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One & Only Palmilla Resort

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Km 7.5 Carr. Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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North Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from an absolutely wonder 4 day stay here! What a beautiful resort! Our room was spacious and decorated very nice--overlooked the Sea of Cortez. We went to sleep every night listening to the crashing of waves on the beach. Delicious meals at the Agua restaurant. The Staff was 5 star! They mean it when they greet you with... More 

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Phoenix
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We thought for the price we paid, the experience would have been better. Started off when I booked the room and transportation the resort did not show I booked transportation ($160/each way). They were going to charge me again but I insisted I had booked it and had to email my receipt and then they came back and said yes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've waited to draft this review as we stayed in August and checked out just days before the hurricane and didn't want a review to lie fallow for all the months the resort was closed. This is a sublime place. Beautiful rooms (we had a suite), the best cuisine we've ever experienced at a resort anywhere in the world (including... More 

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at One&Only Palmilla this past August. In the past few months, we have regrouped and opened our doors with even more to offer new and returning guests. That being said, we have taken great care to preserve the original luxurious elements that so delighted our previous guests.... More 

2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from spending 4 days at the Palmilla. This was our sixth trip to the Palmilla, third year in a row. We actually honeymooned there in 1997, before it was a One and Only. This has always then been a favorite place for us, and we've enjoyed introducing good friends to it over the years. Just about everything... More 

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OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate the opportunity to learn your insights about our resort after having made several visits. It has been our aim throughout the reconstruction process to take advantage of the chance to better ourselves even further. We are proud and delighted that you have taken note of these efforts, in terms of our landscaping, pool space, and... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was closed for several month after the Hurricane damage last fall, we have stayed here for 13 nights and had the privilege to arrive on April 20th as their very first guests after the reopening. Let's take a closer look at this resort and discover if it is really that good and why. It was our first stay... More 

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your thorough and informative review of your stay at One&Only Palmilla. As we complete our recovery from Hurricane Odile, we value input from our returning guests so we can continue raising the standard in hospitality. We truly appreciate your efforts in noting the hard work and personalized service of our wonderful team. It was... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed many places before but none as nice as the One & Only Palmilla!! The view was fantastic, the room was enormous, the pool was fantastic. The pool assistant offered to clean our sun glasses. The lounge chairs were so comfy. The food was great - we got the guacamole & fish tacos. The Lava drink was the best.... More 

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OOPalmilla, Managing Director at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate the opportunity to learn your thoughts on your experience. Our butlers and pool attendants aim to anticipate your every need and want. It is wonderful to know that you valued their attentive brand of service. We are equally pleased that you enjoyed your meals. Though you ran into an uncharacteristic lapse in service on our... More 

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from 6 nights at Palmilla One and Only. Resort has only been reopened a couple of weeks after repairing and renovating after the Sept. hurricane. The staff were extremely attentive and eager to help with anything we needed. We absolutely loved our butler, Margarita. We had to change rooms two days into our stay (our first room was... More 

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us again after our recent renovations. It has been a delight to welcome guests back to the new and improved One&Only Palmilla. You are correct in that every guest room faces the stunning Sea of Cortez. We hope this made for a fabulous breakfast on your balcony! As on any beach, the currents... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our return to this hotel. The staff is just the same, the food better, and really, it is the best place in the entire area. Well Done! After the Hurricane, we were not sure what to expect, but we were so happily surprised that things just keep getting better. Well Done Mr. Bowling and staff!

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing your return to our resort. We are thrilled to once again be welcoming guests to One&Only Palmilla. It was important to us throughout the reconstruction process that our returning guests be welcomed to a transformed resort experience. This is why, in addition to our world-class amenities, we have added even more options to... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can afford it....you have to go! And if you can't, save your money. Such an exquisite property. The customer service is unmatched in the views are just beautiful. You will never want to go home once you stay here. The staff is personable and courteous well offering the most luxurious customer service you can fine. The suites are... More 

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at One&Only Palmilla. One of our primary goals is to give our guests the sense that they have been transported to another world of relaxation and luxury. We hope this was the case for your most recent stay. We are excited to once again be welcoming guests... More 

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Ok, lets skip back for a second… well realistically 20 minutes. Which is how long it takes to get from airport to Lobby. Walking through the arrivals gate, amongst the immediate colour, hustle and bustle of Mexico, your greeter stands out. He is dressed in traditional white, holding an IPAD with your title on it. This sets the tone for... More 

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