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.
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.

Local Phone: 011-52-322-298-0
Fax: 011-52-329-298-0322
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Shopping Mall Nearby (10 minutes.)
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4     
There is one activities pool, one quiet adults only pool, two regular pools and children's pools.
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: $
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
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
No handicap access. No Spring Breakers.
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
Room Safe

There is a charge for Room Safes
Royal Decameron Complex features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 8 Restaurants at Royal Decameron Complex:
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
Buffet Tropical - Buffet breakfast and lunch.
Piccolo - Mediterranean specialty restaurant
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily Activities Program.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live Entertainment, Disco.
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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587 Recommend
587 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Complex to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Do not call this place a "resort"
bkp240, Douglas, Wyoming
Wed Nov 30 04:59:22 EST 2016
This "complex" is that. It is very large, very confusing and the service is awful. The property is poorly maintained. The rooms were of the same quality as one of the lower quality, run of the mill, sausage chains in the USA. The beds were uncomfortable. The food was mediocre and there was a very small selection at each of the buffets for all meals. The staff was surly and unhelpful, especially the front desk folks. The only positive I had was that the location was right in Bucerias which made walking around town very easy.

Another Great Visit
Pat B, Vancouver, Canada
Tue Nov 29 19:39:51 EST 2016
This was our 4th visit to the RD. It never disappoints. Here are a few observations and two suggestions. Observations 1) We love the size of the resort. Six low rise blocks of rooms, each with its own bar, and pool. Blocks are only 3-4 stories. So the grounds are expensive, and it had a big open feel to it. 2) The staff are super friendly and accommodating. 3) The resort seems to be a favourite with the residents as well,....which makes it feel much more like really being immersed in Mexico. 4) The beach goes on forever in both directions, and Bucerias is a short walk on either the road or beach. 5) The food was uniformly very good. There should never be a problem in finding enough good things at any meal. 6) Drinks are normally local alcohol, but you can ask for brand names like Shmirnoff, or Bacardi. Again, given that you tend to be drinking for most of the day, you probably don't want killer drinks, most of the time. Our only disappointment this time was the inconsistency of the cleaning staff. Not that the room was never fully cleaned, it was just that some days it wasn't cleaned until late afternoon, and some days you got 3 towels, and othe days only 1 or two. These are certainly only minor issues though. Suggestions 1)The beach lounges get uncomfortable after a while. Just wondering about rentable mattresses, which would also generate income for the resort. 2) Most resorts these days have electronic safes that are free. That would be a nice addition.

Ok hotel, ok food, too crowded
rosgari, Miami, Florida
Tue Nov 29 17:08:50 EST 2016
The hotel is BIG and therefore you have to walk a lot to get anywhere ... beach, restaurants, shop, spa, etc. Dinner reservations are taken at 8 am for the "specialty restaurants" only, so if you don't get up early you have one option for dinner only. Linens are in good condition, rooms very clean. You have to pay extra to get the key to a safe deposit box in the room. Staff is nice and attentive. No hot water in the early evening any day. TV signal is poor. Wifi only available in the lobby! Nail technician Dalia was very professional and pleasant. Quiet area is Block 6 as there are no kids allowed in the pool area.

7 days of sunshine
nouveauconcept, Montreal, Canada
Tue Nov 29 11:57:12 EST 2016
Hotel is a little old but very well kept rooms and grounds. Food is very good at buffets and excellent at a la carte restaurants. Italian and Brazilian not to be missed. Adult pool really nice and quiet.

Don't be fooled. This is no where close to it's 4 star rating
Hippothekid, Bentley
Mon Nov 28 16:27:17 EST 2016
Choose this resort because it's ratings were quite high and the comments were the food was good. Was not impressed with it at all! PROS: We had an ocean view room and the view was beautiful. Fortunately we got a room on the opposite end of the activity pool, 1216, otherwise the noise from the pool would have been very annoying. The beach is beautiful. Nice soft sand and a gentle sloping entry into the ocean. People of all ages and skill levels can enjoy this beach. The staff working at the resort were all very friendly and helpful. Can not complain about the people. CONS: It's a big list. Rooms are tiny, barely enough room to turn around in the bathroom. Rooms haven't been redecorated in decades and it shows. Water pressure in the shower was minimal at best when it didn't shut off completely. There's no hot or cold water just the temperature it came out of the tap. We showered all week with just the hot water tap on and it never got warm. Tried just the cold water tap one day and it was exactly the temperature as the hot. Food at buffet is the same every day for breakfast & lunch. Wait staff is wonderful but it grossed me out when I saw them just shake out the place mats between sittings and call your table clean. Never once did I see a table get cleared off and wiped with a wet cloth or disinfectant. We never left the buffet without feeling sticky all over. Food tongues were just gross to use. We tired all 5 a la cartes and they were ok. Avoid the Brazilian BBQ unless you don't mind them putting the meat on someone else's plate, cutting off how much they wanted and then stabbing the rest of it back onto the skewer to serve to the next table. After seeing that I lost my appetite. Only went to 2 of the nightly shows. They were the same low budget ones you get a most all inclusive's so we didn't waste our evening. There is no wait staff or service on the beach, which is disappointing. Also the pool and lounge chairs are so hard and uncomfortable you need some kind of cushion to be able to sit in them for any length of time. We bought air mattresses the 2nd day otherwise they were unbearable. You have to pay extra for everything, WIFI, the ancient safe in your room (which is key operated so you have to figure out what to do with that key the whole trip too) I would rate this resort 2 stars at best.

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