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 5 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 5-minute drive away.
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- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
- 4T and 5T hotels
Honeymooners receive a bottle of rum and fruit basket on arrival.
Food & Drink
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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. There are 2 sittings for dinner, the first 7pm to 8.30pm, and the second 9pm to 10.30pm. 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 grill and steakhouse, with 2 sittings for dinner. The first is 7pm to 8.30pm and the second is 9pm to 10.30pm. There's a dress code for dinner, and you'll need to book your table in advance.
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We stayed at the Tequila 8-22nd Jan .I can only add to what others have said . The hotel is set in beautiful grounds . with loads of wildlife . The rooms are lovely , beds comfortable and changed every couple of days , towels changed daily . they are cleaned to a very high standard . It was nice to have drinks on optics in bathroom but think I would rather have a coffee maker as it wasn't far to walk to a bar . Wifi in reception was a bit hit and miss , but who wants to go on holiday to go in the internet all day . Food was excellent and the choice was unbelievable , I'm a Coeliac and I had no problem with the food at all .We ate in the buffet most nights , went to the Asian twice and that was very good . The drinks were very good and there were some top shelf spirits , Entertainment was very good , We don't normally go to the evening shows , but it was all together with the bars , which I think was great . Finally the staff from the cleaners to the bar staff its them that make this hotel , they all work so hard and always have a smile on their face . I would have no problem recommending this hotel to anyone .More
AJW57_11, Worthing, United Kingdom
me and my wife hooneymooned here and we would go back in a heart beat the hotel is so beautiful all the staff where very friendly and the rooms where fantastic loved the optics in the bathroom was a nice touch. All the restaurants in the hotel where brilliant would recomend the one next to the pool as it was our hooneymoon they set up a seperate table in the dining area and we where given a different menu to the rest food is top notch. The bars where great never drank so much tequila in my life id recomend you order a mexican flag shot. The night club was great and well air conditioned too. The beach was approx 500yards away and such a beautiful beach too white sand crystal clear water and lots to do. wish we where still there you have to go on the chitchen itza tour ask for martins tour too this guy was hilarius and he took us into a small village where they got some freshly made corn tortillas for us all to try he made this trip our favourite part of our hooneymoon. please be careful when you get to the airport in cancun as there where alot of guys wearing thomson shirts all trying to pass themselves off as our reps luckily we where warned before we got there however the couple in the room next to us where not so lucky and where charged a fortune for there journey from the airport to the hotel.More
mike b, Chorley, United Kingdom
another great time
we have been to the hotel 5 times in the last few years and and it is still one of the best hotels we have stayed in, for the price, in our eventful lives. We really hope that any planned refurb does not change the atmosphere and does not follow the Yucatan route, which although pleasant, does not feel like Mexico anymore. In negative terms for the hotel, we would like to see a change in some of the entertainment, we can almost predict word for word on some of the shows what is coming up. The major problem, which is not the hotels fault, is Cancun airport. How much longer are we expected to follow this unbelievable antiquated process to enter Mexico. We were in the airport for a total of 2.5 hours, missed our coach and had to pay for a taxi. It seems to me that the tour operators, hotels and tourist industry must get together to pressurise the airport into a improved arrival process. Departures generally are fine. Otherwise we recommend this wonderful country and resort, Viva Tequila!!!More
don b, Gillingham, United Kingdom
The best all inclusive so far.
I've stayed here 3 times, & would come again. You want for nothing here, the food is great, & the alcohol is pretty much on par with ours (albeit under other names). This year though, we had a little more bad weather than expected, but it's hit & miss, we have been here at this time of year before & found it ok. The rooms are starting to get a little dated, but are very comfortable, could really do with flat screen tv's, but trust me, you won't want to be watching much tv there. The excursions are pretty good too, I've done the Dolphins (all day) & the Whale Sharks (not to be missed), a little expensive maybe, but how often will you be thinking to do these trips !! The boat fishing is a little poor, but I've never been in season, so I can blame myself for that. You can catch fish from the shore, & take a bread roll in the sea, & watch what happens. Hope my review helped. More
Better than expected!
There had been one or two slightly negative reviews posted immediately prior to our visit (10-24 January) so I'll address these aspects especially: Food: Absolutely huge fresh choice at every meal including lunch which is a full meal option not just a snack. Exceptionally clean, with sanitary gel dispensers, all cold food in open-air restaurants being in sealed cooled shelves and fresh hot food adequately cooked. I don't see how people are claiming to be ill from the food (too MUCH food and drink maybe!). Now IF you take food to a sunbed and don't watch it the coatis and grackles might jump in, but in the restaurants no problem. I ate prawns - dodgy in many places - whenever they were available with no ill effects and I never heard of anyone else being ill at the time. Tried the steak bar once and admittedly got a lovely steak but the limited choice of veg, starters and dessert offered meant we stuck with the buffets. Coatis: Around 70 in the grounds, and they're not shy, but not really a problem unless you leave food around in the open. Of course, if despite the notices you feed them in order to get a good photo you're the problem not them. Rooms: Excellent and comfortable; everything worked fine, the maid kept the room spotless. However if you have the misfortune to be next to late-night revellers (or early risers like us?) the noise echoes in the corridor and the big heavy room doors close with a loud clack. Had a ground floor room but didn't find it musty or invaded by wildlife (see above). Note there's NO Noise from the disco or late night entertainment since the grounds are huge and all the noisy business well away from apartments. Sunbeds: Plentiful, however the lush shady grounds mean that not everyone can be in the sun all the time. Go to the beach if you want to fry. Staff: Lovely professional welcoming people and not confrontational or tip-hungry. Constant level of high cleanliness maintained. Drinks: We're not late-night drinkers but found the range, quantity and quality of alcohol perfectly acceptable, even the wine, and service prompt. My main complaint was that the lovely fresh coffee served at breakfast isn't available the rest of the day, but if you trek to the 24-hour sports bar you can get a decent one fresh-brewed as opposed to the machines in the restaurants. However if everyone does this the poor guy there by himself will be overwhelmed! Not really 5-star? Well, not quite but did we pay five-star prices, and did we rub shoulders with five-star guests? No. It was well worth the money in every respect, and whereas in some places we've stayed you rush out into the resort ASAP, here we loved the pool, the food and drink, the staff and the lush scenery so much that we stayed in the grounds most days!More
Neilmcc, manchester uk
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