The Party Hotel - Breathless

Suzanne Barney on 03 April 2019
Breathless surprised me - I knew it was an upmarket brand as I had visited a sister hotel in Jamaica. But I wasn’t prepared for what was to come! It is a unique hotel.

The rooms were amazing I see a lot of rooms as a Travel Counsellor, but these rooms had the wow factor. Very contemporary and very techie with sensor lights and a turbo switch for the TV volume which I pressed in error which made my room into party central!

The shower was a huge glass dome in the middle of the room plus I had a jacuzzi on my balcony with a wonderful view of the Xhale pool - it was stunning. This was the quiet pool and it was a beautiful haven of very cosy sunbeds and loungers - to gain access to this pool you must book Xhale club rooms. This entitles you to personalized check in, access to the Kibbeh restaurant, and a free hydrotherapy session amongst other things. The other two pool areas were very different, so I think booking the club rooms for this hotel isn’t a bad idea if you want to get away from the ‘party’ atmosphere.

We visited the hotel during American Spring Break. During this time many college students from the USA descend on Mexico so it is a lot more 'lively' than normal. However, this hotel would attract a high-end clientele as it is very classy.

There are 3 pool areas. The Energy pool was a bit livelier and noisier so had all the activities going on there. We had lunch at the Barefoot Grill which was quite casual dining as they had a pizza oven on the beachfront. Then there was the Xcelerate pool with podium dancers, DJ’s, loud music and more of a pool party scene. I thought I might be a bit old for this, but I have to admit it was fun and we joined in with the dancing in the pool, there is a swim up bar so cocktail in hand.

DJ’s play a prominent part at this hotel as there was one also in the reception, plus in the restaurant at night. The night we stayed they even had a ‘vibe party’ after dinner into the small hours where they painted our arms and face in bright colours. I was up for it but the music was a bit too on trend for me, so I slipped away early. There are plenty of a la carte restaurants to choose from. With French, Mexican, Pan -Asian, Mediterranean and Italian plus all bases covered. The bars here have really cool names like Fizz, Foam, Purple and Wink and if you feel like a change of scenery you can visit one of the Secrets or Dreams properties and have a meal there.

Breakfast was so good in ‘spoons’ their buffet restaurant which is open 24 hours– lots of choice and freshly squeezed orange juice to start the day. I don’t normally like buffet restaurants but this one was so cool, and the service was great. A buffet restaurant with 'wow effect' whatever next!