We booked an oceanfront vista room for a five night stay In March and from arrival to departure really was amazed at the beauty of the property, the exceptional service by all staff, and the unique location (through the tunnel) to Cabo San Lucas.
~Room. This was clearly not the least expensive room but its major advantage was location on the top floor so that filtered sun was on the terrace most of the day. Also the views were spectacular. The infinity pool was nice and if you don't like the temperature you can request it to be warmer which we did and it was perfect. The room itself is nice and almost half is taken up with the elaborate bath area. The best part though was the terrace...morning and night always a beautiful view. I really think any of the rooms would be fine even the minimum rate. Some might not have alot of privacy on the terrace. The Estrella suites on the corners seemed great for families or two couples and had immense terrace space.
~Service. I think the staff was one of the best trained I have ever encountered at any hotel. Our PA Germaine was very helpful in advance of our arrival and during our stay. There simply is nothing that they will not do to make your stay special. I never encountered any staff while walking around that did not smile and greet me inquiring how my day was going. You can take a golf cart to the entrance from where it is an easy walk to town and we never waited more than a couple minutes in either direction.
~Grounds and Pool. The hotel and grounds are maintained with exceptional care and I never even saw any sand that had not been racked perfectly. Walking around is so enjoyable and the vistas and vegetation are so beautiful...it is very exotic in typical desert motif. The main pool is kept at a very nice temperature and we enjoyed that every day. I would say at full occupancy the pool area seemed crowded...that is the chairs and it was difficult to find one. Not sure what they can do on that as most people do prefer the pool to the beach. No matter where you are ,they are there very promptly with ice water and Evian spray bottle. The bar seemed quite busy but we just prefer water when in the sun so can't speak to the drinks.
~Restaurants. Don Manuels is where we had breakfast every morning. Excellent buffet and as per the Capella service...they were there to carry your plates to the table, fold the napkin, pull the chair etc. If you like breakfast I strongly encourage you to choose a package that includes the breakfast as it is about $25.00 per person. The buffet had everything imaginable and quality of food very good. We ate in El Faralito our first night. It is a stunning setting and the speciality is fresh seafood. While good I would not rate my sea bass the best I have ever had but the experience was a good one all in all. In town recommendations would include DOC for Italian (you do get tired of seafood after awhile)...cute authentic place in quiet area of town by the square. Popular so have your PA make a reservation. Many people like La Dulce for Italian but we preferred DOC. Mocambo for seafood...not much These are all an easy walk from the Capella.
~Booking. We booked directly with Capella Res. and Lizeth was very helpful. I would recommend a package at least including breakfast and transfer (private in an Escalade) and if you book many months in advance check closer to arrival for better rates and package and they will change the booking to reflect the best rate. I did this and reduced our rate.
~Spa and Julien Farel Salon. I had two massages with Edith (thank you previous TA reviewer for recommending her) who was excellent. The spa is so peaceful and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable time. If you go early or after you can use the private pool and sunning area with the waterfall. We also visited the Julien Farel salon. Aidee is a very talented (trained by Julien of NYC) hair stylist who gave my daughter a beautiful haircut. The shops both in the spa and beside it are full of unique and beautiful objects..be sure to check them out.
~Summary. An elegant yet casual hotel with service to match. Probably more an adult oriented hotel but also very family friendly. We saw all ages there. Cabo has such beautiful weather and that ,combined with the Capella experience, make this a perfect holiday choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your journey begins as you emerge from Dos mares Tunnel, carved through a solid mountain, to discover paradise. The Resort at Pedregal welcomes you with familial Mexican charm. The check-in desk, located below the azure blue sky, illustrates the endless possibilities. 96 rooms and suites, each with a private plunge pool with stunning ocean views, personal assistant service, fireplace, LCD television, iPod docking station and complimentary wireless internet, and complimentary refreshments allow you to rehydrate and renew. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Capella Pedregal Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- The Resort At Pedregal Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos