Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:56 AM
Pros: Bride, Groom, Families and Friends all felt like VIPs
I am not sure how to even begin to express how incredible our experience was at Le Reve. Not only was this the most spectacular venue we could have chosen for the wedding, but our guests were all thrilled that we picked such a great place for their stay in Mexico.
From our very first email, the staff at Le Reve made us feel like our wedding was the most important event of the year. The team went out of their way to make sure that every detail was perfect for us and our families.
We were married in July and booked out all 25 rooms for 4 nights for our guests. It was the first time that many of our family and friends would be meeting and we were so lucky to have the whole hotel just for our group.
Rooms: There are 4 different room categories, and they are all gorgeous. I definitely recommend one of the 2 master suites for the bride and groom, so romantic!
Food: We had a huge number of “foodies” in our group and they still rave about the Naay restaurant. We had children, some vegans and guests with allergies, and the staff was always happy to accommodate any special request. We had a welcome BBQ in the garden the first night, whi...” (
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:02 PM
Pros: Rustic beauty, intimate, private, great staff
I did a site visit in July 2012. Here are my notes:
Very rustic and natural. Quintessential boutique hotel, very intimate (25 rooms), right on the beach, very open/airy, and the beach and reception locations are actually BOTH very nice (seemed a unique combo, frustratingly, during our trip). There is a buy-out option since it's so small, but sounds like you may not have enough guests for that. Aprx. rate is $165/nt. for standard rooms (called Garden Suites). EP only (European Plan, i.e., not all-inclusive). About 15 min. from downtown Playa del Carmen.
Pros: No charge to use/bring in outside vendors. Good "Plan B" option (i.e., rain) under the main palapa, which houses the open bar and dining area. Nice room upgrade options for those who want it, like private plunge pools
Cons: Outdoor reception location only...but it is a nice one, so I don't mind
Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:45 AM
Pros: Arlenis, Ana, Antonio, everyone and everything!
Cons: None that I can think of
My husband and I got married at Le Reve in Playa del Carmen on June 16, 2012. We booked our wedding through the del Sol / Le Reve / BDW promotion which offered us a great value in the free hour of photography and reduced room rates for our guests and free nights for us! Thank you so much for offering us this great promotion!!
Here is a link to our wedding photos, and all the photos pasted below are copyright del Sol photography: http://delsolphotography.com/blog/content/galleries/?gal=755
I honestly don't know where to start - let's just say everything was a DREAM! From our first email to giving Arlenis a good bye hug, we couldn't have asked for a more amazing wedding. I'll break down my review into categories:
Coordination - A+
Arlenis was simply amazing. I honestly don't know how she is so good at her job. Le Reve does a LOT of weddings for a property of its size, many of them being resort buy-outs, and I can only assume that many of her brides are high maintenance like me. We exchanged hundreds, if not thousands, of emails all of which were returned promptly and completely. There was no question that she didn't answer; no idea that she did...” (
Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:06 AM
Pros: Everything! Arlenis my angel Wedding Coordinator, Ana her assistant! They made me feel like I was the only bride they were working with! I love them!
Pre-wedding planning A+
I had such an amazing experience with Le Reve that I don't want to forget anything. Like most of you on this site, I didn't know where to begin. I had an idea of what I wanted but I just didn't know how to get it since I was planning from so far away and relied on previous brides review to guide me.
I had 32 people in my wedding party and I wanted it to be as intimate as possible and a big resort was not my thing and I discover Le Reve! I had to fight so hard to have my wedding at this resort because of the size of my wedding party but it was SO worth it!! They did everything to make it happen for me. A lot of you thinking of booking at Le Reve should look no further! If you are looking for a small boutique customizable wedding this is the place to go. I planned my wedding blind, I had never been to Mexico before so you can imagine how stressful it can be.
Arlenis and Ana were there for me every step of the way. I never had to wait to hear from them, they were so responsive to my every needs. I do not consider myself a control freak so it was nice to have someone that had answer available before you eve...” (
Posted 17 December 2011 - 01:13 AM
Pros: Arlenis (wedding coordinator), Food, Service, Atmosphere, Music
I had my wedding at Le Reve in November. We scouted out other hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean. We looked at a wide range of hotels. The moment we met Arlenis, the wedding coordinator that works for the hotel, we knew we would be in good hands. They do a lot of weddings here and know what they are doing. If I had gone with another hotel, I would have had to hire a wedding coordinator. A few of the the others had onsite coordinators, but they did not hold a candle to Arlenis. I knew I could trust her and that she would make my wedding less stressful for me. Many of our guests made comments to us at how great of a job Arlenis did on our wedding weekend.
We booked out Le Reve for 3 nights, so we had the whole hotel for our guests. This also allowed us to have children attend, as this is an adults only hotel. We held a cocktail hour on Thursday night, a rehearsal dinner on Friday night, and the wedding on Saturday. We also had a ladies only lingerie shower and a children's birthday party. Arlenis helped arrange everything and every event was so memorable. I really can't think of anything that went wrong. Arlenis and the hotel exceeded our expectations. I would recomme...” (
Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:27 PM
Pros: romantic, intimate, amazing attention to detail and warm & friendly service, great food
Review of Le Reve Hotel & Spa.
