The Thing About ME Cancún
ME Cancún, a Sol Mélia resort, is full of pretty things: pretty people, pretty views, and pretty nice furniture, but is it worth the trip?
The resort is full of pretty things: pretty people, pretty views, and pretty nice furniture. It's not hard to understand why the majority of TripAdvisor reviewers love the property and why the oceanfront hotel was recently awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award for 2008.
Room service is prompt, the pool offers separate areas for adults and kids (the hotel caters to adults, but occasionally those adults bring children), and the front desk staff is friendly, helpful, and good looking, if not a little slow in checking guests in and out.
Even so, a stay at ME leaves you feeling ambivalent. Surely the décor is trendy and modern and the infinity pool is a nice touch, but a stroll down the beach reveals that aesthetically, ME isn't all that different from neighboring properties. (Perhaps the only distinguishable feature--and one not in ME's favor--is that all of ME's rooms except suites lack balconies.)
Giving new meaning to the notion that beauty is only skin deep, ME doesn't give any indication it provides guests a better experience than any other hotel lining the northern beaches of Cancún. So while you're guaranteed a nice stay at ME (at around $350 per night), experienced Mexico vacationers might want to book a resort with more personality.