We spent 10 days at this fabulous resort, in a first-floor Casitas suite with ocean view. This really is luxury accommodation - a generous suite with HUGE bed, corner jacuzzi, good sized bathroom and wonderful, open-air wet room. It was great to shower out in the fresh air under clear blue skies then relaz on the day-bed on our balcony before heading off to breakfast.
Food throughout the resort is of a very high standard, with a good selection of restaurants open throughout the day. We preferred buffet-style breakfast (lots of choices available) but a la carte is available too. Beach-side Jo Jo's is very popular for lunch and early supper, with a more relaxed dress code than some of the other eating places. The Casitas Italian restaurant is definitely one to try, but be warned, the air conditioning is fierce and so warm clothing is a must!! Interestingly, on both of our visits, our wine selection was 'unavailable, but if you can wait for 20 minutes I can get the wine from a different restaurant.' Funnily enough, our second choice wasn't available either, but instead we were offerred a more expensive alternative, but with ' a $10 dollar discount as we couldn't give you what you ordered.' We felt it was a bit pointless to have what seemed like an extensive wine list, if the reality was that a number of these wines weren't actually available. We actually found the house wines perfectly acceptable, and these were of course part of the all-inclusive package.
The resort has a great selection of pools and pool bars, lots of loungers, hammocks and canopied beds and a super beach with a good drinks service. We just couldn't fault the place.
This is of course a spa resort and the spa facilities are excellent. Enjoy a massage on one of the beach-side sky tables, or choose the indoor option for your pampering session.
This was our second visit, our first to a Casitas suite, and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The staff are friendly and attentive, the personal concierge service is second-to-none and we had the additional bonus of perfect weather for the whole of our stay. We are sure to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El dorado casitas royale, one of conde nast traveler readers’ top 100 hotels in the world and a AAA four diamond resort, is the pinnacle of romantic seaside luxury.Nestled along the beach in a separate, secluded area within El Dorado Royale on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma is an adults only resort designed for romance. A superb array of amenities and services makes this an unrivaled destination for romantic getaways, weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Dorado Casitas Royale, By Karisma Hotel Riviera Maya