Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Royal Decameron Complex


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The Royal Decameron Complex is composed of three hotel units: Flamingos, Tropical and Royal, and is located 20 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport on an extensive stretch of beach overlooking the beautiful Bay of Banderas in the town of Bucerias in Riviera Nayarit.

The all-inclusive package includes all meals and snacks, unlimited domestic alcoholic beverages, a daily activities program, non-motorized watersports, and more. The colorful architecture of the Royal Decameron Complex offers five swimming pools, four of which are suitable for children, and a long stretch of beach where you can enjoy different activities, non-motorized watersports, and bar services. The Royal Decameron Complex also offers the Vallarta disco, three tennis courts, one soccer pitch, and fun activities for kids.

You can also enjoy a large number of buffet and a la carte options with specialized restaurants including: JAP JAP, Wok, Mexicano Fusión, Piccolo, and Steak House. Enjoy tropical libations at the six bars along the beach and beside the swimming pools.
HOTEL LOCATION
14 miles (20 minute drive) from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, this property is on Flamingos Beach on Banderas Bay in Nuevo Vallarta. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is 30 minutes away.
Address: LAZARO CARDENAS NO 150
BUCERIAS
NAY

MX
Local Phone: 011-52-322-298-0
Fax: 011-52-329-298-0322
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Shopping Mall Nearby (10 minutes.)
Pools
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4     
There is one activities pool, one quiet adults only pool, two regular pools and children's pools.
Golf: NEARBY
Los Flamingos Golf Course - 2 miles away
Los Flamingos is a par 72, 18-hole course designed by Percy Clifford. This beautiful golf course is just 2 miles away from the hotel.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Tennis
Number of Courts: 3
Outdoor Courts: 3
Raquet Rental Fees: $
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Basketball
Health Club / Spa
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The Royal Decameron is a rustic and secluded Mexican-style complex with 620 air-conditioned rooms, each with a balcony or terrace. The buildings are decorated in bright, vibrant colors, creating an active, friendly Mexican atmosphere. This is a complete All-Inclusive resort where guests have access to a wide range of facilities and services. Drinks inside and admission to the disco are included, and the property offers six restaurants, six bars, and three tennis courts. Beach: The property is situated on 275 yards of pristine beach on Banderas Bay. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 620
Year Opened: 1995 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No handicap access. No Spring Breakers.
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD ROOM
All rooms have a balcony or patio with a view of a garden, pool or the ocean, Two double beds or one king size, Bathroom with shower, Air-conditioning, Satellite television, Telephone, In room safe (extra charge).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
There is a charge for Room Safes
DINING
Royal Decameron Complex features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 8 Restaurants at Royal Decameron Complex:
Buffet Tropical - Buffet breakfast and lunch.
Piccolo - Mediterranean specialty restaurant
Buffet Flamingos - Buffet breakfast and lunch restaurant.
Jap Jap - Japanese specialty restaurant
Wok - Thai specialty restaurant
Rodizio - Brazilian specialty restaurant
Buffet Royal - Buffet breakfast and lunch.
Mexicano - Mexican Fusion Caribbean specialty restaurant
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily Activities Program.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live Entertainment, Disco.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The hotel offers supervised activities for kids (there must be a minimum of 10 children).
Applicable Ages: 3 to 12 years old

