Fun Royale Hotel

, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Fun Royale Hotel

, Puerto Plata
Playa Dorado - Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic Hotel Website | 809-320-4811
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9/10
Great staff and service
Submitted by: CECELIA in 19/03/08
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Been going 14 years. It's a great place to go, friendly staff, great bar. They are great. Keep up the good work.
9/10
Fun Royale-Tropical is FUUUUUUN!
Submitted by: Jackie in 30/12/07
  • Age Group:
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type:
Three children ages 11 to 16, Grandomother 50 (who only travels 5 star), and 4 parents ages 39 to 49. It was a blast! I was inebriated most of the time, but everything else was top notch. Staff were incredible! Ramone (Spagetti) and Angel made the week for my kids. (Raome has Megans studded bracelet)
I recommend this resort ONLY if you want to have fun. If you want a relaxing week to read a book, don't go to a resort called "FUN" It had to be the best priced resort of the year. Well under 1000.00 only because it is not right on the beach. The beach bar was fantastic!
Selling time sahre...all you say is no thanks, and that is it. They will be pleasant to you the rest of the week. When you see them they treat you like they know you.
My fave part, (besides all the booze you can drink)are the cats. I always took my leftovers to them. (on the sly, cause your not supposed to)
I wonder if all my bartenders will remember how to make "Yellow Bird" Because, even the grandmother will return every year now! Planning my next trip as I type.
9/10
It was so great
Submitted by: paula in 03/11/07
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Fun tropicale was so mch fun. The animation team was fantastic especially spaghetti, jose, angel an carlos. The food was really really nice and the 24h bar was really good, you should try the Brasillian and the italian reastaurant but you just have to book itthe weather was not as nice as it could be but the animation team did everything to make us happy. I meet so many fantastic people. Love u all.
10/10
Great Staff
Submitted by: Sarah in 30/08/07
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
The Fun Royale Is The Best Because Of One Staff Member, Don't Get Me Wrong I Love Them All, But Jose Nunez Was The Best. Missing You Babe.
9/10
Excellent
Submitted by: Jade in 02/01/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
Loved everything about this hotel especially the animation team: Johnny, Caramello, Pikatchu and Andreos. I'm especially missing Johnny, boy he was such fun and very fit :-) The food was really nice especially the jacket potatoes at 5 in the morning, yumyumm. The alcohol definitely wasn't watered down either, the lager tasted just like Stella, the cocktails were nice, also definitely try the fruit punch (you can have it without alcohol), very nice. The shows at night were really good and different each night, some nights they even did water shows where they would be in water dancing and stuff. All the staff are very friendly and kind. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any one of all ages, I am going back in 3 months and counting :-)
9/10
Our 2nd time there ane we loved it more!!
Submitted by: Jackie in 12/12/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Dominican Republic
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
There were four girls in our group ranging from age 30 to 43. We were in the Fun Royale in August 2005 and were nervous about returning. We had nothing to worry about as 2nd time round we had an even better time.

Staff from last year remembered us which was so lovely, Daniel the Barman, Rico and Saffy the dancers. They were so welcoming and happy to see us back! This year we spent more time laughing and dancing with the animation team: Jonny, Domingo, Jose, Andrei and Pikachu. We've booked up for 2006 and can't wait to catch up with them. We couldn't fault any of the staff they were always happy to help.

The food was good and we loved the fresh fruit and salad. Get up early to book the Italian and Brazilian restaurants, it is worth it!

The shows were great, get round early to guarantee a seat. The guys are great dancers, Anthony got a standing ovation, maybe that was for his 16 pack though! The shows are not Broadway efforts but get with it an enjoy, you are on holiday afterall. I did the club dance every night. Its good exercise and a bit of a giggle! The only problem with the shows was the kids running wild despite the staff asking parents to keep their kids away from the stage and the changing rooms. This is the fault of parents, not staff. Parents please keep an eye on your kids!!

The rooms are cleaned daily, we tipped the cleaners at the end of the holiday. Some people tipped daily but you get clean towels every day regardless.

