An aerial view of the new Iberostar Cancun resort. — Photo courtesy of Iberostar Cancun
In August 2011, the Hilton Cancun resort closed its doors, after the property was sold to Iberostar Hotels & Resorts. Following a major renovation, which reportedly cost around $100 million dollars, the hotel reopened as Iberostar Cancun, a magnificent all-inclusive resort right in Cancun's hotel zone.
The main building of the 426-room Iberostar Cancun is shaped like a giant Mayan pyramid, but there are also a series of beachfront villas off to one side of the resort. The hotel's pool area is massive and incredibly beautiful. There are seven infinity pools, with a with a pool bar in the center of the pool area, as well as small "streams" running through much of the the space. These "streams" are very shallow (ankle deep) and are ideal for small children that enjoy playing in the water.
One of the guest rooms at Iberostar Cancun. — Photo courtesy of Iberostar Cancun
The pricey upgrade to the hotel included renovating public areas, like the main lobby, as well as adding new specialty restaurants, adding an outdoor theater for shows, and adding an outdoor dining area to one of the property's existing restaurants.
The hotel's all-inclusive package includes all meals and drinks, throughout your stay. There are five restaurants (1 buffet restaurant and 4 specialty restaurants) and five bars, including a pool bar and a beach bar, on the property, where guests can eat and drink to their hearts' desire. Room service is also included in the all-inclusive package, but it is only available from 11:00am until 11:00pm.
Golfers will love this property, as it is the only resort in Cancun's hotel zone with an 18-hole, par 72, golf course and the course is exclusively for guests of the Iberostar Cancun. Green fees are not included in the all-inclusive plan, however.
This property is a wonderful addition to Cancun's hotel zone.