OK, took Air Canada from Winnipeg , not bad ,not as good as Westjet but no where near as bad as Skyservice ,Cancun airport holy cow what a zoo got lucky and walked right up to immigration then went through the time share sales , quick note here your reps are outside anyone else after red light green light is a timeshare sales rep! Interesting ride to resort in a van the driver did 120 km / h all the way, look for seat belts !
The resort itself is an older property but the Karisma chain which own the Seaside has put millions into it , the lobby when you arrive is beautiful the guest realtions people at check in are all very freindly and were extremely helpful during our stay here.
Rooms , the room we has was ocean front jacuzzi nice view of the ocean between the palm trees , the new 4 poster beds were a nice touch and the matresses all brand new pillow top king size slept better here than at home , our room was made up beautifully every day and never ever a shortage of towels in fact they would come around at night to see if you needed more , the mini bar was well stocked with soft drinks beer and water , Dvd player new flat screen Tv , eating area balcony had jaccuzzi , hammock and chair , a little cramped but not bad as compared to other resorts.
Water has a smell when you turn on the tap let it run it disappears , the water problems are evident here however don't let that discourage you one phone call gets it fixed in most cases and we have encountered this problem at other resorts , seems to be part of the Mexican vacation experience! There is construction at the rear of the property but if you close your bathroom window you wont hear a thing .Drink only the bottled water as you are in Mexico even for brushing your teeth .
Food: No complaints some reviews said the portions are too small we never had that problem in fact it was usally too much food for us to eat and trust me I am a big eater , the International restaurant is open and has a changing menu with just about anything you want , service is excellent and food is terrific with presentation being a very strong point , the Mexican restauraunt is also very good the menu does not change here however there is still a very good selction , the Asian restauraunt , dont be afraid it is mostly Thai and Japanese and everything is excellent , Tempura desert is to die for .
Lunch gets a little repetative , burgers fries , wood fired pizza all good but the International is open for lunch and you can order club houses , fish ribs etc etc etc.
Booze : When you go to any of the bars just specify Bacardis or Absolut or your favorite booze otherwise you get the cheap stufff, beer is Dos XX not bad on tap and cold so whats to complain about .
The beach at one end is a sea wall that is unuseable the other end is really nice white sand that the staff rakes every day and cleans up never a problem getting loungers before 10 am , the water is blue green and not very deep but the snorkelling is great , yes it does get windy here on the ocean but you"ll be thankful for a breeze when its 90+ degrees in that hot sun , the back of the resort is cooking hot with no breeze as for the smell , not a problem noticed it once in a while no biggie.The sand here is some of the most sought after anywhere it is white because of the pulverized coral and cool even on the hottest of days it really is beautiful . On the Pacific Coast of Mexico you burn your feet the sand gets so hot.
Expensive going by cab anywhere the collectivos on the highway are cheap $2.00 to Playa and are an adventure to be sure.
Overall this resort will do anything to make your stay great , the staff is all very friendly and this is an incredible place to stay .
Remember it is Mexico things are different here , weather was great I would strongly recomend two weeks one just isnt enough for most people .
As a side note we have stayed at other so called 5 stars in Mexico and while the Eldorado stilll hase some minor things to complete it is definately
going to be a 5 star when all is done right now 4 to 4.5 would be fair but remember 5 stars in Mexico is not like an American resort 5 star if you want a really good 5 star American resort and good old fashioned food like home stay at home and eat at Mcdonalds hahahahah.
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- Also Known As:
- El Dorado Seaside Hotel
- El Dorado Seaside Suites Mexico
- El Dorado Resort Spa
- Hotel El Dorado Seaside
- El Dorado Seaside Resort
- El Dorado Spa
- El Dorado Seaside Mexico
- Eldorado Seaside Suites
- Eldorado Resort
- El Dorado Sensimar Riviera Maya Puerto Aventuras, Mexico