The Royal Mansions resort is not a posh resort but offers decent and clean rooms in a great location making it an excellent value. My reason for not giving the property a 4 instead of a 5 is based on the bed which wasn't very comfortable. I understand each condo that is rented is maintained and furnished by the "owners" so it is a wild card what you may end up with. The staff and manager were outstanding in their service and accommodating us even though our reservation was never sent by Orbitz.
We didn't even go to our room right away as there was a rocket launch in about 5 minutes from when we pulled in so the front desk told us where the beach boardwalk was and we grabbed the camera and were off. We walked out on the boardwalk an immediately saw a Navy submarine in the water right off shore. About 2 minutes after that we heard/felt the rocket star to take off. We looked North over the heads of multitudes of people all up and down the beach and watched a rocket launch...very cool.
When we finally got to our room we were pleased with the location and view. Our room was as close to the beach as you could be on this property it seemed. We were in the building to the South of the pool and our room was the corner room on the top floor (2 story) overlooking both the beach and pool.The balcony faced the pool but the windows on the East side faced and opened up to a view of the beach. From our room to the beginning of the sand on the beach was about 30 yards. There are two beach boardwalks on the property-one right off the pool and another on the southern edge of the property. Our condo was a one bedroom with a pull out sofa in the living room and a full kitchen. We bought a non stick pan while there as the pans in the kitchen provided would not be good for pancakes or the such. Other than the pans (we left ours for the next guest) the rest of the flatware, silverware, and cutlery were fine. The bedroom had a beautiful view but unfortunately the bed was slanted downhill towards the headboard. It was subtle but on the 2nd night I finally sat up because I couldn't get comfortable and my phone fell behind the headboard. When I got on the floor next to the bed to grab it I immediately noticed the slight tilt of the bed towards our heads. We stacked our pillows a bit higher and slept much better. Again the property has varying degrees of furnishings so this was the only real flaw of this particular unit.
The property was maintained okay. The pool was kept very clean and the flowers and vegetation were well manicured and attractive. The hot tub was large, rectangular and big enough for 8 people give or take 2 depending on size and kept nice and hot. The office area is supposed to offer a continental breakfast but we always made our own food while there so we didn't see it to make a comment. We both noticed that there was some general upkeep the property was due for imo. There were places where some paint was chipping/peeling here and there like the gazebo off the pool and the rails along the stairs. The property is about a 10 minute walk from Jetty pier where the cruise ships port and a 5 minute drive to "the cove" area which has some fine restaurants with fresh seafood and awesome ship watching.
All and all the Royal Masions is a good value for the space and location. We would return despite the few issues we had and appreciate the service from the staff at the front desk for helping us when our room reservation was lost via a 3rd party. The positives outweighed the negatives overall and they are worth another chance.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Mansions Hotel
- Royal Mansions Cape Canaveral
- Royal Mansions Hotel Cape Canaveral
- Royal Mansions
- Royal Mansions Resort Cape Canaveral, Florida
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