4.5 out of 5

"Super, we enjoyed every day. Food was excellent, great selection of fresh fruits, salads, meats, fish. Service was excellent, the staff reminded us ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 28 May 2018

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Playa Blanca

On the beach

At this Rio Hato property, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Farallon Beach and 3 miles (5 km) of Santa Clara Beach. Playa Blanca and Farallon Island are also within 6 miles (10 km).

All-inclusive

This smoke-free property features a golf course, a nightclub, and a marina. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with free beach cabanas and sun loungers. Bring the family and enjoy the children's pool, waterslide, and playground.

Sofa beds, WiFi

In addition to LCD TVs with satellite channels, the 606 guestrooms offer WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities include sofa beds, free bottled water, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Oceanfront

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas All Inclusive ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas All Inclusive

Everyone (2)
5 out of 5
Super, we enjoyed every day. Food was excellent, great selection of fresh fruits, salads, meats, fish. Service was excellent, the staff reminded us of "ants"in a colony making sure everyone was taken care off. They were always smiling. Evening activities were excellent, we enjoyed the movies, and the shows. We did not visit the casino not the discotheque at late night (after 11 pm); we had full days so we needed to rest.

Posted by on May 28, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 1, 2018 by Carlos A.

Dear traveler. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I am sure that all our hotel staff enjoyed attending to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Beware!

2 out of 5

Disappointing Experience

Pros: Pools are big and beautiful, rooms are plenty of space.
Cons: Food quality could be better, tematic, Pacifica and Atlantis restaurants have opportunity to improve.
Location: We explore a bit nearby (Coronado and Penonome) unfortunately there not much to do.
Royal Decameron Panama facility is plenty of stairs to go to pool, restaurants or beach only few rooms are located at same level of beach and recreational areas. Hotel staff is friendly and welcoming even though there are many activities you can not do it in All Inclusive hotel as an example you can not carry snacks to the beach or pools. Food quality could be better, tematic restaurants have opportunity to improve. Hotel vans and cars run at high speed in roads full of adults and kids walking around, beware of any hotel client accident. My comments are based on five days stay during february 2018 with a five people group.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 26, 2018 by Decameron Panama

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. All your comments are essential to improve our service.

5 out of 5

horray panama

the most emaculate grounds of any resort - the trees and gardens were all perfectly manicured! as well as the beach with the thached huts were amazingly teriffic! we were concerned about the rain but it just rained on the way there back; otherwise we enjoyed 3days of perfect sunshine! everything was very well laid out with the pools, bars, and resturants - enough room for eveyone, never felt crowded and always had what you wanted near by! the water sports (ask for denis) were great - went on an awesome deep sea fishing, parasailing, and jetskiing without a hitch! drinks were flowing freely and casino was small but lots of fun. cute authentic market just down the road! we were a little worried because the only a/c was a small room unit - but it was more than sufficent - didn't even have it on most of the time! only caution would be the bathroom was that of 3 star resort (slightly dirty, don't use the shampoo/conditioner/soap) and everything else was def 5stars! advise taking the shuttle from the airport - driving a rental car was scary!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010

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2 out of 5

Not what it's made out to be.

Stayed here Aug. 2010. Out in the boonies. Two hours from the Capital. To far from anything interesting to do. Food was tasteless and not comforting. The staff could care less about the guests, just doing their job and nothing more. If your idea of fun is eating without any taste and laying in the beach. I guess this would be wonderful for you. Will not stay here again. Will not recommended and stay in the capital where you have more options to do things.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2010

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3 out of 5

Hotel stay

The checking process was very slow,we got there after 3 p.m after a long drive and the room were not ready. The beds in the new building are better than the old ones, they could had more choices of the king bed, because the double beds are very small. I had to move because the A/C in my room was not working but they were very apologetic about it. Beside all that it's a nice place to stay, plenty of thinks to do, beautiful beach, good food, could used a little improvement in the disco, the karaoke should be out.

