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Hotel Riu Santa Fe
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Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

I just came back from riu sante fe. I went to Los cabos April 16-23, 2012. The weather is amazing. It is extremly hot. At night it's warm with a little breeze. I went with my husband. Both of us are 26. This resort is more to party. I would not recommend this resort to families or for honeymooners. In the middle of the night you hear drunk people wandering around. Usually we go to five star luxury resorts but this time we tried something different. I had a lot of fun but I would not go back I rather stick to five star resort. A lot of people from riu palace would come to our resort in the night time because they said there resort was too quiet and our resort was live.

Pros
Resort is beautiful
The view is amazing
Pools are nice
Steakhouse and Asian Restaraunt are good
Jacuzzi in the spa is free and is heated

Cons
Pools are cold
Food is not the best and is always the same
The beds are so uncomfortable that every morning your back will hurt.
There is only two English channels and there is no pay per view channels
The beach water is unsafe to swim
Every night you will hear drunk people wandering around making loud noises
Had to make reservations early in the morning
More than half the employees do not understand English

P.s if your single or want to party you will love this resort. This is a three star resort.

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2  Thank sparklez999
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

I have read many reviews of this hotel and was more than a little jaded headed into this trip which was a large group of about 25 including 2 little ones under 1 and my grandmother over 75. I can easily speak for the entire group when I say THIS RESORT IS AMAZING!

-Every single inch of the resort is in imaculit condition, all staff members were pleasent and spoke English.
-Check in was flawless and included beers or margaritas.
-The main buffet area was excellent for both breakfast and dinner should you chose not to eat at one of the restaurants. The omelet bar and cappuccino machine were staples in our daily routine.
-The Itialian restaurant was great was worth going to.
-The steak house is amazing in both food and service not to mention its proximity to the ocean.
THIS IS A MUST DO!
-There are 2 main pool areas, the one(s) near the ocean, and another in the center of the resort. Both are excellent and have different things to offer. The pool(s) near the ocean have a lot more going on and a perfect if you'd like to be near the "action". The second pool is beautiful and perfect if you'd like a little more quite time.
-Our room in building 2 was clean and very spacious with a nice pool view balcony. In my opionion, the beds are a little hard, but not enough to complain about (as in other reviews). Our safe was big enough to hold our iPad and our other valuables & the mini fridge was always stocked full of water, soda & beer.
-The beach is beautiful and the views are amazing, by far the nicest beach I've stayed on in Cabo. The vendors are not overly pushy and Javier was great in getting us a good price on jet skis.
-The center "hub" of the resort has 2 bars that are always full of people looking for a good time as well as plenty of people watching the nightly shows put on by the entertainment staff. Great place to be.

DO NOT ALLOW THE OTHER BAD REVIEWS ON THIS RESORT SCARE YOU, THIS IS PARADISE!

Room Tip: Building 7 is better located to be near the ocean, but building 2 is near one of the buffets and was quiet as well as had an amazing pool view.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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10  Thank 3DinAZ
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

This was a good hotel overall. The rooms were clean and maintained. The buildings looked really nice and maintained. The drinks were flowing and the staff were friendly and on the most part helpful.

The only downside i found was the quality of the food at the buffets and asian restaurant. We opted to go to town for some really good steak and seafood, which i would recommend if you don't mind spending a few extra $$.

The hotel was quite large to walk around, but what do you expect, it is a Riu after all! That being said, we stayed in building 7 and it was like a smaller private hotel within a larger resort which made it nice and convenient for the most part. The beach is right in front of this building, which was a nice surprise, and the ocean view rooms on the front side of this building have some amazing views. But that being said the currents are strong and you should be a strong swimmer if you want to play in this ocean.

Room Tip: Opt for the top floor if you want the best ocean views!
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank zee0man
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Easy and fun. Well run and good service. The evening shows did not wow me, but the hotel accommodations and food were decent. I would've preferred larger beds (queens instead of 2 doubles).

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank guerracool
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Reviewed 23 April 2012 via mobile

I love the Riu Santa Fe. This is my fourth time at this hotel. If your not into party crowds I wouldn't recomend!

Caution: If you plan on paying for your rooms at the hotel they don't take USD. Credit card and MX. $12.00 taxi ride to the bank one way.

Front desk can be un helpful at times

Rooms are clean but room service comes around 9:00am so put your do not desturb sign out the night before. They will come back later.

Food is good for a buffet with lots to choose from. Never made reservations for the restaurants.

The alcholo is sweet and watered down but caution it will sneek up on you!

Pools have amazing vews and they have the pool in the middle that's not as busy and less drunk kids.

I will continue to recomend this hotel but if you want a quiter hotel this is not for you!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank CJRR
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