Romano Palace Hotel & Suites Acapulco
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Well here we go breaking another rule....we arrived in Acapulco at night after a lovely drive through the steep cactus covered mountains leading from Taxco to the coast. Fortunately for us there is a tourist center in the terminal and he had sheafs of listings for hotels and we could choose based on price and amenities. We chose the Romano Palace, …
... really get in without a private yacht. So each end of the bay represents 2 different class extremes, and the middle is a strip of fast-food, retail shopping, and over-priced family restaurants. I stuck mostly to the old town, as it had more character and energy...but after a day I was good to go. There wasn't really anything to keep me interested, and I was looking forward to the laid-back style of Puerto Escondido.
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Today we spent the day sailing down the coast of Mexico. From our map, we are off the coast of Acapulco. No port stops today as we are heading to Guatamala, which takes two nights and two days sailing to arrive. The waters are very calm and the sailing very smooth. We are both very relaxed and Johnny is enjoying the variety of foods on board.
... The resort itself is quite pleasant and really enjoyed the sunsets. Also recommend trying the Fish and Ceviche at La Genuina. The restaurant is out of the way but the textures and flavors were really amazing. The restaurant itself was situated in a warehouse type building with local bands and music. Someone quoted that this looks like a Salma Hayek ...
... shooting a documentary there! Sometimes (very rarely) when you are travelling, you get introspective moments, where you think ‘is this what I should be doing ‘– should I not be working, or be working on a career, or saving up for a house, or getting married, or having children etc etc. Having just turned 27, and getting to the age where some of your friends are settling down, you do think about it a bit more, but waking up that Tuesday morning in the middle ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Romano Palace Hotel & Suites Acapulco
Not bad for the price
Stayed here in Feb. 2004. Rooms were clean, staff at the front desk friendly and helpful, excellent location across from the gay beach.
Also close to some good places to eat. good value, but the downside is that is across the street from several open air discos that play really loud music until 4am. Bring earplugs if you stay here... otherwise you will not get any sleep.
Hotel is not bad.......but service and food???????
I stayed in this hotel because the brochure made it very attractive, the hotel wasn't bad, but the food and services were just awful.Electricity would go off when drying my hair, elevators took for ever, you could take a snooz while waiting. Food was the same everyday.........spicy.... suitable for mexicans only. The best meal of the day was breakfast.
You May Want to Rethink Your Decision
Location is GREAT - However, service is horrible! Although I am a fluent Spanish speaker, I had extreme problems getting the service promised in their brochure - blow dryer, towels, safe in my room to work. Whoever reported this hotel was a four star needs to rethink their decision, was drunk when they gave it, paid off by the management, or was there 50 years ago! If you're willing to compromise service based on it's location, you'll enjoy it. Unfortunately I read their brochure and believed the comforts I was to enjoy - don't believe everything this hotel publishes!
View From Balcony
We had a large , comfortable room on the eleventh floor. I especially liked the view from the balcony where we could watch the bungy jumpers across the street, as well as a great view of Acapulco bay. The hotel staff was courteous and helpful with the exception of one employee who kept me from giving a four star rating to our experience. The television requires a remote control to operate it, and we picked one up at the front desk. . . it didn't work so we called for another. One was quickly sent up, and we thanked the deliveryman but didn't tip him.
He slammed the door of our room as he left. Unacceptable behavior in my mind.
This hotel is great if you are young and are there for Spring Break. We found this hotel and ended up there 2 years in a row for Spring Break. Considering we payed almost 1/2 of what some of our friends payed for the same week, we made out like bandits! Ya the accomodations aren't the greatest, beds are hard, the food stinks what can you do. We walked (or cabbed it if we were to intoxicated) to Wal-Mart, about a 20 minute walk from the hotel. We bought beer, spirits and snacks and hoofed it back. Very cheap to do this. McDonalds is a trusty eatery that is about 5 minutes from the hotel as well. The pool area at the hotel is decent too. The pool is well maintained and nicer than some of the other hotels pools we visited while on spring break. All in all this hotel is an amazing deal for spring breakers, its a place to come back and crash after a hard night of Acapulco partying!
This is was by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Only one elevator was working and when your staying on the 12th floor, it can be a pain. Don't go all inclusive because their food is tolerable for the first 2 days, but the next 5 you'll be walking to McDonalds everyday. There was only one outlet, one light was working, and the bathroom water wasn't clean. The worst experience was when I got a spare pillow at night in the dark only to look at a yellow-stained pillow in the morning. You'll regret staying here!
An OK place to stay
The Romano Palace was not what I expected but was not bad. It is good considering what we paid for it. The beach is across the street , which was not a problem to get to. Rooms are clean and the service is good. Perfect hotel to stay to for spring breakers or vacationing young adults. It is close to everything!!
Couldn't have picked a better hotel for what we wanted to do and pay!!!!
I went to Acapulco 2 years in a row and both times stayed at the Romano Palace. It was perfect, it wasn't too expensive and it was in a prime location. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The view was amazing, if you get an ocean view room. Although it wasn't beach front, the beach was right across the street, so it wasn't a huge issue. The only problem we had, was with the elevator, there was only 1 small elevator for the whole hotel. So sometimes there was a long wait to for the whole. There is stairs though if you are willing to climb a few cases to get to our floor. I would definetly recommend this hotel to everyone.
Pefect Location for Young Party People
This hotel is perfect for people on spring break. It isn't too expensive, close to pretty much everything. Even though it isn't beachfront, you can walk about 10 minutes and have a perfect spot - though this really sucks when it is hotter than 100 degrees - but why else do you go South?!?!?!
Bottom line - decent location, decent price, percet for students - Have Fun!
You can find a better place!
Do not stay in this hotel if you want to get any sleep! It is located on the Playa Condesa right across from the very loud beachside bars that blast 80s music until 4 or 5 in the morning. It is impossible to sleep, and closing the flimsy windows and patio doors does not keep the noise out. In fact, it was so loud that we had to almost shout to be heard in our room.
Also, after a rain storm, our shower and sink spouted only brownish water for 3 days.
You can easily find a better place for the same price.