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The facility and people were generally really good. Very compatible to other resorts my wife and I have bee to in the Riviera Maya. This is our 9th trip to Riviera Maya and I believe when most people say this place is top of line they have not been to to many others. You can go to several other hotels and get 100% of what you want, not 90%. If you like the beach and ocean, then do not go to this resort. Simply horrible! It's a shame because it really is a nice resort but the ocean water is not much better the the New Jersey shore. Very disappointing. You will not even want to go in the water with all the algae and sea weed. If you are strictly a pool person, you will be fine. We will not go back simply due to this issue. We have been to several other resorts in the Riviera Maya that has everything for the same basic price.
Loved everything about the resort except for beach. Lots of seaweed in the ocean that crews tried to clean up throughout the mornings. Water was not clear.
Everything was amazing
I loved the room, the restaurants, the pools, the beach, and the ambiance. I had a great time with my friends. Everything was easily accessible. The only things I didn't like was the inconsistency of the service. When we ordered drinks it was always a surprise what we would get based on the waiter or waitress taking the order. Some servers were friendlier than others. Also, the Wifi and cell service was VERY bad. If you need to communicate with the outside world, you shouldn't stay there.
The room was amazing, as well as the rest of the facility. Everything as clean and easily accessible. The staff was helpful and polite. The stars visibility made you never want to leave. The food was just ok at most of the restaurants.
I was actually semi dreading this trip based on past Mexico experiences, but I ended up having an amazing time. The food, room, staff, everything was perfect. Will definitely go back some day. This resort had no control over this...but the ocean was brown from algea! Was not able to spend any time on the beach! They did have a tractor trying to pick it up but there was too much.
Great staff always smiling and very attentive. Room was beautiful, food was good as well. Drinks are pretty weak but we figured out a trick. If you order a pina colada, etc just ask for a shot on the side then pour it in the drink. Paying for an all-inclusive resort you expect everything to be all inclusive. Having the staff ask you to upgrade your room, or upgrade for a bottle of wine is unnecessary. Just be prepared to say no multiple times.
We just returned from a 10 day stay at Secrets Silversands and it was everything we hoped it would be and more. We had a total of 46 people there for the first half of the trip and we stayed the second half alone for our honeymoon. Everyone in our group had a fantastic time and said that the resort was unbelievable. With all of the pools they have it is easy to find what you are looking for, a quiet day away from noise and people or the main pool with a bar and entertainment events/games taking place. All of the restaurants are very good and a few of them are excellent, we particularly enjoyed the Japanese restaurant and their menu. The lunch buffets by the pools are very good and never gave us a reason to try the lunch buffet at the indoors restaurant. The breakfast buffet has everything that you could want and will not disappoint. The thing that made it such a wonderful experience for our entire group was the staff, the waitresses/waiters, entertainment staff, and the wedding planner were nothing short of amazing. They remember your names, they are fun and kind, and they make you feel very welcome. The complaints I have are hardly complaints. The floors in the rooms and hallways are pretty slippery when wet, which is quite often if you are coming from the pool/beach. The hotel had mentioned to us that they are renovating a handful of rooms at a time and trying out new tiles to help with this. As long as you are aware they can be slippery and don't try to sprint around, you'll be just fine. The only thing that bothered us, and it was an isolated issue that I don't hold over the entire resort, was an experience we had with a gentleman at one of the restaurants. On several occasions he was difficult to deal with and not wanting to accommodate groups. We were told before going that there may be an additional charge for dinner groups over 6, which we understood as they are setup to deal with smaller groups and couples. Every restaurant was more than helpful in seating the occasional group of 6-10 and never charged us for it...except for one. One host of a restaurant was determined to charge us for bottles of wine for the table or else our wait but be extended. If we bought wine our tables would be ready almost immediately, if we didn't buy wine it would be an hour. Again, this was an isolated incident and did nothing to dampen our moods...we would simply go to another restaurant and be seated immediately.
The pool bar service staff (Polo or Marco) was excellent. The other staff was just OK ... but he made it work for us. Rooms Good. Food Good (Hamburgers GREAT), Pool Good. Wedding coordination seemed to go well for everyone. I like the Hotel Zone but this was a good alternative for us. Beach was just OK but it works. Cleaning the Room seemed to be upon a call to Housekeeping. Location is OK - but improves if you visit Puerto Morales (FUN PLACE).
Property was undergoing MAJOR construction and renovation when we arrived. I was not expecting to be ambushed with sales pitches the entire time either. They hounded us multiple times to come to their informational presentation so that we could learn about their other properties and the VIP area of the resort. To be honest, that area was not much better than the rest of the property, and the guest staying there still had to eat at the same restaurants and got the same food as the rest of us. It made no sense to pay more for the same mediocre quality services. Food was not impressive. The restaurants showed potential for some good cuisine, but most of the portions were too small or were just not good. The room service menu was disappointing, and the delivery took about 1 hour for each order. The room was also not the cleanest and being in the "tropical" room meant you had a view of power lines and a forest/swamp area in the back of the resort, which also smelled like sewage. I was not nearly as relaxed as I should have been.
