Have to admit after reading so many horrendous reviews prior to our visit that we expected the worst from Solymar. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the Solymar was perfectly adequate for what we were looking for. Traveled to Cancun with my wife and two kids - 16 year old son and 13 year old daughter. Made our reservations through Travelcomm.com, a whole drama in itself that I won't even bother to explain here other than to say that company is truly a nightmare with a well-deserved sordid reputation. Wished we knew of this before we did business with them, but it was too late and they had already taken our money. We did not want to even stay at Solymar as we had chosen 5 other hotels that "were not available". We were forced to stay at Solymar or lose our money, so that was that. But, as for Solymar, I just can't understand some of the complaints we read on this web site. We had a good experience there - beautiful beach, decent hard working staff, basic clean hotel rooms (we had two side by side overlooking the pool and beach) with no security concerns or problems. We were perfectly at home there. It is a true beach hotel, not the Ritz Carlton. Probably our biggest complaint was the food. It was not very good and after two or three days we were dying for McDonalds. But that probably says more about our poor dietary habits than the hotel. It is Mexican food and it takes some getting used to (ie green beans in the scrambled eggs, brown gravy on the white fish). Some of the food was pretty good - it was not all bad. The alcohol drinks were ok. We assumed we could drink several of the "rum punches" and not feel anything because the booze is watered down. But they were pretty good, especially after a long day at the beach. We went to Walmart and got bottled water and Budweiser for the frig. I guess overall our theme for Solymar is that it is pretty good and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't have the money or inclination to stay at one of the higher-priced antiseptic mega-resorts. Everything you need is at Solymar - the beach and food and pool is close to your room. Guests and staff were nice and it was pre-spring break so we didn't have college drunks. Don't expect the Ritz, don't be in a big rush, don't expect everything to operate on your time and you will have a good time. I would recommend that you rent a car to get you off the resort and have the freedom to travel around on your own without having to take the bus (which wasn't bad). But you do have more freedom with a car. Good memories of Solymar and Mexico.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Solymar Beach Resort, Cancun's best economic hotel. Nestled away from all the noise in the south end of the strip. In between the lagoon and glimmering Caribbean sea. Lagoon-view rooms and ocean-view rooms and suites, some offering private balconies. Rooms and suites nestled in quiet, peaceful gardens, offering private patios. Private ocean-front villas, offering spacious private terraces and pools. Unforgettable fun for friends and family; throughout the resort. Perfect for holiday escapes, romantic getaways, and an unforgettable family vacation. Incomparable prices, an optional all-inclusive plan giving you access to our delicious buffet-style restaurant and two bars. Unlimited domestic drinks, pool and beach sports and activities. Comfortable rooms and suites, your choice of single king-size beds or two matrimonial beds, each offering air conditioning, satellite tv, telephone service, and a valuables safe box. NO WIFI; only free wifi in lobby. Maximum accommodation is with two double beds for up to four adults. Arrival 3:00 pm / Check out 12:00 pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solymar Beach Hotel Cancun
- Solymar Beach And Resort
- Solymar Beach Resort
- Solymar Cancun