Our wedding in September 2011, at Le Reve Hotel, was truly magical. And our time at Le Reve was thoroughly enjoyed by our guests and us. The whole experience exceeded our hopes and expectations by leaps and bounds. During the entire time we were planning the wedding and researching details, we had no idea that the wedding and our time at Le Reve could turn out as magically as it did. There was a lot of luck/fate/destiny involved (glorious weather, three incredible rainbows, and a stunning full moon during our wedding); but our vendors (Hotel Le Reve, Del Sol Photography, Fernando, and Laura/Premium Flores) really really did a spectacular job too.
We had about thirty close friends and relatives join us in Playa del Carmen for a few days of sunshine and Caribbean breezes. I’d been following weather forecasts for weeks and was troubled by what I saw; rain was predicted for every single day we were to be in Mexico. Plus, September is hurricane season. But thankfully, the weather was lovely. Here is our review of the vendors that helped us make the wedding so perfect....” (
Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:25 AM
Pros: setting, wedding planner, food, size
My FH, parents, sister and I returned from our site visit with le Reve just over a week ago and we are still in LOVE! It is every bit as beautiful as the reviews say and every person we came in contact with was wonderful. I'm going to do the review somewhat chronologically so that it makes sense to me...
The Cancun airport was fine, save the very very long line for immigration. It seems as though a few different flights arrive around the same time (1-3pm) and so it gets a bit crazy. Make sure you allow extra time in your planning to accomodate for that. We rented a car, but le Reve does also provide airport transfers for a fee, so that is another option. The drive down to Le Reve was easy, mainly highway. As many others have mentioned, the last 2-3 minutes of the drive is over a road with many, many potholes. Not a huge inconvenience, just something that is good to be aware of. FH likened it to driving over moon craters, but as long as you take it slow it's not a problem at all.
Once we walked up to the reception/lobby area of le Reve we all just melted. It is stunning. You look o...” (
Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:18 PM
Pros: Setting, Wedding and Support Staff, Food, Presentation of Food. Wedding Location,
Cons: More hot water
I feel like Elizabeth Barrett Browning by saying how can I count the ways to explain what a magical and intimate experience we were able to have at the Wedding of our Son and our daughter in law. They, our son and daughter in law, had planned the event in coordination with Arlenis. What they decided turned out to be fabulous for us. Everything was elegant but understated a little, which is our style. The behind the scenes work of the staff to create the setting for the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and the reception in the dinner area was beyond my greatest expectation. The manner in which the support staff delivered their service made me feel as if I was among royalty. For our extended family, friends and the family and friends of the bride the whole experience was dream come true. I could gush more, but I think you get the picture that we had the time of life and Le Reve lived up it is name "The Dream". Thanks!
Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:21 AM
Pros: staff, food, location
We got married at Le Reve on April 9, 2011 and it was perfect! If you are looking for a small, intimate boutique hotel along the Riviera Maya, seriously, look no further. We loved everything about Le Reve from the minute we arrived for our site visit in September 2010. So the road there is a bit bumpy... once you arrive to the open aired lobby and see the incredible view of the sea (with a refreshing welcome drink in hand) you are in paradise!
1) The staff and service is outstanding. Really, the best we have experienced anywhere. Our guests all said the same. The wedding coordinators, Arlenis and Mariana were on top of every detail in the months/weeks/days/hours/minutes leading up to our wedding.
2) The food is incredible, way better than most typical resorts. Even the breakfast that is included in the room rate is amazing. One slight disappointment was that the presentation of our meals on the wedding day was not as impressive as when we did our tasting, but the food still tasted great. Le Reve made our cake too and it was beautiful and delicious.
3) The location is perfect....” (
Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:57 PM
Hotel Le Reve - INCREDIBLE!!!! This hotel has so much going for it! The food here was by far the best we had in Mexico, and very authentic. Arlenis - the wedding coordinator - is amazing! She is full of energy and ideas - and willing to do basically anything you want. There are a few options for the wedding events - on the beach, pool side, or in their open air restaurant. The lighting at night is incredible. All of the rooms are very spacious, but they have a very minimalist concept - no TVs, clocks, etc. That being said, you hope your guests are there to enjoy the pool, beach, each other, etc. And, there are portable DVD players for use if someone really needs to watch a movie! Also, the bride and groom get a room upgrade. The master suites had the most incredible view and were huge! The beach bungalows were great, and about 30 feet from the water! The ultimate reason we did not choose Le Reve (and we debated back and forth between here and Ceiba) is there are not enough rooms (only 25) for all of our guests to stay at the hotel (although there are other options just a 5 min walk down the beach), and not enough rooms at the basic rate. If you have a smaller group, this place...” (
Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:42 AM
Pros: excelent service, food, location.
Cons: A little expensive
We got married past August 28th at Le Reve Spa & Resort, it was a dream! Everything was perfect!
