Dos Playas *** AI/EP

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  1. Steve

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    Dos Playas

    Post comments, reviews, trip reports and links to your pictures for Dos Playas here.

    Located at Km6 it is a short bus ride away to downtown and to the main party centre. This hotel is bay side.

    Check the links below for availability and pricing with the following operators:

    Best Day Cancun

    Expedia

    Cancuntravel (All Inclusive)

    Cancuntravel (European Plan)

    Travel Center (All Inclusive)

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  2. EngineerGuy

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    nice

    I stayed here in 2001. Its a great location for anyone. Fat Tuesdays is right next door, as well as a small mini mart for food. Lots to do around the area! The hotel as a whole was ok. Never had any problem with the staff or the room. The food at the hotel was ok as well, we had their buffet every afternoon, seemed pretty good and clean! In my opinion, good hotel! Smaller, but good!! A good choice if your looking for a good hotel at a cheap price!
     
  3. hkplayer

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    Dos Playas was a cozy place but if you are looking for luxury, you would have to look elsewhere. We stayed at one of the kitchenette suites that was owned by people not associated with the property and thus we had our own keys and really only went to the reception (who were very helpful) if we had general questions.

    From what I gather, when you stay AI the rooms and their cleanliness vary day to day and staff to staff; in other words, it can be off and on in terms of cleanliness. The pool is of smaller size but the ocean is just steps away. Playa Tortugas was a very nice beach and that water was so calmand of course so light blue. Nearby is a dock that can take you to Isla Mujeres, etc. but it is more expensive than taking it at somewhere like Puerto Juarez. Gray Line tours is practically next door as well so if you come unprepared for a day trip, its very easy to set one up with them. Their prices seem to be standard even though we purchased through Brant, which really just equated to a few dollars off each person. Brant’s card really helped out with meals and clubs though ;)

    We only ate once at the restaurant, which is located near the pool, and the food was decent. Breakfast buffet price was $10 per person at that time (April 2004), during Semana Santa (Easter) Week. There is an Oxxo convenience store (and a family owned one) near where Gray Line is, so for those desperate cravings that you need to satisfy at night, there is a place that can help with that.

    The best thing to Dos Playas was the location, in my opinion. Being near Fat Tuesday was good, but nothing too spectacular. However, being in between Punta Cancun and Downtown Cancun was perfect for us. Really, just a bus ride away to either fun area. We weren’t overly crowded by neighbouring hotels and/or businesses and the stretch of Playa Tortugas was a great walk and run.

    This is a great spot for the budget traveler or spring breaker – you are in between two key spots of Cancun (punta cancun and downtown), near a tour operator and a convenience store, bus stations to and from each direction of the 7, away from the noise where a lot of hotels are crammed together, as well as the pleasantness of a calm beach.

    Given all this, we actually are planning our second trip to Cancun staying at this property again :)
     
  4. dex

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    Glad to hear good things, I'll post up my comments when I get back from SB.
     
  5. dex

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    I had a really good time at dos playas, much better then expected. The reviews around are not great at all and it surpassed my expectation. I mean the place is not top of the line by anymeans but for the cash you spend 1000(cnd) it surely get the job done. Rico is a great guy for the animation team and hooked it up on several occasions and Venus at the bar at night is a really cood cat as well. The snack bar guy is awesome too (forgot his name), if you go dont forget about the snack bar its up at the top away from the pool and the hot dogs are pretty good. Overall, id say the food was pretty good but it sucks that its not 24/7 so I ate a lot of pizza. They only give you one key per room which really sucks esp if you sometimes forget it in the room or your buddy with the key is nowhere to be found. Overall though, Dos Playas is def worth the money for a 3 star. If anyone has any questions dont be afraid to reply/pm.
     
  6. Damian

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    This hotel is my alternative to the Club Carrousel, can anyone tell me what the all inclusive is like?
    Is there any good beer, Corona etc on offer and i have heard that spirits are limited and only mixed with Cola.

    Any advice on this hotel for a couple of mid 20's guys who are out to have some fun and also chill in the Carib sun :)

    Many thanks

    Damian (UK)
     
  7. StacyTedesco

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    My friend Melissa and I are staying at the Dos Playas! There are two other girls coming but we're not sure which ones are coming.... lol ..... is anyone going March 12-18th? :D
     
  8. AUSDOWD

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    Alright, I'm all set!!

    Stayin at the Dos start of next March, 2nd - 8th.

    Myself and another mate are coming from Australia, then travellin on elsewhere. Anyone else whos going to be there, send me a PM and I've no doubt we'll catch up for some drinks :D 8)

    ~Adam.
     
  9. Gidders

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    aite everyone, how u doin? yea ill be there around the 12th, may catch u there!
     
