Oasis Cancun **** AI

Discussion in 'Cancun Info' started by Steve, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. silver3901

    silver3901 Enthusiast Registered Member

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    so what can I really expect at this hotel going there in march and it says I have an all-inclusive package to the hotel what does that really include?
     
  2. Tina

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    Well I've been back since the 10th so I figured I should post my report.

    BFF and I got a last minute deal off of funjet for straight flight, hotel and transfer for little over 700 a piece for 5 nights so to complain about anything at that price is insane!

    The best about the hotel is definetely the beds, I've been to Cancun before and usually you get concrete to sleep on but they had pillow top mattress's that felt just like mine at home so that was awesome.

    Showers had mega and i mean mega pressure which is another rarity in the hotel world no matter where you are, besides it being tricky to get water right, the showers rocked.

    The lobby bar was the most personable and really the only place you could talk or associate w/a bartender, we spent our days at the Ibiza swimup bar but pool was too cold to get in and sit at the swim up bar so Amy and I entertained ourselves. We never made it to the Up and Down disco, I'll explain that later.

    Food was fine, we ate at the buffet mostly and that was fine, we never went hungry. We did eat at the Thai place for lunch, very good but cold. We ate at the steak restaurant one night which was great, but keep in mind, they open at 630, be in line by no later than 530 to get in on the 1st round or you will be waiting at least an hour again to get in but its worth getting there early. The mexican for lunch was good but by then it all really seems to be the same food just served differently or you got it yourself. The main bar/burger bar was a complete and total joke, you had to wait in line for at least an hour to get a measily hamburger and fries, one guy cooking, one guy taking your order, one guy serving it for hundreds and i mean hundreds of people in line....wonder why it takes so long.....that was my only complaint about ALL the restaurants, I can handle waiting, what i cant handle is the way they manage to make people wait by poor service, tables are empty but you have to wait 1/2 hour for them even if they are made up and ready? Stand in line for an hour after you've given your room # for a table for 2 and someone walks up and need a table of 4 and they get in before you do....sorry, horsesh#t.....just poorly run, they could have 3 times the turnover in those restaurants if they did it right. Burger bar....egad, you have hundreds of people in line.....get sufficient staff to the # of people you have to serve in one day!!!!

    Front desk was fine on check-in, we actually got put into a Grand Oasis building and had a nice room no complaints at all on that one.....building was quiet and had security on whoever did make a noise in the middle of the night. Slept like rocks most nights, TV was fine, and the frig was stocked, we did get charged $2 a bottle for water but thats what they charge at the store there so really not a big deal. FYI, please buy your calling cards at store across the street and use the Tel-Mex phone, they charge you $10 for 10 minutes to call home at their phone area, you can easily buy 100 minutes for $10 across the street.

    We knew going to a spring break hotel meant we were going to have college kids around but thinking we were going early january it would not be bad at all, egad were we wrong....if it was that packed w/college kids in early january I cant imagine the place during spring break!!!! We didn't know that Canada and other countries were on winter break and they flooded the hotel!!!!! Overall they didnt do anything to damper our vacation, coz we went to basically sit by the pool and go to bed early and get out in the sun very early in the morning, but the few nights that we would have liked to stay out later (hence, not going to Up and Down) was because we were just overwhelmed by the amount of college kids there. So even if it is off season, this place is always and i mean always packed w/college kids. Hats off to them, if only we had means of going to Cancun at that age, Oasis would have been #1 on our list!!!! So like I said knowing it was a SB hotel, can NOT complain about that, but wanted to put it in here coz if your thinking it wont be that bad.....it will be, be prepared!!!!

    We had a great time, it was just what we needed to get away from kids, husbands and animals, we were never treated poorly, had a great room, good service besides the waiting and the select few of course because you always have the few.....the Grand Oasis side is much nicer and we squeezed into that part nicely, we heard horror stories of being in the main building and were thanking our lucky stars that we were in a different building!!! If you are thinking by staying at the Grand Oasis you will not be bombarded by the college kids though, you are mistaken!!!

    Towel service was fine, trade in your towel at the end of the day and if your up after 9am, your not going to get one......go to the Grand Oasis side and ask for a cushion for your chair, the chairs they have are plastic and the cushions are awesome, especially if you're all day pool people like we are, get there very very early in the AM and dont move unless you have to go to the bathroom or get a drink!!!!!

    Any questions, PM me and I'll try and help you out!!!
    Tina
     
  3. bigdickcadillac

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    great review.. thanks for posting
     
  4. Krys_ou

    Krys_ou Newbie Registered Member

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    I'm gonna be at the Oasis Cancun May 28-June 1. I have read a lot of bad things about the hotel. Does anyone know how much it would be to upgrade to the Grand Oasis.
     
  5. bah9746

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    couple questions..!

    Greetings Everyone! I'm excited to be part of this forum, and am psyched as always about the upcoming SB! Just a couple questions..

    Firstly, hypothetically speaking, at the Oasis if someone is to loose his or her wristband will they replace it for a certain fee?

    Secondly, does anyone know what the wristbands look like, or are they constantly changing, etc?

    Lastly, how many guests do they allow to sleep in one single room?

    Thanks!
    Brice

    www.myspace.com/bbrriiccee
     
  6. DConCT

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    yes, you must pay for a lost wristband. It's not cheap either.

    yes, they are constantly changing the design/color of the wristbands to prevent counterfeiting

    I've seen as many as 4 in a room at the oasis. I think that's probably the limit.

    and welcome!
     
