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Hotel Riu Caribe

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Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Eagan, Mn.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Riu Caribe from 2/13/06-2/20/06 and had a great time. Check in was simple it took about two minutes. They asked if we could go get lunch and come back for our room. The wait was about 15 minutes. There are a total of five restaurants on the complex. Three by reservation at night,... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2006

Stayed here recently and everything was just average. Food fair, pool area crowded,hotel/rooms were dated. Inside each room are your own optics with the local methalated spirits each one tastes the same but differs in colour. Corridors very noisy at night with room parties going on,finally fell silent sometime around 3ish. I was then woken up by one of the... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2006

Spent a week at the Riu Caribe and had a great time. We did get to the hotel early (11:30am) and had to wait until 3pm to get our room; this is normal for alot of other hotels too so just be prepared. Security keeps an eye on your stuff so you can go view the resort and eat/drink or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2006

I don't know why people are saying not to go here, it is a beautiful place, and the staff are wonderful, there were eight of us that went, and we all had a nice time, the shows at night were great, very talented people, Grease was the best! Food was good, drinks were as well, the pool and beach were... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2006

My husband and I first trip alone, after 3 kids, 11 years and many trips with the kids. We had an excellent time at Riu Caribe. All of the room views are excellent. We were in the middle of the hotel, 3rd floor; I wake up in the mornings with the turquoise beach, palm trees swinging back and forth. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2006

I had such a great time at Rui Caribe. The service was excellent and everyone was very helpful and so friendly. Sitting poolside everyday was one of the best parts about the trip. The staff gets everyone involved on the activities and are so entertaining. I have to give a shout out to Rene and Tony...HOLA! You guys made my... More 

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Manitoba,Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2006

I have to respond to the person how went to the Caribe in Feb 13/2006, listen...what do you expect when you go away? If your are expecting royal treatment then pay $2500 per person and get what you expect! The Rui is a great hotel with good service. If you are a fussy person then stay home. Many other people... More 

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cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2006

I have Just returned from a 2 week holiday at this hotel and thought it was excellent. I travelled with my Parents and 10 year old daughter. Who all enjoyed themselves, I have just read the reviews off other people who have just returned from this hotel and am sure they have stayed somewhere else other than the Riu Caribe.... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2006

Please, please believe me when I say this place is bad. I know there are several good reviews but our experience was bad. I guess if you do not travel often or are on a deep budget trip it would be ok, but I travel a lot. Even back to the Motel 6 days in college - this place is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2006

My Husband, Son and I enjoyed 5 day's at the Riu Caribe. Food and drinks were great; better then other resorts I've stayed at in Mexico. Pool was wonderful, with an energetic staff. The beach was small, but perfect for sunning. If you like to take walks/jogs on the beach for a morning workout; this is not the beach. You... More 

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