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Royale Beach and Tennis Club
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Do not go to the "royal beach and tennis club". Just left there spent a week enduring filthy disgusting beds. Mold on all the air vents. Mold on the kitchen sink. One burner on the stove working. Pull out sofa was gross. After 7 requests and the maid swearing at my husband we had to buy an air mattress for our son to sleep on. Floors were filthy. Tile in shower all cracked. Some kind of black goo running down the windows. We tried to get some kind of response from the front desk but never got anywhere. They are rude, unprofessional, and simply don't care. The entire place is run by people coming from Mexico to work. If you don't speak Spanish beware. They talk about everyone and curse at you if you complain. This place deserves no stars but it is not an option I will never go there again or recommend anyone to go there.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

My family and returned 7/13 from a 3 day stay at the Royale Beach and Tennis Club - Saida Tower IV. 2 bdrm/2ba w/ kitchenette. Very spacious for a group of 5. The carpet did need to be updated as well as the master dresser smelled as though it has recently housed wet clothing for a period of time. Both (unfortunately) are to be expected by private units rented out by a 3rd party. Also, a pain to have to drive offsite to a different location for fresh towels and any other linens required. They did have a (coin operated) washer and dryer so laundry could be done on the premises. 3 pools, all nice - a burger shack and also a separate bar in the main pool area with decent prices. Kelly bartended while we were there and for him alone we would return - he and his wife were very knowledgeable about what to see and do on the island, and everything he suggested that we did was top notch.. There is beach access with a gate that required a code to access (nice security feature). There was a security guard around the pool at all times which was also nice. I would stay in this condo again, overall a very nice experience!! And Wayyyyyy too short a trip!

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the beach..
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank JeriM
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit in April for 6 nights. The grounds are spectacular and are maintained daily. The beach was close and the sand was wonderful for daily walks and although it was windy a great amount of time was spent outdoors.

The whole complex is in serious need of updating. There are 3 pools. One of which is heated. The main pools hottub was quite dirty with scum visible on the hot tub walls and I think requires being drained and a good scrubbing. The hot tubs at the other, smaller pools, were much cleaner. The room we stayed in was very clean but quite outdated. We had to fix both sliding patio doors because they would not open because they were off their runners. One of the burners on the stove did not work. The microwave was never used because when we opened it the inside of the unit was covered with rust. Our ensuite bathroom was again very outdated and it appeared that the toilet had to be moved a few inches, for whatever reason, and the gap it the floor appeared to have been filled with caulking. The sink and bathtub were chipped and appeared discolored from use and age.
Several lights in the hallways and stairwells were burned out and not replaced making the stairwells quite dark and hazardous to navigate.
This was a time share exchange that my brother and his wife used so the price is unknown however they both said that this resort was well below the standards they have come to expect from their vacation club.
We had a great time on South Padre Island. Would we return to SPI?? We are not sure. one thing we are sure about is that if we do return to SPI we would not stay at this resort again unless there has been serious upgrading.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Alan T
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

This condo is called Sand Castle and it has a beautiful of the bay from the balcony. It's privately owned with a full kitchen and I loved it because it's very close to restaurants and grocery stores.
I found the unit be very clean and nicely decorated.
I took it for the windsurfing and wasn't disappointed.
You can't go wrong with this one.
I found it in VRBO under number 235305. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

We spent Christmas 2012 at the Royale Beach and Tennis Club in a two-bedroom unit with our oldest son, his wife and four children.
ROOMS-very comfortable and acommodating for the entire family. We had a fifth floor end unit nearest the ocean. The rooms are delightfully designed with octagonal walls/windows for views out to the beach and ocean. The dining nook is set in a windowed area near the balcony, allowing lovely views while eating.
APPLIANCES. Builtin microwave broken, so a countertop one was placed. Dishwaher and washer and dryer all worked well. Plenty of utensils and pots and pans for cooking.
MAINTENANCE. The place is older and exhibits signs of age but is adequately maintained and clean. The entire length of the baseboards in our masterroom had a lot of brown splatter that marred the appearance of cleanliness. We could not tell what it was, but it was hard and should have been paintd over or removed. One window of several in our bedroom was a litttle dirty.
GROUNDS. The tennis courts were beautiful and well-suraced, not a crack or uneven place anywhere. The pools were nice but the hot tub had a scummy film and a little debris when we started to use it so I did not get in. I did notice that the hot tubs were cleaned each morning.
BEACH. THe beach is broad and soft here. The ocean was just a little chilly but,when the sun was out, comfortably swimmable. Our five year-old grandson and our 10 year-old granddaughter loved playing in the ocean. The waves were small but big enough for body surfing. It seemed safe for children.
STAFF. Very helpful and prompt. Always cheerful and willing.
No restaurants on property. We bought groceries at Wal-Mart which was located 10 minutes away in Port Isabella.
This is not high class luxury, but the rooms are very pleasant and the location provided a very nice beach vacation. No noise from streets or neighbors.

Room Tip: Corner room toward ocean and higher up.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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6  Thank Bryce04
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

We rented a two bedroom two bath condo on the beach in South Padre at the Royal Beach and Tennis Club. We found the property very secure, very clean, with huge rooms, a nice kitchen, and close to the beach. Plus there were 3 swimming pools on the well kept grounds.

The staff was great, the condo comfortable and we had a terrific time exploring South Padre. We went in October and this was a great time; not big crowds, no traffic, and easy getting into restaurants. We cooked half of the time and ate out the other times. The beach is just a walk past the pools and down the boardwalk. We really like the security and the quiet surroundings.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank BastropWright
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

this is such a beautiful resort .. we stayed at the Royal building. 11th floor in a 2 bedroom condo .. huge place with walk in shower and 2 baths, 3 tv's, all convinces of your home .. wonderful views off the main balcony with smaller off 2nd bedroom .. has very cool AC .. washer dryer is a major plus .. room to store everything away .. plenty of parking and security .. very family friendly .. things I would advise: the beach is a good 100 yards away so bring something with wheels to lug stuff to the beach, bring bath soap and shampoo .. things to know: 1st pool area has a bar so no outside drinks allowed but the outer 2 pools allow coolers .. gated parking for one car only .. place is close to all sorts of stuff but most you will need car .. this is a wonderful place to rent a condo .. and no kegs of beer allow for all you crazy spring breakers : )

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank margo812
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Address: 400 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6617
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #33 of 35 Speciality Lodging in South Padre Island
Price Range: £114 - £208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royale Beach and Tennis Club 3*
Number of rooms: 139
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