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“Christmas Paradise..Other Christmas Review Off Mark” 5 of 5 stars
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One & Only Palmilla Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Km 7.5 Carr. Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #3 of 37 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Christmas Paradise..Other Christmas Review Off Mark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2004

Spent seven nights Christmas week-service one of the best I have ever had and I have seen alot of places-last review posted for same time period far off the mark-separate pools exist for children/families and adult pool-If you had dinner early, yes, at Christmas families do vacation together-not a problem
So many carefully thought out niceties..I don't want to spoil by telling you! I had room service every morning and several times for dinnner and always delivered as promised and delicious and hot! Butler worried about my ever need and pool service top notch. Food at C incredible
This is a don't miss destination!

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2004

We stayed 4 days at this so called 5 Star resort. It was a totally disappointing experience. They were understaffed. And room service was habitually late and served cold. Staff was nice but not necessarily overly helpful to us. The rooms were comfortable and the beach was not swimmable. Wish there were a NO KIDS policy implemented because it just defeated our enitre cause. Went into Cabo once and to Cabo Wabo and Squid Row. Fun but once is enough for us. I felt as if I were in a Girls Gone Wild video on spring break. This hotel is TOTALLY OVERRATED. I would recommend staying in Los Cabos if you're looking for peace and quiet. But I would definitely not recommend this much HYPED, not worth the money resort. I will return to Cabo and give it another chance. Just not at the Palmilla.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2004

My husband and I just got back for a six night stay at the Palmilla. I researched a lot of places and read every review this website had to offer. This hotel was a 10 out of 10. We had a beautiful room and the service was outstanding. Beware though it is pricey but you get what you pay for. Not too mention of golf in reviews, but we played the Palmilla which was nice (included bag tags and yardage book in a nice leather bag), The El Dorado and Cabo Real. Both very pricey $200+ a round and no bag tags or yardage books. They are changing the name or logo so they said. We used a taxi and thought next time we might rent a car for all the golf we did. Anyway, you will not be disappointed in this place. In fact we are going to try another One and Only property in Bahamas which also got excellent reviews.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2004

My husband and I have traveled extensively internationally, and this hotel is among the best. The setting is gorgeous, the food is outstanding, and the service is superb -- attentive to every detail without being annoying; gracious and proud, without being snotty. I can't say enough about the facilities. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained with outdoor candles and firepits that are lit nightly. We had an ocean-view mini-suite, with a sitting area, huge bathroom and terrific terrace with day bed big enough for two. Every room is assigned its own butlers -- one for day, one for evening -- to respond to your every need. The pools are wonderful -- both with nearby bars and cafes, but one is for adults-only and one is for families w/ children. There is a library with a wonderful selection of hard-back books and DVDs (for your in-room player) and Internet access for those who just can't stay away. And the spa is world-class. There are two small beaches, one closer to the hotel that is serviced by the pool staff but not swimmable; the other is swimmable, but on the far side of the property. Finally, the food: it's terrific. While consistent with the high price of the hotel, the amounts are very generous, and make up for the hit to your wallet (we started sharing things b/c we were wasting food). Don't miss "C's", Charlie Trotter's restaurant, but make sure you make reservations in advance. For people who want to get away from it all to be pampered, this is the place. There are no loud bars or thumping discoteques, but you do get the sense that this is a "destination location" for those in the "know." All in all, one of the classiest, most elegant experiences we've had. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Km 7.5 Carr. Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 Business Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#4 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — One & Only Palmilla Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A verdant oasis on the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Where azure waters greet the mountainous desert and the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez. Where warm waves break onto a dramatic shoreline… and gray whales can be seen rising majestically in the distance. Here, the gracious style of Old Mexico - with its red-tiled roofs, whitewashed walls, and idyllic setting of exquisite fountains - is quietly nestled amidst swaying palms, bird of paradise and other tropical bloom. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
One And Only Palmilla
One&Only Palmilla Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
Palmilla Cabo
One Only Cabo
La Palmilla
One & Only Palmilla Resort Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo

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