The best thing about this resort is the staff. From the moment Babina checked us in, to the time she checked us out, we were treated special. From the cleaning crew to the wait staff they greet you with a smile. We also enjoyed meeting the other guests.
Most of our time was spent relaxing in the sun and snorkeling. While relaxing on the beach Eli, Vicky, Juan, Armando and the other waiters were attentive and fun to be around. We stayed at the resort five years ago and were happy to see Alberto and Wilberth still working at La Chopa. Part of the charm of La Ceiba is seeing the same smiling faces. The food is good and there is a nice variety to select from. The shrimp ceviche was our favorite!
The resort is not too bit. We had friends that also stayed for a week. The size of the resort made it easy to get together. When we checked in, our room was in the tower on the fourth floor. It was a nice one bedroom, but our view was limited. We were later moved to a one bedroom on the seventh floor, with an excellent view. Our friends were moved from the two story building to the room next to ours. The room was clean and comfortable. We used our kitchenette regularly. There was a sink, microwave, small refrigerator and two burners. Several days we enjoyed the all-inclusive option.
The snorkeling on-site is nice. This is one of the primary reasons for staying at this resort. There is also a dive shop on-site and life guard. There are a lot of fish, we saw a couple eels, a sting ray, a small barracuda and several large schools of fish. At the edge of the swim area there is a suncken plane to investigate. The beach is very small. We used the steps to enter the water. Watch out the steps can be slippery. Other on-site activites include bingo where you can win free drinks, a movie night, a fiesta buffet night and barbecue buffet. We went to the barbecue and the food was good.
There are two car rentals on the street out front. We rented a car and drove around the island one day. There are some beautiful beaches. We recommend you stop and enjoy the food and experience of Coconuts. They have cold cervezas and excellent tacos!
This was a nice and relaxing two weeks. We look forward to returing to the El Cid La Ceiba in the future.
The higher rooms provide better views of the water and cruise ships.
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November 20, 2012
It was our pleasure to have you back after 5 years and we are glad to read that you had another great and marvelous stay. El Cid La Ceiba Hotel is characterized for the personalized service that our staff delivers, for us it is a great pleasure to take an excellent care of each one of our guests .
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Indeed we work very hard to deliver a great experience to our guests and are happy to read that yours was indeed great. We appreciate so many compliments in regards to our facilities and service, as well we will share your comment with our mentioned staff .
Hopefully next time you visit us before 5 years, we will be waiting for you with arms wide open to provide you again another enjoyable vacation.
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