Royal Decameron Los Cabos
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Before I made the reservations for this hotel I checked Trip Advisor and also the reviews on Expedia. I figured with a 4+ rating it would be good. Check in was OK until they told us that the WiFi was an extra $50 (which included the safe. NO safe unless you get the WiFi). I thought this was all inclusive. I guess not They gave us a map and we noticed that there are only 2 restaurants. One is a buffet and the other is for snacks throughout the day and dinner. Very different than the other resorts that we have stayed at in Cabo. So we get to the room and all the rooms have a porch/balcony facing the inner courtyard, poor area, which is nice. We unpacked and went to get some drinks. Very watered down. Someone later told us to order them with an extra shot. We shouldn't have to do that. Also, once you are laying around the poor or on the beach there were no servers to come around to get you more drinks, we had to get our own. Again, not like the other resorts. That evening we went to the restaurant that served dinner, not the buffet, and were told we needed a reservation which we have to do the morning of in the lobby at 8 am. Great. To the buffet. At least it wasn't too bad. But very little variety for the 6 days we were there. When we were ready for bed we didn't realize that the entertainment is in the courtyard and they turn the bass to the max. It was so damn loud that you could not just enjoy a quiet evening in your own room. It felt like the pictures on our wall were moving. It's a small place do they really need it that loud? Luckily they finish at 9:30 or so. BTW, even though you pay for the WiFi there was only one place in the room where the WiFi worked enough to get internet. On the end of the couch. So we paid for something we couldn't really use. The last complaint is that the bed was like a rock. Both my wife and I could not sleep well and we both woke up with our hips hurting. I didn't read all the reviews before we booked but did once we were there. It seems that everyone has the same complaints. The management should read the reviews and make some changes. We will be trying a new place next time.
The Royal Decameron Los Cabos was absolutely perfect! With 150 rooms, the resort was small and quaint and I'd assume not totally full- and many Canadians. The room was nice, all rooms have a balcony with ocean or garden view, and the nightly shows were pretty good. The resort itself was very clean and well maintained and the beach (no swimming) and pools were beautiful. We only booked the restaurant one night because the buffet was very good and always changing. We especially loved the rooftop Adult Pool, as it was quieter and overlooked the beach- only wished it didn't close at 6pm. Also wish they'd turn on the gas fire pits at night. We did a couple outings, walked 20 mins to cute San Jose del Cabo, had a relaxing and fun vacation. Note: Safe rental was $3 per night and wifi was extra too. It was t to not have wifi and be forced to relax!The staff were friendly and helpful too- our favourite bartender Alain! Would definitely visit again and recommend.
This is a smaller all inclusive resort, and so nice!! They don't accept Spring Breakers, so it was nice and quiet, not crowded at all. Everyone was so friendly and helpful-- big shout outs to Daniel in the lobby and Enrique at the buffet! They were both incredibly helpful. I never had an issue finding a chair on the beach or at the pool. Super value-- I will definitely be back-- in fact planning on going back in November.
The resort is conveniently located in Zona Hotelera. There is shopping near by (Mega and other small stores) and downtown San Jose Del Cabo is about 30 minutes away if you walk or about 10 minutes by bus. There is also a bus that takes you to Cabo San Lucas in about 30 minutes.The resort is small and definitely not kid friendly. The staff is very helpful and the resort is spotless.The rooms have modern furniture and comfortable beds, but there isn't much sound insulation. You can hear hallway chatter and you better be comfortable with your roommates hearing everything from the bathroom because there is no privacy in the rooms. There is a bar fridge in the room and drinks are restocked daily. The oceanfront rooms are nowhere near the ocean so I don't believe is worth paying for the upgrade.There is one buffet and one a la carte restaurant. The food at the buffet is mostly Mexican. The Mexican food, the fruit and soups are good. The Asian inspired dinner buffet is terrible and the resort should consider discontinuing it. The BBQ buffet doesn't really serve BBQ. The staff put a lot of effort into creating beautiful deserts but the taste is disappointing. The resort should consider offering ice cream at the buffet. The service in this restaurant is mediocre. The servers clearly expect tips with every meal regardless of the level of service they actually provide. The resort advertises that all tips included but this is not what staff at the buffet expect.To eat in the a la carte restaurant you have to make reservations everyday between 8am and 11am. The reservations are first come first served and they take reservations for 6:30pm, 7pm, 9pm or 9:30pm. Although the restaurant has ample seating available it seems that only about 50% is made available for reservations so you have to get to the reception and make the reservation at 8am. The menu is Italian inspired. The restaurant offers one menu for 2 days and then different one for 2 days. They only have 2 menus and about 8 meal options in total. The risotto and paella were terrible. The fish and lamb were good. The chicken was dry but a safe choice. The service in this restaurant is fantastic. I definitely recommend eating your dinner here instead of the buffet.The bars serve a good selection of drinks and all drinks are included. The wine served in the resort is mediocre. There are two swim up bars that serve drinks during the day and another 2 bars that open at night.The activities and entertainment start with Yoga every day. The yoga instructors have no idea what they are teaching. The resort would do better with playing a recording of yoga practice. The day ends with a show - it is entertaining but nothing spectacular.The pools are clean and there are plenty of lounge chairs available. There are umbrellas and lounge chairs on the beach but there is no swimming allowed in the Sea of Cortez. The beach is beautiful and you can take long walks on the beach. The waves are magnificent, but don't get too close if you don't want to get wet.The security in the area is impressive and we always felt safe.Overall this resort is great for couples and people who don't want to spend their entire vacation in the resort.
