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El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel
Ranked #6 of 78 Hotels in Mazatlan
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San Diego
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39 reviews
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“Great Suite Resort”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We stayed at the El Cid Moro Beach Resort in January 2013.
It is an all suite resort with views from every suite. Very large, living room, dining room, kichen,
2 bathrooms. One bedroom. Marble floors, granite counter tops in the kitchen.The staff was very friendly and helpful. Everyone went out of there way to make sure we had a good time.
We ate at La Concha Restauarant the first night. Beautiful setting and atmosphere. I would recommend when visiting Mazatlan to order shrimp. Shrimp is supposedly the second largest business in Mazatlan. FIrst being tourism. So order shrimp if you like it. Order it every different way you can. The lobster was not as good as it was frozen, make sure when ordering you are asking if its fresh. The swim up bar was fun. They have the all inclusive option and the EP option which is not inclusive. They also offer an Elite Plan at the El Cid Castillo which is the next tower beside the Moro building. Some of the restaurants are not included in the all inclusive plan but if you go to ELITE you will get it all.
The beach vendors can be a little bothering but they section off part of the beach so that you are in a separate area. They really need the tourists to go back to Mazatlan.
We took a catamaran sail trip to Deer Island which was a fun way to spend a day.
The water was a little cold in January to go swimming but you can always go for a swim in the pools. We went for dinner to the El Cid Marina which is another nice El Cid resort, but they only have one restaurant,The rooms are very nice there too, not many vendors as you are at the Marina. Take a trip to Mazatlan, you will get a lot for your dollar, especially staying at an all inclusive resort. If you ever need a driver or tour guide contact Ramiro Padilla at Tour Service.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

My husband, two kids (age 6 and 2), and I just returned from a week at El Cid El Moro. We were there last year in January as well. Thank you to all of the amazingly helpful and friendly servers at the buffet restaurants. An special thank you goes to Guillermo for making sure I didn't eat anything with nuts and for bringing us the most delicious guacamole!

Suggestions: 1. have mexican food options every night at the dinner buffet
2. change the Mexican Fiesta night back to being included in the All Inclusive. It was very disappointing to be asked to pay for something that we all loved last year and was included.
3. Don't charge for wifi please.

Very clean, beautiful, fun place to take the kids!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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GMELCID, General Manager at El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear: Lady

Thank you for your comment with reference your stay at El Cid Moro Beach Hotel. Thank you also for your recommendations about our hotel.

We are proud to Guillermo is an excellent worked he have been working here for many years and they keep guests like you coming back again and again…hearing comments like yours about our staff in different areas makes us even prouder.

We deeply regret that we were unable to meet your expectations, and we would like to assure you that we are currently working on rectifying the challenges. I want to inform you that we have a Mexican restaurant every night and have the buffet nights for more options to our customers, any way I will try to add a dishes Mexican in a buffet. Regarding to the Mexican party, we are renovating to present this show again in the not too distant future, not take away from our theme nights, we are just taking a time to renew and come with more force. On to the comment about the internet services the Wi-Fi has a charge because we have an external company who works with us to provide a service, which are also around the areas checking to make sure everything is up and running well. We are grateful to you for bringing your concerns to our attention.

Please let me know personally when you are next intending to return to Mazatlan as I would love the opportunity to welcome you to the hotel and do not hesitate to contact me or any of the team members if we can be of any assistance.

Best regards,

Salvatore Sanchez
General Manager
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Zachary, Louisiana
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

we have the option to stay at El Moro with our TimeShare and purchase the all-inclusive option upon check-in. we had booked a 2 bedroom 2 bath in the oldest complex, but after some minor incidents that were unable to be resolved quickly, Customer service put us in one of the PentHouse suites in the "slightly newer" complex. The upgrade was awesome. a huge condo on the top floor with great views.
The service was awesome. Pool-side is the way to go, we did eat in the erstaurants while we were there, but we didn't go there to eat out. We tipped graciously at the beginning of the week, and each morning. This is how you get great service in all-inclusive resorts. When I say graciously, i mean we would give them 20 bucks to start the day, and then maybe $1-2 per round of drinks or food delivery, because we would always keep the same server. Once they establish that relationship, they will take great care of you! We couldn't have been happier with our trip and stay at El Cid El moro Beach. (our trip was actually before Feb 2012, but that's the latest I could select)

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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GMELCID, General Manager at El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear David21177

It is unfortunate that you had had to encounter inconveniences upon your arrival, but I’m glad everything got resolved and you were able to enjoy your stay here at our wonderful resort.

We always try to give our 100 percent to make sure we give the best service we possibly can because if our guest are happy then were happy and there’s no greater feeling than that.

Im glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you vist us again soon!!!

