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Riu Palace Mexico

Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Temperature Average
80°
Price Average
$153*
Riu Palace Mexico abounds with European flourishes such as hand painted murals, floral ceilings rimmed in gold, and a tiny Spanish chapel. Splashing fountains, statues, gazebos, and wrought iron benches rest in a romantic courtyard beneath the shade of towering palms, while sprays of bougainvillea adorn slanted sun-shelters by two magnificent pools. La Bodega, Don Julian, El Patio, and La Traviata restaurants offer specialty a la carte dishes and spectacular buffets. Recently revamped menus now offer a wide range of cuisine and finer ingredients at the a la carte restaurants, as well as the incorporation of a vegetarian menu in all restaurants. A lavish nightclub in whimsical design hosts nightly entertainment, and a pristine white beach along the mesmerizing turquoise sea promises to delight the senses and soothe the soul. Deluxe and spacious guestrooms (mostly split-level) were renovated in 2012. All are beautifully decorated in rich wood and granite rose tile, offering a sitting area with mini-fridge and bar. Endless amenities include waiter service at the renovated pool area, snorkeling, windsurfing, body boarding, kayaking, and scuba lessons in the pool! Riu Palace Mexico provides the best entertainment for adults and children. RiuLand Kids' Club offers activities for the little ones. Trip Advisor 'Travellers' Choice Award,' 2014
“We love staying in Playa del Carmen. The hotel staff was excellent.”
- Daniel & Diana ~ Columbus, OH
“Awesome Trip! Beautiful place, awesome service and food!”
- Ruth ~ Lewisville, OH
“All of the Riu Palace Mexico cleaning staff are amazing. They keep the rooms and the entire hotel and the grounds impeccable. Beautifully maintained.”
- Cheryl ~ Canton, OH
“We loved the remodeled resort especially the pool area.”
- Camille ~ Lewisville, TX
“Outstanding. This resort out did themselves with customer service.”
- Karen ~ South Bend, IN
“Excellent trip - have already recommended Riu Palace Mexico to others. Loved the beach! Palm trees and islands of green. Nice walking beach.”
- Kent ~ Mequon, WI
“All employees were well trained and always happy to accommodate and overall we enjoyed the experience.”
- Donald ~ Wheaton, IL
“Always great service...everyone is friendly and helpful! We love this resort and we had a great time.”
- Mary ~ Broomfield, CO
“Our family had a great time! PERFECT”
- Mary ~ Cherry Valley, IL
“The Riu Palace Mexico is the best! Excellent service and beautiful beach.”
- Dee-ann & James ~ Villa Park, IL
“I would re-visit this property - all wait staff and room service staff were friendly - the beach is Pure Beauty!”
- Gail M ~ Endicott, NY
“Awesome weather, awesome resort, and awesome staff. Need I say more? The best Riu vacation yet! And, the best beach yet...we loved the palm trees.”
- Edwin C ~ Endwell, NY
“Wonderful time, great service, good good, very nice pool, and a GREAT beach.”
- Lynn C ~ Glencoe, AL
“Dream Vacations is always the best - all was excellent.”
- Edward ~ Silverton, OR
“We had the time our lives! Everything was awesome, great, and excellent!”
- Frankie L ~ Saginaw, MI
“The Riu Palace Mexico has an awesome beach. We very much enjoyed our stay and we are planning another vacation next year at the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas. ”
- Steven ~ Kimberly, ID
“Our stay at Riu Palace was amazing. We had very good advice from our travel consultant and he was very accurate on his predictions.”
- Jesse ~ Santa Ana, CA
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Description

Riu Palace Mexico abounds with European flourishes such as hand painted murals, floral ceilings rimmed in gold, and a tiny Spanish chapel. Splashing fountains, statues, gazebos, and wrought iron benches rest in a romantic courtyard beneath the shade of towering palms, while sprays of bougainvillea adorn slanted sun-shelters by two magnificent pools.

La Bodega, Don Julian, El Patio, and La Traviata restaurants offer specialty a la carte dishes and spectacular buffets. Recently revamped menus now offer a wide range of cuisine and finer ingredients at the a la carte restaurants, as well as the incorporation of a vegetarian menu in all restaurants. A lavish nightclub in whimsical design hosts nightly entertainment, and a pristine white beach along the mesmerizing turquoise sea promises to delight the senses and soothe the soul.

