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Riu Palace Mexico

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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3 Nights with Air from $799 All-Inclusive
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With a modern vibe and laid-back luxury feel, this beach lovin' destination puts you on one of the prettiest stretches o ... More

Customer Rating 69 Reviews
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4.6
Service
 
4.9
Beaches & Pools
 
4.7
Dining Options
 
4.4
Room Comfort
 
4.4
4.6 out of 5
"Beautiful grounds and gorgeous beach. The service was very good. Everyone was very friendly and extremely attentive. The room, grounds and the resort in general was kept impeccably clean. The restaraun..." – gailadk
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4.6
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4.9
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4.7
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4.4
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4.6 out of 5
"Beautiful grounds and gorgeous beach. The service was very good. Everyone was very friendly and extremely attentive. The room, grounds and the resort in general was kept impeccably clean. The restaraun..." – gailadk
77 out of 82 (94%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Welcome to Dining! taken at Crystals Neat place! our room 2nd floor RIU Palace beach wedding My grilled lobster from Riu Palace Buffet best service ever!
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February 21, 2017
Riu Resort

The resort was typical as I feel most of these places are. It did have an updated more modern feel. The people were great, service was good. If you go plan on taking a short taxi ride to 5th ave. All the shopping and restaurants and bars anyone could ask for. I loved Mexico but would try other resorts next trip. One huge complaint my wife and I have is with Elliot at cheap Caribbean. He was great on the phone and helpful in many ways and all was good until ,y wife and I arrived at the airport to find out we WERE NOT SEATED TOGETHER!!! I mean are they kidding me??? Anyone who books a get away trip with their wife would expect to sit with her. I have never in all my years of travel had this issue and I hold cheap Caribbean at fault. Of course the airline blamed them and they blamed the airline but cheap Caribbean was at fault. I would never fly American Airlines again either!!


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
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4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
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3.0
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From: New York
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 16, 2017
Nicer than the pictures

Not a blade of grass out of place here. Even better than I could have imagined. And we visited all of the other Riu resorts in the area just to find out that this one was our favorite by far.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
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5.0
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From: Hartford, CT
Age: 25-34

January 5, 2017
Visited RIU Palace Mexico December 26

RIU Palace Mexico Overall excellent experience. Quick and surprisingly friendly airport. Efficient airport transfer with friendly Local Expert lasting about 45 minutes with less than 10 minutes waiting. We had 2 clean, spacious rooms however with only courtyard views. The beach is long since it includes multiple resorts and is wide covered with powder sand. It is cleaned daily. Many available beach chairs and pool chairs. No need to get up early unless must get particular place. Beautiful resort, clean rooms, modern decor, well maintained, although not brand new. Excellent tasty food with plenty choices. The wine is bitter so even though they may leave a full bottle with you it will most likely remain full. Otherwise drinks are good made to your spec. No need for reservation at restaurants and main buffet is excellent. You can use other neighboring RIUs for lunch. Riu Tequila has better entertainment to compensate for no-direct access to the see. Riu Playa Car appears to be a little bit of lower caliber and Yucatan much noisier with blasting entertainment during the day. Swimming pools are close to each other, however each has its own function. There is one for those who must through the ball or play in the water, one for those who need sit in the water while drinking and one for those who like to swim. There are some very shallow water pools as well. Popular drinks are distributed on the beach and around the pool by the staff, therefore there are no long waiting lines at the bars. The SPA has hot and cold tubs. As typical pools and drink bars close at 5:30 or so. We thought that AC was not working but it was just slightly open balcony door that has a sensor to stop wasting energy. In room liquor bar and refrigerator is always stocked up. All things are good it is up to your attitude how nice your vacation will be. For us the worst was the JFK airport when it took almost 1.5 hours to get out of there due to computer problems.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Albany, NY
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 3, 2017
Disappointed

Resort was nice but not up to what we expected. Food was just ok. Rooms were just ok, nothing special or a place you want to hang out for long. Hallways and night time entertainment made rooms loud and very seldom relaxing or able to sleep well. Drinks were not right. We couldn’t find a good mixed drink in the whole resort, the liquor they use just isn’t good or they don’t know how to make a good vacation drinks. Beer was fine but their wines were terrible too, and we aren’t wine snobs. Playacar area is aging and not a reason to stay in this area. We did enjoy being south of Cancun due to proximity to excursions. We’d go to Mexico again but not a Rui property.


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From: Atlanta, GA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

The Riu Palace Mexico features 434 suites appointed with furnished balconies, antique-style furniture, marble bathrooms and twin-sink granite vanities. Other amenities include turndown service, air conditioning, mini-bar, liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size) and an iron/ironing board.

Room Details

Jr. Suite (DBSB/SJSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Jr. Suite Superior (DBMB/SJMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

No reservations needed for any of the restaurants.

This palatial paradise has two shimmering pools, plus a prime beachy location. Sun worshippers, you'll be in love.

Tucked into a gated, upscale community, the swanky decor here is modern and chic.

This Beach Eden is geared for families and adults, so the crowd isn't a rowdy party crew.

Weights. Cardio. Stretching. It's going on every morning and afternoon.

Dipping into a relaxing steam bath and whirlpool after your stress-smashing workout.

Carving out some much needed naptime on the beach. The swaying palms will be your lullaby.

