Ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from White Lake, Michigan

Iberostar is a great resort!!

Posted Jul 10, 2014
My husband and a friend and her husband went for a Vacation of 8 days. The hotel and staff are so friendly. They go out of their way to make everything perfect! My husband and I also stayed at the Iberostar in Jamaica. We are hooked on their above and beyond service. Thank you Iberostar.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2014 by QualityManagerMX, Hotel Management
We would like to thank you for choosing us for your vacations. We appreciate the time you took to share your nice review on this medium. We are more than glad to know that everything was perfect and the staff contributed to your having a wonderful experience. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the near future! Sincerely,
3 out of 5
by Amy from Washington, DC

Large resort with no sufficient info for amenities

Posted Jun 17, 2014
Pros: The room was very spacious and bright with a nice balcony.
Cons: Guests should be provided with more information about the resort's amenities and accessibility of such. Customer service might use some improvement.
Location: Use the shuttle provided by the resort to go to Playa del Carmen.
My husband and I booked Paraiso Del Mar for 7 nights and even though i had requested an upper floor room (they confirmed receipt of my request), and even though the resort was not fully booked (looked half empty), we still had to wait a few hours to get a 2nd floor room. The room was nice, pretty spacious and bright, but you could see stains on the floor. The resort is large, but there was no information which restaurants were open on what days. So we walked all the way to the beach for breakfast one morning to find out the restaurant was closed (no one had told us that on the other side of the pool was another restaurant belonging to the sister resort, but that could be used by guests of both resorts). We stayed in building 17, which is quite a long way to the beach (building 20 being the farthest). The beach was nice, but not spectacular. There are rocks in the water, some bigger and visible and some smaller that you can only feel when too late, which was annoying. There were always plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas. Cocktails at the beach and pool bars were okay, but the beer and wine at the restaurants were very disappointing. For the 7-night stay, we were entitled to only 3 reservations at the specialty restaurants (we would recommend the Mediterranean), but the food at the buffet was actually pretty good. We had great weather, which made our stay good, but we will not be returning to this resort.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 28, 2014 by QualityManagerMX, Hotel Management
On behalf of the management we would like to thank you for choosing us for your vacations in Mexico. We are glad you took the time to share your recent experience with us. We thank you for your nice mention of the rooms being spacious and the lovely view from the balcony and terrace. We regret to know that the Front Desk failed in delivering easy and clear information regarding our services, facilities and the premises available for our clients. As per the room request, we regret to know that we were not able to fulfill the room requirements from the beginning. Since this depends on the availability upon the guest's arrival, it is not possible to confirm it before that. However the Front Desk Manager does his best to accommodate our clients. We hope to have another chance to offer you another stay at our hotel in the near future. Warm regards,
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 28, 2014 by QualityManagerMX, Hotel Management
On behalf of the management we would like to thank you for choosing us for your vacations in Mexico. We are glad you took the time to share your recent experience with us. We thank you for your nice mention of the rooms being spacious and the lovely view from the balcony and terrace. We regret to know that the Front Desk failed in delivering easy and clear information regarding our services, facilities and the premises available for our clients. As per the room request, we regret to know that we were not able to fulfill the room requirements from the beginning. Since this depends on the availability upon the guest's arrival, it is not possible to confirm it before that. However the Front Desk Manager does his best to accommodate our clients. We hope to have another chance to offer you another stay at our hotel in the near future. Warm regards,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by lex from chicago

Huge hotel

Posted May 17, 2014
Overall really nice place. Almost too big of a place.about a 10 minute walk to the beach.the Beach is unbelievably nice though.Paid 900$ for 6 days. the price was worth it. Fun wildlife just chilling. Go to the restaurants!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 20, 2014 by QualityManagerMX, Hotel Management
Appreciated guest, First of all we would like to thank you for choosing us for your vacations. It is a pleasure to know that your stay was enjoyable. We appreciate your highlights on the incredible beach and on the beauty of our facilities. It would be a true honor to welcome you in the future for you to enjoy another great stay with us. Sincerely, Quality Manager IBEROSTAR Mexico
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Jersey

Iberostar Beach Perfection

Posted May 4, 2014
Pros: Beach Food Shows Pools Staff Grounds
Cons: It was PERFECT!
Location: FABULOUS BEACH
They changed me over to next door Paraiso Beach into a upgrade junior suite and I loved it !The lobby was alot more hi-end I thought and the grounds were easy to navigate and know your way around...alot of walking ..huge properties..but golf carts are driven by staff around to provide anyone who wants a ride..which was perfect..and at dinnertime there is a tram driven around with specified stop areas..Then food is outrstanding as all-inclusives go..didn't expect such quality really...beautiful main dining room and gourmet restaurants..shows at night are professional,lights, costumes , talent all fabulous!. which I suppose go to the other hotel theatres in area..huge theater...only one thing..there was no free wi-fi..only way out of touch shopping center had...they offer a daily charge for wi-fi and have a $40 per week pkg...which you hand them your smartphone and they do the typing in of the password and code..fine with me ..no prob..as long as I have wi-fi I agreed..linens in rooms are beautiful the wine is from Spain...the beaches were deep and wide and plenty grass huts on it for shade for all..I cant wait to go back.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 7, 2014 by QualityManagerMX, Hotel Management
First of all we would like to thank you for choosing IBEROSTAR for your vacations and for taking the time to share your amazing comments. We are truly happy to know that everything during your stay was excellent. We love to receive reviews like this since it provides us a great motivational tool for our Staff and management. We appreciate your recognition for our polite and friendly staff as well as for the beauty of our facilities, pools and the paradisiacal beach. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and offer you once more our friendly service! Truly yours,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Charlene from Seattle wa