Deluxe and spacious guestrooms (mostly split-level) were renovated in 2012. All are beautifully decorated in rich wood and granite rose tile, offering a sitting area with mini-fridge and bar.

Endless amenities include waiter service at the renovated pool area, snorkeling, windsurfing, body boarding, kayaking, and scuba lessons in the pool! Riu Palace Mexico provides the best entertainment for adults and children. RiuLand Kids' Club offers activities for the little ones.


Trip Advisor 'Travellers' Choice Award,' 2014

Location

Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, this beachfront resort is 3 kms from the town of Playa del Carmen, right next to the Hotel Riu Yucatán. It is within a convenient distance of a variety of Kawachi - Japanese restaurant. Reservations required.

CONDOMINIOS PLAYA CAR, CALLE, 33 • PLAYA DEL CARMEN • MX

Facilities

Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call

Shopping Mall Nearby

Pools:
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2
Swim-up Bar
There are two magnificent freshwater swimming pools with lounge chairs, sun umbrellasand towel service, the main pool area has a separate children`s pool and swim-up aquatic bar. There are SCUBA demonstrations in the hotel pool.

Golf:
  •  NEARBY
  •  Cancun Hilton Golf Course Mayan Palace Golf Course Mayakoba Golf Course
  •  Playacar`s championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen.
  •  Holes: 18
  •  Lessons Available

Tennis:
  •  Number of Courts: 2
  •  Outdoor Courts: 2
  •  Lighted Courts: 2
  •  Court Fee: Complimentary.

Water Sports On Site:
  •  Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
  •  Scuba: Additional Charge
  •  Snorkeling: Complimentary
  •  Paddle Boats: Complimentary
  •  JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
  •  Wind Surf: Complimentary

Health Club / Spa:
  •  Jacuzzi: Complimentary
  •  Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
  •  Spa: Additional Charge

Details

The exquisite Riu Palace Mexico is a deluxe beachfront All-Inclusive featuring elegant and luxuriousdecor in the style of the aristocratic Mexican haciendas. Each room features a ceiling fan, mini-bar(re-stocked daily) and a private balcony or terrace.

The Mexican Street offers a vast array of shops, services and boutiques; food and beverages (int`l nd domestic) are available until 2 am; guests can use all the bars within the Riu complex; and DINING evening entertainment, a gym, and lit tennis.

Beach: Riu Palace is ideally situated on a beautiful stretch of pristine beachfront, where crystal blue waters caress fine white sands. Enjoy a watersport, or relax beneath the warm rays of the Mexican sNightly Activities & Entertainment: ing the beachfront

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 434
Year Opened: 0

Credit Cards: •  Visa  •  Master Card  •  Diners Club  •  American Express  •  nt program for child  

Restrictions

Men are required to wear longs pants at the a-la-carte restaurants. Dinner dining is not included in the exchange privileges. No spring breakers; during Mar-Apr each room must have one guest at least 21 years old to check in (May-Feb 18).

SUITE
2 dbl beds, Balcony or terrace, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Phone, Minibar, Liquor dispenser, In room safe, Bathroom with shower and hairdryer, Living room area with sofa, Alarm clock, Iron and ironing board
2 Double Beds
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Satellite

SUITE WITH JACUZZI
2 dbl beds, balcony or terrace with Jacuzzi, ceiling fan, 21" Satellite TV, phone, minibar, liquor dispenser, in room safe, hairdryer, Living room area with sofa, alarm clock, iron and iron board
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Satellite

JUNIOR SUITE
2 dbl beds, Most have balcony or terrace, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Phone, Minibar, Liquor dispenser, In room safe, Bathroom with bath,shower and hairdryer, Living roomarea with sofa, Alarm clock, Iron and ironing board.
2 Double Beds
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Satellite

SUPERIOR JUNIOR SUITE
2 dbl beds. Balcony or terrace. Ceiling fan. Satellite TV. Phone. Minibar. Liquor dispenser. In room safe. Bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Living room area with sofa. Alarm clock. Iron and ironing bord.
2 Double Beds
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Satellite

Other Information:
  •  Cribs available on request basis at no charge.

