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Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach Resort - All Inclusive Adults Only

4 stars
Carretera Chetumal - Cancun 264.5 Xpuha,, Riviera Maya Akumal C.P. 77790, Akumal, 77790
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
255 reviews
Just returned oct 16

This was our third time at this resort, and we'll be back again. It is a long drive from cancun... See full review

  • Scottish canadians
  • Oct 18, 2014
Great couples getaway

Rooms are very clean, staff is friendly and very helpful. Food was good. Beach was gorgeous. Will... See full review

  • Workaholic777
  • Oct 6, 2014
Adults-only villa-style Caribbean resort surrounded by native trees
The Catalonia Royal Beach & Spa Resort is near the Tulum Mayan ruins and Playa del Carmen. It is an all-inclusive and adults-only resort. The 288 villas, mid-sized resort offers guests relaxation on a beautiful Caribbean strip of beach. Nature lovers enjoy the lush jungle, mangroves and fresh water springs that dot the surrounding landscape. The Catalonia Royal Beach & Spa Resort boasts four outdoor Jacuzzis, six restaurants, four bars, fitness center and spa with beauty salon.
Highlights:
  • Adults-only resort with multiple restaurants, bars
  • Four outdoor Jacuzzis
  • Resort is surrounded by lush jungle, mangroves and fresh water springs
Rooms:

Accommodations at Catalonia Royal Beach & Spa Resort are decorated in relaxing, neutral tones. Each room features cable TV, 24-hour room service, free Internet access and pillow menu. Guests choose among the standard garden view room, the junior suite garden view and the honeymoon room. Both the standard and the junior suite boast private balconies, free use of the gym with instructor and fully stocked mini-bar. The honeymoon room package includes canopy king bed, couples massage, breakfast in bed and a private, romantic dinner. Guests should request non-smoking rooms, if desired.

Features:

The standard all-inclusive package at Catalonia Royal Beach & Spa Resort allows guests access to complimentary snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, dancing, beach and pool volleyball, table tennis and billiards. One in-pool scuba lesson is included in the package. For a fee, guests enjoy spa services, tours and Mexican arts and crafts fair.

 

Dining:

The restaurants at Catalonia Royal Beach & Spa Resort include a range of cuisines from Mexican to Italian to tapas. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style. Reservations are not required for sit-down dinner service. Included in the all-inclusive package are unlimited domestic alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks.

Transportation
  • Cancun International Airport (52.8 mi/85 km)
Attractions
  • Playa del Carmen (22 mi/ 36km)
  • Mayan ruins at Tulum (31 mi/ 50km)
  • Cancun (65 mi/105km)

Hotel Map

20.5137 -87.2085
Area served
The Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort is just 25km from Playa del Carmen and Tulum's archaeological site, and 85 km south of Cancun International airport, in Quintana Roo State, Mexico.
Nearby airports
Cancun International Airport at just 80 km from the Hotel.
Area description
Catalonia Royal Tulum is just 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen and Tulum's archaeological site, and 80 Km South od Cancun International airport, in Quintana Roo State, Mexico.

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Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach Resort - All Inclusive Adults Only Rooms

Standard Garden View with Private Balcony
The room offers: - 1 King size or 2 double beds - Furnished terrace /balcony - Air conditioning and ceiling fan - Direct dial telephone - Wireless Internet access - Safe deposit box - Coffeemaker - Complimentary minibar daily refreshed with water, soft drinks and beer - Turn down service - Pillow menu - Iron and ironing board - 24 hours room service - Bathrobe and slippers
Junior Suite Garden View with Private Balcony
The room offers: - 1 King Bed - Air conditioning - Ceiling fan - Radio and direct telephone - Mini bar with soft drinks, bottled water daily refilled - Coffee maker - Safe box - Iron and iron board - Fully equipped bathroom with hairdryer - Free access to spa and water treatment areas during entire stay. - Robe and sandals in room plus extra VIP amenities. - Free use of GYM with instructor.
Honeymoon Room
Honeymoon rooms with a modern and romantic decoration and special amenities, a 30 minutes coupe massage and a romantic private dinner is included in the room amenities. Canopy king size bed with special bed linens. Special amenities for honeymooners (decoration with flowers and towels upon arrival), Sparkling wine and chocolate covered fruit in room upon arrival, A picture of the couple taken by our hotel photographer. Surprise gift, Breakfast in bed (1 time during the stay).
Deluxe Room
The room offers: - 1 King size or 2 double beds - Furnished terrace /balcony - Air conditioning and ceiling fan - Direct dial telephone - Wireless Internet access - Safe deposit box - Coffeemaker - Complimentary minibar daily refreshed with water, soft drinks and beer - Turn down service - Pillow menu - Iron and ironing board - 24 hours room service - Bathrobe and slippers -New bedspreads and drapery -Preferential location in buildings closest to the beach (buildings 5 & 6 ) - New "Rainshower" in the bathroom plus upgraded amenities (product line "BIO2" : shampoo, shower gel, conditioner, soap) - New 32" LCD TV ( cable ) - New digital safety security box ( free of charge )

