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 five 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 five-minute drive away.

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  • 664Rooms


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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
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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Amazing holiday

My mate asked us to join her and her husband for her 50th birthday... we lived every minute! From flight to food and drinks.. spent every day on beach . Done 3 excursions with Thompsons and tour guides brilliant ! One was dodgy but told reps... who were amazing.. all 3 of them a delight to see daily! Entertainment amazing... cant fault anything!! So much so going back 2018.... cant wait. 😀More

nickynoodles2004, 186261


First time at an all-inclusive. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Great buffets, drinks and staff. Met people from the US and England. Enjoyed our visit and wish we could have stayed longer. Just a short taxi ride to 5th Avenue where you will find a bunch of shops and restaurants. Close to the beach. More

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We have just got back from the Riu tequila after a wonderful honeymoon. We loved the hotel and the area. The food was wonderful as are the cocktails. The Staff are lovely and can't do enough for you. The hotel is clean and tidy. Yes the rooms could do with a lick of paint but are room was very clean and the air con was good. The beach is beautiful, water sports are available to hire. The Thomson reps are excellent and are always available for advice throughout the day. We are hoping to return next year :-) More


Very good hotel

Very popular hotel with Brits and Canadians as it seemed to be full for the two weeks I was there. First impression was that staff where very helpful and cheerful, which turned out to be the case throughout the holiday. Rooms are comfortable and clean,i have read other reviews saying that decor in the hotel is dated and tired not sure what those persons were expecting but painting was fresh and clean. Food very good with a wide and varied selection on the menu every day,well cooked and presented. ala cart restaurants available are the steak house, Mexican and Asian, as only used the Asian and steak house can only comment on those and found them very good in fact would say the steak house was better than very good. The Animation/Entertainment team are very good in fact the best i have seen for a long time they are certainly heard working and put time and effort into all they do, the shows that they put on of an evening where well presented and professional in all aspects. Well done. The only gripe i have( not a complaint ) is that the pool area is not big enough for the amount of guests that are catered for, and there is to much foliage ie trees and bushes around pool area creating a lot of shade. Also some of the wildlife should be caught and relocated to a more suitable habitat as there seems to be an overabundance of them and can be a nuisance around pool area. You have got the use of the sister hotels and the beach area over the road approximately 7minute walk or catch the golf buggy which Will take you to the Yucatan and beach. Over all i found the Tequila hotel a great hotel 300meters along the road from a small shopping arcade, and 5th avenue shops approximately 45 minutes walk away. It is comfortable and well run with very friendly and helpful staff and certainly to many to name on this review. It also has a lot of repeat visitors returning year on year so i believe this says a lot. And lastly can i say thank you to the TUI reps Rebecca and Mark for all there helpMore

davidc269, 186394

First visit & wont be our last

A beautiful 'la hacienda' style hotel that's kept immaculately clean & brilliantly maintained. It is in need of a paint job! I just hope they keep with tradition, over the modern style Yucatan & Playacar. The food is outstanding. Hats off to the chefs. So much choice every day, there really is no need to venture out to the speciality restaurants. However, BAMBOO is delicious! The pools - excellent. The beach - stunning, but more shade needed. The staff at the other 2 named hotels seem so much friendlier. Our pool bar guys & girls are fabulous (Florenceo & Fanny) but that's it!! Not the most polite main bar staff or waiters/waitress in the tequila. Animation - in comparison to the Riu Playacar seem less enthusiastic. (Or any other RIU we have stayed in) If the staff smiled, the waiters waited & the bar guys were friendly, this hotel would be a 5* in my opinion. More


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ClubHotel Riu Tequila
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 6422 customer reviews
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