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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Honeymooners receive a bottle of rum and fruit basket on arrival.
Food & Drink
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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. 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 steakhouse. 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 or Terrace
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Spent two weeks here celebrating my birthday in March. The hotel was amazing, the beach was perfection and the pools good. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a truly relaxing break. Wonderful little trolley ride down to the beach but it's only a five minute walk anyway. Fantastic wildlife in the grounds which are well kept. Lovely people but beware of the hefty departure tax at the airport, we weren't expecting to have to pay £100 to leave the country even though we've had departure taxes on other holidays. Spoilt it some what but not this hotels fault so can't hold it against them.More
Amazing! Would go back tomorrow
Just came home from an absolutely brilliant holiday staying at the Rui Tequila. So sad to be home and already trying to plan when I can go back. The hotel location is amazing, the facilities & restaurant's are excellent. High recommend Co co bongo's which is literally a five minute taxi ride! The staff in the hotel bars are lovely especially Crus, Hose and Ray! The Reps are fantastic! so friendly and they work so hard. The performance the reps did was so professional and the entertainment over all was great! There was always something to do or watch! The food was lovely, there is something for everyone! A BBQ by the pool for lunch and I highly recommend the steak house for dinner! Over all an absolutely wonderful holiday which was made better by the sports and entertainment team (reps). They will take you out to the clubs at night so you end up in the best clubs for that night and they get wrist bands so you can go in the VIP areas and have all inclusive drinks. Town is good and really close- again only a 5 minute taxi ride. The weather was amazing. Thank you Rui Tequila! cant wait to come back next year! xxMore
My friend and I have just got back from two weeks here and literally couldn't fault the hotel!! We had the most amazing two weeks! From start to finish, the staff were so friendly and welcoming, and always went out of their way to accommodate us! Especially the bar staff, they'd have a g&t waiting for us!! The food was delicious, something for everyone, and was always fresh and tasty! We tried all the restaurants and couldn't fault them! The animation team were amazing, work so hard and always made us laugh! We had so much fun at the foam party! We had the best two weeks and are hoping to return in July following the refurb! Would definitely recommend this hotel!! More
We sent an email to the Tequila requesting a room on the 2nd floor and a quiet location, both requests were granted. We were in the 2100 building - the furthest from the lobby. It wasn't a problem, the walk was good for us! The room was kept clean and replenished with soda, beer and water. The only place we ate at was the buffet. The food was good, lots of options for every meal. We ended up spending all of our daytime over at the Riu Playacar - just a short walk from the Tequila. The beach is one of the best! We spent a lot of time in the evenings at the sports bar and we were able to keep cool in there! We hope to return after the renovations have been completed.More
We throughly enjoyed our stay at Riu Tequila, on the plus side the entertainment was excellent, the staff who appear on the the shows go the extra mile and really try their best and are extremely helpful. On most occasions I found the bar staff to be pleasant and welcoming and very attentive, overall the food was very good, the steakhouse is excellent, on the downside the Asian Restaurant is not so good a lot of the food was tasteless and cold. In general the rooms are a bit dated and in need of upgrading, most of the staff at the hotel were helpful and friendly, apart from the hotel manager who is a tad arrogant.More
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