El Cid Granada Hotel
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OverviewEl Cid Granada is located in the Golden Zone, within walking distance from the main shopping and dining district. You'll love the pleasant comfort of this three story, Mexican-style, low-rise hotel built around beautiful gardens. The serenity and beauty of the swimming pool are unique. It is located a few steps away from El Cid's Golf and Tennis facilities. Accessible to El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel through Sky Bridge.
Location: Across from the beach and 8 min to downtown Mazatlan.
In short the beach was unattractive, there were too many peddlers I couldn't even relax for a minute and enjoy myself. The area surrounding the hotel was extremely loud. Couldn't sleep the first night because of construction going on outside from 11pm to around 6am. When we moved rooms the next day that resorted in being at the other side of the hotel which meant a lot of walking the rest of the trip. All of the fun stuff like big pools and buffet are at the El Cid Castilla. The walls in the room are so thin we could hear our neighbor coughing the entire time. Overall you should spend your money somewhere besides Mazatlan, go to Cuba and get more for less.
We had an amazing time in Mazatlan and at El Cid. PROS: -very close to the city center, plaza machado and malecon, one bus ride (ask directions and instructions from the front desk and bring pesos)-A la cartes for dinner is good. Best is Argentinian, then Italian, Mexican and Japanese. The waiters work very hard. Dinner buffets have different nightly entertainments from 7-8pm, best dinner buffet were seafood and bbq nights. -Granada is a bit dated, but very clean. The staff is always seen cleaning. -Granada's pool is the quietest, very nice to just relax. Snacks/drinks service is only 1-4pm and can be a bit slow, but if you're not rushing, it's okay. -A few of the staff remembers us and always greets us like friends. CONS:-the beach has a lot of people trying to sell stuff, they are not insistent though, just politely say no. and they will leave you alone, but you do feel bad for them. -the breakfast can improve, it gets repetitive. -couple times we stayed in our rooms just to relax and watch a movie, there was a sort of construction going on, didn't last long, but it was loud. -the only staff we had a problem were a couple of bell boys at the El Cid Castilla. We needed to take a shuttle to the Marina at 9 am for an excursion. We arrived there at 850am, they said a shuttle will come soon. But no shuttle showed up, and we went up to them 3x, and kept telling us it will come soon, we even told them we might miss our boat. 925am, and we saw the sunwing representative and told her we're still waiting for a shuttle. she talked to them, and we got the shuttle right away. we got very upset at this, felt like they didn't take us seriously. TIPS:bring mexican pesos with you. especially if you want to take the bus to explore a bit on your own. explore the plaza machado and malecon both during the daytime and night time, and take the bus. excursions will charge you $30-$60usd. if you take the bus, it's $1 only. save your money for the restaurants at the plaza machado. try the restaurants outside the resort. go to rico's cafe (3 minutes walk) to get free wifi, just buy latte/coffee for 30-50pesos.
This was my first time visiting Mexico and I was traveling with 5 buddies several of whom were College buddies. They have been coming to El Cid Castillo Beach for 5 years running. I can certainly see why now, this Trip was incredible and the Service was impeccable at both places!! I will definitely be coming back every year from now on!!
Old Hotel, but with pretty nice conserved, the pool is not crowded but is not safe for kids under 7 years old. Their internet Service is very bad, and you need to buy at least 3 days of service. Great restaurants around.
We loved our stay at the Granada! The Patio restaurant food and staff was wonderful but it was great to be able to go to the Castilla or Moro resorts for meals too. The Granada pool is nothing special but was wonderfully warm and there were always loungers available! The Granada staff was great and did whatever they could to make our stay special. We are a family of four with teenagers that didn't want to sleep together and wanted real beds! The one bedroom suite gave us a king sized bed with an ensuite while our boys each had their own full size bed in a large room with a kitchen, lots of room and windows! Both rooms had a balcony. All rooms are garden view. Our only wish in the room was for a couch or 'cozy' chair to relax in. The a la carte dining at El Patio restaurant was amazing! I especially recommend the Spanish coffee - it's a show and a delicious end to a meal!When we wanted a more active pool, the Castilla is just a short walk (via sky bridge walkway) where the pools have activities, music, slides and cliffs to jump off of! The beach was great with free boogie boards for one hour each day. We felt safe and cared for regardless of which resort we were in and would love to come back some day!Our only struggle was that many resort staff did not speak English well. If we hadn't had a party member who spoke some Spanish we might have had a more difficult time ordering or making or wishes known. Thank you El Cid for a wonderful week! We can't wait to come back again and are already recommending your venue to others!!
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
- 120 Rooms in low-rise 3-storey buildings
- 2 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Grill/BBQ)
- 3 bars including Sports bar
- 9 tennis courts
- Squash court
- Wireless/ High Speed Internet
- Business Center
- Meeting Room (small groups)
- Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
- Room Service (fee)
- Spa Services (fee)
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Health Club
- Dry Cleaning Service (fee)
- 2 double beds
- garden view
- air conditioning
- 1 king size bed in bedroom
- 2 double beds in living area
- 2 bathrooms with tub
- balcony or terrace
- garden view
- air conditioning
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities. Babysitting service available for fee.
Wedding Packages - Wedding packages are available. Please inquire for details.
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
El Cid Granada HotelMazatlan,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Av Camaron Sabalo S/N Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110 Mexico
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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