Good family destination

Posted Apr 13, 2014
Pros: Staff were friendly and the kids club was great
Cons: Although they say no spring breakers on the site, there were a ton. The hallways were noisy. Post a clock at some key places!
Location: Playa Del Carmen was a short cab ride. Shopping and the ferry are there to Cozumel for snorkeling, diving and shopping
We arrived after 12 hours of travel and were quickly checked in and escorted to our room. I had requested double beds since we had three people however we were put in a king room. When I brought the hotel confirmation down they said it was simply a request and not a reservation so buyer beware. The couch was made up and our son slept there for the 8 nights. Since I paid full price for him I feel like he should have had a bed. Other than that the resort was very well maintained and the staff were always smiling. We found Omar and Victor wonderful at the swim up bars. Victor actually brought our son a squirt gun his last day which was so sweet. The buffet was sufficient and the "specialty" restaurants were nothing special. We didn't do the Japanese but it smelled delicious! The best alcohol selection was at the lobby bars or the theater bar. The kids show was really fun and the kids club was wonderful for our son. He loved Jessica and Marisol both and they took great care of him. If you get a chance get over to the shopping area for taco's. They are fresh made and wonderful. The different salsa's are nice to try too. There's only a wifi signal in your room or in the lobby so it's quiet and you don't have to listen to everyone's phone going off which was wonderful! Bring a watch though, there are no clocks anywhere!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 15, 2014 by QualityManagerMX, Hotel Management
On behalf of the management we would like to thank you for choosing us for your vacations. We appreciate the time you took to share your experience with us. It is nice you mention that the service of the Staff was great and they demonstrated the commitment we have for our guests’ vacations experience. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the near future to provide you with another great stay. Sincerely,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

So relaxing!!!

Posted Apr 12, 2014
Pros: All-inclusive, friendly staff
Cons: The food on some of the buffets could be kept cooler or warmer ( whichever applies).
This was our first visit to iberostar but will certainly not be our last. Everyone was so helpful and made our vacation perfect!!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 15, 2014 by QualityManagerMX, Hotel Management
First of all we would like to thank you for choosing us for your vacations. We are thankful to know that your experience was amazing and you enjoyed the company and entertainment of our friendly and helpful Staff! It is nice that you have mentioned that they all made your vacation perfect! We sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future and be part of another excellent vacation at IBEROSTAR Paraiso del Mar. Truly yours,
4 out of 5
by Mahreen from cincinnati

Some staff members were rude.

Posted Apr 3, 2014
Pros: Near the beach, great rooms, clean.
Cons: Senior staff attitude.
Location: Approachable
We travelled with a group of 20 people from Cincinnati high school seniors and parents. Apparently they messed up our dinner bookings and would not admit that it was their fault. We just needed a correction and a sit down dinner together.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 9, 2014 by QualityManagerMX, Hotel Management
We would like to thank you for choosing us for your recent group vacation. We are glad you mention that the rooms were great and close to the beach. We regret to know that your experience was not all perfect and had some issues with the dinner reservations. We have shared your feedback to the Concierge department to take it into consideration and verify what happened with the booking; we will analyze and follow up to ensure this does not occur again. We apologize for the inconvenience and sincerely hope to welcome you back and restore your confidence in IBEROSTAR brand. Truly yours,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Love the grounds, ocean, and the pools

Posted Mar 24, 2014
Pros: Pool, beach, ocean, access to drinks and food
Cons: It would be nice if rooms were larger to accommodate families larger than 4. Our rooms were somewhat worn. Refrigerator did not work.
Location: Between Playa del Carmen and Cancun, so plenty to do around the resort as well.
Stayed at this resort last week (week of March 17) with my husband, and 4 girls (ages 9, 16, 17, and 22). We had two rooms near each other. The resort was great for meeting the needs of all ages. Plenty to do. Really amazing grounds and employees!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 8, 2014 by QualityManagerMX, Hotel Management
We would like to thank you for choosing us for your vacations in Mexico and for taking the time to share your nice comments with us. We are glad to know you enjoyed our pools, beach, drinks and the food we offer our clients. It is truly satisfying to read that our service met all your expectations and needs during your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the near future in this paradisiacal location in IBEROSTAR Paraiso del Mar! Cordially,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ruth from Missouri, USA

A Perfect Vacation!

Posted Mar 1, 2014
Pros: Beach, pool, good size room that is very clean with cute towel sculptures, good food, timely transportation around the property with friendly drivers
Cons: Previously we have always enjoyed the shows. This time disappointed with overall quality. Emcee spoke too fast. Band so loud couldn't hear singers.
Location: Only 1/2 hour from the airport. Beautiful beach. Beautiful well cared for grounds. Swim with dolphins and Maya ruins.
This was our 4th time here. The buffets were really great as were the specialty restaurants. The beach is our favorite with lots of lounges and clean sand. The pool is nice too. The whole property is so pretty with all the plants well taken care of. The animals and birds add to the beauty. All the employees are very friendly always greeting us with hola and a smile. The transportation around the property was wonderful! We are so grateful for a ride to our destination any time of the day or night. We are looking forward to returning next year with our friends who came for the first time.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Our fourth time back.

Posted Feb 15, 2014
Pros: There are excellent workers that are right there to help. The resort was full but you still got great service.
Cons: It would be good to know your room# before you get there or ensure your upgrade and room choice before you arrive.
Location: We stayed on the resort this time.. There is golf,water sports, shopping, etc. .
We were able to upgrade to ocean front The service was excellent. I know they have no control over the weather but we had perfect weather too! I can't wait til next year!