Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 3, 2014 Check-out: Dec 6, 2014

Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

3 stars
Blvd, Kukulkan KM 16.9, Lote 52-04, Zona Hotelera,, Cancun, 77500
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
227 reviews
great place

Excellent vacation spot, excellent service at bars and restaurants. Pool activities were alot of fun See full review

  • Detroit lions fan
  • May 14, 2014
Awesome !!!

Great Family Hotel if you dont have kids DONT GO HERE,.. is a 100 % FAMILY HOTEL a lot of kids... See full review

  • Belka2013
  • Jul 1, 2013
Relaxing, all-inclusive beachfront resort in Cancun with 10 restaurants

The Great Parnassus Resort & Spa is perched on a beach with views of the sea and lagoon. The modern, 12-story property has 10 restaurants and 11 bars. The family-friendly setting includes a water park, two infinity pools -- one adults only -- clubs for babies and children, an 18-hole mini golf course and a teen disco. A luxury spa with sauna and whirlpool, plus a beauty salon, fitness center and theater with live entertainment are among the other diversions. Guest rooms feature private balconies with scenic views.

 

Highlights
  • Family-friendly amenities, such as a mini golf course, teen disco and club for babies and kids with pirate ship-themed water park
  • Adults-only infinity pool, tennis courts and fitness center
  • Guest rooms with private balconies

 

Rooms

All of the nautically themed guest rooms at Great Parnassus Resort & Spa feature one king or two double beds. Some rooms have bunk beds. Satellite TV, individual climate control, blackout drapes, hairdryers in bathrooms, balconies and in-room safes are standard in all rooms. Suites and club rooms feature Jacuzzis and upgraded amenities, such as mini bars, CD stereo systems and modern bathrooms with steam rooms.

 

Dining

A total of 10 restaurants at the Great Parnassus Resort & Spa means everyone finds something to love. Guests choose among a deli, food court with 12 dining stations, traditional Mexican restaurant, teppanyaki grill, steakhouse, crêperie and elegant international eatery. There are 11 bars -- including a game room, karaoke bar and wine bar.

Recreation

The Great Parnassus Resort & Spa is home to a theater with live entertainment, water park for children and ruins-themed mini golf course. An on-site spa offers massages, scrubs and peels. There are two infinity pools, a teen disco, fitness center, running path and tennis courts. Water sports, such as snorkeling, are available at Great Parnassus Resort & Spa as well.

 

Transportation
  • Cancun International Airport (7.9 mi/12.7 km)

 

Attractions
  • Hilton Cancun Golf Course (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Playa Paraiso Golf Club (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Cancun Convention Center (4.3 mi/ 7 km)
Business
  • Convention center, elegant ballrooms and meeting rooms for up to 500 people
  • Business center

Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive Rooms

Club Room Ocean View
Delight in the comfort and great service overlooking the sparkling Caribbean waters at this perfectly appointed ocean view suite that offers ocean view with balcony, double jacuzzi, 1 King Bed, mini bar, CD stereo system, coffee maker, make up mirror, bathrobes and slippers, continental breakfast and afternoon cocktails at private club on 10th floor. Fresh flowers, sparkling wine, fruit basket upon arrival with one private in room gourmet dinner. Cancun Queen Lagoon Cruise. Capacity: 2 adults
Family Ocean View Room
The family rooms have been specifically designed thinking in every member of the family, with the supreme comfort and relaxing atmosphere that characterizes the accommodations at Great Parnassus. The room offers ocean view with balcony, 1 King Bed and 3 bunk beds or 2 Double Beds and 3 bunk beds with cable/satellite TV, air conditioning, blackout drapes, climate control, wake-up calls, housekeeping (daily), complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, in-room safe, television, clock radio, electronic/magnetic keys, smoking rooms. Capacity: 2 adults & 3 kids, or 3 adults & 2 kids
Ocean View Suite
These suites offer breathtaking ocean front views a, spacious modern bathroom with steam showers and a romantic Jacuzzi in the terrace, in addition of mini bar, CD stereo system, coffee maker, make up mirror, bathrobes and slippers, fresh flowers, sparkling wine, fruit basket upon arrival and one private in room gourmet dinner, breakfast, drinks and cocktails at Private Club on 10th floor & Cancun Queen Lagoon Cruise. Combining all this elements it would be the perfect scenery to intimate while relaxing with the loved one. Capacity: 2 adults
Deluxe Ocean View Room
The spacious deluxe rooms are beautifully decorated and provide views of the ocean from a private balcony offering 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds with cable/satellite TV, air conditioning, blackout drapes, climate control, wake-up calls, housekeeping (daily), complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, in-room safe, television, clock radio, electronic/magnetic keys, smoking rooms Capacity: 2 adults & 2 kids
Lagoon Suite
These suites offer breathtaking lagoon views a, spacious modern bathroom with steam showers and a romantic Jacuzzi in the terrace, in addition of mini bar, CD stereo system, coffee maker, make up mirror, bathrobes and slippers, fresh flowers, sparkling wine, fruit basket upon arrival and one private in room gourmet dinner, breakfast, drinks and cocktails at Private Club on 10th floor & Cancun Queen Lagoon Cruise. Combining all this elements it would be the perfect scenery to intimate while relaxing with the loved one. Capacity: 2 adults

