11/9/12 - 11/16/12
We loved this resort. It was HUGE, beautiful, clean, and the service was excellent. There are three beautiful pools to choose from. There are so many activities you could stay for two weeks. The Golf course is beautiful as well as the grounds throughout the resort - all lush and maintained. The food was about a B at the lunch restaurants and an A at the Italian and Asian restaurants. Our room was clean, roomy, and comfortable. The staff was very attentive and courteous--no exceptions. We never tired of hearing, "it would be my pleasure". Thoughts to consider 1: Beds do not work for everyone. We brought our pilliows from home, based on other feedback we reviewed on Trip Advisor. It is true, not all beds are comfortable. The resort is so big you will do a lot of walking, but the shuttle/golf carts are frequent and convenient. We went to Walmart on the first day to get beer, snacks, and water to try to keep our costs down, but mostly we went to purchase a cooler for the wine we brought with us to the resort. Studio's do not have refrigerators. When you get there, let the bellman take your bags - it works best that way. We didn't do this and quickly learned it was not the correct etiquette. None of the rooms for The Grand Mayan are ocean view, but the gardens were so pretty we didn't mind. The gift shop is extensive and upscale with clothing, souveniers, jewelry, a deli and coffee bar, wine sales, snacks, deli meats, etc. We will be back soon. The internet connection in the rooms is not strong even though you get all bars. All in all, we travel the world and veer towards 5 star accomodations and this exceeded our expectations! The online pictures do not do this resort justice. TIPS: Buildings 1-4 are most convenient. Bring your own pillows. Going to the resort, the shuttle is free. On the return, a cab is just as cheap as the hotel shuttle and faster. Do bring pesos before leaving the states as the exchange rate at the resort is not nearly as good as USA.
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Grand Mayan Riviera Maya
- Wyndham Playa Del Carmen
- Playa Del Carmen Wyndham
- Grand Mayan Cancun
- Grand Mayan Playa Del Carmen
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