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Ambiance-Location, location, location best describes this resort. For those of you who want to stay at a nice resort and be able to walk outside the lobby and be right in the heart of Playa del Carmen, this is the place. Almost like taking a cosmopolitan hotel and putting it on the beach.
Beach-A good beach that you can walk from one stretch of Playa del Carmen to the other. Congested though since you are sharing with the locals and visitors. Great for people watching.
Charges (extra) - Spa services and some of the motorized water sports.
Distances-You sit on the north end of Playa del Carmen walking distance to everything.
Entertainment on Property -Varied activities during the day and they have have their own shows in the evening.
Fitness Area - Nothing to rave about but you are on vacation, the machines are waiting for you when you get home. Take a break. There is also tennis courts and one of the few resorts that has lighted courts for evening play.
Food- 5 restaurants of which 2 are a la carte serving Italian and Mexican cuisine. The food quality is better than most since there are so many dining options in Playa del Carmen.
Getting Around- This is the perfect walking resort since you are in the heart of town.
Internet Access -There is an hourly charge for internet access at the small business center. Email can be accessed from the TV in the room.
Jackets and Ties- Keep them at home but the men will need a pair of slacks and sports shirt for the specialty restaurants.
Kids-The have what they call their Oki Kids Club for children 4-12.
Lighting-The resort is well laid out and well lit at night.
Medical Services-On call medical services.
Negatives-Congestion would be my only concern. Since it sits in the heart of town, it is not spread out so areas like the lobby feel congested. The good of this is everything is convenient and close unlike some of the larger resorts.
Nightlife- Not as crazy as Cancun but plenty of nightlife all within walking distance.
Opportunities-Take a day to take the ferry over to Cozumel, you can walk over to the ferry from the resort.
Pool-The main pool overlooks the ocean and one of the few that have lounge chairs right in the pool. They also have a funky swim up bar on the third floor.
Protection-In room safes.
Recreation-Between the tennis court, billiard table, ping pong, water sports, fitness area and pools, families will have plenty to keep them occupied.
Rooms-Most are Junior suites and you really do not want the standard rooms for they are very very small. I have found Europeans don't mind the standard rooms but the US market will find them too small. We always book at least the Junior Suites. The rooms are very European in style and decor.
Shopping-Small gift shop on property. Most of your shopping will be right in town of over in Cozumel.
Terrain-Actually this is a smaller resort but looks larger since it is in the heart of town. Very convenient to get from your room to everything including the beach and ocean.
Updates-Went through a complete renovation after hurricane Wilma in 2005..
View-Ocean view rooms are on request but most of the rooms will be a city view.
Weather-January through March are the driest months. October through November are the wettest months.
WOW Factor-Convenience and hip.
X-Y-Z-If you like to be in the heart of everything and have a nice resort this fits the bill.
"Just the Facts"
Gran Porto Real is superbly located on the beach, in downtown charming Playa del Carmen, a quaint fishermen´s village. Only 30 minutes from Cancun International Airport, 5 minutes from famous Xcaret theme park and a 45 minute ferry ride from Cozumel. This new resort is architecturally reminiscent of Mexico´s finest haciendas. It is set upon the longest stretch of beach amid lush verdant gardens in a truly enchanting atmosphere.
Pool:The main giant freshwater pool is intensely alluring.
The sand beckons blue sea with a breakwater, protected cove making it the area's safest, most swim-able beach.
Spa:Real paradise full service Spa with sauna, steam, jacuzzi and cold plunge
Gym:Real Resorts have fitness centers available to guest 14 hours a day.
The All Inclusive plan includes all meals, domestic and select international drinks, room accommodations, entertainment, hotel taxes and gratuities, unlimited hotel activities and non-motorized watersports activities with equipment and certain instruction are included in the package price.
Gran Porto Real re-invents the classic beauty of Mexican architecture. The hotel boasts 75 Standard Suites. 192 Junior Suites and 5 Master Suites, 272 luxurious rooms and suites. The vibrant and luxurious ambience of Gran Porto Real guest rooms is a tribute to Mexico´s spirit. Each room is exquisite: there are spacious bathrooms, comfortable beds, cable TV and exceptional amenities.Standard Suite
Features two double beds, air conditioning and fan, in room safety deposit box, mini bar, cable TV, direct dial telephone and voice mail, FM/AM alarm clock, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, vanity mirror, electronic key card, handcrafted colonial style furniture and hallways sharing terrace with lounges.Junior Suite
Features two double beds or King size bed, air conditioning with individual climate control & fan, in room safety deposit box, mini bar, cable TV, direct dial telephone & voice mail, FM/AM alarm clock, large roman style bathroom with shower, hairdryer, vanity mirror, electronic key card and private terrace and private terrace.
With extra charge you can upgrade to Junior Suite Ocean View, Junior Suite Ocean Front or Junior Suite Beach Front Walk Out (Direct access from the terrace to a beach private area)Master Suite
Features separate ocean view bedrooms, living room area, air conditioning with individual climate control & fan, in room safety deposit box, mini bar, cable TV, direct dial telephone & voice mail, FM/AM alarm clock, large roman style bathroom with shower, hairdryer, vanity mirror, electronic key card and private terrace with amazing ocean view.
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Activities & Entertainment
Daily activities are programmed by our enthusiastic recreational staff, a youthful group of people, who thrive on making your vacation exceptional, with their breathtaking sports and crazy games, they will arise the teen in you.
During the day, practice land and pool sports, with specialized counseling by your hosts. Basketball, beach football and volleyball, water basketball and aqua aerobics We have bicycles available for our guests, to exercise and at the same time cruise along our beautiful (town of Playa del Carmen).
Gran Porto Real has wide variety of non-motorized activities for you to enjoy included in your All Inclusive plan. There are free scuba demonstrations as well as kayak, sailboat and paddle-boat lessons. Optional activities with extra charge: wave runners, jungle tour, Isla Mujeres tour, Cancun Queen, diving and much more.
Gran Porto Real offers you an array of activities to challenge your stamina.
Kids Club:Oki Kid's Club fully supervised activities 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (4 - 12 years)
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