El Cid La Ceiba Beach
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Our OpinionThe 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.
two problems - 1st I think we had the smallest room in the hotel with only a Murphy bed and a huge dining room table and seating for 6. Absolutely no room to move around or see the TV from the one comfortable chair2nd it is always annoying to be pushed to see the promotion of the resort and sales presentation when we already have ownership in other properties. I guess you can say no but sometimes easier said than done.
We recently stayed in a 2 bedroom unit with a family of 4 through an RCI trade. It worked out great other than I wish there would have been one of the rooms with double beds rather than both being kings. There was no way our 16 year old daughter would let her 10 year old brother sleep in her bed. We utilized the pullout couch which was okay for a 10 year old but there is no way an adult could have slept on it. It was very uncomfortable. There is currently construction at the resort but it didn't affect our stay. The pool was closed down part way through our stay but again, didn't affect us as we used the world's largest pool instead. The location works well for us as we had a rental car which we would recommend if you plan to eat in town alot. We didn't eat at the resort restaurant so I can't comment on it. Overall the staff was great especially Adrian the activity director. I only wish we could trade here again sooner but with their RCI trade rules it will be a few years. Unfortunately there are not many non-AI options in Cozumel for RCI members.
The rooms themselves are very nice. The staff are very friendly and offer to help whenever they can. As far as dining is concerned, the breakfast at the resort is nice, and lunch was ok, but I did not really enjoy dinner there. I would not do the all-inclusive option if you can avoid it and then go out to eat for dinner. There are plenty of nice dining options within easy walking distance from the resort. The dive operations are small, but nice and we were able to get some good dives in. Every morning, except for Sunday there will be cruise ships in, so if you are not in a higher room you will have a view of the ships during the day, but most usually leave by about 7pm, I actually enjoyed watching the ships coming in and leave. The hotel is doing room remodeling right now, and that is never great when you want some quiet time, they were supposed to stop working by about 4pm or so each day but many days went well past 7pm... but I suppose there is never a good time for them to do the work. The Cozumel suites are big, a nice kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom and living room, with 2 small balconies. The one complaint I do have about the room itself is the bed. Every movement by either person was immediately and strongly felt by the other person so sleeping was a bit difficult. They should invest in better beds.
We bought the Zip line and Beach visit from Carnival Cruise line and it was a great value. After zip lining, we were brought to El Cid and were treated to lots of perks. They gave us lots of credits for free towels & snorkel gear, discounts on spa & food. Well worth it! Very nice resort! Not a lot of beach front but the staff and amenities make up for it.
Weeell. I stayed here for a week , and I was a little upset that there was construction going on in the wing I was placed . No where on there website does it mention anything regarding this. The place itself is ok. It is right across the water from a major cruise ship terminal . ( maybe 200 yards). At first the novelty of seeing these behemoth sea vessels is really impressive . About the third day of hearing the nonstop engines, ship announcements, becomes very trying . I will say The waitstaff were really really nice . The management however , are liars and deceivers. I left this resort to do some travelling on the mainland ( a very cool place in Tulum , called Pavo Real, which I highly recommend). Because I had been told that the construction would be all done ; I came back the following week : booking what LOOKED like a great deal on Expedia. Man what a mistake : here goes.....One). Had to wait 3 hours for room to be ready ( check in time was supposed to be 3pm). Two). Room View did not resemble at all the picture on the Expedia web site. Three). THEY PUT ME IN THE SAME WING, and the CONSTRUCTUON NOISE was WORSE Than my previous stay !!!!I asked at the desk for another room . A very nice lady said that there were no other rooms. Bummer. I put on my noise cancelling headphones and tried to tough it out ( not exactly the relaxing mood I had hoped to capture). So....the noise got worse : power saws, drills, and JACKHAMMERS over head till 7:00 pm ! I again went to the desk to complain. The very nice lady said she would check on it. Ok : at 7:15 it stopped. I truly think the workers ran out of light , and cut off for the day. The very nice lady apologized , and said hopefully I could get some rest ; as the work wouldn't start till 10:00 am , the next day. WRONG !!!!! I was awakened by the same outrageous noise at 7:45! and ... it got worse!! The same jackhammers started ALSI IN THE ROOM BESIDE ME ! Above my head, directly next door. Again a trip to the front desk. This time a supervisor took the time to sit with me , and let me complain. Very Nice young man. So they upped my all inclusive wrist band from regular to superior ( never explained what the benefits
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Resort Location Map
El Cid La Ceiba BeachCozumel,Mexico
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Carr. a Chankanaab Km 4. 5, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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