Royal Decameron Complex

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One of our best sellers! The Royal Decameron is a large, well run hotel with lots of activities and entertainment always going on. Being in Riviera Nayarit, the beach is excellent and expansive. There are many restaurants to choose from and the food is very good. Shopping in Bucerias is literally right outside the resort. Great value, excellent service and a fun atmosphere are just some of the reasons why this hotel is one of our most popular resorts year after year. A solid choice for couples, families and singles.


Surrounded by swaying palm trees and lush green gardens, the Royal Decameron Complex in Riviera Nayarit offers up a splendid all inclusive resort that relaxes its guests with its warm ambiance and Mexican decor. A popular resort amongst Canadian, the Royal Decameron's charming buildings are accentuated by a unique Mexican-architectural style with vibrant hues and multi-coloured tiles. All located on the beautiful shores of a golden sand beach. Whether you're looking for a tropical adventure or a little rest and relaxation, you'll find the Royal Decameron caters to all tastes!

Location: On the beach in Riviera Nayarit, within walking distance to the Bucerias Village entrance, 20 min from downtown, 15 min from the airport.

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  • inkypop : Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom

We went to this hotel for my 50th having been recommended by my daughter who was there with her husband previously lovely hotel with big rooms plenty to eat at their restaurants did a scuba dive course while there also walked to the local village most days and walked back along the beach to the hotel would definitely go back one day

  • Kmariee : Calgary, Canada
LOVED this resort! For sure will be back!

We stayed here the first week of January, I really enjoyed this resort! The food, drinks, and service was fantastic! The only downside was the beds and pillows was kind of uncomfortable but didn't really care much as we just sleep there. And for A La Carte's you only can reserve 2 days in advance and have to go at 8am to book before it fills up. This is a low key hotel, nothing super fancy. But it was fine for me. The pool was freezing! But it was nice to go in for a dip then come out. I would highly recommend you pack a pool air mattress for the chairs as it's not comfortable at all! My butt was so sore at the end of the day each day. The beach was clean and beautiful. There is 5 A La Carte restaurants here, I would say Italian and Wok were my favourite. Snack bar - excellent! I miss having my daily fries with cheese sauce, and chips with guacamole! If you stay there - try the Fiesta Decameron! Very good! Also the thing I wasn't crazy about is the fact that if you have a later flight, you have to check out at noon. Meaning no towels for the pool as there is no towel card after you check out. AND they cut off your wrist band, then give you a piece of paper so you still can eat and drink until it's time to leave. It would make MUCH more sense for them to cut your band before you hop on the bus. But overall - great resort, plan to stay here the next time I travel to PVR.

  • Colette M :
Average. Clean. Friendly.

Also posted in Google Maps.------I have been to two all inclusives in Mexico and two other all inclusives in other countries. I base this review off of my experience at the Decameron compared to those experiences. Overall - It is average at best. Clean and very friendly staff but everything else was basic.Location - It is at the outskirts of Bucerias. You can walk along the beach for about 20-30 minutes and get to the town square or take an inexpensive cab ride there. It is also very close to the PV airport, so that means you maximize your time on your travel days. I think its location is why it gets many return visitors, that and it is not too expensive.Room - The rooms are clean but basic. The mattress was very, very firm. No frills. No bells or whistles. For example you will be provided a small container of shampoo, lotion and soap but no conditioner. Also, there is a safe in the room but you have to pay a daily fee for the key to lock it. The shower was disappointing. On most days we had poor water pressure and sometimes no hot water. We were on the 4th floor. Others in our party on lower levels had less water issues. We were fortunate that our neighbours were quiet, so other than the show in the theatre, which blares through the thin walls, we had no major issues.Pools - There a number of pools (no hot tubs) that a clean and well maintained. The poolsides have a number of ashtrays that are right beside lounge chairs that are not wonderful to sit beside. Restaurants - The food was mediocre at best. None of the specialty restaurants are worth getting up early in the morning for to book a reservation. Beachfront - The beach is clean and well maintained. Lots of chairs to select from that are also clean and well maintained. They jam the chairs pretty close together but usually you can drag a chair elsewhere.They have a few volleyball nets set up on the beach. You can also sign out some beach activities such as boogie boards. When we were there the red flag was often up due to strong waves/riptide.Bar/Lounge (near Block 1) - this is popular with anyone needing wifi (this is provided in two places only). So it is always crowded with people looking at their devices. It is also very noisy. Best find a beach bar that is open in the evening. There are no swim up bars and there are no staff that bring you drinks on the beach or by the pool. However there are many pool-side and beach-side bars so you are never far from water or other beverages. There are no munchies available at the bar/lounges/beach. But there is a grocery store walking distance from the Decameron where you can stock up on snacks and eat at the bar/lounges/beach."Free Internet" - the wifi is in two places only and is not very strong. If you stay here, embrace being disconnected with the world or buy a roaming package with a decent data plan.Airport Transportation - It is nice not to have to sort out getting a taxi to and from the airport. However, you will have to wait on/near the bus going to the resort until everyone who is being picked up at/near the same time as you has made it through customs/immigration. Same thing with the return flight. Your bus ride back may be earlier than if you took a taxi because you might be going back with a group of people with an earlier departure time.Staff - Most staff we interacted with spoke English well and were willing to help us learn some basic Spanish. All staff we encountered were polite and positive. Other Hotel Guests - Like all places, there is a range. You will see people with young families. You will see groups of middle aged people travelling together. You will see seniors. You will not see many twenty something year olds there to have a party.Tricks and Tips - I will likely not go back to the Decameron. But if I did, I'd buy or bring an air mattress. Someone gave us theirs when they left. It was nice for the pool and also helped make the lounge chairs more comfortable. They use disposable plastic cups for drinks. Bring or buy a reusable cup if you are environmentally conscious.Check out La Comier your first night. It is a Walmart competitor that is a 5 minute walk from the resort. You can buy snacks, etc. there. Avoid the red wine. I never had it but some of my family did and said it was awful.

