Arrival/Check In – B
We never got a welcome drink! We also arrived at 1pm and were not able to check in until 3pm. This is one of the few times where a resort really has not allowed us to check in before the designated check in time. However, you are allowed to enjoy the resort (including the restaurants) until check in time. You just leave your luggage at the front door with the bell hop.
Resort – A
Beautiful grounds, beach was beautiful, lazy river is super lazy, but still a ton of fun to go around with a big group, the pools were awesome, there were always activities going on from dancing next to the pool, volleyball on the beach, volleyball in one of the pools, etc. The lobby and other areas inside the resort are very classy.
Room (Oceanfront) – A
The beds were comfortable, the balcony was huge and had a gorgeous view. I only turned on the TV once but was able to find our home baseball game on and the show “Friends.” The shower and tub are big.
Nightclub – A
Best all inclusive night club I have ever been too. Good music, fun lights, big bar.
Breakfast Buffet – A
Lots of choices and really good. Great fruit, bacon is crisp, and LOTS of fresh juice choices.
Lunch Buffet at Aunt Rubys – B+
Food was good, just not so many choices. Although, my brother was able to get a huge turkey sandwich one day, which I don’t think is that common at all-inclusive resorts. Convenient location (next to beach).
Dinner at Aunt Rubys – B
My pork was ok. My husband and his mom didn’t like the tenderloin. Most everyone else seemed to order the rib eye and really enjoyed it (it was HUGE). Plus, the dessert was the best for any of the restaurants. I LOVED the apple pie.
Dinner at Calabash Gourmet Restaurant – C
My husband’s steak was really good. The lamb was only ok. The appetizer of asparagus soup was really good and so was the salad they gave us. My husband who is the pickiest eater and doesn’t like to try new things even liked the asparagus soup. The dessert they gave us was some chocolate soft thing – it was terrible.
Dinner at the Mexican Restaurant – A-
Loved the special tacos. The appetizer bar is really good with a lot of Mexican and non-Mexican options that I almost didn’t need to eat the meal. The dessert table was really lacking. Nothing I wanted to eat.
Dinner at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach’s Japanese Hibachi Restaurant – B
The drinks were great. I recommend the Dirty Banana.
Beach – B
Beautiful. I just wish there was more room to swim out and around. There are a lot of parts with seaweed or maybe it was coral – but where you couldn’t swim too easily. Lying on the beach is awesome though. Lots of shade and sun areas.
Pool – A
Multiple pools. Lots of activities. The pools really made my husband and me into pool people.
Water Activities – B
The kayaking is fun and relaxing. Just reserve it in the morning for your afternoon time. Parasailing was $120 per couple. Our friends liked the sailing which was free.
Get a long massage! I had the best massage I have ever had and I tend to be picky about massages. Plus, the atmosphere they have in the room and rest of the spa makes you feel that you are at a five-star spa. Also, they have spa pools that are free to use. Check them out.
Fitness Center: C
We didn’t use it because I like to run with a TV and they didn’t have it set up so you can do that. I remember there being one TV, but either you couldn’t see it from the treadmills or there was no noise.