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Royal Palms Condominiums
Fort Worth, Texas
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192 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Small botique condo in great location.”
Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

We rented #7,8 and 9 for a group and had a wonderful stay. The location is one of the best in Playa being right off 5th in the newer North end and just 2 blocks from Mamitas Beach. Very upscale & well maintained condo's complete down to beach towels & coolers! Numbers 7 & 8 have rooftop decks with both 5th ave. & beach views, grills and hot tubs! Havent stayed at an all inclusive since we found this place!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Denver, CO
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we booked an eight-night stay at Royal Palms, a visit that bridged Halloween. The facility is very well managed by Dave, Claudette and Juan. It is very clean and our unit was exactly as advertised. It was a great value.

The only issue we had was that Unit 11's bedrooms are adjacent to 5th Avenue and there is a bar across the street that is incredibly noisy until 2 a.m. in the morning. The noise permeates the bedroom windows and doors of Unit 11 making it virtually impossible to go to sleep until the bar closes.

We ended our stay two days early because of the situation. Management was sympathetic to the situation and even offered to move us to a smaller condo away from the noise, but we had already re-scheduled our flights. They are also working to get the owners to upgrade the glass in bedrooms so it is not so noisy.

If noise is not an issue and you stay up late, I would highly recommend this condominium. Internet access is good, wired or wireless. The condos are located at the north end of 5th Avenue and walking distance to many excellent restaurants. Our favorite restaurant was Como Como – not to be missed, but make sure you get reservations.

Our older sons stayed in Unit 9. It has no noise issues and was a great value – one bedroom with a foldout couch. They arrived just as Hurricane Rina was about to hit Playa, and Dave and Claudette made a special trip to the grocery stores to stock them up on food and drinks before they arrived because the stores were closing for two days. That is what I would call ‘incredible’ service.

If the owners of the penthouse units address the noise problems by improving the glass in the bedrooms, we will return.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Royalpalmscondos, Manager at Royal Palms Condominiums, responded to this review, January 8, 2012
Thank you for your very honest review of the Royal Palms condos. We are really pleased to advise that we have just completed the installation of double paned hurricane glass in the master bedroom. This made an incredible improvement on the noise coming from 5th Ave. What a difference!

We would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to stay with us on your next visit to Playa del Carmen. We are confident that you will sleep soundly during siesta as well as bed time.

Regards,
Claudette Johnston
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denver, co
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

We've stay here on ayearly basis! It is a great location. Condos are large and clean. The staff is very helpful. We don't stay anywhere else when visiting Playa! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Dallas
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

I can't say enough good things about this place, but I will try! As a point of reference I should start by telling you that I have been coming to Playa since 2003 and have stayed at many of the more prominent hotels including the Royal Porto Real, the Royal Hideaway, Mosquito Blue and the Riu Palace and those hotels were all excellent choices. However, several years ago I discovered Royal Palms Condominiums and I have stayed there every visit since --- sometimes even twice in the same year. Let's start with location ---- right on the corner of the 5th Avenida and in the newer, more upscale stretch of the avenue to boot! Wonderful restaurants to choose from and very easy walking distance to the beach [a couple of blocks] and a mega supermarket! The finish out of the condos [I have stayed in at least 4 different ones and have seen 2 others] is top notch and at least as nice [in my opinion nicer] than that of the rooms/suites of any of the top flight hotels I mentioned above. The condos are all well appointed with TVs, internet access and all the cooking utensils/place settings you might want. The maid service they provide is flawless. I have never had a single security issue and have always felt safe as it is a gated access condominium and they always have a very pleasant security attendant on duty in the evening. You also get complementary access to a state of the art gym [beats the heck out of my Gold's Gym in the U.S.!] which is located a mere block from the condo. They can coordinate a car service to pick you up from Cancun airport at a very competitive rate. Last and certainly not least ---- the staff at Royal Palms is top of the line from the time you start booking your stay and throughout. Claudette and Juan in particular have been extremely helpful and will do everything to make your stay an enjoyable one.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

This is an extremely well located small condominimum on the corner of 5th Ave (the main street) and Calle 26. It's at the newer, more up-market end of Playa del Carmen, very close to the Mamitas Beach club, which has far and away the nicest beach.