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    bah9746 Newbie Registered Member

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    Thanks for teh rapid response!

    Are you certain wether they make you show ID or anything else?
    - in case the reason im asking is unclear.. there is a group of 4 going, and I want to join them, but really don't want to purchase my own room. Instead, i would rather find a way to get a wristband and sleep on their floor! Maybe i should get a room for a night just in order to get a wristband? Maybe you have a solution!

    thanks!
     
  8. EngineerGuy

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    you will have to buy a room! Wristbands change weekly and they are pretty strict with security! If you get cought, its a trip to jail or you pay them a lot of money!
     
  9. bigdickcadillac

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    Just got back from the Oasis Cancun today and I really did not want to leave.

    People want to complain about little things... for an example.. our air conditioner only worked on low... our toilet would not flush one day... the buffet got repetitive... big freaking deal.. none of this bothered us... we called the front desk and they had it the toilet fixed in 30 minutes... and if you don't like the buffet then go to one of the A La Carts... I would really recommend the Metederanion (sp?) one and I suggest the Breast Of Chicken.

    The beach is great... the rocks aren't bad.. like give it up.. if you think it's unsafe for your children then take them 2 hotels over where it's a huge stretch of no rocks.

    The hotel staff for the most part were really good.. I especially like the guys who worked inside the buffet bar and and the waiters.

    The lobby and sports bar did get crowded and sometimes it was frustrating that they would only give you one drink at a time. What I did in that situation was switch up your beer and start ordering tequila sunrises with mucho tequila... it's like the alcohol of 3 beers.

    5 of the 7 nights we stayed I managed to get into the Grand Oasis to sleep... the girl who I kept taking me back all i would do is ask her for her room key hold it in your left hand and put your watch over your red bracelet.. it worked every time.

    The golf course is $20.00 if you need club rentals but free to anyone staying at the hotel... it was nice to hit the links even tho they were very low budget.

    The grocery store guy across the street is a rat.. it's amazing how things double in price after midnight... like 6 bucks for a normal sized Gatorade... I suggest you hit up walmart and stack your fridge.

    The cost of the Safe was $11.00 per room for the week and the cost for a mini fridge that came with 20 different types of drinks (water, beer, juice) you get to pick what you want... was $34.99

    Our travel agent had told us that because we were under 25 years old that we would have to put down a $270.00 damage deposit a person... not the case.. so that was a nice surprise.

    The tv's have about 25 stations on them... most are spanish but you do get 2 english movie channels.

    DO NOT BOOK HERE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FAMILY LOCATION... that is the only thing I can say.... hell on days that I was too hung over to get in the shower let alone leave my room... it makes it that much worse hearing rowdy teens yelling and screaming... I can't imagine how a older couple would deal with that.

    We plan on going back next year for sure... best party hotel in Cancun
     
  10. CURO

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    Great info everyone. Did something happen to the beach? We were there last year and I don't remember any rocks???
     
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    Stolen Visa At Front Desk

    Hey,

    A warning to all going to Oasis. I used my visa only one time when in Cancun to pay my bill for my lock box at the front desk when I left the hotel the rest of the time it was locked in the lock box in the room.

    When I got home to Canada I had 1500.00 USD in random cash advance charges from all over mexico in the 3 days following my return home and I had to cancel my Visa.

    The little guy at the front desk is the only person that had his hands on my visa so I pretty conviced it was him.

    BE WARNED
     
  12. daz82d

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    hey is anyone on here staying at the Oasis in early july???
     
  13. smashley

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    my cousin & I are going either the last week of june or first week of july..
     
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    Has anyone stayed at the Oasis Cancun recently. We are getting very nervous. We read some reviews on the Grand Oasis Cancun before booking and realized later that we're staying at the Oasis Cancun. We are a group of 6 in the 60+ age group. We don't expect luxury, but the reviews about mold, bugs, uncleanliness, are making us nervous. How can such a hotel be rated 4 star? Anyway, just wondered if anyone had been there lately. Thanks

    Regards,
    Karen
     
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    grand oasis caribbean

    does anyone know if the grand oasis caribbean is actually gonna open in Jan 09 :?: ....bookit.com is offerring great rates for grand opening.
    Thanks... any info would be greatly appreciated

    nevermind i answered my own question.....
    Ive since learned through trip advisor that this hotel is open but not completed & that its vacationers Have to use many facilities at the neighboring Oasis Palm beach.
     
  17. edm_1

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    Feb 10 - 17

    Hey there....3 of us girls heading down to the Oasis Cancun Feb 10 -17...is there much for activity at this time of the year? Will Cancun be busy at all? Also, just a question for those that have stayed there...what was your experience with the ala cartes and reso's???

    Thanks
    Jess
     
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    Oasis vs Grand Oasis

    Hey there, I got a group of 6-8 people looking to stay at either the Oasis or Grand Oasis resort during Spring Break. I am trying to figure out if there is a real difference in the two. We want to be in the action, which is apparently at the Oasis. But I have heard that people staying at the Oasis has limited bar/restaurant/club access that the GA can. Can anyone shed some light on this?
     
  19. klalonde

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    Apparently a couple of the bars are exclusive to the Grand (blck bracelet) and the Oasis side (purple bracelet) can only use 6 of the 10 restaurants. It's no big deal if people at the Grand stick to their exclusive restaurants but if you have 1000 rooms (usually at least 2 per room) all using 6 restaurants, it may result in some long waits.
     
  20. jjmds2000

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    need help with a question on the oasis hotel

    can i get a pass to go to the other oasis hotels in cancun thanks