^This place is just beautiful. It really feels like you are in a palace here. Just endless marble, grand staircases, sculptures. Somehow, it all still seems tasteful without edging into gaudiness. Every single person we came across was friendly and helpful. I've never had poolside, beachfront, and restaurant waiters come so frequently, asking if we'd like another drink or something to eat.
^We stayed in two different rooms while here. Both were beautifully decorated, with all of the touches you'd expect in a luxury room. We spent the second half of our stay in a beach front room and, I have to stay that this had one of the best views, both from the room AND the lobby, that I've seen anywhere in Mexico. Sitting in the beachfront lobby, with the seabreeze blowing through was so relaxing.
^The beaches were amazing, though it is true that you have to walk to your left to avoid the rocks that are directly in front of the grand. We also noticed there were slightly bigger waves here than we'd experienced up and down the coast. We didn't mind, but some might.
^Our one, very big sticking point was the food here. Everything sounds so delicious. The selections even looked great. Just, nothing had any flavor at all. We love heavily spiced foods with bold flavors and really enjoy experiencing new tastes. There was none of this at the Grand. Everything tasted so boring; politician food - no daring flavors, lest they offend a sensitive palate. If you're the type who thinks of spaghetti as "ethnic food", you may really enjoy the food here. Even worse, we could not find a single authentic Mexican dish our entire stay. Just so disappointing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Directly on the long, fine, sandy beach of Playa Paraiso in Mexico's Riviera Maya. Top 5-star luxury. Quiet and relaxing. Personal butler and concierge service. 24 hour all inclusive service. 4 a la carte restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Playa Paraiso
- Playa Paraiso Iberostar
- Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso Playa Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Mexico