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Royal Isabela Golf Resort
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   396 Ave Noel Estrada, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Isabela
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“Spectacular!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have been to many top resorts and this one ranks up there with the best in every aspect. They have a chef that cooks from a different menu every night, all of the vegetables are grown on the property, everything is fresh, fresh, fresh and out of this world. Had steak two nights, Mahi-Mahi, and the biggest lobster I have every seen.....the food was better than any resort I have every visited. The ONLY shortcoming of the restaurant is the service can be a little slow but who cares considering everything is so fabulous. The grounds around the main building/restaurant and casitas are lush and very well maintained. There are 20 casitas on the premises and all are the same from what I can tell, except for the views...some have ocean view(#11) and others have garden and/or pool views. The casitas are stand alone villas that are quite possibly the nicest room setup I have every seen in a hotel, huge down beds, very unique furniture, two large flat screen tv's, wet bar, huge bathrooms with a large shower that opens up to the rear patio and has two shower heads and one large rain head. To cap it off each rear patio area is private and saddled with a small plunge pool. There are two pools....one a lap pool and one a resort style party pool designed with large boulders, waterfalls, lounge chairs and restrooms.....this pool is located right next to casita 11!

The golf is breathtaking.....each round comes with a caddy and you better bring lots of balls....very tough course, but will amaze you in every aspect. The views are something out of Hawaii or New Zealand.....giant cliffs, panoramic views of the ocean and beach, etc.... The fairways and greens were perfect....stay out of the rough, as they typically leave this area natural .

We took a couple of hours to walk down to the beach and take a swim...the waves were huge and the water was surprisingly warm........this beach is secluded and you wil not see anyone unless they are from the hotel. There are huge rocks and caves to explore but watch the rising tide and sea creatures.

The Owner and his wife were there every day and asked us every day how things were going...always asking if we are having a good time and how we liked the resort..lol The rest of the staff were great too!


Lastly...if you want a spectacular golfing vacation for 1/2 the cost of something this special, you better take advantage of this place right now before people find out about it. Honestly, my wife does not golf and would absolutely love this place for the food, views, pool and casita. Go find a resort where the first 22 reviews are perfect five ratings....folks this is the real deal and I am already planning another trip back with some more of our clients.

Royal Isabela will be talked about for many years to come....can't wait to get back!!!!

Room Tip: Ask for Casita #11....sweet view of the ocean!! Also, have them book you a deep see fishing trip an...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Waoo!!!! The hotel is amazing the rooms are exellent the food OMG everything it's very peaceful verg big the view waoo amazing. I recomend this hotel to everyone really come hear and visit this amazing hotel!!! :-)

  • Stayed June 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Royal isabela is the best place in the Isabela area. Luxury, clean, peaceful and beautiful. The staff is very friendly. I strongly recommend the place. I will be back!!! The golf course are very good. The view from the golf camp is spectacular

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

I was here with my Family and we had An Awesome Weekend.The Rooms,the Service,The Golf Course very very Nice.The Food Awesome.All of there Tours in House very Good. Nice Tennis Court,they have some Mountain Bike Trails,a Golf Shop with an Instructor,

  • Stayed June 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This place was absolutely incredible! First of all the service is over the top accommodating, friendly, professional, warm, welcoming...... The golf course is a true links layout - Scottish,Irish except with great weather, shot values that a serious golfer appreciates, sod bunkering, tee shots over cliffs, ocean views everywhere, green complexes that will have you amazed, maybe the best back nine I have ever played, and yet it is still playable and a lot of fun. Best of all the course has such a natural feel, like it has been there for 100 years, because of the minimal design approach of the owners who are very environmentally conscious. It is in great shape but the rough is left native but cut down to allow for a few stray shots to stay in play. The casitas are beautiful, brand new, top of the line everything, ocean views, a shower that opens to the ocean view, 3 heads, wet bar, stocked fridge complimentary, private pool, it just goes on and on. The food is nothing short of fantastic. Fruit and vegetables grown onsite are featured everywhere. Just go - I have been to Sea Island, Palmetto Bluff, Tuckers Point, Palmilla, Punta Mita, Casa de Campo, Cap Cana - it is the best! I did not mention the summer package rates but check it out. Oh,the owners are onsite and as down to earth and nice as anyone could be. Enough!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Just came back from brief escape at Royal Isabela and could not believe the beautiful concept they have created- the villas are beautiful and the view is fantastic - each villa has a private terrace with a pool overlooking the ocean- the golf course is in top condition and the landscape is unbelievable- caddies are very professional and knowledgeable - the staff was super friendly and professional, including concierge, maintenance, waiters and golf. The lunches are super good, in particular the pizzas with the organic produce from the farm- dinner was nice but close to Royal is a great restaurant in Quebradillas, ARECIFE, that is a must during your visit. Our three days were consumed with golf and tennis...must go back to check out the rest of the property.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I spent an amazing four days at this exquite location May 3rd through the 7th. I've had the privilege of staying in 5 star resorts around the world and this property ranks with the best of the best! Cynthia at the consierge desk was excellent in her duties and in assisting us and making recommendations to enhance our visit. It is worthwhile to go golfing-even if you don't golf. The course and panoramic views are spectacular and should not be missed! Lewis arranged our day of golf. Do not miss the jeep tour along the river.We also took part in the tour of the 250 acre organic farm--something near and dear to my heart. I left the property and could only think what an amazing property, what amazing views, what amazing services and what amazing rooms!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 396 Ave Noel Estrada, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isabela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Isabela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Isabela Golf Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Royal Isabela greets guests with much more than suite accommodations. Located just steps from La Casa Restaurant, 20 freestanding Casitas are true "little houses" designed for the ultimate in Puerto Rican resort stays. Each Casita encompasses 1,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and is sited to best catch Royal Isabela’s stunning ocean vistas with minimal impact to the environment. ... more   less 
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