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4.4 out of 5

"There was a letter in our room telling us the electricity would be out over night. We were not informed at check in. The electricity was out a lot l ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 21 Feb 2018

Hotel Description

4.5-star beach property near Playa del Carmen Main Beach

Playa del Carmen retreat

Your stay at this Playacar property places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Quinta Avenida and Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal. Playa del Carmen Main Beach and Mamitas Beach Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

All-inclusive

This property features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, laundry service, and free valet parking. Enjoy the indoor pool and free full breakfast each morning.

WiFi, balconies

Along with WiFi, the 200 guestrooms offer balconies and 24-hour room service. LCD TVs, minibars, and premium bedding are also available.

Luxury Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$248 per night

Luxury Single Room (Royal view)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Luxury Room (Royal view 3 adults)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Single Room (Relax pool)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Luxury Room (Relax pool)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Room (Relax pool 3 adults)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive - Adults only ratings based on 52 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive - Adults only

Everyone (13) Couples (7)
5 out of 5
Beautiful property in a nice area on the beach (Playacar). Resort and rooms were gorgeous, clean and very well kept, restaurant food was DELICIOUS, and service was always friendly. Definitely easy to spend a week here and not want to leave! RECOMMENDATIONS: - Book your shuttle ahead of your arrival - Google the resort and make dinner reservations via email in advance of your arrival (week before is OK) - Rent a catamaran or kayak (they have some right on the beach by the resort, it's free to rent but you have to pay if you need lessons) - Take a stroll outside the resort along playacar blvd or 5th avenue (very safe and beautiful area with shopping and restaurants) - Go snorkeling or scuba diving via the on-site tour service - TIP YOUR SERVERS! They work for a living. $1-2 per drink and $5-10 per meal is fine, they will take care of you. Trust me on this. We were worried by a few of the negative reviews before arriving, and now see they must have been left by people who 1. Don't know how to tip, or 2. are entitled, finicky uptights who are rude to wait and service staff (we saw a few people like this...as a result they often had drink orders take a loooong time). Be courteous, greet everyone kindly, slip your server a tip here and there, and I promise you will have a great time.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019

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May 3, 2019 by Community Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent vacation with us. Our guests' comments provide us with an opportunity to see our hotel through their eyes giving us insight into any service that may have room for improvement to enhance our future guests' stay among us, therefore we are grateful for the time you spent to share a review of your personal experience in the hotel. We hope you give us the opportunity to welcome you to the hotel again soon. Warmest Regards!

2 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018

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Nov 12, 2018 by Community Manager

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent vacation with us. It is with regret however that some aspects of our hotel did not meet your expectations; We are working with all the staff to give you the best service. Your comments have been taken on board and will help to improve our service and quality of them for all our guests. We strongly believe that there is always room for improvement and your comments will assist our team in their continuous efforts aimed at meeting our guests' expectations, therefore we greatly appreciate the time you took out of your day to share your constructive critics. Our guests' comments provide us with an opportunity to see our hotel through their eyes giving us insight into any service that may have room for improvement to enhance our future guests' stay among us, therefore we are grateful for the time you spent to share a review of your personal experience in the hotel. We hope you give us the opportunity to welcome you to the hotel again soon. Warmest Regards!

3 out of 5

Close to beach

There was a letter in our room telling us the electricity would be out over night. We were not informed at check in. The electricity was out a lot longer than stated in the letter, the water was also off for an unknown reason. Our towels were replaced once, I was told numerous times in 2 days that they bring them to my room, I finally hunted some down on my own. You have to have reservations at every restaurant in the resort for an evening meal, we weren’t informed about this rule. Had to plead for a table the first night we were there. The staff wasn’t good about sharing information.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

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Feb 22, 2018 by Community Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent vacation with us. It is with regret however that some aspects of our hotel did not meet your expectations; We are working with all the staff to give you the best service. Your comments have been taken on board and will help to improve our service and quality of them for all our guests. Our guests' comments provide us with an opportunity to see our hotel through their eyes giving us insight into any service that may have room for improvement to enhance our future guests' stay among us, therefore we are grateful for the time you spent to share a review of your personal experience in the hotel. We hope you give us the opportunity to welcome you to the hotel again soon. Warmest Regards!