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

21.0689 -86.7783
Area served
Cancun.
Nearby airports
Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Area description
The hotel is located on Boulevard Kukulcan, the main street running the length of Cancun Island. Public buses operate 24 hours a day along Boulevard Kukulcan through the hotel zone to downtown Cancún on the mainland.

Nearby points of interest

  • Playa Delfines: 0.3 mi
  • Avenida Kukulkan: 2 mi
  • Wet'n Wild Cancun: 2.9 mi
  • Interactive Aquarium: 3 mi
  • El Rey Ruins: 3.1 mi
  • Dolphinaris Cancun: 3.1 mi
  • Riviera Cancun Golf: 4.5 mi
  • Playa Tortugas: 5.6 mi
  • Museo Maya de Cancun: 5.8 mi
  • Dubai Palace Casino: 5.9 mi
  • Avenida Tulum: 7.1 mi

Dining

CREPERIE
Creperie, this cosy corner serves an extensive list of cappuccinos and desserts such as pastries, layer cakes, extravagant hand decorated pies, sweet crepes, loaves of bread and ice creams are also available.
EL MAGUEY
El Maguey, remounts our memories to the small Spanish villages where family and friends get together with the purpose of palate excellent food, innovative cuisine, outstanding wines, and exquisite apetizers such as the traditional tapas & paellas, all created with traditional ingredients such as manchego cheese, garlic, gazpacho and olive oil.
PORTOFINO
Portofino a la carte restaurant offer guests a fresh approach to dozens of seafood varieties at the peak of their seasons, including appetizers, salads, soups, fowl, meats and a large selection of desserts just to name a few. Menus are printed featuring a fresh list of more than 30 delicious and unique seafood recipes to satisfy the most exquisite local and foreign taste demands. Open for dinner (6:00 pm - 10:30 pm)
BIG BEN STEAK HOUSE
In a completely London’s scenery, Big Ben Restaurant offers fine dining Steak house; we serve the best steaks available, seafood is of uncompromising quality and our appetizers and side dishes have been carefully selected to complement our entrees some of the house specialities are the oriental spare ribs with five spices; honey, garlic & soy sauce, Rib eye steak, Fowl chicken oven baked in a herb crust served with your choice of vegetables and potatoes. The Big Ben staff is dedicated to serving you a memorable meal every time you enter to our restaurant. Open for dinner (6:00 pm - 10:30 pm)
SAMURAI
Samurai is a traditional Tepanyaki Japanese Grill a la carte Restaurant, the menu features the finest Japanese dishes, both traditional and contemporary, including a wonderful selection of appetizers, sushi, teriyaki and more. Sit down at the sushi bar and let the chefs prepare wonderful Sushi dish for you. They pride themselves for having the creativity in delivering unique and exciting Japanese cuisines. At any time during your dining experience at the sushi bar please feel free to ask the chefs to prepare some of his special for you. Open for dinner (6:00 pm - 10:30 pm)
MAGNUS
Savour the breathtaking views over Magnus ocean front food court. Open for breakfast; lunch and dinner it’s an absolute culinary experience, boasting 12 different cuisine stations with a fusion of flavours for every palate and taste desire. Some of this food court specialities are Japanese, Mexican, Vegetarian, Grill, Italian, Sea Food, Fruits & Salads, and an extravagant deserts and cheese counter.
CARROUSEL
Keep your kids happy eating at Carrousel Restaurant them favourite lunch buffet. After playing in the "Treasure Island" Water Park your little ones will enjoy this delicious food that can be served in child-sized portions.
SANCTORUM
Breakfast a la Carte & Hors D'oevres
BARS
Starting from the welcome cocktail at the exotic Kilimanjaro Lobby Bar, followed by the Oktoberfest bar, Le Vin et Fromage, and the Paolas Spot Bar are some of the options that you can find while walking by the Via Veneto, some others like the Bora Bora lunch & snack bar, Conga, Bongo swim up bar & Samoa beach bar are distributed by the pool area. Located in the second floor guests will find the exciting Karaoke Bar, and in the adults only pool the Caribbean swim up bar. Our by the pool bars offer guests the choice to drink refreshing tropical cocktails or eat delicious informal food or snacks during the day.
ROOM SERVICE
If you prefer to have dinner in the privacy of your room, Great Parnassus All Inclusive Resort offers 24 hour room service with a diverse selection of meals, snacks, drinks and desserts

