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Houston
1 review
3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2005

We did the 4 day/3 night deal from April 28 to May 1. This resort is average. The pool is small compared to other resorts and the beach erosion really takes away from this property. I think peopel were coming over from the Riu Tequila (resort is not on beach), so it felt more crowded. The Riu Tucan is still...

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QLD Australia
Reviewed 2 May 2005

Myself and 3 friends just got back from the RIU PLAYACAR, just outside of Playa Del Carmen last week, and after reading reviews from this site for weeks before we left, I HAD TO HAD TO HAD TO come back and write my own! THIS PLACE ROCKS! I was quite dubious heading off, because of all the "It's ok, but...

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23Thank janey_poo
Cypress, Texas
Reviewed 2 May 2005

Returned yesterday from Riu Placar. Considering all the other choices, would not stay there again unless price was considerably more attractive. Staff great and food fine, but there were other problems. Went with adult daughters and their husbands plus my spouse. Close to Playa del Carmen if that's an attraction to you. Meals - Seatings at 6:30 and 8:30. Seems...

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10Thank mygetaway
New York, NY
Reviewed 28 April 2005

We are in our early 30s and have a 6 year old boy, stayed at riu playacar from april 19-26, 2005. Before going on this vacation I had read others' reviws and found them helpful. We requested a room in a north building, on a 3rd floor, facing the hidaway. And we were given exacttly what we wanted after I...

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Calgary, Alberta
1 review
18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2005

Our family stayed at the Riu Playacar from April 15 - 25th. Had an absolutely fantastic time. Kids 10 & 19, had lots to do, close to Playa del Carmen and convenient shopping across the street. The hotel was immaculate, our rooms had a musty smell like all resorts we have been to in the tropics, but the air conditioning...

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Fremont, Nebraska
1 review
30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2005

We just returned from the Riu Playacar! We had a great time! We are in our early thirties---and we found there are things to do for all ages. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon and we were immediatly greated (the second we got out of our shuttle) by someone to help us with our bags. We walked into a beautiful...

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So. Dakota
Reviewed 26 April 2005

Just read a recently posted review about this resort-and was appalled at the "attitude" of the writers. The review was bad from beginning to end, just what you would expect from people who can't have fun unless they are being waited upon hand and foot & thier every whim/desire fulfilled. Now for a real review of this resort. This was...

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Collingswood, New Jersey
1 review
37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2005

We just spent our Honeymoon at the Riu Playacar from April 10-17 2005. This place is awesome!! If you are used to staying at the Ritz then this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a relaxing yet fun vacation for a very decent price then this is the place for you. We booked out trip...

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Toronto, Ontario
1 review
11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2005

In 3 words - DON'T DO RIU. Go to the Playa DelCarmen/Mayan Rivera but Don't stay at the Rius. Bad service, bad food, bad attitude! My husband and I went to the Riu Playacar for our first anniversary and were Very disappointed. The service is terrible! It started the first night when we arrived late, around 9pm, and asked where...

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Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2005

We stayed with our two children (boy 16 and girl 13) from March 26 to April 9, 2005. This was our first trip to a sun resort since our honeymoon 18 years ago, and we loved it. The resort was everything we could have asked for. ROOMS - Check in was quick and painless, 10 to 15 minutes. We asked...

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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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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 14,374 - ₹ 29,215 (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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Riu Playacar Playa Del Carmen
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Hotel Riu Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen
Hotel Style:
#30 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#38 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#41 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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“Block 7 or 8 have beach views. Ask for a courtyard room.”
 of 5 bubbles Darrel76, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to request a room with a balcony or they will stick you in one without”
 of 5 bubbles badf2017, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Roms on the second floor facing the ocean have spectacular view at night”
 of 5 bubbles EstherAleman, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No Elevators so ask for a first floor room”
 of 5 bubbles stoggie, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sections 7 - 8 are closer to pool and beach but FYI it is a walk no matter what.”
 of 5 bubbles Fishy62, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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