Palma Real Caribe Hotel and Villas
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- All Inclusive Features
Our OpinionThe Palma Real Caribe Hotel and Villas is rated as a 4 star property. It offers Standard rooms as well as 2 bedroom Villas. These Villas are excellent for families . There is a great Waterpark nearby and guests at the Palma Real enjoy free admission on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. The hotel features 1 buffet restaurant as well as a delicious Italian and Asian Fusion Restaurant.
All inclusive hotel, which gives you an idea of what you are gonna get. Food is good, not great, and rooms could use some facelifts. However, the location is great, it has its own private beach, and it offers various places to relax.
Very sad.From the entrance the Hotel looked like it needed a make over. 1- room, bathroom cloged up with paint. TV are very small 13". Romote did not work. Staff did not replace remote.2- Pools were so cloudy you could barely see the bottom.3- Food: Breakfast okay. LUNCH and Dinner Horrible , notgood at all4- The Bar: all cocktails were bad. The bartender actually told me that they do not have the time to prepare a proper drink. I actually asked the bartender to let me prepare my own drink. Cheap tequila, cheap rum, not using regular Coca-Cola they used sodas from a soda machine. Piña Colada was from a a cheap instant premix, did not use orange juice for the Tequila Sunrise drink. Just horrible.4- The Snak bar: horrible.The hotel only exists because it has a private beach
Stayed at Palma Real end of February 2017. Overall it was a great trip. Room:The room was nice and always cleaned. Definitely try to get a room in the main area, it is closest to the pool, buffet and beach. A water bottle was provided everyday. There is a hammock on the balcony which was nice. Some reviews mentioned the TV not working or no remote. We never turned on the TV, you're on vacation enjoy the outdoors!Food:The food at the buffet was tasty and good quality. We had the choice of going to a hotel in Cuba or Palma Real and the food was by far better quality than in Cuba. The food was a bit repetitive, but the repeats were our favorites so we didn't mind. The soups were particularly delicious!Pool/Beach:The pool area was nice and clean, could always find chairs. It is a brown sand beach which makes the water a bit murky at the shore line. For most of the trip there were medium size waves, on our last 2 days the sea calmed down to soft waves, like swimming in a bathtub. Read the reviews about mosquitos and sand flies. The first night we arrived we decided to take a quick walk around the resort to check things out. After getting 1 mosquito bite for the rest of the trip we always sprayed ourselves with bug spray in the evening and when on the beach to avoid sand flies (that may have been overkill) but we never got bitten again.Excursions:La ceiba city tour was $15US. There is nothing much to see. The guide was really nice and explained the history well. The stops included and old pier site, a big tree that looked like male genitalia, a gift shop for souvenirs and a mall. If you want to get out of the resort go for it, but if it is a nice day and you'll be missing beach time, I would stay at the resort. If you really want to get little souvenirs, this is pretty much the only opportunity to get them.Pico Bonito National Park ~$75US this was great. You go on a guided hike, through the national park. It is not too strenuous. The guide was excellent and pointed out the different bird species, trees, ecosystems, we even came across a poisonous coral snake along the path (we were safe). We stopped to swim at the bottom of a little water fall. The trip included lunch at the restaurant at the Pico Bonito resort on site. 3 course excellent meal, everyone enjoyed it. No drinks included though. The tour ended at the serpentry and the butterfly farm which was beautiful being surround by so many butterflies.Roatan: we didn't do the roatan tour with the hotel which was $150US for a day trip including airfair. We booked our own trip, took the ferry which was $60US round trip it is about 1h45min trip. It was nice taking the ferry and being out on the water. Roatan was beautiful we stayed in West End, Half Moon Bay area for 2 nights. You can get a nice hotel room for $60 US a night in this area. Roatan is a completly different vibe, more lively, more touristic, you can walk safely anywhere along the main stip, many great restaurants well priced and a lot of great night life. Roatan is where you will get the white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters.Wi-Fi: wifi was a bit spotty strongest in the lobby, beach bar and buffet area, but could sometimes get a strong connection in the room.Overall it was a great trip
We stayed here one night with a group of 50 plus. The property looked nice and well maintained on our arrival. Check in was a little slow, but we were a large group. Once we found our room at the main property and settled in it was nice. The meals are buffet style and were ok. Nothing special, but met our needs. Our group returned for 2 more nights at the end of our week (Friday and Saturday) and things got progressively worse. First our group was separate at two different locations. The main campus was nice, but we were shuttled by tracker to an off the main property location. This was a much older facility and not up to the standards of the main buildings. When we finally found our room there were two double beds. The first bed sagged almost to the floor and the 2nd bed was wet from a leaky roof and the sheets looked like mold was on them. Our A/C did not really work very well and there were bugs, lizards and spiders in our room as well as others in our group. No wonder there was bugs when we looked at the front door there was a huge crack down the middle. There is no communications at this property. No phone or Wi-Fi. We also did not have hot water the entire 2 days. We gave this property an average for the main campus, but the off site facility was terrible.
Booked a 2-night stay here as part of a mission trip excursion. Based on experiences elsewhere in Latin America, Palma Real Resort is okay. The staff at front desk were ridiculously unfriendly. The guest rooms are nice, but the bathrooms not as clean as you would expect for "resort" status accommodations. The a/c worked great and stayed on continually, which rarely happens in a developing country. The food is very good but if you've stayed at all-inclusive resorts elsewhere, you may be disappointed in the lack of variety. The grounds and pools are lovely. Unlimited drinks and the snack bar are nice. For the price per person, this resort needs to research resort standards in other countries.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner plus snacks
- 3 a la carte dinners per person per week with reservations (Tue, Thu & Sun)
- Unlimited domestic drinks from 10am to 1am
- Daytime tennis
- Free admission to waterpark nearby on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
- Daily activities & nightly entertainment
- 160 rooms in 2 properties - Palma Real Caribe & Palma Real Beach Resort
- Room service (fee)
- Tennis court
- Diving school nearby (fee)
- Bicycle rental
- 9-hole golf 30 minutes away
- 2 queens or 3 double beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Bathroom with shower & hairdryer
- Rooms are located in the Palma Real Caribe section of the resort
- Maximum occupancy is 6
- 1 king or 2 queen beds
- Bathroom with tub, shower & hairdryer
- Rooms are located in the Palma Real Beach section of the resort
- Maximum occupancy is 3 or 2 adults & 2 children
Resort Location Map
Palma Real Caribe Hotel and VillasHonduras,Honduras
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Km. 20 Carretera La Ceiba-Trujillo, La Ceiba 9999 Honduras
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