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El dorado royale or seaside suites? Which is best?

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El dorado royale or seaside suites? Which is best?

I had a fantastic holiday at eldorado royale last July and am planning to go back this July. However was considering going to seaside suites instead. Has anyone been to both and can recommend which one is best? We loved Edr and would hate to go to seaside suites and be disappointed. Seaside suites is cheaper so wondered whether that meant edr is better? Any advice pleae

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1. Re: El dorado royale or seaside suites? Which is best?

Their Royal property has always been superior to their Seaside Suites property! Be sure to read the recent reviews of EDSS here at TripAdvisor before you make your decision!

By-the-way, for the same cost, you should check out the brand new adult only Paradisus La Perla resort in Playa del Carmen!

Hope this helps!

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2. Re: El dorado royale or seaside suites? Which is best?

<Their Royal property has always been superior to their Seaside Suites property! >

That is a matter of personal opinion.

We have stayed 3x at Casitas Royale and very recently for the first time at EDSS. We MUCH preferred EDSS and are booked to return in May. We also plan to try EDM.

We will not be returning to EDR or Casitas Royale.

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Hi

I have stayed at both - the Royale first and then Seaside Suites the year later, and we loved them both and could not choose a favourite between them.

Our personal opinions were that the only difference we could find between them was that the SS is of a much smaller scale - other than that we would return to both.

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With all due respect to 'caviargal', the OP was comparing the El Dorado Royale - not the El Dorado Casitas - to their Seaside Suites property to help them make a resort selection.

And while it may be a matter of personal opinion between these two properties, only the El Dorado Royale has received both the Conde Nast Top 100 Resort rating as well as the AAA 4-Diamond Resort rating - rating awards that the El Dorado Seaside Suites has never received!

We've been to them both, and the Royal is indeed superior!

Happy Travels whichever your choose, 'Sue10'!

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5. Re: El dorado royale or seaside suites? Which is best?

Casitas and Royale are different sections of the same resort so same restaurants, lounges, spas, gyms. The only difference are the locations and styles of the rooms and the added amenities guests enjoy at the Casitas sections. It is quite fair to compare them.

At El Dorado Royale, the Casita guests can make advance dinner reservations, and the wait times for non Casita guests can be extensive during times of high occupancy. We enjoy the bars inside the restaurants at EDSS, rather than piling up in the entrances of the restaurants at EDR or having to leave and come back to see if a table was ready. We prefer the smaller scale of the restaurants as well.

We enjoy the alfresco lunch served beachside at EDSS and the many bali beds on the beach and throughout the property.

I did not like the 17% surcharge added to my spa treatments at Royale to cover "facilities and staff costs". This was a rip off and is not charged at EDSS.

Royale is far too large and impersonal for us; we dislike the golf carts running throughout the property; the beach is lousy, and the service has always been inconsistent at the restaurants and bars - which are the exact same restaurants and bars for Casitas and Royale.

The Royale is most definitely not a superior resort for us nor will it be for everyone.

Edited: 15 January 2012, 18:58
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6. Re: El dorado royale or seaside suites? Which is best?

Forgot to add that we were at El Dorado Royale Casitas for vacation last May and had issues with rooms (moved twice due to sewage odors) and inconsistent service. We asked to be moved to Maroma after a couple of days but they were full so we were moved to EDSS. This was our first stay at EDSS and we were delighted with the resort and headed back there in May.

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7. Re: El dorado royale or seaside suites? Which is best?

I agree with Caviargal, we much prefer El Dorado Seaside over El Dorado Royale and even El Dorado Maroma. If EDSS is less expensive than EDR...BONUS!

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Sorry to jump on your questions sue10England but I really want to go to EDSS for our honeymoon, we are looking at travelling in the next couple of weeks but am now struggling to find availability, can anyone recommend any travel agents that may be of use. I have tried so many and really don’t want to have to go back to the drawing board again! Thank Lauren

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9. Re: El dorado royale or seaside suites? Which is best?

try thompsons , if you ring this no. they may have availability. 0844 871 0878

good luck

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10. Re: El dorado royale or seaside suites? Which is best?

Thank you for your comments. We went to EDR in July and had no problems finding a bed each day but have heard that this is more difficult in EDSS? Also we loved the Martini and Bellini bars at EDR. Do SS have similar? Is the beach at SS similar to the one at EDR?

Hope you don't mind all the questions!