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Great Parnassus Family Resort - All Inclusive

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was raining when we were there and there was tons of leaks throughout the hotel. Hotel does not look as nice like it does in the pictures. Towels in the room are not replaced they leave same dirty towels when cleaning the room. Good luck getting towels for the pools there was plenty of times they said they had no towels or cards. Food is not good either!

I went on vacation with my son Nick that just graduated from Roosevelt University, Chicago. I'm' proud of him. We had a great time.

I would never recommend this hotel! as a business owner I do not like to leave negative reviews but I do not want another family to go through this very unpleasant experience. The hotel is very dated the pictures you see on the Internet is nowhere near what you arrive to. The hotel is dated, dirty and worst of all the air conditioning does not work. I was moved three different times. The beds were stained with yellow spots. As a family of 4 we ended up in a room with a king size bed and a rollaway bed. I was not able to sleep because of the smell in these humid hot rooms. I had to wake up to fan my son as he was sweating throughout the night and I had to rinse my face with cold water. I paid for a upgrade and this was a mistake because the only upgrade I got was a nice view in a musty room. This trip was for my parents anniversary therefore I reserved three rooms. I ended up having to apologize to everyone for a miserable vacation. This was a very costly mistake.

The Mexican food was terrible. That food in general was really bad even the buffet. I was expecting something better.

I will start off this review by saying good things that somewhat negate the bad: 1. Staff is so sweet and incredible. 2. Restaurants are great. 3. Hotel has alot of potential to become a very beautiful luxury hotel, but is not there yet. Bad stuff: My first room was awful. Rust and mildew in the shower, room smelled badly, AC not functional, but i complained and they attempted to fix the problems. AC was still not functioning though, so my room was changed to a better room. It was a more updated room it seemed, i found out the hotel previous management had been taken over so the whole hotel was undergoing renovations. It can be a nice hotel but please get rid of all unsightly rust and cracked/faded tiles. The hotel has alot of potential. I would stay again after the renovations because the food amd staff are so awesome. Bu definitely not now while the rooms and halls look he way they do,

This hotel is very nice , the staff is very welcoming and friendly. My room was beautiful, I had a club room with a beach view. The hotel is next to the beach with great beach umbrellas and chairs. All inclusive is great, and there are many food options to choose from. I had a great birthday trip :)

I usually don't rate hotels but this one is an exception because it is so far below the quality that we have grown accustomed to in Cancun. Before all the negatives I have to say that the staff does try their best and are very friendly and helpful. The food was also pretty good and the variety is good. Besides those couple of positives, there's nothing else good about this resort. It's old, and I mean very old. It looks like nothing has been updated since the '80s. Floors are coming up, walls are peeling or falling off, AC is sporadic. Every restaurant is in the interior of the resort which is depressing because it takes away from that Carribean feeling of being outside in the breeze in the evenings. I don't know what's up with all the blinding colorful lights inside either. I felt like I was in an old Vegas casino. The whole place had a depressing feel to it. The pools are good size but aren't very clean. I actually saw a bartender take a bucket full of discarded drinks and pour it inside the bottom pool by the filter in the middle of the day while my kids were swimming. I was shocked! That was actually the main reson I decided to write this review. We travel to the Carribean and Mexico at least twice a year and I've never wanted to come back from a vacation so bad. A few more points: the room was old and dingy but kept clean; bottled water is not included; no lounges at the water park, just a few plastic chairs; Orbitz rep from taxi company is rude and not helpful.

We usually stay at a "party" resort and wanted something more relaxing. Although this is a family resort, they have amazing amenities for adults!

Good stay. Good selection of food. Lots of activities. Great staff. Manuel st the lobby bar was awesome. The breakfast staff was good. I would say couple things need improvement - we needed to contact our rental car company and guest services would not call ( local number) without charging us, so that felt wrong. Also the Atlantis night bar was not working so there was no dancing place or more fun atmosphere place. Other than that all was great.

