La Ensenada Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
Just attended a wedding at this setting. The wedding was beautiful however found the food variety limited. My biggest complaint is that they offer no staff assistance after 11 pm. Two drunk guest went around banging on doors at midnight. Unfortunately for me they visited my door twice. I called all the numbers they had in the room but to NO avail. I was creeped out. I called my son to come see if anyone was around the corner. This morning the desk clerk told me that they don't staff the desk after 11 pm. Too scary. For a 'resort' setting this should have never happened. Would not go there again but sure enjoyed the wedding.
I stayed at La Ensenada while on a business trip. Since the company I work for had chosen the hotel for it's multi-purpose facilities, I had no idea what to expect.The hotel overall needs a little overhaul in terms of upkeep (paint and decor most of all), but the rooms are fairly equipped with most necessities you would expect to find in a mid-range hotel.This hotel is listed as an "all-inclusive", but it's not like the all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean. You won't find specialty restaurants, late night snack bars or unlimited drinks. You have three basic buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and local drinks are served until 10:00 pm. After that you have to pay for them. Also, if you want premium drinks, you have to pay for them as well. The food is very local, but let me tell you, it's very good food.The staff is really attentive. My roommate left two wrinkled dress shirts in hangers and the staff ironed them without him even asking for them to do it. That was a nice touch. Another detail worth mentioning is that my roommate has the custom of eating with tortillas, which the buffet had none of. He asked the staff if they could get him some and not only did they manage to find some for him, but they made sure that during our stay, there were tortillas available in all buffets for all of us.The swimming pool is large and has a poolside bar, however, you'll feel the water temperature as if it were a thermal spring. Tela is one of the hottest places I have ever visited. Tempreatures reach 41 degrees celsius with a real feel of 49 degrees celsius.For what is offered, the price I have to say it's a little hefty. But it was a nice stay thank in large part to the awesome staff.
This is a resort I am familiar with, unfortunately on this occasion the food service was not as expected, since is low season the food options were very poor and not as expected. The beach are was not clean at all and we were unable to swim. We did encounter some difficulties due to the vast population of birds in the pool area, if you left a snack on your table a bird would come flying and have a bite of it, this was very annoying.
This is supposed to be an all-inclusive property. But please do not take that literally. This is not an all-inclusive in the same way as one in Mexico or the Caribbean. This hotel is $155 per night per person, and it includes 3 very basic buffet meals and a limited number of house cocktails, wine and local beers. Drinks are only included up to a certain hour of the night, I believe 10:00PM, after that you have to pay for drinks. They also serve a small snack around 4:00PM. So, don't come expecting specialty restaurants, or premium drinks, you get buffet and some local drinks, and that is it... They need to send their managers to visit a resort in Cancun or Playa del Carmen, or even Jamaica... to see what a "real" all-inclusive resort is all about. The Good Things:- Easy to get to this hotel from either San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba airports- Easy check in, and nice receptionists- Wonderful staff at the bars and restaurants. They really go out of their way to make you feel at home- Grounds and beach are kept relatively clean (considering this is Honduras and trash is everywhere. Most people have no sense of cleanliness in this country. They eat or drink something and just throw the container on the ground. As a result, the beaches are full of trash... it reminds me of India, trash everywhere)The No Sooooo Good Things:- The property needs lot of maintenance... buildings need a fresh coat of paint (inside and out)- porch ceilings have many spots and missing ceiling tiles.- In the rooms, the linens and curtains are old- The gym is a joke- furniture and decor are dated - The pools are given a basic cleaning every day, but there is mildew in many spots, these are simple things that a good brushing would take care of. This property is dated and overpriced for the value and location, but there is little to pick from in this area... so this is one of the best choices you have... considering this is Honduras.
We did stay overnight just went out for a day trip. We had 7 adults and 8 kids in our party several of which were 6 and under. Everyone really enjoyed the day. First I thought it was a little costly compared to other places honduras but it ended up being worth the money. The kids loved it and all the food and drinks were included in the admission cost so we didn't have to worry about a tab. We are hoping to go back and spend a night or two and enjoy the other activities they have to offer.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, house wine)
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Non-motorized water sports
- Dance Lessons
- 144 Rooms in 9 Buildings
- 2 Pools
- 2 Restaurants
- 2 Bars
- Internet access
- Convention Centre
- Fitness Center
- 1 King Bed
- Air Conditioned
- Hair Dryer
- Safety Deposit Box
- Mini Bar
- Iron & Ironing board
- Coffee Maker
- Cable TV
- Maximum Occupancy 2
- 2 Queen beds
- Maximum Occupancy 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Double Beds
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Separate dining area
- Separate living area
- Washer and Dryer
- Maximum Occupancy 4
Resort Location Map
La Ensenada Beach ResortHonduras,Honduras
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Barrio Terencio Sierra, Bahia de Tela Carretera Principal de Tela a Ceiba, Gasolinera Uno a la Izquierda Seguir Instrucciones, Tela AT2200 Honduras
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