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 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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Honeymoon Offer

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

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
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. 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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double room

Double room sleeps up to 4, 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years. With ceiling fan, minibar restocked every 2 days, liquor dispenser and complimentary toiletries. Wi-Fi at a charge.

double room

Double room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years - can be sold as a single. With ceiling fan, minibar restocked every 2 days, liquor dispenser and complimentary toiletries. Wi-Fi at a charge

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

Stunning Hotel......

Just got back from a two week stay at this wonderful hotel. The grounds are amazing, the pools are nice and warm, the staff are really friendly with everyone from the maintenance man up to the hotel manager shouting out Hola every time they see you!! There are optics in the bathroom if you don't want to stay out all night at the 24 hour Sports Bar!! The Beach is a 3 or 4 minute walk away, just across the street but there is a shuttle bus laid on every 15 minutes if you dont want to walk it. Just a word of warning, October is rainy season but its still really warm with plenty of sunshine during the day.More

an9els, London, United Kingdom

Out of this World!!!!

Wow - we went here for our honeymoon in August 2012 and it was out of this world!! Amazing hotel, atmosphere, price, trips, beaches ALL INCLUSIVE - hotel was so clean, there was different entertainment every night the food was amazing in all of the restautants. The hotel reps were great for advice and did not hassle you to join in in any activities the beach is breath taking, dolphins, turtles. Free water activities at the hotel, you could use 2 other hotels in teh area. The hotel was safe, we had optics in our room. We are a gay couple and found the hotel to be fine we were not made to feel outsiders at all. The hotel staff spoilt us rotten because they knew we were on honey moon. Towel art in teh room every day, roses, chocolates. They were all so friendly, I would go back to this hotel ahain and again and again. We recommended it to my sister who came her this august on honeymoon and also was blown away. The pool bar and cocktails!! WOW! Have a Mexican flag shooter!! And also a chocolate brandy (its alcoholic chocolate milkshake)More

Psylola, London, United Kingdom

Best holiday ever

Great resort, big rooms, cold cold aircon, great shower, crap English speaking TV channels, Thomson were really helpful throughout our week there they couldn't do enough. The hotel was immaculate, defo a 5star. We booked day trips nearly everyday so we couldn't relax as much but what we did do on the day trips were great apart from the snorkeling with turtles, avoid because it was boring, seen 1 turtle and 1 manta Ray, you're better off going to an aquarium. I advise going to the mayan pyramids chitchen itza that was spectacular. So was swimming with dolphins. A short walk to the cleanest beach iv ever seen, catch the train cart thing for the way back. Whilst on the beach your Riu armband allows u access to the other Riu beach restaurant for drinks and ice-cream and lunch it's so handy and its a buffet. The sea is crystal clear and not cold. The night time entertainment was below average and we never stayed for any of them. Do not worry about food as every night it's themed differently in the main restaurant but there's always a corner with normal British stuff to eat but the food is superb. The waiters are on hand to tend to your every need and topping up your water when he sees the glass near empty. And breakfast was my favourite, fry up food for us or fruit and lots lots more to choose from and endless coffee or tea. Sets u up for the day. It says u can get wifi but it only works in the lobby around the reception but that many people use it I found I had a bad signal found it hard to load sites. Get wifi in your room but u pay for that at reception they give you a printout of a wifi code for your room number. Don't worry if u forget something as there are shops in the tequila that sell toothpaste, bio degradable suntan lotion, crisps, fizzy juice, chocolate etc. If you miss dinner time there's a sports bar which offers you burgers and chicken burgers, nachos, which can be heated up in the microwave. Mosquito repellant is a must, I seen a lot of people with hefty bites everyday. Tipping is essential we found on our holiday, day trips especially as tour guides survive off the tips off us holiday makers. We would go again for sure. The 10th flight was too long for me but there are many films to watch on your TV on the seat infront. We would defo return but not for a while, Daniel & marianne, Oban, Scotland. More

