Riu Palace Mexico-All Inclusive

Avenida Xaman-Ha Manzana 3 Lote 4, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77710, Mexico
(5 star hotel)
#5 of 492 hotels in Playa del Carmen
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Spring Break destination

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 22, 2009

the Riu Palace was a typical all-inclusive setup. About 20 buddies and I went down there for our senior spring break trip. it's basically just a week of nonstop beer/mixed drinks. The Riu is only a $5 cab ride to downtown playa, and you can split it 4 ways, so I'd say location is great. If you're an adult looking for a quiet, beautiful location, DO NOT GO HERE. People kept complaining to the front desk about the noise. Unfortunately, when you place hundreds of teenagers in an all-inclusive setup, it's going to get loud.

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the best on the RIU strip

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 4, 2008

This hotel is the best out of the 5 RIU properties on the beach.
The food is very good, although it seems to be the best at the buffet. The beach is probably the nicest out of all the hotels on that strip.

Accommodation is great and very, very clean.

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One of PDC Best AI's

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 5, 2007

We stayed here for a week in December 2006. All said, we loved the RIU Palace Mexico and would return in a heartbeat. Great service and best beach in town.

Unique Quality: The lobby is over the top gorgeous and checkin was quick and easy. The meals were excellent and varied at the buffets. Great selection of salads, fruits, hot dishes and desserts. Every night's offerings had a different theme (Italian, Seafood, Mexican, etc.). The other restaurants were just okay. Try room service. Food service was impeccable. None of the rooms are really on the beach or have much of an ocean view. Although they are spacious and clean. The minibar is well stocked and free. A small tip ensures your favorite beverages are plentiful. The main pool is nice with a swim up bar. Take an aerobic swim class. The spa is nothing special, but you are able to get a massage on the beach. Drink service is also available at the beach. The night time entertainment if fun, professional and the Vegas style lounge is cozy and the drinks flow freely. You are also able to visit and dine at the other nearby Riu hotels. The RPM jewel is their beach, which is arguably the best in PDC. It's lined with date palms and hammocks. Security keeps the local beach vendors at bay. Try the outdoor restaurant near the beach.

Directions: Playacar Hotel Zone

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Relax like you mean it:)

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 2, 2006

This place was amazing!! Not exactly cheap but it was so worth it, you get what you pay for! It's a beautiful resort, all inclusive, top shelf drinks, yummy food, GREAT service. It has 2 swimming pools, a children's swimming pool, jacuzzi, a swim-up bar, 5 restaurants,in-room liquor dispenser & minibar, tennis courts, big rooms with balcony, daily activities & entertainment in the evenings: usually live music followed by a show. It seemed more like a family place to me, because usually by 11pm the nightly entertainment is over & it's definetly not a party place. There is a club across the street @ Riu Tequila resort, but I only went there once, did not care to go back....however, downtown is a $5 taxi ride away & there are many clubs over there, many right on the beach. This is a beachfront resort as well. There were many couples & many Europeans at the time I went there. I highly recommend RIU Palace MExico & I can't wait to go back!!

Directions: 35miles/56km from Cancun Airport
1.8 miles/3km from Playa del Carmen

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All inclusive the way to go!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 22, 2005

All the drinks and food you can take. The resort provided enough of what we might need for lounging around and being happy with no worries. Being able to take off to more local and less tourist-type places was easily accessible. But for staying on the beach and sunnin', this was perfect

The Extrodinary Riu Palace

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 23, 2004

Looking on VT I was surprised not to find anything about the Riu Palace. We have been to Playa for the past five years over April vacation. The last two having stayed at the Riu Palace. All of our other hotels were beautiful but the Riu was extrodinary. Service was personable and wonderful. Maids, bartenders, front desk people all remember your name. Room is huge and clean. Lovely balcony large enough to sleep on. The first year we had a suite which was like a small cottage. Sitting area, huge walk in closet, seperate room for wet bar, alchohol dispensers (all inclusive resorts!). Last year we had a standard room which also was massive. Seperate seating area that you walked down a couple of steps to get to. Food is wonderful and waiters are very professional. Grounds and beach area are beautiful and nightly entertainment is fun and family appropriate. Once or twice a week vendors from the city come with their silver, leather, ceramic wear, etc. and set up around the pool and dining area. Lovely and not at all pushy. Beware though, you will pay more here then in the city which can't be missed. $5 set cab ride into town. Cabs are everywhere. Walk around Playa for lots of great sites and buys. Do not pay full price for anything. Start at half of what they want and work up. You might have to walk out but if they want to sell they will follow you. Lots of cute and inexpensive places to drink and eat. Most resorts in Playa are all inclusive which is the only way to go. Don't miss the lovely shopping village across from the Riu Playacar. Entertainment and some really good deals. The Riu is a chain so there are four hotels in Playa that you can enjoy if you stay at the Riu Palace. You can eat, drink and enjoy the others. You will want to spend all of your time at the Palace as the difference in quality is noticeable. The Palace is the flagship there so if you stay at the other resorts YOU CANNOT enjoy the Riu. Only have access to the others if you are at the Palace. Enjoy!!

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Address: Avenida Xaman-Ha Manzana 3 Lote 4, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77710, Mexico

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Fitness Center
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  • Continental Breakfast
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