Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Tulum, Mexico

The hotel

This beachfront property lies on 2 miles of secluded palm studded beach of soft white sand with a reef just offshore ideal for snorkelling and is surrounded by lush, mangrove forests. Considered an eco-friendly resort, with an impressive 44-acre garden landscape of over 5000 native plants from around the region. Built in the style of a traditional Mexican haçienda, it offers an amazing variety of facilities and activities to keep active singles, couples and the whole family entertained. After a long day by the pool, relax and unwind at the world-class Dreams Spa by Pevonia® while the little ones are kept entertained at the Explorers Club for Kids. The nearby ancient ruins of Tulum, just a few minutes from the resort and Xel-Ha eco-adventure park makes a great day out for sightseeing and exploring. Unlimited-Luxury® ensures that all guests are treated like royalty and the Preferred Club adults only section adds the icing on the cake for a perfect, memorable holiday.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Night Club
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

On a sugar-white beach on the Yucatan Peninsula. Just 5 minutes from Tulum and 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

432 rooms and suites on 3 floors in multiple buildings. All with private balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, cable TV, DVD player, MP3 docking station, complimentary WiFi access, marble floors, vanity, bathrobes and slippers, 24-hour room service, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar (stocked daily), safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Deluxe Garden View Rooms with balcony or terrace with hammock, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years of age).

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes all meals (buffet and à la carte), including unlimited reservation free a la carte dining, snacks, afternoon tea, all alcoholic and soft drinks (premium and domestic brands), wine by the glass and water. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. 24-hour complimentary room service. WiFi. Concierge service, pool and beach waiter service, daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer, Explorer's Club for kids and Core Zone Teens Club. No wristbands required.

Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience which includes sipping artfully prepared cocktails at the bar or lounge of your choice, savouring complimentary cuisine at the restaurant of your choice and seeing the resort's nightly entertainment at nearby Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas. (Dinner only. Guests are responsible for cost of transportation to and from the resort. Terms and Conditions apply).

Deluxe Garden View Adults-Only Rooms are situated in a beautiful secluded garden section of the resort for adults who want a peaceful getaway with balcony or terrace with hammock, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Ocean View Rooms with glorious ocean views and located in the most secluded part of the resort, bathroom with tub, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years of age).

Deluxe Junior Suite Garden View Rooms are spacious rooms with private balcony or terrace and living area, some with a hammock, bath tub and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years of age).

Deluxe Junior Suite Ocean View are as above but with ocean views, bath tub and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years of age).

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean Front Rooms with separate living area and sofa, whirlpool bathtub, ocean front views, private balcony or terrace and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds. Sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years of age).

Preferred Club Deluxe Garden Swim-Out Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years of age).

Preferred Club Deluxe Garden Swim-Out Adults only Rooms, with contemporary decor, private terrace and direct swim-out pool access, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Preferred Club Hacienda Suites feature a whirlpool bathtub and partial ocean view, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years of age).

Preferred Club Honeymoon Suites Ocean View with 1 king-size bed, separate living area with sofa, whirlpool bathtub, sleeping maximum 2 adults.


Preferred Club Suites include the following benefits:

  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Premium locations
  • Club lounge access with upgraded mini-bar service
  • Pillow menu
  • Concierge service
  • Private beach area
  • Complimentary computer access in Preferred Club Lounge
  • Daily Continental breakfast service
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Personalised check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Indoor whirlpool bathtub (select rooms) and double vanity sink
  • Separate living area
  • Afternoon snacks and evening hors d'oeuvres in the club lounge
  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Jul '20 to receive up to 25% off the accommodation cost between 1 Nov–31 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Apr '20 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 1 Mar–13 Apr '20 and 1 May–23 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

Not only set on a beautiful beach, this hotel is very close to the fascinating Mayan ruins, which are a must see during your stay

The activities on offer at this top-of-the-range hotel are endless – visit the world-class Dreams Spa by Pevonia® and watch big screen movies on the beach

With six à la carte restaurants, you are spoilt for dining choices each evening — add to that friendly service and you are in for a great experience

9 reservation-free restaurants: 6 a la carte serving Italian, Mexican, Sushi and Peruvian Tiraditos, Asian, Seafood and French gourmet cuisine (adult-only). Main buffet restaurants. A grill. Coco Café for coffee, deli snacks and smoothies. 7 bars including Sky Sports Bar (open 24-hours) and The Lounge Bar. Bar service is open 24-hours. Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at the neighbouring Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas (terms and conditions apply). 24-hour room service.

Theme dinners, big screen films on the beach, live entertainment nightly and daily pool and beach activities. Weekly beach party and theme nights.

2 swimming pools including 1 relaxing pool. World-class Dreams Spa by Pevonia®* with jungle spa cabins. Traditional ancient Mayan Temazcal Ceremony. Fitness centre. Diving centre*, kayaking, snorkelling*, complimentary introductory diving course in the pool. Explorer's Club for Kids with arts and crafts, a playground and water playground, treasure hunts, climbing wall, board games and videos games, sandcastle contents and movies on the beach (3-12 years; 9:00am-10:00pm). Core Zone Teens Club featuring a snack bar, plasma TVs with DVDs, video games, table games and a daily activities schedule (13-17 years; 10:00am-9:00pm). Tennis court with clinics*, beach football, volleyball, table tennis. Spanish and dance lessons, yoga, beach Olympics and teens activities. Complimentary green fees at a nearby golf course (golf cart rental* mandatory, transportation not included, terms and conditions apply, subject to change). Bocce-ball, Euro-Bungee. Spa pantry where you can make your own spa products*. Eco-friendly tours and turtle release programme (seasonal).