Posted by on May 31, 2009

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Hotel

Clean, world class food, excellent service, beautyful location in great area

Posted by on May 4, 2009

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5 out of 5

Awesome Vacation

We went in February and it was the best vacation. The hotel had pools and restaurants all over the place. It would be a perfect location for a family vacation. We had good meals at most of the restaurants and the rooms were just fine.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2009

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5 out of 5

What a wonderful resort

My girlfriends and I just came back from Panama we stayed at the Royal Decameron for 2 nights. We wish we had stayed there the entire week we were in Panama. The staff were extremely friendly and most did their best to assist you even if you did not speak spanish. The food was fantastic and the rooms were very spacious and clean. There is a lot of walking but if you prefer they have a shuttle service that will take you wherever you want to go. I will definitely be returning.. Fantastic for the entire family or a romantic getaway or just hanging out with friends.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2009

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5 out of 5

What a wonderful resort

My girlfriends and I just came back from Panama we stayed at the Royal Decameron for 2 nights. We wish we had stayed there the entire week we were in Panama. The staff were extremely friendly and most did their best to assist you even if you did not speak spanish. The food was fantastic and the rooms were very spacious and clean. There is a lot of walking but if you prefer they have a shuttle service that will take you wherever you want to go. I will definitely be returning.. Fantastic for the entire family or a romantic getaway or just hanging out with friends.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2009

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5 out of 5

Even better than we expected!

The Decameron is beautiful, clean and fun. Staff is friendly and helpful (particularly when you consider that most of them aren't tipped), but not all of them speak English well. The pools and beaches are great, there are lots of included activities. The tours cost extra, but are fun and worthwhile. I would heartily recommend Panama to any American/Canadian looking for a tropical getaway that's close by but not an over-commercialized tourist trap, and this resort is a great place to spend your time while you're in Panama. You'll be spoiled rotten by the superb, endless food, fruity drinks, and friendly staff. (A word to English-only speakers: If you don't speak a single word of Spanish, you'll have some difficulties with a few of the staff and with just about everyone outside of the resort and Panama City. Also, the nightly included shows are primarily in Spanish, with only token attempts to use English. If you don't speak Spanish, you won't get much out of the shows.)

Posted by on Aug 14, 2008

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About the Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas All Inclusive

Location KM 115 Carretera, Rio Hato, Cocle

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Miniature golf
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Tennis lessons
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Miniature golf not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Snorkeling gear not included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Scuba lessons included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included

Property Features

Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like complimentary cabanas and sun loungers. Summer fun is a breeze at Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas All Inclusive, where you can play a round of golf at the golf course and cool off in one of the 7 outdoor swimming pools. Free breakfast is served daily. There are 7 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 8 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. This all-inclusive property also offers a children's pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Rio Hato property is smoke free.

  • 606 guestrooms or units
  • 7 dining venues
  • 8 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 7
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) (139.1 km / 86.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas All Inclusive offers 606 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Rio Hato property provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

El Canal - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Café Med - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Cayuco - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Atlantis and Pacificko - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Sushi Samba - This poolside restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Guests have access to the beach, 7 pools including a children's pool, spa services, and an array of complimentary water-sports gear, including kayaks, pedal boats, windsurfers, sailboats, and snorkeling equipment. The resort can provide chaise lounges and beach towels. Guests also enjoy complimentary use of the resort's tennis courts and ping-pong. A golf course with 18-hole driving range is on site. Jet Skis and motorbikes are available for an additional charge.

Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas All Inclusive staff can help arrange fishing trips and deep-sea diving excursions nearby.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Archery on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Massages on beach
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Please note: This property is 115 km (72 miles) from Tocumen International Airport. Airport transfers are not provided by the resort. Most guests rent a car or take a bus to the resort. Approximate driving time is 90 minutes.

Villas do not provide guest internet. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Safe deposit box is not included in the room rate. Safe deposit box is available for a surcharge. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: PAB 5.00 (for 3 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: PAB 20 per day (rates may vary)
  • In-room safe fee: PAB 3.21 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort Villas All Inclusive Rio Hato
  • Royal Decameron Golf Beach Villas All Inclusive Rio Hato

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.