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
For meetings and conventions, experience the joy of combining business and pleasure, the resort offers a huge variety of dedicated meeting facilities such as convention center and meeting rooms for up to 500 people. Great Parnassus also count with elegant ballrooms and facilities that makes it the ideal place to host your wedding, our professional staff will ensure that your nuptial ceremony satisfy every desire and exceeds all your expectations.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (227)

Ratings and reviews for Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
227 out of 227
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Skeng
Business
NYC
Oct 24, 2014

Overall a nice hotel!

Overall a nice hotel! Good restaurants except for breakfast. Hotel staff very pleasant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

French restaurant serves great food.

Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yeurys
Business
Miami, FL
Oct 21, 2014

Great Hotel Beautiful Beach

This hotel is very nice.. I was upgraded to a Superior Resort View on the 8th floor. I had a spectacular views of a Golf Course and the lagoon. The staff is very friendly and the service is excellent. I would definitely come back to this hotel very soon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Wichita Falls
Business
Wichita Falls, Texas
Aug 4, 2014

HOT ROOMS

We were with a group of 12 people in 4 rooms and only one of the rooms had good cold AC. The power went out on the entire strip of hotels and even though that is not at all the hotels fault it felt like nothing had changed since the restaurants in the hotel aren't air conditioned along with the lobby. It's $30 if you lose your room key and $100 if you lose your safe key. I wasn't happy one bit but that's what you get when you pay so little for an all inclusive resort. No crown royal or ANY selection of beer ( hope you like Dos Equis). Bar tenders were amazing though!! Next time I will definitely pay 2x as much to get a better experience! The food is like Golden Corral buffet everywhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Everywhere we are outside of the hotel was amazing! The sister resort (golden Parnassus) which is adults only was absolutely amazing, but I only saw the night life and a little of the food choices.

Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bluelobster
Business
San jose, california
Jul 24, 2014

1 of the most kid's friendly resort

PROS: - Super friendly, politely staff. - It got all activities to keep your kids busy. - Good shows every night - Good and fast service whenever you need. CONS: - Food and drink quality are below average - No free wifi and mediorce signal - Rooms are aged with mediorce amenity - No AC anywhere but your room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

If you got baby sitter, you can take the hotel shuttle to the Golden Panassus (sister hotel) to dinner with much more quality meals, nicer and still inclusive (adult only resort)

Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
vladimirk
Business
menlo park, ca
Jul 7, 2014

