Back from another wonderful vacation at the El Dorado Royale resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. As a member of the Exotic travel club for the past five years we have now completed our sixth vacation at this beautiful resort. This latest trip was spent in the newly renovated building 7, room 724 (garden view Jr suite. Our stay was from December 15-26, 2013.
The new renovations over the past couple years are wonderful. The room sofa, new furnishings (including wide screen LG TV and furniture) and placement of the Jacuzzi are excellent. The glass partition between the bathroom and main bedroom makes the room appear larger.
Other significant improvements observed since our last trip include:
1) Almost double the number of shaded areas on the beach and by the many pools at the villas and Casitas
2) The new and beautiful Sante Fe Restaurant and Bellini’s Lounge in the Casita area
3) The transformation of the Las Fuentes restaurant into a Cuisine Theatre
4) The addition of two new eating areas in the Sensi Mar portion of the resort
5) New bikes in the sports area
6) Many additional beautiful greenery
7) Repair and beautification of the pier next to Jo Jo’s restaurant by the water
8) Very fast delivery of food orders for room service!
Of course, the food remains truly gourmet as the name GI (gourmet inclusive) applies. The large variety of restaurants offerings provides many choices of cuisine for all. Although the Italian restaurants are two of our favorites, they are all equally excellent (Kampai, Cocotal, Fuentes, Sante Fe, La Isla)! And we can’t forget the Health Bar located at building one which we frequented daily during our wonderful resort walks.
The El Dorado Royale resort is special because of its employees. This is where the resort excels. The employees (restaurant service, member’s desk concierge, individual building concierge, maids, tennis instructor and others) couldn’t do enough to make our visit enjoyable. We give recognition to employees who made that special difference for us:
-Tennis instructor at Monday, Wednesday, Friday clinics (Victor) – EXCELLENT (skilled, friendly and great tennis tips)
-Concierge for Building 7: Angel, Vucko, Daniel-EXCELLENT (always informative, very friendly, helpful and with a smile)
-Members desk concierge: Christian, Mayra-EXCELLENT (enormously helpful with everything, always pleasant)
-Exotic coordinator: Alex-EXCELLENT (coordinated catamaran ride to Maroma and fantastic Maya show and dinner at Sante Fe restaurant for members; very personable!)
-Health bar: Luz-always pleasant server
-Cocotal breakfast server: Alexandro-always friendly to us and helpful
-Room maid for building 7: Matlene-loved the towel art
-All room service food delivery people: friendly, courteous at all times
We look forward to our next vacation at the beautiful El Dorado Royale!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Conde Nast Traveler Readers’Top 100 Hotels in the world and a AAA Four Diamond Resort, El Dorado Royale is an adults-only destination that provides the ultimate in service in the ultimate setting.With more than a mile of sandy beach in Mexico's Riviera Maya, El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort, by Karisma offers an escape which no other destination can match. All the luxuries you can dream of, combined with an emphasis on personal attention to your every whim, make this an ideal location for a getaway. Travelers join us from around the world for romantic outdoor beach weddings or ceremonies in our intimate beachfront chapel, relaxing honeymoons, anniversary celebrations, or just much needed time off. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, BookIt.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, HotelsforEveryone, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your El Dorado Royale, by Karisma reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- El Dorado Royale Hotel Riviera Maya
- El Dorado Royale Mexico
- El Dorado Royale Cancun
- El Dorado Royale Spa Resort
- El Dorado Royale Resort
- Eldorado Royale
- El Dorado Royale, By Karisma Playa Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Mexico