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Night club
Solarium
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Restaurant La Palapa
Set buffet 08.00 am - 12.00 am (continental breakfast) 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm (grill & snacks and lunch)
Restaurant Royal Steak House
Type of cuisine: lobster, prawns and meat dishes. Various dinner sittings: 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm & 9.00 pm
Restaurant Terrace
Lobster and steakhouse. Additional charge. Dinner from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Restaurant Centenario
Type of cuisine: Mexican specialities Various dinner sittings: 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm & 9.00 pm
Restaurant La Selva
International buffet-style restaurant 7.00 am - 10.30 am (breakfast buffet) 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm (dinner buffet, theme nights)
Restaurant Toscana
Type of cuisine: Italian specialities.Various dinner sittings: 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm & 9.00 pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (255)

Ratings and reviews for Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach Resort - All Inclusive Adults Only

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
255 out of 255
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.6

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mayan Guy
Business
Gainesville, Florida
Jul 7, 2011

Catalonia Royal Tulum

Catalonia Royal Tulum is an excellent all inclusive resort between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. We enjoyed the pool, pool table, beautiful beaches, fun (sometimes cheesy) performances, sand volleyball court, and numerous margarita bars.We were a little disappointed with the lack of social activities. Most of the activities seemed geared to groups who were at the resort. We were also disappointed that there are no public hot tubs. The only hot tubs are located in the spa for an extra charge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Replacco
Business
West Chester, PA
Jul 6, 2011

wonderful resort!

This trip was our honeymoon and it was everything we expected. The food at all of the restaurants was delicious and the service was exceptional. The staff was always friendly and went out of their way to accommodate you. The beach is gorgeous and the pool is huge. Though the chairs near the pool can be crowded, the pool itself always had plenty of room. If you wanted to lay in a chair, the beach always had chairs available. The rooms were a nice size and kept very clean. We really enjoyed the nightly turn down service and availability of beverages in our room fridge. The included 24 hour room service was also a nice touch!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
belton, sc
Jun 18, 2011

"Unbeatable location for the price"

The hotel was excellent, food was very good, staff was outstanding. We visited Tulum (the ruins) and it was awesome - something I'll never forget! The only negative was that we felt like second class guests sometimes. The guests were probably 90% Italian and the hotel catered to them exclusively. The hotel gift shop would NOT even take US dollars. I understand why they did this with so many Italian guests, but my vacation (and my money) was important to me. I would guess that there are other places which would have been more thankful for my business.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

take the collectivo (?) - it's safe and efficient

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AnotherBob
Business
Florida
Jun 16, 2011

Catalonia Royal Beach a.k.a. CRT

Catalonia Royal Beach is better known as Catalonia Royal Tulum. It is all-inclusive and adults only. The beach is small, yet beautiful and very conducive to swimming. Snorkeling is OK but you really need to swim out to the reef -- about 1/4 mile out. We spent a lot of time just enjoying the beach and the great variety of foods at the restaurants. Tours to Tulum, Coba, Ek-Balam, and the Muyil ruins are a great way to learn about the ancient Maya civilizations. The Chichen Itza ruins are also a good first ruins to experience. This resort is popular with many Europeans as well as Canadian and USA visitors. The staff is very outgoing and friendly. They will do their utmost to make your stay a great one. Tips are not necessary but are appreciated. Akumal Bay is a short cab ride to the south and is a 'must do' to snorkel with the many fishes and especially the sea turtles that inhabit this protected bay. There are also many restaurants in Akumal which we have enjoyed in the many trips to the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Playa del Carmen is about a 20 minute cab ride to the North of the resort. Shopping on 5th Avenue is an adventure with many different types and "classes" of stores. Many restaurants, bars, etc are scattered up/down the length of 5th Ave. The vendors can be aggressive but also are easy to ignore. Beware of fake silver jewelry. Use a magnet and if it sticks, it's fake !

