Just returned from a week in Mazatlan. We stay in the Castilla towers on the 18th floor. view was great and the overall size of the two bedroom suite was nice, but man could the furniture use an update. Very uncomfortable chairs.
As nearly all who have stayed at the resort will attest to, the service by the wait staff is excellent. Loved the swim up bar, and our bartender Carlos was great. He made a drink for us on day 1 and had it ready whenever he saw us coming.
The downside is the wireless, or lack of. We have stayed at the Grand Mayan in Neuvo Vallarta, Accapulco, and Riviera Maya, so everything is in comparisson to the Mayan. Service at El Moro was better, but it is there where the comparisson stops. The Grand Mayan has nicer furniture, accomodations, WIFI and phone service. The WIFI was very slow (and cost 29.99) and the phone plan was confusing. El Cid is a very nice place to stay but it is several notches below the quality of stay one encounters at the Grand Mayan.
I played each of the courses at El cid, and our caddy Carlos was as good as any I have encountered. The course was in great shape considering the time of year. The El Moro and Castilla nines can be a little tight, as evidenced by some of my shots hitting the condo:-) but the Marina course is open and fun.
We spent our nights eating out at the many excellent restaurants Mazatlan has to offer. Topolos was so good we went back twice!! Pedro's and Lola's was very good as well, especially on the weekend where we ate outdoors. Imperial Shrimp is the trademark dish of the area and you absolutely have to try some. Shrimp stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon. It is a Packer fans dream!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover paradise by the sea at our breezy oceanfront El Cid El Moro Beach hotel with exquisite palm-lined beaches, endless diversions andfriendly staff ready to facilitate your dream vacation. Treat yourself to snorkeling, sailing, and deep-sea fishing; savor international cuisine and warm tropical breezes at oceanfront La Concha;swim in two large connecting pools featuring cascades and rock formations, swim-up bars and snack areas. Enjoy indulgent spa treatments, golf, and tennis just a stroll away at nearby El Cid Golf Country Club. El Moro is also conveniently connected to the pools, beach, and restaurants of sister hotel El Cid Castilla Beach,and it is ideally situated near the eclectic restaurants, bustling nightlife, and diverse shopping in the Golden Zone. • Ideal for Couples and Families • Upscale Resort right on the Beach • Gourmet Beachfront restaurant La Concha and Mexican-style La Cascada • All Suites withPrivateBalcony • European, All-Inclusive & Elite All-inclusive Plans • Large connecting pools with water cascades, rock formations waterfalls and swim-up bar and snack area • Easy access to facilities at neighboring El Cid Castilla Beach and El Cid Granada hotels • WIFI Internet Access • Short walking distance from El Cid Country Club, offering golf, tennis, spa, and a fitness center • Pronatours Tour Desk • Only 18 miles from Mazatlan Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Cid Moro Beach Hotel
- El Moro Tower El Cid Mazatlan