Just returned from our 11 night vacation at this hotel and spa resort. Overall a very good resort with good food, outstanding rooms, bar, beach, spa and service.
On arrival our first impression was good. It just got better throughout our stay. We stayed in a new premium room on the fourth floor with good views over the jungle to the front and the sea to the rear. The room had his and her vanity sinks, double spa bath, good size and extremely comfortable bed, good AC, fan, well stocked mini bar and balcony overlooking the pool.
The restaurants were all very good, but certainly our fav was the vida grill, where we had breakfasts most days and dinner on a couple. Next was the Italian followed closely by the Asian. The Mexican was good but my wife cannot tolerate Coriander (cilantro - Mexican), so we only went once. Our least fav was the arrecifes restaurant was at best average and lacked any atmosphere. That said it was good for casual lunch and we had breakfast here a few times. We waited no more than 15 mins for a table at any time and this was really not an issue. Next time we book a holiday we will be looking out for hotels where you don't have to reserve a table as the flexibility of turning up and eating was a great way to enjoy your holiday, without having to pay attention to a booked time bound timeline.
The bars and the drinks were first class, as was the service. Not much more we can say as we are not huge drinkers but the Mojitos are very good! In the restaurants ask for the Sauvignon blanc or Merlot. This is not well advertised and they push a Spanish 'house wine' which is not good, but you can bear a glass or two at a push. There are other wines available as part of the all inclusive and there is also a wine list with additional charges.
The beach was very good and much better than we expected. We brought beach shoes and they were very handy, but not essential. Beach bar service was excellent and the girls work extremely hard.
We tipped 20 pesos when we received good service for drinks and 50 pesos for a meal. Well deserved and appreciated by the hard working team of staff.
We visited the spa on three occasions and found it to be one of the best we had visited anywhere in the world. The gym was also well equipped and although we do not use as much as we planned to on the couple of occasions had no wait for any of the equipment.
So in a nutshell you pay a lot of money for this adult only gourmet dining beach front all suite room resort. You should go and enjoy it. We certainly did! We will go back one day but not immediately as we have a huge bucket list to exhaust. Lastly, if like us you are reading the reviews prior to travelling pls enjoy your holiday! :)
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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