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Excellence Riviera Cancun

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Our Opinion

Beautiful resort with great amenities and plenty of activities. There is a variety of buffet and a la carte items available. There are plenty of pools and lounge space available. Great daytime and nightly entertainment.


Overview

If you have a taste of luxury, romance and adventure, then Excellence Riviera Cancun is where you belong. The all-suite, adults only resort is set along Mexico's renowned Riviera Maya, 15 minutes away from Cancun's airport, on an immaculate white sand beach. Six meandering pools wind through the grounds. You have access to 9 international restaurants from French to Asian to Gourmet, 11 bars, plus such amenities as an expansive swim-in spa, a full-scale fitness and cardio-conditioning center and an unparalleled range of activities on land and sea.

Location: On the beach, 25 minutes to downtown Cancun and Playa del Carmen, 15 minutes from the airport.


Highlights
  • Wide variety of restaurants - no reservations required
  • 6 free-form pools to choose from
  • Great spa with beachside treatments
  • Many daily activities including cooking lessons, archery, snorkeling and jogging trails
  • Mediterranean architecture and scenic views
  • AAA Four Diamond Award

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Sue L :
Food was awful

Staff was friendly and kind!Rooms ok.Beach fabulous!Pool.... not enough rafts!Casino was shut down!Lobster Grill... worst meat of my life.French restaurant was the best! Jhonny was great waiter.Spa was ok! Not five stars!Will not go back!Excellence in Mexico was truly five starts! Go there!

  • Jack3145 : Cincinnati
This is why you go back ....3rd time

Our third trip to ECR...as wonderful as the first! We have traveled the caribbean alot! (last 35 years) and have stayed at a number of wonderful resorts.... having said that the Excellence chain is always the cream that rises to the top. We've stayed at several Excellence properties in Mexico as well as the Dominican and what sets this chain apart is that the standard of service and total commitment to the guest is the same at every location. These people get up every day with one goal in mind and that is to make your stay the most enjoyable ever. No better example can be found than at the Excellence Riviera Cancun. The resort is beautiful and impeccably maintained. The food is abundant, delicious and enough restaurant choices and menus to suit any desire you may have. Service at this resort is simply put, second to none. We have stayed at a number of 5 star properties and had great stays, but we seem to find ourselves coming back to Excellence more and more. Entire staff totally dedicated to your comfort and enjoyment...but special people who made our stay even better.. Eva..pool and beach service always a smile! always asking what she can bring us, surprise pizza! Fabiola at reception... on her own had cookies and milk sent to our room for my wife after the coffee bar closed... so special! Alejandro at front desk... helped me re arrange my travel when I could not reach my agent!! Ricardo, lobster house wait staff... made our dinners memorable, as if we were the only ones there! Tamara at the Barcelona. Always a wonderful welcome smile and buenas dias! mi amiga con la sonrisa bonita" lSo many others we wish we could mention

  • Teara S : West Monroe
Least favorite resort visited.

My husband and I, along with 2 other couples stayed at Excellence Riviera Cancun 5/27-6/2. The resort itself was nice, we met a lot of people and had a good time but this was our least favorite resort compared to the 5 resorts we have stayed at prior. Our favorite resorts by far are Sandals because we haven't found anything that compares to the quality of service, friendly staff and activities available. We stayed at Excellence Punta Canta in the Dominican and were pleased with it. Excellence Riviera Cancun pros and cons:Pros: The resort was pretty. Plenty of pools with floats, lounge chairs and cabanas by the pool and beach. Drinks were plentiful. Food was okay. The first night they had a silent party where you were given headphones where you could choose to dance to 3 different songs. Everyone was up dancing to different music which you could tell by the color lit on their headphones. It was a lot of fun.Cons: There was no music by the pool, other than the 1 hour of small activities (maybe one game and aerobics) around 11 each day. They did have a small band that played for one hour one afternoon by the pool that provided music. The nightly shows were very poor and only lasted about an hour. They did not have any guest participation games for nightly entertainment. There was very little entertainment at this resort at all. The staff greeted you with a smile and said hello, but did not interact with the guests. Most of them spoke very little English. The food was okay, nothing special. One of the couples that went with us had their passport taken from their suitcase and were not able to return home as scheduled. They had to go to the US Embassy and get a passport overnighted. The resort took no responsibility and did not allow them to stay the extra night there. They were told all valuables should be kept locked in the safe. Although we made the best of the vacation and did enjoy ourselves, I would not return to this resort.

