Ratings based on 136 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NY

Family vacation

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Loved it! Good beach, perfect evening and night program. Food is the same every day at the buffet but many restaurants with a different food options.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 7, 2017 by Rosa Rivero/ Hospitality Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Mike, Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay with us at Grand Palladium Colonial. We value your feedback and appreciate that you share this information in order to keep improving our services. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you in our beautiful resort. Best regards,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent for family vacation

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Love the beach, very comfortable rooms. Kids loved the kids club and were very happy to participate in all kids club programs, kids cloud location just perfect ! Very impressed by shows at the resort - professional, colorful, enjoyable to wach for kids and adults.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 8, 2017 by Sergio Bermejo, Rooms Division Assistant Manager, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, it is great to read that you enjoyed all the aspects mentioned of our beautiful Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa. As a 5-star resort we pride ourselves in the level of service that we offer to our guest. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback as this is very important to us. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we invite you to visit in the near future for another fantastic family vacation. Warmest regards,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Missouri

Nice facility with a few flaws

Posted Jan 30, 2017
Pros: Lots of dining options...pool and beach were great. Staff was friendly and helpful.
The refrigerator in our room never worked right. They replaced and the second one didn't work either...leaving no cold drinks in our room for the entire stay. Disappointed you could not get bottled water at the bars available. Wanted to drink SOL beer but that is exclusive to "The Royal Suites" guest only. The beach was awesome in most locations, however it was a distance to walk to the beach. Restaurant serving sizes were a bit small. This was our first "all-inclusive" trip...not sure if we would go that route again or not.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 31, 2017 by Rosa Rivero/ Hospitality Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Lou, We thank you for the time you took to send us your comments and concerns about your stay at Grand Palladium Colonial, and also thank you for choosing us for your first all-inclusive experience. We regret hearing the incident with your fridge and we apologize for a situation that should have never occur, we will do our outmost effort, as we always do, in preventing this inconveniences to happen again. In reference to your observations about our bar and restaurant services, we can assure you that we will take note about, in order to always improve them, since all comments that we receive from our customers helps us to know what our guest are looking or expecting in their vacations. Thank you again for your review and we hope you give us another opportunity host you and met your expectations, and providing wonderful holidays. Best regards,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from MO

Great resort, lots to see & do

Posted Jan 28, 2017
We originally booked to colonial but moved to riviera section. There are lots of choices for meals, we tried couple of the buffets, portofino, ribs & more & the snack bar on the beach. Damien was our server at Portofino and did a great job. Would also like to thank Erika Alonso for helping with our shuttle transportation from the airport. After talking to 3 dif people from Expedia, and still no shuttle I contacted hotel directly and she took care of everything for us.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2017 by Rosa Rivero/ Hospitality Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Raylene, Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comment about your stay at Grand Palladium. We are happy that you enjoyed our restaurants and we thank you specially for recognizing the outstanding job or Damien and Erika, we will share your amazing words with them. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you back soon! Best regards,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from California

Great hotel! Will be back soon!!!

Posted Jan 25, 2017
Lots of trails and places to walk to/from. Great food, friendly staff, awesome beach. Very green, acres of rainforest and natural habitat.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 27, 2017 by Rosa Rivero/ Hospitality Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Dmitri, Thank you for your comments about your stay in our Resort, it was our pleasure to host you during your stay at Grand Palladium Colonial. We appreciate your kind words towards our services, facilities and staff, and look forward to see you very soon. Best regards,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from USA

Really friendly staff with great service

Posted Jan 15, 2017
Really enjoyed our trip the staff was all very friendly and the services offered were fantastic highly recommend will return in the future
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 16, 2017 by Rosa Rivero/ Hospitality Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Josh, Thank you for the wonderful comments regarding your recent stay, and thank you for recognizing the efforts of our staff, to make your stay a memorable one. It will be our absolute pleasure to serve you again when you decide to return, hopefully soon! Warmest regards.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Columbus, Ohio

