One thing about me? I love a good all-inclusive resort. We stayed at Unico 2087 last summer and had an incredible time, and we decided to return to Mexico for Vagner’s 30th birthday. I spent a ton of time researching hotels, so I wanted to share my Atelier Playa Mujeres review with you.
We briefly thought about returning to Unico because it was such an incredible experience, but we decided we wanted to try somewhere new. I chose Excellence Playa Mujeres, and we were so excited — but Nora got sick the week of our planned trip, and we had to postpone. Excellence was fully booked for our rescheduled dates, so we settled on Atelier.
Finding an all-inclusive with great food can be hard. That’s my top requirement when searching for a hotel! Thankfully, Atelier checked off all the boxes and then some.
Atelier Playa Mujeres Review
I’m going to address all the topics I was most concerned with: the food and drinks, customer service, nightlife, and overall property. I’ll do my best to be as extensive as I can, but I’m sure to miss something. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions!
Food & Drinks
The benefit of an all-inclusive is the unlimited food and alcohol. The potential downside, of course, is that you’ll be feasting on subpar options. Atelier truly blew us away here. We liked the food even more than we did at Unico, which felt impossible to beat at the time. There are a ton of restaurants to pick from — we were there for four nights. We ate at a Mexican restaurant, Asian fusion, Mediterranean, and steakhouse for dinner.
There’s an incredible Italian restaurant that we loved visiting for lunch, and an extensive breakfast buffet with both Mexican and American options. We loved stopping by the on-site coffee bar for much-needed caffeine — the mocha macchiato was incredible. Did I mention that the drinks were good? If anything, they were strong. I definitely had to pace myself with margaritas. Atelier really shined here, and I’d recommend it for this reason alone.
This was my first time visiting Playa Mujeres, and we weren’t disappointed. Atelier is a beautiful hotel, and I was impressed right when we walked in. The lobby has high ceilings that are to die for, and I was so obsessed with the bathroom in our suite. I also love that the hotel is surrounded by lush greenery and trees. It’s bigger than other properties I’ve visited, and there are multiple pools, which is a plus. There are several bars, and I never waited in line for a drink for more than a couple minutes.
We’re not big partiers, so nightlife isn’t a huge consideration when picking a hotel. But I do love to dance, so I was excited to see that Atelier had a club. Unfortunately, it was empty every time we visited! We may have just hit it at the wrong times, but I was disappointed that it wasn’t the vibe we were hoping for. Thankfully, there was a rooftop bar that was incredible, so we did that most nights instead.
If I had to pick a rating, I’d give the hotel a 9/10. It was better than I expected in many ways, and there are so many cool touches (instead of a room key, there’s a bracelet that you use to get into the room — so convenient). I would return without hesitation, and I feel like we got our money’s worth (we paid $680 a night for four nights). There weren’t any serious low points, but our room wasn’t ready at check-in, so we did have to wait. Also, they’re pretty persistent in trying to get you to attend a presentation that sounds very much like a timeshare pitch, so we had to say no multiple times. All things considered, still a great property that I’d visit again.