I just got back from the Oasis a few days ago. Debba9802's pics of the hotel are pretty much bang on except for the fact that they have finished painting the exterior. The pics can be viewed here: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EaM3DJo4aN1Y First off, I will say that the pool area of the hotel is very nice. The rooms however are nothing short of horrendous. There was very little hot water. In fact there was none -- it was luke warm at best and sometimes stone cold. The toilet overflowed as did the bathtub. The service is terrible. Our phone didn't work (the cord was ripped). When a phone tech came to replace it, he stole my cell phone off the table. In addition, the cleaning staff left our room door open one day. Totally ridiculous. Oh, and if you're considering using the "safe" in your room... don't bother. You're better off locking your stuff up in your suitcase as I'm sure the safe can be cracked open with a screwdriver. You cannot eat at the "nice" restaurants unless you're staying at the Grand Oasis or have a purple wristband indicating that you're 27 or older. On the topic of wristbands, don't lose yours or you'll be expected to pay $100 USD to replace it. As mentioned, they are anal about wristbands all over the hotel. I found not being able to bring people back to the hotel completely absurd. The convenience store in the lobby did not have change most of the time. How difficult is it to go to the bank and get a bunch of different bills so people will be able to break 100 or 200 peso bills? I strongly discourage anyone from staying here. Although it is the "party hotel" of Cancun, the hotel itself is a dump. It is touted as a 4 star, but in my experience, it would be a stretch to call it a 2 star, and that's not an exaggeration. Next time I'm staying at the Riu.