It was our 2nd visit to the Grand Marien,and we loved every minute of it waking or sleeping. we were treated so well & greeted with a lovely fruit basket. upon Reception we were greeted with "Welcome HOME" – we stayed for 7 days, in block 8 which DID NOT SMELL at all 3 rd floor MASTER SUITE, 2 balconies, lovely view of gardens & ocean close to pool, and lobby & pool bar, and to the buffet. and gourmet rest. we had 3 a la carts, but gained + 1 since some one had cancelled we enjoyed the food, and serve was tip top. we are grateful to have met good staff, and every day I had flowers & towel in our room, the pool was clean, room spotless, and service at meals excellent’ we enjoyed the pool arobics , and games at poolside, as well as spending time in the shade & frequent dips into the pool or ocean
I had forgotten how beautiful the beach was . we had great weather rained 1 1/2 days just in little spurts… the rest of the time it was hot hot hot
Arrival: we arrived at 10:30 am after spending our 1st week at the Be-live Ambar we had a difficult time with all the stairs & hills, its a lovely place, but way to much waking for us, with knee & back issues we were welcomed with WELCOME HOME, a fruit basket & a choice of 2 rooms, our pick, we were upgraded at no extra charge, and blessed beyond our dreams! exceedingly above, all we could have ever asked for or dreamed of.
Rooms: Large, clean, nicely decorated, fresh palm leaves, and flowers every day great room service, clean
Restaurants and Bars: Buffet is the BEST I HAVE had and selection is wonderful, pleasing to all palettes large area to be served in and good seating, with adequate servers. thanks to Ronald ( our favorite waiter) – he is so friendly and makes you feel like family, and goes above and beyond to please and serve you Mexican – fun interesting menu… Brazilian – Rodizio- loved it.. Gourmet – the Filet Minion was excellent’
Beach/Pools/Grounds: pool always clean, as were the grounds lovely flowers, and fountains beach clean. groomed, and not bothered by too many vendors..
a great spot to relax and read a book under the shade of palms
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel: beach and poolside games – lots of fun — eddy makes your day great, and he includes everyone. we went to the cable car, go carts, and freestyle catamaran this year all very enjoyable…
we had the best time
This resort is wonderful and reasonably priced
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