Ratings based on 114 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by CL from London, UK

Lovely St Lucian Hotel

Posted Jul 29, 2013
I had a wonderful time at the hotel in July 2013. The suite was spacious, well decorated and very clean. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Good location, directly on a beautiful beach and walking distance to Rodney Bay's shopping mall, casino and restaurants.
5 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Ken from USA

Rodney Bay Classic Goes Hip

Posted May 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
I stayed at the Royal years ago (Nelson Mandela had stayed there not long before we did). Now, 17 years later, the rooms at the Royal have been recently refurbished into chic, romantic hideaways. The bath area could be listed under "water sports," we loved the huge waterfall shower and bubble bath tub. Upon arrival, each room is adorned with scores of fresh cut tropical flowers, which also cover the bed, your robe pocket and the bath towels. For entertainment, you are right on the strip, close to every kind of dining, drinking or dancing. However, the best meals that we had, were at our own beach front hotel. The ocean water was warm, with a hard, smooth sand bottom. The views were perfect and we took advantage of the plentiful jogging/walking trails (for more vertical, take the beach left and keep going after the beach ends). We also sailed from a very handy rental, just a short walk down the beach. Next time we will take the Segway tour. They have them fitted with floatation tires, so you can go anywhere! The staff was super friendly and helpful, and even gave us a ride to a spot that was difficult to explain on a map. The pools were beautiful and well maintained. In short, this hotel is perfect for sport-minded, romantic couples, or mixing business with pleasure (great spa)!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jack from Virginia, USA

People fall in love with this place.

Posted Nov 22, 2012
Pros: The staff, the beach, the Chic restaurant.
Cons: No elevators for my aging knees!
Location: The location in Rodney Bay area, is one of the Royal's most appealing features, with excellent restaurants directly across the street & shops nearby.
After 7 stays at the Royal, I consider the people working there to be wonderful friends. From the casual in-pool bartender, Troy, to the estimable sommelier/maitre d', Marc, this excellent staff makes up for some of the points I might take off for minor upkeep issues (e.g., showers in the steam room/sauna, etc.). Most of the people that I run into at the Royal are returning guests.
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Tom

I just loved it!!!

Posted Oct 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
I had a room with sea view and I just loved it. The bathrooms were just like I want them. Lots of space with lots of nice and clean water. The bed and air condition where good. All the people working in the hotel are friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant could have been better, but the egg omelet was very nice for breakfast. Lots of nice restaurant nearby, so not to worry!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 27, 2011 on Hotels.com
Very outdated rooms. Food was terrible. All staff were very nice and tried to be accommodating. Many people around on beach and streets trying to sell things who were somewhat unpleasant when refused. Nothing much to see in immediate area. Beach was great.
5 out of 5
for Other
by A verified traveler from Johnstown, PA

Great experience

Posted May 29, 2011
Everyone was extremely friendly and made our stay very enjoyable. They made us feel very welcome
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Trinidad

Will definitely stay there again.

Posted Dec 29, 2010
Location Amazing. Room Luxurious. Service Extremely friendly. Food remarkable. In our words Perfect.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Woodview, Ontario


Posted Oct 24, 2010
This hotel should not be listed as a 4 star resort - it just barely makes a 3 in my books. I unfortunately booked here for 2 weeks. There are about 7 channels, two are spanish only, no sound on the BBC channel and you don't even get the local channels. What they advertise as a king bed is two twin beds put together. The furniture is old and extremely uncomfortable. I would not recommend anyone stay here. LM
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Randolph, MA

The Royal @ Rex Resorts needs an upgrade

Posted Jul 14, 2010
This is one of the oldest Resorts in the Rodney Bay area of St. Lucia. The lease on the property is coming to an end, so the owners are not investing into the property. The Hotel itself is in a great location for dining and shopping pleasure. The exterior was nice, but needed some upgrades. The rooms were nice but aged and there were only 7 channels available on a 42 inch LCD television that they had to replace with a 19 inch projection because it didn't work. The US 110v outlets kept tripping so I made many calls to maintenance to reset. There were no 110v outlets in the bathroom, so an electric shaver was out of the question. I had to remind the maid service 4 out of 8 days to leave wash cloths. The fitness center, well lets just say they may as well not advertise it. Pool was very nice and food at the hotel was just okay, but surrounding restaurants were good. Both ice machines on my side of the hotel were out of order.
4 out of 5
for Other
by A verified traveler from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Fanciest Hotel in Rodney Bay

Posted Jun 21, 2010
In general this hotel was great, yet, I recommend you go for rex not royal if you'd like to save some money. All in all, stay at Rodney bay.