We just got back from staying at Royal Villas for 7 nights (Tuesday-Tuesday). Our church has been traveling to Mazatlan for years to partner with La Vina Church (down the street from the hotel), and have stayed at Royal Villas for 6 years in a row. We have personally been 3 years in a row. Overall this hotel is great! The value is great, especially when compared with what we would receive for an equal price in the US. We have no plans of switching hotels for future trips.
The rooms are very large, great amenities (coffee maker, fridge, kitchenette, great view of the ocean, nice balcony…), and clean. Our cleaning service was great. We never saw maid service, but always came back to a very clean room.
We did not book all inclusive, but enjoyed the happy hour and food at the poolside bar. Guacamole is AMAZING!
We anticipated the hotel being at capacity (we always travel over the local holiday), but this was the first year it felt very full. From Thursday through the weekend, the pool was very crowded. From so many bodies in it, the water became very dirty and cloudy. We mostly stayed out of it from that point, which is a bummer because we normally spend a lot of time in the pool and on the waterslide. It was hard to get lounge chairs over the weekend as well.
Our biggest complaint was that the elevators were not operating well. Sometimes they weren't working, and we had to take the stairs (8th floor is no joke). In our group of 20, there were a few with bad knees that had to use the stairs. Not good.
Hotel staff is very pleasant and helpful. We had no concerns there.
If you come to Mazatlan, this is a great option to stay at. Large, clean rooms, beautiful poolside area, and great beach access. It is also conveniently located in the Golden Zone, and just a short walk to our favorite restaurants (Panama, Panchos on the beach, Dairy Queen, La Michocana for popsicles…). If you are interested in water sports, there are several vendors on the beach. You can bargain with them for great deals. Our group did parasailing, banana tubing, jet skis, and sunset horseback riding- all for reasonable prices.
Last year we took advantage of the spa, and had a great massage!
We are looking forward to our return next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Villas Resort All inclusive a lacarte Description and adventages:THE UPSCALE PROPERTY ON THE BEST BEACH OF MAZATLAN Located right in the heart of the GOLDEN ZONE of MAZATLAN, The Royal Villas resort features: 125 Suites, Jr. Suites and Pent Houses All of them with: Balconies. Kitchenettes and the best beds in town, Enjoy the only Four Diamond restaurant in Mazatlan rated by the AAA : La Hacienda de la Floor Restaurant with fine Mexican cuisine, try our delicious dishes 2007 prize winners, Have fun! during our happy hours at our Lobby Bar with live piano music and a variety of rhythms: Mexican, romantic and Jazz every day from Tuesday to Sunday, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. For Breakfast enjoy one on the best buffet breakfast in town, every day from 7:00 to 11:30 a.m. at our Montealban Restaurant, We also offer: Room Service, Acclimatized Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness center with Sauna, Game room, Satellite TV, Internet access, Spa Services, daily pool and beach activities for children and adults:Other services: Game Room, Kids club, Baby Seating, Room Service, Meeting facilities up to 200 people, Safety deposit Boxes, Handicap rooms, Non smoking rooms, Beauty Saloon, Valet Parking, Direct Dial Phone System, Purified Water System, Travel Agency, Laundry Service and Laundromat .Satellite Television / Pay per view movies Smoking and Non-Smoking Rooms, Money Exchange and Safety Deposit Boxes, Business Center, M.D. on call, hours, Private Ocean View Balconies Spectacular Sunsets.1.-Location.- Located right in the heart of the golden zone. At one of the best beaches in Mazatlán.2.- EP Plan and All Inclusive a la carte2.- Family suites with Kitchenettes3.-Free internet services4:-Daily pool and beach activities program: Daily beach and pool activities for children and adults• Karaoke• Aqua aerobics• Water polo• Bingo• English classes• Spanish classes• Deer island tours 5.-Meeting facilities for up to 200 guests6.- Catering service for up to 300 guests.7.-Wedding facilities ( full arrangements)8.-Free parking and Valet parking service9.-Free work out room10.-Free Sauna services10.-Spa service ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Villas Hotel Mazatlan
- Royal Hotel Mazatlan
- Royal Resort Mazatlan