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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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3 Nights with Air from $619 All-Inclusive
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If you've been seeing white-sands, swaying palm trees and blue water instead of traffic jams, cramped cubicles and mind ... More

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"I took a girlfriend here for 5 days as a gift, 11/11/12 through 11/15/12. She's 62 years old and said this was by FAR the BEST vacation she's ever had in her entire life! Our room was lovely and spacio..." – MIssChampagne
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"I took a girlfriend here for 5 days as a gift, 11/11/12 through 11/15/12. She's 62 years old and said this was by FAR the BEST vacation she's ever had in her entire life! Our room was lovely and spacio..." – MIssChampagne
433 out of 501 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
pool sunrise at the infinity pool singing birds View From Our Room Relaxing Bar & Lounge Excursion Family Picture one of the many pools Family pool No special occasion, just great service. Looking at the way the rooms are set up, there will never be a room w/o a view of the ocean. Very nice. North Beach Beach at El Cid view from our balcony Pool Slide and Cliff Jump Beach View Our walk to the beach From the pier Beach from the deck by the infinity pool view from our room View from our balcony, first level View from our room Isla Majeres- sailing excursion towel sculptures Sunrise over the Ocean 2-22-17 View from our room. view from our room Beach Catamaran Balcony shot from other side of resort Mexican night (wednesdays) Poolside feet in the white sand View from teh room El Cid Resort Beach Cesar took this! Building 15 4th floor beach front view Building 15 first floor view view from our bacony The lobby bar Balcony shot View of beach from jacuzzi deck View From Our Room Jacuzzi- hotel in background Hotel Balcony Pool Area
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March 14, 2017
We love El Cid!

We've done multiple all inclusive resorts and this was by far the best. We were there between 2/11/17 and 2/18/17. The people were unbelievably friendly and the resort was gorgeous and clean. The food was by far the best we've ever had and the room service was amazing. I would absolutely recommend this resort and I'm positive that my boyfriend and I will be going back. The only negative I would have to say is the beach isn't really swimable without water shoes. Very rocky. I definitely can't wait to head back to El Cid though!


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Maine
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 14, 2017
peaceful resort

Very nice resort, staff is fun and super friendly. Pool was great! as well as the beach but watch out for the rocks on some parts. Food is amazing! they have 5 restaurants, a buffet and 24 hour room service. The room was nice although the beds were not the comfiest. Overall the room was good, the bathrooms and shower were very nice and the beach view was incredible. It was definitely a great package for a great price. Hotel is family friendly. Sn: don't waste time on time-share presentation.


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From: Ga
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 13, 2017
Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

My girlfriend and I returned from Mexico last week and I want to provide an honest review of Marina El Cid while it is still fresh in my mind. The resort was rated as 4 stars, so I went in with fairly high expectations. Upon arrival, I could immediately tell that this was a far cry from a 4 stars and had the feel of a Reno, NV Casino. At check-in we were greeted by one of the hotel associates who sat my girlfriend and I down to give us the lay of the land for the resort. The staff was all in cheap uniforms and the lobby left much to be desired. It was not a very welcoming experience and we left feeling like we had just got swindled. I am a huge fan of the beach, so we immediately walked down to the water and we were very disappointed to find a miniature rocky/sandy beach, with a few beach chairs and umbrellas. We were expecting an expansive white sand beach, but there is literally maybe 100 yards of beach with only 20 feet between the resort and the ocean. I will say that the room was really nice. We had a top floor room facing the ocean, with a balcony. The room was very comfortable and quite large. The pool is really the epicenter of the resort and has a fun vibe. The guests were all very pleasant and we made several new friends. The pool is not spectacular by any means, but serves its purpose well with a swim up bar, adequate beach chairs. The overall food experience was mediocre. The breakfast buffet is awesome, with an endless supply of fresh fruit, pastries, waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon and some of the best coffee I've ever had. However, the lunch and dinner spread at the buffet was boring and very average. The restaurants are quite nice, with white table cloths and great servers. The food was hit or miss. We really enjoyed the Mediterranean and Seafood restaurant, but were not big fans of the Italian restaurant. We did several excursions when we were there and would go to other resorts to pick up guests. I poked my head in most of the other resorts and they were far superior to El Cid. In talking with other tourists about their resort experience, it was fairly obvious that El Cid did not stack up against the competition.


