Pros

  • Walking distance to Cancun's popular nightspots
  • Set on particularly attractive stretch of beach
  • Some rooms have kitchenettes and jetted tubs
  • Choice of three restaurants and poolside cafe
  • All-inclusive plan available
  • Freshly cut flowers throughout the hotel
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Cons

  • Flat fee for Wi-Fi
  • Some rooms show signs of wear
  • Lower-level rooms can be noisy
  • Most rooms lack balconies
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Bottom Line

The Sunset Royal Cancun Resort is a three-and-a-half-pearl resort located within easy reach of some of Cancun's most popular bars and restaurants. It features a particularly pleasant stretch of Caribbean beach -- complete with lounge chairs and daybeds -- as well as a decent-enough swimming pool and a selection of dining options (all-inclusive rates are available). Apart from the renovated upper-level rooms, many are showing signs of wear, and poolside noise can be an issue. Overall, while it lives up to expectations for a resort of its price range, it's certainly not the most impressive option in the area. It may be worth comparing rates with the Beach Palace or Gran Caribe Resort

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Kids Club
  • Pool
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

Sunset Royal Beach Resort

Scene

Pleasant -- if not particularly striking -- resort on a picturesque beach

Built in 1992, the Sunset Royal Cancun Resort is not among the newer hotels in the area, but a 2010 remodeling and renovation breathed new life into the resort. While lacking the visual impact of some of Cancun's larger, more upscale hotels, the Sunset Royal has pleasant rustic-style touches, plenty of colorful artwork, and particularly abundant floral displays sourced from flowers grown by the hotel itself. A bright, central courtyard is festooned with potted palms, tropical plants, and hanging ivy that cascades the length of the hotel's eight floors. The resort presides over a particularly picturesque stretch of beach -- considered one of the best in Cancun -- with calm turquoise waters and the coastline's signature powdery white sands. The guests are a mixture of young tourists, vacationing couples, and families, including a lot of repeat visitors, most of whom are from colder parts of North America. 

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Location

On Kukulcan Boulevard, within walking distance of Cancun's popular nightspots

The hotel is situated in Cancun's Hotel Zone towards the north end of the Kukulcan Boulevard, a long stretch of road lined with numerous hotels that separates the Nichupte Lagoon on one side from the Caribbean sea on the other. The hotel is within walking distance of the area's lively commercial center, complete with the ever-popular Hard Rock Cafe, Senor Frog's, Coco Bongo, and many more restaurants and nightclubs. Cancun International Airport is a 25-minute drive away, while the hectic downtown Cancun is around 20 minutes by road. 

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Rooms

Light, airy rooms with freshly cut flowers and marble bathrooms, but poolside units can be noisy

The hotel's 234 rooms are decorated in light, neutral tones with polished stone floors, colonial-style furnishings, and freshly cut flowers. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors that open to views over the Caribbean Sea or the Nichupte Lagoon, but most lack balconies or terraces. In-room amenities include minibars, flat-screen TVs with cable, and Wi-Fi -- though there's a one-off per device flat fee for Wi-Fi. Many rooms also include kitchenettes for simple self-catering. Bathrooms are finished in marble and have walk-in showers and wall-mounted hairdryers. Lower-level rooms can suffer from noise from the pool area and the restaurant, while stone floors can get slippery -- especially in rooms with bedside whirlpools. A few rooms are also starting to show signs of wear and tear, though higher-floor rooms have been updated. 

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Features

All-inclusive eating and drinking options and sea-front daybeds

The hotel offers a fair selection of dining options, including breakfast and lunch buffets at the Acuario and Capriccio restaurants. Bamboo offers an a la carte menu of Asian cooking. The terrace Aqua Grill provides light meals during the day and the Moonlight Theater has evening entertainment with an international buffet. All-inclusive plans are available and include all meals and most cocktails, though past guests have complained that the drinks served taste watered down.

While the pool is pleasant, the highlight of the resort is the beautiful stretch of beach on-site, featuring plenty of daybeds and lounge chairs with palm-thatched parasols. There is also a small spa on-site offering massage and beauty treatments and while there is a fitness room, there are no real spa facilities. 

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Things You Should Know About Sunset Royal Beach Resort

Also Known As

  • Sunset Royal Cancun Resort

Address

Blvd. Kukulkan Km. 10, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Sunset Royal Beach Resort

Scene

Pleasant -- if not particularly striking -- resort on a picturesque beach

Built in 1992, the Sunset Royal Cancun Resort is not among the newer hotels in the area, but a 2010 remodeling and renovation breathed new life into the resort. While lacking the visual impact of some of Cancun's larger, more upscale hotels, the Sunset Royal has pleasant rustic-style touches, plenty of colorful artwork, and particularly abundant floral displays sourced from flowers grown by the hotel itself. A bright, central courtyard is festooned with potted palms, tropical plants, and hanging ivy that cascades the length of the hotel's eight floors. The resort presides over a particularly picturesque stretch of beach -- considered one of the best in Cancun -- with calm turquoise waters and the coastline's signature powdery white sands. The guests are a mixture of young tourists, vacationing couples, and families, including a lot of repeat visitors, most of whom are from colder parts of North America. 

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Location

On Kukulcan Boulevard, within walking distance of Cancun's popular nightspots

The hotel is situated in Cancun's Hotel Zone towards the north end of the Kukulcan Boulevard, a long stretch of road lined with numerous hotels that separates the Nichupte Lagoon on one side from the Caribbean sea on the other. The hotel is within walking distance of the area's lively commercial center, complete with the ever-popular Hard Rock Cafe, Senor Frog's, Coco Bongo, and many more restaurants and nightclubs. Cancun International Airport is a 25-minute drive away, while the hectic downtown Cancun is around 20 minutes by road. 

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Rooms

Light, airy rooms with freshly cut flowers and marble bathrooms, but poolside units can be noisy

The hotel's 234 rooms are decorated in light, neutral tones with polished stone floors, colonial-style furnishings, and freshly cut flowers. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors that open to views over the Caribbean Sea or the Nichupte Lagoon, but most lack balconies or terraces. In-room amenities include minibars, flat-screen TVs with cable, and Wi-Fi -- though there's a one-off per device flat fee for Wi-Fi. Many rooms also include kitchenettes for simple self-catering. Bathrooms are finished in marble and have walk-in showers and wall-mounted hairdryers. Lower-level rooms can suffer from noise from the pool area and the restaurant, while stone floors can get slippery -- especially in rooms with bedside whirlpools. A few rooms are also starting to show signs of wear and tear, though higher-floor rooms have been updated. 

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Features

All-inclusive eating and drinking options and sea-front daybeds

The hotel offers a fair selection of dining options, including breakfast and lunch buffets at the Acuario and Capriccio restaurants. Bamboo offers an a la carte menu of Asian cooking. The terrace Aqua Grill provides light meals during the day and the Moonlight Theater has evening entertainment with an international buffet. All-inclusive plans are available and include all meals and most cocktails, though past guests have complained that the drinks served taste watered down.

While the pool is pleasant, the highlight of the resort is the beautiful stretch of beach on-site, featuring plenty of daybeds and lounge chairs with palm-thatched parasols. There is also a small spa on-site offering massage and beauty treatments and while there is a fitness room, there are no real spa facilities. 

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Best Rates

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Laundry

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Swim-Up Bar

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