Very disappointing

Very disappointing, My family just came back from 8-days at Great Parnassus. We originally had reserved a different hotel for our vacation, but for different reasons we had to change our reservations to Great Parnassus. I had read most of the reviews prior to the trip and all information shared from a negative perspective were all true: very old hotel, poor infrastructure, dirty pools, mediocre food, bad drinks, crowded, bad smell throughout the hotel, poor ventilation and lack of air conditioner, broken elevators, etc… I went to this trip with very little expectations about the hotel and was very disappointed throughout the trip. The weather was great and the beach absolutely beautiful. These were the only two great things about the place. We traveled with our kids: 6 and 2 years. They had a great time. The kids always do. The hotel has a dedicated area for kids pool – it is extremely inconvenient to get there. It is at the front of the hotel. Most of the time, you are spending time at the back of the hotel where the other pools and beach are. The hall to get to the kids pool has no ventilation neither air conditioner. It was extremely hot and sometimes I feared we would pass out on that hall. We had a stroller for our 2-year old daughter. So most of the times we had to rely on elevators to go in and out of our room – unfortunately most of the time, there was always broken elevators. It really felt like we were in a shopping mall that happens to have some pools and access to the beach. We didn't feel like we were in a resort. By resort, I would imagine a very spacious outside area to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather, etc…. At Great Parnassus, all restaurants and the theater are inside the hotel. There is no “Plaza” or outside area that you could enjoy at night after dinner. The services were ok – the folks really try to please you but unfortunately the services could not overcome the bad experience with the hotel facilities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
captdiablo
Business
canada
Jul 3, 2014

great for family and adults

This was my ninth time that I have stayed at the Parnassus. The staff is fantastic, very nice and helpful. The food was good., I especially liked the Mexican restaurant. I plan to return to the parnassus in December of this year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to coba you get more than you pay for. When you stay at the Parnassus go as a VIP, you will receive many free day trips.

Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Can Cancun
Business
NewYork
Jun 19, 2014

2 STARS! NO AC! DAMP SMELLY ROOM

I traveled with my husband and 2 year old. Very mediocre hotel. We went for 6 nights. The entire time you are out of the room you are sweating. The food is BLAH! The evening entertainment is for adults not for children. The staff was very pleasant. Warning do not commit to a 60-90 minute seminar on purchasing your next vacation. These people trying to sell you time share are all over! So annoying! The spa was good. I would not return to this hotel. If you like lavish hotels and good quality food this is not the hotel for you. Also Many local residence stay at this hotel, makes you question if they get a better deal than folks traveling from other places. The room smell like damp. The location of the hotel is great near the $1bus that takes you to the shopping area. No problems with traveling with a toddler and would definitely return to cancun but not to great parnassus hotel (cheap).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Hotel is near shopping area

Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MCNA
Business
New Hampshire
Jun 13, 2014

Great for families with young kids

The location is great, close to the airport and to the shopping malls. The hotel needs a little updating, but the staff and the service make up for it. Our kids loved the water park and all the activities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ColoradoDad
Business
Boulder, Colorado
Jun 11, 2014

Great Family Vacation!

Great Parnassus was an excellent choice for our family vacation. We traveled with our son who happened to turn 3 years old on the trip. The whole staff at GP made him feel very special everyday and always went out of their way to say "Hello" and see how we were doing. The resort is very family oriented and there always seems to be something to do for everyone. The beach is beautiful and clean with plenty of Palapas and chairs to be used by everyone. The 3 pools were always clean and full of energetic kids and adults. The waterpark was perfect for kids aged 3-8. They even have a couple slides for us adults and big kids.. .. Super fun! The food was plentiful and always available at the buffet. The restaurants' food was hit or miss, but the service was always good. We had a family room with a king and a bunk bed...it was perfect for us. Great ocean view and always cleaned each day. The resort is very close to the airport which is great if you have kids ready to get there and play! I highly recommend this resort to families or people who don't mind kids having a good time!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Great Parnassus Family Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wiseone07
Business
Michigan
Jun 11, 2014

our family is going to come back!

My kids loved this hotel. The staff was wonderful. Our room was clean. I was a little disappointed there wasn't snorkeling on site. The pirate ship water park was cute. Overall great experience. Thumbs up!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: In Hotel

There was a local mall/market, but the price in the hotel was almost the same price. Don't bother going to the market.

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