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  1. Steve

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    Caribbean Princess

    Post comments, reviews, trip reports and links to your pictures for Caribbean Princess here.

    Located at Km4 it is a 20 minute bus journey to the party center. This hotel is Lagoon side. Downtown is a 15 minute bus journey away.

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  2. Geordie

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    Seems to be really mixed reviews of this one on Trip Advisor. Anyone stayed here over the spring break period? What did you think?
     
  3. rikib004

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    Had an email from the hotel telling me that the hotel is in great condition and open,

    how nice of them
     
  4. Prince William

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    stayed here March 05

    Me and my friends stayed here last year and had a great time.

    Friendly staff, mixed ages, though majority English.

    Food=you pay for what you get, free drinks are good, with friendly bar staff.

    We paid 770 for 2 weeks so I rate it 8/10

    Any q's leme kno

    ....Should be staying at Oasis cancun this March tho
     
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    Re: stayed here March 05


    I'm staying there this year (arrive 5th March. What do you reckon are the closest good places to go? Is there anywhere within walking distance?
     
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    Laboom is like 3mins walking distance, but go everywhere. R1 BUS or cabs are always available.
     
  7. Sam

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    Im staying at the caribbean princess as well. Just wondering how far away it is from the party centre? I know its a little out the way, just hoping that its not miles away from the action...
     
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    I Saw a map and its like a mile away.. not too far at all... when are you staying there ? how many of ya?
     
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    Thats good news, was starting to worry it would be miles away from the party zone.

    Im staying there from the 8th March for 2 weeks. Its ended up to be just me and one mate. About 15 of us were supposed to be coming, but for one reason or another, they all dropped out.
     
  10. I_love_cancun

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    Miles to walk

    Hi,

    Just a little warning for anyone staying here. Dont walk home from the Hotel Zone. i have done it and it takes about 2 hours. fell out with my mates on the first night and decided to walk back. had money for a taxi and the bus but thought it wasnt that far. how wrong was i.

    even though it is far out i wouldnt want it anyother way. its nice and peaceful during th eday and only 10 mins away on the bus.

    its not the biggest hotel but it is so friendly and everyone gets on with everyone.

    i left a post on tripadvisor in july 2004 after i had got back. i had read some bad things on there too but i had the best holiday of my live.

    feel free to email for further questions?
     
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    hi

    just booked 2 stay here 2nd July 2006!! with 5 other's. just wondering if anybody has any information on the hotel, good place 2 go also any pics wud be great aswell!!

    thanks xx
     
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    Hi four of us guys (aged 25 - 30) are staying here 13th March. Whats the age range of most at this hotel?
     
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    2 of us stayin here 6th march!! reviews please people
     
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    Fabulous Vacation!!

    Our family of four stayed at the Princess over Christmas!
    What a party!!!
    The place was absolutely great! The rooms were clean (all done in marble!) and nicely appointed, the staff friendly and courteous, the food was plentiful- delicious- with lots of variety and the drinks never ending! Can you say vino tinto?

    The entertainment staff, (Hiya Nemo!!) did a great job of keeping us all up and going with music, games, outings, activities, and of course, bar-hopping. We were especially impressed with the wonderful banquet and stage show on Christmas Eve!

    There are 2 ATMs nearby, as well as convenience stores, a Mexican flea market, and departure points for tours and excursions. The busses run about every 2 or 3 minutes. It's about an 8 minute ride to downtown Cancun, and a 15 minute ride to the entertainment zone. (Don't bother with cabs- the busses are cheaper and probably faster, too)
    The Princess arranges bar excursions every night, and the transportation to the club or bar is included in the Open-Bar ticket price. They also provide transport to and from the beaches and shopping malls daily. It is a short walk across the main street to the beach, and there is also a dock on the beach where excursions leave from.

    About 3 blocks away is the Embarcadero where one can catch the ferry to Isla Mujeres, a small island off the coast. You can rent a golf cart and tour the island- snorkeling is superb there, and the beaches beautiful.

    We would definitely stay at the Caribbean Princess again. It has true Mexican style and hospitality! We much preferred it to the canned same-same decor and atmosphere of the larger American-style hotels that you see in every resort around the world.



     
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    Re: Fabulous Vacation!!

    Definitely go to Isla.
    Definitely do NOT take the ferry from Embarcadero.
    It's way slow and it's way expensive. ($15 1-way, $25 RT) and takes FOREVER to get to the island. Way bad idea in water with any kind of chop to it.

    Take the R1 bus that has the words Puerto Juarez painted on the windshield to the last stop or second last stop (there's a different ferry that goes to Isla at each). You'll be tempted to get off at the second last stop which is the GRAN Puerto Juarez ferry - but if you see any kind of line there, go one more stop to the next one. (You can always come back)
     
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    Good hotel clean, good entertainment the maker for this hotel is the staff they are the friendliest bunch and always looking out to help you. i went last year and am returning this year. there are better hotels but this is much cheaper than most we got quoted today upgrade to oasis cancun 550
     
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    We stayed here in march.

    Nice hotel, nice staff. The main problems for us is that its quite far out.
    The food aint bad but it aint great either.
    The hotel has a very friendly atmothspehre i would say stay here but not if your looking for a non stop party.
     
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    8 british lads(18-19yrs) goin here on march 14th for two weeks!!!we've heard the stories so we had to go!!!

    Reviews seem pretty good so far i was just wondering if we have to book early for quad biking and snorkelling etc

    cheers joe
     
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    me and a pal are coming here 10-17 March , if anyone has tips on what number bus to get to the party center, which restaurants are nice in the area.., which excursions are cheapest around the hotel location etc. Cheers pals.
     
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    ok this forum has provided me with a lot of useful information, so I only think its right I contribute and offer my thoughts.

    Like stated, me and my pals stayed here during springbreak 2009. If you want a simple hotel, away from the party zone with a mainly british crowd, then this is the place for you.

    In the time we were there, the hotel wasnt even full, hardly any girls around, and its mostly full of a english lads mucking around most of the day around the pool. The chaps at this hotel play music really loud during the day and thats their entertainment. Unfortunatly for us, our room was right next to their music booth.

    The pool aint great. They have a gym, but its something from the 60s, very poor. The hotel itself is located lagoon side, they have a bus that takes you to the beach club, which is near cocobongo at 10 every morning. So again if you want to step out onto the beach first thing in the morning, be mindful of this.

    Personally I didnt find the food of great variety, mostly rice, not enough variety for my liking, but it wasnt too bad.

    Transport wise its pretty easy to get around, the buses operate from the main street towards the party zone which is around 10-15 mins away.

    Looking back I would have booked a hotel closer to the party zone, which had a better balance of chicks to guys, a hotel with a better atmosphere.

    Id get this place 5/10

    Budgy.