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“hotel was fine but cozumel not our face fave” 4 of 5 stars
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Melia Cozumel All Inclusive Golf & Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Carretera Costera Norte km 5.8, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Paradisus Cozumel, Melia Mayan Paradise)   |  
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Ranked #28 of 58 hotels in Cozumel
Knoxville
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“hotel was fine but cozumel not our face fave”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed here for a week with some friends. We got a one bedroom and they got a studio. The one bedroom was great for space usage with a small kitchenette area that we made little use of and an interesting leveloured enclosure for the bed that made it qualify as another room. Unfortunately there was only one AC unit for the room that bypassed the erstwhile bedroom and so sleeping got a little stuffy.

It was clean and the view from our balcony was stunning

Our friends room was equally as spacious or perhaps more so as square footage was the same but without the kitchenette and bed enclosure it was a wide open hotel room. Air flow was generally better. Unfortunately their bathroom communicated with the adjoining one and those folks smoked. The cigarette smoke odor wafted into their room through the bath. Blech.

WiFi was only available in the lobby.

Two pools, one for adults only, was a bonus for us. Swim up bar was nice but did close early at 5:30 though the bartenders were always nice enough to double up last rounds. In spite in the early closing time, there was no derth of drunks.

Beach is beautiful and clean with plentiful palapas and chairs, though pick your chairs carefully as some threaten to fall apart. Pick up snorkeling gear from our place and go to the hotel with the sea wall next door. On the other side of the wall, there are plenty of fish. We joined in the bocce ball one day. If you like urban decay, take a breach walk - lots of buildings left to decay after hurricane damage years ago. Rent a bike and go ride up the dirt road. The bikes are ill fitting and in need of some serious tlc but worth a spin. The workout area is small but well kept and rarely used. The spa and services are nice. We both asked for a firmer touch. I was fine with mine but husband thought his was lame. We went to the entertainment that was offered most nights and found it low tech and rather sweet. Be sure to rent a jeep and explore the other wilder side of the island. Beautiful beaches with little food and drink stands here and there.

The food was nothing to write home about but we devoured plenty of fish tacos at the outdoor cafe. Buffett food is the same about everywhere.

Over all we liked this place alot because it's a small enough place to see people over and over, meet them, and make some friends during the week, both staff and other guests. It is pretty and clean. On the other hand if there are people that are annoying you can't really get away from them either! We may not visit Cozumel again though. The economy is very American driven with even the atms spitting out American dollars. Most tourists are American and most at our hotel from Texas. The downtown is all prices in American dollars as well. We don't go to Mexico to see more America.

Room Tip: All rooms in the central tower have an ocean view as long as you're high enough to see over the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Average resort with zero entertainment. Nice beach. Won't return. Bars closed early and food was mediocre. Small pool with swim up bar where our personal belongings were stolen while being placed 5 ft away.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The rediculous complaint reviews never cease to amaze me.

My parents purchased a 1 bedroom suite in the late 80's after a hurricane had all but leveled the place. Through the years there have been many other hurricanes and storms, the last one parking over the island for a full 3 days! I have seen it be rebuilt several times.

This is a tropical location where if you leave your doors open to get the breeze, you are also letting in the humidity. Don't complaint about mildew or smells if you are one of the people that leave the doors open or sit on the furniture with wet and sandy bathing suits on.

The staff here is amazing, many of your servers and bellman have been here for 30 years. These are some of the nicest people on earth who go above and beyond to serve you. Every time we go back I am amazed to see the same faces (Alberto, Freddie, Felipe and more). Now I come back with my own children. We spend Christmas here last year and had a wonderful private table set up on the beach, it was amazing.

The food here is just average, breakfast being the best but there is always something to eat. The drinks are strong and not watered down and the fee is $55 per adult a day for everything and less for children! I suggest people check the fees at other resorts where the food is not all that much better if at all and costs 3 times as much or more per person AND those higher priced resorts charge full price for kids!! You want to pay $179 a day to feed a 12 year old, go somewhere else.

The beach does get sea weed thanks to the pier that El Coz Resort put in next door. This is not the fault of the Melia. You can easily walk to the other side of the pier for clear water and some of the best snorkeling on the island.

If you are not happy with your room, by all means ask to be moved but ask nicely. I've seen some vacationers be pretty rude and get nowhere. We've always been treated well here but we treat the staff well and we tip generously. In return, we are always taken care of.

Be back this April when the kids plan to get open water certified! Can't wait!

Room Tip: The tower rooms are nicer but they are timeshare rooms
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Perfect time in all senses will be back as soon as we can!!!
our room was beautiful with a great view. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. We plan on going back soon!

The buffet is comparable to most buffet's, the private dining restaurant is very nice and the food is wonderful make sure you make reservations. The spa was wonderful,

Room Tip: We were in the first floor (Paradise Suites) you open the door and are right in the beach 20 yards a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TX
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

If your expecting a laid back resort this is the one to go too. Everyone is friendly and relaxed. The buffet is comparable to most buffet's, the private dining restaurant is very nice and the food is wonderful make sure you make reservations. The spa was wonderful, there are many things to do at the Melia take advantage of them. The Melia staff is great, Enrique at the swim up bar is awesome!! Everyone goes beyond the call of duty to make sure you are happy. I highly recommend, will be back! Everything is very clean, only down fall was the A/C in the main lobby at night where the entertainment is was broke, very hot. September is the rainy season for Cozumel so expect rain everyday and take some OFF, the mosquitoes will carry you away. All in all a great week at the Melia....Enrique, Felipe, and Augustin are great!!

Room Tip: Room 805 is right in the middle of the main tower, beautiful view......the a/c worked for sure...ver...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just finished a week vacation at Melia. Our room was beautiful with a great view. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. Enrique, Agnus, Felipe, and Augustin were especially helpful and courteous. We plan on going back soon!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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colorado
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Juan Peraza Certvantes, Front Desk Manager has been most helpful! He has confirmed our 4th vacation to Melia Cozumel. Juan answers our email quickly and assures that our reservation at Melia is correct. Since this is our 4th trip to Melia, our recommendations are quite favorable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carretera Costera Norte km 5.8, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Paradisus Cozumel, Melia Mayan Paradise)
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cozumel
#8 Spa Hotel in Cozumel
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Cozumel
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Cozumel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Cozumel All Inclusive Golf & Beach Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to one of the most charming all-inclusive hideaways in the Mexican Caribbean, featuring a long, shallow sugar sand beach perfect for wading or swimming, four restaurants, five bars, and unlimited amounts of fun. This beautiful beachfront resort is directly across the street from the island’s premium golf course, Cozumel Country Club, featuring an 18-hole, par 72 championship course designed by the Nicklaus Design Group. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Melia Cozumel All Inclusive Golf & Beach Hotel Cozumel
Melia Cozumel All Inclusive Golf And Beach Resort
Sol Melia Cozumel
Cozumel Sol Melia
Resort Melia Cozumel

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