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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- 20kg luggage allowance
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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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2 week stay
We had a lovely 2 week relaxing holiday. The staff at the hotel were lovely and friendly. The food was excellent. Such a huge choice. Our room could do with an update. Shower tray worn but the room was kept lovely and clean by our maid. We would go back.More
402Sandy, Bath, United Kingdom
Summer break in Mexico
An excellent 4-star hotel (they show 5 stars at the entrance) about 40minutes from the airport. Facilities shared with Rui Yucatan a mere five minute walk alon a shaded pathway, or for the lazy a three minute ride on a stretched golf-cart! Rooms large (very), with lots of storage and dressing area/bath room as expected. Not in the first flush of youth but Mexican feel throughout. We had a double room and mum-in-law had same for minimal supplement for single occupancy. Very large double beds (two in each bedroom) with balcony/small terrace. Good entertainment at night, lots to see and do during the day and space outside pools to find noise or peaceful areas to sunbath. No shortage of sun beds. Beach at partner hotel beautiful. Can use either for buffet self-service meals. Book first thing for speciality restaurant on way into breakfast - no problems as other reviews mention. Thoroughly enjoyed so far (still therefor next few days). You will enjoy the place and if you cannot find something you like to eat at every meal there must've some special (dietary) needs that you have, but the staff will do their best to look after you.More
Chris J, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Great vacation and value for money
Riu Tequila is a beautiful traditional Mexican hotel. The decor was different to what I am used to (modern). However everything was of high standard, food and beverage, customer service from the staff etc. It is great to see there is wild life within the grounds of the hotel and they do not bother you. The land of the hotel is well maintained, the sprinklers are on every day, leaves are removed, trees and grass trimmed, the rooms are cleaned immaculately - perfect place to relax in. I did have an issue at the hotel but I do not feel I need to voice it other than to make a positive out of negative situation. I really felt that two staff members stood out to me when dealing with my issue. Gerardo De Zayas and Mayon were amazing and I really feel that they are a credit to the hotel.More
boltman b, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Awesome Relaxing Vacation
Riu Tequila is not bright and shiny, but it is clean, cozy, comfortable and classic. The bed was a bit hard, so requested a "topper" and it was much better. Fridge in the room was always full, however, the fridge was not working. That's okay, we spent limited time in our room and had plenty of beverages pool side, at the show etc.. We spent a fair amount of time at the beach. The "stroll" in the beachway walk was not an issue. It was nice to get some exercise! There were plenty of loungers under the palm trees to simply relax and enjoy. We brought along thermal cups and it helped to keep our drinks cold. The beach had some seaweed the first day or two but then was clean. Water was beautiful. Food was plentiful with lots of choice. The chocolate fondue, freshly made fritters and the fresh mango were our favourites. We walked to Playa del Carmen on an overcast day. Didn't time how long it took, but again, good exercise. Most of our purchases were from the little market right beside our hotel. We purchased vanilla, tequila and hot sauce at the duty free shop at the airport. Most shows at night were awesome. Very talented, professional dancers. We discovered the sports bar half way through our vacation. They have awesome coffee with freshly ground beans! I really liked the Riu Tequila.More
23tn, Kitchener, Canada
Amazing at every level, can't wait to go back in April 2016...... We rebooked the day after we returned!!'
My partner and I stayed at this hotel for two weeks and enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere it offered. Admittedly the rooms are a little tired, however, there are so many positive attributes I have given this hotel a five star rating. The food has so much choice and variety and always hot. The entertainment was fantastic and the coyotes added to the amazing experience. The grounds are amazing, immaculately clean and pure paradise. There are a couple of local shops which are approximately 5 minutes away to purchase souvenirs ect. Fifth Avenue takes approximately thirty minutes to walk to which we walked on two separate occasions and offers lots of shops including Zara, Mac,Rolex and Sunglasses hut. I would highly recommend and can't wait to return in April, we couldn't wait to rebook. For ladies wanting to straighten hair you may have a problem due to the change of voltage, there is a special adapter you can buy in the UK as their voltage doesn't give enough power.More
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