4.5
Very Good 8957 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Catalonia Royal Tulum – Adults Only – All Inclusive in Xpu-Ha, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Xpu-ha Beach and Bel Air Animal Park. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Cenote Cristalino and Ecopark Kantun Chi.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 288 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and free minibar items. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Plasma televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature hair dryers and bathrobes.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 7 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Catalonia Royal Tulum – Adults Only – All Inclusive
Carr Cancun Chetumal Km 264 5
Xpu-Ha, 77790 Mexico

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 8957 Reviews
You won’t be disappointed!
Reviewed 15 hours ago

We loved everything about this place and plan to come back! It really was one of our best experiences and most personalized treatment we have received. Staff are amazing, food is delicious, every corner of the resort is clean, fun, relaxing...fantastic!

Can't wait to return for our 13th visit!
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my mother and I’s 12th trip to the Catalonia and 4th for my best friend. We so enjoy this resort! It is small, quiet, clean and lovely. This is not a place to go for spring break or to party. It is peace and quiet that we so need. They have a beautiful pool and beach that are always just the right temperature. Yes, there is some seaweed but all beaches on this side of Mexico are experiencing the same and they have workers tirelessly cleaning the beach early every morning. We have always enjoyed the breakfast and lunch buffets and can’t imagine someone can’t find something they like with such a variety. My mother enjoyed her omelet’s that were made to order and my friend always made a huge salad for lunch. If you upgrade to Privilege, you can enjoy the restaurant BeLoved on the beach for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But if you can’t afford the upgrade, no worries, you’ll still have a great time! We usually try all the restaurants once and then go back to our favorites. We are so pleased each year when we return and see the same staff. They go above and beyond to ensure you are having a good time. If there is anything you need, just ask! Call reception or leave a note for housekeeping staff. We always bring an American/Spanish dictionary so that we can write (or at least try!) to write our requests in Spanish. But, many of the staff speaks English and other languages. Please, please tip the staff! They work long days, six days a week and always have a smile on their face and ready to ensure you have a wonderful time. I can’t imagine how many miles the wait staff walk that serve drinks at the beach and the pool! And we just love Rosa! She is part of the entertainment staff and we look forward to hearing her laugh every year. Thank you to: Isabelle in Reception, Miguel in Guest Services, Victoria our housekeeper, the incredible wait staff: Amalia, Rosario (there are 2 of you!) Amado, Sandy, Angel, David, Enrique, Esteban, Aracelli, Alessandro, Carlos, Fanni, Roberto, Juan and Gabriel. We know we have forgotten some names but certainly not your faces and we can’t wait to see you next year!
Muchas gracias a todos nuestros amigos de la Catalonia!

Sunny days
Reviewed 4 days ago

Overall a good experience. I loved the nature filled pathways. The coatis made everyone happy and cheerful. The entertainment team and the staff in general worked pretty hard to make us feel good and comfortable. Beach cleaning should be improved.
Thank you for a pleasant, sunny week!

Honest Opinions
Reviewed 4 days ago

My fiancé and I took a trip from 2/24 - 3/2 to CRT and we absolutely loved it! We traveled to Catalonia Maroma last year and decided to give CRT a try this year. We booked privileged and we're so glad we did because having access to BLoved was the highlight of our trip! I truly enjoyed having the option to come there at any moment of the day for a meal or snack especially with the amazing views. We got up in the morning for the sunrise and hit BLoved for delicious juice and breakfast, cappuccinos were amazing as well. Everyone at the resort was very friendly, especially Adolfo- I remembered to write his name down because he gave great service. The only negative thing I have to say is that I wish we had a better welcoming- I believe it was Christian who helped us check in when we arrived. I compare this experience to when we arrived at the Maroma location (felt very comfortable and welcomed by staff there). My fiancé and I both noticed the awkwardness when checking in... I guess it kind of started the experience with a bad impression, other than that, we truly did enjoy our stay at CRT. We had a lot of seaweed on the beach during our stay, BUT the staff did a fabulous job trying to clean it up and the water was still beautiful. The restaurants had no waits during the times we went and food was delicious at each one (we really loved the lasagna at the Italian restaurant, wish I could take it home). Thanks for a memorable trip!

Second Time Stay
Reviewed 4 days ago

Firstly, I'd give the resort a 4.5 out of 5, but I'll be generous and round up. We do like the Catalonia Royal Tulum, having stayed here for the first time in 2017. It was a risk to go back to the same place (at least, that's the theory as voiced to me) but we decided 'better the devil you know', etc. It was a smart decision. Everything we enjoyed about the resort the first time we experienced again, despite the long drive from Cancun airport (more than an hour). We did not step foot off the premises once we arrived. The property is small (288 rooms), adults only (which simply means no children, nothing else). Occupancy during late February/early March was about 80%, with Italians being the most numerous peoples (nearly half). Americans, Canadians, Germans, and some others. If that matters to you (recognizing that each culture behaves a certain way, mind you). But everyone got along 'swimmingly'. I could detect no 'wear and tear' that you might expect of a place after two years - it was still pristine and smart in all respects. The staff are friendly but in no way unctuous. Occasionally - such as the pool bar or smoothie bar on the beach - you run into staff who are perhaps overworked and a little more curt than those in the restaurants. No one has their hand out but all appreciate a tip if their service warrants such (have some small denomination pesos (20s, 50s, 100s) available and don't automatically think everyone appreciates US dollars). I generally only tipped at dinner, which was table service, and the valet with suitcases. Rooms are clean, well appointed, and well stocked. Except for the 3rd floor (I think, never having stayed on the 3rd floor) the rooms are all 'dark', with the vegetation off the balconies blocking most sunlight (and anyone from seeing you on your balcony). Try to get a 3rd floor room - we had no luck in our two stays, but we were upgraded each time to a Privileged room (they're just a little nicer). Restaurants are all great, depending on your taste, of course. The nicest venues are those in the open (the Asian, Tapas and Steak restaurants). They are also the most popular but I saw no line ups (I did in 2017, but that was Easter). People tend to eat beginning at 19:30 to 20:00. Funnily enough, the restaurant we enjoyed the most in 2017 (the Steak restaurant in the pool pavilion) was the one we liked the least this time. Too American in style and unimaginative in menu. The Tapas was our favourite - great food, well served and the sharing aspect a nice touch. All restaurants were good though. You will be approached by some staff wearing white shirts displaying 'Maravillosa', Catalonia's premier travel club. They seem to double as concierge as well (so they say). It's up to you if you want to devote the hour they request to hear the detailed pitch (we did not, and I recommend you read into this before committing to anything). Once you politely decline (or accept, I suppose), they will leave you alone but still assist you in any way they can (so they say). The sole blip in an otherwise perfect week was when the hotel's wireless, which had been adequate in rooms and even around the pool, went down the last evening and the next morning, when we departed. Only the lobby had access, and poor at that, so communicating with home, airlines (i.e. check-in), etc was difficult. No one seemed to be doing much about it except "the technicians were working on it". Well, they worked for about 16 hours straight with no success by the time we left. But, let me put things this way - we had a week of 30 C weather with no rain and few clouds. The pool was lovely (the ocean less so due to the seaweed). Plenty to drink and eat, and comfortable and relaxing surroundings. It was the paradise we had hoped for. One day I hope to have a third review of this resort to post.