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“don't expect too much”
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Grand Royal Lagoon
Ranked #116 of 177 Hotels in Cancun
Reviewed 10 January 2013

if you are looking for a beautiful vacation place in cancun where you can have easy access to the beach, this is not the place for you. the hotel is very simple, just a place to sleep in, water smells bad, breakfast is not fresh and the coffee tastes werid. even though it says the hotel is at "the centre of the hotel zone", it is actually middle of nowhere, the hotel zone is actually quite big and this hotel is located near the lagoon, not the beach area and the neighbourhood looks edgy and if you dont have a car, it takes about more than 45 min to walk to the center area and more than 1 hour to the shopping village. plus there's no good restaurants and nightlife around this hotel. the only positive side is the free internet.

we booked this hotel for 3 nights and we don't feel like we were in cancun at all, we ended up paying extra and booked a nicer hotel facing the beach and finally get to experience cancun a bit, i know most hotels offer refunds if you cancel the booking after you see the room, but this hotel don't even let you discuss it at all. my final recommendation is if you are on a tight budget, go to playa del carmen, it is a less commercialized place and it is cheaper than cancun with more local exposure and same nice beach. if you want to stay in cancun, it is better to find a hotel with their own beach and get your money worth the value

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

My friend and I stayed in Cancun for 24 hours on the recommendation of a friend that we not miss it while in Yucatan. It was close to the ocean, within walking distance of an area apparently known as Party Central, and was clean and modern enough. My favorite random thing was that our keycard (in Nov. 2012) said "Spring Break 2009." The continental breakfast available for $5 through Expedia included juice, terrible coffee, a little fruit, and white toast. I'd stay again for $50, but wouldn't be excited to be there.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

This local hotel has a great location if you are looking for enjoying the cancun nightlife. it at walking distance from the party zone. about 10 min. it is perfect for on budget travelers. there are several stores close by where you can get food and bus stop is practically infront. room and pool were very clean and the staff does not bother you at all. my only problem was the water pf the shower. i think they use the water from the lagoon. at time it smells. i developed a rash that desapeared in two days once i got to the states.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Phily R
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We only stayed here 2 nights while we were doing things that took a majority of the day such as Chichen Itza because we didn't want to pay much for only sleeping there. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice things were. Check in went well and the rooms were good size for only having a tv, bed and bathroom. We were on the first floor and were able to park right in front of our room. The guy that checked us in also showed us to the room and gave us 2 room keys. One of the keys was used in a switch to keep the power on (lights and air conditioner). The room was clean and the hot water took awhile to get warm, but was nice too. Pool was clean and nice lagoon in back. Located by KM 8 and very close to the main portion of the Hotel Zone around KM 10. They also had great wifi connection which was hard to find on our trip. It's interesting that our cheapest hotel had the best internet connection. This place was a great value and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank HanKelly
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We spent 590 each night to stay here. Cancun was the last stop on our 6 week budget backpacking trip, and this hotel was luxury in comparison to other places we stayed. The water was hot, the pool was clean and refreshing,the tv had many channels, the air conditioning worked and we had a fridge. It was close to a bus station and about 3 stops to coco bongo and other mega clubs, and easy to access downtown in the other direction. If you are for luxury this isn't it, but if your a young budget backpacker like us I guarantee you cant find a better deal in zona hoteleria.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank sarahbiggie
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This was the first stop in our 4month trip. We had made the reservation a few months in advance and had to wait almost and hour in the reception because they couldn't find the reservation. The owner wanted us to pay the room again and after a 30 flight and bus ride I was really close to actually paying it. The room itself was clean, but there was no hot water. The breakfast was OK, and the kitchen staff was great. There are several better value and quality places in Cancun!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank TeeSCee
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Now that I have stayed in two different budget places in Cancun, I can heatily recommend staying in town at one of the local business hotels over this place.

The positives: the staff were friendly, free wifi (if you were outside, as the signal was not strong enough to reach the rooms), about a 1-km walk to the beach.

The negatives: old, not very comfortable rooms, an ancient fridge that was so loud it woke me up at night, a tiny pool, and the nearby beaches weren't that impressive. I'm glad we were only there for two nights-- if we had stayed our whole time in Mexico at this hotel I would have been very disappointed.

If you can't afford to stay at a beachside resort in Cancun, you might as well stay at a cheaper, more confortable hotel downtown, get a decent night sleep, and take a car or bus to the beach. Staying in a pokey place like this that's not near a nice public beach doesn't make much sense.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Quebermuda
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Additional Information about Grand Royal Lagoon

Address: Calle Quetzal No. 8-A | Boulevard Kukulcán Km 7.5, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #116 of 177 Hotels in Cancun
Price Range: £31 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Grand Royal Lagoon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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