ClubHotel Riu Tequila  

Surrounded by tropical greenery, the Riu Tequila has a secluded setting and a great pool scene.

Tucked inside a palm grove in the quiet resort of Playacar, the Riu Tequila is a retreat. It only takes five minutes to walk to a peaceful platinum-shine beach from here.

This hotel is in a relaxed part of the Caribbean Coast. When you want to up the tempo, the colourful resort of Playa del Carmen is a five-minute drive away.

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Honeymooners receive a bottle of rum and fruit basket on arrival.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Minibar and liquor dispenser in room.  Snacks at set times.

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2 outdoor pools

With tonnes of sunbeds and thatched umbrellas dotted around the sun terrace, there's plenty of space to relax and soak up the sun.

Jalisco buffet restaurant

For breakfast and dinner. Jalisco offers buffet and on the spot cooking stations, where you’ll be able to watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. Themed buffet evenings are held three times a week. And there's a dress code for dinner.

La Lupita restaurant

If you'd like a late Continental breakfast, you'll be able to pick this up from the poolside restaurant and swim-up bar, La Lupita. There's a buffet lunch and an à la carte dinner in the way of a steakhouse. There's a dress code for dinner, and you'll need to book your table in advance.

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double room with balcony

Classic in style, these spacious double rooms all feature a balcony allowing in lots of natural light. Inside you'll find a ceiling fan, air-conditioning and satellite TV. These sleep 4 in 2 US queen-sized beds.

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fantastic time

booked again for riu tequila absolutely fantastic first time is great.....rooms are brilliant....could not find a single thing wrong with this hotel....staff r so helpful and go out there way to make your holiday enjoyable....drinks are international brands also....the beach restaurant is fab....cannot wait xxxMore

grandonna1963, 186394

Mexican Holiday

We stayed at the Tequila for the first two weeks of June. This meant variable weather and about half the holiday was cloudy, with 4 or 5 tropical storms. Obviously this doesn't impact on my opinion of the hotel but we were given some duff information as to what the weather would be like, so if you're choosing to travel at this time of year, be prepared for it to be very hot and humid, but possibly not sunny! Overall, the Tequila is a clean and tidy hotel with fairly friendly staff. Rooms are large, and we couldn't hear our neighbours, so that was a big plus for us. They are in need of some refurbishment, as they are very dated and a bit tired. Our balcony door was a bit dodgy, but with some rattling, it did open and close. The pool area was a real disappointment, it is crowded with palm trees, meaning that it's difficult to find somewhere in the sun. We tried it on the first day but found it really uncomfortable on the super old-fashioned sunbeds. The two pools are also a strange shape, so no good for actually doing any swimming in, but fine for standing around. There's also the disadvantage that the pool bar isn't separate at this hotel, and is part of the main pool area, so there's lots of people with drinks, which would be fine if they didn't leave the cups floating in the pool!! We only went to the pool twice at the Tequila in the end, preferring the pool at the Yucatan hotel over the road where there were nicer sunbeds and, most importantly, a sea breeze to keep cool! Although I really did enjoy watching the coatis harrass people for their lunch at the Tequila, so that is one positive. Food and drinks were good at the hotel, we only had lunch at the pool restaurant once, but this is a little tired and dark. However, the food is the same across the hotel group, so you can get exactly the same over the Yucatan but with a sea view and perhaps a bit more choice. Evening food was good, great range and some lovely starters and desserts. We found the food a little bland at times, especially the Mexican food but perhaps they tone it down a bit for the tourists. We ate at the a la carte restaurants fairly regularly, the steak being the most boring. But still worth a try. We only saw one of the entertainment events, which was the Michael Jackson tribute. We really enjoyed the show but as it's outside, you are boiling to death in the humidity. The lobby, entertainment and main bar are all outside so there's nowhere nice to sit in the air conditioning. But you do have drinks in your room, so you can always go back there. All in all, it was a pleasant holiday, but if we hadn't had the option to go to the Yucatan hotel every day it would have been a different story. I understand other people's reservations about a refurbishment in the style of the other two hotels as they are very "chrome and mirrors" but I'm sure the Tequila could get a lovely overhaul keeping the more traditional stylings. I wouldn't book to go back to the Tequila again but it was by no means a bad holiday.More


A great two weeks

I was very happy with hotel services and with staff that was fery polite and helpfull. Food was amazing at restaurant and at the beach aswell. Rooms were always clean and tidy. I can only recommend this hotel. Definately would return back. Don't forget to try a scooby doo drink at bar.More

livia1632016, 186220

Typical mexican charm

My mom went to the Riu Tequila 5 years ago and wanted to take my sisters and I there ever since. We finally went this summer and absolutely loved our experience!! The staff is incredibly friendly and efficient and the Riu Tequila has a charming mexican flair that the other hotels don't have. We heard they wanted to renovate it and we were devastated because we saw the other Riu hotels and they are much more modern, cold and sterilized... We even compared one of them to a hospital. The Tequila is the only one that has a mexican feel and look and that truly has an exotic charm! If you renovate it, please keep its colours and beautiful painted tiles! The evening shows are also amazing there, much better than we would have expected! The food is great, the atmosphere is great, the activities are great, the location is great... We're now planning to return there every year!More

Aude_StP, 187323

Another great stay

Stayed here for the 3rd time Apr/May 16. Still great value for money, food is good, international brand drinks pn offer too. Staff are very friendly & make the stay.Only negative is the rooms are in need of a refurbishment, but it would be a shame to spoil the hotel's Mexican character.More

287daz, 186394

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