It rained for two afternoons and one full day. The rainy day activities are limited, but the same can be said about any sunshine resort. We just played bingo, darts, did some dancing and chatted to the boys, not bad for a rainy day!

As this is a hotel and resort for couples and families in the evenings after the show the place cleared out, even the 24 hour bar wasn't that busy most nights. We just jumped in the free taxis to Roadway and Hemingways each night. Friday night in Roadway was amazing. Mangu on the Saturday was even better. The music is mainly latin music, merengue, bachata, salsa but R&B was played a lot too. Sean Paul and Shakira were never off the turntables. The Dominican men are a bit naughty when they dance, if you don't like it say no. We loved the music and the dancing and the Dominican way. The men in the Dominican Republic can dance unlike most men from the British Isles. A group of Irish lads staying at our hotel tried to dance with some local girls but the locals couldn't move for laughing. I did try to help with their moves but they were having none of it. Take part in the dance lessons at the hotel, the staff can show you what to do. Otherwise get yourself to Mangu and see how the locals do it!!

For those looking for a romantic break or a 5 star hotel for 3 star prices don't come here. For families and couples wanting to have a good time this is definitely the hotel for you. For singles, ladies can have loads of fun if you are happy to love the music and dancing; for the boys, there are not hundreds of single ladies waiting for your attention but there are lots of daytime activities for you to enjoy, give the dancing and the music a chance and you never know what will happen.

Fun Royale / Tropicale Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/10
Itz definately fun at the Royale Tropicale
Submitted by: Lauren in 24/11/06
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
This resort has changed allot over the past ten years and as one of there frequent holidaymakers I'm pleased to say it is getting better each time I visit.
If you do stay here, I hope your visit is as good as mine.
10/10
Best ever
Submitted by: Lauren in 30/06/06
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
The Fun Royale/ Tropicale is one of the best hotels ever. I have been there a number of times and am still satisfied with my visits, and am returning next week

Historical Traveller Reviews of Fun Royale Hotel

Excellent Resort - 5 stars are not enough!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I absolutely loved this resort. I visited the resort May of 2003.
Exceptional value, excellent food at all times of the day (I highly recommend the all-inclusive package), great drinks. The specialty restaurants on site are outstanding - the Italian and the Brazilian.
Hard to say which one was better - both were excellent. The staff put on shows that can be seen by the entire family. I specifically loved the lunch served at lunch at the beach. The grounds are kept clean and tidy at all times and staff are more than happy to help you. I visited the resort with 2 small children - staff was always willing to help, entertain. Plan on taking the boat trip out to Sosua for the day - totally worth it (see the Tour desk). I'm already planning the trip back for 2004! Thanks Fun!

Vwery Relaxing

from Pevil4
Just returned from a 2 week stay at the Fun Royale. Had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Our room was in the Royale section and was kept very clean by the daily maid service. The bar and other staff were always cheerful and very accomodating. Although the resort was at full occupancy while we were there, there was always room at the pools (one quiet, adults only pool, one activities pool), beach and the restaurants. Definetly try the Brazilian restaurant -all food is cooked and served on a spit. But go hungry as there is 7 or 8 different servings. The beach, which is a short walk or shuttle ride away, is not in the class of Punta Cana, but you can walk on the beach miles in either direction of the resort. Overall, we enjoyed every aspect of our stay at the Fun Royale. If you realize this is a 3.5 star resort, and have 3.5 star expectations, you should also enjoy the Fun Royale.

Nothing Great

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the FunRoyale Feb/03 for 1 week. Before we even got settled in, my girlfriend and I were placed in a room that was not requested.
The air conditioner leeked water everywhere and the door latches did not lock. Once this was all settled we ended up getting a room transfer to a balcony suite. The food was horrible, my girlfriend got sick after 2 days and myself, who rarely gets sick almost survived the entire week. You'll noticed if they have a special one day (ie Fish), the next day you will have fish soup or something weird they'd do with the left overs. Entertainment was just ok, however the attractions at the other resorts were better. I recommend Crazymoon or the karokee bar for a good time. The Beach was awful, there was coral everywhere and water wasn't clear blue. If youre expecting an inexpensive getaway this is the spot for you, nothing great, just ok.

