Life slows down to a leisurely pace at Posada Real Puerto Escondido resort hotel. Situated on the beach in beautiful Puerto Escondido, guests at Posada Real Puerto Escondido hotel enjoy unequaled access to Bacocho beach, one of the most exclusive and scenic beaches of Oaxaca's Emerald Coast. The spectacular gardens which surround the hotel create a soothing ambiance where guests can relax, read or admire one of the most spectacular sunset views in the Pacific coast of México.
First: the grounds are gorgeous. The building is clean and well-maintained, and the beach club is very pretty and on an uncrowded beach. Rooms are cramped but pleasant and very clean.
But an "all-inclusive" resort should make you feel at ease amongst its abundance. And Posada Real utterly fails at this, introducing scarcity to make routine tasks stressful.
The food: it's Ok quality. I'm not picky but it's tasty and appropriately Mexican. The drinks taste good. But there's a complex schedule of what food and drinks are available where, and we had a way of always finding ourselves in the wrong place for what we wanted, and in some cases with no food at all. For example, at 5:30pm no food can be had at the beach club!
There are three bars at the hotel but at most one is open at any time. Inevitably, there are long lines for food and drink and that serves to ration your access.
Towels: there is a towel accounting system. But to get and return towels you're often using the front desk, which is understaffed and usually dealing with a complicated check-in. At the beach club towel people disappear at inopportune times. Again, long lines for a very simple task.
Shade: In the middle of the day there is no shade to be had at any of the pools or on the beach. At the beach club, there are some umbrellas but those are claimed early. I learned to show up a couple of hours before my family to await an umbrella to be free. Staff said there were no extras. Just buying 10 or so more umbrellas would greatly improve the experience. Or just build some shade!
Internet: It's 2022 and wifi doesn't work in the rooms at all. In the lobbies, it works maybe 60% of the time. Staff were indifferent to my complaints. Bandwidth is terrible: to download a movie for the plane took a couple of hours sitting in the lobby.
Is a great hotel, BUT MASK OVERKILL.
Apr 21, 2022
First I want to say we did have an enjoyable time here except for one thing, mask overkill.
In an open air lobby area they were requiring face masks, in the beach club to walk in in the open air area, mask required. It is well past time to do away with these especially in the heat and humidity there and this is the only reason for my 2 star review which would have otherwise been a 5.
Am planning on another trip to PE but if this hotel is still mask required everywhere will not be staying there again.