El Cid La Ceiba Beach

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The El Cid La Ceiba Beach is a great spot located within some of the best views in Cozumel. The resort is notable for their amazing and accommodating service. The rooms are fairly well kept. There are plenty of buffet items as well as a la carte restaurants to choose from. The area does have a tendency to get a little loud, due to the fact that the resort is located near a cruise and ferry dock.
Located on the southern shores of Cozumel Island, this hotel offers snorkeling and shore diving.
Location: 10 minutes from airport, 5 minutes from downtown Cozumel.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Janis L : Osoyoos

Nice hotel for couples. Nice to watch cruise ships in an out, although coupled with hotel music, can be a bit noisy. Good location - can walk to town and quiet at night. Room was comfortable, could use a few updates. Overall good stay.

  • 839renat :
Room mix up made right

We got there and we were told there was a mix up and we needed to stay elsewhere nearby for two days. In exchange we were compensated with "all inclusive" for the whole stay (both places). We said that's fine and when we checked in at El CID we got ocean view rooms. We would stay here again! Excellent food. Right size resort for us. Fabulous staff.

  • Denverbeach : Denver, Colorado
Very nice, great for diving & snorkeling!

My wife and I stayed here in Jan 2018. We liked it, but the food could be better.Pros:Special thanks to a great Bartender/Waiter Miguel for outstanding service and attitudeand to Gabriela at the front desk for going above and beyond to help and make our stay enjoyable.Has a business center to print boarding passes and 2 ATMS in front of the hotel that offer Pesos or US Dollars.Also has separately operated general store that sells beer, wine, sunblock and other needed supplies.WiFi was extra and so was coffee after the first day. The included Continental Breakfast was better than the average US hotel, but only included cold fruit and bread items and coffee.Very good snorkeling right in front of the hotel, close to shops and local food and has a on-site dive shop and pier for dive/snorkeling trips.Cons:Breakfast was good, but other meals were fair to good only. You can opt. to pay an additional $5.00 for thefull breakfast buffet in lieu of the Continental Breakfast, which I recommend.Probably the worst Bloody Mary I have ever had, may have been an order mix up, but damn,(had to lick a palm tree to get the nasty taste out of my mouth and did not order another.)They do not serve Corona, (like most of the island) and the food menu was limited.Located next to Senior Frogs and the Pier for the cruise ships. Senior Frogs was not loud after hours but the cruise ships patrons have only a short walk to enter the hotel for the day. Observed 3 to 4 cruise ships dock daily except Sundays.We did not opt for the all inclusive option and I am glad we didn't as the food was not worth the extra money as there are better options within walking distance or a short cab ride away.

  • Rachel F :
Great service

Had a great time at El Cid, the service was amazing, everyone was very friendly, and we were always greeted with a smile. Amazing snorkeling and diving right off the dock from the resort as well. The rooms and facilities were clean and the staff was very helpful. Crowded during the day because of the cruise ships and day passes, but overall an amazing place to stay.

  • mark j : Sandy
Terrible Property----Opposite of Peaceful

First of all, the staff were wonderful! They were very kind and sweet. However, we had one bathtub, that spouted water and one with yellow water. There was mold on the shower curtain, the window curtain didn't close all the way. While the air conditioner was cold, it spit out water and at times ice. The beach was loud, you couldn't escape the music because they played it from both sides. On the smaller beach, they had a loud fountain and a Senor Frog's restaurant right next door. Free wi-fi in the lobby means two computers in a tiny room. You have to pay if you want to connect your own device. The couch bed was hard foam with a crease in the middle, but they will provide a roll away if you ask. The rooms are old, with newer furnishings for the most part, but the bathrooms are tiny. The studio room was not larger than an average hotel room. The sheets are stained. I asked for a new set, but they were also stained, so figured that a third set would be the same way. The snorkeling was good right in front of the hotel, but the beach gets flooded with cruise ship passengers and crew by early afternoon. There was a drunken fight and a couple people getting intimate right on the beach. Smoking is allowed on the beach everywhere, so there is no escaping it. It is not a family-friendly place.

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  • 3 Meals daily plus snacks
  • All Drinks (domestic beer & cocktails 10 am -11 pm)
  • Daily Activities
  • Non motorized water sports
  • 60 Rooms in 2 buildings
  • 2 Buffet restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 2 Pools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hair Salon (fee)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Massage (fee)
  • Scuba diving(fee)

  • Hotel rooms include:
    • 1 King or 1 Queen bed
    • Air-conditioning
    • Mini-bar
    • Kitchenette
    • Satellite TV
    • Refrigerator
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Max occ 4 persons
    For the Kids - Children's area of pool.

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    El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel
    Carr. a Chankanaab Km 4. 5, Cozumel 77600 Mexico

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