  • MelPoppe : Edmonton, Canada
Still our favourite place

We were here in November everything was as great as always, the staff are amazing the food was amazing, the only issue we had this time when we came was we were in block 6 like we always are, we always request it because it’s kind of out of the way and a little more quiet, this time the pools were so packed with families it was so loud, even when we were at the Piccolo we could hear the people in the pool, even the people seated outside either left or asked to go inside the restaurant, every night we could hear kids in the middle of the night running up and down the stairs outside of our room, I think if we were to come back we wouldn’t bring our teenagers and request block 5, other then that it was a great trip!!!

  • Jane M :
Nice Hotel if you only want the buffet

My big beef with this hotel is that to eat at any of the restaurants other than the buffets, you have to start lining up by 6 am. Not my idea of a holiday, I'm afraid. My friend got there at 8 when they actually open to take reservations, and she had to sit (she brought chairs) in a huge lineup. By the time she got to the front, the best restaurants were filled, so we went to the Mexican one night (they only allow you to book two nights) and the Chinese the next. We were not impressed at all and decided that the buffet is far better as the Chinese was a set menu and the Mexican was boring. The hotel was very nice and clean although quite noisy. I had to wear ear plugs to get some rest. Beds are Mexican hard, but I was told too late that you can ask for a foam to help soften it.Free wi-fi at a few places in the lounges. But they charge for the safe.The pools are busy, but no shortage of lounge chairs, so big bonus. Pool #5 is adult only and was heaven to us. There are no swim up bars, but it was close enough for us to get drinks. No waiter service at the pools, so get your own drinks and get rid of your own garbage. The ocean always had the flags up for stingrays and jellyfish so that was disappointing. Talked to someone who got stung by a stingray, so I didn't bother to test the waters for ocean swimming.Entertainment was in a separate building, and the typical offerings, but very good. All in all, people seemed to love it and there were many that I talked to that came every year, so it must be good. Bring an air mattress because the lounges are very hard plastic, and although they sell them there, my friends brought their own from home and they were way more comfortable (not the straight lines, kind of squiggly)

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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic beer, drinks, and wine
  • Theme nights
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Boogie boards
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball court
  • Soccer
  • Bicycles (subject to availability)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco
  • 620 rooms in various low-rise buildings
  • 3 buffet restaurants
  • 5 a la carte restaurants including: Japanese, Thai, Steakhouse, Mexican and Italian
  • 2 snack bars
  • Pizzeria
  • 6 bars
  • 5 Pools - 1 adults only pool and 4 with children's area
  • Lounge chair and towels
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Basketball court
  • Soccer field
  • 2 gift shops
  • Disco
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)
  • 24 hour doctor service (fee)

Guest Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Balcony or terrace with garden, pool, or ocean view
  • Max occupancy 4 persons no more than 3 adults

Kids Deals - One child 2-12 stays & eats free when sharing a room and existing bedding with adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy organized children's activities, when there is a minimum number of children registered. Babysitting service upon availability (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit basket. (Valid within 30 days of weeding. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required.

Wedding Package - Please inquire for details.

Special Features - Guests can use the shuttle service to Puerto Vallarta (Book and pay locally).

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Royal Decameron Complex
    Riviera Nayarit,Mexico

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Royal Decameron Complex
Lazaro Cardenas 150 Riviera de Nayarit, Bucerias 63732 Mexico

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