From its trio of pools to its luxury spa, the beachside Riu Yucatan has a lot going for it.
Sandwiched between jungle-like greenery and a white ribbon of sand, the Riu Yucatan has a tropical setting. Still, the vibrant town of Puerto Del Carmen is only a 5-minute drive away.
The hotel was recently refurbished, so bedrooms are really fresh. The makeover gave them modern new colour schemes and big new flatscreen TVs.
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected imported and local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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This large pool is ideal for activities with plenty of space for everyone.
Each evening has a themed night, expect Mexican, Asian and Caribbean foods or simply enjoy fresh meat or fish from the grill - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
RiuLand Kids' Club
For 4-7 and 8-12 years.
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double room - single occupancy
Double rooms have space for three adults or two adults and two children - can be sold as a single. Includes ceiling fan, liquor dispenser, iron, ironing board on request and complimentary toiletries. Cots are available.
Double rooms have space for three adults or two adults and two children. Includes ceiling fan, liquor dispenser, iron, ironing board on request and complimentary toiletries. Cots are available.
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Last minute getaway
Travelled in November 2014. This was a last minute holiday so the price was excellent. The hotel is slap bang on the beach which is fantastic. It's advertised as a 5 star but it's not. It's just and only just a 4. I'm not saying it's poor, far from it, it's just not what i and many others would call a 5. The rooms are spacious and reasonably well decorated. The bathroom was clean but could do with a little bit of tlc. The main restaurant is Buffett style with a massive choice so everyone will find something they like. The others restaurants are all by reservation. The food is ok but not much different to what you find in the main restaurant. The beach is fantastic, clean with plenty of space. If you need a parasol then you need to get down early (5.30/6) as they get reserved very very quickly. The evening entertainment and activities for the kids are great so the families will love it. This hotel offers everything good food in an amazing setting. It's generally clean and tidy both on the beach and around the hotel grounds. Like I said before. This is not a 5 star so you need to accept that. We would go back as we had a great time......2 weeks and not cloud in the sky!More
Fun place to stay
Stayed there June 2014. Was with a group of 8 that went through a travel agent. I would usually research first before booking, but overall it was great. I hated the beds, way too firm for me. Like sleeping on concrete. I put one of the thin blankets under the sheet and asked housekeeping to leave it there and they did. The air conditioner worked well. So enjoyed the wildlife at the resort. fun to watch. The food was OK - most of the same day after day. The best food was at the Asian place. The pools were not the cleanest and really warm. Ocean was perfect. Had to get out really early to get a chair by the main pool. Staff was great! Went to Cozumel one day, that was fun. Was the day Mexico won world cup. Lots of celebration. Went snorkeling with the turtles and in a cenote. Was really fun. Fifth ave a great place to shop, took a cab for 7.00. Can walk to a little shopping area from the hotel. Drinks were very good. Overall a fun stay!!More
Robin C, Cortland, New York, United States
First Time in Mexico, Lovely Hotel :)
I stayed here with my boyfriend from 6th June - 20th June. We was originally booked into the Riu Playacar, but as this had been shut for a refurb we was offered the Riu Yucatan as an alternative. We flew from East Midlands on the Dreamliner, I would recommend booking your seats in advance as we didnt get to sit together. On arrival the check in was straight forward, we was handed our wristbands, room and towel cards pretty much straight away. We stayed in room 1201 ideal location, close to everything. The room was nice and clean, decent sized beds. The only downfall was there was often a bad small coming from the shower but nothing to of putting. Cleaned everyday and mini bar was stocked up every other day with Beer, Pepsi, 7up which was a nice touch. Breakfast and lunch there was enough choice to have something different each time if you arent a picky eater. but after two weeks it can get a bit boring. The Main buffett restaurant had a good variety and always had plenty of meats on offer. The mexican restaurant - very basic, i could cook better fajitas myself. The Steak Restaurant - worth a try, but nothing special. The pools can get crowded so we tended to go on the beach, the only bad thing was the amount of seaweed along the beach. The staff did their best to clear it each day but i think it is an impossible job. The entertainment team where excellent, if you wanted to get involved you could. if not they didnt hassle you like most normally do. Dont use the hotel shop, there are shops a short walk away from the hotel that are alot cheaper. It rained for 3 days straight whilst we was here, so it was good that you could use the Rui Tequila across the road as they have a sports bar to watch football and play pool. As there wasnt much else to do when it was chucking it down. We booked all trips through Thompson, we swam with Dolphins as Xel-Ha which was well worth the money, only downside was the expensive photos. The food & drinks are all inclusive, we ate at the Grill bar there which was really nice. We also did the Bar Crawl which was a really good night, only downside was how overcrowded Coco Bongo was, couldnt really see anything. Overall i think its a nice enough hotel. Just a shame about the seaweed & un predictable weather.More
DFirth91, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
The Riu Yukatan is a lovely hotel, my wife and I arrived back home yesterday morning. The food is excellent, the staff are very professional and polite, the rooms are lovely with optics of four spirits and a mini fridge stocked daily also an iron and ironing board in the room. You must take with you piriton because if you don't they will cost you around Â£15 in the hotel shop and take immodium and plasters and sting creams. You will be asked if you want a mozzie band for protection which will be Â£6 each don't bother with them or you can go to the plaza 5 mins from the hotel and get them cheaper. Crisps, Pringles will set you back Â£5 each in the hotel shop. There is a cash point in the hotel which you can use it will charge about Â£1.20 per transaction, if you use some outside the hotel they will charge Â£30 to Â£40 per transaction and yes the figures are correct. A lovely place to stay we did a few trips. Chichen Itza is amazing and the Cenote. The water in the Cenote is cold but worth it for a swim. If you go take money into Chichen Itza it is by far a lot more cheaper to buy goods from the traders inside than at the Cenote, the Cenote is very expensive for gifts the guide told us not to take money in but you should. We got a ferry to Cozumel very nice buy a one way ticket rather than a return Bout $10 one way for two. The Hard Rock CafÃ© in Cozumel has reopened by the cruise terminal it will be about Â£2.80 by taxi. Captain hook boat trip is amazing worth going on you will have a great time. Coco Bongos was very good but we would not go again because we have done it. The beach is lovely as well and the swimming pools are warm. This was a chilled holiday. When you leave and go to the airport there are lots of places to eat up stairs and down as well, Jonny Burgers is nice and the is a TGI Fridays as well.More
julmik g, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
first time we have ever visited Mexico, we were supposed to be staying in the hotel Tequila but got upgraded on our first day. Room were lovely and kept very clean, bar and fridge was refilled every two days and fresh towels every day in the shape of different animals ( so cute) The food was lovely too with plenty of choice, Especially the breakfast menu!! staff were so helpful and so nice, nothing was too much trouble for them, and once they got to know you they would have already prepared my regulars before I've even sat down (drinks). I would strongly recommend this hotel for both couples and families, we are looking to come back next year!!More
mel545, England, United Kingdom
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