Royal Decameron Los Cabos
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Feb/11-18th. Had a really great time. the weather was perfect for us anyways. It would cool down in the evenings, and during the day it was 75-85 degrees, with very little humidity, and a nice breeze off the water. It is true you should try swimming off the beach as the waves were about 4 to 6 feet tall crashing on the shore and if you went in to test the water it was cool. The hotel itself although has been around for a while is very clean and compact, which is again to our liking, no large crowds to fight for anything from bars to buffets. Only one restaurant on site but the food was good enough at the buffet that we didnt even bother with trying it. Only one night our last one at the buffet was a little lame, like going to a "Chuck E Cheese", with a lot of finger food...but they did have a great clam chowder soup. The rooms are clean and functional with comfortable beds and lots of pillows, we had four on each bed, as we ended up with two double beds. The staff were very good, and helpful. Watching whales and the crashing surf from the upper level adult only pool was great, and no problem getting lounges anywhere. Only cons might have been for some people, might be that the bars dont open til about 10am, they will get you a beer or ceasars if you want,for breakfast. They did have mimosas every morning, and closing time for the bars was around 11pm from what I saw. All in all a great sort of adult get away.
Bring ear plugs nightly entertainment very loud. Wish restaurants had percolated decaf coffee. Recommended that they have fruit for dessert and they implemented suggestion next night. Never had to pay for safe before total rip off. Repeated music at pool daily needs to be changed and current. Need two bartenders at pool bar. Total chaos booking restaurant for valentines night Loved my room the employees are very happy people. Enjoyed resorts size if there is only one a la carte restaurant menu should change nightly. Excellent drinks and service. Loved hearing crashing waves weather perfect no humidity. Populated mostly by friendly Canadians. Well organized hotel wish there were two suitcase stands in rooms. Glad we brought DVD player as only 4 channels. Outstanding employees Ale Salmon Vumm ricardo
Overall great experience! Would definitely go back ... there were a few negatives but since when do you go on a vacation and have everything you want when you want it. Of course if you have more money than the average traveller then "god bless" knock yourself out ... you probably wouldn't be shopping for an inexpensive vacation package. You can always find things wrong if you look hard enough.Great staff very friendly ... rooms very clean and well looked after ... food was good at the buffet and the ala cart restaurant was more than satisfactory. Not hard to find football or hockey in English on one of the TVs in the bars ... swim up bars and pools were great. Small resort so never a problem finding a beach chair or deck chair around the pool (non of this going down to the pool at 7am to CLAIM your chair) ... lots of activity around the pool and beach, good fun staff with the activities.Every night there is entertainment at the central bar that has a stage, lighting and sound system. Great variety ... singing, dancing, acrobatics, etc. Nice comfortable lounge chairs as well. BUT ... this is one of the negatives that some people complain about ... the complex is a horseshoe design ... so the sound and music can be hard to escape. Beach was fantastic ... at least 10 klms long, great for long walks, ... just cant swim in the ocean because of the strong currents. All in all great vacation.
I have to say we were a little reluctant with some of the reviews, but it totally depends on what you're looking for. Keep in mind that it is currently winter there and the temps are in the low 70's. A sweater in the evening is recommended (locals were wearing parka's - no joke) Los Cabos is close to the Tropic Of Capricorn.PLEASE DO NOT TALK TO ANYONE AT THE AIRPORT, they say that they are representing the airlines or your hotel. Just go look to the people with you hotel sign and get on the bus. This dude stopped us immediately after we got our luggage and walked thru the sliding doors. Long story short, he is representing a timeshare that is offering you a FREE excursion. If you want $150.00 American and want to waste 1/2 a day in a time share and possibly get a free excursion - then by all means, go for it. We paid him $11.00 each for the taxes and then another $20.00 American as a deposit ($42.00) As soon as we got on the bus Our rep told us about the "Banditos" that fool and take advantage of you. We ended up going to the timeshare presentation just to get our money back and also learned that they would pay us $150.00 American for following thru.Because our apt was at 8:00 am we were back by 11:30 to enjoy the rest of the day and spent the entire $150.00 for dinner in the local town.We are a fun loving couple in our 60's from Ontario. This is most definitely a older crowd resort. I'd say 40's and up, anyone there below that, may have been disappointed, only because there would be very few to socialize with. The resort is the perfect size. The stairs are no big deal at all. During our stay there were 90% Cdn's 5% Americans and then a few locals. We met some amazing fun loving people. The pools are great, one not heated (I didn't see anyone in this one all week). The roof top was our favorite. Both swim up bars were fast and served great drinks --- no need for a Bubba. No need to save chairs. The music by the pool would be our only complaint, it was pretty bad (mid 80's Florida Disco). I would suggest bring your own and sharing it with others - or keep it to yourselves. Our check in was quick, we arrived at 11:30 am and were in right away with a King bed! The rooms are always kept very clean and stocked. The staff is friendly and attentive. My favorite would have to be the lady in the buffet whose name begins with an X. The a la carte, requires lining up at 8:am for dinner reservations that night, We found that not necessary, people change their minds and don't bother cancelling. Most nights it wasn't full. Food was good. For lunch I would switch it up between both the buffet and the Luna. The entertainment at night was not that great, I'm not sure if other travellers had different shows, I didn't see what all the accolades were all about. Having the Mega across the street is awesome. We went into town twice for dinner, there are some great places there, but beware of prices $50.00 for a small cheese platter is criminal. The buses stop whenever they feel like it, but the cab fare back is only $12 USThe beach is gorgeous, but the ocean is definitely not an option. No bugs. If your like cappuccino's they serve them all day long. Best Mojito's ever. A little disappointed not to see and reptiles, just sparrows. Be sure to play poker (daily at 4:00 by the pool) I don't think anyone ever went to the disco. Cheers!Chefe (Chief)
