I attended the Royal in October for the same conference as 'Cheapbutdemanding', whose review is below. His account is comprehensive enough for the two of us, so I will just add a couple of points and some photos!
Aside from the excellent location on Rodney Bay beach the two areas in which the hotel excelled were the service and the quality of the rooms. We were relatively difficult guests to deal with, as we moved from the Royal to the Rex and back again during the course of our stay. The reception staff and bell boys made this a hassle free experience, ensuring the the movement of luggage and the transfer of the bill were done with the minimum fuss. The facilities provided for the conference were also excellent, with a regular supply of drinks and snacks.
The standard of the suite provided was superb, with sumptuous bed and great bathroom/wet room and comfortable living area. The room had a decent sized balcony with sun lounger and views across the pool to the beach.
The previous review has mentioned the quality of the breakfast - I tended to opt for the continental breakfast , which was OK but not spectacular. At least this meant that I cut a slightly slimmer figure on the beach than cheapbutdemanding!
Overall I had a really good experience with the hotel, whch would have been enhanced had the pool and swim-up bar been open. Having experienced the two, the standard of accomodation at the Royal was way better than the Rex next door - though I wasn't paying the bill..........
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