Well this place was amazing...we were located in building 51, 2nd floor facing the garden. Convenient and access to beach,pools and of course the buffet restos.
Clean and quite cozy. Beds were comfortable and not as hard as some reviewers were claiming. Towels and mini bar were always taken care by the staff. As we did like to watch some tv at night, the only upgrade needed was to get a flt screen, which ironically was getting on the day we checked out.
The buffet restos were always well prepared with all the ameneties. They were great for breakfast and a quick bite for lunch. We did reserve 2 steak dinners and 2 Mexican dinners which were fantastic. Great service and menu choices. The buffets at night were sometimes over crowded but the kudos go out to the cooks which took the extra step to accomodate. The beach snack bar had burgers and hot dogs, only drawbck was the rennvations og a newer snack and the annoying people that would bring food to the beach chairs and leave their mess behind
for the birds , it did get messy sometimes. The best on the beach was the paella.
Beach and pools
For a good set chairs on the beach with a palapa you need to get
to get up at 6 a.m.The reason is because of the 3 resorts sharing the best part of the beach. The adult themed " The Grand " shared the same beach as their side of the ocean was full of rocks, wow and they paid a premium for not wanting to be around kids...how ironic. The bar service was excellent and consistant. As for the pools , we had a blast at the wave pool not as crowded in afternoon hours.
Bars and entertainement
The bar located in the lobby was excellent, loud when the piano was playing but great seating outside for before and after dinner.
The shows were always full but lacking the real enthusiasm we had experienced at the Iberostar Jamaica. Good overall effort , needs to be reworked and adjusted to more creative themes.
For the people that complained that wifi was only available only in the lobby, well you're supposed to be on vacation and could you imagine the pain of having facetiming and Skyping all over the place? By the way for the people using your Ipads on the beach,
not ideal place...heat, sand and water not a great mix. You will finfd out once you get home. If you need to call home, buy yourselves a 20.00 calling card , well worth the investment. Using a cell phone is tricky even if you are using a prepaid plan from your provider. Remember drink your bottled water and protect yourself from the sun. The concierge service at this location was above my expectations...they were located in each building and were more than just helpful..by the way this is where you could book your reservations for the restaurants and anything you may need for the room. If only all Iberostars had this convenience it would make many guests..say wow. If you plan to swim with the dolphins, Dolphinaris is the place. Book through your rep and not at the airport. The half day excursion in th morning is pricey but worth it if you have children. Be prepared for a long day but the memories are priceless. No suntan lotions and necklaces aloud in order to prevent the dolphins. If you need sun protection for your body buy yourself the sunblocking shirts, as for your head and face, you will need to suck it in if you burn.
I highly recommend the Solorcane gel with vitamin e for the sunburn. Just a note concerning the airport, once you have cleared customs, you will be approached by sales pitches from timesharing to bar hopping, be careful with your money.
We were immediately approached for timesharing....say no politely and move on to find your rep to get you to your resort.
Hope everyone enjoyed my insight..we are looking at a possible Iberostar in Varadero, Cuba. Any suggestions will greatly be welcomed.
NB : as we all know what makes a good experience a great experience...is the staff. As all included means everything under the sun...kindly remember to tip when you feel it necessary..some guests at this locationand time period. ...believed that things were owed to them...shame on your bad demeanor and behaviour. A little more courtesy and respect would be more than appreciated.
I am refering to the 5 Russian men that were accompanied by wives and children acting uncivilized.;
- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Hotel Playa Paraiso
- Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Hotel
- Iberostar Playa Paraiso
- Iberostar Hotel Paraiso Lindo
- Iberostar Paraiso
- Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Playa Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Mexico
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on the beautiful beach of "Playa Paraiso" (Mexico). With the only wave pool on the Riviera Maya. 16 restaurants, 11 of them A-la-Carte. 18-holes golf course and convention center. ... more less
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