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BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Carretera Federal Chetumal- Puerto Juarez km 300 | Camino a la Pileta, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #124 of 199 hotels in Playa del Carmen
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For what we paid for an all-inclusive, the value was outstanding. The staff and the food was great overall. Some minor issues for us and some major room issues for our friends. The pool and beach areas were nice but the Gulf water was dark brown to black. I liked our trip to Cancun but probably won't go back.

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveled with a party of 8. Got our rooms on the same floor but not adjoining..no big deal. Rooms were nice and standard size. We had two beds other family had a king. Check in was fast and the people at the front desk were nice. Two of the room did not need a second room key. Our room needed... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach was riddled with roots and twigs off of the surrounding trees. The shoreline was covered in seaweed at all times. The sand was more like mud filed with rocks as you make your way out into the water. There aren't a lot of places to get shade. The resort food is below average. Most of the food in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family, and I stayed a week at the resort. I was little worried about the ok reviews. The Mexican restaurant wasn't really good. The seafood night was yummy. The French restaurant was ok. The dinner and the show was good too, only problem is, I don't eat red meat and they couldn't bring me chicken. The buffets are yummy,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got back from Blue Bay Grand Esmerelda yesterday. The resort was pretty. Some of the people working there were friendly and helpful. The downside of the stay is that we spent about 8 to 10 of our vacation hours dealing with trying to get into our room or trying to get the front desk to help us with a problem... More

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just got back, our stay was 7/21/14 - 7/26/14 we stayed in building 6 room 6417. If you read the real negative reviews these people had to go out of their way to have a bad vacation. Here are my pro's and con's for the week. Con's: They hound you for buying their timeshare, if you go to the lobby... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traveled to Mexico for the first time with my husband for our wedding anniversary and sad to say i couldn't wait to get home. We chose this hotel because our friends who were also celebrating their wedding anniversary were staying here. So here is my break down of likes and dislikes: Location - only 30 mins from Cancun International Airport... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is excellent value for money and offered us everything and more that we needed for our two week diving holiday in Playa del Carmen. The room was huge and it was great to have a free mini-bar which was re-stocked every day. Maid service was excellent. Our room was right by the pool so we could stroll there... More

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bottom of the pool is like a cheese grader. The tiles are sharp and I saw at least 3 children and 2 adults in1 day cut from the tiles. The world class gym is a joke. There were 4 treadmills and 2 were broken. Food was ok. Room was clean and the service at the resteraunts was good. This... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have never had such a terrible experience at a place that "claims to be 4 stars" more like 2 stars if that. Waste of a vacation time! Dirty dirty dirty....I woke up to feces in my sink every morning...disgusting! When I asked for a new room they told me Id have to pay the room rate to get another... More

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Address: Carretera Federal Chetumal- Puerto Juarez km 300 | Camino a la Pileta, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BlueBay Grand Esmeralda 4*
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Also Known As:
Blue Bay Esmeralda
Bluebay Grand Esmeralda Hotel
Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Riviera Maya
Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Mayan Riviera
Grand Esmeralda
Blue Bay Grand Esmerelda
Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Resort
Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Beach Resort Spa
Blue Bay Esmerelda
BlueBay Grand Esmeralda Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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#42 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen #51 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen #53 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen #74 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen #83 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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Ideally located in an area of 445 acres in a prime position on the beach on the Riviera Maya, BlueBay Grand Esmeralda combines elegant Mayan features with contemporary design and a wide range of service to suit the most discerning traveller. BlueBay Grand Esmeralda provides a relaxed atmosphere for holiday makers. The Hotel features 979 elegant and well-appointed rooms and suites with the option of a sea or garden view. ... more   less 
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