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.


Overview

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.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • beachnut1600 : Spring Valley, Illinois
Nice group trip to Royal Decameron

Four couples stayed at Decameron November 26 to December 3RD. We were in block 5 rooms in the quiet area. This is an all adult quiet area and pool. Very nice with a bar ,plenty of beach loungers and umbrellas. There is no pool drink service at this resort but lines were short and bar tenders pretty quick. My wife drinks mixed drinks and the assortment of alcohol could use some improvement. For me the beer was cold as I always have ice in my drink cup. Bartenders were very friendly.Tip; bring a drink mug with you. A little tipping is always welcome also. We were in room 5207 and we loved it. Large room , huge balcony , with pool view. Maid service was also perfect and we usually tip a few bucks a day to the maid. Other couples in our group were satisfied with their rooms also. The other blocks of rooms and pools have more activity and noise. Blocks one , two and three have some ocean view rooms. Buffets were OK with a good selection. Breakfast was great at any of the three buffets and also burgers and dogs at snack bar in block six. Tropical buffet waiters Marisol and Victor were great. Actually all waiters were good. Our favorite specialty dinner was Italian with waiters Rosario and Santos. We also did the Rodizio and Mexicano also very good. Only advice would be a one man band in lobby bar for us early to bed people. The only other entertainment is the shows and late night disco. This resort is good with a couple rough edges but overall a great time. Area is safe and Buccerias is in walking distance and a must see. My guess while we were here was 60% Canadian , 45% Mexican and less than 5% American. There are a lot of Mexican families with kids at the resort but Ok with me. Nice people. No kids in quiet pool and rooms is strongly enforced. Great job Royal Decameron we will be back some day.

  • Troy C : Ponoka, Canada
Cheap and Cheerful

Our agent called this resort cheap and cheerful and it turned out to be a very nice place to stay. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, the rooms not overly big but clean, in good repair for an older resort. they are doing constant upgrades to the airconditioning systems, lots of local sprucing up like painting. The food was delicious and was more traditional Mexican. A la cartes were good, but the buffet was always a viable option. Don't forget to exchange your money at your home bank as the resort only offered a 11 to 1 exchange, and the closest bank in walking distance offered 13 to 1, the actual exchange at the time we went was 15 to 1. Lots of Canadians at this resort, many of which have been returning multiple times and for several weeks, if not sometimes months. Lots of affordable massage places, lots of beach to walk and search for shells etc...would definitely go again. Highlight= letting the baby turtles go into the ocean, Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs on the beach and they hatch about this time, conservation volunteers assist the hatching and launching process and they always try to include kids and tourist's in the process. very popular this time of year for Mexican families, never had a problem finding a palapa on the beach even in later morning. All blocks have elevators, which was good because there was a lot of seniors.

  • Maggie D :
Very relaxing vacation

Well I have to say RDC did it again ! Everything was wonderful! I have been going to the RDC for many years and will continue for many more. I usually travel solo and this visit they went above and beyond. Upon arrival I was given a welcome back letter saying that all my ala carte restaurants were already booked for me. All the staff once again were amazing! The pools were clean and relaxing and the beach was beautiful as always! I love that I can walk into Bucerias by the beach or cobblestone road in 15 minutes. My room was clean and had a pretty good view. The breakfast was my favourite as there was everything and anything you could want. I did notice that my favourite waiter Nacho in the Piccolo was no longer there ? The service was good but not the same as I felt rushed and the Captain took the food orders so I never had the chance to get to know my waiter. I really liked the old way as the attention to you was always exceptional. The only other negative thing I noticed was that one morning I was having breakfast in the Tropical restaurant and I watched the Captain stress out the entire staff with something to do with a buttoned shirt?? He walked around over and over and you could feel everyone become tense. All the staff work very hard and are so friendly I did not see any appreciation! I would suggest the Captain's should spend more time chatting with guests than looking for something wrong. Anyway I met a lot of other Canadians and we were thinking to change the name to Royal DeCanada Complex? 🇨🇦❤️🇲🇽 Overall I love my home away from home ❤️ I will be back again and again! Thank you RDC for another amazing vacation!

  • julia b :
Much better than last trip there, in the end we were glad we gave it a second chance

Our first trip there was in March of 2015, 5 minutes after we arrive my mother slips and falls (on wet ceramic tile) hitting her head severely. Ending up with a very bad head injury with permanent damage. I did not see her fall and did not realized how bad it was at the time. We went to the doctor on staff and my mom was shot up with some kind of medicine and upon returning home several of the doctors we saw could not tell us what this drug was. I did personally speak with the manager during our stay regarding different aspects of care and responsibility of the hotel. I was blown off on my concerns. But during our stay we did meet an amazing waiter in the flamingo buffet, Vincent Ornelas who we clicked with immediately. We were even able to spend time outside of the complex with our new friend.We decided to return to this hotel despite our prior issues, for the great location, wonderful way to mingle with the locals, Bucerias is a great little town, the beautiful beach, great shows, we love the painting activity and to see our friend. Be careful when buying stuff almost all the shops sell the same kinds of things so look around to get the best deal!The food is average, even at the a la cart restaurants, but the service is excellent at the bars and restaurants. The rooms are below average in maintenance such as leaking faucets, light switches that don't work, no difference between hot and cold water. The rooms are cleaned well but the floors are left very wet as the ladies have to hand ring out the mop! (That makes no sense SLIPPING HAZARD ! Hello!,) but these staff members are what keep this hotel alive and are truly hard working people. We did notice several more awareness signs, slippery when wet, and watch your step. This was good to see, it also covers the hotels butts when and if another serious accident happens. Overall the hotel is good but we believe it's over priced, compared to other higher rated hotels.

  • TOG46 : Edmonton, Canada
Not all changes are good..

This was our 13th visit to the Royal Decameron Complex and possibly our last. The Royal Decameron has always been our fall-back destination at least once a year but changes in ownership and management have caused us to reconsider. The food was noticeably better than previous years, and the buildings/grounds maintenance seemed to be improved. However this was overshadowed by the obvious lack of "customer care". We have, in the past, requested a specific building where we meet with family from the UK. We also request a king bed. This year, neither request was met even though the resort was not busy when we arrived. We have also requested a refrigerator in the past few years for prescription medications and it has always been delivered to our room within 24 hours. This year we requested the refrigerator upon arrival (and in our initial booking)and also reported the light outside our door burned out. We waited a week for the refrigerator and the excuse was "you must have changed rooms"...when the manager looked at his list, there we were, top of the list, same room, not checked off...so obviously the list is for looks only. When we left after 2 weeks, the light was still burned out making it difficult to unlock our door at night. The lack of customer service was much more evident in the buffet (building 4).It appears as though the wait staff are now assigned their own tables so we found ourselves sitting and waiting while people beside us were served. We found ourselves on both sides of this situation when we had friends sit at the table beside us and get no service while we were being served. We changed tables several times to areas where the wait staff were much more friendly and efficient. There was an overall shortage of wait staff compared to prior years which also accounted for long wait times for service. We also observed on several occasions that managers were clearing and setting tables...an obvious indication of staff shortage.So all in all, the buildings and grounds are wonderful, the food is good...but the customer service is severely lacking. We have recommended the Royal Decameron to friends in the past but can not in all honesty do so now.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

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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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