5 out of 5

Incredible hotel on the beach with great service

Only great things to say about this hotel, their staff, and the location. 6-8 different restaurants to choose from with great food. Staff are amazing. Even get food and drink service all day long on the beach. Already planning our next trip back.

Posted by , from south caroline on Jan 7, 2018

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Jan 8, 2018 by Community Manager

Dear Sheri, First of all, we want to thank you for your comments after your recent visit with us and we are delighted to read that we were able to exceed your holiday expectations. We are happy to choose you to stay on your vacation, your opinion is very important to us and we assure you that we will share it internally. We are thrilled to read your praising comments about our staff as we strive to provide our guests with a caring and personalized service and we lay high value on our personnel being guest orientated and welcoming at all times. We hope you will allow us to make your next stay unforgettable. The warmest greetings!

4 out of 5

staff was wonderful.

Pros: the villas and pathways throughout the property. No rooms higher than 3 stories
Cons: Air conditioning and mini bar was always warm. Concierge was gone before 5.
Location: great for shopping. Right across the street.
Staff was wonderful. Air conditioning and refrigeration need to be improved. Beer and water always warm. Need some more english speaking channels on TV. Beach was beautiful. Food OK. Need more selections.

Posted by , from NY on Jul 18, 2017

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Jul 20, 2017 by Community Manager

Dear Valued guest, We truly appreciate the time you have taken to share with us your impression about your stay at Royal Hideaway Playacar. Rest assured that your feedback will be taken into consideration as it helps us improve our facilities and services. We are constantly striving to achieve the highest level of guest satisfaction and this is very useful to us. At Royal Hideaway we are always looking to surpass our clients’ expectations of genuine luxury hospitality by providing outstanding locations and service excellence. We hope you allow us to make your next stay an unforgettable one. All best wishes,

5 out of 5

Honeymoon

Pros: Service
Cons: More party atmosphere til later in the evening. More music in the pool area during the day.
Location: Plenty snorkeling in Puerto Morelos, cenotes and nightlife in town.
Impeccable. I've read other people's reviews in reference to dining reservations being difficult. I didn't see the difficulty all our accommodation were meat.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017 by Community Manager

Dear valued guest, We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at The Royal Hideaway Playacar. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your remarks. As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel continuously strives to meet your needs and expectation. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely,

2 out of 5

No bueno

Bad e x perience, horrible room service. (Kkkkjjk*kkjjkjjkk

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

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Jul 14, 2017 by Community Manager

Dear Valuated Guest; First of all; thank you for choosing us as your holiday destination. We are sorry to read that your recent stayed with us didn't meet your expectations, We would like to have read your opinion more thoroughly in order to improve the areas that, in your opinion, need an improvement. Best regards.

5 out of 5

Vacation in Paradise!!!

Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing , never change a winning team. Just hold your fantastic staff and keep the place as it is and we will be back.
If you are looking for a getaway to relax, be close to the beach, have awesome culinary experience and sleep very comfortable this is the place to be. It was our first time in mexico and our first time at this hotel...and we will definitely come back! If you read a bad review please think about what you want from your vacation and keep in mind that people want different things and have different expectations...and sometimes leaving a bit of tip will get you appreciated more. Our expectations were exceeded and we have spent 6 wonderful nights in paradise.

