Half way thru our stay we had already decided that we wanted to come back. The grounds are beautiful and the staff are the most friendly I've ever experienced. You could easily spend a week or more there and never get off the grounds. There's plenty to do. But if you do want to venture out, there are many things to do within just minutes of the resort. The rooms were huge and we'll kept. We just loved it. The are some tiles missing in the pool and I happened to cut my foot on one. Nothing too bad but it did hinder which shoes I was able to wear. Also we had an issue with our private shuttle to the resort that we booked via the link on the resorts Web site. There was no one waiting for us when we arrived and our paper work didn't have the shuttle services name on it so we didn't know what to look for. Fortunately someone finally was able to point us to the correct shuttle stand after us trying to make our way through all the other people who approached us.
I would like to give thanks and dues to Mexican hard working people in resort who work hard to make us comfortable. Yes, I'm paying them but not everything has to be about money. Rooms are clean, services are acceptable and food is good. No opinion about alcohol since I don't care about. Resort is large and it's a good place to go for a long walk. Now about "Luxury" what makes this resort "Luxury" is proximity to the ocean and beach. There are same units in the resort but they are no different then the "Luxury" units the only difference is distance to the God made luxury ocean an beach. Would I go again? Yes, only if the smoking situation is improved. The biggest issue I have with resort is the smoking policies and lack of enforcement. There should be segregation between two groups. I'm not going to lecture here anyone about harmfulness of 2nd hand smoke. I came to enjoy fresh air and not the smell of tobacco. Another place is where smoke is an issue is transportation cars where people just sit and puff smoke in your face. In my opinion lack of rules and enforcement on smokers tells me that the only thing that resort cares is money. This is my biggest turn off with the resort and if I had to book again I would look to resorts that have enforcement non smoking rules.
front office staff is terrible. when checking in they wanted to give us a room at the nick price resort, telling us the resort has no rooms. when we insisted they " found" rooms for us. wanted to place us very far from the beach units and told us we had to pay add 79 dollars per night for the beach units even though the place was empty. we waited an hour to check in, another 30 minutes for towels and 3 bottle of water ( 3 bottles for 4 people - go figure). tried to talk to the manager on sunday - not there, monday - not available. pool is ice cold. could be a nice resort but our experience will result in never going back to the Mareazul.
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.