Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
We spent our wedding anniversary here, knowing it was a suite... but the reception and personalized attention for our celebration was far beyond our expectations!Petals, chocolates,etc.! And a bubble bath!! Coffee on our balcony in the mornings to listen to the waves and the birds waking up at sunrise... Priceless!!! It's the simple things in life! Yes, the beach is different (a lot of minerals make it dark and dirty looking, but is actually a wonderful treat for your feet!), but the firmness of the sand makes it such a pleasure to walk around!
I haven't been to Ixtapa in over 20 years so we decided to go back this year. I picked the Grand Azul Ixtapa. The resort and staff were amazing and the food in the specialty restaurants was very good. However, the food in the buffet really needs help. My husband and I agreed that they might need to up their game as far as the options at the buffet as well as the food quality The BEST part of this resort was the Adult/quiet pool. It was so wonderful because they had a lifeguard/security posted at the pool for the entire day. They really enforced the adult only and also the quiet. All rooms at this resort are ocean view and very large. The housekeeping did an amazing job and put fresh flowers and towel animal in our room everyday. We will go back again but we're hoping that they improve on the the buffet.
Latte review but worth it, We love this Hotel because of the customer service and food !! we took a short vacation on January 2017 it was amazing and very relaxing. will be back this year for sure..!!!
This was our second visit and was a little turned off by how many kids were here. There is an adult pool, thank god. But really the selling feature is the infinity pool and it was swamped with kids. There is no beach so this really does make a difference when this hotel is full. There was a Mexican Holiday so it was at capacity, wouldn't attend at that time again. I prefer resorts that are not so busy.Rooms have everything you need, safe, robes, slippers, soaker tub, rain shower, separate toilet area, fridge and walk in closet. It is impossible to get a King Bed both time we had two beds, not happy about that, but worked with it. The Morning Buffet was like going to a concert. There is music playing and it was packed with people, not for me! I like it much quieter than this. The Lounge in the evening was like a daycare, kids were running and screaming. We ended up going to our room by 8:30 - 9:00. The ala cartes are excellent! Buffet so so. Same as last review hated the look and feel of the Buffet area, compared to the rest of the hotel just didn't fit in, Very cheap looking!Went out on the local bus, this area has limited service compared to the hotel zone where Barcelo and all the rest are. It was a very uncomfortable feeling going out of the resort this time. We noticed so many police with machine guns, we thought it was because of easter. I was telling my husband something is off I couldn't get back to the hotel fast enough. Then I found out there was a shooting in town of Ixtapa and someone died. It was just really uncomfortable after that. I know it is common sense not to go out to the clubs and we don't. But then you wonder should you leave your resort at all! Not sure about this trip, the hotel is nice, employees EXCELLENT! Right from the cleaning staff to servers. A few of the really young bartenders were a little off, didn't really make very good drinks but I am sure they are learning. Asked for Smirnoff and then pour no name and when I said Smirnoff they didn't dump it just mix it together! Yuck!!! The front desk is the least friendly bunch. The servers in the Restaurants were AMAZING! All the sit downs had amazing food.Love there culture, and just love Mexico in general but this time was just to much activity and action for me.Not sure if we will be back to Ixtapa.
The hotel was beautiful with a lot of care for the landscaping. Extremely clean & all rooms had ocean views. Beach is tiny & really rocky when we were there. Walked to pier inPlaya Linda an sand was black, assuming from all of the boats that go back and forthFood was OK and not being gourmet food afficianados - it was a little disappointing especially at the specialty restaurants. We were there for a week and could only do the speciality restaurants 3 times. The rest of the time you are stuck with the buffet, which was bad but nothing special either. Cave/pool bar was closed & resort was not crowded at all except at the infinity pool. Gorgeous view from the poolHad a massage at the spa & while prices were great (compared to US spa prices) the massage wax not very peaceful. Loud noises/voices outside of room. Took taxi from airport , much cheaper than shuttle. Took taxi to a flea market in Zihuantenejo good prices - much better than playa linda. Taxi drivers not very outgoing or friendly. Crocodile farm at playa linda was nice to see but plan to hold your nose. We have been to Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Cancun, playa del carmen, Cozumel & now Ixtapa. Unfortunately this was our least favorite resort/trip. Cozumel has been favorite because people were so friendly, it was clean & absolutely beautiful.
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 ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals)
- Special Family Dinner Show (once per stay, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m)
- Daily Activities
- Evening entertainment
- Non-motorized water sports
- 323 Rooms
- 3 Pools
- 4 Restaurants
- 3 Bars
- Medical Services (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Conference facilities (fee)
- Currency Exchange
- Laundry service (fee)
- Beauty Salon (fee)
- Sauna (fee)
- Mini Golf With 18 holes
- Tennis Courts
- 1 King or 2 Double Beds
- Air Conditioned
- Hair Dryer
- Satellite TV
- Mini Bar
- Iron & Ironing board
- CD/DVD Player
- Wireless Internet service ($)
- Room service
- In-room safe
- Bathrobes and Slippers
- Maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
- 1 King Bed
- 1 Bedroom
- Separate Living Room
- Maximum Occupancy 3
Resort Location Map
Azul Ixtapa Grand ResortIxtapa,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Paseo Punta Ixtapa Lote 2, Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880 Mexico
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