier in the year.
We had the option to upgrade to A.I. which we declined since were not drinkers, so we paid
for our meals. This was our 8th. year to come at this time of year. The remodel is not complete yet but close.
The ice machine works great on the 21st. floor if you get my drift. Note the floors are now numbered 10 thru 21. Used to be 5 thru 16.
Water for our room 2003 went off every day at 5:45 pm for 5 minutes. My wife and I had a contest each day of which one of us could get in & out of the shower before the water stopped. We both lost! Turn on the circulating pump boys!
Last year 3 floors of the hotel were already remodeled and called "club rooms". We had
one of those with a partial ocean view. That's because a high rise condo was built approx. 5 years ago next door ruined the view for a third of the rooms! Prior to that ALL the rooms had ocean views. This year we were on the same floor but on the other side with a great ocean view. These previously remodeled rooms don't have the new "power flush" toilets yet, but I'm sure they'll have them soon. Also note plenty of soft towels,wash cloths, king size beds and new flat screen T.V. with DVD players.
Outdoor Hot Tub is new but the only "hot" was from the sun. No heater yet. Outdoor grill is new. Hamburgers,Hot Dogs & fries were excellent. Liked the tortilla chips too.
New spa and gym. New childrens club with uniformed child care workers. New trampoline, rock wall climb, and horseshoe pit. New coffee & pastery bar in the lobby.
All the employees we've met and enjoyed over the years are still here. A major plus.
The Del Mario, Oceana and Bluewater nite time menus are "fancy eating". Tamarino wasn't opened yet. Windows was breakfast & lunch buffet style.
We didn't go to the sushi restaurant next to the Bluewater. They rotate and only open two restaurants per nite. Maybe that will change during peak season. Personally we would prefer a buffet style dinner restaurant for those of us who are not the "fancy eating" types.
The noise from the open air RUMBA CALIENTE nite club directly across the street only kept us awake till 2:30 am on Thurs.,Fri., and Sat. nights. That was good because last year it was every nite. That's not the hotels fault, but be aware and bring ear plugs if your a light sleeper.
The beach and the pool area with the adult size water slides are second to none. There is not another resort on this beach to compare to the Dorado, and we've stayed at most of them over the years.
We also tried two restaurants across the street, Tabasco Ribs and Raffelo's Italian which were both A PLUS and very reasonable.
Looking forward to next years trip. sincerely Bill & Barbara Fox
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The resort offers families, couples and singles an Unlimited-Fun® escape. Each of the 285 guest rooms and suites, located in the 11-story tower, offers a private, furnished balcony with stunning ocean views.The Unlimited-Fun®, vibrant getaway begins with one shimmering pools with two waterslides and a swim-up bar, an Explorer’s Club with a playground, gourmet restaurants, relaxing bars serving premium brands and tons of daily activities. Ideally situated just 10 minutes away from the town of Zihuatanejo, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy fantastic golfing, shopping and nightlife for all ages and interests. ... more less
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