We had room 504 in the 12-story tower. Each floor in the tower has eight rooms (501-508, for example). We did not get to see any other rooms in the resort, so we do not know if our experience was typical, but the room was the most disappointing thing about our stay.
The room was in the middle of the floor, directly opposite the elevators. The room had a balcony with chairs, kitchenette/dining area with table and chairs and cabinets for clothes, separating wall with big picture window in it between kitchenette and bedroom area, queen-size bed, and a small bathroom. The original construction of the room was somewhat shabbily done (very noticeable flaws in workmanship in floor tile placement, door frames, etc.). The paint on the cabinets, walls, etc. was old and needed to be redone. Overall, the entire room needed remodeling. I opened one of the vents into the air conditioner and noticed a lot of dust and mold. The room itself was clean and livable. During our first night there, we had a hard time staying asleep because of the noise. The marble floors carry the sound from floor to floor, so any little drop on the floor or chair scrape is greatly magnified to the floor below. Also, the doors to the rooms all have springs on them to close them, and when the other rooms on our floor would slam closed, it would wake us up every time. The balcony and the view were wonderful, with a great view of the ocean – this was the best part about the room. The rooms were cleaned daily by the maids, who would occasionally leave nice flowers and sculptures of the towels on our bed (swans or hearts).
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April 26, 2005
From journal Cozumel Mexico 2005
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
March 18, 2005
From journal A Week in Cozumel at the Melia Cozumel
January 30, 2005
From journal Fantasy Island!
September 6, 2004
It's on the north side of the island, the last on the strip. Just 10-minute drive from downtown were all the shops and the pier.
There's also Atlantida, an interactive aquarium where you can swim with dolphins, rays, and a lot of tropical kinds of fishes. At Punta Langosta, you can see all the cruises because that's where they land.Best Things About the Resort:The resort is just great, The amenities are pretty well kept and they have everything onsite - you don't need to get out for anything. It has snorkeling, kayaks, boats, wave runners, volleyball, scuba - you name it! It may not be that fancy, but it is very family friendly, clean, and well kept.
The staff is just great - they always have a smiling face and are very polite and friendly.
The resort's beach is really nice and clean - you can do snorkeling there. If decide to take a walk on the beach while you’re there, you may notice that most of the beach areas are rocky and dirty, but not on the Melia. Many say it has the best beach on the island – it’s not rocky at all and they maintain it very well by cleaning every single morning, which most of the resorts don't do.
Resort Experience:The resort is very private and they have a couple of restaurants - one buffet, La Isla, has all types of cuisine and they serve breakfast lunch and dinner. Also, there's Cafe Paraiso, which is á la carte. We didn’t try that one because it's adults only and I have a toddler.
The resort is really clean; it looks to me like they were recently remodeled because the restaurants and bars are really well kept and the pool and beach were clean. The only thing that I really didn't like was furniture in the units -- they're really old!!! That’s the only thing I would change on the resort, just new furniture and that's it. Everything works properly but isn’t really that good looking...it is just disappointing that such a nice resort with great amenities has such old furniture. It doesn't bother you much because you don't spend that much time in your unit, but it really disappoints.
From journal SUN+FUN=COZUMEL!
March 24, 2004
From journal Cozumel in December
February 9, 2004
From journal Our Week at Melia Cozumel
Red Deer, Alberta
April 25, 2003
From journal Paradisus in Cozumel
May 23, 2002
From journal Cozumel All-Inclusive Week