Posted by , from Florida on Jun 14, 2017

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Jun 29, 2017 by Community Manager

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay. It is our duty to ensure our guests have a memorable experience with us and it is very rewarding to read a wonderful review such as yours. It would be our honor to serve you again in the near future. Thank you once again for sharing your comments, Kind regards

5 out of 5

perfect

Pros: great beach, beautiful white sand, close to town, you can actually walk there. The grounds are clean and well kept.
Cons: don't have any complaints
Location: town is close and there is a strip mall right across street
This hotel and staff was a perfect getaway. The staff work hard to make your stay memorable. I can't remember all the people that where so helpful, some where Alma, Edith, Christian, Cesar, John but really everyone was great. The restaurants where great, and the service was professional and friendly. I've never had a bad experience at any of the Mexican inclusive hotels.

Posted by , from west virginia on Apr 1, 2017

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Apr 3, 2017 by Social Media Manager

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedual to write a review in regards to our hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

5 out of 5

Wow, wow, wow, wow...WOW !

Pros: Food, Service, Elegance, Natural Beauty, Accessibility to fun, Tranquility, and just top shelf experience overall.
Cons: I missed that there was daily tea service (but saw others enjoying it) and found out later. Perhaps make sure it's well known as it's very cool.
Location: Bars and shows on-site, but you can also have a peaceful walk down the beach (about 1 mile) to enter downtown Playa del Carmen, instead of a taxi.
I have stayed in Playa del Carmen many times. Usually near the downtown area and have done multiple all inclusives and did the Grand Hyatt once. The Royal Hideaway Playacar is definitely a place to relax but it offers the best combination of mind-blowing hotel experience I have found in my life (well over 3,000 hotel nights). First off, it's elegant, pristine, and beautiful. It's big enough to have options but not too big that it's overwhelming. It is so serene and beautiful to walk through with artistically placed pools and hot tubs woven into the natural scenery. The beach area is fabulous and the pool deck is amazing as well. So why is this so special? Well, first off (and you'll hear this a lot on these reviews I am sure)...the food, the food, the food. I have never had such high quality food - consistently - from a hotel. I mean every single meal was amazing and the waitstaff sets an amazingly high bar for service. The service team walks around the pool and beach area continuously and if you don't want a drink or food, they offer to clean your sunglasses (um...yep). The rooms are really nice and just all around clean, beautiful, and solid. The concierge assigned to our villa was absolutely fabulous and helped through some personal requests (outside of a normal hotel's role) and managed them on her own time for me. Just crazy good. I could go on and on here, but for a guy that is coming up on 4,000 nights in hotels, this place is my fave

Posted by , from Florida on Mar 19, 2017

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Mar 24, 2017 by Social Media Manager

Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing this review! Truly, hearing from a guest as taken with our resort as yourself is a gift, and I will be sure to show our team your kind words. Should you plan another trip of luxury and leisure, we hope you will keep our resort in mind. We would be thrilled to serve you again.

About the Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive - Adults only

Location Lote Hotelero No 6 Desarollo, Playa del Carmen, QROO 77710

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.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Dining availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

  • Kayaking included
  • Rowing/canoeing included
  • Sailing included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Taxes included
  • 24-hour room service
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • One or more venues limit dining availability
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • All land activities, and recreational facilities and equipment included
  • Theme parties included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive - Adults only 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. Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive - Adults only offers its guests an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A sauna, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the luxury Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive - Adults only. Valet parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Playa del Carmen property.

  • 200 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1998
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free valet parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive - Adults only offers 200 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers. This Playa del Carmen property provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive - Adults only has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.

The restaurants at this property enforce a formal dress code. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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 cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

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: USD 12 per day (rates may vary)

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

Hotel Names

  • Hideaway Playacar
  • Playacar Hideaway
  • Playacar Royal Hideaway
  • Royal Hideaway
  • Royal Hideaway All Inclusive
  • Royal Hideaway Playacar
  • Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive
  • Royal Playacar
  • Royal Playacar Hideaway
  • Occidental Royal Hideaway
  • Royal Hideaway Mexico
  • Royal Hideaway Playa Del Carmen
  • Royal Hideaway Playacar & Occidental Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Royal Hideaway Playacar And Occidental Resorts
  • Royal Hideaway Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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You should know

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

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.