We decided to stay at this hotel because of The kids club and kids related entertainment. It's a nice hotel, well located, most of the staff is really nice but two things weren't great. We will not stay at this hotel again. First the food could be better .... not many options and after a couple of days you get sick and tired of eating the same thing. They should really improve the quality of the food. but most importantly we would not come back because we had her phone stolen inside a hotel and the security staff did not give much attention to the matter. We went outside the hotel for short while and recognize the possibility of maybe dropping the phone on the street. It wasn't until a day later that someone in our party remembered exactly where the phone was last seen. We asked to see the cameras and help indentifying the person who stolen my phone but security manager did not care much. He even started defending how none of the hotel staff would never still anything... why? I never accused any hotel staff of stealing...we just asked for helped indentify the person who did it. Nothing was done. Our car seat also went missing after one of the hotel staff forgot to drop it off at our hotel and as we asked about it upon check out.. no one new anything... luckily we found it behind one of the desks in the lobby. This was our 3rd time in Cancun and Overall we had a great time but this was the worst hotel experience. Next time we will be staying elsewhere.

We stayed at this hotel on our latest trip to Cancun. The staff was excellent and very helpful. Great beach area with plenty of seating available. The hotel is old though and needs major updating, especially the rooms and bathrooms! Our bathroom was horrible and there was a nasty smell from the pipes. Mattresses are really old and uncomfortable. The dining options are ok. There are 3 nice options: Big Ben, Samurai, French restauarant (no kids allowed, so we didn't actually try this). The buffet leaves a lot to be desired. Overall, our stay was pleasant enough and we spent most of our time at the beach. Had we had a better room/bathroom, I would give it a better rating.

We loved it been TO lots of resorts this one was perfect for families would definitely visit again

Place seemed unsanitary, main things didn't work in the rooms. I had a " VIP" I didn't get the the perks of them the day we arrived, the shower didn't work. Got the runaround for hours, till they gave us a new room. The hot water didn't run well on the new one. The food seemed very unsanitary, and was not worth getting the all inclusive. Plus the rooms seemed dated, you can tell they focus more on the lobby then anything.

Excellent hotel with perfect location. Very close to the beach and excellent service. I would travel again an pick this hotel.

Our family enjoys the smaller size resorts. This resort allows the kids to do their own thing and yet we can still keep an eye on them.

Great hotel with different food, great stuff. Rooms with Ocean view. I recommend it

This was are first time in Cancun. The rooms are a little dated but over still nice. We had and excellent view. The staff were all very friendly especially especially love the pools and beach areas the staff outside that did the games were more that excellent (Manny/ Monica / Carlos ). Would definitely recommend staying here.

The people were amazing. The property probably was too 25 years ago. We had a room the on ocean facing front that was impressive with huge balcony an juccuzi. The sliding doors shook all night in the wind an are wore out. Bathroom was huge but shower was down right nasty and in disrepair. I will say it's clean throughout the property an the food is decent.

We booked this hotel due to the good reviews on food. I will first start off by saying this hotel was in a decent location, had a nice beach, and had a good variety of food. Every night we were able to eat something different. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I gave this a bad review because when we arrived one of our rooms was not ready till after 4:00. After we got our first room it was dirty and outdated. There were cracks in the tub and floor, we found wrappers in the couch and the floor was dirty. When we complained about it they were not able to upgrade the room or give us a different room that night. It was very disappointing.

This was our first time here in Cancun thought the Staff was amazing and be very accommodating. Waiters & bartenders were very friendly and outgoing. Had a fabulous week. Our friends were not happy with the room services. Ours was excellent.

Blvd. Kukulcan km.16.9, Lote 52-04 Cancun QROO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Delfines Beach and El Rey Ruins
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking

Great Parnassus Family Resort - All Inclusive places you in Avenida Kukulkan, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Delfines Beach and El Rey Ruins. This 505-room, 3.5-star resort has 5 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a full-service spa. La Isla Shopping Mall and Maya Cancun Museum are also nearby.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 11 restaurants, including Le Maison de Michelle, which specializes in French cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Great Parnassus Family Resort - All Inclusive's 505 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, ceiling fans, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and ironing boards.


Property features

Great Parnassus Family Resort - All Inclusive features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 5 outdoor pools. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a free water park, karaoke, and a children's pool.

