Great resort, would go back. Have been to Mexico many times, different places, first time to Mazatlan. Went with Signatue/Sunwing vacations, small planes, tight fit, good thing it is not a long flight. Arrived at hotel and the excellent staff boarded the bus and put on our bracelets, entered hotel and greeted with beer and cocktails and snacks. Proceeded to lobby bar to pick up envelope with room key and towel cards and stickers for luggage to be delivered to your room painless, no waiting at the front desk to check in. All rooms at this hotel have beautiful ocean views and great size balcony, we were on the 16th floor and kept our sliding doors open all night so we could hear the ocean. The rooms were a great size, very clean, great size bathrooms, two sinks and spotless! The closets were big and had plenty of hangers, lots of drawer space. This has to be the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in in Mexico, they were constantly cleaning, painting and gardening. The food was good and so much variety, my only complaint is the coffee in the morning, not very good. Next time I would bring my own instant coffee to add to it. The specialty restaurants were not so special, two were buffet, food was good, but nothing special. I think when we were there Jan 25-Feb 1, capacity was about 35%, so it was very nice and quiet, plenty of chairs on the beach. I am not sure I would go when it is at 100%, it would be crowded. I would recommend bringing some wipes to wipe off the bird droppings on the chair cushions. Beach was beautiful and could walk for miles, the water was a little rough but could swim. The staff were wonderful and helpful, front desk staff very helpful, our bar fridge had not been filled when we arrived, just spoke to front desk and the fridge was packed everyday with lots of water, beer, soft drinks. I would recommend this hotel to everyone, had a very relaxing holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening summer 2009 * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa Las Brujas beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 20-story main building * Surrounded by 13.500 M2 / 16.15 Sq. Yards of lush gardens * 10 km / 6.2 Miles from various shops * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan * 32 km / 19.87 Miles from the airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan