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“Nice place, Great value, lots of fun. Food was poor”

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Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun
Ranked #55 of 177 Hotels in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed from 4/17-4/21. This Hotel is a great place to stay for the money. Check in was a pain. The hotel has a 3pm check in policy so if your flight gets in before then, which 80% of the flights do, you are going to wait. They made us wait about 3 hours before we could get into our room. granted they watched our bags and gave us our wrist bands so we could eat and drink while we wait. The hotel has an open lobby which means all of the guest rooms are facing the lobby. There is a bar located at one end of the lobby which is usually full and it can get noisy in your rooms. There was noise going on until 2 am. The pool area is decent with lots of chairs. The beaches are also very clean with little tiki huts for shade. The staff is very friendly and eager to get you whatever you need. The pool area is always full of activity and fun. The staff always has games and activities planned for the day so you are far from being bored and which gives you a chance to make friends with other guests. There are also many guest services that provide information for tours and excursions. Some of them may seem pricey but you get what you pay for. Some of the tours even provide a meal. The food of the hotel was the biggest issue. It was definitely sub par. Not much of a selection and very tasteless. It has the basics like burgers, hotdogs and fries but after afew days you will get sick of it. The drinks are also really watered down. Night life is the best. Its cancun what do you expect. There are night club representatives walking around the hotel offering tickets for the clubs. Try to haggle them if you can. If your with a group you can get a free VIP pass for one person which offsets the price for everyone else. I recommend the coco bongo club. Lots of fun.
Otherwise its a decent hotel if your with a group.

Room Tip: Try to arrive around 3pm. They will make you wait until then.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

My husband and I have been at this hotel twice. Great vacation each time! The staff was so friendly and helpful, the rooms and grounds were clean and comfortable. The food was good (for an allinclusive, I'd give it a 4). Lets face it, an all inclusive is not 5 star dining, but it was really good, except for the seafood joint......when we go back, and we WILL go back, we will avoid this. Drinks were great.....thanks Karen for never letting us go thirsty! You were awsome. Bartenders were on the ball.....ALL DAY! This is my favorite hotel so far in Cancun! Hope to see you all again soon!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Had a wonderful time from the time we arrived to departure. The staff was great! Shout out to the entertainment staff they keep us very entertained. The wait staff (Oscar & Marie) made our stay a relaxing time. The food was great and you had lots to choose from. I recommend this resort to all!

Room Tip: Oceanview - Deluxe had a beatiful view
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2  Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Amazing holiday, stayed for 7nights. I was a bit worried after reading the bad reviews, but the people who wrote them must have some strange requirements from a holiday. I’m fussy with food, but it was all good.
Old Barn- good fillet steaks, asked for Medium Rare, got Medium Rare. We don’t have ‘Nacho Cheese’ in the UK so was a bit unimpressed with that on the place of nachos that came out. Good combo platter starter
Sumo- Sushi was good, if I’m honest I expected some digestive discomfort after eating it, but was all good.
Pier 12- Nice selection of sea food, only a la carte restaurant open for lunch
Shangri La- beautiful setting, you can see the moon on the sea at night, they change their menu every Fri so you can try something different.
Buffet- Great omelette station in the morning, makes your eggs however you want. Nice selection at lunch. Only down side on the food, you cannot find a decent cup of tea in Mexico
Breeze- Yummy guacamole and salsas, BBQ burgers 24/7, great as a late night snack

The food was great for an all inclusive, really impressed. The hotel is small, which we loved. We were two mid 20’s girls travelling alone, by far the youngest people there. Most of the clientele seems to be mid 30’s-40’s Americans travelling in groups, and looking to party. But we were left well alone when we wanted to be, which was nice. No children there was a great plus, we had a look at the Great P on the shuttle, no way near as nice. The hotel was spotlessly clean, which considering it is right on the beach is quite an achievement. Previous comments about the towels being awful were not true, they were ok. Lighting in the rooms could have been improved, but it wasn’t so bad you couldn’t do makeup etc. Bathrooms spacious and clean. We had a room on the 5th floor, didn’t have any noise complaints apart from one night some drunk 50yr olds shouting and running the halls with rubber dingys (very amusing)

Can’t fault the hotel. Tiki bar nice, but slightly pervy in the evenings. 60's bar... seeing older people singing rude songs on karakokee is very funny, but i can see why other people said it can be a little creepy. Alot of drunk games going on by the pool, alot of topless ladies about. But if you don’t want to join in with any of that then head down to the beach, its beautiful, peaceful and the waves drown out the noise from the pool. They have activities all day, but you have to push/ ask around for anything that wasn’t volleyball related. The beach is stunning, the best beach around, we walked up and down and it is spotless. Waves can be rough.

Drinks were good, ask for what you want and you’ll get it. Same with food, any minor alterations you want, they will accommodate. The staff here were amazing. The best i’ve ever come across. Polite, charming, they really try hard. People who commented on them not speaking English perfectly.. you are in Mexico, learn some Spanish, and if they can’t understand you 100% that is your fault, not theirs! Below reviews praise the bar staff, who were great, but I think the three best waiters there were Oscar, Benjamin and Jesus from the buffet, only saw them at breakfast, but they were the 3 sweetest guys.

Would recommend to anyone, but if you are after a very quiet holiday be aware that there are alot of drunk loud Americans about looking to party, so may not be for you if you prefer a more peaceful atmosphere. It is rated as a 5* I’d say it’s a 4*by UK standards when you take into consideration the location, food and service etc.... Perfect holiday, wish I didn’t have to come home

Room Tip: Ask for a high up room.
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9  Thank 00000001London
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

The golden was great, from check-in to check-out. Food option where great and so was the food. Room very nice and we had a great view of the ocean. Great valu for the money!!

Room Tip: Ocean front and at least 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 14.5 | Retorno San Miguelito Lote 37, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Formerly Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Cancun
#42 Spa Hotel in Cancun
#43 Top resorts Hotel in Cancun
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Cancun
Price Range: ₹ 12,418 - ₹ 32,275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun 3.5*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun, Golden Parnassus Cancun, is an Adults Only All Inclusive Resort Situated on an unspoiled sandbar tucked between Nichupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea is one of Cancun's premier adult all-inclusive resorts. A beach resort wholly devoted to the "in the moment" lifestyle, Golden Parnassus Cancun is a destination where exclusive personal service and a sophisticated yet casual spirit offer the backdrop for the ultimate in relaxation. ... more   less 
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