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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  • 664Rooms


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

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
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 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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yet again GREAT

back again for the 7th time, and still as good as ever, people say it's a little tired and is true, but the staff in all areas are the best, didn't see one glum face. The rooms are cleaned to a great standard, and the entertainment staff work so hard. many places you can go to that don't even have entertainment. thanks to Gerry and leo and our lovely waiter Louis who kept us topped up with wine. You can always find something to eat, considering the volume of people and different nationalities. Must say that Cancum airport was a complete nightmare, three flights checking in at the same time, Thompson reps were not helpful at all, should have been more of them showing you were to go, only 4 check in desks and two premier for three flights which in mine opinion was unacceptable. Please Thompson sort it out, afew on the plane said they never come back again because of this. Please tequila don't change to much just revamp a little.More

lucyjack, england

Lovely place

We visited last month for two weeks. The hotel is very clean and service was as expected for a Riu Hotel. The food was fab with a large variety to choose from. We stay in blocked 31 front facing which was an ideal location for the reception, lobby and the pools. We got wifi around the lobby and the pool all the time but couldn't quite get it in our room. We did have five days of solid heavy rain and unfortunately because the hotel is situated away from the beach and as it is a little dated it did feel a little dark and gloomy when sat around with nothing to do (but drink!). I love Riu hotels but don't think this one is for me as a like to be beach front and not feel so away from it all. Many will love this idea tho. We spent quite some time at around yucatan and did like it here. The local area is lovely and we walked the beach to pdc in 40mins and got a taxi back for 90 peso. More

Sugarcheeks01, England, United Kingdom

just the same

Just got back from 2 weeks at the tequela, we stayed here 2 years ago and loved the place, not as grand as some but everything works. The food is good not great, but this is holiday buffet food, but there is always something to satisfy anyone's taste. The rooms are in small blocks of about 8 on 2 floors with balcony or terrace, you have no view to speak of as the gardens are full of palms and trees. There are 2 pools either side of a restaurant the serves lunch and is the steak house in the evening,the pool nearest to the reception is the games pool and has a sloping entrance and some steps, the other pool has the swim up bar but only one set of steps, these on the far side from the reception,(both pools have ladders around the pool )the toilets are on the far side centrally but the only ones, The rooms have 2 double beds pushed together, as seems to be way,a shower with a curtain but no light, it has a wall mounted dispenser with shampoo/shower gel but there are no more lotions or anything. Plenty of towels and the hair dryer work well,the toilet has it's door and the bathroom area has curtains, but not very private if this is something you need. The safe is in wardrobe in the bathroom area, also in here are an iron and ironing board for people that get bored. The ac and the ceiling fan work well, and we needed them. Wi fi is free only for 90mins per 24 hrs and the you have to wait till next day. it would not work with Facetime, you can pay to up grade for 640 mex pesos for 7 days and this works fine around the pool and in the room, We had some problems with the safe, wnen we arrived the safe would not work,I walked back to reception, leaving the wife to unpack, reception said they would get it sorted, and when I returned to the man was there to fix it. We left the safe open one day ( it is nearly on the floor in a cupboard ) we came back to a closed safe and a note to contact security, this we did and a time was agreed for them to come and unlock it, which they did. PLEASE NOTE WE LOTS NOTHING FROM OUR SAFE OR ROOM. We have stayed in 5 Riu hotels and thou this is the smallest and least grand we prefer the Tequela to the others and that includes the Palace Peninsula. I would recommend this hotel to any one ,More

hoilday1945, wigan

Great staff

We went with a group of friends, had a great time at this resort, the food was very good the staff were very attentive and friendly? The facilities were as expected but no tea or coffee facilities in the rooms. During our stay we had much rain and the resort seemed to hold the dampness more than the surrounding resorts as it has many trees that restrict airflow and sunlight. Not for the beach lovers as it is not beachside, although there is a golf cart that takes you through the sister resort to the beach,will stay at one of the beach resorts if we return.More

Mark H, Rothwell, null, United Kingdom

Great holiday

Lovely hotel. Great food in the self service restaurants. The specialist restaurants were poor though. The steak was tough in the steakhouse and the food in the oriental restaurant was Luke warm and bland. Certainly wouldn't eat there again. The entertainment on an evening is well worth seeing...excellent shows ! The free wifi is pathetic. We ended up having to purchase wifi because the free wifi seldom worked. An easy way to get money out of customers...provide poor free wifi! Service here is great....loads of staff on hand to serve in the bars. On the whole, a great hotel but could be improved in certain areasMore

48riggers64, Halifax, United Kingdom

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