Dos Playas Beach House By Faranda
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A hotel for those on a budget. This is a hotel located amongst many of the larger resorts along Cancun. Despite its budget label, the resort does well with its personable staff and well-kept rooms. The Dos Playas Cancun doesn't offer much but the price is cheap. It's hard to recommend a 2 star hotel, but if you are on a budget it might not be a bad choice.
Offering relaxation along with excellent no-frills value, Dos Playas Cancun is sure to please the budget-minded traveller. This unpretentious beachfront resort is only 10 min to downtown Cancun and 30 minutes from the airport.
- Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
- All Inclusive
- Private beach
- Two swimming pools
By far the best part about this hotel is a beautiful beach right at the back of the hotel. After spending time travelling around the area and seeing other beaches this hotel has the best one and at a small price of stay.Staff is friendly and helpful however the coffee machines broke down or weren’t topped up a few times so we had to buy coffee from a shop nearby for a few days. Overall I would recommend this place!
We had an amazing time at this resort, the staff were awesome fun and friendly the atmosphere was great the room was clean and perfect for us the resort was very well groomed and clean the only place we seen that could be improved is in the food department it would be really nice if they had some guacamole and chips and real orange juice and real coffee not the powdered machine stuff we bought some BBQ sauce to offset the blandness of the food but all in all we really enjoyed ourselves there
I apologize for the length; I believe it is necessary to provide a fair opinion of the property. After a visit to Dos Playas for New Years, I find it very difficult to rate this property at anything over 2*. With visits to other properties of the same class, this resort does not present any value, even at the low rates they charge to stay. Perhaps my view of the hotel was jaded by the fact that they were unable to provide me with a room key upon arrival. We were able to check in and get into a room (with the help of bell hop and security...), however, leaving the room was almost a chore, what with having to go to the front desk and request them to send security to our room where we could meet them in order to regain access to what I had paid for was very inconvenient. Sounds like a one-in-a-million chance happening right? We were not the only guests who had to beg permission to return to their room that week. If it wasn't for that, perhaps it was for the fact that one day upon returning from the beach I found 2 "workers" in my room "fixing" the AC unit. I did not make a request for service as the unit worked fine... at least until this event. The unit never worked again for the remainder of the trip. I find it disconcerting that they would allow their staff to enter guestrooms without the permission or request of the guest. Enough about the room, how about the service. It took until the 3rd day for a server to offer us a drink at dinner; I had to serve myself coffee for the first 3 breakfasts as well. Coffee worked well to wash down the extremely loud and somewhat vulgar music playing in the restaurant and the raw hot dog weiners they served as the only meat other than a knockoff version of SPAM, available for breakfast. (Dinner was not all that much better with little selection and only minor changes throughout the week). Perhaps the only good bartender / server was at the bar farthest from the main pool; he was more than willing to provide great service once he realized I tipped often and well. Rather than complain about uninspired service, as that is what one is to expect from a budget resort, perhaps a look into the property itself is in order. First things first, if you have mobility issues you will struggle to find safe passage about the resort. Multiple trip hazards, uneven walkways, little to no wheelchair access, nails sticking out of walls and random open and bare electrical wires abound. On the whole, the resort is in a fairly convenient location, especially if you wish to hop on a fairy to travel the area and is quite close to the "hot spots" of the hotel zone. Walking along the beach is ok, but if you like to go long distances there are a few treacherous crossings to make. The beaches at the hotel are nice enough and kept somewhat clean (although they do not compare to what the RIU resorts have to offer a few short steps away... but the cost... but I digress...). The food is edible; with any luck, your experience will be similar to mine in coming home having lost weight rather than gaining. Would we stay here again? In a word, no. In short, there are far nicer resorts in the PDC area at a similar price point that offer a superior experience to what is made available at Dos Playas. Would I recommend it? No. As travelers who have stayed in worse (and FAR better) value does not present itself here, contrary to what many reviews stated - reviews which, unfortunately, helped us choose this property.
The events staff is great because they have always something going on. There were 4 events staff members Jaquilne, Angel , Esteban, Miguel. The waiters at the restaurant they were the far the best especially Fidel Santos, Mary, Jorge. It's a cozy hotel not to big and not to small. We were there 6 years ago and they really improved the place.
Stayed at the Dos Playas for 7 nights 1/27 thru 2/3 and found the hotel to be about what you can expect for what they charge. The food in the main restaurant is just okay so don't expect much. The better food came from the restaurant located next to the Riu hotel and actually had great quesadillas.The drinks were made with pretty cheap alcohol so we refrained after trying a few and bought our own from the OXXO convenience store close by.The rooms were clean and a little outdated and the grounds were well kept. They could also use some new beach chairs....very old. Overall not bad if you are on a budget.
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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
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Unlimited Domestic drinks from 10am-11pm
- Use of kayaks
- Introductory scuba lesson
- Daytime tennis
- Water aerobics
- Daily activities
- 140 rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- 2 Bars
- 2 Pools
- Tennis court
- Scuba diving on site (fee)
- Shopping plaza
- Golf nearby
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Cable TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Bathroom w/shower
- Terrace or private patio
- Garden or partial lagoon view
- Max occupancy 4 persons
- Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- A la carte for dinner
- Reservations required, dress code is dressy casual
- Pool Bar
- La Piazzetta Poolside bar
Kids Deals - Kids under 6 stay & eat free when sharing a room with an adult; pay a special rate for airfare & transfers. Max 2 kids. Special children's rates available for 6-11 years.
Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE offer is available at select times. Savings will be reflected in online prices automatically.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Dos Playas Beach House By FarandaCancun,Mexico
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Blvd kukulcan km 6.5 Hotel Zone, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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