Fantastic Hotel in a Perfect Location
Posted Jul 27, 2016 on Expedia
Can't say enough good things about this hotel. It was an absolutely beautiful hotel, and the staff are wonderful; they keep the resort gorgeous and were so incredibly friendly. The food was the best I've ever had at an all-inclusive. I have stayed at a handful of all-inclusive resorts, and this was my favorite to date. Really enjoyed operations here: no reservations for beach chairs and beds, great food and a la carte restaurants did not need reservations (except for 1 or 2 of the fancier places). Room service was great, room was huge and had a large hammock on the deck. Pool was beautiful and very large. Had no trouble finding shade at either the pool or beach. Drink service was very prompt everywhere, and staff went above and beyond to pamper you.
The beach was very nice, and the water was amazingly warm. The beach is a bit more rocky and narrow than some of the beaches further down South in PDC (we walked a large portion of the beach and also went to beaches in Tulum), but it was still a great beach. The Royal is also only a block away from 5th Avenue where there's seemingly endless amounts of shopping, restaurants amd bars. We went out walking in this street just about every night. The resorts in Playacar, Akumal and Tulum were much more removed from everything (which we noticed during our pick-ups and drop-offs for excursions). I would highly suggest this area for both the beautiful beach, but having off-resort options just steps away, especially at night.