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Grand Royal Lagoon
Ranked #121 of 175 Hotels in Cancun
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“You get what you pay for”
Reviewed 15 December 2010

This hotel isn't quite in the hotel zone and it's about 2km from the nightclub zone. It is close to the lagoon and you can get quite good views with some rooms.

It is cheap for the location but the room was very noisy. The man on reception at night was also rude. The room was clean and the cleaner had made a lot of effort with flourishes on the towels/loo rolls etc ;o) The room had a free security deposit box, and it also had aircon.

However it was good value for the money, the price includes a modest breakfast and also there is a small and clean pool for clients.

The person in the room next to me insisted on putting their TV on loud at 5.45am and I didn't get a wink of sleep until they went out, unfortunately the wall had a connecting door (locked) which let all the noise through.

So I would say this place is ok to stay for a night or two but if you are a light sleeper like me you might regret it to stay for a long time there.

Also you had to walk a bit up the road to the bus stop, so late at night it wasn't really an option to take the bus and I ended up taking taxis as I didn't feel safe walking about in the early hours to reach the bus stop.

There was no computer for clients at the hotel, so unless you bring your own you will have to walk/take the bus for 2km to the shopping plaza.

Definitely cheap for its location but overall you probably get what you pay for. I would recommend it but just for a short stay or else to someone who is a heavy sleeper.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

This hotel was amazing for what it is. First off, I am well traveled all over the globe and I've stayed in five star resort hotels that were more than $1,000 a night, and I've stayed in hostels that were $15.00 a night.

For $40.00 bucks this is hard to beat. When I travel I like to adventure and go away from the tourist stuff. This is close to the Intercontinental which is where a bus stops at. Bus tickets are 7.50 pesos (I think this is supposed to be day pass but they charged Tourist each boarding). If you want to go down to the tourist stuff, coco bongo etc... it's a short ride down on the bus. Drinks and food near the super tourist stuff can get pricy in the since they charge prices just like you'd pay in America. The one night we went to senior frogs we spent some $150.00 US dollars on drinks.

Near the Grand Royal Lagoon there is a supermarket... here is where you can get real Mexico prices. We bought a bottle of tequila for 92.00 peso (like 7 or 8 dollars) they had top shelf tequila for 22.00 us dollars. You can get 3L of water for $2.00 US. Near the super market there is a fantastic little restaurant called Las Fajitas. A chicken burrito will cost you all of 40 pesos (3ish dollars...). The hotel bar sells beer for 15 pesos...

The beach? well near the hotel intercontinental you can gain access to the beach. it's all of 5 mins to walk there. Or ride the bus past all the hotels and gain access to the open beaches.

Interior of the hotel... the pool is clean but we swam in the ocean. The bar and restaurant were fine and very cheap. The floors were tile and clean, the bed was rock hard... but we adventure travel, walking most everywhere and packing so much into one day that by the time we get to sleep anything will do. We didn't spend much time in the hotel... The cleaning people organize your stuff well when they clean and make it look really neat... this may bother some people who don't like their stuff being touched but I left her a tip and nothing of mine got stolen.

The bathroom door was missing a handle in room 411... I don't know if that would bother someone but the shower was hot.

Seriously for 40 dollars and it's location it can't be beat... yes it's not a super resort but if you are looking for that, go to a super resort and pay 10x more.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2010

Comfortable, Clean but basic, All you could ask for in cheap accommadation, free wifi, small pool and breakfast included, Location is a 5 min walk to the centre of the hotel zone.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2010

We stayed at The Grande Royal for our trip to Cancun. Our room was well air conditioned, clean, no bugs and had a view of the lagoon. I would recomend anyone to stay at the Grande Royal Lagoon, it really was a great base for exploring and touring. Great for a budget holiday.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2010

We stayed at this hotel for four nights during a one week stay in Cancun. We did spend our other nights in a few different hotels, but this hotel was by far the best bang for your buck.

We ultimately were looking for just a place to sleep as we've been to Cancun before and went all out last time. We knew what it's like, and knew that we really would only be in our room to sleep, if even. This worked perfectly.

If you're looking for a resort, this isn't it. But, if you simply need a place to rest between going out partying, lounging on the beach, and your excursions, this is the place. Heck, theres even a pool you can have a dip in before heading to the beach. The bar/ restaurant on the lagoon is quite nice and for 40 pesos you can get a hotdog with bacon, fries, and either a beer or soda.

Location wise, it couldn't be better. It's not quite in club central, but it's a short bus ride, and probably even within walking distance if you wanted. It's relatively quiet, and just off the main drag. Nearby you can find a supermarket to pick up things you may need, local restaurants, and even a laundromat where for 100 pesos they will do your laundry for you.

  • Stayed April 2010
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Reviewed 19 May 2010

I had a great time spending an entire week at the Grand Royal Lagoon almost a week ago. We were treated nicely, the staff are incredible, the place is clean, the food is great and it's all affordable. Evan stood out the most he was our Bartender very warm and friendly guy. We miss the entire staff and hopefully see you all next month. Thank you guys so much!

Love,
Desiree Augustine

  • Stayed April 2010
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Reviewed 12 February 2010

Look, if you are a fly and flopper....this isn´t the place for you. But if you are a traveller like me (took an excursion arranged by the hotel to Chechen Itza, the next day arranged my own snorkeling in the reef off the coast of Cozumel), then this is the place for you. The Royal Lagoon is family run, they have a great breakfast (fruit, coffee, juice and depending on the morning a choice of eggs, pancakes or tacos) and it is clean and even has a well maintained little pool that guests actually swim in. It is on the lagoon, so it is beside the water, but of course not on the Carribean. I had an extra night added for $40.00 Canadian!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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Property: 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 #121 of 175 Hotels in Cancun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Grand Royal Lagoon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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