Room options

Family Room

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Club Room, Jetted Tub, Partial Ocean View

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Jetted Tub, Lagoon View

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Suite Ocean Front

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Great Parnassus Family Resort - All Inclusive

Everyone (29) Couples (58) Business (3) Family (137) Friends (18) Other (2)
2

needs a lot of improvements

Everyone

It was raining when we were there and there was tons of leaks throughout the hotel. Hotel does not look as nice like it does in the pictures. Towels in the room are not replaced they leave same dirty towels when cleaning the room. Good luck getting towels for the pools there was plenty of times they said they had no towels or cards. Food is not good either!

By on Jun 23, 2017

5
Everyone

I went on vacation with my son Nick that just graduated from Roosevelt University, Chicago. I'm' proud of him. We had a great time.

By on Jun 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2017

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Great Parnassus Family Resort for such an important celebration. We are glad to know you enjoyed your days with us. We always value your feedback and comments because this is the way we know that we are in the correct way. Kind regards.

1

horrible experience

Everyone

I would never recommend this hotel! as a business owner I do not like to leave negative reviews but I do not want another family to go through this very unpleasant experience. The hotel is very dated the pictures you see on the Internet is nowhere near what you arrive to. The hotel is dated, dirty and worst of all the air conditioning does not work. I was moved three different times. The beds were stained with yellow spots. As a family of 4 we ended up in a room with a king size bed and a rollaway bed. I was not able to sleep because of the smell in these humid hot rooms. I had to wake up to fan my son as he was sweating throughout the night and I had to rinse my face with cold water. I paid for a upgrade and this was a mistake because the only upgrade I got was a nice view in a musty room. This trip was for my parents anniversary therefore I reserved three rooms. I ended up having to apologize to everyone for a miserable vacation. This was a very costly mistake.

By on Jun 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2017

Dear guest, First and foremost thank you for taking the time to write us your comments about your stay at our resort. We are truly sorry for the inconveniences presented during your stay; we have made a detailed report of your comments and sent it to the corresponding areas to improve the aspects you mentioned. We hope to have the opportunity of welcome you back in the near future to enhance your perception of our resort. Kind regards.

4

did not like the food

Everyone

The Mexican food was terrible. That food in general was really bad even the buffet. I was expecting something better.

By , from NY on Jun 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 9, 2017

We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations during your stay with us. Thank you for sharing you feedback with us, we’ll be sure to follow up on your commentaries. Please accept our sincere apologies. Greetings.

3

currently undergoing renovations

Everyone

I will start off this review by saying good things that somewhat negate the bad: 1. Staff is so sweet and incredible. 2. Restaurants are great. 3. Hotel has alot of potential to become a very beautiful luxury hotel, but is not there yet. Bad stuff: My first room was awful. Rust and mildew in the shower, room smelled badly, AC not functional, but i complained and they attempted to fix the problems. AC was still not functioning though, so my room was changed to a better room. It was a more updated room it seemed, i found out the hotel previous management had been taken over so the whole hotel was undergoing renovations. It can be a nice hotel but please get rid of all unsightly rust and cracked/faded tiles. The hotel has alot of potential. I would stay again after the renovations because the food amd staff are so awesome. Bu definitely not now while the rooms and halls look he way they do,

By on Jun 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2017

Dear Guest, First and foremost thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay with us. We would like to apologize for the inconveniences presented with your AC. We had some problems with our system, which are now solved, and working as normally. We are also renovating a lot of areas of the hotel to improve the quality of our services and facilities. All that we would like to share with you real soon. Thank you very much for your valuable feedback, we'll be sure to follow up on every one of your commentaries. We hope you give us another chance in the future to improve your perception of our resort. Warm regards.

4

nice hotel next to beach with many food options :)

Everyone

This hotel is very nice , the staff is very welcoming and friendly. My room was beautiful, I had a club room with a beach view. The hotel is next to the beach with great beach umbrellas and chairs. All inclusive is great, and there are many food options to choose from. I had a great birthday trip :)

By , from New York on Jun 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 9, 2017

Estimada Amber, We are very happy to know you had an amazing birthday trip! Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, please believe that the most flattering compliment a guest can pay us is honoring with their return. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again and make every effort to exceed your expectation. Kind regards.

