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Gran Porto Real - A to Z Inspection

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Gran Porto Real LobbyAmbiance-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.

Gran Porto Real  diningFood- 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.

Gran Porto Real LobbyNegatives-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.

Gran Porto Real BeachShopping-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"

Hotel Location

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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.

 

Hotel Facilities

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Pool:

The main giant freshwater pool is intensely alluring.

Beach Club:

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.

More Facilities:

  • Watersports center with motorized equipment
  • Beach towels and lounge chairs at pool & beach
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • 2 elevators
  • 3-floor building
  • Front desk 24 hours
  • 24 hr Room Service
  • Continental breakfast at the lobby everyday from 6 am to 10am
  • Beach palapas
  • Tea time in the Lobby with tea, coffee and fine pastry, everyday but sunday from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Roof top hot jacuzzi perfect for star gazing
  • Baby-sitting service
  • Computerized video Tour Desk with Multimedia
  • Beauty parlor
  • Car rental
  • Parking lot
  • Valet parking
  • Doctor on premise
  • Tobacco and Gift Shop
  • Handcrafts school
  • Rollaway's& cribs

 

Hotel Details

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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.

All-Inclusive plan guests enjoy three full meals a day plus snacks anytime at the beach bars and grill, festive theme nights, unlimited cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner a la carte or buffet, including fine cuts and shrimps
  • Snacks.
  • Domestic and selected international drinks (Möet & Chandon Champagne 50% off list price).
  • House wines (Selected wines available with surcharge).
  • Non-motorized watersports including pedal boats, kayaks & snorkeling equipment.
  • Introductory Scuba lesson in our pool.
  • Gym and full service Health Spa (special treatments and messages not included).
  • Daily social activities & aerobics program.
  • Tennis, day and night time play.
  • Evening entertainment including 7 live shows per week.
  • 24-hour self service snack & bar in our All Inclusive club.Room service.Once a day p/r
  • Pool & beach waiter service.
  • In-room mini bar with soft drinks, beer and water.
  • Oki Kid's Club with supervised activities.
  • Free cover pass to Sr. Frog's and Carlos'n Charlie's.
  • Gratuities and current hotel taxes.
  • Low calories and vegetarian meals
  • Management cocktail
  • Self service snack ann bar in our 24 hours All Inclusive Club
  • Mini bar in room stocked with soft drinks, beers and water
  • Bicycle tour (previous reservation)
  • Oki Kids Club with supervised activities & playground
  • Book exchange library
  • Pool and beach Walter service

 

Rooms

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.


Dining
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ALBATROS

Albatros is a warm elegant restaurant with friendly service. Our cuisine and exquisite desserts inspire a relaxed Caribbean decor. Our menu includes an appetizing and diverse selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We offer a full bar service. There is something for everyone's taste.
Breakfast 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Lunch 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Dinner 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

GAVIOTAS

A colorful spot to take a break midday and enjoy some delicious snacks with an ice-cold beer or cocktail. The evenings and nights at Gaviotas heat up the beach and pool area with music and different kind of activities. This is the resort's most casual venue where we know for sure you'll make new friends.
Open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

 

IL PESCATORE

The setting is modern, elegant, and fun with several areas suited for private dining. Il Pescatore returns authenticity to Italian cuisine, it has an extensive menu that offers delicious antipasti, homemade pastas, and delicious cuts of meat and fish, all enhanced by an extensive wine menu and exceptional homemade desserts to complete your meal.
Open from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

 
TRADE WINDS

Good bar food and great famous tequila slammers. This is an outdoor bar where you can go for some fresh air and get entertained listening to music. It is a place where tourists alike to relax and Have fun !

 

ALL INCLUSIVE LOUNGE

For our late night friends we have the All Inclusive Club where you can enjoy snacks, 24 hour self-service, international open bar, games and activities. A comfortable place to relax after the Playa del Carmen's party life (exclusive for All Inclusive guests).

 

LOBBY BAR

Located in one of the most pleasant and eclectic settings, it's the perfect place to start or finish your evening with your favorite drink. The charming atmosphere and attentive staff make it the ideal setting for spending tranquil evening.
Open from 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Hora Feliz de 6:00 PM a 8:00 PM

 

MARIA'S

We never forget that you are our reason for existing. Your satisfaction is our primary concern. There are many places where you can dine in a truly Mexican style, so when you choose Maria's, you've put your trust in us and you've made the right choice. The challenge that excites us is the opportunity to exceed your expectations.
Reservation required.
Sandals and T-shirts not allowed

 

HEALTH & SUSHI BAR

You can enjoy variety of drinks from tropical pleasures to traditional cocktails and a variety of natural juices inside this pool on the roof of the hotel with quiet atmosphere.
Open from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM

ROOM SERVICE

24 hr room service. In All Inclusive plan once a day without charge.

 

 


Activities & Entertainment

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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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