The 'wow' factor of staying at this resort starts as soon as you drive down the access road to the hotel which welcomes you with a cool cocktail in reception whilst you check in. The sizeable suites (they are definately not 'rooms') are amazing with a jacuzzi bath, massive 'four poster-like' bed and plenty of storage. We had a swim-up suite which I would definately recommend, as it's not easy to get sunbeds on the beach. The food was to die for. Some previous reviews have said there's not enough, but it's gourmet dining and you can have as many courses as you want - we certainly didn't go hungry. Our favourite was the Italian 'Mia Casa' - go and see Rafael who will cater to your every dining delight, particularly if you are celebrating. All drinks are included, even brand names, and the cocktails flow freely at all the bars.Tips are already included but if you want to reward someone 20 pesos is the going rate, little and often. The reception keep a supply of twenty peso notes!
Something to watch out for on arrival at the airport, as a number of people got caught from our flight. Holiday reps are not allowed in the airport building, so anyone saying they are Thompson/First Choice reps etc is actually going to try to sell you a time share! This is done all very politely, welcoming you to their country, giving information about the area etc, but then there is mention of a private club where you can get money off trips or if you want to return to Mexico again- this is the sell bit, and it can be quite a hard sell too! Some even ask for a deposit which you'll lose if you don't turn up to the presentation.
Don't let the airport put you off Mexico and in particular this resort - we would go back in a heartbeat.
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- Also Known As:
- El Dorado Seaside Hotel
- El Dorado Seaside Suites Mexico
- El Dorado Resort Spa
- Hotel El Dorado Seaside
- El Dorado Seaside Resort
- El Dorado Spa
- El Dorado Seaside Mexico
- Eldorado Seaside Suites
- Eldorado Resort
- El Dorado Seaside Suites, By Karisma Riviera Maya/Puerto Aventuras, Mexico