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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692 Recommend
692 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Complex to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Royal Decameron 2018
DAVID H.
Feb 24 2018
This was our third stay at the Royal Decameron. Although we did not get the building we requested our stay was very good. We live the location on the beach and within easy walking distance to Bucerius. We would recommend this hotel and would definitely go back.
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Nice time, good value
CAROL K.
Feb 07 2018
Not fancy, but is sprawling and never feels crowded. Always had hot water for a shower, which has not been the case at some of the more upscale resorts we have stayed at. Shows are the same as last year. If you want to go to sleep early, it's not possible in some blocks due to the music at the theater being so loud. Need some activities available after 6 p.m., such as billiards, ping pong, darts or board games. The disco bar, the only place that has a pool table, and football does not open until 9 p.m. Food and drinks are plentiful and good. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. We had a very nice time and the price was right too.
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GARY L.
Dec 13 2017
Hotel needs updating, not a 4 apple resort, on it's best day it's a 3 apple.
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Incredible Experience
CHRISTOPHER A.
Nov 27 2017
My sister and I went for a few days before Thanksgiving; we were amazed by the facility. Not only are the staff incredibly friendly, but the breadth of all-inclusivity is really something to tell everyone about. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
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The Royal DeCameron PV is an older unit that is well kept and the staff is friendly.
JAMIE M.
Jun 23 2017
This was my 2nd stay here and I enjoyed them both. A lot of value for the money. They have a lot of activities throughout the day to keep you busy. Definitely recommend this resort for the value.
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Very Relaxing Vacation
MICHAEL V.
Jun 23 2017
Four of us stayed at the Royal DeCameron for a week in two rooms. I had called the hotel a couple of days before arrival and asked for rooms in block 4. When we arrived at check-in we were given rooms right next to each other in block 4. The rooms had a nice view of one of the pools and the bay. Their was always food choices to suit everyone's taste. Never went away hungry. The cocktails were always good. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. We did run into a language barrier a few times but it was not a big deal. The grounds of the complex were impeccable, the beach was fantastic. The entertainment was really enjoyable. We would definitely go back. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
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Excellent Value
PAUL M.
May 31 2017
The room was nothing special, but was clean and maintained well. We did have a problem with noise one night (dogs outside the complex) but certainly was not the fault of the resort. We were just located close to a residential area just outside the grounds. The trek up to the third floor where our room was located was a bit of a strain for 2 seniors, but by the end of the week we were feeling better for it. The staff at this resort were extremely friendly, respectful and accommodating (and some of the most hard-working people I've seen). The grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained around the clock. My only complaint is that the lounge chairs were extremelly uncomfortable. Many of the vacationers had bought blow-up beach mattresses to "soften the blow". We did not, but wish we had. Our Apple Vacations rep, Cesar, was wonderful but we only saw him once after we arrived, I think because the Royal DeCameron was more the "budget" resort and his time was required elsewhere. On the whole, an excellent value and a fun time.
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Great beach, pools, food and drinks.
STEVEN B.
May 03 2017
We've stayed at Royal Decameron 8 times now and have always had a great time. The people are fantastic! Always a wide variety of food choices in the buffet restaurants. I'd suggest two improvement opportunities; One, new mattresses and pillows. The mattresses are rock hard, the pillows lumpy, hard and kinda smell like the foam inside them. Two, enforce the "towels don't reserve a beach chair all day" rule. It's posted plainly at the beach, but still when you get there at 9:00AM there are towels draped across all the prime, front row chairs. And most of those people don't show up until noon or after. It would be as simple as having two employees cruising the beach and saying, "please don't leave your towel on the chair".
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Gorgeous resort with great staff!
ALYSIA S.
Apr 20 2017
Our biggest complaint was not being able to peacefully enjoy our time on the beautiful beach. The vendors are non stop bothersome, they even sit on your lounge chair sometimes despite you telling them no thank you! Literally couldn't go 5 fill minutes without being approached to buy stuff, super annoying, so we ended up spending most of our time at the pool. Otherwise, it was amazing and we'll definitely return!! Delicious food at the buffets (not a fan of the other restaurants that require reservations) and the bar service was awesome!
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PATRICIA B.
Apr 15 2017
Needs mini fridge no tissues no mint for mojitos
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HEATHER B.
Mar 10 2017
More than I hoped for at the price. Bars are available with good alcohol and restaurants with great food anytime I wanted them. Rooms were slightly dated but clean. Staff was so nice. Beach is rocky but the pools were wonderful with plenty of seating.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
2nd visit
ManchesterTomtom, manchester
Wed Dec 12 10:48:11 EST 2018
This was our second visit in 4 years, we had another great stay. Room in block 4 second floor close to the beach bar, great views of the ocean, also could hear the crashing waves at night. Room basic, very clean, lots of towels and plenty of hot water. Restaurants as already described, loved the buffet for breakfast and lunch although my husband enjoyed the snack bar by block 6, very busy and managed singlehanded by a very happy waiter. Ate at all the speciality restaurants and enjoyed them all although the Italian and Thai were our favourite. The whole hotel is spotlessly clean, all staff were helpful and friendly. We met some very nice people and spent almost every evening chatting to other guests. Lots of entertainment, there were 3 weddings during our stay, great firework displays. Overall we enjoyed our holiday, great value for money and will definitely return.

