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“NICE PROPERTY, BUT NO ACTIVITY DURING THE WEEK” 3 of 5 stars
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Palma Real Beach Resort & Villas
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   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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“NICE PROPERTY, BUT NO ACTIVITY DURING THE WEEK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

we visited this hotel, loved the decoration, beautiful property, very good food (sopa de jaiba buenisima) but unfortunately the water park and shows only operate on the weekends (we were there monday and tuesday) the hotel was almost empty, we were the only one at the Karaoke and dance floor. very relaxing but with no much to do, we played pool only, the actual swimming pool was beautiful but the beach water was not. this is the perfect place to go to los cayos cochinos. overall not bad, expected a lot more....

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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South Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

our stay at the property was awesome and the staff was even better. I would recommend this property to anyone going to Honduras. We only had one slight problem with the trip and that lasted about 2 minutes. Earlier in the morning we got a from the hotel to the ferry terminal and cost was only 20 dollars for the both of us. Later that day on the return we waited for a cab to bring us back but i needed to make a five minuted pit stop. Finally we get back to the hotel and the cab driver says to us that will be a $100 dollars. I told him no way and the cab on the way there was only $20. I got 2 members of the hotel and they both responded to me and the cab driver they at the most could only charge $30. With there help and no police involvement he was given the proper amount. The cab number 0193 and he is out of La Ceiba ......The rest of the cab drivers and people of Honduras were great. The hotel also provided great entertainment, Food and the grounds were spotless. Their prices for tours including white water rafting and zip lining are very reasonable we ended up doing both. Of course the bartenders kept the drinks coming and were great.

Room Tip: make sure you get a room from a building left or right of the main building they come with a balcony
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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roatan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

My children and I spent the weekend at Palma Real and had a ball! The hotel is clean and bright.The pools and gardens are meticulously kept and the children loved the pools and the games. Te swim up bar with pina colodas (non alcohol for them of course) were such a novelty they loved it as well as the all day snack bar with nachos, sandwiches and other treats.The buffets were artisitc and delicious.The minigolf course was a hit with the kids as were the boogie boards to tackle the waves with. I found the hammocks strategically placed in cool places and got several snoozes. The waterpark is right beside the hotel and the kids had a ball there all day Saturday. I think this is a perfect hotel for those of us who live in Honduras and need a break as well as tourists who want a safe, fun time with their family. You can plan many exciting day trips our of the hotel as there are many interesting sites in the area. Its all inclusive feature makes it so easy for the kids to enjoy thmemselves without constantly asking you for more money and for parents to sit back and relax.Thanks Palmo Real.you are my favorite hotel in Honduras!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The rooms are nice and clean. Very nice clean beach and some activities for children available.
It is very close to the Water Park which is a plus when travelling with kids. Very nice buffet at any time with their all inclusive packages. They have different "themes" for every day so you don't get bored of the food if you are staying there for a long period of time.
It could get very crowded sometimes because they have a daily all-inclusive passes.

In another hand.. I've had several close friends who've gotten married here and we noticed that the staff was very friendly when organizing the ceremony and food tasting but once it was wedding time some things changed a bit.
They are the host a TV show and on the wedding day we realized that they had set the chairs at the beach right next to a huge structure that was built for the show. The photographers did a good job cause this was not seen on any of the pictures. At the food sampling the bride chose a very nice fillet in wine sauce and on the wedding day the meat wasn't was nice, it didn't even seem like if it was fillet. Another one they signed a contract for a place and a week before the wedding they told her that they had to change it because another event was going to take place nearby and they feared that the wedding was going to be disturbed.
Anyhow, at the end everyone was having fun and probably no other guest even noticed.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

A nice place to discover for those who love exotic vacation, wild nature and not luxury touristic places. Hotel territory is big and clean, personnel very helpful and friendly. Food was delicious and the beaches were clean and not crowded. Animation team is very young and not mature enough to entertain everyone but was enough to keep the evenings busy.
The most exciting part is excursions- canopy, rafting, islands, etc. -worth doing, not expensive, very beautiful and wild nature, breathtaking views and nice memories. Kids of all ages (mine are 8 and 12) will love those trips.
The sea is not a calm one, very wavy, but water is always warm. For those who prefer pools, there are 3 on the territory. Rooms are so-so, there is no coziness in them, but as you spend all day outside it is the last thing to worry about.
The trip to city is not the most exciting, but is worth if you need souvenirs. Have American dollars on you, Canadian dollar is not accepted anywhere. The city is safe enough, people nice and friendly, very poor though.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Regina, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Ten of us spent the first week of March at the Palma Real. We had a wonderful time. Rooms were very clean. The meals in the buffet were good with lots of variety. The desserts could have been a bit more elaborate, but they were fine. The drinks were nothing special, only Strawberry daquiries and Pina Colatas, but you could get ordinary drinks. Wine was not too good. Yes, the Disco is too close to the rooms and very loud until 1 a.m., but you just have to tune it out. They should move the Disco. The al a carte restaurants were quite far from the main building and you had to take the tractor/wagon to get there. That's where the Disco should be! There was nothing organized for children, but the children organized themselves with games, etc. in the pool and had lots of fun. We found the staff very friendly, especially the lady making the omelets. We were not very impressed with the SunWing rep. The day we were leaving, the plane was late and she only spoke to a few people around her about it and when we asked what was happening, she just said "it will be here soon"! When trying to speak to her at the hotel, she was always very short and not very friendly. People must remember that Honduras is not into Tourism like Mexico and the Dom. Rep., but they do try.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

My husband and I and 14 missioners spent our final day and night at the Palma Real. We were all pleased with the accommodations, the activities, and the great buffet meals. Beach nicely maintained. Great pool. Snacks and drinks included. All rooms have two queen beds. The staff went above and beyond in meeting our needs.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Km. 20 Carretera La Ceiba-Trujillo, La Ceiba 9999, Honduras (Formerly Barcelo Palma Real Resort)
Location: Honduras > Atlantida Department > La Ceiba
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in La Ceiba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Palma Real Beach Resort & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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