Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.5

3164 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

Just Meh

dbrhhrly (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) on Feb 04, 2023

We just returned from a week at El Cid. The beach was unwalkable and smelled terrible. The food is just OK. It’s almost impossible to get dinner reservations at the restaurants. The dinner buffet is inedible. The breakfast and lunch were better. The drinks are decent just takes forever to get one around the pool. We travel 4 times a year internationally and this by far was the least favorite we have ever been too.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great Trip , Well done Ventus

donnie47100 (Victoria) on Feb 04, 2023

I've been to numerous All Inclusive resorts and this has to rank as one of the best experiences we've had. My wife and I travelled here in January and from the moment we arrived we had a very positive experience. Check in was fast and easy and we were welcomed with the a drink by the concierge and it was a great Mojito. We were offered an opportunity to upgrade to a swim out room and we are glad we took up the offer. We were originally in room 26003 which was beautiful and private but we were hoping for closer to looking at the main pool so we were lucky and moved to room 26008 and we loved it. The only negative was that the lobby bar was out our front door so on our early nights you could hear the music and people. The resort was nice and easy to get from one side of the resort to the other in a 5 minute walk. The walk way along the water is great and then you can check out all the great pools as we took a turn at pretty much all of them through out our 11 day stay. The adult pool on the beach was great but our favorite was on the rooftop pool at Ruf in the later afternoon as the sunsets are amazing. We are mainly pool people but if a beautiful beach you will probably be disappointed as there isn't much of beach. The other thing we enjoyed was seeing the wildlife around the resort as we don't get crocodiles where we live and we saw quite a few a different areas of the resort in the fenced off pond areas. Food was some of the best we have had as we really enjoyed the French, Marina, and Italian restaurants. At lunch we went to Delores almost everyday as it is like a food court and had some great eats and always something of interest. I had ceviche everyday and ate at the healthy spot and had Poke bowls made to order and also at the Wok had some great Pad Thai made fresh. Thanks to all the staff that made our trip an amazing time. Well done and we hope to come back soon.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Absolutely recommend

Emsnil (Stockholm, Sweden) on Feb 03, 2023

Everything was exceptional, the food, drinks, service etc. Would avoid the American restaurant but the other restaurants were top of the range! Day trips might have hidden fees but nothing major. Can definitely recommend this resort, 10/10!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great get away!

sanfriesen on Feb 03, 2023

Love how clean everything was. The food was absolutely amazing and tons of variety! The rooms were very nice and well maintained. Great service from everyone. Lots of pool choices and very clean and well serviced.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Best Resort Ever

ncbackous (Chestermere, Canada) on Feb 03, 2023

This is the best resort we have ever been too. The attention to every single detail is phenomenal. The customer service is outstanding. The food never got boring and we stayed for 14 days. The views were spectacular. We will be coming back. Thank you Ventus for making our 15 year celebration the best!

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