We stayed at La Amada at the end of March 2011. Two years ago at the same time (just as Swine Flu hit Mexico) we stayed at the Excellence Playa Mujeres located next door.
La Amada is a small boutique hotel owned by the same company as the Excellence, as such there are many similarities. The rooms are very high standard, very spacious, great views and nice and modern. The room space and quality is better than the Excellence.
The food was great. The quality of the food was really high (as some meals can be bought as a la carte) and again the food quality and presentation was better than the Excellence. However, I was really disapointed with the number of restaurants and bars. There are three restaurants but only two ever opened (one was also the only lunch restaurant). There were two bars (one of which was the swim up pool bar) open and yet there was the function for a bar in the middle of the complex (near the kids area) and in the entrance lobby. Opening all the restaurants and bars would have added more variety and reduced waiting times for customers. The Excellence far exceeded La Amada on choice and variety of restaurants and bars. We never waited more than a minute or so at the Excellence for a drink but unfortunately the wait for a drink at La Amada could be up to 30 mins.
The beach was a bit of a state 2 years ago for both La Amada and the Excellence. Returning this year was a delight - the beach is much improved and the quality of sunloungers is very high.
Best of all was the Spa. The Spa at La Amada is fantastic. It's like a little piece of paradise and this is really where the hotel exceeds on the Excellence. I had the hot stone massage which was wonderful.
I would return to the Amada but not before going back to the Excellence. My stay was very very enjoyable but upon reflection I think the Excellence just pips La Amada to best hotel in Playa Mujeres.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres combines luxury and comfort with the convenience of the 'boutique style' all-inclusive, in the perfect family-friendly setting poised for pleasure and relaxation. Here you'll have a comfortable home base of contemporary luxury. Stylish hotel architecture and decor, generous suites, spotless service, deluxe facilities, and of course, our secluded beachfront setting, all enable you to let your days happen naturally. At this intimate beachfront community you'll enjoy personalized spa and wellness programs, fine dining, seaside golf, boating and fishing from our inland marina, and a host of other activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Amada Resort
- La Amada Playa Mujeres