  10. Matty

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    Just read all the opinions,sounds like the go!Good to hear some more aussies are making their way over,yeah!This place sounds alright..
    Good stuff! :D
     
  11. Dogtrainer

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    few party boys heading there in Jan /06

    will be there Jan 7/ 06 to the 14th /06

    was wondering how it fared out damage wise.. and is anyone going at this time of year or will we be alone LOL
    :lol:
     
  12. AUSDOWD

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    Re: few party boys heading there in Jan /06

    Can you please let us know whats its like dude when you get back, that would be much appreciated :)

    Cheers,
    ~Adam.
     
  13. RJU72

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    Hey Dogtrainer I'll be there the same time as you.The 1st beer is on me bro. LOL
     
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    hahaha hey Buff .. Cheep bastard .. you know drinks are included .. see that hottie above me . Damn LOL why did we book so early LOL

    Bobby .. first 100 are on me ,.. hows that buddy .. Nice pic by BTW .. hahahaha
     
  15. Dogtrainer

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    Trip report for Dos Playas Jan 7 to the 14th 2006

    I'll start out by saying me and three other guys had a great time at this resort.
    On that note, Here we go.
    On arrival we got are rooms. we all stayed in building C and its still being fixed up .. But the rooms we stayed in where very clean and nice. Better then some of them thats forsure. All the tiles were new and the bathroom was great. "For the money" Don't be shy .. tip the maid service and you will get treated right durning room clean up. It was very easy to meet people at this resort :wink: you just had to open yourself up and say Hi. People where very friendly and from all over the world. The ones we met where from Sweden, France, and From are home town ... Canada. Each having there own personalty and great smiles. It was nice to have girls like that hanging around. Made dinner the first night very fun.

    I won't go day by day but it will give you an idea as to what me did .. andwe didn't even break the tip of the ice burge.
    Sunday night >>> Club >>> Basic's .. 35 US$ all you can drink .. "GREAT DEAL "
    Monday night >>>Club>>>Daddy O's 35 US$ all you can drink Beer only unless you had a girl with you lol .. TIP WELL HERE !!!
    Tuesday night >>>>Club>>>> can't remember. You will have to read my buddies review on this one lol
    Wednesday night>>>I stay at the resort .. Buddies and a couple of girls went on the Booze cruze and said they had a blast. 50US$ and well worth it they said.
    Thursday night >> Club Basic again *smiles .. By fara great club .. worth the second trip " Wet t Shrit contest was fun. HAHAH again 35US $ all you can drink.
    Friday .. I went over to the island with a buddy and and to girls we met .. WOW was that ever worth the trip .. The boat ride and company was great .. I'd stay on the island over night again in a heart beat. The rooms are cheep .. Rent a golf cart for 40 US$ for 24 hours .. and stay in a really cheep room. You won't regreat this trip.
    Saturday .. stayed by the pool till depart time.
    We had really good weather al week and made some really great friends :wink: All got realy dark. The thing with this resort is .. You really have to be able to make your own fun .. If you can't and you need someone to plan your day.. Best go somewhere else. Fun is what you make of it at DosPlayas.
    Food was OK .. nothing great . But it seemed to agree with my body all week .. So I enjoyed it .. Breakfast was the best.
    The Staff was also pretty friendly. Tip good if you can .. you will get treated better. I think I got 6 bottles of wine back to the room one night. Remember the bar closes @ 11:00 .. so a little extra back at the room is a bonus *wink lol
    Staff at the front desk .. in the morning can be a little blunt .. but there busy at this time .. so be nice .. or you will be sitting a while lol
    Could have done without the jack hammers and saws turning on at 8:30 in the morning .. But I know they are working hard to get the place ready for March breakers .. Should be ready the way they work.. So if your planing going here in march .. there will be lots of new stuff .. Looking nice. For the MONEY remember .
    Overall.. I give the place a 3.5 star
    Would I go back >>>??? Maybe. If the price was right . Look at spending 300.00 to 500.00 US ontop of your already payed for trip here. if you wanna keep busy.
    And yes the Beach is very nice here.

    Hope this helps anyone staying here in the future..
    Had a great trip

    Jay ;)
    P.S. I think a buddie that went down with us is also posting a review .. So read both and compare..
     
  16. shezza

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    jay
    we need pics :prod:
     
  17. chilenoazul

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    hey sheeza when r u guys goin to cancun and where in boston are u
     
  18. shezza

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    hey there chilenoazul
    about 20 minutes south of boston and as far as going back to cancun not sure just got back in december but that dioesnt mean anything. we made it there 3 times last year so hopefully soon! and what about you?
     
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    i'm from quincy so i am in the south shore .. i'm goin with 3 of my best friends on march 10th we r lookin 4 people to hang out there and mayb the nightb4 we leave .. what ya like to do 4 fun ??
     
  20. sfcretbb

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    Looking for current info on conditions at Dos Playas

    I have reservations the end of Feb 06 to early Mar06 . Just wondered if anyone would please provide current information regarding the hotel, beaches, clubs,etc.
    Thank you in advance.