Los Cabos

Royal Decameron Los Cabos

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The Royal Decameron Los Cabos is located in the south of the peninsula of Baja California on the Sea of Cortez just 15 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and 5 minutes from downtown San Jose del Cabo which showcases the best of Mexican tradition, showing peaceful streets covered with trees, galleries, restaurants, and boutiques, with its center located a few blocks from the sea, a beautiful Spanish colonial style city hall, among other features that are immersed in Mexican culture.

Guests will enjoy a dolphinarium just steps from the hotel entrance, which provides endless fun for families. Take part in a variety of sports including beach volleyball, diving lessons, and golf. Kids will have a daily program available to keep them entertained.

With the variety of restaurants, your cravings will never go unsatisfied. Start the day with a breakfast buffet, or Continental breakfast at El Mercado, which turns into a lunch and dinner buffet later in the day. For midday snacks, visit the snack bar, and for dinner, enjoy several options. Check out the dinner buffet, or visit Suki for Asian fusion, or Luna for Mediterranean.
Guests of the Royal Decameron Los Cabos will find themselves just steps from great shopping, and just under two miles from San Jose del Cabo's colonial downtown area.

Disco / Nightclub
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Los Cabos boasts some of the best golfing in Mexico. A number of courses are located within a short drive of the resort.
Holes: 0
Water Sports on Site
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Facials: Additional Charge
The all inclusive 4 star beachfront Royal Decameron Los Cabos is 15 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). The hotel is just steps away from great shopping and only 2 km from San Jose del Cabo colonial downtown area. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 216
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
This category features views of the garden or pool. Please note that coffee for the coffee maker and the in-room safety deposit box require a fee. The hotel does provide complimentary soft drinks and water in the room.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Royal Decameron Los Cabos features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at Royal Decameron Los Cabos:
Luna - This Mediterranean restaurant serves dinner in two separate seatings. Resesrvations are required.
El Mercado - At this buffet restaurant, guests may enjoy breakfast from 7:00AM - 10:30AM, continental breakfast 10:30AM - 11:00AM, lunch 12:30PM - 3:00PM, and dinner 6:00PM - 9:30PM.
Snack Bar - Grab a burger during the day at the Snack Bar, open from 11:00AM - 5:00PM.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
During the day, guests are invited to enjoy the beach, grab a bite at the snack bar or restaurant, or enjoy a cocktail at one of the resort's bars. Also available are introductory scuba lessons in the pool, beach volleyball, and more!
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
When the sun goes down, guests can turn to dancing in the disco or enjoying nightly entertainment.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
56 Recommend
56 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Los Cabos to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Second time around is still a charm.
Tue Oct 17 17:55:16 EDT 2017
BACKGROUND: This was our second time at this resort. Our first time was for two weeks in February 2010 when it was formerly known as Temptation. Royal Decameron has had the property now for a few years and they've done a number of great improvements; such as: to the pool (expanded), events (more), gym and some suite updating; and the biggest change is the entrance way and lobby. Nicely done. LOCATION: Best in San Jose as the resort is its across the street from the LaComer (the Walmart / Costco-esque big box store where you can get anything you need), the Dolphinarium and other eateries & convenience stores. Note the main drag in San Jose is presently under reconstruction so walking on sidewalks or walking to the downtown "Centro" area can be a bit of a pain. AIRPORT: Note to first timers - keep eyes front and keep walking. Avoid the "sharks" shouting at you inside to take taxis, come talk to them. Your tour guides will have Carrier package signs and they'll all be outside waiting for you to put you on the right transport bus to the resort. FOOD: Was surprised that the former Japanese tapenyaki restaurant is no longer here. There are only two options to eat at Royal Decameron now. Luna: the Italian place; open air; beachside. Same menu all week. And the Buffet restaurant. Menu changes nightly (Spanish, Mexican, International, etc). Breakfast has made to order eggs; and bacon was served every two days. Good variety. Good quality. We eat early, so it was always fresh. They don't serve "mixed drinks" in the Buffet; only house wine; beer; or sangria (if you ask..). Lunch Poolside at the Luna restaurant was OK. Nacho cheese queso should not be used as a topping for burgers & hot dogs! No bueno! There is no Room Service menu here. There are no cats roaming the grounds to be able to feed chicken to (the small birds like dropped french fries though). OCEAN: Always black flagged in Los Cabos. Don't even think about stepping in from the beach; you'll get tossed like a rag doll. Beaches here have steep angles and deceiving breakers/severe undertow. Take a taxi or the "collectivo" bus to a public beach in a more sheltered cove area if you have to swim in the ocean. MINI-BAR: Daily refills of up to 2 x 500ml water ; 2 x 500ml sodas (Pepsi and 7Up); 2 x 335ml cans of Corona Light. Or fill out the "First Night Experience" form and ask for something else. I asked for 6 x water instead of beers/sodas and got those. HOUSKEEPING: No towel animals are made here. Fanciest thing in our room was a bit of a bowtie made out of a pillow case on our duvet. Came daily. Missed twice because we were in the room for afternoon siesta. No call backs later on to see if we needed any service. No nightly turndown service. PROS: Small resort; although getting people to play in pool events is a challenge. Close to everything you'd want in San Jose. Good people; good atmosphere; clean grounds. All new A/C in the rooms; quiet; efficient. CONS: Pay extra $ for wi-fi? Really... its 2017. Pay extra $ for room safes? Really... its 2017. No room service menu. Rooms on the east side of the resort back on to "The Hyatt Ziva" and its power/hvac plant and loading dock and its "Wedding" area... so you will hear trucks idling; back up alarms; and DJs for any special events. Very limited selection of "top shelf" liquors or beers. Beds are Mexico-firm (but they do have soft duvets and oversized pillows). Smoking is supposed to be in designated areas only.... but one is right in front of the lobby entrance door (really? why bother)... the other is at the bottom of steps you have to go down to get to the pools. Smokers just grab ashtrays and use them at the pool anyhow. STAY AGAIN? Yeah... probably... as long as the price and flight times were right.