Riu Palace Mexico features 1 meal plan option:

All Meals, Drinks & Tips
La Traviata, El Patio, Don Julian, La Bodega

There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Palace Mexico:
Rodizio Brasileno La Bodega - Barbecue Brazillian dinner restaurant. First seating is a 6:30pm and the second seating is at 8:30pm (winter) or 9:00pm (summer). Dress Code: Casual elegance, men are asked to wear long pants at dinner.
Don Julian - Featuring international buffets, on-the-spot cooking and main course table service, the Don Julian has a non-smoking area and terrace. Breakfast is from 7 am to 10:30 am, lunch is 12:30 to 3 pm, the first dinner seating is at 6:30, the second is at 8:30
El Patio - Beach restaurant open for lunch from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and for dinner becomes a Mexican restaurant open from from 6:45pm to 10:00pm. Dress Code: Casual elegance, gentlemen are ased to wear long pants for dinner.
La Traviata - La Traviata is located by the beach and offers whole meal products and on- the-spot cooking, becoming an Italian restaurant for dinner. A continental breakfast is served from 10:30 to noon, lunch is 12:30 to 3:30 pm and snacks from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.
Krystal Fusion - Gourmet restaurant. First seating is at 6:30pm and the second one is at 8:45pm. Dress Code: Casual elegance, gentlemen are asked to wear long pants at dinner.
Miyagi - Japanese restaurant. First seating is at 6:30pm and the second seating is at 8:30pm.. Dress Code: Casual elegance, gentlemen are asked to wear long pants at dinner.

Activities & Entertainment

Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily Entertainment Program, Non-Motorized Watersports, Tennis. The on-site Mini Market is open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly shows and live music.

Children's Programs

Kids can use the Children`s Program at the Riu Tequila, located across the street from the hotel.

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: Hourly
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 45 reviews)


Mary ~ Broomfield, CO

Pool: Water was very cold
Beach: Best beach
Food/Drink: Great variety
Entertainment: NA
Accommodations: Nice, clean. Would like a screen between bedroom and bathroom
Service: Staff in restaraunts a bars were exceptional! They are one of the main reasons we come back to this resort. Front desk staff was not as friendly or helpfull
Overall: We had a great time, some issues with our room that took up too much time to resolve

Daniel & diana ~ Columbus, OH

'We love staying in Playa del Carmen. The hotel staff was excellent.'

Beach: very pretty
Food/Drink: delicious, good presentation
Accommodations: comfortable but musty smelling
Service: excellent; friendly, professional
Overall: a wonderful week

Ruth ~ Lewisville, OH

'Awesome Trip! Beautiful place, awesome service and food!'


Cheryl ~ Canton, OH

'All of the Riu Palace Mexico cleaning staff are amazing. They keep the rooms and the entire hotel and the grounds impeccable. Beautifully maintained.'

Pool: Beautiful....well kept.
Beach: Beautiful.
Food/Drink: Awesome!
Accommodations: We rented a jacuzzi suite for the 1st 5 nights of our vacation. We had received 2 free nights which was provided at the end of our week. Unfortunately, we had to move from the jacuzzi suite on Thursday for the last day and 1/2. Those 2 free nights were complimentary due to inconveniences from last year's vacation. However, it was disappointing that we were subjected to yet another inconvenience by having to move. So, the free rooms were supposed to make up for last year's inconvenience but then were were once again inconvenienced. The move was done quite smoothly...we didn't have to wait once we checked out from the first room...they did give us keys to the 2nd room right after we checked out of the 1st room. The biggest issue was that we had to pack up to be moved to the second room very close to the time we were going to be leaving. So, we really didn't unpack....lived out of suitcases because we moved into the 2nd room on Thursday and were leaving early Saturday morning. We did have to have the shower head in the first room replaced...wasn't working. We also had a problem with one sink....the stopper was broken and you couldn't drain water....someone came to fix it once then it stopped up again after housekeeping cleaned. They were supposed to come back to fix it but they didn't return before we moved from that room. Both rooms were beautiful. The management of making adjustments to the free rooms & the purchased rooms was a definte inconvenience.
Service: The housekeeping staff, the restaurant & buffet staff were simply amazing. They were so helpful and friendly. We met some incredible staff and they work so very hard. They do a beautiful job. Also, the bar keeping staff are included in these comments. They too were amazing.

Carol ~ North Aurora, IL

Pool: 4 pools - plenty of room
Beach: excellent and well maintained
Food/Drink: gained 4 lbs so obviously very good.
Entertainment: Riu needs to update their shows. Been seeing the same old shows for past 8 years.
Accommodations: nicely remodelled and cleaning staff do a great job.
Service: excellent
Overall: everything was top-notch.

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