Beautiful setting, great pools, beach and staff

Posted Dec 10, 2016
Pros: Constantly putting money back in to the resort with upgrades to the facilities.
Cons: Make time stand still while I am there, LOL!
Location: Just over one hour direct drive from the airport. One half hour from Playa del Carmen as well as Tulum. Only 6 miles south of Puerto Aventuras.
Group of 10 of us went for one week, Nov/Dec. Return visit for some, 14th time for two of us. Yes, this is a large resort, but easy to get around. The vastness makes it never feel crowded. Each of our last few visits they have been renovating a segment of this 14 year old resort, always having the guest in mind. The newer Tapas restaurant, La Lola, is very good as is the brand new Thai restaurant. Plenty of great new loungers around the main pool thus adding more of the older ones to the beach. While not a "Zen" resort, the GP is not for "Yahoos" either. This is not a Spring Break destination.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 10, 2016 by Sergio Bermejo, Rooms Division Assistant Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Tim, thank you for returning to visit us and sharing your comments about your exceptional vacation in our property. We are elated to read that your stay with us was again a memorable one. We are grateful for your positive comments about our new services that we have added to improve our guests' vacations. We really look forward to your next visit and we will be more than happy to host you once more. Until then, best regards.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from San Francisco, CA

Nice beach resort with good food.

Posted Dec 6, 2016
Pros: It was clean.
Location: We did not go outside the resort.
We had a lot of fun. positives =============== -Friendly staff -nice evening entertainment -free room service, the room's fridge is free inc the alcohol -8 different restaurants/buffets to choose from (servers were great) -free red wine at every meal -The quality of the food is good. I wish I could just eat 12 hours a day! -beach is only a 3-5 minute walk -The beach had lots of chairs, etc. -cool little animals running around (lots of different kinds) -the beach water is not so cold and nice to swim in (there are rocks though in places) -free towels -the resort seems to be recycle friendly -room is stocked with bottled water every day -good for kids (kids pool is free) -nice flat panel TV with HBO (or maybe it was Showtime) -free internet (seemed to be good enough) hi-speed is $15/day negatives =============== -it's about an hour and 15 minutes south of the Cancun and the Cancun airport. -pool cost $10/day (beach is free / kids pool is free) -Cancun is to far if you want to travel to it. If I go again I would... ================ -I wish we booked a direct flight. Going through Mexico City was to long of travel. -I would recommend to bring water shoes to go on the beach. The beach is sandy and nice but there are spots with rocks. I heard some other say they did not like the rocks on their feet but I personally did not mind them at all with my water shoes. Overall if you are looking to just relax and not go anywhere this is a good resort.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 10, 2016 by Sergio Bermejo, Rooms Division Assistant Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Ryan, thank you for choosing the Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa and sharing your comments about your exceptional vacation with us. We are elated to read that your stay with us was again a memorable one and we also appreciate your positive comments about our different services. I would like to take this opportunity to clear that the use of our 6 pools is completely free, the only extra cost is for the hidrotherapy circuit at the Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness. Looking forward to welcome you again. Warmest regards.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Columbus, Ohio

Beautiful grounds, good food and drink, very clean

Posted Dec 4, 2016
Pros: Always improving
Cons: ???
Location: Local towns to enjoy their flavor, Puerto Aventuras and Akumal. Many different excursions to take in if you would like or just relax at the resort.
14th time there, they are always upgrading the facilities, service and food Beach was lovely as well as the grounds. They are renovating some of the facilities and have been each time we have been there of late. These renovations are always done with the guest's current experience in mind, very thoughtful. The new Thai restaurant is really good as well as the newer Tapas restaurant, La Lola. All new lounges around the pool and there are plenty of them there as well as on the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by Lourdes Estrada /Director Adjunto de Alojamiento , Hotel Management
Dear Tim; On behalf of the hotel management we would like to thank you for your comments and of course we will continue to strive to improve our services. We will certainly take in our consideration and we will do our best to improve them. We hope in hosting you in a near future. We remain at your entire disposal for any request you might have, so do not hesitate to contact us directly. Best regards Lourdes Estrada
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Alberta Canada

Large Hotel

Posted Dec 4, 2016
Pros: Room to move! You don't have to get up super early to reserve chairs there are enough for everyone either on the beach or by the pools!
Still renovating sections of the hotel but the ones they have completed are really nice. I can't wait to see the finished product. The really nice thing about this year was the upgrade to the Wifi and in all rooms for free. The beds were more comfortable this year too.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by Lourdes Estrada /Director Adjunto de Alojamiento, Hotel Management
Dear R; On behalf of the hotel management we would like to thank you for your comments and of course we will continue to strive to improve our services. We will certainly take in our consideration and we will do our best to improve them. We hope in hosting you in a near future. We remain at your entire disposal for any request you might have, so do not hesitate to contact us directly. Best regards Lourdes Estrada