Royal Suites Punta Mita
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A small resort right next door to the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa. The Royal Suites Punta Mita is very intimate with only one restaurant, bar and pool. There is no buffet restaurant, but you can go next door and use all the facilities of the Grand Palladium. The decor is a step up from the Palladium and is completely immaculate. The rooms are much nicer, cleaner, and larger than the Palladium rooms. An excellent quiet getaway spot for couples.
This is a mixed review. There’s a lot to like about the Royal Suites and the adjacent Palladium resort. High on the like side is the way this resort is carved into the rugged coastline of Punta de Mita. All three infinity pools allow gorgeous views of Bahía de Banderas and breaching humpback whales. The staff and bartenders serving the pool guests are top notch. Various entertainers come by each day, including a pool-wading saxophonist, a guitarist and jugglers.We also have mixed feelings on the Zoo. While we admire the resort rescuing these animals, the area is just too small. Let the peacocks roam the resort like we enjoyed at the Vellas Vallarta.The Rooms:Royal Suites has two buildings – villas 4 & 5. It’s great that all of the rooms have a private balcony, but all of the odd-numbered rooms in both buildings face a service road – you will hear golf carts, push carts and trucks at 5 in the morning. The even room side is lovely and you will see a jungle, birds, even some of the sunset, on that side. The balconies have a small, retractable clothes hanger, which makes it easy to dry a bathing suit or two, but not much more.The room itself had a nice king size very firm mattress. The pillows are huge, which is not always a plus, and there’s an extra blanket in the closet for the chillier nights. Lighting in the room leaves a lot to be desired, but hey, we’re only there to sleep. Every hotel-provided device (tv, remote controls, wine fridge, clock) blinks incessantly – more a fault of dumb electronics manufacturers than the hotel, but still annoying. The Wi-Fi is notably good, but the options to charge devices are dismal – our room had basically only one outlet in which to plug/charge our devices. Bring a multi-port extension cord/plug.The bathroom and the shower were just okay – more hooks for drying stuff would’ve helped. The toilet flush is extremely loud and the pretend environmentally conscious low flush versus regular flush buttons for the toilet are just that – pretend. The big 2 person tub is a nice addition. The room safe is large enough to handle just about any laptop. The fridge was stocked almost every day, although a bit skimpy with water. Our favorite resort had a 5 gallon water cooler to fill up your own container; this seems to be more environmentally-friendly than all those plastic bottles.Lobby:The lobby and bar are simple and mostly fairly quiet/relaxing. We found the hallways surprisingly dark and while we felt safe, I was glad to always have someone to walk with.Pool/Beach:We stayed on the Royal Suites side 95% of pool/sunning time, so this review is accordingly biased. Public bathrooms on the Royal Suites side are single use – this creates lines.Eighty percent of pool chairs at Royal Suites are magically “claimed” by 8 a.m. While we appreciate the idea of waking early and dropping off a towel and book on your way to breakfast, this tradition has apparently morphed into allowing 60+ year old men to make a special trip to the pool after their prostate woke them up at 3 am. There was some fun live entertainment for a brief period each day. Smoking is unfortunately allowed at the pool and we seemed to have picked a week with a lot of smokers, so we found the only real smoke-free area was on the solarium, far from the bar. The staff for the pool generally caters to the louder groups who probably keep them busy - which translate to more tips. The music selection was fine (we are in our late 40s – early 50s), but after a week, there seems to be a pattern on a continuous loop.In January, the temperature drops at night and the mornings can be 55-60 degrees so bring a sweater to breakfast! The pool doesn’t really get decent sun until 9:30 or 10am.We enjoyed the yoga on the Solarium each morning at 10am with Suzi, but we wish that the resort provided an instructor who had studied yoga. This was really a glorified stretching class.The beach is rocky on the Royal Suites side, there is more sand toward the Palladium side. We walked right and left of the resort – not more than ¾ of a mile, but still a nice walk (wear water shoes to climb on rocks)The sunsets are magnificent! You will enjoy all the colors from the sky every night. One night the sky was bright red and made the salt water pool shimmer with red highlights. Restaurants:The one restaurant on the Royal Suites side is simple and enough for the smaller size of the adults’ only guests. The menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner changes daily and menu has some decent offerings. The staff is enthusiastic and helpful, but the recurring theme throughout the resort is that every restaurant is sorely understaffed. Get ‘em in, get ‘em fed, get ‘em out is pretty much the goal of every restaurant. Even when half the tables are empty the staff acts like they’re completely overwhelmed and are doing everything they can to turn your table over to the (non-existing) party waiting for it.There are a number of restaurant choices if you venture off the Royal Suites side. We found breakfast at the main buffet is enormous and had every imaginable breakfast option. Dinner options included the Asian restaurant which was mediocre at best – mostly because we don’t travel to Mexico to eat Asian food! The Mexican restaurant was fine – although made one of us sick on our last night. We almost had to stay a few more days – oh, darn! Again we don’t travel to Mexico for ribs, but the ribs restaurant was fine.
