(Closed) Royal Del Carmen

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh, bump! We’re looking there, too! Right now it’s between there and the Sandals Maroma Beach. Has anyone (anyone!) been to either??

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our travel agent recommended the Royal but we ended up going with the Valentin Imperial instead, but the Royal looked amazing too! Have you checked TripAdvisor? That was my #1 resource in looking for a honeymoon!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

bumping this as its our top choice right now! anyone else been recently?

Post # 6
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Busy bee

The Royal Playa del Carmen is a great resort!  Depending on the room category that you book, you can get a 1-hour Mini Cooper rental included to go & explore the area (big fun!).  Service & food is really good there and it’s also perfectly situated to just walk off the resort and take in Playa del Carmen or hop on the ferry over to Cozumel Island.  They also have a “quiet” pool in the back of the resort that is very relaxing b/c everyone else seems to go to the larger pool that’s closer to the beach.  They also have free WiFi throughout the property.  (In case you can’t tell already, I give it a “thumbs-up!” 😉

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

We went in June and it was OK; it was the least favourite of the 3 resorts we’ve been to in Mexico and we gave it 4/5. Rooms were great, location was fab (right in PDC), service was OK, beach wasn’t great, pools weren’t great, food was OK. On the whole we were disappointed; we felt the pools really let the property down, and the food was really not great; I don’t expect amazing food at an AI, but I’ve not yet been somewhere where’s there’s not been one restaurant I want to return to, but that was the case here. Also, we really did not like the atmosphere or clinetele; we go to adult’s only resorts because we want a quiet, laid-back, sophisticated atmposphere. We found the Royal loud, and not in a good way; there were a lot of groups playing drinking games, getting stupidly drunk, shouting at each other, etc, which is just not us.

My advice? If you plan to spend a lot of time in your room, orplan on heading into town all the time, it’s a decent resort. If you want great service, food, pools, beach, and you want a more relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, look elsewhere. I’ve written an extensive review, so if you PM me I’ll send you the link; I’d also be happy to answer any questions.

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