My husband and I have just returned from an 11 night stay at El Dorado Seaside Suites for our honeymoon. After a long transfer from Cancun Airport (almost 2hrs which Thomson don't mention on their website!) we arrived at reception and we're greeted with face towels and a glass of fizz - perfect start!
We were then shown to our room (2514) which was a standard beach front suite. The room was spotless with a jacuzzi bath although a little on the dark side as the lighting wasn't perfect and there are a lot of Palm trees blocking out the sun (you do get a beach view however!) We decided to eat at the Mexican restaurant which was amazing and have an early night - this is where the issue with being in block 25 came in. It is right above the main bar that has live music and a disco until 2am most nights. Not something either of us have a problem with if we choose but there is no way of getting to sleep before the entertainment finishes. Your room may as we'll be in the middle of the dance floor! We visited reception and asked to be moved at about 11pm. Edgar on the front desk apologised that this wouldn't be possible that night but to return in the morning to see what they could do.
We visited reception in the morning and asked if their were any swim up suites available as we were on honeymoon and explained the issue with the noise. We were told there would be an $80 per night charge for this but there was one available. We chose to go and see it before making a decision. We were shown to room 4008 and all I can say is Wow! Perfect location for the quieter swim up bar, light and airy with the biggest bed ever! My husband managed to get the receptionist to agree to $70 per night and throw in a honeymoon package too!
The honeymoon package included a couples massage on the beach, candle lit beach front dinner and a honeymooners private breakfast with fizz served to your suite! All of which we're amazing. We settled into our new room straight away which got sunlight on the terrace from around 9.30am - 3pm everyday. The upgrade cost less than half of gets it would have booking direct through our tour operator which is something I will consider in future!
Abraham at the swim up bar was brilliant. Always happy to see you and friendly! The main bar although loud has a friendly atmosphere on an evening and all guests seem to chat and laugh the night away.
The smaller bar near the Mexican restaurant we found to be quite stuffy with little atmosphere. Had to wait there having a drink a couple of times when awaiting a table at the Mexican or Italian (usually 30mins at around 8pm) but would not stay there all night to drink.
Restaurants are all dab. Mia Casa being my favourite and the Asian Klay Talay was my husbands (also fabulous! For a great experience be sure to book into the Gourmet Pub where you can have classic fish and chips with a twist - fish caught that day locally. The appetisers you receive there are big enough to skip a starter!
Lunch times there is a fabulous BBQ on the jetty or a boutique burger bar serving the best burgers I've had in a long time. Breakfast was served in a few places and we preferred either the jetty where you can look out to see as you dip your fresh coffee or the sandwicherie. Both had lots of choice.
The beach was picture perfect and you will to lie without a drink for long before it is replaced for you by one of the waiters!
All in all a beautiful resort which we would return to in a heartbeat but we would choose a swim up over a standard room every time especially one as close to the swim up bar as our was! Enjoy x
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