 

What We'd Change

Riu Palace Mexico's huge, lush grounds means there's lots of walking in store for guests. But there's no better way to work off vacation calories like a stroll around this beautiful resort.

 

Why You Should Go

Playa del Carmen offers oceans to do nearby: Mayan ruins, shopping, Xaman-Ha Aviary and golf.

Beach comb your way up and down the shores. Stop by a neighboring Riu for a free drink or two.

The exceptionally friendly staff always greets you with a smile and will pamper you the moment you arrive.

RiuLand keeps the kiddos entertained while you book a stress-smashing day at the spa.

Looking for some friendly competitions - why not, right? Tennis, ping pong and volleyball are favs.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Pool Bar
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • 6 Restaurants
  • 6 Bars/Lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Room Service
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Travel Agency
  • Alarm Clock/Radio
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Riu Palace Mexico

Av. Xaman-Ha Mz 9 y 10 Lt 1, Fracc. Fase II Solidaridad

+52 984 877 2280

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Mexico: Nestle in for an All-Inclusive Dream Vacation

With a modern vibe and laid-back luxury feel, this beach lovin' destination puts you on one of the prettiest stretches of white sands, where you'll find plenty of loungers for lazy days and water activities galore when you're ready to tap into your adventure-seeking side. Riu Palace Mexico caters to whatever your whims may be. They've got it all - sunshiny, sparkling pools, unlimited food and drink and plenty of ways to kick back in this dreamtastic paradise.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

The cuisine selections are varied, with a buffet bonanza of those tried and true foodie favs, plus "live" cooking stations so you can order exactly what you want. The a la carte dining is limitless with a Brazilian Rodizio Steakhouse, Asian-fusion and of course, Mexican. For additional lunches and snacks, head up the beach to the nearby Riu resorts. Beach appetit.

Don Julian
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: The restaurant offers a full American breakfast buffet, on-the-spot cooking stations, fruits, juices and Cava or a continental breakfast/snack. Lunch: hot and cold buffet and on-the-spot cooking stations, Italian and Mexican cuisine. Dinner: buffets and on-the-spot cooking stations, special evenings, theme buffets (three times a week).

Krystal
Type: Fusion
Hours: Daily two seatings at 6:45pm and 8:45pm
Description: Dining is a la carte.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear trousers and a collared shirt.

Miyagi:
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily two seatings at 6:45pm and 8:45pm
Description: A la carte Japanese food in an elegant atmosphere.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear trousers and a collared shirt.

Guacamole Beach
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Lunch, Daily 12:30pm-3:30pm; Dinner, Daily two seatings at 6:45pm and 8:45pm
Description: Beach restaurant, main course with table service, buffet for starters and dessert.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear trousers and a collared shirt.

La Bodega
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: Dining is a la carte.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear trousers and a collared shirt.

La Dolce Vita
Type:
Italian
Hours: Breakfast, Daily 10:30am-noon; Lunch, Daily 12:30pm-3:30pm
Description: A continental breakfast is served; for lunch, enjoy a variety of snacks, pizzas, pasta, fresh fruit and salads, and dessert bar.

All hours are subject to change.

BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Are you ready for a Mai Tai or maybe a margarita with a twist? Riu's gotcha covered. These friendly bartenders are more than ready to craft whatever cocktail you want. Best news of the day - it's all-inclusive and unlimited 24-hours a day. Salud.

Bar Cubano
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-7pm.

Los Mariachis
Show bar with terrace. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

El Kiosko
Pavilion bar with music. Daily, 6pm-10pm.

El Palmeral
Swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Lounge
Open 24 hours

Beach Bar
Daily, 10am-5pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

This beachy haven is located on primo beachfront property where white sands and turquoise waters rule. Swaying palms, sunshiny rays and two pools complete this vacation paradise. Find your lounger, beach lover, it's gonna be a good day.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Catamarans
  • Kayaking
  • Body boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool

Land

  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness center

Golf

  • 18-hole golf course available for an additional charge.


INTERNET

Riu Palace Mexico offers free Wi-Fi access in common areas and in guest rooms.

SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa offers a number of services that will leave you relaxed and recharged for an additional charge. Services include:
  • Beauty treatments
  • Beauty salon
  • Massages on the beach


WEDDING SERVICES

Riu Palace Mexico offers four wedding packages and the services of a wedding planner to help you plan the perfect wedding in a tropical paradise. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

Riu Palace Mexico offers RiuLand Kid's Club, which provides a daytime entertainment program for children ages 5-11. Daily 10am-1pm, 4pm-6pm. Movies 8:30pm-9:30pm. Hours subject to change.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Riu Palace Mexico is located 34 miles (20 minutes) from Cancun International Airport (CUN) and 2 miles from the scenic town of Playa del Carmen.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

Families
The resort principally attracts romance-minded couples and other adults, but children are also welcome.

Exchange Privileges
The fantastic exchange privileges program allows access to all other sister properties in the Riu Resort complex.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Smoke-Free Policy
Under Mexican legislation smoking is not permitted in the public areas of the hotel except in specifically designated areas.

Currency Policy
Please note that Riu Resorts in Mexico no longer accept or exchange U.S. Dollars at the front desk; ATMs are available in the lobby of each resort for withdrawals in Mexican currency.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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