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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $579 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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"Wow! What a great trip! First off staff that went above and beyond and made a lasting impression on our family - Joaquin (waiter at the buffet) amazing person! He was beyond nice, attentive and caring!..." – Lindsayp
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"Wow! What a great trip! First off staff that went above and beyond and made a lasting impression on our family - Joaquin (waiter at the buffet) amazing person! He was beyond nice, attentive and caring!..." – Lindsayp
528 out of 620 (85%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
pool Swordfish dinner sunrise at the infinity pool singing birds View From Our Room Relaxing Bar & Lounge Foam party 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 El Cid beach 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 My girls 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 Beach front view. 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 large pool at El Cid 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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November 16, 2017
Small stay in heaven

First stay in this little piece of paradise during off season Nov11-16. Had ease with transportation and check in. Room nice and toiletries plentiful. Room service quick and efficient as well as housekeeping. Area larger than what we expected and beach areas for non platinum members were limited. Food options were the best we have ever had in the past 5 years at various resorts. Options available for any palate. Bar average but eager to please which is nice when you are on the beach lounging. Vendors did come by but were not pushy and they were willing to negotiate prices after some bargaining. The spa service was overpriced in comparison to other resorts we have stayed at. We have used spa services multiple times each year during our annuals girls Getaway. We were able to book a mediocre mud spa experience with a 1 hour hydrotherapy which was also mediocre for $172. This was the special. And when you pay make sure you pay one person at a time and get a receipt otherwise you may be short $80 and heaven forbid anyone take their eyes and look for money that was wind blown in the area. There was nightly entertainment but we chose not to partake in that. It always had a large crowd. Overall would come back but choose not to utilize spa.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Arkansas
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

November 12, 2017
Great vacation

We had a great stay. We upgraded to a one bedroom suite for our family of five and it was worth it, especially for the two bathrooms. Check in was quick and easy, although we did arrive in the evening so it wasn't busy. We were never approached by time share people our whole stay. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. The restaurants were really good, especially the main buffet and the new ala carte restaurant. We ate at the seafood and Italian restaurants in the evening which were both good but overall we really preferred the main buffet, which was good for my picky eater. The beach was Narrow and there were rocks just as you went into the water. If you have water shows the water is great but seems like most people stayed around the pool. They do have kayaks and boogie bords available. If you go about 100 meters past the marina to the south there is a beautiful beach you can go to. There is also parasailing here if interested at $60 per person. Puerto morales is not easy walking distance at least in the night. It is pretty dark and no sidewalks. They did have vendors on Saturday night at the hotel. During the week we got into the restaurants very quickly. Around Thursday it started to get much busier and we usually if to wait 5-10 minutes. They also careened to close some of the restaurants periodically. The night entertainment was ok but kids got a little bird in the evenings. The pool was nice and big and we were able to get chairs pretty easily but we were down there fairly early. A little later morning and the prime spots were gone normally. rhis was our first all inclusive so I can't really compare it to others, but we enjoyed it and it was great for our family with kids from 8-17.

Great vacation
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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Salt Lake City, itah
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 8, 2017
Very satisfied

There could have been more choices with the food and restaurants. I wish the ocean and beach were groomed better. I would have enjoyed the ocean more if it was cleaner. But we were able to enjoy the infinity pool overlooking the ocean which was lovely, especially with the servers who come around with the drinks. Beautiful resort. Very peaceful. Overwhelming perfume scent in lobby should be toned way down. Lovely staff, so fast to help/accommodate. We asked when we got there for an upgrade and were offered a very affordable price to upgrade to an ocean and pool view room. Very happy customer.


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From: Connecticut
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 5, 2017

El Cid was an excellent hotel. The staff were the best.....friendly and totally accommodating. The pools were beautiful. I like to be in the shade, my husband wants the sun. The area around the pool was good for whichever you wanted...full sun, or shade. The beach was very small. The only negative was the location. We felt very isolated. It seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. We have stayed in Cancun many times and have always been able to walk to shopping or other hotels. That was not an option at the El Cid. If there was a shuttle or other means of transportation, we were not told about it. But if you like just being lazy and staying put, this is the place for you.


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From: MA
Age: Over 65
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.

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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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