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Royal Hideaway Playacar


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A member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World, Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort is an adults-only (18+) resort situated on the best stretch of white-sand beach along the shores of Playa del Carmen. This esteemed resort is within walking distance of popular 5th Avenue - the area's premier destination for shopping, dining, and nightlife. Guests enjoy highly personalized and attentive service set among luxurious tropical surroundings.

200 beautifully appointed luxury rooms are in clusters of villas, each with a private concierge. A white beach, sparkling Caribbean Sea, six pools, luxurious spa, lit tennis courts, WiFi throughout the resort, and warm smiles from the friendly and professional staff are among the countless pleasures to behold.

At Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort, guests enjoy gourmet cuisine created to satisfy the most discerning palate. Select from six elegant restaurants and three bars to satisfy your senses.

Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort is located 36 miles south of Cancun International Airport and is within walking distance of Playa del Carmen's popular 5th Avenue.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Royal Hideaway Playacar is located 45 minutes from the Cancun International Airport and just five minutes from the charming town of Playa del Carmen.
Address: LOTE HOTELERO NO. 6
PLAYA DEL CARMEN CANCUN
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Local Phone: 011-52-984-87-34
Toll Free Phone: 800-999-9182
Fax: 011-52-984-873-4506
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (5 minutes by taxi.)
Pools
Number of Pools: 6
Outdoor Pools: 6     
There are three swimming pools and three relaxation pools. Brand new cascading infinity edge pool that offers a stunning view of the Caribbean Ocean also 3 new Jacuzzis at the infinity pool's edge.
Golf: NEARBY
Playacar Golf Club
Playacar`s championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Caddy: Mandatory
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Beach football, ping-pong, darts
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Royal Hideaway Playacar offers the highest degree of resort luxury, with exceptional amenities and superior service. The two and three story villas depict a fusion of Spanish and Mexican colonial architecture with rivers, waterfalls, and fountains. The First All-Inclusive Resort to belong to The Leading Hotels of the World, As well as the first to recieve the coveted AAA 5 Diamond. Beach: The property is situated on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the Yucatan Peninsula. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 200
Year Opened: 1998 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
A casually elegant dress code is required. Royal Hideaway Playacar is an Adults-only resort (18+). No Spring Breakers. The resort will only take a pre-arrival dinner reservation for the 1st night of the guest's stay.
ROOM TYPES
DUPLEX JUNIOR SUITE
400 sq ft Duplex Jr Suite with living room with wet bar, full bathroom, kitchenette on 1st floor along with a large hammocked terrace. The 2nd level includes a King or 2Queens in bedroom, bathroom, partial ocean view from the terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
LUXURY GARDEN VIEW ROOM
389 sq ft Luxury room has one King or two queen beds, Garden view, Satelilite TV with DVD/CD, Safe, Wireless Internet, Bathroom with hydromassage tub.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
LUXURY OCEAN VIEW ROOM
389 sq ft Royal View room has one King or two queen beds, Oceanview, Satelilite TV with DVD/CD, Safe, Wireless Internet, Bathroom with hydromassage tub
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
SPA SUITE
1120 sq. ft. Spa Suite includes large Master bedroom with a dining area, living area with wet & dry bar, two full bathrooms, one with a 2 person Jacuzzi, ocean view with terrace Jacuzzi, hammock & sun beds
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Royal Hideaway Playacar features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL
There are 7 Restaurants at Royal Hideaway Playacar:
Spices Caribbean & Mexican - Majestically overlooking the Caribbean, this restaurant combines your favorite sland dishes and authentic Mexican cuisine. Dress Code: Jeans and sandals are permitted (no flip flops or beachwear).
The Deck - Snack bar.
Las Ventanas - Signature restaurant. New look and exquisite me are sure to exceed the finest of culinary expectations. Featuring a new extensive wine cellar. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants, collard shirt & closed shoes.
Club Royal - Custom four course dinners accompany live dazzling entertainment in this state-of-the-art dinner theater. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants, collard shirt & closed shoes.
The Grill - A romantic al fresco setting compliments a chefs selection of grilled fare. A la carte dinner 7pm-9pm (reservations required). Dress Code: Jeans and sandals are permitted (no flip flops or beachwear).
Azia Oriental Specialty - Gourmet specialties from the Far East with an emphasis on Japanese cuisine. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants, collard shirt & closed shoes.
Palazzo Italian Specialty - Enjoy fine a la carte Italian dishes and tempting regional delicacies at this specialty restaurant. Dinner is served from 6:30pm to 10:30pm (closed Tuesday). Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants, collard shirt & closed shoes.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Shuffleboard, Basketball, Sand and Hard-Court Volleyball, Bocce Ball, Beach Soccer, Cooking Lessons, Mini-Soccer, Horseshoes
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Casino Night, Live Music (twice a week), Karaoke Night.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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279 Recommend
279 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Hideaway Playacar to their friends and family



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Fourth Time Loyal Guest; Lots of Positive Upgrades to report
Getawayfans, Fox Point, WI
Mon Feb 20 13:07:11 EST 2017
These last two annual stays have been under the Barcelo flag. I thought since it was our 4th time we might have some clout as to room location and dinner reservations. This was not the case and did not matter at all, though. The dinner reservation model actually causes stress and could be improved. The first few nights it seems you either get a 6:00 or 9:00 reservation. But when you look in the restaurants there are many open tables. It's a total gamble what you will get until you arrive. Barcelo remodeled and lightened up the rooms finishes. But the area carpet on either side of the bed is soiled. They put new refrigerators in the TV cabinet but they do not get cold inside. A big thing for us is the air conditioning controls were changed and the temp would not go below 75 degrees in the room regardless of the setting which at night was too hot. Physically the premises is much better with new white railings and fixtures which were rusty before. Some fountains work and others don't. The food is very good but the service, although professional in appearance, is spotty. They have really upgraded the entertainment and the Dancing Divas at the pool who appeared twice in our week during the late afternoon were great fun. The fact is it's a beautiful place in a great location, and no, nothing is perfect. Overall, except for the temperature issues, the resort is physically much nicer than I can remember. They have eliminated pesky birds by using a predator hawk contractor who walks the property. It has worked perfectly and this is a major upgrade to outside activity including breakfast & lunch. Everything else is great and we keep coming back. It's Mexico--it's not perfect. Stay here and enjoy.

