Ratings based on 959 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom Texas
AwesomePosted Feb 25, 2015
Pros: Great pool.
Cons: More Mexican food at the buffet.
Location: Take ferry to Isla Mujeres and rent a golf cart.
Such a great hotel. You get access to all other Riu hotels as well. It was fun to check out the other hotels and still be able to drink and eat at them. The Palace Peninsula had excellent service. Not once did we encounter an unfriendly hotel employee. The food was ok, but it's what you would expect at your neighborhood buffet restaurant. Lots of selection. If you don't like something you can always try something different. Evening entertainment was fun.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom las vegas, NV
Nice Hotel with great food and servicePosted Feb 25, 2015
I really enjoyed my stay at the Riu. The staff was friendly and always offering food and drink. The facility was clean although I did notice some cracks in the walls in ceiling that could use maitanence, nothing too major though. The process of getting reservations was a little tedious because I did a lot of excursions during the day and by the time I got back the customer service lady was gone for the day. But the buffet is great to eat everyday and has so many different types of food with certain theme nights 3 nights a week. When I did actually eat at the steak house restaurant I actually just whished I would have ate at the buffet. Overall I would come back best 8 days I've spent.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom West Chester, PA
Relaxing vacationPosted Feb 24, 2015
Pros: Everything was wonderful.
Cons: Pillows were exceptionally lumpy and the noise level at night was over the top!!
I always ask myself, would I return to this hotel? In this case, the answer is definitely yes. There are so many positive aspects of the resort: staff, food and overall accommodations were tops in my book. We have been to all of the Riu resorts in Cancun but Riu Caribe, and this is by far the best one. There were only 2 small complaints: the pillows were terrible, very very lumpy and the noise level at night. Unfortunately, my husband I am enjoy our days and retire usually by 10pm. Our room was right above the outdoor entertainment area and there was no escaping the music until it stopped at about 1130pm. Needless to say, until I used earplugs, I did not get the much needed rest for 2 nights. Again, I would highly recommend this resort. Just make sure you bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper and go early to bed!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Feb 24, 2015
Overall an excellent choice. Only downside was that it was difficult to get reservations at the specialty restaurants. The buffet always had a good selection and was presented well.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Very nice new facilities, good food, and cleanPosted Feb 23, 2015
Pros: New modern hotel with very nice and clean accommodations. Very large and nice lobby area, lots of room and seating at various locations throughout
Cons: Lunch cooked outside was very good, but only one line and very slow moving.
Very nice and new resort. Very clean and modern with great food, drinks and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend to others and would like to stay there if I go back to Cancun
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Boston,MA
Very nice hotel.Posted Feb 23, 2015
Location: The hotel location was approximately 1/2 hour from downtown Cancun which we enjoyed but can be pretty funky at times. The vendors were a bit much!
Very nice hotel but a certain section of the beach has rocks "hidden" in the sand which was a bit dangerous - other sections of the beach were perfect.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom minnesota
Wonderful staff and servicePosted Feb 21, 2015
We stayed here for 5 days and it was wonderful service, very spacious pool area and beach. There is lots to do for everyone, great beach next door at the Riu that you can go to that doesn't have as big of waves. If you want to eat at one of the restraunts make sure you make reservations right away when you arrive as they fill up quick. The rooms were big although we requested a king bed we got two double beds and they pushed them together which ended up being just fine. We will definitely stay here again!
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Miami FL
AmazingPosted Feb 21, 2015
This hotel is absolutely amazing. Very well located. Staff personal is great. Food is amazing. I just left and I am coming back. As always RIU hotels are awesome.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom California
Nice hotel close to beach and ferryPosted Feb 21, 2015
This was our first time in cancun. The hotel was very clean and the staff was so helpful! We enjoyed the beach area and the endless drinks! We were very happy with the experience and would definitely come back!
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Chicago, IL
Beautiful hotelPosted Feb 20, 2015
The staff was amazing and the hotel was beautiful with great food and night shows. Only negative experience was at the Italian restaurant... just not good main dishes. Stayed at its sister hotel RIU Palace Las Americas a few years ago and prefer it slightly to the Peninsula.