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4.7 out of 5

"I was a little skeptical about the resort after reading some of the reviews on here. When we arrived at GP Colonial the receptionist was nice, checked ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 24 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Xpu-ha Beach

Beachfront retreat

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this property, you'll find Xpu-ha Beach and Cenote Cristalino. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Puerto Aventuras Marina and Dolphin Discovery.

All-inclusive

This all-inclusive property features a private beach, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas, and cool off with a drink at the beachside bar. Bring the family and enjoy the free kid's club, mini golf, and playground.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

The 413 guestrooms have plasma TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies. IPod docks, private yards, and room service are also available.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$254 per night

Deluxe Triple Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Romance Villa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Single Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa All Inclusive ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Everyone (3) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Great Resort with a Few Flaws

Pros: Nice facilities, grounds keepers are very friendly. Food was good for the most part.
Cons: Customer service and treatment of ALL guests, not just special treatment for some.
Location: Xcaret is a must! We had so much fun here! It is an all day trip and make sure to stay for the show at 9pm!!!
I was a little skeptical about the resort after reading some of the reviews on here. When we arrived at GP Colonial the receptionist was nice, checked us in, etc. We did notice that the European guests were greeted with drinks and we were not (we are Hispanic), which was an interesting observation. We arrived a little earlier than 3pm which is their strict check in time, so we had to leave our luggage with the bellhops which was a bit unsettling but our luggage was taken to a locked room. Unfortunately we continued to experience the lack of courtesy throughout the trip, waiting a long time at the bars (being skipped over), etc. We didn't let it bother us, but it was a bit of a hassle. The first day we did not receive any room service, we had to request sheets for the pullout couch bed twice before receiving and toilet paper. The beach was bad, as many reviews mention but that is out of the hotels control so we hung out by the pool the majority of our trip. The pool was nice but the water was constantly luke warm, it would have been nicer if it were cold as it was extremely hot outside. The real issue was that the people at the front desk were pretty rude and not helpful after the original check in. The bellhops were extremely rude and it always seemed like I was bothering them when I would ask for a taxi. Because of this, I am not sure I would return to GP. There are too many resorts in the Riviera Maya to be treated rudely while on vacation.

Posted by , from Texas on Jul 24, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 24, 2018 by Paula Montoto

Dear Claudia, We would like to thank you for your preference in Grand Palladium Colonial as well as for taking the time to tell us about your stay as this will help us to know how to improve our services. On a positive side, we thank you for the recognition of our good food and nice facilities. We were concerned to read that the you did not feel satisfied with the Front Desk and Bell Boys staff. We can advise you however, that your review will be used to consider all improvements needed, we will take very seriously your observation and we will try to enhance our service, with the aim of always offer the best experience to all of our visitors, and we hope you might give us the chance to show you what we have done. On behalf of the hotel management thank you again for your comments and of course we will continue to strive to improve our services. We will certainly take in our consideration and we will do our utmost to improve these points. We hope you can give us the opportunity to hosting in a near future, we remain at your entire disposal for any request you might have. Best regards, Paula Montoto

5 out of 5

Beyond wonderful

Pros: Staff, hospitality, natural pool, spa, accommodation
This has been my third experience in the resort and I love it. We stayed one week this time at the end of October. There is something special about this place that makes you feel warm and want to come back (I already booked another trip for December for two weeks). Everything is set up in such a nicely way that you always feel that they have your back. Everything is done in a timely manner to make your stay joyful. Lots of food options, lots of pools, wonderful beach, amazing natural pool in the beach, sports, activities, relaxation in the spa. It's the best place to stay without any doubt. I love walking through the paths, watching the flamingos or the crocodile. Everything is great in this place and, above anything else, the staff. They are naturally kind, always offering a smile and willing to help no matter what it takes. I don't look anywhere else for a getaway. Grand Palladium Riviera Maya is THE place.

Posted by , from Chicago on Nov 8, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 11, 2017 by Rosa Rivero/Hospitality Manager

Dear Eva, Thank you for writing this lovely and touching review, we are very proud to be your host for the 3rd time. Your kind remarks and your impression of our facilities and the beauty of our natural environment is warmly appreciated, our main satisfaction is to know that we fulfill your expectations and we will always strive to serve you with our best attentions. We look forward sharing our Caribbean Christmas with you this December! Warmest regards from all the Palladium family! Rosa Rivero Hospitality Manager

5 out of 5

Good service and tropical ambiance

Had a great time. Good for family with young adults as we were all able to relax and do our own things as well as injoy some of this resorts amenities together.