Warm greetings,

Salvatore Sanchez
General Manager
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at this property in late November and we had such a great time. The staff was very friendly especially the waiters down at the beach (Renteria & Thomas). The staff made our experience very special and we will definitely come back for another vacation. The property had fun activities like Bingo by the pool and entertainment shows also. Enrike did a great job overseeing the social acitvities and he was such a great guy to be around. The food was also delicious! We were very satisfied with our stay at El Cid El Moro Beach and can't wait to go back.
Ernest & Meghan

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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GMELCID, General Manager at El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear Globetrotte123456,

Thank you for your comments about your visit I love to hear about such enjoyable experiences
like yours.
I am glad our staff made your vacation unforgettable we always strive to have the most attentive customer service and in your case I’m glad we achieved it.
I will let to Renteria and Thomas know about how great there job has been and about your nice comments they will be happy to hear them.

We hope to see you again in the future.

sincerely,

Salvatore Sanchez
General Manager
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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

I generally agree with most of the views. We traded to this resort from our timeshare in Cancun. We loved Mazatlan but had some general concerns about El Cid overall. The balconies are very dangerous and not child-safe. I would not let my kids out on the balconies which is disappointing because the view is beautiful. The windows just open with NO screens so beware. The rooms need updating, for sure, but the maid service is wonderful and the staff is kind.
The pools are warm and fun for the kiddos, lots of fun activities, shopping, food, and the beach is flat/warm and amazing. We swam and never saw sting rays or any other sea creatures...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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GMELCID, General Manager at El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear Eric Brittney D…. H,

First of all I do want to apologize for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay.
Just to inform you we are contemplating on ways to make the balconies safer for the children.

We are also starting to remodeling rooms that need to be update as well. I am glad that our staff was able to bring you good service I’ll be sure to let them know, they will be happy to hear such kind comments.

Once again thank you for trust in us and give us the opportunity to serve you I hope that despite your inconveniences you visit us again in the future.

Cordially,

Salvatore Sanchez
General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We were pleased with our room as it was on the 27th floor and had spectacular city and ocean views. I wish I had seen the sting rays from above (as another reviewer mentioned) as my 16 year old son was stung. It was a VERY painful and scary experience. El Cid should post warning signs because if we had known we would not have gone into the water.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We had a good time this week in Mazatlan. The hotel picked us up from the airport, which was great. The check-in process took over an hour, however. This is the risk you run when staying at a hotel which services multiple timeshares, inclusive deals, etc. The checkin process is frustrating, so be prepared. The food is what you'd expect from a resort offering inclusive packages, so try to eat in town when you can. The service is fantastic overall. Our bellman, Ramon remembered us and offered additional help to secure a van back to the airport after the front desk told us they only assist with vans (there were 6 of us) TO the hotel. Ramon rocks. The poolside waiters are fantastic--especially Francisco, who went out of his way to accommodate us, providing us with anything we wanted. Multiple pools, a great beach area, and rooms which, while dated, are always clean.

The worst part of the experience was the timeshare up sell. Be warned that if you go to a presentation, which is presented as part of the deal when you stay here as part of an existing timeshare visit, there are multiple confusing layers, interviews and incentives. We joked that it was Like Hotel California, and feels like you can check in but you can never leave. This aside, the hotel staff is great overall and we enjoyed our week here.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel
Address: Av. Camaron Sabalo S/N, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Mazatlan
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Mazatlan
#5 Family Hotel in Mazatlan
#7 Romantic Hotel in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover paradise by the sea at our breezy oceanfront El Cid El Moro Beach hotel with exquisite palm-lined beaches, endless diversions andfriendly staff ready to facilitate your dream vacation. Treat yourself to snorkeling, sailing, and deep-sea fishing; savor international cuisine and warm tropical breezes at oceanfront La Concha;swim in two large connecting pools featuring cascades and rock formations, swim-up bars and snack areas. Enjoy indulgent spa treatments, golf, and tennis just a stroll away at nearby El Cid Golf Country Club. El Moro is also conveniently connected to the pools, beach, and restaurants of sister hotel El Cid Castilla Beach,and it is ideally situated near the eclectic restaurants, bustling nightlife, and diverse shopping in the Golden Zone. • Ideal for Couples and Families • Upscale Resort right on the Beach • Gourmet Beachfront restaurant La Concha and Mexican-style La Cascada • All Suites withPrivateBalcony • European, All-Inclusive & Elite All-inclusive Plans • Large connecting pools with water cascades, rock formations waterfalls and swim-up bar and snack area • Easy access to facilities at neighboring El Cid Castilla Beach and El Cid Granada hotels • WIFI Internet Access • Short walking distance from El Cid Country Club, offering golf, tennis, spa, and a fitness center • Pronatours Tour Desk • Only 18 miles from Mazatlan Airport ... more   less 
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