Exceptional Values! Extra Value: One complimentary dinner show by the Ballet Zihuatlan (per person, per stay). Honeymoon: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, romantic turndown service, 10% discount on a couple's spa treatment (not including boutique products). Proof of marriage required upon check-in. Must be notified on the room list and/or manifest list.
The spectacular all-suite, all-inclusive Azul Ixtapa Grand features a combined luxury and eco-environmental concept, with spectacular views from all of its suites. In addition, its variety of mouth-watering dining options can pamper your taste buds throughout your stay. This distinctive hotel has three spectacular swimming pools, two of them focused on relaxation, and boasts five infinity Jacuzzis. Immerse yourself in an enchanting panorama on the beach in a Bali bed, where you can truly feel the romance and allure of beautiful Ixtapa.
Stop by the world-class fitness center. Designed in a space of luxury and exclusivity with cutting edge sports technology and high performance, you have access to spinning, yoga, Pilates, TAE BO, Zumba, step aerobics, TRX suspension training, weights, cardio and swimming. After your workout, indulge yourself at the full-service spa. The aromas, soft music and the sensitive touch of expert hands with soothe your soul.
When the sun sets, you'll ease into the nightlife at the Zihua-tlan Forum. This majestic outdoor stage is a unique environment in which to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and magical nights of Ixtapa. Be dazzled by the international shows that the Zihua-tlan Dance Company of Mexico, has prepared for your entertainment pleasure.
This all-suites resort offers spectacular views, four restaurants and a snack bar, and a full-service spa.
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 323
Year Opened: 0
SUITE OCEAN VIEW LUXURY
Ocean View with Jacuzzi and large private terrace. Robes and slippers. 678 sq. ft. Max. occupancy: 4 guests
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
1 BEDROOM OCEAN MASTER SUITE
One king bed, Jacuzzi, and private terrace. Robes and slippers. Living room area and sauna. Max. occupancy: 2 guests
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Azul Ixtapa Grand features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Azul Ixtapa Grand:
Bambu and Sakura -
Middle Eastern cuisine. Reservations required
Flor de Agave -
Mexican fusion haute cuisine
La Isla -
International buffet restaurant
Olivo and Vid -
Where ingredients are bcombined in the tradition of Old Italy with recipes that that include pastas, seafood, meats and vegetables, along with good wine. Reservations required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Activities Club offers kayaks, sailing, and snorkeling. A gymnasium offers sporting-edge technology.
The only thing that stops me giving the hotel 5 stars is it's lack of beach and the buffet. I go on holidays for the beach - I feel I can sit by a pool anywhere, but beaches are special - so the...
The only thing that stops me giving the hotel 5 stars is it's lack of beach and the buffet. I go on holidays for the beach - I feel I can sit by a pool anywhere, but beaches are special - so the lack of beach was disappointing - however, the pools are beautiful - so if that is your cup of tea - then you will love the hotel.
All rooms in this hotel have a balcony facing the ocean and a jacuzzi tub in your room. The bar fridge was a bit sparse however - but as I don't drink much in my room - wasn't an issue. They kept the water nicely replenished which was more important for me.
Some thing that were disappointing:
- room service was available - but there was a charge for this - I think that's cheesy for an all inclusive resort.
- you could not eat poolside - you had to go to the snack bar and eat in the snack bar. In other all inclusives that I have been to - you can order and eat at your lawn chair. I'm sure they have a good reason for this, but not sure what it is.
- snackbar had the same food, every day - not a lot of variation
- atmosphere of the buffet was a bit cafeteriaish - not what you get used to at these resorts.
- Quality of food was great, variety was a bit limited - not a lot of seafood at the buffet which is disappointing.
-a la carte bookings - the restaurants never seemed full, yet it was difficult to get a booking prior to 9pm
- bit of a distance to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. The other hotel zone was right across from Ixtapa (and had a great beautiful beach)
Things that were great:
- rooms - great views, quality air conditioning.
- service - maid service, pool service was wonderful
- food - as mentioned - quality was great at buffet, variety not so much. The a la Cartes however, the food was fantastic.
- pooslide entertainment - was a bit stale and again the same, every day.
Overall - this was a beautiful resort and I enjoyed my stay. Tried the stand up paddle (extra cost) and did the kayak and snorkel tour (included). There were many other activities that were included that I didn't try - but the people I was with did the biking tour which they enjoyed.
Would I recommend this hotel - yes, if the beach isn't a big deal for you. Would I return? Probably not - but purely because of the beach.
beautiful property, outstanding service
Fri Feb 20 22:25:23 EST 2015
First off, my husband and I have traveled to all-inclusive beach properties in Mexico yearly since 2004. We stayed here from February 15-19, 2015, and it is probably one of the cleanest and most...
First off, my husband and I have traveled to all-inclusive beach properties in Mexico yearly since 2004. We stayed here from February 15-19, 2015, and it is probably one of the cleanest and most well-maintained that we have been to, with the best service that we have experienced. We traveled with two other couples for this trip.
Check in was a breeze, Virginia was very quick and efficient. She was also approachable and friendly when we had questions later in the trip... it was nice to see the same person at the desk from day to day. We arrived around noon, our rooms were not available until 2:30. They had a changing room for us and put our luggage into a secure room while we went to the pool to wait.
