The only negative re/ this hotel was there were never
enough towels at the pool and you had to get a chair
in the sand by the pool by 6:00am
I wouldn't go back during Spring Break
But I would go back . I'd tsey there again over
any of the other hotels around there
If you like quaint and more quite. This is
place for you.
Hotel is very clean. Staff is super friendly. Two other hotels (Arco/Palmar) are on campus with this hotel. Estancia is very quiet and is great for families with younger children. Lots of eating options at the 3 hotels. Evening show and buffett at the Palmar is great after a long day swimming/beach. Estancia has a swim up bar and grill. We ate lunch everyday at the pool. Breakfast at the Casona every morning. The hotel has a smallish but very nice gym. Hotel is super close to the Medano beach which has a ton of activities. You can hire a boat to get the Cabo arc for very reasonable price from across the hotel. Overall a great time.
During Christmas there were over 1600 patrons of the Riu Palace. For the most part they were quite happy. The Krystal is one of the eating areas that a reservation is necessary. The reservation must be made for the day that you are eating starting at 7 am. How many can the place seat for the two dinner times? 30! If you get to the line after 6:45 am, you are not going to get in. Each person can reserve for 4 people. How hard is it to see that after the 1st 7 people in line that everyone else is wasting their time. Come on management! 60 people out of 1600 get the good stuff each day. 7:00 am? Why? We are on vacation, which includes getting a few minutes extra sleep, not military role call. The food at the buffets is just so-so. Although lots of it, somewhat bland. It could be an exciting food with a little management ingenuity. The employees are some of the hardest working people I've seen. Always upbeat and cordial. The grounds are immaculate. Great vacation that could have been a "10" ---except!
Hotel location is perfect and next to the beach. All water activities are on the beach. The staff is polite and always helpful. Don't forget to buy all inclusive package..it is value for money. Time share is downer and waste of time...unless you have all the time or interested in buying one. Although you almost get 50% off on all your activities if you attend one...you have to evaluate what is important for you? time or money!!!..This is the best vacation I had in long time. We explored dolphin swim and parasailing... It was a once in a lifetime experience.
This hotel is definitely for families. They have a beach and pool and we whale watched from both every day we were there. It was great! They were able to clean it up perfectly so fast after the hurricane. They will try to get you to do a "vacation club" tour (which we got two free massages for doing) so all in all it is a good place to go.
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