Ratings based on 1,003 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom New Jersey

Nice hotel but...

Posted Jan 29, 2015
It was a nice hotel, staff were friendly and wonderful. The hotel needs some maintenance work especially the pool. The beds were not that comfortable. The blankets were ok -there was no comforter so had to use blankets in closer. Pillows uncomfortable. Menus for restaurants were limited. The food was good except for the Japanese restaurant. The hotel also needs more entrainment.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 28, 2015
Had a great trip to Riu Palace Maya Riviera. The beach is fantastic, the staff is top notch and the grounds are impeccable. The food in the buffet was hot and very good. We were not impressed with the restaurants- the food was the same buffet food, just not as fresh nor hot.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Indiana

Gorgeous hotel, friendly staff and beautiful view.

Posted Jan 27, 2015
I will go back to this resort and take my children. They were 13 and 7 and we had our best vacation ever. The pools, food, nightly entertainment, and beach activities were perfect for us.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Ky

Loved It!

Posted Jan 26, 2015
Do not pay attention to the haters! You will not be disappointed.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Riu Palace

Posted Jan 24, 2015
All in all the resort was very nice. The beach was amazing. We loved the trees over other resorts having umbrellas. The trees gave just enough natural shade. The beach was great and we swam almost every day. The buffets were great as well. My family loved having ice cream available all the time. The mail disappointment was the double beds. They are so small that it really is hard to sleep two people on a double bed. We had to ask for a roll away bed and then share the two double beds with three of us.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom New Jersey

Great place - Would go back of sure!

Posted Jan 22, 2015
Pros: Everything
Cons: Odd smell - maybe musty - probably from the humidity most of the year. Stronger in some parts than others - on big deal for me though.
Location: Playa Del Carmen 20 min walk - Xel Ha / Xplore / Cozumel all within an hour. Very safe.
Everything good to say. From the food to the staff, location to the beach and pool. Everything done very well. Everything was constantly being cleaning or attended to. Found the buffets my favorite. They had everything you could want and done very well.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Pennsylvania

Beautiful hotel

Posted Jan 18, 2015
Pros: Pros: beautiful hotel, lots of fountains, great landscaping, big pool, staff are very nice and helpful, ocean was beautiful
Cons: Cons: rooms smelled a little musty, Have maps available of the are, at check in explain more how everything works-such as scheduling meals etc,
Location: Loved Xcaret, make sure you go to the shows during the day time and do the river early in the day, there is shopping in Playa del Carmen
Great hotel, beautiful view, great service! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool was big with built in chairs but it was a little cold. There were lots of activities to do if you wanted to. There was a wide variety of food.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 18, 2015
Wonderful resort and amazing staff! Enrique the waiter on the beach and Jorge at the lobby bar made our trip so fun and always made sure we were taken care of. Food and drinks were all exceptional! Beds were a little hard and the shower wasn't the best quality but overall this resort was top of the line!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 14, 2015
The grounds and staff were perfection... The hotel was older and had a strange odor.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Garrison, ND

Best hotel on the beach...

Posted Jan 12, 2015
Pros: It was beautiful, very clean and comfortable.
Cons: You all did such a great job that I can not I of one thing to improve on.
Location: Going downtown, the beach, also rented a van and went to XelHa. Used the boogie boards and Para sailed, which was accessed from the beach.
Our whole trip was awesome, from the flight, transportation, food, staff, entertainment and hotel. We would return and do it all over again.