Platinum Yucatán Princess All Suites & Spa Resort Adults Only

Prolongacion 5ta Avenida, Mz 20 Lote 006 | Playa del Carmen 77710  [SEE MAP]Playa del Carmen  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Guest Reviews

Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5

Just excellent!

Jun 5th, 2020

We vacationed there in March 2020 prior to the pandemic. The hotel is adult only and you have access to the huge sister hotel which is great because it gives you so much to do and explore. It was our first time at an adult only and we definitely will not go to kid/family friendly hotels anymore. So much more peaceful and fun. The crowd is mostly couples or smaller groups of friends. BEACH: We were worried about people saying that the beach had a lot of seaweed but hotel staff would work hard to clean up in the morning. The water had rocks in it (not the hotel’s fault) but the sister hotel water was very nice. We loved to have our quieter area in this hotel’s beach to tan (away from yelling kids and teenagers) and then go swim in sister hotel’s water (10 min pleasant beach walk there). ACTIVITIES: The activities were fun, animation staff is great. It was more adult-oriented jokes which was fun as opposed to lame kid-appropriate activities like some other hotels. The disco of the sister hotel was more lively as they have more people in that resort - but it does get trashy. ROOM : we got a standard room and it was good and very clean. Double shower is awesome and room service perfect. Big balcony. No complaints at all - very spacious and bright. FOOD: very good. The buffet has a chef’s special I believe on thursdays with notably lobster and sushi. Lots of variety. À la carte also great. We went to sister hotel’s buffet and although it did have more variety (bigger hotel), the ambiance was chaotic and unpleasant. DRINKS: they offer premium brands at no extra cost (Don Julio, Amaretto, Chivas, etc). They can also make almost any cocktail you want. We were actually surprised they offer so many good brands. Very good bartenders - loved all the drinks! Bars everywhere. STAFF: generally, everyone was sooooo nice and excellent! They work hard and are just nice people. Only annoyance we had was a lady at reception who was a bit rude and didn’t feel like being helpful when we were asking change for tip. Other than that, it was good. We would come back - definitely on of the better hotels we’ve been at South. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5

Great hotel with excellent service

Apr 18th, 2020

my husband and I went there for a weeklong vacation and it was amazing. the hotel was great, not too busy and got everything we need. for the whole week we stayed there we never waited a single night to get in to any of the restaurants. Food was fantastic and staff were friendly and helpful. Service was incredible. Hector, our room service guy, and Ali were fantastic. Rosemberg from the morning buffet and Marco, one of the bartenders, were exceptional. Every morning, Rosemberg always remember to say hi as soon as he sees us and pour us coffee and place 2 bottles of water on our table even before we ask for it. Marco and Daisy from one of the resort's pool bars made sure our drinks were never empty and were always friendly. This resort's food, service and amenities were excellent. We definitely would go back. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4

Great week in paradise

Apr 7th, 2020

Thoroughly Enjoyed my week at the Yucatan Platinum Princess ! From start to finish the week was full of amazing entertainment and delicious food! always greeted by all the friendly concierge, dinning and entertainment staff! They had a great daily planner by the pool and by the beach for activities! Would definitely return. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 1

Definitely not a 5-star experience!!