danielmcc, Ayr, United Kingdom

Great Hotel, Shame about the Travel Company

This is a great hotel and was only eclipsed by the totally incompetent English holiday company we traveled with. I won't go into detail yet as I have written to their Customer Service Director and await their response - ugly details could come later with a severe warning for all UK travelers if they fail to respond. The hotel itself was excellent and they really pushed the boat out for us as it was our pearl wedding anniversary. I really cannot thank them enough for the effort they put in to make it feel special. The staff are very friendly, even without the tips, and I have never seen such an amazing range of towel art creations in our room in all the holidays we have been on (see photos). We tried the swimming pool but found the Coati's to be extremely annoying so we spent the rest of the time at the beach. It is only a 6 minute walk to the beach and once there found that sunbed availability was not a problem. Drinks are free flowing from the pool bar of the Yucatan and the lunches at the Tequila beach restaurant are to die for. The only thing we were not happy with was the mini bar and drinks in the room, It took 3 days and many requests to change an empty bottle of rum and the mini bar was not refreshed for 4 days after that. Everything about the Tequila is traditional Mexico which is more than can be said for the Yucatan, it's sister hotel. We paid it a visit and were shocked at the "plastic" feel of it, I defy anyone to see it for the first time and not think of Ken & Barbie!! For the sports fans out there, the sports bar is a haven - first of all there is wall to wall sport of every kind, then there is the food that is available 24/7, then there is the queen of the bars, Andrea, who is the best ever, but then one of the best reasons of all - it is air conditioned. Air conditioning, or lack of it, is one of the things that lets down the a la carte restaurants. We preferred the buffet and the Asian as you could eat in comfort and the food is excellent. For the energetic people out there, a walk into Playa Del Carmen is a good stretch of the legs, for everyone else, jump into a taxi / cab and pay the 70 pesos. The wildlife in this hotel is probably the most abundant that we have seen in all the hotels we have visited in Mexico. There were dozens of Coati's, lots of Agouti, a few Iguana, lots of bird species and the pièce de résistance spider monkeys. We have never seen spider monkeys in Mexico before and I will gladly trade a helpful vote for the exact location of these amazing creatures (for those interested - message me). All in all for the price we paid we think this hotel is excellent value for money and would return without a second thought.More

The_Henry_clan, Manchester, England, UK

This Place Never Fails :)

Firstly plesase dont refurb the Tequila like the others! This my second visit to this hotel and i would hate my third to see it pink like the yucatan, which is nice but i go to mexico to enjoy the culture etc, if i wanted a premier inn i would go one!! Well where do i start! From the moment i arrived for my two weeks, the staff are so helpful and friendly, they cant do enough for you as soon as your on the premises! The rooms are what i rememeber and i had no issues at all apart from the guy donwstairs snoring, The pool is lovely, in my opinion it does now need some TLC but still enjoyed it very much, one side for the games and entertainment team the other is quite, really nice, Pool bar is great too, obviously there is always one idiot who tries to get everyone drunk, and this occasion it was a 50yr old milwall fan who would of been better suited to the yucatan, no offence to him at all but he was loud, language was bad and just had to be heard, few more drinks drowned him out! I guess his holiday to enjoy his way but im sure he said returning in april so quick not to self not too in that month! He went home and a sense of relief for the people around the pool was clear The food here i cannot fauly in any way! Breakfast was great, plenty of food. Lunch, either the BBQ by the pool which was delicious or go inside and just equally nice. Evening, Choice of restaurants and the inside restaurant. All fantastic, BBQ on the terrace some nights where the meat was to die for. Steak house i noticed was better if had the earlier sitting. But still lovely later just not as good! Mexican was really nice too, i didnt try the asian as they had a themed night which i was told was the same basically! Entertainment was fantastic. They worked really hard on the shows they did and the effort paid off. Michael Jackson night was good just a shame it was on once while i was there, always a variety of entertainment, from outside shows to the team themnselves, all really good. Kids entertainment was good too. Lovely young man ELLIS from scotland was a star, up on the stage, in the pool, wherever you seen him, he chatted, polite and such a well brought up young man nothing phased him at all. He wouldnt splash a pregnant woman in the pool he was that polite :) Would love to see him again :) Drinks all around the complex were lovely and made well, just as i remembered from last time. cannot fault the drinks or bar staff, or the quality! The beach is beautilful and the watersports are good. If your considering any trips though use the guy by the local shops, sure he's called chang, cheaoer than thomson with a better service! Bad point and i never thought i would right one! The little critters have over the years got worse, something has to be done, its the tourists casuing this problem feeding them, they obviously cannot read not to feed them. Since my last visit they now come up to the pool, pinch belongings and drinks, go in bags etc. Yeah they are cute looking but a pain in the backside! Riu have to do something to combat this as its putting me off taking my kids here as they will be attracted to these and probably get bit! The iguanas are ok they just wonder about sunbathing lol Thomson rep!! Absolutely useless(Ive ever only praised them until now), should be shipped out of a nice hotel and replaced! My last review regarding Captain hook and will see why! Dont listen to his welcome meeting as not interesting just selling, nothing about mexico, the only good part was the introduction to the staff in charge, god to know them. But him a rep seriously??More

Spurssupporter, Rhyl, United Kingdom

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