Very nice resort with a sting in the tail!
beachman_12, Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
Wed Dec 12 01:57:09 EST 2018
We went to the hotel as two couples end of November to 7th december 2018,There are 6 seperate areas all built up to 3 storeys.There was only one lift so if you have mobility problems ensure you ask for a ground floor room.We were in block 4 on the second floor with a balcony and a distant view of the ocean.The room is a good size although the shower room/toilet was a little cramped.The room was cleaned to a good standard although the maid had a habit of not leaving hand towels despite leaving a daily tip.The water was hot and you need to take your own shower gell etc as the hotel supply is inadequate.There are restaurants located throughout the complex and our favourite for breakfast/lunch was the International where service was excellent.As regards dinner you can book daily for the different restaurants at 08..00 hours.Our favourites were the Italian and the Thai and there are also Japanese.Mexican and Brazilian.The food on the whole was good , but there were a couple of nights when it was difficult to find a decent meal.There was a large contingent of Mexican people so if you like mexican food....no problem.There were also a large number of guests from Canada whom we met and had drinks with...thankyou for your entertaining tales! There are loads of pools all of the same depth 1.4 meters with some smaller depth pools for chidren.It was nice to have lifeguards on duty.If looking for a quiet pool go to block five where there is an adults only pool...very nice.A bonus for us Brits plenty of sunbeds available without having to put an early towel out!!The beach was superb,long and sandy with plenty of sunbeds and the sea was warm.Unfortunately when you leave there is an exit tax which we were not aware of when we booked with Tui,This can vary from month to month but ours was £60 per person or $75 US,or you can pay in pesos.This has to be paid in CASH at the airport so ensure you budget for this.If you fancy a walk you can go up the road to Bucerias and on the way you will pass several restaurants where you can get a very nice cheap meal.Also a trip to Puerto Vallarta is worthwhile.

Winter Get Away 2018
BudLiteDave, Kamloops
Tue Dec 11 15:54:29 EST 2018
The Royal Decameron Resort is an excellent Complex. With five restaurants there is lot of variety and great food from Mexico, Latin America, Japan, China and Brazil. You can relax in a fabulous spa for an excellent massage or laze around anyone of the five pools. It has one of the longest beaches on the Banderas baywith plenty of beach chairs and palapas for shade. You will enjoy suberb entertainment every night and during the day, free boogie boards, kayaks and a sailing catamaran. This is one of the best All-Inclusive resorts in Mexico and easy to get to. Only 20 minutes away from the Porto Vallarta airport. The staff will wait on you hand and foot. I had no compaints.

Wonderful Time
asbiermann,
Tue Dec 11 12:22:39 EST 2018
We had an enjoyable time staying at Royal Decameron. The staff was very friendly, activities staff was fun. We loved walking to the local shops from this resort and walking into Bucerious to enjoy the shopping, food and people. Our room was clean and well attended to each day. We will defiantly return!

