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Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Paseo Xaman-Ha | Manzana 1, Lote 1 Fracc.Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2005

The Gala was average and just about on par with other resorts in the general Cancun area and on the Yucatan Puninsula. This was a nice resort, but pretty bland. The entertainment was jus OK. The hot sun was nice, though! the air is humid but bearable. The food, as in other reviews, was just OK, I've had much better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2005

My husband and I just returned from one week at the Gala all inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, and it was pure paradise. The grounds are gorgous, with a great deal of nature weaved into the layout. It has absolutely the most beautiful beach in the area. It is the last resort before the jungle begins. We walked as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2005

Our first trip to the Gala won't be our last! We traveled with three of our children, ages 8, 11 and 16. We've all decided our favorite part of the vacation was breakfast -- it was heaven to stroll into the Festival each morning and find anything we could think of from omelets made to order, fresh pancakes and french... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2005

Just returned from a one week vacation at Gala Beach Resort Playacar with my wife and 35 month old child. What a fantastic week! I disagree with some negative comments found in other posts. It is much easier to find negatives and overlook the positives. We choose the Gala given its strong reviews for family vacations and the fact that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2005

Gala Resort is everything our travel agent said it would be. It was not quite as fancy as the Iberostar, but very, very nice. It was perfect for children - especially children ages 1 - 12. Gala is much smaller than some of the resorts, something we really liked. There were no long walks anywhere. Everything was right there. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2005

We went to Gala April of 2004, around Easter. We were bit nervous about the Spring Breakers. It turned out that there were lots of families instead to the college kids. We had a room at the Hacienda. Which is the away from the beach but we had our own private plunge pool. The rooms weren't as big as they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2005

Gala Beach Resort in the Mayan Riviera (MEXICO) ***Beautiful Weather ***Great Food ***Biggest Beach on the strip ***Kids will have fun w/ an 8 X-Box room, Air Hockey, Pool Tables, Gitoni Tables, Many Pool Activities, and even the occasional Pinyata party!!! ***Xcaret, and Xel-Ha ecological water parks are close by....and a must see in my opinion! ***Many other extras to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2005

We were there in Nov 2003 Front desk: Slow response to customer's needs,we waited hours because our toilet was blocked upon arrival. The Beach: was nice and very crowded but open ended on right side (great). Food: was ok but not spectacular and the a la carte will take all nite to serve you in very small quantities. Recreation: The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2005

I have to disagree with all the bad feedback. We went last year April 04 as soon as we came back we tried to book for this year but had no luck. The food was great, the hotel and staff are wonderful people. This was the first long flight that we took the kids on and we would never go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2005

My wife, kids (2 & 3), and I stayed at the Gala for a week in mid January/05. We had booked in the hacienda's and tried to upgrade to the Royal Club before we left, but our agent was told Royal Club upgrades had to be done upon arrival at the resort. Found out later, while at the resort, that... More 

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Address: Paseo Xaman-Ha | Manzana 1, Lote 1 Fracc.Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 819
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Also Known As:
Sandos Playacar Beach Hotel
Hotel Sandos Playacar Beach
Beach Playacar Resort Sandos
Sandos Playacar Resort
Sandos Playa Del Carmen
Gala Resort Playacar
Sandos Gala Playacar
Sandos Playacar Mexico
Sandos Resort
Playacar Sandos
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#27 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#28 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#33 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#36 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#39 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#56 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen

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