Being a first time visitor to Mazatlan I was somewhat apprehensive what to expect with the El Cid Castilla. I have experienced travels to Puerto Vallarta, (3 times), and Cancun,(2) in my somewhat limited travels to Mexico, this may be the best travel experience I have enjoyed.
Check in was efficient and swift, the only gripe I have was the short, yet insistent intervention of the "Information" ladies, they are cordial and polite, but I have been through the tour/timeshare shakedown thing enough times to want to run as fast and as far away as possible without being rude and jerky.
I was fortunate to be on the 14th floor, ( several floors are missing on the elevator's scale), corner suite. The room was very big, everything worked. AC, not overwhelming, ceiling fan as well. The bathroom was well appointed, still a bit confused about the shower controls though, half a turn meant cold after, regardless of both taps turnes on or off, full blast after a minute meant very warm to hot.
Being on the All-Inclusive package I pretty much kept to the buffet at the Pergolas part of the place. Excellent, no fighting for a table, the food was great, I am a burger and fries blue collar type, but there was something available for even the pickiest eater. The server/attendants are really on point, ready to serve you that extra beverage or whatever, this is where the El Cid Castilla impressed me, attention to detail. This place is sparkling clean, considering the size of the place it shows the management and staff have their act together, perfection?, pretty darn close.
My stay was very enjoyable at the El Cid Castilla
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of Mazatlan's Golden Zone with splendid views of the ocean, refined comforts, and warm, friendly service, El Cid Castilla Beach offers a delightful combination of sun and fun for all ages. Relax on our beautiful sandy beach as the Pacific laps at your toes, sip a refreshing beverage at one of our two connecting pools or enjoy a gorgeous sunset from your balcony as it melts on the horizon. Serving as a tropical oasis for unforgettable getaways, Castilla's vibrant location makes it the perfect retreat for entertainment seekers as it is just a few sandy steps away from the energetic nightlife, enjoyable shopping, and restaurants including Senor Frogs restaurant and disco on site. • Ideal for Friends and Families • European, All Inclusive and Elite All Inclusive Plans • Three restaurants with international cuisine • Kids Club (From 10am -10pm) • Teens Club (From 11am-7pm) • Theme night dinner buffets with live entertainment • Two expansive, connecting free form pool with swim up bar • Beach front property with aquatic center • Pronatours Tours Desk • WIFI Internet Access • El Cid Golf & Country Club, offering golf, tennis, spa, and fitness center • Only 18 miles from Mazatlan Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Cid Castilla Beach
- El Cid Mazatlan
- El Cid Castilla Mazatlan