A 5 star experience in a 3 star hotel.
Superguest, Halifax
Mon Dec 10 11:51:12 EST 2018
It's been many years since I stayed in a 3 star hotel so I was a little hesitant when booking, but this hotel looked to fit the bill & budget. I read oodles of reviews, so I pretty much knew,what to expect once there. Much has already been said about the hotel, but this is my opinion. The rooms are basic, a little dated, but clean & comfortable with great air con & good maid service. We were in block 4 overlooking the pool & with a lovely view of the sea & amazing sunsets. It was well located for access to most areas of the hotel. No issues with lack of hot water. Food in the buffet restaurants was of a good standard. Some could have been served hotter, but always something tasty. I got addicted to the delicious salsa & guacamole. My partner loved the omelettes for breakfast. Fruit & salad bars were great. It might be worth checking out both buffet restaurants as some offerings are different e.g. the Tropical offers a smoothie bar at breakfast but the other one didn't. We ate in all the speciality restaurants except the Japanese as it's not our thing. We tended to get up quite early but queuing up to book a restaurant is not on my holiday agenda & we tended to wait until it got quieter then popped along after breakfast to see what was available. This booking process may not be the best, but we didn't have any issues. We dined in these restaurants 6 times during our 14 night stay. Our favourite ones were the Brazilian & Italian & we went to those 2 twice. The Chimichurri sauce was delish! The food in the other restaurants were just ok. Every member of staff in the hotel were friendly, efficient & courteous. We tipped regularly & the staff deserved it. By no means did it affect the service though. All were happy to give everyone excellent service regardless. Bar staff & waiters remembered our regular drinks choices. I'm sure the superb staff are one of the reasons so many people come back regularly to this place. We spent most of our days on the beach. It was nice soft sand & there were plenty of sun loungers. They were a little hard, but I used the cushion from the chair in my room which made it more comfy. 3 beach-side bars made sure we were never thirsty. We had some nice beach walks turning right & heading up to Bucerias & for a longer walk turning left down to Nuevo Vallarta. We saw some amazing nature - a baby turtle just hatched & heading off in to the sea, dolphins, manta rays (that jumped out of the sea higher than the dolphins) & pelicans all right next to the hotel. The waves during our 1st week were grest fun. It was pretty choppy, but much calmer in the 2nd week. Although we didn't use them there were always plenty of free loungers by the pool. We didn't bother with the entertainment, although there was plenty going on day & night. There were plenty of bars in the hotel to go to, some that stopped open til 1 & the disco stayed open til 3, although it's not really a late night party hotel. For us it was missing some live music at one of the bars in the evenings, something we are used to. As Brits we were in the minority, which we loved. I would say it was predominantly Mexican guests closely followed by Canadians & a few Americans. It was nice to be holidaying with local people for a change & the Canadians we met were great fun. We walked in to Bucerias a couple of evenings for drinks & live music at The Drunken Duck & Pizza & beers at YoYo Mo's. A taxi back was only a couple of dollars. One day we took a collectivo to La Cruz for a wander round the marina which was nice then went off to the much-hyped Sayulita. The town itself was ok but the beach was awful! Packed out, black sand, loads of eager touts. We stayed for about 2 minutes! Luckily one of our fellow guests had advised us to take the 10 minute bus ride up to San Pancho. What great advice. It was a beautiful little beach town! Really chilled out & natural. We were even lucky enough to see a big old turtle coming out of the sea for a walk on the beach. We had some lunch at one of the beach restaurants & used their loungers for the rest of the day. We had a lovely time with great cocktails & beers. MUCH nicer than Sayulita. We also got the bus down to Puerto Vallarta one day & spent the day floating around the beachfront, shops & bars & had lunch at Pipis restaurant where we had guacamole freshly prepared at our table & a mariachi band serenading us. Great fun! All in all we loved this hotel for the great staff, good food & drinks, lovely beach, ability to go out of the hotel & wander as well as travel easily to other places without having to be herded around on an excursion. We got a great deal and had brilliant weather. Prior to booking I read enough reviews to know that some people who can't be bothered to do any research & read previous reviews are disappointed in the hotel. You have to remember it's a 3 star not a 5 star and prices reflect that and the hotel has a real Mexican feel unlike some of the 'posher' sterile ones further down the beach. Would we go back? Hell yeah!



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