Featuring an array of amenities, facilities and unlimited amounts of fun, this beautiful beachfront resort is directly across the street from the island's premier golf course designed by the Nicklaus Design Group and just three miles from San Miguel, Cozumel's main shopping area. The perfect place to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and the white-sand beaches for which Cozumel is well known; Meliá Cozumel offers a casual, comfortable and inviting resort experience that is certain to satisfy one and all. The Flintstones have found the perfect place for their vacation! They will be enjoying one of our first theme hotels. Look out for them at the Yabba-Dabba-Doo Bazaar as well as in the gardens and at the swimming pools!
This was out 3rd stay in 11 months. For us it just keeps getting better and better. You can walk for an hour to the north on the beach. A two minute walk to the south will take you to some really good shore snorkeling. $7.00 cab ride to town. I really think the food has come along way since June. One night at the buffet I had a filet that was on par with any I've ever had. Night life isn't all that, rooms a little dated but we like enough that we'll be back in February.
Overall the Melia was okay to average... we realized that traveling with a group of people we would have to comprimise certain amenities, but this was WAY below my expectation levels. Upon check in our room was not ready - we had to wait almost 2 hours for our room - regular check in is 3pm & we still had to wait until 4pm to get into our room. The front desk staff left much to be desired for with their efficiency, ability to answer questions, sense of urgency & basic friendliness. The room was decent & clean. Only 2 'English channels' on TV & one of them was often staticy & signal would go in/out. No refrigerators in room, but were indicated in trip contract. No clocks in room. Phone was not working for half a day. One day we had no water for several hours. The next day there was no hot water for several hours. Did not have a 'do not disturb sign.' The bed was extremely firm & I did not sleep well all week. Cleaning staff did the basics, but you could tell they did not thoroughly cl...
Terrible food. Beach was beautiful, great location. Resort was very nice however food variety, quality and overall experience was very disapoointing. I would guess over 50% of the quest were sick the week we were there. Add says each room has wifi this is not true the lobby is the only area that has it and oh course its very poor.
We love the island of Cozumel and have made many trips over the years. The past three times that we've went, we stayed at the Melia. The hotel sits right on the beach. No road between the resort and the ocean, unlike some of the other resorts. The food quality has improved over the years, we were extremely satisfied with the food. The staff is top notch. Everyone was so kind and willing to please. We have a 5 year old that travels with us and we feel safe with him here. The room is clean, and the shower was great, but the beds could use a new mattress. Overall I have a feeling that the next time we look to visiting cozumel, this will be at the top of our list.
I had all inclusive with golf. Everyone in our group which totaled around 21 had to fight with the front desk for the golf. If we didn't have a copy of it we probably wouldn't have gotten it. It was even on there own web site for the rest of December but they still tried to bock on it. The buffet was OK but very little selection. Hard to get top shelf liquor unless you complained and tipped the bartender enough. Beach was great but the water had some debris which made it hard for snokeling, although just west was great snorkeling behind a break wall. Also they apparently took out the bar TVs so we counldn't watch any football games. The music played was also not very good.
WE STAYED AT THE MELIA 11-9-12 TO 11-12-12 .THE MELIA IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO GO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO RELAX AND UNWIND . THE RESORT WAS VERY CLEAN AND WELL MAINTAINED. ALL THE STAFF WAS FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. WE UPGRADED TO A JR SUITE AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL ROOM WITH A GREAT VIEW .BY GOING TO A JUNIOR SUITE WE HAD Y- FI IN OUR ROOM AND A MINI FRIDGE.WE ENJOYED THE ADULTS POOL AND POOL BAR –BEACH BAR IT WAS CONVIENENTLY LOCATED NEAR THE JR SUITES .THE BEACH HAD SOME SEAWEED ON IT THAT WAS RAKED INTO PILES DAILY AND HAULED AWAY EVERY OTHER DAY. THE BEACH WAS A GREAT PLACE TO RELAX WITH WHITE SAND, PALM TREES AND THATCHED UMBRELLAS FOR SHADE IF YOU NEEDED IT. THE BEACH BAR IS ONLY A SHORT WALK AWAY WHEN WE BOOKED THIS TRIP WE READ ALL THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS ABOUT THE FOOD AND WERE CONCERNED . THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. WE ATE AT THE BUFFET FOR BREAKFAST, IT HAD ALL THE NORMAL AMERICAN FOOD INCLUDING A GREAT OMOLET BAR AND A MIX OF MEXICAN FOOD.WE ATE LUNCH AT THE BUFFET AND THE IGU...