  • Claire E : Stafford, United Kingdom
You've gone and spoiled it..ūüėü

This was a return trip for us. We first visited the Excellence two years ago and were so impressed we booked again for our honeymoon.As previously we booked the exclusive Excellence Club which gave us the extras we wanted for this special occasion.The rooms are quieter and have a private pool and beach area.Oh dear did we get it wrong..There appears to have been a sad decline in the clientele overall and trust me, I'm no snob I'm from Stoke but there was an influx of weekenders who got some special deal that descended on the whole hotel.They were noisy, shouty drunk yanks that played beer pong all day in the pool on inflatables. There were empty beer cans floating in the pool. They had absolutely no respect for other guests..what is management's response to this?? Nothing.When we checked in the creepy manager of the Excellence Club made us feel uneasy..He made no real effort to sort out the fact that they ignored our email sent almost 12mths before asking for a room overlooking the Excellence pool.We were given a room overlooking the swim up bar which are the noisiest rooms in the hotel.We complained and were moved the next day but his attitude was appalling.As for the honeymoon package we had no banner on our room at all and when we mentioned it he just shrugged his shoulders. When they eventually put the banner on it said happy anniversary..thanks for listening..There is the most horrendous disco most nights solely for Americans with explicit lyrics within the songs..Like I said I'm not a snob but if I wanted that sorted of honeymoon I would of gone to Blackpool and not wasted £5500 on what was supposed to be our perfect honeymoon. I will not however take anything away from the fabulous staff who were as wonderful before apart from Andy the Excellence Club manager who had the managerial skills of a tramp.Come on Excellence what has happened??Get rid of the inflatables in the Excellence pool, there's another pool for games and drunks surely??Get rid of that manager and the disco which has completely spoiled your hotel. Taking the disco into the sports bar has spoiled that too. Where are your more discerning customers supposed to go now?? To bed??If you want to make money this way then carry on but eventually you will lose out..

  • Zachary S : Tulsa, Oklahoma
Best honeymoon ever!

We absolutely loved our experience at this resort. The food was amazing, the room was beautiful and the all-inclusive perks were exactly what we were looking for. The hard-working and friendly staff made our experience so wonderful! Everything at the resort was clean, well kept and we were so pleased with all of the service we received. Best honeymoon ever! We can't wait to go back for an anniversary trip!!

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

  • Buffet breakfast, buffet or a la carte lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining (dress code in effect)
  • Unlimited Premium brand drinks
  • 24 hour room service
  • In-room mini-bar stocked w/bottled water, soft drinks and beer
  • Pool and beach waiter service
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Day and night tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Billiards
  • Use of gym
  • Dance lessons
  • Spanish lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment

Excellence Club Inclusions

  • Premium suite
  • Private check-in and check-out plus early check-in and late check-out subject to availability
  • Private concierge service (7:00 -23:00)
  • Private lounge area with PCs, Internet access, buffet and bar service (7:00 -23:00)
  • Bvlgari VIP toiletries
  • Upgraded room service menu in-room
  • Upgraded mini-bar including premium liquor and wine to preference (List available with our Club Concierge)
  • Nespresso machine
  • Sparkling wine upon arrival
  • Fresh flowers upon arrival
  • Daily delivery of fresh fruit and petit fours
  • Private beach area
  • Daily complimentary newspaper
  • Shoeshine service
  • Complimentary beach bag for use during your stay
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet connection in rooms
  • Includes Aqua Wellness Spa Treatment, 1 per person per stay
  • 440 Well Appointed Junior¬†Suites in fourteen 3-storey buildings
  • 1¬†buffet & 8 a la carte restaurants: Japanese, Steak & Seafood, Mexican, Indian, Gourmet and Continental cuisine
  • Snack bars
  • 10 Bars including, Cigar Bar, Piano-sing along bar and comedy club
  • 6 Swimming pools (2 heated in winter)
  • 5 Outdoor Jacuzzis
  • 1 Lit Tennis Court and 1 Multi Sports court
  • Library
  • Shopping galleria
  • Fully equipped Fitness Centre
  • Fitness trail - scenic, tropical route for walkers & joggers
  • Yoga & fitness classes
  • Signature outdoor Spa Garden with warm, shallow mineral water whirlpools (fee)
  • Full service world-class indoor Spa with sauna, salt water pools, private swiss showers, massage & body treatment rooms (fee)
  • Deep sea fishing (fee)
  • Bicycle tours
  • Concierge desk
  • Free Wi-Fi internet
  • Meeting rooms available
  • Medical facilities (fee)
  • Laundry services (fee)
  • ATM
  • Golf nearby

