I stayed in El Dorado Seaside Suites in July 2008, but never got around to writing a review - but I just had to when I realised people are STILL giving poor reviews of such a fabulous resort!
My 2 weeks in the El Dorado Seaside Suites were probably the most fantastic 2 weeks of my life!
Like many others, I read the reviews of EDSS before I went on my holidays, and was apprehensive about where we were going. I cannot understand how anybody could find a fault with this place! It was SUPERB!!!
We flew with First Choice from London and I would recommend upgrading to Premier Class. It was a lovely start to our holiday. Extra legroom, comfy seats, great entertainment and the 1st taste of champagne…..plenty to follow once we arrived at EDSS!
The journey from the airport to EDSS was the only downer….lots of drop-off en-route, but that was soon forgotten when we arrived……greeted by champagne and a refreshing towel while we were checked-in and then brought to our room by kart. First impressions….wow! 1st class staff, beautiful gardens, everything so luxurious.
We booked the swim-up suite and I would highly recommend paying a little more for them. We travelled with another couple and asked for our rooms near each other. We were next door which was brilliant as we could all relax in the pool together. We went to the beach the 1st few days, but spent nearly all of the 2nd week by the pool. Also, some days when the sun was very hot, my fiancee could nip into the room for half an hour and watch a bit of telly (fab channels) and come back out to us then.
The rooms were gorgeous. Massive 4 poster bed, Jacuzzi for 2, great telly, big shower……I read some reviews of the water running cold in the showers - it does go a little cold for a few seconds every now and then but, as was explained to me, the water is heated by solar power and this happens sometimes. Stand back for 5 seconds and it gets warm again!!!
Aside from the pool on out doorstep, the restaurants were our favourite thing about EDSS. 5 fantastic restaurants. We loved Vida the most, but all the others were delicious too. Lydia in Vida was an excellent hostess. The staff always remembered you and were so professional. Your glass was never empty and they cannot do enough for you. The food in all restaurants was 5 star. We ate out most mornings and evenings and had room service for lunch. (Go to Vida for the French Toast in the morning and the brie in the evening.) We also had the candlelight dinner on the beach which was lovely.
During the afternoon, they come to you sun lounger with rolls and sandwiches. Even the taco cart that comes around the pools was fab!
There was a great choice of bars, from the quiet swim-up bars by our rooms to the busier bars down by the beach and restaurants. Like everything else in EDSS, there’s one for everybody’s taste. And the bar staff can’t do enough for you….or pour enough for you!!!! We were half a minute's swim from a bar, and the waitresses STILL came and took our orders! So nice!
The beach was really lovely. We had jelly-shoes for walking in the water as it was a bit stoney, but not so bad that you couldn’t go in bare-foot. The water was lovely. Definitely avail of the snorkelling masks at the resort….the fish are SO beautiful. Kayaks were also fun. We never used the gym or the tennis courts….too much like hard work! The beach beds were very comfy. They weren’t available every day, but that’s to be expected.
Night-time entertainment was very good. Something different every night - casino nights, caberet, discos, karaoke. There was a menu on display of what was on every night that week, so you could plan ahead.
Overall, an absolutely superb holiday at a top-class gourmet all-inclusive resort. We fully intend to return in 2011 for our 1st wedding anniversary! And the couple who joined us originally are joining us as it will be their 3rd wedding anniversary. After all the talking we have done about EDSS since, I’d say we’ll have a chartered flight full of tag-alongs!!!!!!
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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