Just came back from another great stay at OGC in the Royal Club section. We were there during the first week of April. Over the years, we've been to Cozumel 8 times and stayed in town, renting villas and also choosing different hotels on the North side and South side of San Miguel. We have to say that this hotel is perfectly located it benefits one of the nicest beaches on the island and for scuba lovers it's right next to the breath taking Palancar reef.
We're from Montreal and we enjoy the fact that we have direct flights to Cozumel. Once you land you are about a 20 minutes ride from the resort.
OGC is almost a boutique resort with only 250 rooms, the Royal Club has around 24 rooms. The great thing about Royal Club is the personal service, the private a la carte restaurant (La Caterra), the heated Jacuzzi and above all the friendly and helpful staff (ou special thanks goes out to Nelly and her team; Laura, Thomas, Mayorico and Aristeo).
When you walk around the resort you have a feeling of peacefullness, it's small, cozy, there is lots of mature trees, the vegetation and grounds are well maintained. The rooms have a well stocked fridge refilled every day with bottled water, pops and Corona beer. The bed mattress is firm. The shower has strong water pressure with plenty hot water. Amongst the few things that could be improve (not that we watch a lot of it) but when you do, it would be nice if all rooms have flat screen TV. The Royal Club bar has top shelf liquors (Grand Marnier, Chivas, great selection of gold Tequilas and dark Rum to name a few), it's located in the a la carte restaurant which doesn't provide easy access, also the restaurant staff are busy with serving food so they don't have much time to look after bar order. That being said, you can always go to the main bar which is a short walk away but they don't have the same level of liquor choice.
Cozumel is one of the top location in the Caribean for diving. They have at the hotel a dive operator (Dive Palancar) which is extremely professional. Great boats, excellent dive masters, good equipment, lockers if you have your own gears and want to leave it at the dive shop. The dive sites are from 5 to 30 minutes from the dock. They have 4 dives scheduled every day, this gives you lots of flexibility. You come back to the dock after each tank and therefore it gives you all the time you want to enjoy the beach and hotel amenities. The rates are very reasonable, one tank is 34$ and if you take more than 10 tanks the price drops down to 30$/tank.
Everyone at this resort, takes pride in what they do and that's what makes this hotel a great place to stay. We fell in love with the hotel and there is no doubt that we will be returning customers for years to come.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Club At Occidental Grand Cozumel Hotel Cozumel
- Royal Hotel