Posted by , from sacramento CA on May 17, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 19, 2017 by Rosa Rivero/Hospitality Manager

Dear Mike, Thank you for staying in our resort. We are glad to know that you and your family had a relaxing yet entertained vacation and that our staff was able to provide you all with very good services. We look forward to see you and your family very soon in this wonderful paradise! Best regards, Rosa Rivero Hospitality Manager

3 out of 5

Large hotel

Pros: The water park and kids daycare
Cons: Transportation, cleanliness of the rooms and please get rid of the towel cards...
Location: The location is good
Original booking was for colonial, which offered all of the family amenities that we were looking for, including the waterpark and restaurants. When we arrived we were re-located to Riviera which was the furthest from our activities. It would typically take us 30 to 40 minutes to get to our destination due to the large size of the resort and confusing transportation. Having small children, this quickly became a burden. We found the food to be great however we could not make reservations and would sometimes have to wait 45 mins to an hour for seating. They did not offer room service at all and we had to give towel cards to get towels which was nothing short of an inconvience, due to the fact that the towel huts were few and far apart, and our kids would often loose or forget their towel cards. Our bathroom sprung a leak from the ceiling causing us to be re-located to another section in Rivera with no compensation. On a good note, the children's activities were great and and Karla Was amazing with our kids. How she got them all together to perform on stage so well is beyond me, she is amazing with kids. We have Ben to many resorts in Mexico and although the kids water park was great we would not recommend this resort.

Posted by , from kalamazoo Mi, USA on Jun 30, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 15, 2015 by Asistente de Alojamiento

Thanks for sharing your experience during your visit to Grand Palladium Colonial, learn about the development of your holiday is of great importance for us and perfect us and continue to offer the best quality service. Our complex is huge, for this we have an effective transportation system which helps us to move all our guests and also to make use of all the facilities as are our many restaurants and bars, on the other hand we with activities for all family members, in the case of the smallest we have special and safe areas so that they can have fun in a big way as are our children's pool and mini club where they can enjoy our special activities for them safe company of our team Baby and Kids' Club Thank you very much for your confidence in our hotel, we hope that these details fail to outshine their holiday, wish we can provide an opportunity to rectify their experience and to address them as part of their future vacations. I send a big hug Azael Arvizu L. Asistente de Alojamiento

5 out of 5

Perfect vacationn

We were there from 5/14 - 5//21.  All is well.  Good food, nice beach, clean resort and the staffs are friendly.  We'll come back again!

Posted by , from Orange County, CA on May 28, 2013

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 31, 2016 by Lulu Estrada

On behalf of the hotel management we would like to thank you for your comments and of course we will continue to strive to improve our services. We will certainly take in our consideration and we will do our best to improve them. We hope in hosting you in a near future. We remain at your entire disposal for any request you might have, so do not hesitate to contact us directly. Best regards Lourdes Estrada Director Adjunto de Alojamiento / Room Division Manager Grand Palladium Colonial / Kantenah Resort & Spa

4 out of 5

huge resort but lovely

The Grand Palladium was lovely, the rooms were slightly dated but the bed was comfortable and the pillows were not so bad, I slept well. The staff was friendly and the pools and beach are terrific, especially the adult pool and the pool at the spa. You will have a great time here.

Posted by , from Maine on May 21, 2013

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May 31, 2016 by Lulu Estrada

On behalf of the hotel management we would like to thank you for your comments and of course we will continue to strive to improve our services. We will certainly take in our consideration and we will do our best to improve them. We hope in hosting you in a near future. We remain at your entire disposal for any request you might have, so do not hesitate to contact us directly. Best regards Lourdes Estrada Director Adjunto de Alojamiento / Room Division Manager Grand Palladium Colonial / Kantenah Resort & Spa

5 out of 5

The resort was beautiful, with lots to do.

Pros: Quiet
We greatly enjoyed our time at the Grand Palladium. we had been to their property in Jamaica, and so decided to try the one in the Riviera Maya. We were not disappointed! We were upgraded to a nicer room at the Riviera section of the resort upon check in. Our only problem with the resort was that it was so big, we got lost going back to our room our first night after dinner! All in all, we had a very relaxing time at the Palladium. The beach was great, and we found good snorkeling wit lots of fish right off the beach.

