Fancy extras like Jacuzzi® rooms and beach waiters mean that luxury is the tag word at the adults-only Sensimar Seaside Suites & Spa.
It’s easy to see why Forbes – the US mag famous for its lists – voted this adults-only hideaway one of the world’s most romantic hotels. It’s wrapped in palm-filled gardens, so it feels really intimate, and it’s right on a quiet stretch of the Riviera Maya.
Luxe touches take the form of canopied daybeds and beach waiters, and junior suites with Jacuzzis® come as standard. To top it all off, the dining set-up is Gourmet Inclusive, so you’ve got the run of eight high-calibre restaurants and as many bars.
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Honeymoon and Anniversary Offer
Complimentary honeymoon and anniversary package available when booking a Beachfront Jacuzzi® junior suite or a room in a higher category for 10 nights or more. This offer is valid for bookings arriving until 31st October 2016.
The package varies from time to time, but usually includes sparkling wine and flowers in room, discounted spa services and 2-for-1 on couples beachfront sky massage. Offer valid within 60 days of the wedding or 30 days of your wedding anniversary - proof of marriage required on arrival.
Please note all arrivals from 1st November 2016, will need to book a Premium swim-up junior suite or swim-up suites to receive the honeymoon and anniversary offer.
Just to let you know this offer doesn't apply to group bookings or if you're travelling with a wedding party.
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Unlimited à la carte dining including gourmet cuisine. All daytime snacks. 24-hour room service.
Unlimited local and selected international soft drinks and alcoholic drinks including beer, imported house wines, spirits and cocktails. Minibar in room restocked daily with beer, water and soft drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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This luxurious retreat has 16 relaxation zones and treatment suites. The Water Journey area offers different stations to invigorate the body, soothe muscles, and promote wellbeing. It includes a sensations pool with massage jets, a pressure shower, sauna and steam rooms, a whirlpool, hot and cool-water plunge pools, a mud cabin, ice room and relaxation lounge.
With a terrace lined with Balinese beds.
La Carreta restaurant
Head to this traditional-style à la carte for authentic Mexican dishes at dinnertimes. The menu stars tortilla soup, seafood ceviche, tacos and enchiladas, plus the special Mexican Oaxaca cheese fondue for two with chorizo, beef, chicken, and prawns. A tequila bar, La Cantina, is housed in the same building, specialising in flavoured tequilas that are made in-house. There are more than a dozen varieties, including coconut, chilli and coffee.
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Premium Junior Suite with Pool View, Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
These premium junior suites come with garden views from either a furnished balcony or terrace. There's a Jacuzzi® for 2 and a king-size bed. The room also features a TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi. There's a minibar with water, beers and soft drinks, too, which is refilled once a day. You also get extras like an iPod docking station, an aromatherapy menu, bathrobes and Premium benefits including access to a private area with concierge service, an exclusive pool area and poolside waiter service.
Swim-up Junior Suite with Jacuzzi
Swim-up junior suites are modern and fully air-conditioned. There's a terrace outside with direct access to the pool with a swim-up bar - you'll also have a Jacuzzi® for 2. There's a king-size bed, safety deposit box, TV, DVD player and facilities for making tea and coffee - there's a ceiling fan too. The minibar has water, beers and soft drinks - you'll find this re-filled once a day. There's also free Wi-Fi in your room.
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When can we go back?