The condo (number 8) is spacious, well furnished, carefully and creatively decorated, and very comfy. Cable tv in the living room and master bedroom (with flat-screens with HDMI inputs - at least in the bedroom - so you can watch movies from your PC). Great roof terrace with seating and a jacuzzi, second jacuzzi in the master bathroom.

Everything required for a comfortable stay is here - plenty of sheets, towels, beach towels, beach umbrellas, extremely well stocked kitchen. They also provide plenty of soap, bath products, loo roll etc, and a proper water dispenser thingy - you don't need to buy any of that stuff yourself, which is nice.

Staff are great - invisible other than when you need them, when they're super helpful and attentive. 24 hour security - absolutely no issue with bringing guests into the building.

One small downside - there are several quite noisy bars nearby, which tend to be busy on different nights. My bedroom happens to face one of them, which makes for a noisy night on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A glass of wine and some earplugs and the problem evaporates, however!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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BC, Canada
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Reviewed April 14, 2011

After years of staying in hotels we finally decided to try a condo vacation. We were fortunate to spend a week at the Royal Palms Condos in suite 3, February 20 - 27, 2011. Upon arrival we were very pleased to see that the condo - building, pool area, and suite - were exactly as shown in photos on their website and Tripadvisor.

We booked directly through the Royal Palms website. Our thanks to Juan who responded to our emails and was very helpful answering our questions, taking care of our needs during our stay, and arranging our transportation to the airport. We appreciated meeting Dave and Claudette, who checked us into our suite and made sure we were comfortable. Great people, great staff!

Suite 3 was fully equipped with everything we required; a/c; safe; washer and dryer; full size fridge and stove; plenty of hot water; full bathroom upstairs off the large loft bedroom, and a bathroom on the main floor. The kitchen in this unit is small, which was fine for us as we only used it for breakfast or light cooking. Everything was in good working order and the housekeeping staff (very nice ladies) came through the unit twice during our stay.

The condo location is ideal - 5 minutes to the beach and only steps away from the always entertaining 5th Ave. It’s less than a kilometer to the Mega store for all your grocery and bakery needs - for us it was a novelty to grocery shop while on vacation. My husband fell in love with Mega’s bakery department and had to make frequent trips there.

This was a scuba diving vacation and this condo is only a four minute walk to Mexico Blue Dream’s dive shop located on Calle 28 on the way to the beach. We snorkeled with them last year and returned as divers this year. Excellent service!

This was our fourth trip to Playa del Carmen, we always fly in and out of terminal 2 at the Cancun airport, and for the first time we discovered there is a very nice park area just across the street from the main doors into the terminal. It was a very restful place to relax while waiting until we were ready to go through the security screening.

Everyone we met at the Royal Palms added to the enjoyment of our vacation; the staff, and the guests - many of whom we met were repeat customers to this condo and we can understand why they keep coming back. This is truly a beautiful building, very well maintained, and cared for.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Memphis, Tennesse
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Reviewed March 11, 2011

If you are ready to make the jump from all-inclusives to condo living, this is the condo for you. It has the comfort and security of being at home and is a block from the best beach and beach clubs in all of Playa. The Royal Palms is professionaly managed by a Canadian couple(Dave and Claudette) with an excellent native staff who are among the friendliest people you will ever meet. The facility is kept in like new condition by the maintainence crew that responded immediately to any needs that we had. The Royal Palms is located on the north end of Playa del Carmen thirty feet away from 5th Avenue and a block or so from the ocean. The north end has the better beaches and is far enough away from the nightclubs, that go until 3 or 4 in the morning, to be able to get a good nights sleep. It also has the better restaurants and upscale shops but is a nice stroll to the older section of 5th Ave. The management gave quick response by phone or e-mail and answered all our questions as well as arranged for our transportation needs. Taxis are readily available and cheap. Plenty of supermarkets to stock your kitchen and bar from.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Royal Palms Condominiums
Address: 26th Street And 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 201 Specialty Lodging in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Palms Condominiums 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Palms features our high-end, luxury collection of private homes for rent.The Royal Palms is a boutique collection of 10 private condo homes, each offering a vast and unique array of amenities and serviced by Playa del Carmen's leading vacation condo rental company, BRIC Vacation Rentals. The Royal Palms offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes, available for weekly and daily rentals with the benefits of hotel like service. ... more   less 
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