The rooms were clean, comfortable and very well appointed. We stayed in rooms 1908, 2105 and 2218. They each had a rainfall showerhead, Jacuzzi tub and stocked mini-fridge. Views from each of our rooms were amazing- I doubt if there is a bad view from any room in this hotel. There is also a spacious closet with robes and slippers if needed. Olga, our maid, was amazing- every day the room was as clean as the first day. Once, we walked into her scrubbing our shower on her hands and knees... The beds were comfortable and had plenty of pillows and linens. The temperature in the room could be as warm or cool as you like.
One nice touch that this hotel had was water bottle refrigerators throughout the property... by the pools, at all of the restaurants, in the lobby, etc. It is so nice for us Americans and Canadians to have bottled water accessible as needed and not have to beg for a bottle of water. We have stayed at other all-inclusive hotels that have limited quantity per day, which is not acceptable.
The service at the pool was outstanding- Carlos and Enrique worked very hard to make sure that we never saw the bottom of our glasses- by far the best service that we have had at any AI. There are three pools, we hung out mostly at the infinity pool. The Adult pool was a bit quiet for our crowd, so we didn't spend any time there, but if you are one that needs peace and quiet, I imagine that pool would be perfect. We always were able to find chairs. There is a swim-up bar in the "cave" that was fun to visit on occasion. The bathrooms by the pools were very clean and usually dry, which is a nice change.
One issue with this property is safety. The beautiful marble floors can get very slippery... my husband slipped and cracked his eyebrow open, we saw a worker slip and fall, we saw another gal slip and break her leg. They keep it so clean that there isn't dirt to cause a little traction when walking! The paramedics were knowledgeable and quick, by the way! :-)
The food is probably not 5-star, but for sure at least 4-star. Breakfast was always good- be sure to have them make you an omelet and try the crispy bacon... We always ate a small snack for lunch at the pool bar- wonderful pico de gallo and guacamole. We chose the Mexican restaurant and Asian Restaurant for our ala carte ... both were delicious. The dinner buffet had plenty to chose from- something for everyone! The reason I would say that the food is not a five star is that we have stayed at hotels that didn't make you limit the number of ala carte choices...
Other people have complained that the beach wasn't the best, but I disagree... There were always chairs available and it was very private. You could also walk to the sister resort or the Club Med beach next door- they were both very nice beaches. We ran on the beach every morning, it was perfect for us. We checked out the gym- it was very nice but being from the north, we prefer to exercise outdoors when we can! There is a boardwalk to take you to the sister resort that we would do squats and push-ups on...
I wouldn't say that this resort would be for a family vacation with children- there weren't many kids around- but we did visit the sister resort next door at the Azul and that would be more child appropriate- lots of families with lots of kids running around. We may bring our kids there someday!
In conclusion, this resort has something for everyone and I would highly recommend it! We will definitely be back!!!
Perfect , Excellent service Fantastic food!!! Worth every penny..
Tue Feb 17 16:16:02 EST 2015
This hotel is brand new , my husband nd i stayed there for two weeks i didn't want to leave we had a great time all because we had fantastic service , food and entertainment !! Did i mention the...
This hotel is brand new , my husband nd i stayed there for two weeks i didn't want to leave we had a great time all because we had fantastic service , food and entertainment !! Did i mention the beautiful pools nd one of then was heated ! All the bartenders nd waiters always went out of there way to make us comfortable i would definitely recommend this place to all my family and friends !! We will return!! Thankyou to all the staff at the Grand Azul!!
had a great time
Den J, Shoreview, Minnesota
Tue Feb 17 14:21:43 EST 2015
This is our second time at this resort and we had a great time. The only disappointment was they had a company convention of Dannon Yorget at the time we where there. The people from Dannon on our...
This is our second time at this resort and we had a great time. The only disappointment was they had a company convention of Dannon Yorget at the time we where there. The people from Dannon on our floor were very loud and waking people up usually between 3 and 6 in the morning by yelling and playing music in the halls.
We love this place and will be back next year. We just wish that others would respect the other people and children that are staying there.
Once again it was not the Azula Grand it was the people from the convention.
The best resort I have been at!
Smgcon, Kelowna, Canada
Tue Feb 17 13:19:31 EST 2015
This is my second trip to the Azul Grand in two years. The first time was January 2014 followed by the trip this year and we stayed for two weeks each time. While the rooms and the property was...
This is my second trip to the Azul Grand in two years. The first time was January 2014 followed by the trip this year and we stayed for two weeks each time. While the rooms and the property was pretty much the same as 2014, I felt the services had improved. The rooms were made up very quickly in the morning, where as last year it was often early afternoon before the maids were finished.
The biggest improvement I noticed was with the activities staff. Many more activities daily, and better advertised including a trip around the pool to remind everyone the activity was starting. A special shout out to Monserat for the bike trip, Jesus for Pilates on the Playaas well as work in the gym, Alma for Pilates by the Waterfall and lastly to Viridianna in the gym, Pilates and spin class. These are great people who really made our visit fun! Viridiana is a wonderful girl who made us work hard!
The buffet was very good, and was varied enough to always let me find something delicious to eat. Even with all of the exercise, I didn't waste away.
Are we coming back next year? Absolutely!
I would say the best part for me was the people. The staff were all friendly and interested in providing the best service possible. They were friendly and engaging and most spoke very good English. We really felt at home here.
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