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The food was unexpectedly good and I am very picky. The accommodations were very nice and the housekeeping was very attentive. Rooms were cleaned meticulously daily. The room next door to us was being worked on and so we were repeatedly woken up in the mornings to drilling and hammering. The only other things I would complain about is that as far as wine goes, they only had one house selection, which was not great. Also the prices for the spa were ridiculously over priced.
Wonderful beach - great for swimming, walking, and running. Awesome food. Nice staff and wonderful people at the resort Drinks were great. Service awesome. Tried to extend our stay and they wanted an exorbitant amount of money to do so, when we knew our room was empty. Not sure that is their fault, but we did love it so much that we really wanted to stay. Spa is expensive, but they do offer specials once you get there.
Secrets is beautiful. The view is incredible. The food was excellent. Incredible. The rooms are beautiful, but there was a damp smell in our room the entire weekend. The sir conditioning made it worse. They need to change that.
Attention to detail and personalized service is what this place is all about. This comes at a price of course but I felt that the expense was worth it. Excellent beach facilities, beautiful gardens and secret hideaways. Snorkeling trip is included in price of room. Although a service charge (15%) is added to all services, in the end I felt okay about that because the service was excellent and it meant that I didn't have to worry about carrying pesos around to tip everyone who helped us (although I'm sure other guests may add gratuities on top of that). I would caution those who get an ocean view room to ask for specifics about the room location. Even tho the hotel is quiet, there are ocean view rooms that overlook the restaurant, bar and pathway to the beach and don't offer as much privacy as other rooms.
My mother and I just returned from a 6 night stay at this resort, and we rate this beautiful place a 5+++++!! Could not have possibly enjoyed ourselves more. The grounds are phenomenal, the food is some of the best we have ever had and the staff are absolutely wonderful, genuine and so very accommodating! We truly felt like valued guests. Also, this resort is situated on the famous Maroma Beach. It is so beautiful! If you are an animal lover, you will be in absolute heaven on their nature trail that begins at the front lobby, and leads straight to the beautiful pool area...ending finally at the beautiful beach! There are coatis, birds and all kinds of cute critters! Not to mention, the soothing nature music that plays as you stroll is an added bonus. We will absolutely be back, and would recommend this resort to anyone! Thank you for an unforgettable time, Catalonia Playa Maroma!
The breakfast and dinner buffet was quite good as there was a vast selection of food. Nothing was particularly gourmet but, for the most part, was tasty and plentiful. At lunch time, the snack area should be improved. Each day they offered the same limited choices.
The hotel grounds are beautiful. The beach is the most beautiful I've ever been on and I grew up in the South Pacific. The whole resort was just wonderful. The only downer was that the buffet is an outdoor one so it is very hot. Pack light clothing.
Absolutely gorgeous beach and water, excellent food, good service from the staff, nice accomodations, clean and well kept grounds. Yes, the smoking that was allowe on the beach and in the dining areas. It permeated the dining areas, even though there was a smoking area and it was miserable to lay on the beach and breath in smoke out in that beautiful environment!
We really like the attention, the room, the beach....really nice place