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
andju1962
Business
New Jersey
Jun 6, 2011

INCREDIBLE!

This is THE perfect place to relax on one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see! This is our second time at this resort. Great food, tranquil, amazing staff and short distances to sight see if you can't take another day of laying on that gorgeous beach. We highly recommend it! We are already planning a return trip in September. Does not get better than this place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach Resort - All Inclusive Adults Only

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbus, OH
May 31, 2011

Great beach and service; ok food

Stayed in a junior suite and the room was very nice and very spacious. Service is good, beach is awesome, but food was hit or miss. Occasionally something good but most food was just ok or bad. Location close to the road so its easy to catch colectivos, but pretty far from Playa or Tulum.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis
May 9, 2011

Very Relaxing!

Love the set up, very grand entrance upon arrival to an open rotunda lobby- very cool. Staff super nice, room was nice, not the best night's sleep- but if you're relaxing on the beach all day, what does it matter. The beach was AWESOME, didn't lay by the pool much (the older folks swiped up those seats early) and also if you want to sleep in on vacation, be sure to wake up early and put out your towel on the chair(s)of your choice and go back to bed (as it seems that's what everyone else's did) not very polite- but that's how it works. Also there were A LOT of Europeans (Italians) that pretty much took over the resort restaurants and bars at night, and it seemed like we were the ONLY Americans there? All in all, I can honestly say I'd go back- even if it's just for the beach and the drinks :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
peggsie
Business
Summerfield, FL
May 5, 2011

Unbeatable location and very peaceful

We relaxed by the pool, walked the beaches, enjoyed the refreshments and the wonderful food at the four restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The four restaurants were excellent

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Review of Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach Resort - All Inclusive Adults Only

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
VA-guy
Business
Leesburg, VA
Apr 24, 2011

Excellent Resort -- Rest and Relaxation

Great little resort. Excellent experience for couples seeking a quiet relaxing atmosphere. We were in a standard room which was fine. Mini bar was stocked with water, beer, and soda daily. The rooms are set in a mangrove which provided shade and created a lovely atmosphere for walking. Food was very good and the service was excellent. The pizza at the snack bar was prepared fresh in a wood fired brick oven -- nice thin crust as well. Burgers, hot dogs, and rotisserie chicken were also available. Dinners were mostly sit down with one buffet restaurant available. My favorite was the Grill which served US beef (rib eye and tenderloin). The luncheon buffet was excellent, so many choices all well prepared. The beach was beautiful with plenty of shade. Also plenty of shade by the pool. Yep, we really liked the place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kurt & Nanc
Business
Nebraska
Mar 8, 2011

Thumbs up

Food was excellent! Drinks plentiful. The set up for hotel/ property was different then we'd ever experienced else where-ie: narrow property, long, skinny grounds, but they made the best of it all! Beach was well attended. Don't go if you get embarrassed on seeing exposed skin. No restrictions seemed to apply on the nudity. Room service was good. Always loved to see what towel creation would be awaiting when we returned each day. Only complaints I had on the entire trip were with the first room they set us up in was unacceptable due to water leaking from above & smell of mildew, and the so-so plumbing (toilet). But with a hasty complaint filed we were set up in a different room the next day AND they apologized for the inconvenience by supplying us with a bottle of champagne in our new room & a plateful of chocolate dipped strawberries! YUM! The staff took care of us :-) Expect a hefty fee to get from Cancun to the resort, (ours was over $100. each) for round trip, booked on line. More than likely able to get cheaper if you wait until you're there, but we prefer to have it set up in advance. If you're into relaxing in the sun & hanging out on the beach or around the pool, this is an excellent choice. If you're into partying & variety, you'll want to select a resort in Cancun or Playa Del Carmen.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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