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“Funny place in a funny city”
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Grand Royal Lagoon
Ranked #121 of 175 Hotels in Cancun
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Funny place in a funny city”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

My friend and I stayed in Cancun for 24 hours on the recommendation of a friend that we not miss it while in Yucatan. It was close to the ocean, within walking distance of an area apparently known as Party Central, and was clean and modern enough. My favorite random thing was that our keycard (in Nov. 2012) said "Spring Break 2009." The continental breakfast available for $5 through Expedia included juice, terrible coffee, a little fruit, and white toast. I'd stay again for $50, but wouldn't be excited to be there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

This local hotel has a great location if you are looking for enjoying the cancun nightlife. it at walking distance from the party zone. about 10 min. it is perfect for on budget travelers. there are several stores close by where you can get food and bus stop is practically infront. room and pool were very clean and the staff does not bother you at all. my only problem was the water pf the shower. i think they use the water from the lagoon. at time it smells. i developed a rash that desapeared in two days once i got to the states.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We only stayed here 2 nights while we were doing things that took a majority of the day such as Chichen Itza because we didn't want to pay much for only sleeping there. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice things were. Check in went well and the rooms were good size for only having a tv, bed and bathroom. We were on the first floor and were able to park right in front of our room. The guy that checked us in also showed us to the room and gave us 2 room keys. One of the keys was used in a switch to keep the power on (lights and air conditioner). The room was clean and the hot water took awhile to get warm, but was nice too. Pool was clean and nice lagoon in back. Located by KM 8 and very close to the main portion of the Hotel Zone around KM 10. They also had great wifi connection which was hard to find on our trip. It's interesting that our cheapest hotel had the best internet connection. This place was a great value and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We spent 590 each night to stay here. Cancun was the last stop on our 6 week budget backpacking trip, and this hotel was luxury in comparison to other places we stayed. The water was hot, the pool was clean and refreshing,the tv had many channels, the air conditioning worked and we had a fridge. It was close to a bus station and about 3 stops to coco bongo and other mega clubs, and easy to access downtown in the other direction. If you are for luxury this isn't it, but if your a young budget backpacker like us I guarantee you cant find a better deal in zona hoteleria.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuopio, Finland
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34 reviews
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

This was the first stop in our 4month trip. We had made the reservation a few months in advance and had to wait almost and hour in the reception because they couldn't find the reservation. The owner wanted us to pay the room again and after a 30 flight and bus ride I was really close to actually paying it. The room itself was clean, but there was no hot water. The breakfast was OK, and the kitchen staff was great. There are several better value and quality places in Cancun!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Now that I have stayed in two different budget places in Cancun, I can heatily recommend staying in town at one of the local business hotels over this place.

The positives: the staff were friendly, free wifi (if you were outside, as the signal was not strong enough to reach the rooms), about a 1-km walk to the beach.

The negatives: old, not very comfortable rooms, an ancient fridge that was so loud it woke me up at night, a tiny pool, and the nearby beaches weren't that impressive. I'm glad we were only there for two nights-- if we had stayed our whole time in Mexico at this hotel I would have been very disappointed.

If you can't afford to stay at a beachside resort in Cancun, you might as well stay at a cheaper, more confortable hotel downtown, get a decent night sleep, and take a car or bus to the beach. Staying in a pokey place like this that's not near a nice public beach doesn't make much sense.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Merced, California
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50 reviews
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

This is probably the cheapest option if you want to stay close to the beautiful Cancun beaches. It is also attracting a different clientelle - mostly Spanish-speaking youth and families, backpackers, and occasional international guests. I really like this place as it gives you a feel of a Mexican hotel and not an international giant.

The hotel is located at a lagoon, a few minutes walking from the beach (accessible only through any of the large beach hotels - this is an unfriendly way of keeping non-tourists out of the beaches, but if you look as a tourist, access is very simple via any hotel).

We stayed there a few times, both times, it was quite loud at times at night, as many young groups of Spanish-speaking adolescents are staying there. But we were not bothered by it too much.

Hotel rooms and clean and have AC. Complimentary breakfast served in a shade of trees is really relaxing and private. Stay there if you want to save some green ones. You can still spend time on great beaches and even pools of neighboring expensive hotels, they welcome guests from other hotels and offer you their services. Why pay three times as much for the same beach/pool?

Bus to the airport via Cancun city stops a few meters from the hotel and is the cheapest way to get to the airport, few dollars total compared to sometimes 40$ one-way horrendous taxi fees.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand Royal Lagoon
Address: Calle Quetzal No. 8-A | Boulevard Kukulcán Km 7.5, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #121 of 175 Hotels in Cancun
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Grand Royal Lagoon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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