We went WAY out of our comfort zone by going to an all inclusive, huge hotel...having traveled many places in the world on the local economy, living cheaply as possible...this was an invite and was partially comped...so we went for it. Significant upgrades were given. We were in pyramid 5 which is adults only Royal Service, has its own palapa bar and grill (fabulous by the way), beach area, pool, bali beds and servers. We had our own butler, available at any time via a cell phone we were given to use. Our room was fabulous, with a bedroom and living room, both with large balconies overlooking the sea from a fifth floor view. We had one bad eating experience...at the Fuego...we had dinner with another couple, all ordering a different meal...and they all were, virtually, inedible. Our butler could have been more attentive, although we didn't 'lean' on him often enough, perhaps. I would have given this place five stars with the exception of the one restaurant...the rest were fabulous...room service was great. We never needed to use money once we checked in. Our greatest problem with the place were the ubiquitous water bottles...no fresh drinking water seemed to exist except in plastic. That is beyond comprehension. Even in the lowliest of hotels in Mexico we've had 5 gallon water containers on a pivot, or with a pump. These plastic bottles were not even being recycled, to the best of our knowledge.
Still...all in all, a very elegant time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Timeless luxury with an avant-garde flair evocative of an ancient Mayan civilization; lavish architecture that rises into the sky and slips back into the sandy Cancun shore. Gran Melia Cancun Resort is a 5-star, AAA 4-diamond beachfront resort, voluminous as it is elegant, decadent as it is distinguished. Gran Melia Cancun's five majestic pyramids decorate this timelessly-tropical scene, revealing a backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. Four spectacular pools, luxurious guestrooms, dining and the hotel's renowned YHI Spa, one of the most prestigious in the world, are only a taste of a bold collection of services and amenities offered at this sleek, seductive and luxurious Cancun resort paradise. Positioned, carefully, in Cancun's Hotel Zone, Gran Melia Cancun luxury hotel is within 5 minutes from the city's premier shopping centers, 15 minutes from the International Airport, and immediate proximity to the downtown and many exciting entertainment venues. A 9-hole, par 3 executive golf course, three lavish pools, and the signature YHI Spa offer the discerning guest a definitive means to leisure. Experience a hotel that radiates the beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula, and the privilege and compassion of Gran Melia, premiere Cancun resorts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Melia Cancun Hotel Cancun
- Cancun Gran Melia
- Grand Melia Cancun
- Melia Cancun