Mar 26th, 2020

With the time I have on my hands now, I can finally get around to my to-do list! One of these tasks was to write my review from our vacation last year. My husband and I spent a week at the Yucatan Princess Resort and we have A LOT to say. Let's start with the cons because we definitely ended our trip on a negative note. CONS: 1. We booked with Sunwing vacations and it was part of the package that it is a “relax resort” meaning late check-out is available until 4pm depending on availability. First, the reception tried telling us it's not part of the package but once the only helpful Sunwing representative (thank you Anais) came to speak to them in Spanish, it was all of a sudden included. We were then told to come back one day before our check-out because they couldn't guarantee us anything at that time. I explained to them that I have anxiety and needed the room that day because we'd be without one for almost eight hours. The receptionist Karina really did not care about what we had to say and was not helpful whatsoever. We came back the day before and now we're being told to come back before 6pm. No one seems to know much at the reception to say the least. Being tossed between Reception and Concierge (Omar tried to help but did not get anywhere with that), I was finally able to speak to the Reception Manager Hector Cortes and he wasn't helpful but rude instead. Hector did not help in any way actually instead Hector told me there was availability but it needed to be paid for now. I explained that our package included the late check-out however everything became a money game for them. 2. Our Sunwing representatives were quite useless to say the least. On our “welcome meeting,” which was our first morning at the hotel, Glenn sat us down and immediately tried to sell us more excursions, even when we told him we had already booked one on the flight. I've been to many of these meetings on resorts before and this was by far the most unpleasant. Luis C was not helpful whatsoever when I came to him to ask for assistance with the check-out issue. Altogether, we felt helpless seeing as this is the company that is supposed to aid when need be. 3. Another awful experience was having ants in our room!! At first, I thought we shouldn't worry too much about them and I'd kill about 5/day, but one night I came back to find the retainer (in a case) that I put in my mouth every night had about 75 of them inside. I obviously freaked out and rinsed it right away so I unfortunately do not have a photo of this incident. 4. Every time we’d go to the towel service, they always seemed to be out of towels even though the resort wasn’t all that busy! 5. There was so much construction noise throughout the resort with no actual changes that we could see after a whole week of being there. 6. Oh my goodness - this one was annoying! The workers were constantly asking us to book spa services (even while we're lounging in the pool!) the walkway from the lobby to the buffet had two different tables of people bugging you to book a service. You can say you’ve already booked a service, but they will still continue to bug you - how relaxing! 7. Seaweed makes our beach unswimmable. Go to the neighbouring resort instead! 8. All a la cartes have waitlists! It just taught us to have more patience. 9. One hostess was trying to make us buy a bottle of wine in order to get a spot in an a la carte restaurant (unlimited a la cartes are included in our package). I couldn’t believe it. She was basically saying if we pay, we’d get it quicker! I wasn’t prepared to be scammed. Once I told her I was aware of what she was trying to do and I’d speak to a manager about it, we were let in right away. Appalled! 10. The room was never made up normally - whether or not we left money (a tip). It was literally a hit or miss. Examples include towels not replaced (simply taken away), garbage not taken out and the fridge not replenished with water bottles or soft drinks (we’d basically have to call every day once we returned to the room). PROS: I do want to mention our positives that we found about this resort, just to be fair and you'll know that this is a genuine review. One nice thing was the strong wifi throughout the resort. We never seemed to have any issues with that (even when I brought my cellphone into the pool!). Another nice thing was the modern decor of the grounds. Something else to make note of is the delicious à la carte restaurants on the resort. We especially enjoyed the Tao Teppanaki experience. Rodeo Grill was another one of our favourites and shoutout to Miguel who was so good to us! The buffet was pretty normal food with some pretty kind servers. Thanks to our hostess Abihail who immediately remembered our seating preference and our sweet waitress Alicia who went above and beyond! It's good to know that the buffet has lobster night on Thursdays. Bars were always on the ball with our drinks, especially Eugeno the bartender at the main pool bar. Another thing we enjoyed was the show every night. They really try to mix it up every night and these dancers sure are talented! Lastly, you can enjoy the grounds of the sister resort next door! This includes their à la cartes and their beach (which most people go to because this end is all seaweed). Hope this review is helpful!! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 1

One star max

Mar 23rd, 2020

Place is overrated beach is non existent not spending money to sit in a pool so don't come here if your a beach person same night shows from years ago time to Change it up place is super quite after 10 just a lame disco with a few people inside had ant problems in room buffet nothing special,room service menu a joke pathetic attempt at pizza and a tasteless club sandwhich room sometimes wasn't changed by 4 TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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