(Closed) Excellence Playa Mujeres in Mexico

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

My boss stayed there for her vacation this past summer.  She LOVED IT!  She said everything was absolutely perfect.  No clue about the specific rooms though.

 

Also we stayed at the Secrets Maroma Beach, (just down the road), in September and it was amazing and perfect.  Highly recommend that resort.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

my sister, her husband and another couple vacationed there and they were in a standard room, so I’m not sure about the upgrades.  however, their pictures were awesome and they still rave about it! I have not heard any negative reviews about this excellence property.  you might check out tripadvisor.com if you haven’t already! 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I stayed there two years ago.  LOVED the hotel! The food was great, rooms were awesome! We had a standard room, so I can’t speak to the two story suite, or the excellence club.  The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the beach.  If you’re a beach person, then I would suggest a different hotel.  It wasn’t terrible, but the water had a TON of seaweed in it, and it wasn’t that gorgeous blue water that you usually associate with Cancun.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know most of riviera maya doesn’t have the spectacular clear blue water.  we stayed at the grand sunset princess last year and had the same problem with seaweed.  the water near tulum is amazing!  big waves and very clear!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

PS.  Secrets Maroma Beach had perfect crystal clear blue water. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have not stayed at Excellence Playa Mujeres; however, I have stayed at the sister resort, the Excellence Riviera Cancun, which is very very similar. Playa Mujeres is supposed to be a little nicer than Riviera Cancun, which is honestly rather hard to imagine because the resort was so amazing!

Hubby and I did do the Excellence Club upgrade, and I do not regret this. The top shelf liquor in room is no big deal, but one of my favorite things was the Excellence Clubhouse that you get access to- it’s basically a lounge with appetizers and drinks around the clock where you can relax. We went there every morning, had these adorable breakfast hours d’oeuvres and played chess for a while. You also get a towel concierge and (I’m not sure if this is the same at Playa Mujeres) but we got access to 2 special bars and pool areas that nobody else had access to, which was really nice. Sometimes the pools would get a bit crowded but the VIP pools never really did! So I think a lot of it is personal preference. I just wanted to give you an idea of what you could expect.

I didn’t do the rooftop suite- not sure if I would in the future, to be honest. Our room was nice enough as it was.

I will give you one tip- when we arrived, we were told that we’d been “upgraded” to a swim-up suite. This turned out not to be so much of an “upgrade” as they would like you to think, as you can see everyone sitting out at the pool through your window and have zero privacy. We ended up working it out- we switched rooms on day 2- but if this might be a concern for you, you may want to tell them that you do NOT want a 1st floor room.

The beach does have lots of seaweed, this wasn’t really a big deal for us. We had a completely amazing time, and are already planning our next trip back. These are really high class resorts and I definitely think you get what you pay for. Let me know if you have any other questions!

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Hi!!

We honeymooned at EPM and absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED it!  

We stayed in the 2 story rooftop suite and for our honeymoon we thought that the level of privacy it provided it was definitely worth it.

We plan to go back eventually and the next time we won’t stay in the same level of room because it’s not worth the money for a regular vacation…but for relaxing with your NEW husband it’s worth spending the money.

I wrote a super detailed review on Trip Advisor and you can read it here if you’d like to.

My best friend stayed at the one in Riviera Maya and she loved it too.  The one in Playa Mujeres is a bit newer and a tad more expensive.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That actually sounds like a pretty good deal. I think that’s what we payed for 7 days? Maybe that was because of the upgrade. Even if you don’t do the upgrade, I think you’d be really happy with it.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

My husband and I stayed at the Excellence Playa Mujeres for our honeymoon last June. I read mixed things about how great the Excellence Club really was so we decided to just do a 2-story rooftop terrace room. It was WONDERFUL! I enjoyed going down to the beach or pool for awhile during the day then being able to go to our own area to lay out, nap, or get in our own little pool. We would usually bring drinks up and ordered room service a few times too.

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