Review of Sens Del Mar
Recently, we were invited down to visit all of the Oasis properties in Cancun. The main reason they wanted us to come was because of the re-opening of the property now called “Sens del Mar”.
Sens del Mar is a new name for this property. The owners put new investment into this property and have re-opened it as an adult oriented property. I say “Adult Oriented” because, while they don’t offer children’s rates or any facilities for them whatsoever, they do allow children. There were only a couple on property while we were there, but then again occupancy was quite low overall.
The lobby was very contemporary looking and was dominated by a large sculpture in the middle. Oversized chairs and sofas also dot the lobby. One of the hotels Smart Cars is also parked in the lobby to promote the promotion whereby guests staying in the VIP room category are entitled to the use of one of the fleet of Smart Cars. The Smart Cars are subject to availability and, in fact, we were told while we were there that there were none available. Also in the lobby a lobby bar.
Several of the restaurants are reached by taking a flight of stairs down from the lobby. We did ask and were told that there was no accessible way to reach the restaurants, so keep that in mind if anyone in your party has mobility issues.
Speaking of restaurants, most of the food we ate at the restaurant during our stay was very very good. The hotel offers 24 hour room service as well. I did order it one night and found it quite acceptable. There weren’t printed room service menus. You call the room service department and they describe the offerings of the moment. I’m not sure if that will be the case permanently or if the printed material just wasn’t in place yet.
In fact, there was no printed material in the rooms at all. We were placed in the VIP section where each room has an amazing balcony with a jetted pool and lounge chairs. Since we were there in January, it was great to be in my room and have the big sliding glass door open and watching the sheer white curtains billow in with the breeze of the Caribbean Sea. That balcony really made the room. There is an interesting feature on the wall behind the bed. There is the “swoop” where they’ve installed a light feature that you can set to whatever color you want, or you can set it to change at whatever speed you set.
The room has a small dorm type refrigerator that is stocked daily with an assortment of water, soda and beer. If you want more than what is put there daily, there is a charge. I also used that dorm fridge to put my suitcase while I unpacked because there were no luggage stands in the room. Kudos to them, however, for choosing to have hangars that can be removed from the closet rod. (One of my pet peeves.)
The towels in the bathroom were nice and big. There was a built in hair dryer too.
My favorite part about the room by far was that, attached to the big flat screen TV was a cable box that allowed me to pause live TV. One of my biggest frustrations is that when I watch a show while in a hotel room is that I can’t pause it like I can at home. This was a fabulous discovery while I was in my room at night editing pictures and video. I know you probably won’t be spending hours editing photos and video while on your vacation, but you might find it helpful at some point too.
Overall, Sens Del Mar was a good property. The timeshare desk in the lobby was somewhat aggressive, but if you don’t mind ignoring that, you’ll have a great vacation at Sens Del Mar.