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Palma Real Beach Resort & Villas

Km. 20 Carretera La Ceiba-Trujillo, La Ceiba 9999, Honduras (Formerly Barcelo Palma Real Resort)
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Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in La Ceiba
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We overnighted here on the way out of one region of our medical trip to Honduras. Great R&R spot after a hard week. The resort is quite large and has a local Honduran flavor. It appears to be a vacation spot for Honduran families. There is a great palapa bar and dance area - right on the beach. Terrific water... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Palma Real with our 4 young children during the second week of March, 2015. We really enjoyed our time together in this gorgeous place. We have to disagree with many of the bad reviews it has received, with a few exceptions. During our stay the resort was rather empty, which is actually how we prefer it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palma Real in La Ceiba, Honduras: We stayed here during March Break and were amazed at how quiet the resort was. There were always loungers available at the pool or beach. Yes, the loungers are in poor repair, but that is what your nice navy blue beach towel is for:) The beach is brown sand, but clean. The waves were... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Stayed at this resort with our 3 kids in March and had an interesting stay. Let me start with Sunwing, as they list this resort as a 4 star "Smile" family resort and have pictures of waterslides on their description site. This, in my opinion, is false advertisement. There are no water slides on site. There is a water park... More 

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Port Hope, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

if you are the least bit picky this is not the place for you.this hotel needs a big update and a change in attitude towards tourists.when the locals come in they have fresh bread and white wine if no locals then the pickings can be pretty slim. the staff try very hard but even at the a la carte the... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Good things: Clean standard hotel. Food is good but limited, a la carte only on Wed, Sat, Sun. Hotel wasnt busy so lots of chairs on beach and pool. Met lots of people. Zip lining and hot springs tour was well worth it. Staff were nice but did not engaging in conversation. Air conditioning worked well to block out noise.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We are currently staying here and then his resort is awful. The rooms have bugs of unknown species and are very run down . There's only one bar and the drink selection is very limited.The food is good but the same for lunch and dinner every day.the snack bar serves inedible grilled ham sandwiches. There's plenty of staffing but they... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

For those who only read the 1st two lines.... Here it is... 3 stars resort, 4 star service, 4 star beach ( would be 5 if it were only had that turquoise reflection) Food is good, limited choices, but all mostly good. Get on the cheap, (-$900) and you aren't the high maintenance type, Go! Would I go back?.. I'm... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed here Jan.26th 2015. The resort is decent, the rooms clean, and the food was good. Only one bar,which was out by the pool, and not the most convenient. The service was good and the entertainment was good also. The animation staff went out of their way to make the guests feel important. If you are well traveled, and... More 

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Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a fairly nice all inclusive resort along the north coast of Honduras just east of La Ceiba. The rooms are clean and the service is great. They have a great buffet provided for your meals. Wifi is provided at the hotel. I have stayed here a couple of times and always look forward to it. If I am... More 

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