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|Distance to city centre||1.9 km|
|Distance to airport||52.0 km|
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Pretty property and nice beach. Staff as always was pleasant and helpful
Quality of food has declined dramatically. The pool is in deplorable condition and needs extensive renovations
Location was beautiful, loved options of Pool or Beach, clean rooms, friendly service, food was pretty nice for an all inclusive.
It was very purple, but ...
Food, Beer Selection
Beautiful location, and such a friendly staff!
We were here for our marriage, the room was way below average with ants, and a broken toilet right off the bat. We're eventually moved into a sweet like we should of been originally.
The professional, courteous staff
No, as a world traveler this is my favorite so far. I wish there was an airport shuttle. I didn't realize that I had to contract this service until I got there.
Set in upmarket district of Playa del Carmen, the Riu Palace Riviera Maya is an upscale, all-inclusive resort set on a pristine section of beach. The hotel presents a Las Vegas casino glamor and glitz and balances it out perfectly with the hacienda-style architecture and massive gardens.
Located in the Playacar resort area, the complex is shared with five other classy hotels from the Riu chain. Walk along the beach to downtown Playa del Carmen, where plenty of bars, restaurants, and retail shop await. Cancun is an hour or more north and makes for a perfect day trip, as does Xel-Ha and Xcaret parks, the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza.
The 400 rooms at the Riu Palace are traditional hacienda-style with furnished balconies and views of the gardens or courtyard. Guests can choose from Junior Suites, Suites and Whirlpool Bath Suites. Every room is spacious with separate sitting areas and large beds. As guests upgrade, space becomes larger and more luxurious amenities are added. Coffeemakers, liquor dispensers, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and more are included in all stays.
Sparkling turquoise water and the gorgeous white-sand beach is a main draw for guests. A huge ocean-view pool offers over 13,500 square feet of space with a swim-up bar and built-in tables and seats. There are tons of activities throughout the day, including beach sports, pool games, and evening entertainment. There is also a kids’ club, a spacious fitness center along with a relaxing spa with unique treatments are also available for guest use.
Six restaurants, four bars, and 24-hour room service give guests an array of dining options and they can also dine at any Riu resort in the complex.
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- Nice building
- Recreation staff is nice
- Friendly service
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Why should I stay at Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Considered to be a premium Riu resort, you will have access to all of the other properties within the Playacar area, including Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Playacar, Riu Tequila and Riu Yucatan. This means you can change up your scenery every day; lounge by new pools, eat at new restaurants and meet new people. Located roughly 2 mi from the heart of Playa del Carmen, the tropical oasis has a relaxed atmosphere that is far removed from the thumping nightlife and club district. This also means that the white sandy beach is maintained at a picturesque standard, plus seaweed is raked up for your convenience.
What dining options are there at Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
A wide range of cuisines are available to order including Brazilian, Japanese, Mexican and International Fusion. At Don Manolo you will find a buffet to feast on, with something to please every palate. Don Manolo has live cooking stations to watch, as well as theme nights throughout the week including seafood, gala, Caribbean and Asian.
Where can I watch a sports game when staying at Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
The resort has a dedicated sports bar that broadcasts live games from all around the globe. Tasty meals such as hot dogs and salads are available as well as a fully stocked bar. To pass the time in between games, there is air hockey and billiards tables.
What exercise opportunities are there at Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Daily group fitness classes are run by energetic trainers and include stretching, toning, cardio, yoga and aqua aerobics. You can also have a hit of beach volleyball or ping pong whenever you’d like. Kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and bodyboarding equipment is available for use out in the ocean.
What performances are there at Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
An expansive entertainment program runs throughout the day and night, with the live music at La Piñata club a highlight. Other concerts to see include Mariachi performances, game shows, retro night and tributes to music legends such as Michael Jackson.
What is the best way to get to Riu Palace Riviera Maya from the airport?
A number of private travel companies offer van shuttles from Cancun International Airport. The drive will take around 55min and pre-purchasing your trip can secure a price of roughly 1,220 MXN (approximately 64 USD), with space for up to 7 people.
What beach amenities are there at Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Sun loungers are exclusively reserved for hotel guests down on the beach. Waiter service is available while you relax on the loungers, a premium service that is not included at standard Riu resorts.
What activities are there at Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Pick up a new skill during your vacation by trying an introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool. One free session is available to all guests and will prepare you for deep diving in the ocean. There is lots of fun to be had with bocce, darts, rifle shooting and organized water games. (Prices checked 11/07/19).
Where is Riu Palace Riviera Maya located?
Riu Palace Riviera Maya is located at Avenida Xaman-ha, Mza 9 And 10, L1, 1.9 km from the centre of Playa del Carmen. Playacar Golf Club is the closest landmark to Riu Palace Riviera Maya.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Riu Palace Riviera Maya.
Does Riu Palace Riviera Maya offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Riu Palace Riviera Maya offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Riu Palace Riviera Maya offer free parking?
Yes, Riu Palace Riviera Maya offers free parking.
Does Riu Palace Riviera Maya offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Riu Palace Riviera Maya does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Riu Palace Riviera Maya from the airport?
Riu Palace Riviera Maya is 1.3 km from Playa Del Carmen. Riu Palace Riviera Maya is 19.2 km from San Miguel de Cozumel.
Can you bring pets to Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
No, pets are not allowed at Riu Palace Riviera Maya.
Does Riu Palace Riviera Maya have a pool?
Yes, Riu Palace Riviera Maya has a pool on-site.
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Most Popular Landmarks
- Playacar Golf Club 138 m
- Aviario Xaman Ha 0.9 km
- Yucatek Divers 1.8 km
- Calle Quinta Avenida 1.9 km
- Playa principal de Playa del Carmen 2 km
- Parque 28 de julio 2.1 km
|Playa Del Carmen||1.3 km|
|San Miguel de Cozumel||19.2 km|