Our short trip to CRT, I really wish we would have had more time. We really enjoyed our stay. Something I didn’t pay attention to though while going through Cancun airort, it took an hour to get through, but once through customs, you shouldn’t stop for anything NO MATTER WHAT! They are very deceiving, trying to suck you in to time shares.
Definetly enjoyed the small hotel atmosphere, but d not think I would visit there during it’s full capacity times. The only think I didn’t like was how the Italians would make you feel and activities just for them, but that was because the had reps there 24/7
Used Apple vacations, everything went smoothly.
Check-in: No problem, even got our facebook promo gift.
We stayed Jun20-25th room 3115 second floor Brisa building. Half way to beach and lobby. We did a lot of walking, but helped burn the calories off from all the drinks and food we had. Standard room, but upgraded, we were very pleased. Room service everyday usually came @ 3p then again for turn down between 7-8. A new towel animal everyday, very nice. Only had on spider intrude the whole week, Though there are a lot of little lizards that come out at night, but they don’t bother you. Bed was comfy and we both slept very well, my husband actually didn’t snore until the last night. Pillow menu, but we didn’t use it. Room was always clean and items replaced, including the refridge items. Balcony was nice, over looked the jungle. There are door tags if you want your room cleaned, which I didn’t know you needed to put out the first night. Air woked fine, we generally kept it @ 73 and that was comfortable enough. Safe in the room had no problems. TV could be alittle bigger, but we just watched it to settle in the evening.
Shower was nice and big. There is a plague with daily activities the lobby of your building, it will tell you which restaurants are open that day also. Wifi free, use your room number for password and username, but very poor, could get out once or twice a day.
We did a lot of walking the, but it was fun to look for different animals in the jungle are everyday, listening to the wildlife was spectacular. It did not take long to walk from the front to the back but if your legs tend to rub at all I would recommend taking anti chaffing lotion or stick, or whatever you used to prevent chaffing because if you don’t you will get very uncomfortable. I used mine and was glad I did. The pathways are nice and windy, but definitely ladies do not wear heels, you will break your neck. Even wedges were alittle challenging. I don’t’ know why Italians think they didn’t need to move over, but my husband put me on his right side and we ddin’t have that problem. I definetly would not want to go when the hotel was full, because most of the Italians seemed very snotty and smoked a lot.
Absolutely amazing, never had a problem finding a chair, the towel exchange really helped. I had the same spot 3 days in a row. Drink Service from Beatriz was timely and she usually knew what I wanted. I ended up trying 21 different drinks and there was only one that I didn’t like. There is a bathroom with a changing area area behind the Tequila Bar. You can get use the snorkel equipment and kayaks for 1 hour a day. We took the Catamaran out, they take you on a 20minute ride. I was very nice. Everyday the photographer would come out with some animal to take pictures.
Clean and big. I didn’t realize but there is a five ft ledge with a 2 inches of water that you can lay in. They had a pool party Tuesday and Friday night. Pool drink service was good also. They also have rafts you can used in the Towel hut. They have daily water aerobics and scuba lessons.
Pure Chill Area:
Nice quiet area to relax and take a nap. Very romantic setting.
There is a library with a pool table and other table games.
We liked to eat early and never had a problem getting a seat, it didn’t’ seem to get busy until between 7:30 and 8p, and we liked to eat dinner @ 6p and a lot of times we the only ones. We also didn’t know the first night that desserts came with your dinner and we ended up going to the buffet for desserts, until the 3rd night when we stayed long enough to be offered dessert. Service was always good
House wine and House drinks were always good.
Breakfast in the La Selva in the lobby, large selection buffet, never had a hard time finding something to eat, they will make eggs anyway you want them and coffee also
Bloody Mary and Mimosas.
Lunch we tried the buffet but it was weird stuff and didn’t seem filling, we did better ordering from the Pizza grill, the burgers and sandwiches were very good and the Salsa there was excellent!
Terrace and Tapas we tried and I know people like but it was our least favorite, between the entrée that we couldn’t make out what it was to the ants crawling all over us, we didn’t enjoy it.
Cenatario We enjoyed but the food was very spicey, my husband accidentally tried the Jabenero dip and about died.
Toscana Was good Italian food.
Royal Grill was our favorite. Located at the beach, the food was good, though I had to laugh at the Maryland crab cake, it was more like crab quiche. Caesar salad was good and the entrees and desserts were the best.
Carlos was the best! Very thankful and mixed drinks well tough all the staff was always smiling and thankful for tips.
Entertainment: Nightly show, we did attend, it was ok. Vendors in the lobby Monday and Wednesday. We never were able to stay up late enough to go to the disco.
Overall I was very pleased with our choice and would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adults only all-inclusive resort, located in Xpu-Ha, Riviera Maya, on the Caribbean coastline. It is surrounded by native jungle trees, local plants, mangroves and cenotes - water springs where a diverse variety of flora and fauna can be found in an unspoiled habitat. It is just 25km from Playa del Carmen and Tulum's archaeological site, and 85 km south of Cancun International airport, in Quintana Roo State, Mexico. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catalonia Royal Tulum Xpuha
- Riviera Maya Copacabana
- Copacabana Riviera Maya
- Catalonia Royal Tulum Riviera Maya, Mexico - Xpuha