We are a couple in our forties that stayed from February 4th to 11th of 2017. We have travelled many times to all inclusives and were looking for a small resort to just have some rest and relaxation. This resort fit the bill of what we were looking for.The resort is well laid out and I felt it would be good for people with mobility issues although others on here disagree. From the lobby there was an elevator that would take you down one level to where the main buffet was and where the Air Transat and disco are and from there, a ramp down to the main level. If you keep walking towards the beach you will encounter a flight of stairs but if you don't want to use stairs, you can veer left or right and go behind the rooms and there were service walkways that had ramps instead of stairs. The whole resort is set up like a horse shoe with all rooms having a balcony or patio area that faced the interior of the horse shoe. We were in room 144 and no complaints about the room. We didn't bother paying for the safe in the room, our stuff was okay and we never had anything go missing. We did pay for wifi in our room two days out of the week and it was slow but it did the trick for me, I just wanted to check my emails. We had no issues with anything in our room, the AC worked great, tv worked great, no issues with the toilet and we did flush toilet paper. I did have some issues with the cleaning staff though. Even though we tip every day, there were some days that we'd get back to our room after being out from sun up to 4:00pm in the afternoon and our room still wasn't made up. So I would have to call guest services and complain. Out of the seven days we were there we had our room cleaned 4 times and that was with tipping. So there is definitely room for improvement with the cleaning staff. Also something I think would come in handy in the rooms is to install hooks or a bar to hang clothes out on the balcony/patios. Everyone was just flopping their wet towels and bathing suits over the lawn chairs to dry. Just a suggestion.This resort only has two places to eat, the main buffet and the pool side restaurant. The pool side restaurant is open every day for lunch or snacks and was pretty good, we tried lots on the menu. They have really good fries. It is also the a la carte restaurant at night but we never bothered to book it. The buffet was good but I found the serving dishes very awkward to use. If you are holding your plate you have to try and prop open the serving dish and fill your plate while using one hand, there was no where to put your plat down. I think they should install more traditional buffet serving units that don't have lids. The food was good but every day was kind of the same. We liked the rice dishes and fish the best. The dessert was the only thing we found to be lack luster and no matter how good the dessert looked, none of it tasted like anything. You won't go hungry at this resort but you might want to try a local restaurant once or twice during your stay to break up the monotony. We ate at McDonalds once for a taste of home.The grounds were well kept and lovely. We saw lots of different kinds of birds. There is lots of cactus and palm trees. The pools were very nice and we spent most of our time there. The swim up bar was very good and the drinks were great. I liked the drink called the Hummingbird and Miami Vice and my fiance liked the caesars and something called the Lava Float. The large, free formed pool is heated and that helps in the afternoons when the breeze picks up off the Pacific. The square pool is not heated and holy hannah was it freezing. The unheated pool is the one with actual stools for the swim up bar but no one used it the whole week we were there, everyone was using the heated pool and it has no stools to swim up to, more like a kneeling area but still okay. There is also a rooftop pool for adults only but we never used it as it was always busy and someone threw up in it while we were there. Gross. And room for improvement, they should post more signage about where the public bathrooms are. We were there more than half a week before we realized where the bathrooms were near the pool.The Pacific ocean was beautiful and the beach was so long and lovely. No problem with vendors, just told them no and they went away. Too bad you can't swim anywhere along this beach because of the currents. There was some nut from the Hyatt next door standing out in calf deep water and every time a wave would come in, it would suck him back 10 to 20 feet. I think it's dangerous to even wade in because a wave can knock you over and then you get sucked out. We never partook of the nightly entertainment, just what we saw while walking to and from dinner. None of it looked overly entertaining to us so we didn't bother. We also didn't attend the nightly disco as we were usually in bed by 11. I'm not sure how many actually went to the disco as the majority of the clientelle were seniors. This resort is mostly people forty and up which was fine with us. It's not really the kind of resort for party animals. There were also some families there with young kids but I couldn't really understand why as there is nothing for kids to do except play in the pool. There is no kids club and nothing fun for them.We only took one excursion while we were there and it was Wonderful Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas and it was worth every penny. I've written a review of that as well if you care to look. Royal Decameron has good shopping right across the street. There is a convenience store right there, and if you climb up the steps that are right across the street from the resort and a little to the left, there is a mall. It has a big store like a Walmart called LaComer and it had good prices on booze and other staples. It also had some fast food restaurants and a Starbucks. We never bothered going into town to the market as we didn't really want any souvenirs or anything.Overall I think this resort is great for people that are looking to get away to unwind. If you want to relax and hang out in the pool all day, this resort is perfect for you. If you are looking for excitement and culinary delights, maybe not for you. It was perfect for what we were looking for and the weather in Los Cabos was perfect, always sunny and never humid. We had a great vacation and enjoyed the resort and the people working there.
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- 153 Rooms
- 2 pools
- 4 restaurants
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Royal Decameron Los CabosLos Cabos,Mexico
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Boulevard Malecon San Jose S/N zona hotelera San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, San Jose del Cabo 23400 Mexico
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