My husband and I are from quite different countries, Spain and Mexico respectively, thus we had different guests (especially in terms of culture and traditions). However, the Mexicans and Spaniards were delighted and everything went very well, from the rooms to the service, food, music and so on. Definitely the service was the best of all, the manager, the receptionist, all the waiters and waitresses and the best of all wedding planners, Arlenis. If we had to advise somebody on where to celebrate a private, wonderful, and peaceful wedding, we would strongly recommend Le Reve.
For the main event we also worked with other wonderful bunch of professionals that allowed us to enjoy the best day in our lives, which we also strongly recommend: Lili Paniagua and Paula Mijares from Banquetes Lili, Angie and the rest of the team from Taller Gourmet (probably the best catering in Cancun), Vanessa Alvarez (makeup), Alejandro from AV Solutions, Varsovia (florist), Kenno Santos for the funniest Batucada in the Riviera Maya. All these companies have great teams, acted in a very professional...” (
Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:37 AM
Pros: setting, wedding coordinator, perfect for a private wedding
Cons: road to the hotel needs improvement
We just came back from our site visit to Le Reve. Le Reve was amazing! The location is absolutely gorgeous! We are very happy to have found this place to hold our wedding July 2011.
The road to the hotel was a bit rough, however as soon as we got to the hotel our entire experience was wonderful. The view from the reception is truly breathtaking and Arlenis the on-site wedding coordinator was so helpful, she gave us a tour of the hotel right after we did our check in.
The rooms were really nice and most of them have ocean view. Our favorite was definitely the beach bungalow and will be staying there on our wedding weekend.
The beach area was perfect for the ceremony but we haven't decided yet where we want the reception.
We had dinner at the hotel the first night there and the food was delicious. We had our menu tasting the following night and we are set on our dinner menu. Everything felt easy and hassle free. The staff made us feel at home and were very attentive of what we needed. We can't wait to have our wedding at Le Reve.
Our countdown has started!
Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:17 AM
Pros: Gorgeous boutique hotel, excellent food, friendly staff, privacy
Cons: I cant think of any!!
We always knew we wanted to get married on the beach, we went to the Hotel Le Reve and we fell in love with the place and thats when we knew it was that special place we were looking for.
The hotel is gorgeous, quiet and intimate, the service is excellent and so personal, the beach is beautiful
Thank you to all the Le Reve staff, Tatiana,Jackie, Freddi, Antonio and everyone ath the hotel but specially to Arlenis Ruiz (Wedding Planner) who was my eyes and my hears, she pleased me with every single detail that I wanted , a very important thing I didnt have to worry about anything and she would give me tons and tons of ideas also. I could not ask for something else at my wedding...you made my dream come true, it was everything I expected and more.
The flowers, the candles hanging from the trees, the floating candles on the pool, the kids table and menu, the 5 course menu (was exquisite...the ceviche le reve, the rissoto, the desserts), the caipirinhas (the berry one was amazing) the center pieces, the cake, the service and the attention...it was perfect and let me tell you, they are ready to make any wish you have come true and what is more important they will do do it...” (
Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:00 AM
I recently had my wedding at the Le Reve hotel, and I can honestly say, is was the best day of my life. !!!
The hotel is modern and intimate, and the staff are very friendly. The beach and surrounding areas are extremly beautiful.
Special mention to our wedding co-ordinator, Alenis Ruiz, who organised our wedding from start to finish. Arlenis you were absolutely fantastic, you worked so hard to make our dreams come true. Thank you so much for your time and energy, we will never forget you.
If you want a superbly organised, dream wedding, then I highly recommend this hotel.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:58 PM
Pros: best beach ever and a great hotel
We chose Le Reve Hotel for our wedding because it had the most beautiful beach we´ve ever seen, in a privileged location and a fantastic boutique hotel, that gave us the privacy we where looking for. We had a perfect wedding, on the sand by the sea, an astonish scenery.
Our families stayed at the hotel and enjoyed their facilities and views the days before the wedding. We had a great experience and we really recommend this boutique hotel as the location for your dreamed wedding.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:46 PM
We just returned from Le Rêve Hotel & Spa….. where we hosted the wedding of our daughter.This is a great place to get married. The accommodation, the food, the service (sooo personalized) and the beach were perfect. I have been to some other hotels, but none can compare to this one.
This is without a doubt one of the most accommodating places that we have visited. This is a small hotel. There are only 25 rooms. An intimate setting for a private and perfect wedding!
The staff at the hotel was great. These are friendliest people in the world. Big thank you to Jackie, Antonio, Freddie, and so many others who helped to make our vacation memorable. Arlenis, the wedding coordinator, is incredible! Full of energy, ideas, and so helpful! She made the wedding perfect!
Rooms: The rooms are spacious , well done and so romantic....A Dream...! Ours contained a king size bed, closet, and a couple of chairs. There is plenty of room to store your belongings. The room also contained a mini fridge (extra charge if you use any on the contents) and there is bottled water in the room. The rooms are clean and well kept. Daily maid service is included. There is a full bathroom complete with showe...” (