El Cid Marina Beach Hotel is a hotel only minutes from the beach in Mazatlan. It features several restaurants, a spa and two pools with cave systems built in.
Non-smoking, air-conditioned rooms are cleaned daily and feature balconies or terraces with marina views. Coffee and tea facilities, safes, and satellite television are included.
The spa has a sauna and hot tub. Free parking, fitness centre, water sports equipment and 24-hour reception area are on site.
La Marina and La Cascada serve a la carte meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. El Alcazar is a fine dining restaurant and Alhambra serves buffets at breakfast and lunch. La Pergola is a dinner theatre offering buffet dinners. Five bars serve a variety of snacks, light meals and beverages throughout the day.
When it comes to water sports in the area, possibilities are endless. Snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing and fishing are just a few. El Cid Country Club and Golf Course is a 7-minute walk from El Cid Marina Beach Hotel.
Guests frequently fall in love with this beautiful resort just a short stroll from the pretty marina. The complex is majestic and well-maintained, with a lovely heated pool, and most of all clean. Guests also appreciate the free shuttle bus that enables them to enjoy the other El Cid complexes – and perhaps take a bite there too - and the free water-taxi to the private beach.
Guests, on the whole, agree that the staff at El Cid Marina Beach are very professional and friendly. They speak excellent English and have great customer service skills - from the manager and front desk staff to the waiters and housekeeping.
Nice spacious rooms
Guests appreciate the space that their suites offer. With separate living areas to relax in and wonderful views, you should feel at home and relaxed.
Guests are pretty disappointed to not have Wi-Fi included in their rates. You have to pay extra – and it is not cheap either. You are charged a daily rate – per device, which guests find difficult to accept when they feel that such facilities should be automatically included. It is not only the Wi-Fi which is extra, guests are also dismayed to find that they have to fok out more to use the gym or to even make a coffee in the room.
Guests are often not very pleased with the hard-sell sales techniques of the time-share representatives. Right from arrival you could be subjected to sales pitches and promises of freebies in exchange for visiting presentations.
Food options limited
Although guests often express that the food is of a good quality, there is only one restaurant onsite. This restaurant doesn't have an extensive choice or appear to offer authentic Mexican dishes.