Thursday, July 07, 2011

Le Meridien Cancun: Saved by a Mexican Dinner

View of the pools and beach from my room
     The hotel Le Meridien Cancun Resort and Spa is located on a prime stretch of Cancun's coveted beach in the "zona hotelera". Its enormous swimming pool area overlooks and has direct access to the soft, sandy beach, and the hotel has lots of free-for-hotel-guests plastic beach chairs just in front. However, the weather was unseasonably cold during a January visit, so there weren't many guests taking advantage of the unique three-tiered infinity pool (you can only see two of the tiers in the photo.) This was despite the multi-temperature design of the pools, so that you can find the one that's "just right" for you.

New hotel under construction next door
     The view of the empty pools and beach was considerably better, however, than my view of the concrete shell of a building being constructed next door. Although there wasn't any problem with noise during my stay, despite the fact that my room was facing this construction site, the forlorn framework for an edifice was a real eyesore, and also kind of creepy. In fact, I don't recall ever seeing anyone actually working on this building during the week I was there, so who knows if or when it will ever be finished.

     One thing, however, did turn out to be "just right" for me - and the saving grace for this stay - and that was my Mexican dinner, ordered through room service!  For just $30US, I had this three course meal complete with a frosty Margarita (I could have had a beer instead) delivered to my room within 30 minutes of placing my order. This was a great deal, since everything else on the in-room dining menu was both more expensive (ordered à la carte) and less interesting (think club sandwich and pizza).

Mexican Dinner!!
     My Mexican dinner started off with a delicious, spicy tortilla soup, which was at the perfect temperature - hot but not scalding. The main dish was a generous serving of chicken fajitas, and the meal was rounded out by a small cake for dessert. The cake was so-so, but the fajitas were very good, and served with three kinds of sauces, which were interesting and offered a variety of tastes. I liked it so much I ordered it twice!


  1. The cold season is definitely not a good season for swimming. But if I've given the chance to visit Le Meridien Cancun Resort and Spa on January, I will surely try the three-tiered infinity pool.

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