Complimentary Internet access. Theatre. Tours and excursions*. Currency exchange. 24-hour front desk service, laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Boutique*, beauty centre*, medical facility*, car rental* and babysitting*. Download the hotel’s “Unlimited Connectivity” App which enables free local calls, room to room calls, access to daily activities, restaurant menus and schedules, hotel maps and local attraction info.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

7 nights between 26–31 Dec '18.

*Denotes local charge.

Dress code: Full-length trousers and collared shirts for gentlemen in the evenings.

Please note: Child ages at this property are up to and including 12 years. 

 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Resort SCAM - Unlimited Vacation Club with Lifestyle Collections - Vacation Package

Mar 30, 2020 Fearless548593

My wife and I got married at this resort June of 2019. Overall our wedding experience was great and I want to thank everybody that made it a special day. This review is a WARNING! Upon arriving at the resort they will not handover the keys right away, they are going to attempt to sell you on a VACATION PACKAGE. They will ask you to meet up the… Read more
My wife and I got married at this resort June of 2019. Overall our wedding experience was great and I want to thank everybody that made it a special day. This review is a WARNING! Upon arriving at the resort they will not handover the keys right away, they are going to attempt to sell you on a VACATION PACKAGE. They will ask you to meet up the following day. Please do not! They will tell you it will only take 2-4 hours of your time, it won't, they will waste a whole day trying to sell you a vacation package. They will offer you bonus money for the resort. You will barely be able to use it! Unfortunately, my parents were scammed into a 15k vacation package. We haven't been able to use it because they up charge every vacation. My parents have 3k worth of credits which they were told they could use the whole amount, you can't. Right now I am comparing the same cruise on carnival vs the Unlimited vacation club with lifestyle collection website and the cruise is up charged by almost $422 and they are graciously giving $390 credit of the 3k they have. This is one example of many! The vacation package is so worthless we can even use it compared to what you can get it elsewhere. Don't trust them when they say lowest price guaranteed, they are lying. They will lie, lie, and lie some more until you fold. They have zero proof of what they can actually offer you. The food is also horrible, it's all ameicanized cheap food. Sushi was descent. Italian restaurant was a joke. They only time food was amazing was on Wednesday when they brought in outside vendors for the Mexican fiesta. Even there Mexican restaurant was a joke, tasted cheap. I will never return to this resort or advise anyone else to book solely on how they run a scam business within the resort. Read less
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Mar 30, 2020 homes2013 Kelowna, Canada

If you don't mind people smoking next to your kids or anywhere else in the resort then this is great place to vacation, Clean, friendly, well maintained, great service and the beach walks are awesome.
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Mar 30, 2020 paulcV553AQ

A lovely resort and a relaxing stay in early March 2020. A lot of thought has gone into the design of the resort.....we particularly liked the gardens and the lighting scheme which made the walk home after dinner and a few drinks very pleasurable. The staff at this resort are excellent and we felt very well looked after. The themed restaurants… Read more
A lovely resort and a relaxing stay in early March 2020. A lot of thought has gone into the design of the resort.....we particularly liked the gardens and the lighting scheme which made the walk home after dinner and a few drinks very pleasurable. The staff at this resort are excellent and we felt very well looked after. The themed restaurants were good and we liked the no reservation policy for tables. The bar staff were always pleasant and were very efficient. We only encountered a few negatives which included a very noisy group of guests in the quiet garden room area of the hotel for the last 3 nights of our stay.....getting woken up at 3am for an hour or so for 3 days in a row by these selfish people after they returned presumably from the disco rather spoiled the last 3 days of our holiday but the first 7 days were fine. Our room was also not cleaned on our first day but after this initial hiccup things improved. But overall an excellent stay and it was great swimming in the sea......well done to the folks who cleared the seaweed off the beach each day and kept the swimming pool areas so clean. Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 HanBod93

We had a great time at Dreams Tulum, we visited just as the covid-19 pandemic was kicking off and the resort was a little quiet. Our stay however was still great! Our room was big, with a great bathroom and was kept clean by our housekeeping person Valerio. Everything worked and the view wad great, we did hear a little noise from our neighbours… Read more
We had a great time at Dreams Tulum, we visited just as the covid-19 pandemic was kicking off and the resort was a little quiet. Our stay however was still great! Our room was big, with a great bathroom and was kept clean by our housekeeping person Valerio. Everything worked and the view wad great, we did hear a little noise from our neighbours but they left on day 2 so it wasn't a problem for us. The food was fine, as vegetarians we found a couple of the restaurants didn't have much choice for us, but our favourite was the world cafe anyway which had plenty of choice. So again, it wasn't really a problem at all :-) The staff in the world cafe were exceptional, always remembering our names & faces, I wish I could remember 2 ladies names especially as they were great. We did the tequila tasting with Cesar which was great (we then did it again as a group with Tomas haha!), we ended up buying 2 bottles! Originally the bottle we wanted was out of stock but Daniel (a restaurant manager) kindly went out of his way to find one for us. Isobel from the spa was great fun and we saw her every day around the resort and she always made an effort to come and say hello & see if we needed anything. Ricki and Nick from the entertainment team were also super fun & made us feel like we were good friends. I hope these challenging times during the pandemic will be over soon and the tourists will return to this wonderful resort as soon as possible! The staff there deserve all the thanks :-) Read less
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Mar 21, 2020 Mrs_PNB Riverside, California

Hotel and amenities were not what we expected. The rooms were terrible and the amount of very large cockroaches and insects in the rooms were unacceptable. If the hotel was too short staffed and low on resources due to covid-19 pandemic, the doors should have been closed.