The staff was amazing, the rooms were very clean, front desk was warm and welcoming. Overall the staff made the experience very enjoyable. The food available during the day was not good at all. The only food worth eating are in the restaurants at night.
The resort grounds are beautiful. The architecture and design has a luxurious feel to it all throughout the property. we stayed in the most basic room which is interesting because it was amazing. There are more than 7 restaurants and 4 bars to check out. Everything is included. That they don't include at least one spa treatment like a massage with your stay. I think it would add a nice touch instead of trying to make people spend more money as soon as they check in. I found it to be the only experience that lacked class during our stay. The resort credit compared to other resorts is minimal and their coupons don't cover the cost of any substantial spa treatment or experience.
Premium liquor. Food quality was above average. Steak night was amazing Staff was nice and attentive Beautiful wedding set ups Construction! Beach had a lot of seaweed in the water despite cleaned multiple time. Bed was hard and uncomfortable Housekeeping didn't replenish towels every day Hotel was a minimum 45 minutes away from excursions. With pickups from other hotels you're at a minimum of 1 hour to 1.5 hours before getting to destination The hotel pushes you to book tours through Amstar, who resells other companies' tours for a huge markup. Too many kids despite being in mid-October. Missing pool tiles
Gorgeous location and friendly staff. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an all inclusive Riviera Maya Family Resort in this price range.
Really wish the restaurants were air conditioned, we were uncomfortably at dinner. But we were there during a very hot week.
The pool and grounds are beautiful with attention to small details that make the difference. The staff was always attentive and responsive. The preferred club provided a nice air conditioned location for our family to congregate. Buffet was ok and the sit-down restaurants were good to very good. The buffet and Mexican restaurants can be sweltering hot. We had some mosquito problems in our room. This year there is a terrible seaweed problem all up and down the coast making the beaches undesirable.
We decided to stay at the adults only section of the hotel which was amazing! Our room was ocean front with a balcony and a hot tub on it! The view was amazing! Our room was huge and clean. We had the same staff in and out of our room while we were there for 6 days/5 nights so we were able to get to know them. Alonzo and Margarita were great at keeping the rooms clean and having the beds turned back for us. We had upgraded to the diamond club before we got there and I would definitely do that again! Our butlers Dominquez and Reuben were Amazing!! To help celebrate our 20th anniversary they decorated our room with rose petals and confetti and had the hot tub ready to go for us. When we came back to our room that night there was a bottle of wine and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us. They went above and beyond! They always were checking to see if there was anything else we needed. The food was pretty good and even though we had reservations I don't think we would have waited too long at any of the restaurants. The beach was beautiful! It did have a lot of seaweed but they did try hard to keep it clean but there's only so much they can do. The resort had shows every night and we watched most of them and really enjoyed the variety. The Diva's International were good and the Set the night on fire show was amazing! I would recommend this resort and do plan on going back!
Amazing food Close to the beach Ocean view Gorgeous and large rooms Friendly workers who worked very hard Construction at main pool was loud and annoying Cracks on foundation, I think the resort is sinking?? Mosquitos as it was built in the mangroves
Beautiful Resort Nice rooms, amenities Great food and drinks On the beach Away from the commotion of Cancun Great Tennis coach. Strangely, the hotel did not publicize the availability of personal tennis lessons. Nice Gym. Unfortunately, the gym/hotel did not sell any protein drinks or powders. At the end of the trip I learned my mosquito bites were bed bug bites, which means I will have to toss my luggage. Butler service was pointless. I could never reach them and they were of no help on check out. The central pool area was being renovated morning till evening for 3 days of the trip. Thankfully I stayed in the Diamond Club and had access to other smaller pools. The tipping situation feels awkward. I'm not sure how to better handle it though. In early the December the beach is so-so since there still was a fair amount of sea grass. The beaches down south were a lot "cleaner" and the water was clearer.
Waiters waiting for tips and getting mad if they did not get one. High pressure selling of the diamond club.
Vacation sometimes makes us all pigged out and eating unhealthy rich food that we otherwise don't get a home but at Zoetry, the food is outstanding and healthy. We love the attention to detail, thoughtfulness of a health drink, tea and cocktail each day. The services were great. Miguel at the pool, Cristobal and Antonio were all wonderful and will do anything... We enjoyed our experience a great deal and would definitely come back again. The number of times cleaning ladies come in to care for the room is insane. The only drawback is that other vacationers were tipping when it is all inclusive. We were scrambling not having been prepared.
wE LOVED IT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE 'MAGNETIC' BED. It was very hard like aleeping on concrete. I NEED SOMETHING SOFTER. THe employees were very courteous and knew our names within 24 hours. THe spa was stellar. Thai massage was a good starter. The other complaint...THe gym faces east and has no fans! IT grew very hot in the workout facility by 9 am. My husband loved the windsurfing here. THe beach is very secluded...great for long walks and few other people! You are a long way (30 min) from any other towns or hotels so do not come if shopping is important. You could get to Cancun easily but why leave such a lovely piece of paradise? \nOne more luxury...they meet you at the airport in Lincoln Navigators included in the price. THe drivers were very friendly and convenient. Bottom line, we will be back. Also we booked thru the travel website..everything was very smooth.
