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Review of Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun

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Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun
Ranked #57 of 183 Hotels in Cancun
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“can't wait to go back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

my partner and I absolutely loved this hotel/resort. It was our first trip to Mexico and we certainly weren't disappointed. When we arrived, even though we had specified we prefered an ocean view we were given a room looking out on the less impressive lagoon view and next to the noisy boiler room - however, for a very small upgrade fee we were given a gorgeous ocean view room which was definitely worth the few extra pennies - plus it was mid august - the middle of uk school holidays so the hotel was very busy but they squezzed us in with little fuss.

The staff were FANTASTIC! from the receptionists to the chefs and waiters - they cannot do enough for you. So kind and helpful. The beach was beautiful and on two occassions, turtles laid eggs right in front of us - what more could you want?

I can't think of many negatives about the resort really. The sales rep desperately wanted us to buy all things going at the hotel and in the local area but I guess thats his job. The rooms and communal areas are clean and welcoming too. No air-con walking around the main areas of the hotel and in mid august it was hot, but the rooms and dining areas are fine.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I for one can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Lucy K
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Coatesville, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

We (12 of us) stayed at the Golden Parnassus from 4/19 to 4/26 to celebrate my Husband's 60th birthday. The whole week was flawless. We had a blast! The staff is OUTSTANDING! So friendly, Nothing is too much trouble for them. The room was perfect. Loved our king-sized bed! So comfortable! We had an ocean-view room, and it was so nice to see the sun rise every morning. There is food available 24 hours a day, so if you go hungry, it's your own fault. The food was very good. Drinks were very good. If you didn't think they were strong enough, all you had to do was ask for a double shot. Some of our group went fishing, and the Old Barn staff cooked the fish for us for dinner and also made my Husband's birthday very special. We met so many people, and everyone was so friendly, like we had known them all of our lives. I can't say enough about this place and would definitely go back! P. S. The week was topped off when my Husband and my Step-Daughter each got a sailfish the day before we left!

Room Tip: We were on the third floor, ocean front, and it was perfect for us!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank LeslieCoatesville_PA
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Osage Beach, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

We booked with Apple Vacations and for the price we paid, we were really impressed. The room wasn't anything special but it was spotless. We had a lagoon view and it was nice for watching the sunset. The hotel is being cleaned constantly and everyone we encountered (besides the front desk staff) went out of their way to be friendly and inviting. Despite most claims on here, we arrived at noon and were able to check in right away. I was worried about getting bumped but no problem there. We were told later that the hotel was only at 65% capacity so that was probably the reason. The pool is nice but it can be loud like others have said. My only criticism is the music they played. I'm pretty sure there was only one cd played the entire time we were there and it was mostly thumping Top 40 music. I would have preferred more variety as well as some "island" type music. We enjoyed the activity staff (hard working bunch!) and when we needed peace and quiet, we would just go to the beach. In order to get one of the few tiki huts you do have to get up early, like 6am early. I do wish they would have more of these since they have plenty of room. The beach is beautiful but it was mostly red flags while we there. Fun to play around in but not good for much else (besides just staring at, gorgeous!). We ate at every restaurant besides the Asian and would rate Golden's choices at the top of most all inclusives we've been to for quality and variety. We ate at Shangri-la twice and enjoyed everything we had. We ate at Old Barn and had the filet each time. It was cooked exactly the way we ordered and was more than enough food. Try the Coconut Shrimp at Pier 12, it is the best thing on the menu. The Breeze is great for lunch and snacks. Their chicken sandwich topped with the fresh guacamole and pico de gallo was my favorite as well as many plates of cheese topped fries. The buffet was great at breakfast with many made to order items. We did try it for lunch as well and while the food was good it was a bit warm inside so we stuck to either Pier 12 or The Breeze. My biggest recommendation is to skip the desserts and try the soups! You can't go wrong with any of them. We never had a long wait at the bars and the waitress service at the beach as well as the pool was fairly fast. The cocktails did seem watered down but just ask for an extra shot to go with them. We did tip but it didn't seem necessary as I don't think our service was any better than those who didn't. Since we tip at home, it only seems right to do so there though. Also, I'm not sure what the bad reviews regarding the gym are about. It was air conditioned and completely clean with fairly new equipment. It's the nicest gym I've seen in the Caribbean (although our lazy selves made no use of it). Other than a few small hiccups (which are true at any hotel) we absolutely enjoyed our time at Golden Parnassus and would recommend it to the easy going traveler. If we were to go back to Cancun, we would definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 Thank Karin B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

We just got back from our week at the Golden Parnassus and we are already planning to return next year. We went 4/21-4/28 and had fabulous weather. We booked through FunJet - we had requested adjoining rooms but were given rooms on opposite sides of the hotel and on different floors. The resort is really small, so it was not a big deal and we did not ask to be moved. We had a lagoon room on the 5th floor and it was nice. The rooms are nothing special, but overall nice - good showers, AC and balconies which is nice. We spent very little time in our rooms because there was way too much going on to want to sit in our rooms. The resort has a FABULOUS staff that works really hard - everyone wants to make you smile and they try to get to know you which is really nice. We loved the entertainment staff - they get you up and moving all day long - Denise, Oscar, Carlos, Alberto, Luciana, and Lisa are so much fun! We played tequila volleyball, trivia, water polo, beer pong and other games every day. The beach was fun too - the waves were pretty strong but very fun to play in. The food was good - we tried all of the restaurants (except Shangri-La) twice. Drinks were good too - we liked the Mango Pina Coladas, Mango Tangos, Bob Marleys, and Electric Lemonades. The hotel is in a very safe location and we were not worried to leave the resort, which we did twice (once to go to Chichen Itza and once for snorkeling). The value is great here and the staff really makes the difference :)

Room Tip: Rooms up top are quietest - bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. Be sure to request a King...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank cheerpeanut
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Mountain Iron, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

This was our second year at the Golden Parnassus. We stayed there last year as well. Just like last year, we loved it. The staff remembered my husband and I, which is amazing considering the number of people moving through there. Maru, Yansan, Fonzy, Lisa, Denise, Carlos, Oscar, edith are all wonderful. The food was great, the weather was beautiful. We were upgraded to club level and the fridge alone is worth it. Golden Parnassus has never dissapointed us. We met the most amazing people this year. Shout out to Boston, Wisconsin and Texas. Can't wait to return. Thanks for the wonderful memories, again GP.

Room Tip: The old addage "you get what you pay for" does not apply here, its so much more then that.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank MNHockeymomtoo
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Additional Information about Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun

Property: 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:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Cancun
#40 Spa Hotel in Cancun
#42 Top resorts Hotel in Cancun
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Cancun
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,432 - ₹ 43,093
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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