Ratings based on 428 Verified Reviews
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4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
RIU PALACE MEXICO: GREAT HOTELPosted Jul 16, 2014
Location: MANY NICE TOURS AND ALL VERY GOOD. IF YOU GO TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN OR CANCUN GO TO ISLA MUJERES IN THE SAMBA CATAMRAN AND CHICHENITZA. WILL NOT FOGET!!
VERY NICE HOTEL, PEOPLE ARE EXCELLENT, FOOD IS AMAZING, POOLS AND BEACH ARE VERY NICE. THE ROOM IS SLIGHTLY SMALL BUT VERY, VERY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from r colorado
Nice hotel next to beachPosted Jul 14, 2014
Good customer service, very clean, good food, nice rooms; would Defenitly go back
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from New York
Amazing experience.Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: The friendly staff and the delicious food.
Location: The hotel is located only a 10 minute drive and a 25 minute walk. There was a path that led into town that was very safe and very clean.
While looking at places to have my destination wedding this hotel stood out. I choose the hotel based on the reviews I saw online and it didn't disappoint. All my guests were very happy with their stay and not one person had any complaints. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The facilities were clean and the layout was simple. My husband and I got married in Playa del Carmen at the Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen and had our reception at the convention center at Riu Tequila Mexico, located right across the street from Riu Palace Mexico. We had access to Riu Tequila and we often went to the night club located there. The staff wasn't as friendly and I was always glad to return to our hotel and see our friendly bartenders and servers. I'm very happy I choose Riu Palace Mexico and I will definitely go back.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Wy
Rui Place MexicoPosted Jul 7, 2014
Cons: Entertainment Personal!!!
Location: If you go across the street there are some cute shops but very pricey.You can take a taxi ride for seven dollars to 5th street and there are shops
The Rui Was just perfect.The Hotel was very clean. I felt very safe at all times all the food was wonderful. I drank all the water and was never sick. The Hotel is on the beach with a 10min walk to the beach.The beach is beautiful.If you walk down the beach other places have ropes gating the water area which I did not like.You will not be disappointed at this hotel.All the drinks were good.The only thing I did not like was the entertainment staff were very very inappropriate with me and my three older daughters asking us if we thought they were sexy etc.. not going to go into detail but I will say they were very scared!! We hid from them our last day.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from new york
Great hotel...nuff said!Posted Jul 7, 2014
I got married to my wife in Mexico and our friends and family stayed with us at the riu palace Mexico (reception at the riu tequila right across the street). In short, this is probably the nicest all inclusive we have been too. The layout is modern and very easy unlike other hotels that sometimes seem like a maze. Here everything is more or less in one place as far as food goes (restaurants and buffet). I liked that there was one main road that went straight through the pools, pool bar, gym/spa, extra buffet and then ultimately the beach (which is great/no rocks). For 20-30 something's, this is definitely a family resort and the riu tequila is way more upbeat and has the dance lounge (none at palace) but you are only a 70 peso cab rise away from town if you are looking for some more action later in the evening, or you could cross the st. The palace bracelets are good at the tequila or any hotel for drinks and meals although the riu palace Mexico is the best as far as good goes. The food at this buffet is very good and you will not be dissapointed. We were definitely sad to go but we will have great memories of Mexico and especially this great resort. Enjoy!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from llanogrande colombia
Riu Palace I love youPosted Jul 3, 2014
The Riu palace Mexico at playa del carmen make my vacation the best time ever . It is clean . Great food. Nice hotel room . Great amenities. The best beach and ocean I have ever seen . I felt sorry when I left . The ac is a little moldy by it is ok I guess is normal considering the hot weather .
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Whitestone, NY
Great all-inclusive hotelPosted Jul 1, 2014
The hotel is very nice and there's more food than you can ever eat. The buffets for breakfast and dinner were good but we went to the steakhouse for dinner and it was a very very nice meal with appetizers, filet minon, salmon or lobster for the main course and dessert. The only problem I found with the hotel was that the rooms were always humid; maybe because there is no air conditioning in the hallways leading to the rooms. The drinks are endless, but not strong unless you ask for them to make them a double. I would definitely go back because I found it to be nicer than the other Riu hotels in the area.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Gainesville, VA
We had a great time in this resortPosted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: beach, hotel ground, foods, drinks, and staff. Lots of shades with palm trees.
Cons: pool water is rather warm, it needs to be cool a little. Room needs to have a ventilation system.
Location: Walking distance to local shops. Water activities on site with extra fee.
The hotel ground is beautiful, staff (all around) are very nice, beach scenery is great, lots of activity to do. We had some minor hicup in our room, the AC did not work properly on the first day, after a call, they fixed the problem, no other problem since. Foods are excellent, I read some reviews before booking my trip, not sure what people were complaining about. Drinks are good, all bartenders were very nice. Although the alcohol seems to be water down a little bit, it is fine with me, but I thought I should have mentioned in this review. Our room is comfortable, but not a fan of the open floor bathroom. There is a live band playing nightly, pretty good. The specialty restaurant is okay, but I would recommend to stick with buffet restaurant (i.e. Don Julian), because of variety and convinience. Pool is okay. there are 4 pools, but the water is rather warm.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA
Great vacationPosted Jun 28, 2014
This was my second time staying here, thinking it was different due to the renovations a couple years ago. My last stay was good but the renovations made it great. The rooms are much better and more comfortable. The staff hustled at every moment. The food and entertainment was excellent. I can not wait to go back.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Boston
Beautiful.Posted Jun 27, 2014
Pros: The food!! And all the staff just love to give you drinks!
Cons: The beach was dark and deserted at night. I feel there should be a tiki bar with torches and music. Limited choices and times for room service.
Location: Playa del Carmen is a bit more relaxed than Cancun. We went to Tulum, Mayan ruins, went zip lining and rappelling, but the dolphins were a waste.
Riu Palace Mexico, so I'm told, is the nicest of the Riu hotels. I don't have any personal experience with any others, but I can say this place is gorgeous, the food is phenomenal, the staff is friendly and the hardest working people I've ever seen with smiles on their faces at all times. A very relaxing atmosphere.