I'd love to give this great little resort 5 stars, but it falls slightly short. The best thing about this resort is the staff. I can't think of any other resort or even cruise where I felt so well taken care of. About us... My wife and I are 60, her parents are 90 and 86 with mobility issues. We are all very well traveled. Don't go here if you have mobility issues. There's one elevator that goes one floor in the main building only. The rest of the time, you are going up and down a lot of stairs some of which don't have railings. Staying on the main floor helps, but you still have stairs to climb to get to breakfast, lunch, the buffet, the main lobby, or out of the resort.Don't go here if you're a 20 or 30 something who's looking for the Cabo party scene. Cabo San Lucas is about a $50 US cab ride away.The buffet food is good. We all found something good to eat every day. The 1 upper end restaurant is an open air beach bar/dining room that you have to line up at 8 AM to get a dinner reservation each day. We did it twice and enjoyed it both times. We also ate there for lunch several times and you don't need a reservation at lunch time.Rooms are clean and spacious. Beds are firm, but comfortable. The 3 pool's are great. Didn't have to get up early to get a good chair. Bars are close by and they serve great drinks, with a smile and quality spirits. Wine choice is limited to red, white or sparkling so we went to the Mega and bought better wines for good prices.Beach is beautiful, but no swimming allowed because of some serious waves and rip tides. We played in the waves in knee high water, that went over our heads when the bigger waves hit. Lots of fun for strong swimmers. The sand is very soft, so the dream of running down the beach is only for serious runners with legs of steel. The nightly shows are mostly good. The Mexican show, the Pirate show and the Broadway show were best. The Karaoke and Boys vs Girls were the worst. A few things I would change:1. Add railings to all of the staircases. My MIL fell on the stairs on the way into the resort which required a Dr. visit which cost $450 USD. My FIL fell on the stairs down to the bar on the 10th day(Not alcohol related) and severely pulled his quad and he's walking with a cane as I type this. 2. Stop charging for the room safe and Wifi. Lots of folks complain about it. Adding $25 to the weekly rate for each person won't stop folks from booking but it will stop the complaints.3. Take restaurant reservations for other days than the current one. One reservation per room, any day of the week would stop people from having to line up each morning at 8 AM, which no one, except maybe those with kids, wants to do on vacation.4. A little more variety in the buffet offerings.5. It kinda defeats the purpose of non-smoking rooms if folks are allowed to smoke on their balconies. We had to go back inside every night, once the party boys from Monterrey moved in beside us.6. Add a hand towel rack in the sink area when they upgrade the rooms. Sure, it's just a small thing, but It drove my wife nuts having to go back into the toilet area to get a hand towel.
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- A la carte dinners (unlimited, reservations required)
- Domestic drinks (unlimited, selected international drinks, house wine included)
- Daily activities program
- Daily sports
- Evening entertainment
- Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
- Mini-bar restocked daily (water & soft drinks)
- 153 Rooms
- 2 pools
- 4 restaurants
- 3 bars
- Fitness center
- Water sports (fee)
- Evening entertainment
- Spa (fee)
- Doctor on site (fee)
- Laundry services (fee)
- WiFi available in Lobby (fee)
- Currency exchange
- Golf course nearby (fee)
- Gift shop
- Parking available
- 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
- Cable TV
- Bathroom with shower only
- Individual air-conditioning
- In-room safe (fee)
- Iron & ironing board
- Living area
- Dining area
- 110/120 volts
- Up to 4 people : Maximum 3 adults Maximum 2 children
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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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