Excellence Riviera Cancun Review


This is my review on Excellence Riviera Maya.

This hotel is located in Riviera Maya, Mexico and is an all inclusive, adults only resort just 25 minutes by taxi from Cancun.

We requested a quieter room and were pleased to be located in block 2 facing the spa (all rooms are pool view) which is close enough to the restaurants but far enough to avoid the evening entertainment noise.

The restaurants leave you spoilt for choice from Italian to French to Indian to Tapas to Asian. Definitely wouldn’t go hungry here. Be prepared with a mix of smart casual and more formal clothes as several of the restaurants have a more formal dress code. Our favourites were Chez Isabelle and Spice. We opted for the hibachi option at spice which involved show cooking in front of you in a room with 6 others. This was a great opportunity to meet some other guests. There is also a great little cafe serving delicious cakes and drinks on the same floor as the reception desk.

Delicious food at Spice

There are a great selection of bars dotted around. Be sure to check out coco loco time at 11am everyday on the beach behind sol bar where they make cocktails served in coconuts with the option of just having plain coconut oil. They also serve pizzas during the day from Sol Bar. Our favourite bar was the martini bar near the lobby but we equally enjoyed the swim up bar.

Our room was located on the spa side which was lovely and quiet. The room itself was lovely and spacious with a balcony and a bath separating the bedroom from the bathroom. The rooms were tidied twice a day.

Overall this was a great resort located right by the beach with a lazy river and swimming pools dotted around a spa. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is some of the best we have ever experienced they can’t do enough for you and always greet you with a smile. This hotel is a great relaxing getaway – it is predominantly couples though with many celebrating birthdays/honeymoons/anniversaries.

This getaway was my first all inclusive holiday and also my first time to Mexico and both have completely won me over.

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