2

not great at all

Everyone

I usually don't rate hotels but this one is an exception because it is so far below the quality that we have grown accustomed to in Cancun. Before all the negatives I have to say that the staff does try their best and are very friendly and helpful. The food was also pretty good and the variety is good. Besides those couple of positives, there's nothing else good about this resort. It's old, and I mean very old. It looks like nothing has been updated since the '80s. Floors are coming up, walls are peeling or falling off, AC is sporadic. Every restaurant is in the interior of the resort which is depressing because it takes away from that Carribean feeling of being outside in the breeze in the evenings. I don't know what's up with all the blinding colorful lights inside either. I felt like I was in an old Vegas casino. The whole place had a depressing feel to it. The pools are good size but aren't very clean. I actually saw a bartender take a bucket full of discarded drinks and pour it inside the bottom pool by the filter in the middle of the day while my kids were swimming. I was shocked! That was actually the main reson I decided to write this review. We travel to the Carribean and Mexico at least twice a year and I've never wanted to come back from a vacation so bad. A few more points: the room was old and dingy but kept clean; bottled water is not included; no lounges at the water park, just a few plastic chairs; Orbitz rep from taxi company is rude and not helpful.

By , from New York, NY on Jun 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2017

Dear Pam, We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations during your stay with us. It’s a surprise for us to read such a bad review as this is not the quality and service that characterizes us. We are currently working in a lot of areas in the hotel, allowing us to improve the level of quality in all our facilities, food offerings and services, all what we will like to share with you real soon. We hope you give us another chance in the future to change the impression left on you. Kind regards.

5

great food and entertainment

Everyone

We usually stay at a "party" resort and wanted something more relaxing. Although this is a family resort, they have amazing amenities for adults!

By , from Baltimore on Jun 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 9, 2017

Dear vicky, We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive continuously to have amenities for all ages! We hope to welcoming you on your next visit to Cancun. Greetings!

4

good.

Everyone

Good stay. Good selection of food. Lots of activities. Great staff. Manuel st the lobby bar was awesome. The breakfast staff was good. I would say couple things need improvement - we needed to contact our rental car company and guest services would not call ( local number) without charging us, so that felt wrong. Also the Atlantis night bar was not working so there was no dancing place or more fun atmosphere place. Other than that all was great.

By , from orlando, fl on Jun 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2017

Dear KM, It’s a pleasure to know that this experience was a very positive one, highlighted by our great service and selection of food. We’re sure that your feedback will serve as an encouragement to our team, as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. Kind regards.

3

good hotel but management not great

Everyone

We decided to stay at this hotel because of The kids club and kids related entertainment. It's a nice hotel, well located, most of the staff is really nice but two things weren't great. We will not stay at this hotel again. First the food could be better .... not many options and after a couple of days you get sick and tired of eating the same thing. They should really improve the quality of the food. but most importantly we would not come back because we had her phone stolen inside a hotel and the security staff did not give much attention to the matter. We went outside the hotel for short while and recognize the possibility of maybe dropping the phone on the street. It wasn't until a day later that someone in our party remembered exactly where the phone was last seen. We asked to see the cameras and help indentifying the person who stolen my phone but security manager did not care much. He even started defending how none of the hotel staff would never still anything... why? I never accused any hotel staff of stealing...we just asked for helped indentify the person who did it. Nothing was done. Our car seat also went missing after one of the hotel staff forgot to drop it off at our hotel and as we asked about it upon check out.. no one new anything... luckily we found it behind one of the desks in the lobby. This was our 3rd time in Cancun and Overall we had a great time but this was the worst hotel experience. Next time we will be staying elsewhere.

By on May 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2017

Dear guest, First and foremost thank you for taking the time to write us your comments about your stay at our resort. We are truly sorry for the inconveniences presented during your stay; we have made a detailed report of your comments and sent it to the corresponding areas to improve the aspects you mentioned since our main goal is to satisfy our guests in every way. We hope to have the opportunity of welcome you back in the near future to enhance your perception of our resort. Warm regards.