Good morning! My husband and I just returned from your resort on Sunday (11/13/11). We thought it was a beautiful place with exceptional staff with the exception of one. I do, however, think there are a few things you should be aware of: We noticed bites after our first night sleep there and then everyday thereafter. At the time, we assumed it was mosquitoes, but the bites have not gotten any better. My husband was diagnosed with bed bug bites this morning. The bites multiplied every night we were there, but he has not received any since we have been home. My biggest fear is we brought them home with us – in our luggage or clothing. We signed up for a wine dinner at the suggestion of the sommelier. The night before we attended a wine tasting in the cellar and thoroughly enjoyed it, so when the sommelier mentioned the dinner we were all for it. When discussing other tastings, he said he would be happy to set up a wine dinner with wine and food pairing for us. We love wine and were very excited about it. The following night we attended the wine dinner (for $35 per person) and were handed a wine list to choose a bottle of wine. So, we did (assuming it was included). When we inquired about the wine pairings, he said we could buy whatever wine we wanted and the chef would pair it to the food – The menu was a set menu of only a few choices (except the same choices were on the menu in La Canoa). So, we paid over $200 USD for something we could have received in the dining room. I would not attend another wine tasting after that – where we would have attended all three tastings at $35 USD per person. When we asked what we were paying the $35 for, the sommelier said it was to reserve the cellar for dinner. We had attended a tasting in there the night before and would rather eat dinner overlooking the pool. Lastly, and perhaps the most serious, occurred at check out. We confirmed our travel time with the front desk the day before departure (Saturday) and were told our flight...
The small size of the resort is a plus. No waiting in lines for any of the restaurants or other facility's. There are plenty of staff members to take care of the guests, even when the property is full. The variety of restaurants was also very good, from casual to casually elegant. Service was gracious and no one had their hand out for extra tips. A few lapses in service when arranging some of the offered programs on the Anniversary Package and there wasn't a coffee maker in the room as advertised. The included airport transportation was great. Very good service and the cold towels and champagne were a nice touch. Check in was a breeze, no standing in line at a front desk. Same when departing.
I recently got married at Zoetry on May 5 and we had a little over 100 guests. The food, the staff, and the resort were absolutely perfect. It is an intimate hotel and has all the wants of needs of anyone looking for beauty, relaxation, great food, and beautiful rooms and surroundings. Francisco from the Spa did my hair, Karina was a wonderful wedding coordinator and everyone was great. We had our honeymoon at Banyan Tree and Rosewood - both were amazing, but Zoetry offers all inclusive which really makes you feel like you are on vacation which is a HUGE perk. We can't wait to go back to Zoetry and hope all of our friends will join us. Most will!
The level of service.
Great hotel, incredible service, and awesome food. However, it is located on the ugliest beach of the Rivera Maya....not a problem if you don't mind spending the day at the pool -very nice pool . Also, make sure they don't give you a room far from the main building. The farther, the warmer..... They have a central AC unit for the entire property, my room never got cooler than 80 F.
Beautifull resort,great service,very friendly staff.
This place is wonderful. Take the evening ride on the Catamaran, better still ask about a group sail to go snorkling. 6-8 people runs about 115 per person. Unlike the other inclusive hotels where you find yourself in crowds of people, this place is exclusive with a personal touch to you everyday. I don't think you will find a more magical place than this.
Best beach type resort I ever experienced. Miles away better than the so called resorts on the Cancun strip. Service is outstanding. Staff is clearly well trained to be helpful but not intrusive. Restaurant is award-winning- highly recpmmended. Would stay again in a heartbeat.
excellent nude hotel for couples
This is a resort that caters to open minded couples. A mix of nudists and lifestylers. Cabo Desire had nicer facilities but no longer has the Desire concept. If you are looking for the Desire lifestyle concept, Desire Cancun should be your destination. Couldn't figure out how garden view rooms were assigned. Some of us got queen beds while others had king suites.
Our second time at Desire so we knew what to expect. If you are looking for an Adult only, completely uninhibited holiday then this is the place. With only a couple of exceptions, staff were excellent, notably at all bars and in the white restaurant. One slight frustration - despite the stated policy of not reserving sun beds around the pool, there was clearly some 'scheme' being operated! Having spoken to others there it seems the rate we got through booking.com was the best available. Certainly not 5 star and arguably not even 4 star as certain areas are a little shabby but overall, good food, great service and a fun time - make sure you know what this place is all about though - or you might be in for a shock!
The grounds are beautiful and beach is nice. The food was okay. However after speaking with Pablo the chef he then seasonedthings up a bit more. I had spoken with others would enjoyed the food in its bland form also. I am from Dallas Texas so I like thing a little more flavorful.