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Los Angeles, California
April 7, 2008
August 15, 2005
We will not return to this resort, however, because the food was truly substandard (my husband got very sick, careful as he was about his selections), and most of the resort staff we found to be unfriendly, indifferent, and occasionally rude. There were, of course, a few very nice staffers, too. But, overall, unless they drastically improve food and service, we would not go back. If food and service are unimportant to you, it is a very beautiful resort.
From journal Anniversary Trip to Cabo San Lucas
March 28, 2005
From journal Dreams in Cabo
by Alaska Magic
November 25, 2004
From journal Our first vacation alone !
Greenville, North Carolina
September 15, 2004
Make sure to buy some coffee - room service doesn't always replace the gift pack. We decided to buy drinking water - we bought it by the gallon at a little store in town (in milk jug type containers) for about $1 instead of paying $4.50 for the pretty clear plastic jugs or $2 for little 16-ounce bottles in the gift shop.
Pool was wonderful - never overcrowded, no too small, Shamu area (shallow) for the kids, swim up bar on one side.
From journal Spoiled Guest in Cabo
Cripple Creek, Colorado
July 6, 2004
While at the resort our luggage was lost and took 8+ hours to retrieve. The airconditioning did not work in the room we had originally and when we were moved to another room (3 days later) there was no kitchen facilities for cooking -- not even a microwave or a charcoal grill.
We were charged for things we did not get which we had to argue to get removed from the bill. Then after getting home we found a charge on our credit card (which they insisted on getting at check-in) for over $900US for nothing we are aware of since at check out we paid off the 2 phone calls we had in cash and received a receipt showing a ZERO balance.
We certainly will never be returning to this resort and would not recommend it to anyone.
From journal Baja Bah-Ha
by Travel Addict
June 23, 2004
There are palapa huts on the beach with hammocks for a great afternoon nap. The surf is so rough that it literally sounds like thunder when it comes to shore-unbelievable relaxing.
There is a spa onsite, and you can have a massage on the pool deck if you like. Very good spa services.
Resort Experience:Clean, beautiful and spacious. Very quiet at night. The timeshare people will get you to go to a presentation, but they seem to pride themselves on not being too pushy, and they really weren't. Staff are extremely friendly.
Ok, the restaurants are pricey. I guess that is to be expected at a nice resort that is basically in the middle of nowhere. Example, breakfast buffet was about $17 per person. It was great food. Mexican Fiesta night all you can eat buffet plus entertainment was $39 per person.
Activites include water volleyball, pool aerobics, stretching on the beach, beach volleyball, tennis, soccer, ping pong and various other games. The activites reps are very enthusiastic and try to get everyone involved. If you don't have a good time, it's your own fault.
The managment of this resort has just changed from Melia Los Cabos to Dreams Los Cabos. The timeshare salesperson said that they are concentrating on "the little details", and I thought it showed.
From journal Cabo San Lucas in June
We stayed in the one bedroom, one bath condo. The bedroom is huge and has a walk-in closet and screen door to balcony. Linens were of high quality, and ours appeared to be brand new. We had one guest who slept on the fold out couch. A large closet in the main living area was adequate for his belongings, and would be ok for two people.
The kitchen was equipped for four people, had a microwave, coffee maker, utensils, pots and pans and a toaster. The resort has ice machines, but the condo had ice cube trays if you want to make your own from bottled water. No oven, but there was a two burner cook top.
Maid service is daily at no extra charge. Our maid would arrange the towels as cute decorations and leave fresh flowers in every room. For 3.00 per day they will also wash your dishes. (Our maid did ours without asking, actually.)
For RCI members, there is a free shuttle that runs every 90 minutes until 9 pm. You have to reserve a spot on the shuttle, as it only seats 10 people. This is a good option, however, because a cab to town is $25.00 each way. I would highly recommend renting a car if you can swing it. We got a good deal after we attended a timeshare presentation at this resort. $60.00 per day including insurance and taxes.
April 13, 2004
The nice aspect was hearing the ocean waves at night through the porch’s screen door. The resort is right on the beach, so after the pool courtyard is quiet, you can hear the waves perfectly, even though we were back in a turn in the building, about 200 from the ocean front.
The hallways could use some kind of buffer to reduce the walking noise, but I didn't notice it in the room, just when I was in the hall walking. The pool was nice; the jacuzzi was more of a sitting warm pool for about 15. The kids liked it too much, and by the end of the week, the water was quite clouded.
The restaurant is right on the oceanfront as well. We found the Fiesta Night buffet worth it. And there was an entertaining show going on as well that was part of the Fiesta. Breakfast buffet, but expensive, about $16 US. So eat up and don't plan on having lunch. We also found the hammocks by the beach and sat in them one evening listening to the waves, looking at the stars (and listening to a somewhat loud kid swimmer’s echoes). Plus, there is a free hourly taxi service to town on the hour or so till 9pm (remember to tip a buck or two for each person). After all, it’s the same price if you do that as the bus and you're guaranteed a seat.
I wouldn't buy here, but I liked staying here enough. We moved to the Rose for our second week and the view and ocean noise is much, much better here at the Casa Dorada.
From journal Cabo San Lucas Area at Christmas
Los Gatos, California
February 26, 2004
From journal Land's End is Just the Beginning