After carefully and thoroughly researching Residenicas Reef we did not expect so many dogs here. The barking of small and big dogs, both leashed, unleashed and trying hard to get off leash, made for an unpleasant stay here, sad to say, for our entire extended stay. Management was great but their hands were tied since dogs of all sizes and temperaments, on or off leash, and cats roaming free on the grounds, were permitted. We witnessed dogs and cats defecating and urinating on the sandy beach, the grounds of the condos, next to the two pools and at the edge of our patio of the unit we rented. The smells were quite strong every day from this as it is the tropics, and sad to know all this washes right out to the Caribbean Sea as a source of pollution and bacteria. No one was picking up after them. We did not appreciate being snipped at, barked at and jumped at by the small high strung dogs staying there as we tried to get to the pool or beach from our unit for our entire stay. We tried to avoid the dogs every day but it was hard to find a pet free relaxing place while we were there that did not smell like waste.
We had a problem with itching bites all over our bodies every night, which turned into severely itching and painful big red welts with severe conjunctivitis in both eyes. We never experienced that in all our many years travelling to the Mexican Caribbean, that was a first and a painful, most unpleasant experience.
It was our first time at RR and we had an uncomfortable stay to say the least. We did not sleep well the whole time with the barking and bites on our skin at night.
RR has great, wonderful potential if it was dog and cat free, and if was better maintained for indoor bug problems. But since each unit is privately owned, one can bring or do almost anything here regardless of the comfort of other guests. You can really say it was a lot more like a pet motel here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A truly luxurious beachfront condo development combining exclusive tropical living with white sandy beach and Turquoise Caribbean waters. From studios to 3 bedrooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Residencias Reef Condos Hotel Cozumel