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from STLUCIACALEDON
My Husband 2 year old, and I stayed here in Feb 2003, it was okay......for there to be a kids club, even though my child couldn't go to it the buffett didn't cater to children at all. I would have expected that they have fries on the dinner buffett as well as the lunch, as my child didn't like much they had to offer. My child isn't a picky eater either....As far as the rooms go they were awful. We had someone coming in daily to fix our leaking air conditioner, it was pathetic, when we complained they did NOTHING.....the shows they had were great....really entertaining.....the pizza place at lunch was a great place to eat, and the pool was great!

Loved it

from A TripAdvisor Member
My Husband and I love this place it was really great. The pool is the only thing that was upsetting but for the food and the people that made up for everything. The entertainment was great. We won tons of Rum with the games that they had. Mind you that we went in Feb. 2003. The kids club was great I am planning to take my kids there in 2005. PLEASE TRY THIS RESORT. You won't be diappointed.

My second home!!

from stormer69
This hotel is excellent. I have stayed here a total of 5 times, and am itching to return. The food is good, always an excellent variety. The grounds are beautiful and very clean. The staff is superb, very friendly and extra helpful. The beach is not as bad as some people have said, tends to be windy though. All in all excellent holiday for your value. I can't wait to return to my second home.

Good Value

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just got back from Fun Royale. Great Value and loads of fun. We went with our 3 kids and had a great time. The staff always had lots to do for the kids, especially at night. The beach wasn't the best but a quick taxi ride to Sosua will exceed your expectations. Everything is not so Cheapi Cheapi so beware. Food was good and the beach bar had plenty to offer. If you can get a good deal go for it you will get your money's worth !!!

Great Value

from A TripAdvisor Member
The only disappointment I had was the beach. Other than that, the entertainment was decent and the staff was polite. I was impressed with the food which was good and varied. For the price I paid I would certainly go back.

Hate it

from A TripAdvisor Member
I don't know why there are so many people says good things bout this hotels, but I'm really disappointed. Beach area is terrible, the worst of all. Food is also bad, except the brazilian restaurant. The building is in bad shape. The moment I walked into the reception area, looking at the pool, the buildings, my excitment was gone. Will never come back to this hotel again
Management Response from A TripAdvisor Member
Im the Managing Director for Fun Royale/Tropicale Beach Resort.As this review is very generic could you please explain in more details what you did not like about my hotel besides the beach your comments are very important to us.As 3+ hotel we believe that we give excellent service and quality specially in the food area see other reviews.I would like to comment however on your statement about other clients wich have stayed with us and enjoyed the holidays wich are a lot.You say that you don`t know why they wright good comments.As much as i respect yours you should also respect the view of the others.Thank you for your comments.Feel free to contact me personally.Best RegardsMario Mattana

Great Value!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just got back from a week at Fun Royale. Excellent Value for the great price we got through GoTravelDirect in Ottawa. Great Pools, Surprisingly good restaurants for a 3+* all inclusive (a very authentic a la carte Italian restaurant). Great range of activities, we especially loved the included horseback riding excursion. We also lucked into a great 3rd floor corner room with 15ft wooden ceilings, tons of windows. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the resorts in the Playa Dorada complex. It's lovely and very safe. One piece of advice - take bug spray for evenings outside!

Top Local Tips for Puerto Plata

trips out ocean worls is great do one of the experiences we did the dolphins, and the jeep safari is lots of fun also tha cable car

GET TAXI FROM AIRPRT TO HOTEL Dont use the coach service provided by the tour company to get you from the aiport to the hotel. Get a Taxi at the airport- prices are clearly displayed , really cheap ,and faster.You'll be by the bar having a drink then the coach you would have been on will turn up an hour later.

Must Do's Must go up the mountain on the cable car. You must take a drive and walk hrough the city. You absolutely MUST take a taxi by motorcycle..little scary at first but one of the highlights of my trip.

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Other names for Fun Royale Hotel

  • royale beach hotel
  • hotel fun royale beach
  • fun royale dominican republic
  • fun royale beach hotel
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  • fun royale
  • Address: Playa Dorado - Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic
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