I researched extensively before finally booking a room at the GR Caribe. We didn't have a ton of money so we had to budget wisely. However, we also didn't want to stay at some crap-hole. So after careful research and reading all of the reviews, this was the hotel we ended up on. We weren't disappointed.
Checked in early at 1pm, had no problem with that. Ended up with two full-size beds in the room, just fine. A full bed fits two just fine. Offered us drinks immediatly when we got there. A wonderful lady explained to use where to go and what to do, extremely helpful. Went up the elevator and into our room. Nicely sized and a partial view of the ocean. It was wonderful. People who complain about the room should shut it because if you're spending that much time in your room, go home, it's cheaper. People also complained about the stairs? Excuse me? This is a hotel, there are floors, with stairs. People also complained about wet floors? Yes, you're on the beach and there is a pool, floors will get wet. Many of these complaints are nitpicky. The food wasn't good? I'm not sure what you were expecting... 1. this is not a $1000/per night hotel, 2. The food is actually very good. Buffet is just fine, and the restaraunts were amazing. Great service and leagues better than any Applebees or Chili's around in the US. People also complained about the serving size... They were perfect, if you weren't an obese American. We expect to stuff our faces. These portion sizes were perfect. The soup was amazing.
The service is amazing. Tip them here and there and you will always have a drink. They are extremely polite and just want you to have a good time. They are funny, charming, and very hard working.
The beach is amazing. The shower water was always warm, we always had bottled water, always had food, anything we wanted we had.
If you're looking for a more quiet resort, this is the one. We didn't want to have to deal with the spring break crowd, but also wanted to socialize and "party" a bit if we wanted to. This was, at the Caribe, we could avoid all of this, but wander over to the Royal if we wanted and party it up a bit, but retire back to our room if we got tired.
My only complaint is that we didn't stay long enough. And for me personally, I am a beer drinker - I suppose Mexico isn't known for it's beer, so I found Dos Equis a little tiring. But when I did taste my girlfriends drink, they were strong and tasty.
Literally 15 minutes from the airport was a wonderful perk. Always had fresh towels and room keeping was on top of it.
Overall, a tremendous experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GR Caribe by Solaris, Deluxe All Inclusive Resort, features a unique and elegant Mediterranean architecture, stylish interiors in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. A Luxury family friendly resort that has it all. The property features 200 luxurious guestrooms and suites, most of them with breathtaking ocean or lagoon views. Imported drinks and use of all facilities and services of sister resort Royal Solaris Cancun (located next door).This private resort is unique in its kind in all Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. A Luxury family friendly resort that has it all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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