Gr Solaris Cancun – An Honest Review

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Gr Solaris Cancun - An Honest Review

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Recent guests don’t seem to mind that the GR Solaris Cancun, Mexico is smaller than many other all-inclusive resorts in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. While staying there, you can dine at several on-site restaurants, including Marco Polo which serves a la carte Italian cuisine. The rooms, though they might be on the smaller side, come with amenities like marble bathrooms, coffee makers, satellite TVs, and king or double beds.

To add more luxuriousness to your stay, you can ask for one of the rooms that come with a personal Jacuzzi and a balcony. You can enjoy a swim in either of the two pools while basking in the beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. Additionally, you’ll have easy access to Cancun’s sandy beach and nonmotorized water sports equipment, just a few yards away.


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During the night, you can have a buffet dinner and watch a show at no extra cost. The shows include Broadway musicals and Mexican cultural performances organized by the entertainment staff. Families should know that the kids club is also included in the price. Previous guests highly recommended it.

If you’re on a budget and want an all-inclusive vacation that’s great for families and social couples, this resort is a good choice. You’ll feel like you’re on a cruise ship, but on land! There are many things to do, including a main pool with a swim-up bar, a kids’ club, live entertainment, and lots of places to eat or drink. The atmosphere is lively, fun and social, but not too loud or annoying.

The Location

The GR Solaris Cancun hotel is located on the beach in the southern part of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, surrounded by other properties and facing the ocean. There are some restaurants within walking distance, and the Mayan ruins of El Rey Zona Arqueologica are less than half a mile north of the hotel.

The hotel is located approximately 8 miles to the east of Cancun International Airport. They offer both valet and self-parking options that are available 24 hours a day. Self-parking is free of charge. Additionally, the hotel provides an airport shuttle and car service.

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You can easily walk to these places: Bus stop, nice Restaurants, a close by Movie theater, Nighclubs like Coco bongo, La Vaquita, Senor Frog, The City and others.

Also the Train station and beach are nearby as well as the metro. Grocery stores and Walmart.S You can also do some souvenir shopping at the nearby shopping center like Plaza Kukulkan, Plaza las Americas, La Isla Walmart and Other malls. You can also reach Mercado 28 with a taxi (using an uber is not recommended in Cancun)

The Rooms

The guest rooms are designed in traditional style with colonial furniture, tiled floors, and earth tone colors. All rooms come equipped with TVs showing international programs, CD players in alarm clock radios, coffee makers, minifridges stocked with items, private balconies, in-room safes, and air conditioning. The all-inclusive rate provides access to all dining options, unlimited tacos,  drinks, wine and beer, 24-hour room service, non-motorized water sports, fitness and recreation areas, and activities and entertainment at no additional cost.

The room comes with a workspace/desk, minifridge, minibar, bathrobes/slippers, shower/tub combo, separate shower, separate tub, and internet. There is an option for wireless internet as well as free and fee-based internet usage. Guests can also choose rooms with patios and balconies, and adjoining rooms are available. Additionally, premium channels are included. The standard room size is 408 square feet.

Restaurants and Dining

At GR Solaris Cancun, guests have several dining options to choose from. Marco Polo serves both international and Mexican cuisine, Zai Oriental offers Asian dishes, and Rodizio specializes in Brazilian food. There’s also a late-night deli, Snack Bar, lobby bar, and even a swim-up bar by the pool. For entertainment, guests can attend live shows on-site.

The dining options include a buffet serving Asian, Italian, American, and Mexican cuisines, as well as fine and casual dining, a quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace, a bar/lounge, and room service. We offer 24-hour room service, and complimentary breakfast is provided.

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The Pool

The resort has multiple pools for guests to enjoy. The main pool is at the center of the resort’s activities and has a swim-up bar, wading area, and an overhead bridge. With a view of the ocean, plenty of deck chairs, and easy access to the water sports desk, the main pool is a popular spot. For a quieter swim, guests can head to the adults-only relaxation pool that’s closer to the ocean, or the pool at the kids club. The beach area is easily accessible with umbrellas, lounge chairs, volleyball and soccer nets, and a lifeguard on duty.Lap pool

The pool facilities include a wading pool, lazy river, family pool, infinity pool, whirlpool/hot tub, adults-only pool, waterslide, deck chairs or cabanas, a pool bar, and a lifeguard on duty. Additionally, we offer poolside service for our guests.

The Spa

The spa provides a variety of services including massages, facials, body treatments like scrubs and wraps, salon services such as nail care, hair treatments, waxing, and hair-braiding for children. Additionally, customers can enjoy the outdoor treatment area, steam room, and sauna.

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At the resort, you can use the fitness center which has plenty of options including cardio machines, strength-training equipment, free weights and various exercise accessories. Additionally, you can enjoy nonmotorized water sports rentals as part of your stay and make use of amenities like tennis courts, pool, foosball and shuffleboard.

They offer weight equipment, cardio equipment, yoga mats, and both free and premium fitness classes (with a fee).

For Kids

The resort has several amenities for children, including the Baby Park, which is a playground area exclusively for kids who are 4 years old or younger and is open 24 hours a day. There is also a kids club available on-site, as well as a magic show. The kids pool area has a slide, a small wading pool with basketball hoops, and there is another one in the main pool. Additionally, the resort provides cribs and high chairs for families with young children. Note that the kids club is available both for free and for a fee.

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