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“Royal Villas Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal Villas Resort
Ranked #21 of 80 Hotels in Mazatlan
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Royal Villas Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I have stayed at Royal Villas for 12 years now and wouldnt go any where else. The convenience of the pool and ocean is great. . Service by the pool is good. Depending on the tips given to the waiters. Alberto was and is the best waiter in all of Mazatlan. It would be a shame if they let him go. So many of the old waiters are gone. If you are looking for an alcohol drink then this is probaly not the place to go. Very weak drinks by the pool. The food is good during the day, but the restaurant is not exactly a 4 star. I suggest you venture out for dinner. The rooms are clean but dont be put off by the refrigeraters. They tend to be a bit old and are being replaced. All in all this is a very good place to stay. During the busy season if you want a good beach chair be prepared to get up very early and put your towels on them or you will have to sit aways away.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
Ashcroft, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Had an incredibly wonderful two weeks of great service and good food. The beach and the pool was great. Will definitely return next year.
We have been to Mazatlan over a dozen times in the past and stayed at some pretty high priced hotels and some econo minded places as well. None compared to the Royal Villa on any level whatsoever.

The food was fresh and the presentation most impressive, whether from the poolside snack bar or the dining room. Only complaint would be too much but the healthy aspect meant my jeans fit just fine after the two weeks of enjoying so many unique dishes. Their fish dishes were most delicious.
The service providers were all most courteous and attentive, even when they were running full out because of the number of patrons. Artero was sweet and willing to help us understand so much about the culture, while Raphael was always available. The upper management were on top of their job in accommodating personal requests and any concerns.
This was Mexico....the warmth of the people far exceeds the warmth of the sun.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

This is a fine hotel at a fine price with a nice beach and good location,

But if it's an all inclusive your looking for then move along.

It truly felt like ordering a drink was an inconvience to them and if you would like lunch then you had better speak fluent Spanish and ask the cook directly cause the waiter would take forever and then usually give your food to the wrong person.

It would be impossible to get drunk at this hotel because the service is so few and far between and if you tried ordering faster they just cut back on the booze per drink it would seem.

A honest assessment of ordering food would be to order... Walk to the convince store grab a bag of chips to hold you over then come back to wait for your meal.

Worst part by far tho was that every drink even a water, or buffet breakfast you had to give them your room number and sign for it. Every drink every meal every time. Don't even know the point of wearing the bracelet all week.

But on a plus great beds and a nice beach. Just don't bother forking up the extra for all inclusive in this dead city called mazatlan.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Lakebay, Washington
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A lot going on at this hotel especially on the beach for activities. If you are looking to go parasailing, scuba diving, visit deer Island this is the place for you! If you are looking for relaxation and quiet this may not be the place for you!
Nice pool and location. Drinks are expensive at the pool and service is fair. I had to go to the bar to order a drink.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Tracy, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Outstanding resort hotel in the Gold Zone of Mazatlan, close to restaurants, activities and the ocean views are spectacular! The staff is very friendly, and the owners have paid attention to every detail. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The location of the hotel is perfect; situated on the water with a stretch of beach on either side for walking the coast. The suite I stayed in was large with a kitchen and two bed and the view was incredible. But the hotel needs somewhat of a facelift. It is stuck in the early 90's with its theme and musty smell. If you want a nice location and an old look, stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank ladybug363
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Santee, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We booked through RCI to stay a week. When we arrived we were informed that we would need to pay extra because R.V. was all inclusive. Nowhere in advertisement or thru RCI did all inclusive come up. Fortunaetly we have a time share at the Inn at Mazatlan so we carried bag and baggage to the Inn and stayed there.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Royal Villas Resort
Address: Av. Camaron Sabalo No. 500, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Mazatlan
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Villas Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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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Royal Hotel Mazatlan
Royal Resort Mazatlan

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