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From: Washington, DC
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 8, 2017
Trip to El Cid

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We upgraded to Platinum which was great!! We met lots of wonderful folks and the staff at El Cid were very accomodating. We would definitely go back. The only downfall is that we were approached at the airport to set up a vacation meeting and it was only suppose to last 1 hour and it lasted 3 hours!! I didnt like that. But everything went very well and we did get a free massage out of it!! I would highly recommend this resort!Food was fantastic all around!


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From: Shelby Twp, Michigan
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Hotel Marina El Cid Resort features 350 guest suites located on five floors. All rooms have a balcony or terrace featuring ocean, pool, or garden view, as well as minibars and complimentary bottled water. Marble-appointed bathrooms include make-up mirrors. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Room Details

Luxury Room
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Junior Suite
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Family Room
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Junior Suite Platinum Room
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What's to Love

To get into the island groove, spend the day by the enormous pool and your evening at one of Hotel Marina El Cid Resort's many shows or classy bars.

 

What We'd Change

Hotel Marina El Cid Resort is located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, so it's a good thing that there's plenty to do at this resort!

 

Why You Should Go

Though the resort is close to a wide variety of local hotspots, like Puerto Morelos, Cancun and Playa del Carmen, it is a quieter, relaxing resort.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Pool Bar
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Marina
  • Elevators
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Sauna ($)
  • Pillow Menu
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Convenience Store ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Travel Agency
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Helicopter/Airplane Rides
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

Blvd El Cid Unidad 15

+52 99 88 72 89 99

Hotel Description

Hotel Marina El Cid Resort: Experience All-Inclusive Luxury

If you've been seeing white-sands, swaying palm trees and blue water instead of traffic jams, cramped cubicles and mindless sitcoms, you know it's time for a vacation. Choose Hotel Marina El Cid in Riviera Maya, where you'll find those palm trees and blue ocean, as well as warm breezes and a private beach of lovely white sand ready for you to ease your restless mind.

This all-inclusive, oceanfront resort, less than 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport, overlooks Puerto Morelos National Reef Park on the Mayan Riviera, just a hop, skip and a jump from the charming fishing village of Puerto Morelos. Scuba divers and snorkelers can explore the off-shore reef that ranks as the second-largest in the world, while the water lovers find their sanctuary in the heated infinity pool or the 22,000-sq-ft, free-form pool, complete with a swim-up bar, cascading waterfalls, and in-water lounge chairs. A designated children's area hosts a network of waterslides to keep the kids happy, while the adult-only section features a spa tub, sun deck, and a Jacuzzi bar-and-massage area.

But to find the essence of relaxation, go no further than Scaramanga Bar and Lounge, where you can enjoy all-inclusive cocktails while swaying in rope hammocks or lying on plush mattresses on the warm sand. Visit Hacienda Arrecife, poolside, for classic Mexican dishes and 100-plus brands of tequila to keep you palate wet. If you are hankering for something a little different, wander into El Alcazar for gourmet Mediterranean fare, where an extensive wine cellar and delicacies, such as duck breast and beef filet prove irresistible.

Complete your daytime adventure with a dolphin swim before returning to your exquisite Junior Suite, with an ocean, garden or pool view, where you'll find yourself surrounded by contemporary decor and a mild Mediterranean palette of warm colors. Or, if your energy still abounds, just stop by for a change of clothes before taking to the Lobby Bar Cafe & Lounge for a night of live music.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Buffet and a la carte meals
  • All domestic and imported beverages
  • Nightly entertainment and/or theme shows.
  • Daytime pool and beach activities.
  • Kid's club
  • Taxes and gratuities.