This is an excellent resort if you are looking for an all inclusive resort. I stayed here with two good friends and my niece, and had received excellent service from the staff. A butler is assigned for the Royal Suites blocks. They were very helpful and made every effort to make our stay comfortable. They also speak very good English. The maids and servers speaks very little English. Most of all, they were all very helpful and friendly. For any activities in the resort, the butler is the Go-to person.The best part of the Royal Suites is that you can eat lobsters to your hearts content at any restaurant in the resort because it's unlimited! And if you haven't tried Mexican coffee, you should. Viva Mexico restaurant has the best Mexican coffee with Kahlua in it! The waiter warms up the Kahlua over a flame, pours it in your glass, adds coffee, & tops it up with a dollop of cream. Hmmm... loved it.Overall, we had a lot of fun and enjoyed our vacation very much! The people of Palladium really made our experience full of fun! Thank you POP! 😃😃😃😃
Staff are great but that is about it. Rooms are dated, food was average, drinks felt watered down. The staff were what made our trip amazing! Marcelino, Carlos and Marisol were fantastic. The service around the pool was great! They worked so hard. Unfortunately I would not go back.
This faculty is 10 years old (we were here just when it opened) and you'd never know it. The facility is remarkable well kept. The Royal Suites is a part of a larger complex and the rest of the complex is great too.What makes this special are the people. I wish I could single out and name every sole here because the each deserve praise! They know their business, but in addition, they all seem to like being here. Can't say it enough, people, people people.The food... Thank you Fernando and team. Whatever you are doing, please keep doing it. I had expectations and every one has been exceeded. The dining room in the Royal Suites could be a destination of its own. Superb food! Great service. Ribs and more was delicious. The Mexican restaurant served on of the best pork dishes I've ever had. I'll detail those separately.This holiday is everything I had hoped for!
This was my first trip to Mexico and I can say that after this stay, I'd definitely come back! The Royal Suites side was phenomenal. Everything and everybody was great. Ivan, Oliver, Carlos and Francisco could come to Canada and I would hire them all to work at my bar. I could count how many times my drink was empty on no hands. Fuco was very helpful and friendly whenever something was needed. Andres made sure I was happy all the time, even when I was a little... slow in the morning.The restaurant provided some of the best food I've had vacations. The steak there is to die for. The staff in there was always attentive as well.Royal Suites definitely made you feel like a VIP the entire trip.As for the rest of the resort, it was great as well. Giovani and 'Smiley' (Alexis) were great in the Hemingway Bar. They made sure they had hockey on the one TV in the bar every night which was awesome as I am Canadian.Only knock is the sports bar. When it got busy, the service went downhill. There were times when we would have to wait 30 minutes to get another drink after ordering.Overall, it was a fantastic trip and would recommend this resort to anyone who enjoys great vacations. Thanks for everything seniors and seniorettes!
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- 3 meals daily including snacks
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- Non-motorzied watersports: Catamaran, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Windsurfing
- Beach Volleyball
- Dance Lessons
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- Nightly entertainment
- 24-hour room service
- 100 rooms
- 7 restaurants, including 2 buffet
- 9 bars
- 4 pools
- Spa (fee)
- Fitness Center
- Aerobics Area
- Tennis courts (night tennis for a fee)
- Conference facilities
- Free WiFi access (rooms, lobby and pool area)
- Concierge desk
- Golf nearby (fee)
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- 1 King or 2 Queen
- Air Conditioned
- Satellite TV
- DVD Player
- Internet Access (fee)
- Coffee/ Tea Maker
- Safety Deposit Box
- Iron & Ironing board
- Hair Dryer
- Direct dial telephone
- Shower and hydromassage bathtub
- Bathroom Amenities
- Bathrobes & Slippers
- Bathroom Scale
- Mini-bar (restocked daily)
- Sitting area
- Sofa Bed
- Aromatherapy Menu
- Pillow Menu
- 24 hr room service
- Maximum occupancy 3
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Royal Suites Punta MitaRiviera Nayarit,Mexico
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Carretera Punta de Mita Km. 11.5 Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita 63734 Mexico
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