Posada Real Los Cabos
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3 star rating. This is for the budget-mined traveler. It's very basic with a small pool area.
Location: On the beach in San Jose del Cabo. 10 min from airport.
First of all this is like our 7th or 8th time at this hotel. The Good and the Bad are about the hotel. The Ugly is about the town of San Jose Del Cao and how it is changing (and not for the best for tourists that don't want the Americanized Cabo.)First the good. The hotel staff is marvelous! They can't do enough for you. They are very service minded and it is great. As someone in the pool told me "its a 2 star hotel with a 4 star staff". Filippe and Jeramia were excellent. The rooms are large and clean. They have finally gone to a two room key system so the A/C can be left on 24 hours. They give you two bottles of water in your room when you arrive and you are encouraged to refill them at purified water dispensers throughout the hotel. As far as food goes, it is definitely better than the last time we stayed here. Breakfast is great, lunch at the pool is great, but dinner is still a little iffy. It seemed like when they had a specialty night (like oriental or Italian) it was really good.Now for the Bad; This hotel is not set up for anyone with any kind of mobility disability. There were no handrails on the stairs, and there were steps everywhere. We had to change rooms so my husband who walks with a cane could walk to the restaurant without going up or down a flight of stairs. Another small change they could make is a larger TV in the hotel Lobby Bar. We were there during the baseball playoff and they had small TV's on the wall for viewing. TV's are relatively inexpensive so a 50-65 inch TV would be wonderful. The pool was fine, but needs to be rehabbed. It has missing tiles and coping. Also it needs a handrail to get in and out of the pool.Now for the Ugly and it has NOTHING to do with the hotel. The government is working on upgrading the town and their efforts are massive. Half of the main street n downtown San Jose are torn up which means that half of the shops and businesses are closed because you cannot get to them. The town square is gone. One of the reasons we like San Jose as opposed to Cabo is the Old Mexican town feel to it, which I am afraid is going to be gone. There are two extremely large Mega resorts being build on the corridor. The town for us is loosing its charm. Not really sure that we will go back again.
One of the reasons we booked the Posada Real was because of the reviews but when we checked in we were confused....the hotel was nothing close to the reviews.Our first introduction to the hotel, after check in, was the pool area (we had to wait to get into our room, so thought we go to the pool bar for a drink). The pool area is grim to say the least. There was not a lounge chair I was have considered sitting on, all the pads on the chairs were filthy and very worn. Unlike other reviews we found the bar staff bored and inattentive. We finally got checked into our room. The room was fine, a bit tired looking but it seemed clean enough. The TV was decent, some English channels. The staff working on our floor was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed in the room.Next problem was the buffet,as we had booked the all inclusive. The food at the buffet was limited, poorly displayed and not very tasty. We ate one dinner, one breakfast and we already bored with the selection. If you do decide to stay at this "Resort" do yourself a favour and pass on the meal plan.We had booked into the hotel for a week but once we saw the condition of the "resort" (and I use that word very loosely) we knew a full week would be very unpleasant. The management was kind enough to allow us to check out after one night, as the booking we did we were to pay the hotel upon check out. We were so thankful for their consideration as they didn't have to let us out of our obligation. However when we went to check out they charged us in US dollars, not pesos. We are in Mexico and I expect to be charged in pesos, also the booking site I used was in pesos not US dollars. I refused to sign for the US$180.00, the desk manager came over and tried to get me to accept the US dollar charge...not a chance. We are Canadian, the US$180.00 charged was CAD$231.02. He then agreed to charge me in pesos and would reverse the US dollar charge. What he then did was refunded me in pesos, 2800 at the lowest possible exchange rate and I was only refunded CAD$185.22 (thanks to online banking I could see the charges within a day). I was then recharged for the room in pesos 2800 Mexican pesos ended up costing CAD$193.20. We were over charged by CAD$37.82 but we were just happy to get out of the hotel. Watch how you are charged and do not let them charge your account in US dollars, insist on Mexican pesos.Perhaps one of the worst experiences in all our years traveling in Mexico.
We stayed at the Posada as our first choice was cancelled due to renovations. This all inclusive resort is a bit tired looking and has only one restaurant, and in August the pool water is not refreshing. However in saying that the staff were really great and looked after us. Our last night they had karioki which was hilarious. We had ocean front rooms which were nice. Wifi wasn't great.
Our third wonderful week in San Jose del Cabo and once again we chose Posada. Loved every minute of our stay. Lovely bright room on the second floor with a king bed...the bed is a little firm but honestly I slept just fine..our lovely maid always gets us a blanket and makes the bed up so nice and cozy...ok bathrooms need some work...everything works....nothing is dirty so we don't find that to be any negative issue whatsoever.The food is fantastic...the soups are the best I have had ever....lots of choices each day...quesadillas in the morning with cheese and mushrooms I could eat all day. Different offerings each evening and we just loved every meal that we had. Fresh items cooked to order and something different and wonderful to look forward to each day.Pool bar and outdoor cafe as always the best service you could ever expect...Ismael, Jeremiah, Eduardo, Benito, and Estaban to name a few....We just love these gentlemen and look forward to our next visit with each and every one. Shout out to Philipe, Alonso, Mauritsio and all the others that I cannot think of right at the moment...front desk lovely girls for making our change each morning as well...We went out and did a little shopping in the area...there are really lots of places you can walk to or take a short bus ride...the town is getting a big upgrade so lots of places were closed but we understand and will be sure to visit those stores and shops next time....once again we loved our trip to this family style resort and made new friends once again.the beach is beautiful and I walked every morning to the sun and Venus rising above the horizon...can't wait for the next trip and we just wouldn't stay anywhere else...Gracias to all at the Posada Real and see you soon!!!
This is a smaller, older venue. Personally I liked that aspect. This was our 4th trip to Mexico in the past year. At the larger resorts, it takes days to learn your way around. Not here. 1 pool, 2 bars and two places to eat. Food was excellent. Drinks were not weak pours and Benito and Edwardo the servers were awesome. They knew our name the first day. They would greet us daily by name and thanked us everyday for coming. No swimming in ocean as it was very rough. Beautiful view though No fitness center, couple of machines and a barbell with maybe 20 pounds of weight. I spent a total of under 5 minutes there. Am usually in gym over an hour at least 5 days a week. Many places to walk to. If you are craving a 4-5 star place with large bars and many restaurants, this is not your place. It you want a place to relax, get to know the other travelers and feel appreciated, give this place a shot. Also just maybe a 20 minute ride from airport that is not busy like Cancun or DR and easy to get around.
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- 3 themed dinners weekly
- Domestic drinks from 11am-11pm
- Daylight tennis
- Free Wireless Internet access
- Putting green
- Daily activities
- 154 rooms in two 3 storey buildings
- Snack bar
- Bars including swim-up bar
- Oceanfront pool
- Kid's pool
- Tennis courts
- Putting green (fee)
- Gift shop
- WiFi internet
- Car rental desk
- Laundry (fee)
- Doctor on call (fee)
- Parking (fee)
- Golf nearby (fee)
- 1 king bed or 2 double beds
- Air conditioning
- Mini-fridge (fee)
- Coffee/tea maker
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Terrace w/garden or partial ocean view
- Max occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
- Same as above with an additional bedroom and inter-connecting living room
- Queen size sofa bed
- Kitchenette with mini-fridge (fee)
- Dinner table
- 2nd bathroom with shower
- Terrace with garden or partial ocean view
- Max occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 3 children
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Posada Real Los CabosLos Cabos,Mexico
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Malecon San Jose S/N, San Jose del Cabo 23400 Mexico
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