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

El Alcazar
Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Mediterranean gourmet and alfresco dining on the terrace. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Hacienda Arrecife
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Open daily; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Casual, poolside restaurant with spectacular ocean views, serving a buffet of fresh Mexican cuisine for breakfast and lunch and a la carte specialties for dinner. More than 100 tequilas available. Reservations are required for dinner.

La Marina
Type:
Seafood
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Fresh seafood and stunning sunset views with yachts from around the world. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Alhambra
Type: International
Hours: Open Daily
Description: Offering international buffet fare in a casual setting. The restaurant presents a wide variety of food and a different theme every day of the week.

Trattoria D'Gulio Cucina Italiana
Type: Italian
Hours: Open Daily
Description: Offers a delicious breakfast buffet in the morning and a la carte style gourmet Italian dining for dinner. Enjoy delicious authentic Italian dishes with an extensive selection of over 50 wines from Italy. Reservations are required for dinner.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Lobby Bar
Cafe and lounge. Daily, 7am-1am.

Macondo Bar
Ocean deck bar. Open daily.

Swim-Up Bar
Premium-brand beverages in the pool. Daily, 9am-5pm.

Congo Bar
Premium-brand beverages at the pool and beach. Daily, 9am-7pm.

Scaramanga
Bar and lounge with hammocks and plush mattresses. Daily, noon-1am.



BEACH

Pristine, private beach, featuring white sand and the warm waters of the Caribbean. Dive at the Puerto Morelos National Reef Park, the second-largest reef in the world.

POOLS

Enjoy the refreshing heated infinity pool or the 22,000-sq-ft, free-form pool features activities, a swim-up bar, cascading waterfalls, diving pool, in-water lounge chairs, sun deck and children's area with slides.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Hobie cats
  • Boogie boards
  • Beach activities

Land

  • Spinning room
  • Treadmills
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Tai chi
  • Tae-bo

Golf
The Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort offers effortless access to the best golf courses in Riviera Maya. The hotel concierge can arrange tee times for you at any one of the dozens of nearby courses, including:

  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club
  • Cancun/Riviera Maya Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok
  • El Camaleon Mayakoba
  • Hilton Cancun/Riviera Maya Golf & Spa Resort
  • Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club
  • Mayan Resorts Golf
  • Riviera Maya Moon Spa & Golf Club
  • Playacar Spa & Golf Club


INTERNET

Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort provides a business center and wireless-Internet access in public areas for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Let the courteous staff at El Cocay Spa relax your mind and rejuvenate your body. The spa features a large variety of services for an additional charge. Daily, 8am-5pm.
  • Temazcal steam bath
  • Whirlpool, cold-plunge pool
  • Steam room and Sauna
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Hydrotherapy zone
  • Zen garden
  • Massage rooms and outdoor massages
  • Yoga and tai-chi instruction
  • Hair-and-nail salon


WEDDING SERVICES

The most important day of your life calls for a perfect setting and perfect planning. Let the resort's wedding planners assist you and ensure every detail is attended to, while you enjoy this unforgettable moment with your family and friends. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

The El Cid Kids Club features a number of supervised activities for children ages 4-12. Daily, 9am-9pm. Activities include:
  • Spanish lessons
  • Cooking classes
  • Kayaking
  • Bike tours
  • Games


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is located 12 miles from Cancun International Airport (CUN), approximate driving time is 20 minutes, on the Riviera Maya, within one mile of Puerto Morelos and the National Reef Park.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
When traveling Feb 15-April 30, 2015, the minimum age to check-in at the hotel without an adult in the same room is 25 years old. A valid passport will be required. If travel is booked and no one fulfills this requirement, you will be denied check-in at this resort.

Awards and Accolades
TripAdvisor has awarded its 2014 Traveller's Choice award to Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in Riviera Maya for being featured as a Top 25 Family Hotel in Mexico for two consecutive years.



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