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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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. 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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I have stayed at 4 star hotel in Mexico before, and after reading 20-30 reviews I was quite confident booking this hotel since so many poeple think this hotel is so good. I don't consider myself picky, but I was disappointed. Stayed at Riu Tequila for 2 weeks, and not planning to go there again. Pros are the location (only 5 minutes taxi ride from Playa del Carmen), the food was good at the buffet and the service was mostly very friendly. Cons: - the room smelled like mold, as well all the drawers we were supposed to keep our clothes in and the curtains were moldy. The room wasn't cleaned properly, and during the last days it was easy to see where the housekeeping had skipped cleaning. - drinks were replaced only every two days, including water which is a problem if you run out of it because you really need water to for example wash your teeth - The pool area at Tequila was kind of rough (the floor was concrete blocks) and crowded, almost impossible to find sunbeds and the water in the pool wasn't inviting at all since it wasn't very clear. Lastly, I had to call the emergency number at the hotel to go to doctor since I was quite ill, and when checking out I found out it actually cost me 30 pesos. It's not a lot, but didn't realize at any point it's not free to make an internal call. Don't remember seeing any information about that. All in all, if you are expecting a 3 star hotel at the maximum, it might not be that disappointing.More
Great property. The food was very good, buffet had may selections. Pools were good, never really crowded. The water and beach for the first couple of days were covered in seaweed, but that was cleaned up. The water was a little rough, but swim able. There is a drop off in the water so be careful. Bartenders were extremely friendly especially Manny. We were in 5000 building on the 3rd floor. Just remember there are no elevators so those who have health problems should ask for ground level(which some would call level 1). We will definitely be back.More
Sunshine and smiles
We booked in late autumn for our trip to the Riviera Maya in January 2017, and the prices we paid would have made us feel we were getting good value even if the destination, the accommodation and the people hadn't all been as pleasant and memorable as they were. Some reviewers have reported that the Tequila is antiquated, but we found the rooms comfortable, clean and very well equipped. Public spaces were well maintained; food was wholesome at worst and delicious at best, but, as with any good hotel experience, it was staff's friendliness and willingness to put themselves out to be helpful that was the key factor. There is a beautiful beach a leisurely stroll from the front of reception, and a safe and welcoming atmosphere in the entire resort. It's neither very far nor very expensive to take a fascinating trip with Scuba Caribe to a reef or to beautiful cenotes. We are already planning our return in 2018!More
Winter holiday in Mexico
Fabulous location staff and facilities. The hotel does need updating but apparently it is due to be closed for 2 -3 months at the end of this season for this to be done. The hotel is not beach fronted but you can use the facilities of two other Riu hotels which are beach fronted The Yukon and the Playacar and are only a few minutes walk away, there is also a transfer buggy that constantly runs to and from the hotel to the beach. Name brand drinks are available on request and are included. This is a very comfortable hotel with a very Mexican feel unlike the other Riu hotels nearby. The town centre is some 30 min walk away or 90 pesetas by taxi (or walk along the beach its about 15 min) Cozumel is a good is a good day out get your ticket from the ferry port and a day out to Tulum is worth a visit, we did it by taxi 1400 pesetas for the return trip and he waited about 4 hours I would return as this was a very enjoyable stay. I would returnMore
We just arrived back from Mexico. Have spent 2 amazing weeks in this hotel. We are absolutely satisfied!! Delicious food, nice cocktails, very friendly staff. I would like to mention the dancers( bailarinos) Karla and Aurelio!!! They are very friendly, lovely, kind, amazing persons!! They looked after us after the show, talked to us at our table, made our nights special!! Thank you!! Our favourite bar tender was Cruz, she always had a lovely smile. Leticia our housekeeper made our room every day perfectly clean!! I would recommend this hotel. Perfect for families, couples. We definitely will go back!! More
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