The Royal Hideaway Resort in Playacar is an adult-only hotel that has been a popular spot among many of our readers. People like to go back to the resort because it’s a little different from the other hotels and resorts on the Riviera Maya. Even after new owners, this hotel retains its charm and hospitality so that visitors have a great experience year after year. We recently went to the Royal Hideaway Resort to stay, so we can tell you in a review. Here’s more information on what to expect from a stay here.
Our video review of the Royal Hideaway Resort
In order to better answer the questions and find out what a hotel experience is like, we stayed there. Here is our video of this property.
How are the rooms in the Royal Hideaway
The Royal Hideaway Resort is smaller than many other resorts, giving it a calmer feel. With just over 200 rooms, there is plenty of space on this property. The rooms are divided into chalets that dot the property. The villas are of a charming Caribbean yellow with white lattice. At the entrance of the villas there is a concierge ready to help you with everything you need during your stay.
The rooms follow the theme with colonial-inspired décor. The rooms are comfortable, with very good beds, pillows and sheets. In the rooms you will find a large flat-screen TV, mini fridge, work desk and a tropical design fan to prepare the stage for your tropical getaway. The bathrooms are large and offer things not found in other resorts. Each room has a bathtub (whirlpool tub) and shower, a separate toilet closet and a wardrobe. The entire bathroom area is enclosed by shutter doors that give you a nice space to enjoy the bathroom.
The rooms are a decent size and very comfortable. Each room has a terrace or balcony to spend a quiet time and enjoy the ocean breeze. There are some rooms with sea views, but most have garden views. Because the gardens are so beautiful here, you can enjoy this outdoor space.
The location and grounds of the complex
The Royal Hideaway Resort is in the Playacar section of Playa Del Carmen. Playacar is a private neighborhood in Playa del Carmen surrounded by a golf course. Many people like this area because it is close enough to the city to walk or take a taxi, but it is still far from the bustling center of Playa del Carmen. The location offers you the best of both worlds, a paradisiacal hotel environment, with access to the 5th avenue of Playa del Carmen.
The beach and the pools
The beach at the front of the resort is wide and offers plenty of space to relax. There are palm trees that also offer shade that make it nice. The beaches in this area of Playacar are known to be some of the best beaches in the area, so you can really enjoy swimming, relaxing and the views.
There are 6 swimming pools in the complex. Two large pools overlooking the ocean and other smaller pools that are quieter and you can often have them for yourself. Most people gravitate towards the large pools because there are sun loungers and sun loungers to sit on and enjoy the day. It is also close to the Deck restaurant and bar, making it easy to order drinks or a snack.
In general, we give maximum ratings to the beach and the pools of this complex.
Activities and services in the complex
Your perfect vacation may be just relaxing by the pool or on the beach, but you can do so even more on the Royal Hideaway. While this resort is a little quieter and smaller than some others, there are still things you can do here.
For active guests, there are two tennis courts and a gym on the property. If you want to practice some water sports, there are additional services that will allow you to experience some of the exciting things you can do in the ocean or under the ocean, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing or kayaking. Also in the large pool you can find activities to join in or enjoy the view.
For guests who like a little pampering, here is a spa that offers a wide range of beauty messages and treatments.
Next to the lobby you will find information on excursions, rentals and some small shops. In addition, right next to the street, there is a small shopping square where you can buy a souvenir shop if you do not want to enter the center of Playa del Carmen.
Restaurants and restaurants at The Royal Hideaway Resort
There are six restaurants in the resort and three bars. Each of the six restaurants offers a different type of cuisine. We like the fact that the restaurants are smaller here and you feel like you’re in a restaurant and not a big buffet complex. In general, the quality of the food is better than similarly priced resorts.
You can enjoy live music in two of the bars. This can be a great way to end the day and really enjoy the elegance of this property.
For whom we recommend this complex
This is an exclusive adult resort, so let’s start here. Because this resort is quieter, meaning it is smaller and has no nightclub or anything for that, it is more enjoyable for couples who want a quieter holiday. This resort is more elegant and stylish, so older couples may like it more. That said, we noticed a lot of younger couples here when we stayed.
The location is ideal for those who want to enter Platja del Carme, perhaps to go shopping or just walk down 5th Avenue. This hotel is also a good base for one or two trips to the Riviera Maya, as it has a central location and this means less time to travel to the tourist destination.
For people who like better food quality, this resort also has better prices than many comparable resorts in the same price category.
If you are interested in learning more about this resort or booking a stay, here is the official Royal Hideaways Playacar website.
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Have you been to Royal Hideaway Resort? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.
You may also want to see our article on the adults-only hotel owned by the Barcelo Group called Barcelo Maya Riviera. Located further south on the Riviera Maya, this hotel offers a larger adult resort with a more modern feel.