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.
I always stay at the El Cid Grand and am treated like family. My stay is from Jan until March, but those dates were not available in this survey. You are staying in a quit place with your own pool and the best food in the resort. If you wish to go to any other El Cid Hotel or the beach all you do is cross the covered bridge. The golf course is 5 mins away and is my main attraction.
Granada is a dated resort but represents a more Mexican life.The front desk staff greeted us and they already knew our names.The bell men were so friendly and handle all our items as if they were their own.The front desk staff smoothly checked us in and we were on our way to our room.The room was clean and ready to go. As in our own home there were some minor issues, but they were addressed before we could even unpack.The halls have been updated with tile, which is a great improvement of the red floors from earlier years. My only concern is how well they were sealed because housekeeping has already stained some of these porous tiles. There is a new fountain in the entry walk way and its water sounds is so soothing. The 1st floor already has great updated doors, which again are replacing the old red doors. All these upgrades make this resort look so much warmer and welcoming while still keeping its Mexican flavor.The entry way is cleaned every morning and always looks professional and welcoming. I immediately missed the ropes around the poles supporting the entry canopy. The ropes made it look a little warmer. Hopefully they will replace them to make it look less sterile.At night the entry is well lit and easy to maneuver, but in the early AM they turn off the lights before the sun is up and you need to make sure to watch your step for those uneven walkways and cobble stone streets.The place looks great and the manager Daniel has assembled a friendly staff that will make you feel this is your home throughout your stay.
Our Hotel: El Cid Granada. This little gem has a lot going for it... Granada is the oldest and smallest of the El Cid resorts (we did visit the other 3 but we still prefer Granada) It suited us perfectly because for one, it was quiet. (Yay!!) We are in our 50's and are now more interested in relaxing at the pool than playing or watching pool volleyball. Even though families with children are welcome at Granada there were not a lot of little people running around. This is probably due to the fact that the other El Cid's are more kid friendly...they have kid clubs and scheduled kid activities. Granada is extremely well maintained and very clean. It has a great pool with shaded areas, the rooms are spacious and the beds very comfortable. Granada is situated in a very convenient location in the Golden Zone with easy access by foot or bus to just about anywhere you want to go. BUT, the absolute best thing about the Granada is the staff! From the front desk clerks to the bus boys to the waiters and cleaning staff ...these hardworking people made our stay extra special. Mazatlan City: We have vacationed to Puerto Vallarta and the Mayan Riviera numerous times but this was our first trip to Mazatlan ...What an unexpected and awesome surprise! In a nutshell the people are polite and friendly, there are many (and I mean a lot) of excellent restaurants to choose from, there's so much to do and a lot of it is free (cliff divers, hike up to the lighthouse, walk the Malecon, etc). There is a positive energy to Mazatlan that can only be experienced. Before traveling to Mazatlan I purchased a book titled: Mazatlan is Paradise by Charles A. Hall. It's well written and answers pretty much all the questions one might have when traveling to an unknown vacation destination. ****Important Tip****: Please be aware that when you are out and about in Mazatlan (or any other Mexican vacation hot spot) you WILL be asked on a daily basis by Time Share salespeople if you would be interested in going to a presentation. Because time-share sales are not going away , we found that the best way to deal with this situation is by: 1. accepting that this will happen on a regular basis and 2. that politely saying: "No gracias"( as many times as it takes) without stopping is the quickest way to stop any further interaction. We all need to make a living so I hope travelers to Mexico can show these great people respect even as we say "No Gracias" to their repeated offers.
Granada is an older hotel in Mazatlan. It could be considered quaint. The staff was polite, courteous and helpful. The rooms were kept clean. The only problems I had was the fluctuation of water temperatures when taking a a shower and no free WiFi.
They never mentioned that the restaurant was under construction. So a lot of walking. Staff was amazing! Would go back just because of staff! Very clean and quiet. Pool was not as kept up as other pools at hotels.
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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