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Hotel Riu Playacar

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Reviewed 5 May 2006

I have travelled to Playa Del Camen area about 10 times in the last 4-5 years. Every place I've stayed has been wonderful, each in it's own way. The Riu Playacar was a very nice hotel for the money. I've stayed in better looking rooms but you pay more too. The grounds are lovely, food was wonderful, room.....just OK, but...

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12Thank Can_we_go
Maryland
Reviewed 5 May 2006

Just returned from 5 days at the Riu Playacar. Went with 3 friends all in our late 30's, and we had a blast! The hotel was very clean and the staff were very friendly and accomodating. The Playacar does not have as many restaurants and amenities as the other Riu hotels, but it is close to the beach, and we...

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14Thank Kelly90210
England
Reviewed 2 May 2006

We are a couple in our mid thirties from England. We have never visited the caribbean before and this holiday met all our expectations. There were a few negatives, but nothing that would deter us from returning to this fantastic place. I'll start with the good: Good The staff - hardworking, helpful, polite, nothing is too much trouble The grounds...

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39Thank eclipsicaluk
Waterloo, Iowa
Reviewed 1 May 2006

We just returned from the Rui Playacar April 27th, had a wonderful time, beds are hard, but liveable, rooms were cleaned every day, beware of bugs, I got bit up, but my husband did not, made a lot of wonderful new friends. Only complaint I really have is the drinks and food, we were told there was international beers-not true,...

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8Thank Heartland
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New York
1 review
5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2006

Just returned from a 4 night stay at the Playacar and I wish I'd read the reviews before I went. My biggest complaints are as follows: 1. Musty rooms with cheap and soiled sheets, towels, showercurtains. 2. Beds as hard as wooden planks 3. nylon coated bedspreads with cigarette burns on them 4. STRONG chlorine smell coming from water in...

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Minneapolis, MN
1 review
7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2006

Came for a wedding. The price seemed kind of steep, so I figured I'd indulge on the all-inclusive food & drinks. The buffets were the same everyday and mediocre- much of it seemed pre-packaged/frozen, with some good authentic choices. The staff was great, wonderful bartenders. Our room was decent except for my first and unexpected bedbug infestation I only realized...

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Minnesota
1 review
19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2006

Had the best time ever! They have great food, entertainment, a beautiful beach with plenty of chairs. The staff was friendly and helpful at all times. The RIU Playacar is only approx. 45 minutes from Xel-Ha Park, Xcaret, & Tulum. We did Xel-ha & Tulum. Xel-Ha had great snorkeling for fish, but did not have the coral that you can...

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Kingsport,Tennessee
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9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2006

We had a group of Seniors and adults 30 total. the rooms were very clean and maintained well, the frig wat stocked with drinks and the bar was also stock with several brands of liquors. they were replenished every other day,was included in price. the food was great I felt like i was on a cruise, lots of option either...

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 April 2006

We stayed at RIU Playacar at the end of March 2006 and had a great time. In 2005 we were married there. We had a room on the top floor which was kept very clean. The maid service was excellent. We would go down to breakfast and by the time we got back, our room had been made up already....

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6Thank Stewie3
Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2006

Mexico and the Riu Playacar were more than we could have hoped for. We were told the best time to go was in March, and the weather did not disappoint. We were a group of 6 adults. The beach and ocean were beautiful. Played volleyball on the beach and took several walks to view the other resorts. There are always...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* In the Playacar resort area, along with the Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Yucatan and the ClubHotel Riu Tequila hotels * Main building and 8 annexed buildings * Located on the beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Surrounded by 21,000 m2/25,000 sq. Yards of tropical gardens * Mexican Street, next to Riu Yucatan * 100 m/325 ft. From various shops * 55 km/34 miles from Cancun Int'l. Airport ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Playacar

Address: Avenida Xamen-Ha | Manzana 6, Lote 6, Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: ₹ 14,411 - ₹ 28,822 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Playacar 4*
Number of rooms: 396
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Riu Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen
Hotel Style:
#29 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#37 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#40 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#50 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#57 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“Ask for a room overlooking the central walkway.”
 of 5 bubbles rozi1967, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor was very convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles Jellybean1951, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have their pluses. Beachfront doesn't mean a lot as you're 500 yards from the water with plenty of palm trees in the way.”
 of 5 bubbles T5729PGstevem, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask front desk about rooms with better humidity control”
 of 5 bubbles carao251, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in building 7 or 8 but make sure you're on the walkway side. Back side is dark and damp!”
 of 5 bubbles LKAPP, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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