A January 2005 trip
to Acapulco by LAINE35
Quote: I had a wonderful week at the Mayan Palace. The grounds and the service were fabulous. The rooms were just okay--very dated.
I had a couple of problems with my room, and they were very responsive. Of course, at times it was frustrating trying to communicate with employess that spoke only Spanish or broken English.
The water park was great, but it's about $12 per adult, per day and $9 for kids. Because of that, we only went one day. The spa and the gym are also expensive. We played tennis for an hour, and it cost $27. Golf was $135. Food was also expensive. We took a trip to Wal-Mart when we first got there to stock up, and it was well worth it.
They have an Internet cafe with four computers, so you can hook up to email. That was great. It was $1.50 for 15 minutes. That was the best deal going.
We were very disappointed in the accommodations, however. The resort itself is gorgeous, but the rooms were dated. The picture on the website was nothing like the actual room. If you can stay in the Grand Mayan, do it. Those rooms are fabulous.
We had a large living room with two sofas. One had a twin-size trundle. There was a dining table with four chairs and a small kitchen. The bathroom was small, but very nice, with a marble tub/shower. The bedroom was separate, with a king bed. Unfortunately, the bedroom was on the street side, so we couldn't open up the windows and hear the ocean. In fact, the traffic noise was bothersome. It wasn't so bad for us because we are early risers, but if you like to sleep in, it would be a problem. We were in the back building. Our view was still nice. I think all the views are pretty much the same.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 25, 2005
Mayan Palace Acapulco
Avenida Costera De Las Palmas
52 744 4696000
Restaurant | "Mayan Palace"
Mayan Palace Acapulco Resort Restaurant
Av. de las Palmas No. 1121
Acapulco, Mexico 39900
(52) 744 469 6000
GREENWOOD, South Carolina