Junior Suite Oceanview

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • Hair dryer
  • Oceanview
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King bed
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Vanity mirror
  • Pillow menu
  • Double vanities
  • Separate shower
  • Scale
  • CD/DVD player
  • Sitting area
  • Private furnished balcony
  • Separate water closet
  • 42" flat screen TV
  • Bathroom with jetted tub
  • Service box for room service
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Mini-bar (stocked with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks)
  • In-room safe
  • VIP amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station
  • In-room premium liquor & wine bottle selection

Excellence Club Junior Suite Swim-up Suite Oceanview

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King bed
  • Vanity mirror
  • Pillow menu
  • Double vanities
  • Separate shower
  • Scale
  • CD/DVD player
  • Sitting area
  • Separate water closet¬†
  • 42" flat screen TV
  • Bathroom with jetted tub
  • Service box for room service
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Mini-bar (stocked with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks)
  • In-room safe
  • VIP amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station
  • Outdoor jetted whirlpool bathtub for two
  • Private furnished terrace with lounge bed, direct access to the pool with oceanview
  • Please see All Inclusive section for the Excellence Club Inclusions

Junior Suite Spa or Poolview

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Occupancy 3
  • Hair dryer
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Vanity mirror
  • Pillow menu
  • Double vanities
  • Separate shower
  • Scale
  • CD/DVD player
  • Sitting area¬†
  • Private furnished balcony
  • Separate water closet
  • 42" flat screen TV
  • Bathroom with jetted tub
  • Service box for room service
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Mini-bar (stocked with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks)
  • In-room safe
  • VIP amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station
  • In-room premium liquor & wine bottle selection
  • Spa and or poolview

Junior Suite Swim-up Spa or Poolview

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Occupancy 3
  • Hair dryer
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Vanity mirror
  • Pillow menu
  • Double vanities
  • Separate shower
  • Scale
  • CD/DVD player
  • Sitting area
  • Private furnished balcony
  • Separate water closet
  • 42" flat screen TV
  • Bathroom with jetted tub
  • Service box for room service
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Mini-bar (stocked with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks)
  • In-room safe
  • VIP amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station
  • In-room premium liquor & wine bottle selection
  • Spa and or poolview
  • Private furnished terrace with outdoor jetted whirlpool bathtub, 2 sun beds, direct access to the pool and one hammock

Excellence Club Junior Suite Oceanfront 

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Oceanfront
  • Turndown service
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Vanity mirror
  • Pillow menu
  • Double vanities
  • Separate shower
  • Scale
  • CD/DVD player
  • Sitting area
  • Private furnished balcony¬†
  • Separate water closet
  • 42" flat screen TV
  • Air-conditioning with individual climate controls
  • Bathroom with jetted tub
  • Service box for room service
  • Mini-bar (stocked with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks)
  • In-room safe
  • VIP amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station
  • Outdoor jetted whirlpool bathtub for two
  • Please see All Inclusive section for the Excellence Club Inclusions

Excellence Club Honeymoon Suite Oceanfront

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Vanity mirror
  • Pillow menu
  • Double vanities
  • Separate shower
  • Scale
  • CD/DVD player
  • Separate water closet
  • 42" flat screen TV
  • Bathroom with jetted tub
  • Service box for room service¬†
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Mini-bar (stocked with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks)
  • In-room safe
  • VIP amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station
  • In-room check in & check out
  • Butler service for luggage
  • Special Jacuzzi decoration (must be booked through concierge)
  • Two private and furnished balconies (one with outdoor jetted whirlpool bathtub) with oceanfront
  • Separate couple massage room
  • Separate living room area with sound system
  • Please see All Inclusive section for the Excellence Club Inclusions

Excellence Club Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite Oceanfront

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • Hair dryer
  • Oceanview
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King bed
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Vanity mirror
  • Pillow menu
  • 42" Flat-screen TV
  • Double vanities
  • Separate shower
  • Scale
  • CD/DVD player
  • Sitting area
  • Furnished balcony
  • Separate water closet
  • Bathroom with jetted tub
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Service box for room service
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Mini-bar (stocked with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks)
  • In-room safe
  • VIP amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station
  • Private rooftop terrace with plunge pool and comfortable lounge furniture & open-air shower
  • Please see All Inclusive section for the Excellence Club Inclusions

Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King bed
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Vanity mirror
  • Pillow menu
  • Double vanities
  • Separate shower
  • Scale
  • CD/DVD player
  • Sitting area
  • Separate water closet¬†
  • 42" flat screen TV
  • Bathroom with jetted tub
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Service box for room service
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Mini-bar (stocked with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks)
  • In-room safe
  • VIP amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station
  • In-room premium liquor & wine bottle selection
  • Private rooftop terrace with plunge pool and comfortable lounge furniture & open-air shower
  • Spa and or poolview

