I haven't gotten around to reviewing our vacation back in march 2012 until now. My husband and I stayed in a beautiful ocean-view room on the 9th floor. The room was very clean, and was cleaned every day and left spotless for us when we arrived back in the room in the afternoon. It was a cheap little getaway when it was cold in Canada.
The food was pretty good, there was a little bit of everything at the Buffet. But the food was a bit bland and repetitive. You could always find something to eat, though! The beach was beautiful, but the air by the sea smelled a bit funny...I'll leave it at that. The outside pools and garden area around the pools is just fantastic! We spent most of our time there. You can always find a pool that is not too crowded. The swim-up bar pool is always the most full. The pool area was also kept so clean! We couldn't believe how often the staff were coming around to collect cups and garbage.
It was a little difficult to book a reservation at the restaurants. We somehow ended up getting into all 3 though. The Mexican restaurant was good. The steak in the steakhouse was very tasty! (Although our night was the last night of the Steakhouse until November 2012 I believe...not sure why they took the steakhouse out.) And the Japanese restaurant was pretty good. Sushi wasn't great, but the other options were good.
Bottom line, if you get a good deal on a trip to this resort, take it! It'll be worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening summer 2009 * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa Las Brujas beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 20-story main building * Surrounded by 13.500 M2 / 16.15 Sq. Yards of lush gardens * 10 km / 6.2 Miles from various shops * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan * 32 km / 19.87 Miles from the airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan