My boyfriend and I had reservations to stay at Royal Solaris Cancun in early November, 2013. We arrived there and were pleasantly surprised when they upgraded us (for free) to the GR Caribe which is their sister hotel (right next door). We were told that if you stay at Royal Solaris you do not have access to the amenities at GR Caribe, but if you stay at GR Caribe, you have access to both resorts which was nice since we had access to 6 restaurants instead of just 3.
Our room was very nice, clean and spacious. There was a bit of a odor when we first arrived (maybe similar to the smell of anomia?) but after being there a short while I didn't notice the smell any longer and it was never an issue.
The pools were very nice and refreshing. All of the employees treat are very friendly and make sure you always have what you need. At the Royal Solaris they had games out by the pool each day and lots of music playing. Was a very fun atmosphere. At GR Caribe it was a more relaxed and quiet setting. Mostly older people but it was still very nice.
I stayed at Royal Solaris in 2009 and remembered the food not really being all that good but I figured what do you expect for such a low price. However, this time we ate at Los Fuentes (in Royal Solaris) for dinner one night and it wasn't the best, but there were a few items on the buffet that were very tasty so we were quite satisfied. We ate for breakfast every morning except one at Cafe Solaris (in GR Caribe) and they had a very nice buffet of breakfast foods and a person making omlets, fried eggs, waffles and pancakes, which were all good.
At lunchtime we would just get the snacks out by the pool. The snacks were pretty good. Burgers, hot dogs, chips & cheese, chicken wings, etc. But we discovered this year they had added a brick oven pizza place and the pizzas we got there were fabulous! I ate one almost every day for lunch and they were really quite amazing.
For dinner the other nights we ate at Venetos and Bogavante and both these restaurants were very good. At Venetos we had fish and chicken and also a cheese ravioli dish and all were very good. At Bogavante we had steaks, baked potatoes, potato & leak soup and also lobster bisque and it was all amazing. Very surprised the steaks were so awesome.
We also used the paddle boats over at the marina (free) and those were enjoyable. Also attended 2 of the shows that they put on at the Royal Solaris and those were quite enjoyable and entertaining.
But overall we had a very good experience and I would definitely return to GR Caribe in the future.
I really can't think of anything that I would suggest that needs to change except that the shower only has a half a shower door and when I would shower I would make a little bit of a mess in the bathroom floor. Not a huge deal though because I just wiped up the water with a towel.
But overall, a very nice resort, very friendly and willing to please employees and a fun time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GR Caribe by Solaris, Deluxe All Inclusive Resort, features a unique and elegant Mediterranean architecture, stylish interiors in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. A Luxury family friendly resort that has it all. The property features 200 luxurious guestrooms and suites, most of them with breathtaking ocean or lagoon views. Lobster dinner included (one per adult, per stay, min 4 nights stay), imported drinks and use of all facilities and services of sister resort Royal Solaris Cancun (located next door).This private resort is unique in its kind in all Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. A Luxury family friendly resort that has it all. ... more less
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