This was our third trip to Cozumel and the second time we stayed at Melia. We are definitely coming back. Great value for your money! Downfalls of this trip: It was their off-season so one of the restuarants was closed for renovations and the others ones kept closing early with no notification, which was really annoying especially when you've been out all day and come back starving. Also, they no longer have room service. It's the only hotel on the island that doesn't have crystal clear water due to seaweed (for lack of a better term# and it's the last resort northbound. The water was usually clearer in the morning to afternoon. That really makes no difference to us though because we travel the island and visit plenty of other beautiful beaches. Pros: They gave us a free upgrade on our room since they weren't busy. We stayed in the M experience, which included a mini frig stocked with free drinks #Spirit, Coke, Beer & Water#. They put on a different show every night. All bars are well ...
Nice resort, however, being the divers that we are, I think we will stay at a dive resort where we can do shore diving. We stayed here because our friends usually stay for the golf and we thought we would give it a shot. i love the adult only pool and the beach is nice. Beach water wasn't the gorgeous blue that you envision...it was a dark muddy water and the blue was just beyond that. Food was as expected for an all-inclusive. Staff was super nice!
Mattress seemed 20 years-old, no support, rock hard. Had to line up 3pillows on the bed to make it a little more comfy. Average food for lunch and dinner, no flavor, Breakfast was OK. Authentic food was good. Beach was nice, water gets murky when there are waves. The beach at the next door hotel was nice, a lot a fish, nice place to snorkle. No organized kids activities. You get what you pay for.
My girlfriend and I stayed here because my son was getting married and had already made plans based on the ceremony being staged at the beach of this place. I was a little concerned after reading a few middle-of-the-road reviews, but we wanted to be able to have meals with the bride and groom so decided we could live with it, especially as we would only be here two nights. I was pleasantly surprised as this place has nothing to be ashamed of. The desk staff were very pleasant and helpful, speaking very good English. The hotel is painted in bright colors common in Mexico. Our room was on the ocean side and was quite nice and roomy. Bed was firm, which was fine with us. The maids did a good job cleaning up and left us extra bottles of water when we asked. Being all-inclusive, the food and drinks were part of the package, which allowed us to not have to keep paying each time we wanted a drink or meal. The bartenders made some potent margaritas (on the rocks) and upgraded the brand of alco...
We enjoyed everything such as the food, the shows, the beach, the piano bar (excellent)... I can't wait to come back next summer.
This was not my first time at the Melia. I keep coming back. I like the layout, the location, the people working there, even the people that are guests. It's close enough to town to be a quick cheap cab ride, but far enough to be peaceful. It's all inclusive. The drinks flow freely, the food is average. I could always find plenty to eat but it ain't cruise ship food.
The water was not the crystal clear I had hoped for. But right next door it was. So we spent more time there. The food is average buffet food. Staff were friendly. Alcohol was all the cheap kind. No real selection of wine. The environment was really dark after sunset. No nightlife at all. Internet access is only in the lobby.
Stayed at Melia June 10th - June 15th with my 2 teenagers. Wasn't very crowded. Just the way I like it. Plenty of lounge chairs at the pool and on the beach. Loved that you could snorkel & cayak for free. You have to pay for the Jet Skiing. There was only 1 jet ski available, but as I said they were not too busy. If they were busy I may have not been as happy. The staff was really friendly overall except the front desk people. Never once saw one of them smile. Was afraid to ask them anything. My favorite was Inrique at the Lobby bar! Beautiful grounds, beautiful beach and plentiful food and drinks. Fun theme nights in the Lobby....ie Casino night. Cool LITTLE disco outside the lobby and great show they put on at the hotel. This hotel felt really cozy because it is not super large. You get to know people pretty well. Not a big party hotel at all, but if you want nightlife just hop in a cab to the downtown area for $7.00.
very nice hotel but not for snobs. all the staff was very hard working to keep you happy.beach is nice water had alge but not as people say. food good. rooms are clean.i have only nice to say about the melia and olympic tours. rodger was great on my jeep tour.i was the only one on the jeep tour he did a great job giveing me a personal tour. every one i talked to enjoyed the malia.
This was maybe my 50th trip to Coz. I have stayed at Allegro, Hotel Cozumel(Fiesta Inn), La Cieba(ElCid), Villablanca, Cozumel Palace(plaza las Glorias), Cozumeleno, Coral Princess. This was the worst of any! Horrible dirty beach, food was less than average, service very poor, couldn't get towels most of the time. Diver unfriendly, charge for late check out so all divers get stiffed. Many of the front desk staff couldn't speak English and very rude. Long trip to town for some decent food. Old and overpriced. Never again. Sorry
The pool bar and beach bar closed at 6pm. The beach is not kept very clean, a lot of seaweed. Went to next hotel to snorkel. The food was average but most hotels have larger selections. The hotel is definately older, but the housekeepersdo a good job cleaning the rooms. The refridgerator was supposed to be stocked daily with softdrinks and beer but we had to call at least twice everyday before it got stocked. Not much for activities from the staff. The staff have a hard time understanding english and do not speak it very well. We made the best of our time, but will not return to this hotel.