First things first, 1 week won't be enough here, 2 weeks was barely enough time to cover the resort never mind the area. Secondly, if you do not ask, you do not get. We had some minor issues (twin room supplied, rather than the booked double room) - all sorted out with the minimum of fuss. DO NOT LEAVE IT, STEW ON IT THROUGH THE HOLIDAY, THEN MOAN ABOUT IT WHEN YOU GET BACK! The hotel will do everything in its power to fix it! Ok so on to the holiday. The resort was very nice, clean tidy, well run. Everyone was amazingly pleasant. Every member of staff from groundsmen, to porters, to the cleaners – everyone would say hello to you all day long! I appreciate it’s probably a requirement of the job, but it's nice nonetheless There was a bit of faffing at the airport but nothing too bad. *TIP* Once you’re through security and baggage control – ignore absolutely everyone else in the airport except Tui staff. There’s all sorts of people trying to sell you things and taxi drivers. The transfer is about an hour, traffic dependant. We ended up passing through Carmen at peak time so got stuck in traffic. The checking in is painless. Forms to fill in, drop your bags off at the front, when you’re done they take you up to your room in a buggy and drop bags off in the room for you. *TIP* Change around £50 per week in to either $1 US bills or 20$ Mexican for tips – it’s appreciated by the staff, and you do get slightly better service. *TIP* Reception has small bills if you forget, you can get change there. We stayed in the premium junior suite which is close to the reception. My review will be based on that. It has its own pool, concierge and restaurant. Our pool area has uprated wooden loungers, soft padded cushions and towelled covers. The pool is cool – but you’ll need it! The pool bar area sells an extensive range of premium drink, and also serves hot snacks and sandwiches at lunch. *TIP* Get down there early, there’s only around 30 or so loungers, shared by 100+ people in the premium block. *TIP* Ask for the premium drinks when ordering, you’ll get local versions otherwise. There are 10 restaurants on the site, with 1 premium only restaurant, and 2 special restaurants which need pre-booking. *TIP* If you’re only there for a week, book the Gourmet pub and Asian restaurant (Klay Talay) as soon as you get there to avoid disappointment. Klay Talay is dark at one side so you might want to ask to go to the other side if you have poor sight. I’m not going to review each one, but both the Italian restaurants were very very good. The Mexican restaurant was also good. *TIP* Peak time is 7-7.30pm – if you can get there earlier, the service is better, not that it’s bad at the busiest times. Most of the restaurants serve buffet breakfast but we found that the Seaside Market was by far the best. *TIP* There are 2 (3 if you include the nude resort next door!) sites – you have access to the facilities of all of them! *TIP* There’s a Starbucks on the other side of the resort on site – get the caddie there. The tours are expensive – very expensive. We stayed with Tui for them, I’m unsure if going elsewhere is better or worse? We decided on the Coba Mayan Traditions (pretty good 6/10), Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve Day Trip from Playa del Carmen (Unbelievable!! 10/10), Playa del Carmen shopping (Useful and good value 8/10), Coco Bongos Gold VIP (Woaaaa 11/10!) *TIP* Coco Bongos is not for the “young uns” – all ages will LOVE IT! Some of the comment here are picky and confusing – as if they’re looking for problems. But us Brits love to moan don't we - don't be put off. Overall it was an amazing 2 weeks for us. We’d come back tomorrow. Highly recommended. PS. Hi Nathan! o/More
BEST HOLIDAY EVER
This was my first time in Mexico and I feel I made the right choice of hotel I will definitely recommend this hotel to all my friends.I am so glad that I chose adults only it made such a difference very relaxing and peaceful More
Relaxing and romantic
The food was incredible. The staff were so friendly and knowledgable. The service was impeccable throughout our entire stay. The music was perfect! A blend of old and new perfectly mixed! Lastly, there was just something about that place. It was so calming, relaxing and simply romantic. The only thing you may want to be mindful of, sensimar is the newer property, just a 6-7 min walk away, if you want new rooms go there. If you want to have a feel of authentic Mexican Decour then stay at the Seaside suites. We honestly wanted to switch to the new suutes because we were unaware of that where we stayed it was a little bit older. That said, if we had to do it over again we probably still stay at Seaside suites, it was beach front and so tranquil. Absolutely loved it.More
Amazing food! Great service! Hotel suites - underwhelming
We were really surprised when we got to the hotel as the reviews on sites, like TripAdvisor, had raved about this resort. The reviews about the food were bang on - it was exceptional, no question! The styling of the restaurants and the bar at the Seaside were trendy and a slightly upscale. The beautiful suites we had seen on so many of the reviews and the website were not reflective of the ones that were available to people who were not 'members'. Sadly, we had no way of knowing that these were not upgrades that were available to us, without purchasing the membership package, until we got there. We did upgrade and our suite looked nothing like i anticipated from the photos - underwhelming. This dampened the experience a bit. The beach was also a disappointment - small, enclosed and super rocky. The good news is if you walk about 15 minutes along the beach, it gets much better and you can hang out there....if beach going is important to you. The bartenders were great- they were quick with your drink or another tequila shot. We did do the membership tour (1-1.5 hours) because we wanted to see what membership would get you (and for the other incentives). The fellow who toured us was nice and the rooms were reflective of the ones seen on the website and alongside the great reviews. For people who are super into all inclusive, maybe this membership set up could be for you. But, unfortunately, it just wasn't for us. But, I have to say, the food WAS awesome.More
Best Vacation Ever
My wife and I were looking for a place where we could enjoy the beach and a pool. We also wanted a place away from crowds and noise. The last time we came to Cancun, we were not happy with where we stayed for many reasons and had no intentions of going back. It took us 15 years to decide to try Cancun again. At El Dorado Sensimar, we were made a believer in true excellence. Every staff member were excellent at what they do and made all our dreams come true. We were treated like royalty from the front desk to the waiter Jose, who brought us our room service. A pool outside our back door and the beach only 10 minute walk away. Our suite had a King size bed, a jecusizi tub, and a shower big enough for 2. The food was fixed to our taste. We can't wait to go back.More
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