Great place
maximo1248, north bend oregon
Tue Oct 17 08:28:56 EDT 2017
First off I would like to thank the crews of the resort for their hard work, from the reception that greeted us with a smile to the manager Filberto that listened to recommendations. I thank the chef and cooks that build the buffet from the ingredients available. I suggest to those who write a bad reviews to understand you didn't pay enough to get lobsters and prime rib daily, when you go to breakfast buffet there is everything from fresh fruit to pastries, eggs, smoked salmon, cereals etcétéra. So for lunch and dinner. I am a chef and I own an Italian restaurant, so I know how hard they work to please you. The food is delicious and the drinks are in the good category. The shows nightly were very entertaining. The rooms are very clean and the resort is kept tidy. Activities with Angelina and Paulina were fun. I was at room 155 and I had a problem with the shower, I called and they fix the problem. So I suggest before you write a bad review, think about all those hard working people in the resort. Luna restaurant needs a solution for the reservations, in a vacation no many guests like to get up early for making a reservation, I suggest maybe when registering to give a coupon to a guest for one dinner at la Luna. Sincerely. Maximo

Highly Recommended
Claire S, Fort Langley, Canada
Sun Oct 15 15:05:38 EDT 2017
This was our first visit to this resort and Los Cabos. From start to finish everything was excellent! We were so well taken care of by our tour reps Eduardo and Big C from being picked up at the airport, to going home a week later. They often used to drop by and find us at the resort to check on us. The resort itself was clean and very well run. Food was excellent, we really liked the fact that some of the dishes were authentic Mexican food. We had a relaxing, fun-filled week and are already talking about booking again next year.

Bad Food
Mike D,
Sat Oct 14 17:53:17 EDT 2017
Room was ok, cleanliness was average both bed and bathroom. Service staff was great, can't complain. Overall the resort was on the small end and you could do a lot better. The food definitely made the stay not worth while. It was one buffet and one other restaurant. The restaurant had to be reserved and it was decent but one decent meal is not acceptable for an all inclusive resort. The buffet was not good, small with limited options and the options were not good at all. Definitely regret staying here and I would recommend looking at another resort.

You can do better, but the staff makes it worth it....
Dan R, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Tue Oct 10 05:59:58 EDT 2017
Oh, Royal Decameron, where do I begin? I want to leave a detailed review, so that you can decide if this resort is good for you. If I had to do it all over again, I would not have stayed here for the time that I was in San Jose Del Cabo, yet the experience was not all that bad so I want to be fair. Check-In: Very nice experience; the staff was very friendly and welcoming. We were greeted with drinks and smiles. Room: We booked through a third-party, which is always a tough call with resorts. In this case, we got the “expedia room” which was al the very end of the hotel. The room was small, but clean. The fridge was already stocked with water, soda and beer. The A/C unit in the room was broken, and made a loud banging noise all night long. Our first night’s sleep was not good. When we went to the desk the next morning and asked for another room, we were told, “Why didn’t you tell us about that?” Not the best response, considering the resort was at about 25% occupancy. We had to wait for maintenance to fix the A/C, which they did. Water was always hot; room service was always great. Rooms were always cleaned very well. No issues with cleanliness at all. Amenities: This hotel charges for Wi-Fi. That blows my mind, considering almost every other resort in the corridor does not. At $10/day, that’s just too much. I hope they consider chaning that. The buffet at the hotel was decent. Since there is so much amazing food in Cabo, I would encourage you not to depend on hotel food for your stay. We relied on the buffet for breakfast and the occasional snack. This is not the kind of place that you want to eat for dinner however, as it would be a 2-Star restaurant tops. The other “option” to eat is Luna, the restaurant of the hotel. You have to make reservations by 11am for this one. Big disappointment, not worth your time. The one time we did go, the attendant completely ignored us, and we waited for about 40 minutes for a pizza and quesadilla that seemed like it might have come from the clearance rack at Walmart. If you are counting on having Luna as a dining option, don’t book at this hotel. Hmm….what else? Well, there was a bullet hole in the ceiling of the hall. That was a neat sight. The remote on our TV never worked. Maintenance came to “fix” it but left. Not a big deal, we didn’t watch any TV but the problem was never fixed and that says something about the hotel experience. There is a “Mega” shopping complex across the street which is a great way to keep stocked on all of the essentials. There is a La Comer that has everything you might need. The hotel is only minutes away from downtown SJC, and if you want to walk there it’s doable. You can also take a local bus for about $1, which is really fun. The pool is nice, and very well-maintained. The fitness room is free, and it is comprehensive. This hotel does have a Jacuzzi, but it is part of the spa and therefore at least $30/day. The activities at the resort were well done. The team that handled the daytime events and evening shows was great. Aside from the one person at the desk on day two, everyone was very kind and welcoming. On the subject of booze, this all-inclusive is very accommodating! Just remember to keep tipping the staff, and they will keep the liquid flowing. The beach is not swimmable, but it is very beautiful. Sunrise and sunset were a treat. So, for the price, in SJC you can do better. Would I do it again? No, I would not stay at this location for the same price. It would have to be about 30% less to make it worth my while. Do I regret staying here? No. 99% of the staff made the trip worth it. It is clear that the staff wants to keep you happy and most of them seem to enjoy being there. I would say they are doing their best to keep guests entertained while getting pennies pinched by management. That’s a tough job for anyone, and I appreciate everyone we met.

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