Comfortable environment, lots to do, but nothing spectacular.
Not bad for the price. Was there with a group of 6 and we had a great time. Snorkeling and para-sailing available on site. Adult pool and swim up bar was great. The bar tenders at the swim up bar were excellent. The food was so-so but there was always something that was edible. The wait staff was friendly. The rooms were average but was not really there for the rooms. The night life is pretty quite, everything shuts down around 11-12. Overall if you are looking for an affordable all inclusive Melia is a good choice.
The Staff and hotel were wonderful. The hotel itself and the staff made the trip. I enjoyed their activities, especially the New Year's Party. My only reservation of recommending this resort is that I did not like their evening buffet. Breakfast was good but dinner was not. If I spend extra for an all inclusive I expect top notch food. Drinks were very good so just need to work out their evening food choices.
We just got bak from this hotel, the staff is very nice and the views are great! But if you spend anytime in your room beware. The photos posted do not reflect the current condition of the guest rooms. Our bed was old and very hard, I was itching as were several others guests in our group every time I laid on the bed. I looked at the mattress and box spring and they were both very dirty/soiled and I really think they had bed bugs. From that point on I asked for clean sheets every night and laid on top of towels with clothes on to sleep. Not much sleep for me and since we pre-paid there was course for refund or funds to move to the better hotels next door. The room smelled like mold and the air conditioning made the room smell even more awful. The linens are gray and in my opinion too old to send to charity. This hotel has terrible food and it is no wonder it is so cheap! This was without a doubt my worst stay of my life and I am a very traveled person. 4 stars should be lowered to 1 at...
I did a lot of research on all the resorts in Cozumel to find the property that had the best beach. From the air, upon landing at the airport, I could tell many of the properties had no or very little beach. Melia had quite a bit of sandy beach that was private and did not see many outsiders. The food was not good and the drinks were watered down (unless you tip the bartender frequently.) The rooms were clean and the cleaning staff did a great job each day (even with towel animals just like a cruise). The main complaint we had were from the time-share push. From the time we checked in a lady greeted us as if she were there to show you where things were (ended up with a time share push), to the towel boys, to the ''travel'' concierge (don't be fooled into believing they are there to book excursions.) Even the front desk people rolled their eyes when I asked who in the lobby is time-share people so I could avoid them. We were approached several times a day for the first 3 days of...
We recently spent a week at The Melia Cozumel and was very disappointed. The room was very damp. All of our clothes became damp and it was hard to sleep on the hard, damp and uncomfortable bed. The food at the buffet is bad. The drinks are watered down. The water on the beach is filled with seaweed. Worst of all, the staff at the front desk is not very friendly or accomodating. The maids and bellboys were nice. It was our first trip to Cozumel and our first time at an all inclusive resort. We won't do either ever again!
We stayed at the Melia Cozumel for a week. Cozumel its beautiful, the hotel and the staff was bad. Our room had a view of the activities pool and a partial view of the ocean. the beds were really hard and the pillows were flat. Also we had an ant problem in our bathroom and the front desk did nothing about it. The rooms do not have darkening curtains, so the room is pretty bright right around 6:30am. No alarm clocks or refrigerators in the room. And no ice dispensers anywhere in the property. The food is a true hit and miss. Breakfast its probably the best meal with fresh and varied items. The rest of the food is mediocre at best. The hotel does have a restaurant for dinner that requires reservations. there is only two seatings 7 and 9pm. The menu on this restaurant does not change, so after the third day the menu gets old. Also, to make reservations its a hassle. You have to go to the Lobby personally and request your reservation first thing in the morning. The hotel offers internet a...
We found our room to have a strong petroleum-type smell - during our entire stay. Low water pressure all the time. Lack of hot water when you want to get ready for dinner. Food was plentiful, but average in quality. The drinks were strong, but not good tasting. The bed was hard as a rock. The beach was covered in seaweed every day. The only saving grace was good snorkeling next door. The hotel is the farthest north from town. You had to pay $7+ for a taxi each time you wanted to go to town. The staff were polite, but spoke little English. Our doorlock repeatedly malfunctioned. Lastly, to a parent not travelling with children, the children's program appeared to be excellent.
This was a family vacation that did not start off good at this hotel. Some of our 10 family members bought the all inclusive some only did day passes and some did not purchase any of the all inclusive food. The front desk people hounded us daily I believe they thought we were trying to rip off their buffet (that wasn't very good). The beds in this hotel were miserable. The location smelled like sewer. The beach was not as nice as other locations. On a positive note it was clean and most staff members were really nice and went above and beyond to make us happy. We will visit Cozumel again it is a wonderful place just wont stay here.