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Hotel Riu Caribe

3.5 of 5 Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travelled on Sunwing over Christmas holidays 2014. Check in upon arrival was quick and easy. We were the only group on the van than brought us from the hotel and no one else was checking in when we arrived. We were on the 3rd floor and based on reviews that suggest one wanted to be on the 6th floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been on 3 all-inclusive vacations and this resort was by far the best experience! I spent New Years here with my boyfriend, both in our early 20s and we were both so happy with everything. If you're looking for a resort that's lively and fun but still sophisticated and not spring break like, Riu a Caribe is a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just arrived home from the riu caribe and was really impressed with this hotel, nothing too much trouble from the staff. The hotel was immaculate and food and drink was excellent. Special thanks to Cajun at the kahula bar who looked after this. The staff at the poolside were also great and trying to involve all the guests in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have just returned from 2 weeks at the Riu Caribe with my partner (in our 30's) and our 13 month old baby, we had a wonderful stay and could have stayed another 2 weeks! Room spacious, well cleaned/maintained, fresh daily towels, well stocked mini bar and amazing view (9th floor), huge bed and cot provided for our baby. Hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unlike most the hotels in cancun, the caribe isn't high rise.. In comparison, there is no shadowing mid afternoon like most of others, beautiful beach, I recommend lower floor room personally as easier access to everything lifts get a little quid up at end of day! Food good oriental the best, buffet.. Plenty for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just returned from a weekend trip to Cancun and stayed at the Riu Caribe. Check in was a breeze...we were in a room by 11 a.m. All staff we encountered were over the top friendly and went out of their way to be welcoming and informative. Beach area was clean and nice....they also had wait staff on beach for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just arrived home from a weeks holiday at the riu caribe, had a great holiday. I wouldn't say they hotel is a 4 star+...more like a 3 star+...the rooms are spacious & clean. Mini bar re-stocked everyday, clean towels everyday. The food at breakfast & dinner was quite nice, but the evening meal was a let down. Another downside is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just arrived home after 10 nights in this hotel, what can I say excellent hotel, food staff. The hotel is very clean and nothing is to much trouble. We went on two trips captain hook and the catamaran both booked with the thomson reps Aldo and Johnny, what a wonderfull time we had on both. Totally recommend this hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was awesome. Friendly staff, amazing food, entertainment for the entire family, kid shows nightly, 3 pools! yes 3! private beach. Simply amazing, scared to go anywhere else now in fear that we will disappointing in doesn't match up. Riu palace next door is suppose to be better and I walked over and it is nowhere near as beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here in march on 2012. Had the most amazing time. Weather was perfect. Staff were friendly. Room service and maintenance team were very wuick and efficient. The hotel is always buzzin. The pool games made me spend most of time on the resort! Will be visiting again in 2016!

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Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Caribe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 506
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Also Known As:
Gran Caribe Real Cancun
Grand Caribe Cancun
Grand Caribe Real Cancun
Riu Caribe Resort Cancun
Riu Caribe Cancun Mexico
Riu Caribe Mexico
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in Cancun
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Cancun
#28 Family Hotel in Cancun
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Cancun
#32 Romantic Hotel in Cancun

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