Last minute getaway to Mexico
debi9757, Edmonton, Canada
Mon Feb 20 11:08:19 EST 2017
My husband and I recently decided to try a new resort in the Riviera Mayan. We usually travel to our favorite resort near Tulum but thought this time we would stay in Playa del Carmen. Our travel agent recommended the Royal Hideaway and we weren't disappointed with the decision at all! The resort was beautiful and the service was superior. One special shout out to Cesar who ensured everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing stay. It's staff like Cesar who make all the difference in creating a positive experience when visiting a resort for the first time.

February trip
Chickory1, Broomfield, Colorado
Mon Feb 20 04:49:11 EST 2017
This is a wonderful place. Ignore the negative reviews. The grounds are just wonderful. The staff is great. My wife and I thought that the restaurants were just great. The rooms were very clean and spacious.

Enchanting, exclusive and peaceful hotel.
Sakina B, Montreal, Canada
Sun Feb 19 16:49:21 EST 2017
We decided to treat ourselves by going to the Royal Hideaway Playacar and enjoyed every minute of it! From the moment we arrived at the airport to the moment we left, the staff made us feel special. A private van brought us to the hotel were we were greeted with sparkling wine and a more than welcome warm towel. No bracelet in that resort which added an extra feeling of freedom! Then the manager gave us a virtual tour of the resort on his iPad. But it did not do justice to the beauty of the garden which brought us great pleasure every day during our stay. The garden was beautifully maintained and designed with little bridges, benches, and streams of water running everywhere. We met local animals like iguanas, lizards and agoutis, not to mention beautiful birds which added to the wonder of the resort. The hotel was renovating when we went in November 2016 and the Club Royale and the Grill were closed as well as a few buildings. Although there were some construction noise in certain areas when you were in the gardens, the rooms (freshly renovated) were very comfortable, clean and very quiet allowing us to nap during the day. Unfortunately it was too noisy to enjoy our balcony. The resort is designed in such a way that you have secluded areas with small pools surrounded by tropical trees and plants that allow you to relax and get some privacy. One of our best moments was our morning meditation by the pool of the SPA while soaking up the sun and listening to the birds. The food was very upscale, no buffet, always served by charming staff. As vegetarians/vegans we enjoyed the fact that they had almond milk and menus offering vegetarian options. However, as the menus did not change during the week, we felt a bit limited after a few days. Thankfully, the chef at Las Ventanas was kind enough to make us a special vegetarian dinner on our last night which was both creative and delicious. The Palazzo restaurant was romantic and very good and we had the pleasure to meet and be served by one of the most amazing waiter we have ever met: Alejandro Solis who contributed to make our two dinners there memorable and so much fun! The Grill by the beach was closed during our stay due to renovations but it was not a problem because the restaurant Spices had beautiful views of the beach and a large terrasse anyway. We went to the freshly renovated and bright gym facing a swimming pool, and to the SPA and highly recommend both! The SPA was an amazing intimate experience with small luxury locker rooms including hammam, sauna, shower, candles... You can easily plan half a day there as you also have access to a an outside pool. The massage was a delight. My advice: book at the beginning of your stay as you might want to go back! Each building has a concierge. Sara Antimo was ours and she gave us an exceptional customer service! Everyday we were greeted with a smile, a nice word, a little note in the bedroom, always helpful and going the extra mile to surprise us and make our stay memorable. I ordered some flowal arrangements in the room and a massage to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and she went over and above by adding additional little surprises like ballons, rose petals and inform the SPA so that after the massage they offered us a glass of sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries which was a lovely thought. Finally the beach was wonderful. It was very large and very long - we walked to Playa del Carmen which took us approx 30-40min. We read reviews about seaweed and were a bit concerned about it but there is really nothing to worry about! The beach is cleaned regularly and that area of the beach is very clean. We enjoyed the fact that the staff is serving on the beach and helping with the set up of your chair or bed. The only minus for us was the loud and repetitive music with aggravating freestyle jazz in the morning in Las Ventanas. Something smooth and calm especially in the morning would be better suited for an upscale resort like this. Overall we felt like royalty and loved our stay! Thank you very much to the whole team and keep up the great work!

"Amazing food! Wonderful trip"
tommS1543RA, Denver
Sun Feb 19 11:10:19 EST 2017
Stayed 9 days starting Super bowl Sunday. Check in was smooth, and our room was ready. The resort is on the small side which made for a nice relaxing time. There are no elevators and some of the villas are 3 story. The pool staff were amazing! Ceaser, John & David went over and above to make us feel at home. remembering our names was a nice bonus. The pools themselves were very nice with great views of the ocean! The rooms were nice and the evening turn down service was appreciated. There is a nice shopping area right across the street which was very convenient. The dinners were outstanding! best we have had at an all inclusive. The restaurant staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the menus items. We really liked the asian restaurant with the excellent sushi! Every restaurant was amazing from the appetizers to desert! We booked a cenote swim and snorkel trip through the hotel and would highly recommend it! All in all a great vacation!



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