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Rosewood Mayakoba

Rosewood Mayakoba, Mayakoba

At a Glance

    Pros

  • free kids' club
  • complimentary bottle of tequila in rooms
  • extraordinary spa
  • check-in takes place on the boat

    Cons

  • narrow beach
  • limited food options
  • 7-night minimum stay during holidays

Fodorite Reviews

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Rosewood Mayakoba Review

From the moment you set foot on the palapa-roofed boat that brings you to your room's private dock, the Rosewood transports you to an exotic world. Meandering trails lead through the 1,600-acre grounds, laced with a labyrinthine network of lily-strewn lagoons. In keeping with the contemporary Mexican motif, villas are crafted from indigenous materials such as wood and limestone, and many are built on stilts over the water. Every romantic room has a garden shower, plunge pool, boat dock, and rooftop sundeck. All nine categories of rooms include personal butler service. Its romantic atmosphere notwithstanding, the resort is welcoming to families; children under 12 stay free.

2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

Pampered in Paradise
Pushing the boundaries of luxury, this exquisite resort spills across 1,600 acres of beach and jungle, all connected by a network of crystal clear lagoons and canals that wind from the limestone lobby to the pristine beaches. Tucked under a canopy of mangroves, rooms are spacious (some as large as 3,200 square feet) and include outdoor showers, plunge pools, garden baths, roof-top sundecks, and private docks where guests can hail a boat and navigate the property. Everyone is assigned a private butler, on-call around the clock for anything from packing your bags to shining your flip-flops. The 17,000-square-foot spa is on its own island and offers treatments that incorporate Mayan traditions.

    Hotel Details

  • 128 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 03-04-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Overpriced

    We experienced poor service and found the resort vastly overpriced. Went here for our honeymoon and we were sorely disappointed with the level of service. From a botched welcome and check in, to $11 diet cokes, to poorly maintained bicycles, this resort has clearly either seen better days or found a way to hack Conde Nast's people's choice ratings (kidding). There were even issues with the room (lack of functioning lighting) that were never taken care of after repeated requests. Aside from an excellent breakfast, the food was average. The beach was small/shallow. The Spa is certainly a high point and the treatments were excellent, but hardly worth flying to Mexico for. In our estimation, this is a $500/night resort at best - NOT a $1000+/night resort. Worst part? When we brought these issues to Rosewood's attention, they didn't even reply.

    by aandagreen, 4/22/13
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    Rosewood Mayakoba Review

    My husband and I stayed here in 2008 and loved it but we stayed at another resort a bit farther down the road in 2009 and loved it even more. As nature and outdoor buffs, we opted for the lesser-known resort of Hacienda Tres Rios. It is a nature park + Spa, all-inclusive hideaway in the Yucatan Jungle. Beautiful and the service could NOT be beat.

    by kaia_kullar, 8/23/10

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