Restaurants

Oregano

  • a la carte for lunch and dinner
  • Italian
  • Lunch dress code is¬†Casual (Shorts, bermudas, sarong and t-shirts welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes or swimsuits not allowed)
  • Dinner dress code is¬†Casual Elegance (For Gentlemen: Long pants, dress shirt)
  • (For Ladies: Long pants, capri pants, skirt, blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts,tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed)

Toscana

  • Buffet for breakfast and lunch / a la carte for dinner
  • Italian
  • Breakfast and lunch dress code is¬†Casual (shorts, bermudas, sarongs and t-shirts welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes or swimsuits not allowed)
  • Dinner dress code is¬†Casual Elegance (For Gentlemen: Long pants, dress shirt)
  • (For Ladies: Long pants, capri pants, skirt, blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts,tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed)

Agave

  • a la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Indoor or outdoor dining
  • Outdoor seating: Dress shorts & capri pants are allowed For Ladies: Long pants, capri pants, skirt, blouse

Spice

  • a la carte for dinner
  • Asian/Teppanyaki
  • Dinner dress code is Casual Elegance (For Gentlemen: Long pants, dress shirt)
  • (For Ladies: Long pants, capri pants, skirt, blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts,tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed)

The Lobster House

  • a la carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International/Lobster
  • Breakfast and lunch dress code is Casual (shorts, bermudas, sarongs and t-shirts welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes or swimsuits not allowed)
  • Dinner dress code is Casual Elegance (For Gentlemen: Long pants, dress shirt)
  • (For Ladies: Long pants, capri pants, skirt, blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts,tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed)

The Grill

  • a la carte for lunch and dinner
  • Grill and Steakhouse
  • Lunch dress code is Casual (Shorts, bermudas, sarong and t-shirts welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes or swimsuits not allowed)
  • Dinner dress code is¬†Casual Elegance (For Gentlemen: Long pants, dress shirt)
  • (For Ladies: Long pants, capri pants, skirt, blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts,tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed)

Chez Isabelle

  • a la carte for dinner
  • French
  • Dinner dress code is Casual Elegance (For Gentlemen: Long pants, dress shirt)
  • (For Ladies: Long pants, capri pants, skirt, blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts,tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed)

Basmati

  • a la carte for dinner
  • Indian
  • Dinner dress code is Casual Elegance (For Gentlemen: Long pants, dress shirt)
  • (For Ladies: Long pants, capri pants, skirt, blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts,tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed)

Las Olas

  • Snack Bar/Grill

Flavor Market

  • Tapas for dinner
  • Spanish
  • Dinner dress code is¬†Casual Elegance (For Gentlemen: Long pants, dress shirt)
  • (For Ladies: Long pants, capri pants, skirt, blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts,tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed)

Aroma

  • Caf√©

Bars

  • Cafe Kafe
  • Martini Bar
  • Blue Swim-up bar
  • Sol Pool bar
  • Cielo Pool bar
  • Alegria Piano bar and comedy club
  • Stars Theatre bar
  • La Havana Cigar bar
  • Revive Juice bar¬†
  • X-Lounge Beach bar
  • Sports Bar

Facilities

  • Aqua Wellness Hydrotherapy Circuit
  • Steam bath
  • Saunas
  • Temazcal steam bath
  • 10 Indoor treatment rooms, including ¬†4 couple's rooms
  • Outdoor, oceanfront treatment rooms
  • 2 Facial rooms
  • 2 Vichy showers
  • Outdoor relaxation patio with waterfall
  • Juice and smoothie bar
  • Boutique
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bridal Spa

Treatments

  • Hydrotherapy circuit
  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Couples treatments
  • Body Treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Waxing
  • Hair styling


Honeymoon & Anniversary Bonus

  • Welcome letter
  • Basket of fresh fruits in room upon arrival
  • A bottle of sparkling wine
  • One special romantic dinner
  • Rose petals in room upon arrival
  • Special turn down service
  • Champagne breakfast in bed (one per stay; reservation must be made in advance with concierge)
  • 15% discount on all spa treatments + 15% photo package

Note: The honeymoon package is complimentary with your stay at Excellence Resorts. Guest must request it at time of booking and will be required to present a copy of the wedding certificate at time of check in. Valid within 3 months of wedding date for honeymoons.Valid 7 days before or after anniversary date.

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.

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  • Excellence Riviera Cancun
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Excellence Riviera Cancun
Carretera Federal 307 Chetumal-Puerto Juarez KM 324 -342 Manzana 7, Lote 1, S.M. 11, Puerto Morelos 77580 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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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