Spent one week in early Dec. at Tulum with my wife,her sister and brother in law.All late 50`s.
Was second time for all.Last year in Hacienda section,this year in main section<building 7>
I was again able to email room and ala carte requests 7 days prior and received every thing asked for,which is a great touch that not a lot of resorts do.
ROOMS: All the rooms are straight forward hotel room.Good bathroom,I found the beds fine.
Room fridge stocked daily<put a tip in and you will be looked after don`t put a tip in and you will get looked after anyway> AC was average.Nice balconey but don`t worry about your view,you
won`t get a good ocean view anywere.But thats not a big deal here, every balconey faces out toward the ocean but the palm trees and gardens obscure.
BARS:Never had any problems getting a table in any of the bars,service can be slow<not servers fault just not enough of them. If your in a hurry go to the bar yourself,no big deal.
I have to say since last year they have made all the bars non smoking and what a difference
that has made.Thank you management!
BUFFETS:Very little change from last year,Lots to choose from,not a lot of good beaf dishes
but good pork and chicken dishes.Chinese just okay,Italian average.But sometimes you just have to hit it at the right time,one night we went in late,(:9:30 ish) and found found a huge hot pile of Greek ribs.It was the best meal of the week but I`d never seen them before or after,so you never know. Breads,bums,pastry,ice cream andfruit are outstanding.Never had any trouble getting a table, the wait staff and bussers are great and if you let them know that you like your wine, your glass is seldom empty.(Don`t expect world class wine but its okay)
A la CARTES:This year I booked Don Pablo,Mikado show table and Arlequin.Arlequin was nice great service,3 or 4 courses, food was very good but not great.Mikado was our second time so it wasn`t as special as the first,the food is average but the chefs are highly entertaining so if you can I don`t think you want to miss this one,Don Pablo!! our reservation was for a mon,at 9pm not my favorite time to eat but all I could get by email because this is the most popular.
When we arrived the manager was very sorry to tell us that they had run out of some of their entrees.He on the spot rebooked us for the next night at 7.No problem,we went next door to the buffet and found our rib dinner,bonus.The next night at Don Pablo was the best a la carte dinner I`ve ever had.Be ready to sit for a while because it`s 4 courses but well worth it.I had the Beef tenderloin and it was exellent.I`ve read negitive and average reviews of Don Pablo and I was shocked,from our experience it is exellent.
Never left the resort this year,needed the whole week to just laze around beack and pools.
All in all a great week and once again well worth the money Only real downside is the distance from the air port but that is what it is.
One last point.Last year we stayed in the Hacienda sectionand I think I liked it better.The lobby, pool and breakfast/luch buffet were closer,smaller and quieter than main section but a bit further away from every think else.Junior suites are not worth the money and they are in the back.That being said there`s not a bad building anywhere.
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