I stayed here with a friend for 7 nights in June-July. Overall, the experience was very positive and we enjoyed a week of relaxation with no hassles for a good value. Mexican workers in all hotel areas most be credited in the first place for our happy week at the Omni. Mexican people are warm and will go out of their way to help visitors. God bless the Mayas! If we had any complaints about people, it was about other guests. How insensible some of them were towards a mother turtle trying to lay and nest her eggs at night in the sand, amid dozens of tourists and flash lights. The poor creature was striving and pushing, obviously nervous and uncomfortable. What should have been a private act in the darkness of night became a tourist attraction! I just hope those people didn't take her eggs with them as a souvenir.
Our room was 1719, on the fourth floor with a view to the lagoon. It was updated, clean and comfortable. Rooms on this side are quiet, have a wonderful view from the balcony, and are the less expensive. There was no noise from the loud music in the pools. We enjoyed the balcony for reading, chatting and drinking.
We had the best meals at the main buffet (La Paloma), especially the steak on chef's day (thursday). Fish, poultry and meat had perfect texture and were tasteful. We used our three available reservations for dinner (we got these for staying 7 nights) at the Da Vinci. The food was disappointing (we had better fish and steaks at the buffet), but this restaurant was quiet and nice for a formal dinner. For breakfast we alternated between the buffet (best selection) and the beach restaurant (not so busy, best location).
The hotel has relatively few shaded chairs both in the pools and on the beach, so you better go early. The beach is beautiful with white sands, the sea is blue green but really strong. We ventured in the waves just a few minutes. Most people rather swim in the pools.
We bought a day tour to Chichen-Itza at the hotel's tour desk. We choose the basic tour (includes transportation, tickets, guide and a delicious Mexican lunch after visiting the Park) for $78 per head. I strongly recommend this tour: the Maya "pyramids" are a wonder, the guide was bilingual, courteous and helpful, the bus picked us exactly at 7:15 as promised (we had 45 minutes to have a hearty breakfast before that), and we were back at the hotel about 7pm. This tour business (I think its name is ADO) was completely professional.
If I ever go back to Cancun (this type of vacation is not my favorite) I will definitively stay at the Omni again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The all-inclusive Omni Resort and Villas is located on the beautiful and highly coveted white sandy beaches of Cancun's exceedingly popular hotel zone. The hotel provides panoramic vistas of both the rolling waves of the turquoise Caribbean Sea and the tranquil waters of the Nichupte Lagoon. The All Inclusive OMNI Cancun Resort & Villas offers a variety of restaurant and bars, from an Steak House "La Vista", Mediterranean Cuisine at "Da Vinci", Sushi Bar and Viva Mex for the best Mexican antojitos. All day Buffet style at La Paloma and 24 hrs Room Service. ... more less
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