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

The hotel has just been refurbished, so bedrooms are fresh from the wrapping. 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
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

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 room

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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We stayed at this hotel in October 2014 for a fortnight. We could not fault this hotel, the best Riu hotel we have stayed in so far, and we have stayed in 8!! Everything about the place was fantastic - our room was always spotless, staff so friendly always there to help if needed. the refurb is brilliant all so light and colourful. The pools and bars are lovely, was impressed by the Chill out pool if you want a day of complete relaxation, and the beach is out of this world. The food was really good with so much to choose from. The entertainment was very good , some nights better than others and the Michael Jackson night was fantastic. We are going back there again this year at the end of September but this time for THREE weeks, as we didn't want to leave this place last year!!! Weather was perfect. I would definitely recommend the Yucatan for it's value for money. We absolutely LOVED it and can't wait to go back there.More

bettybrownessex, Essex

does exactly as it says

Hotel riu yucatan is 5 star and lives up to its name. Rooms are lovely, very clean, own optics and mini bar that is stocked regularly and if you run out just ring reception who are very quick to respond to anything you request. Buffet restaurant and beachside buffet very good quality food and variety is great but the italian , and asian would benefit from changing the menu weekly. Beach is clean and safe to swim in sea which is quite shallow and warm. Entertainment sometimes a bit repetitive. TAxi into playa del carmen to 5th avenue is only about £5 from reception and a 5 minute walk up the road there is a mexican shopping area for essentials souvenirs and beachwear, however the shop in the hotel is also a pharmacy and also has a good selection of goods. Dont miss a trip to xerat park , best to buy a ticket in hotel which includes the 2 shows abd a meal.TAxi will cost 200 pescos each way , there is a taxi rank outside main entrance of park for your return. Chitchen itza well worth a visit and cobra pyramid.weather was variable with a breeze but very warm and sunny (about 80 f) in daytime but needed a light cardigan for evenings as the breeze was cool at night all in all this was a wonderful holiday and worth every penny .(we return ed on friday) good holiday in a great hotel with friendly and obliging staffMore


Fun in the Sun

We stayed for a week starting on 2/13/15. The Yucatan was wonderful with very little to complain about. No, this is not a five star resort, you are not paying five star price, so don't expect it. Room-Very clean and tidy. Two double beds that they push together. The room is basic with nothing to write home about, as long as it is clean and serves the purpose to sleep and freshen up that is all that I ask. Nice balcony with an area to hang wet clothing. You also have a fridge that is filled every other day and optics in the room. Maid service was outstanding, tip them fairly as they work very hard. Pools-There are two large pools and small pool bar down by the beach. Lots of sun beds and plenty of room around the area. If you are down the the pool by 8:00 you would always have a nice choice of seating. There is also an adult only pool back by the lobby that is very quiet. Also, kids have a pool area with small slides and mushroom, but can use the two large pools too. Beach- Stunning with lots of loungers. If you got to the beach later, you could always find a worker to get you a chair. 2 miles of soft sand along the warm turquoise waters was absolutely breath taking. Entertainment- Typical resort fun and in the evening they have a theater where nightly shows were held. Not your Vegas shows, but they entertained us. Food- Plenty to choose from at the buffets. We ate at the Steakhouse and the Italian restaurant too with no complaints. Staff- The staff at RIU are friendly and work very hard to make your vacation everything you want it to be. Do not forget to tip them.More

TLC95, Colfax, North Dakota, United States

Perfect location for winter get-away

After reading all those negative feedback wasn't sure if the hotel was the right choice, but after finally arriving on site, we absolutely loved it. The beach was perfect, with white sand, warm water, palms, it was clean, and the sunrise in the Caribbean sea was just something everybody has to see, but back to hotel... The food: food was enough and with a plenty of what to choose from. Everybody had something for their taste. Some write that it is repeating - well if you eat burgers, chips and pizza, then yes - it is repeating, if you eat normally, then you have a lot to choose from. The Staff: Staff here is very friendly and will do everything to make you feel good and as welcomed guest. Premises: Rooms were clean, after arrival it had a dump smell, but air conditioning kinda solved the issue, or we just got used to it, anyway it's tropics and jungle, so what do you expect? Premises are well maintained and cleaned. So definitely worth leaving tips for housekeeping. :) Some say that AI alcohol was rubbish, well it was, but in the Lobby bar you could get normal drinks for all tastes, anyway you don't go to the other side of the world to get wasted and then say that alco was crap. Overall good impression, if you don't expect 5*, then it's a good value for money.More

Arnis D, Riga, Latvia

Great beach, bars and pools.

This Riu is much larger than others I've stayed in. There are no elevators. If u stay in one of the buildings to the back of the property it is a long walk to the beach and main pool area. The buffets were great! Loved the food! My mom is a diabetic but had no problem at all finding suitable food choices. Beach is great but go get a shady spot early as they are limited. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful.. would return!More


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