Riu Yucatan  

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 Playa Del Carmen is only a 5-minute drive away.

The rooms come with modern new colour schemes and big new flatscreen TVs.

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Based On 4837 reviews

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  • 3Floors
  • 507Rooms


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected imported and local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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Outdoor pool

This large pool is ideal for activities with plenty of space for everyone.

Buffet restaurant

On top of the regular buffet, there are three themed nights each week.

RiuLand Kids' Club

For 4-7 and 8-12 years.

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double room with balcony or terrace

These stylish double rooms have space for 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. They include 2 queen-size beds, ceiling fan, liquor dispenser, minibar and satellite TV.

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Lovely 2 Weeks

Arrived home this morning after a 2 week stay with my family. This was the 1st time for myself, my boyfriend, 2 brothers and sister-in-law but the 6th time for my mum and Step-dad and you can see why they come back. Beautiful views of the beach, sea and on a clear day Cozumel. Staff are lovely especially Alfredo, Naomi and Carlo-best bar staff by far. The rooms were clean and we loved collecting as many towel animals as we could. Food is lovely and so much choice, don't think I was ever starving hungry :D the drinks are strong but you can ask for small measures and named branded spirits. Animation team were lots of fun and didn't pester you all the time. Only down sides which is nothing the the hotel could do anything about is the mossies!! But get yourself a can of off from the shops opposite the hotel Playacar and a coiled repellent bracelet. Get the bracelet from the shops not the travel rep as its half the price, also be aware that there are pretty big crickets about so don't be surprised if one lands on you but they're harmless. Other than the bugs beautiful hotel, beautiful resort, beautiful part of the world!! A must visit!! More

twheely, 186220


From start to finish my stay here was perfect! The hotel and staff were excellent! The food here was excellent something for everybody we particularly enjoyed the bbq everyday at 12-30 behind the swim up bar! The entertainment staff involved everybody. I enjoyed watching the aqua aerobics and Zumba I say watch as I was on holiday and it was too energetic for me to drag myself away from my sunbed or cocktail 😊the coconut cocktail on the beach was my favourite! The other half did partake in the shooting and tabletennis which seemed to have alot of adults doing! It got quite competitive! Men! This is a family hotel so if you want quiet then this might not be for you. We tried everything on the cocktails menu and many that weren't on there too! The barman did lots of shots Tequila boom booms Also scooby doos the list is endless! The rooms are comfortable and clean and the AC was most welcome! Nothing was too much for the hotel staff and they always had a smile on their faces! We had a fantastic 2 weeks holiday here and will definitely be going back!More

jeanette g, 186378

felt let down by room

stayed at Yucatan july 16 -30 after 11 year absence really impressed with style lobby stayed in room 1703but felt let down room was clean and bright but let down by trivial things shower head holder not straight air con controls not straight and not operable buttons seemed glued in fan only operate in fast speed unable to slow down as is the norm with riu hotels no tea/coffee making equipment in room so brought our own only for our mugs to disappear reported to reception who did nnot seem that bothered one day even though plug to wash basin not on chain worked was swopped for one a chain but did not fit plughole really impressed with all new improvements lobby and grounds always very clean new pool an asset if you require quietness bar staff at all bars very polite and helpful as was all the staff food was excellent and plenty of hacienda crazy at times but still found places went down to theatre every and watched evening entertainment enjoyed but not over impressed found better at other rius even with our trivial issue still enjoyed our stay and would stay again if ever this way again thank you to all staff at the yucatanMore

bpp706, 528786

Resort was mediocre

Positives 1.) The staff was absolutely lovely and accommodating 2.) food quality was very good and the food was delicious! 3.) the room spotless when housekeeping finished with their daily cleaning 4.) Separate pool areas were offered for those who wanted to "party" and a quieter pool area for couples/families who wanted a more low key experience Negatives 1.) wifi was only available in the lobby and pool common areas. If you wanted wifi in your room, you had to pay a daily fee of approx. $10.00 USD 2.) we requested a room with 2 queen beds, one for my husband and myself, and one for our daughter. We received a room with 2 double beds pushed together which did not accommodate our needs 3.) the sink and shower area was communal to the bedroom, so there was no showering privacy. We had to drape a towel over the glass shower door for privacy while showering 4.) all of the restaurants, with the exception of the Steak House, were buffet style which didn't make them special or separate them from the common buffet dinners 5.) There is no room service 6.) There were no shade huts on the beach and if you wanted shade in the pool areas, you needed to get up at 7:00 am and reserve lounges under shaded pool areas 7.) there was no waiter/waitress service on the beach or in the pool areas 8.) the room air condition did not cool the room and it was difficult to sleep in the heatMore

SisterLuck, 46414

Fredricho & Polo are awesome

We are a family of five, visiting Riu Yucatan. Upon arrival we were placed in a room far away from everything with several stairs to climb. My husband just had knee surgery. Fredricho and Polo went above and beyond. The next day placed us in a room directly in front of the pool. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy our vacation. You both are wonderful, always smiling and ready to help..the hotel is wonderful. We will definitely be back!!More


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Riu Yucatan
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 4837 customer reviews
from £ 836.36