Posted by , from Bolingbrook, IL, USA on Feb 11, 2013

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May 31, 2016 by Lulu Estrada

On behalf of the hotel management we would like to thank you for your comments and of course we will continue to strive to improve our services. We will certainly take in our consideration and we will do our best to improve them. We hope in hosting you in a near future. We remain at your entire disposal for any request you might have, so do not hesitate to contact us directly. Best regards Lourdes Estrada Director Adjunto de Alojamiento / Room Division Manager Grand Palladium Colonial / Kantenah Resort & Spa

5 out of 5

Great hotel

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: huge property
This is a great hotel but this resort is huge. If you dont like walking, this is not for you. The shows were a wow.

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012

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May 31, 2016 by Lulu Estrada

On behalf of the hotel management we would like to thank you for your comments and of course we will continue to strive to improve our services. We will certainly take in our consideration and we will do our best to improve them. We hope in hosting you in a near future. We remain at your entire disposal for any request you might have, so do not hesitate to contact us directly. Best regards Lourdes Estrada Director Adjunto de Alojamiento / Room Division Manager Grand Palladium Colonial / Kantenah Resort & Spa

5 out of 5

Wonderful! The water at this hotel can be consumed right out of the tap due to its filtration.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, the water at this hotel can be safely consumed.
Excellent in every area-- although something needs to be done with the raccons (unwanted dinner guests) at the fish restauarnt on the beach. Although this makes for an interesting story, the unwelcomed guests detracted from one of the best fish meals I have ever eaten. Again, all other aspects of this resort were top notch!

Posted by , from Aurora, CO, USA on Oct 30, 2012

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May 31, 2016 by Lulu Estrada

On behalf of the hotel management we would like to thank you for your comments and of course we will continue to strive to improve our services. We will certainly take in our consideration and we will do our best to improve them. We hope in hosting you in a near future. We remain at your entire disposal for any request you might have, so do not hesitate to contact us directly. Best regards Lourdes Estrada Director Adjunto de Alojamiento / Room Division Manager Grand Palladium Colonial / Kantenah Resort & Spa

5 out of 5

Loved the hotel and the staff

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
Everything went perfect from the time we arrived to the time we left. The staff was very friendly. The food was awesome and can't wait to go back.

Posted by , from Arlington, TX, USA on Jul 13, 2012

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May 31, 2016 by Lulu Estrada

On behalf of the hotel management we would like to thank you for your comments and of course we will continue to strive to improve our services. We will certainly take in our consideration and we will do our best to improve them. We hope in hosting you in a near future. We remain at your entire disposal for any request you might have, so do not hesitate to contact us directly. Best regards Lourdes Estrada Director Adjunto de Alojamiento / Room Division Manager Grand Palladium Colonial / Kantenah Resort & Spa

About the Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Location Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez, Kantenah, QROO 77710

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Dining and beverage availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Miniature golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 2 and 17 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Tennis lessons
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Miniature golf included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Windsurfing equipment not included
  • Snorkeling gear not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • One or more venues limit dining availability
  • One or more venues limit beverages
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • Scuba lessons included
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Theme parties included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Step outside to feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the white sand beach. Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. At Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 6 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served. There are 13 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 5 swim-up bars and 7 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. This all-inclusive property also offers a complimentary children's club, a spa tub, and a steam room. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Kantenah property.

  • 413 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 14 buildings
  • 13 dining venues
  • 5 swim-up bars
  • 7 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2002
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 6
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (85.8 km / 53.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa All Inclusive offers 413 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Kantenah property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

La Adelita - This theme restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

El Dorado - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Sumptuori - This sushi bar specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Portofino - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Bamboo - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

6 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Segway rental/tour on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby

Spa Services

Zentropia has 16 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 16
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Sanitation services: USD 1.1 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Facilities fee: USD 50 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • - Sauna
    - Spa

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Colonial Grand Palladium
  • Colonial Palladium
  • Grand Colonial Palladium
  • Grand Palladium Colonial Resort All Inclusive
  • Grand Palladium Colonial All Inclusive Kantenah
  • Grand Palladium Colonial Resort
  • Grand Palladium Colonial All Inclusive
  • Grand Palladium Colonial Resort All Inclusive Kantenah
  • Palladium Colonial Resort
  • Palladium Grand Colonial
  • Grand Palladium Colonial Resort Spa All Inclusive
  • Pallaum Colonial Inclusive Ka

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.