The weather was rainy for the 1st couple of days upon arrival, and the nights tended to be cold. I found the resort was lacking any indoor activities, so we ended up in our rooms at night watching TV. The Eldorado Royale had a martini bar, which was excellent for nights when the weather wasn’t great. The food was substandard – now maybe my expectations have gone up since staying at the Royale. I was even served burnt pancakes at La Carreta for breakfast, and we even walked out during dinner service - taco stands serve better food. I recommend having breakfast at the Vida Garden Grill. We enjoyed most meals at Klay Talay – the sushi was excellent. Arrecifes was closed during our stay. Mia Casa was about a 3 star Italian restaurant. I found often they were out of items – Chips for the salsa, waffle chips… The best lunch is at the Sandwicherie. The room service menu is small – and don’t order the french onion soup.
The beaches were beautiful, but it was a bit rocky. You can only snorkel up to the farthest sand bag, and the water is only up to your waste. There are bits of coral all over, and I cut my knee open. So be careful when swimming. The sky beds were awesome. The pools were too cold to swim in, I never saw 1 person once in them.
The drinks were excellent – I recommend the Coco Loco served in a coconut. Drink service was not great on the beach.
Our room flooded the last day there, and it took them 1 hour to come and fix the pipes, and another 2 for the maid to clean up the room.
All in all I wouldn’t classify this as a 5 star resort – probably a weak 4. I would highly recommend the El Dorado Royale over the Seaside.
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- 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