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Hotel Riu Yucatan

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Paseo Xaman-Ha | Manzana 3, Lote 1, Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #71 of 198 hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
fish992014 The Pas, Canada
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Pas, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went March of 2014. Very clean, polite staff and good food. Nightly entertainment was very good as well. I would recommend this hotel. Very nice beach, lots of facilities. The tour giudes were there every day if you needed them. One nice thing was that you could utilize other RIU's for drinks, entertainment or food with just your wristband.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Riu Yucatan from April 8 to April 15 and we loved it! The beach is beautiful and very large, the hotel is spotless and the staff is wonderful! The room was okay, we stayed in the room 7201 and I think we were a little far from the beach. The food is okay, nothing more. We... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was our 2nd time in mexico first time in the riu yucatan it was a nice clean hotel staff never stop they all work so hard the Mexicans are lovely people always laughing and joking with you.The food and drink was all good quality the only complaint on the food was the steak house only one steak on the... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time at the Riu Yucatan, loved the place, meals were great, people too. The room was just painted, but that`s ok. Everything else was great. We really enjoyed it! Thank you Eaudiel at the Italian restaurant, what a perfect gentleman!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Riu Yucatan in February 2012 and had the best holiday ever so decided that we would try the same hotel February 2014 to compare the old to new. This new décor is really modern and has a very trendy feel. However, for me it had lost its Mexican charm. In 2012 there were little touches like small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Riu Yucatan in September/october 2013. Very nice place with clean spacious rooms. Very interesting to see the unusual wildlife in and around the hotel (some nice, some not so nice!). Monkeys, coati's, iguanas and things like big squirrel/rats roaming the gardens. Good selection of pools from the bustling main pools to the quieter pool near the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here 2 years in a row, 2nd time we went ( August 2013) It had just had a complete refurb, lost its Mexican feel slightly but still looked amazing! Food in all 5 restaurants was fantastic, food is available all day with unlimited ice creams for the children! Animation team are amazing and work so hard to keep you... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our vacation. We didnt like the room we first got, it was not a remodeled. The hotel showed us other two and finally we decided to upgrade to a suite for 50 per night. Food is good at the specialty restaurants. People is nice and always helpful to make the experience better. It is closed to Playa del... More

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Selinsgrove, PA
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Yucatan in December 2007 and absolutely loved it! I have been to numerous resorts in the Riveria Maya, but the Yucatan was always my favorite. I decided to return in February 2014 with some friends after I heard they renovated it in summer 2013. Now - as you enter the lobby all you see is PINK!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just back from our first trip here. Loved it and had a fantastic time. We had researched hotels for ages and spent many evenings poring over reviews and traveller photo's on TA. First impression was that Yes.....it was very pink, BUT that was very obvious from the pictures we saw. Really liked the chrome, marble and glass of the lobby... More

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  • Very good(49)
  • Steak house(37)
  • Pool area(25)
  • Great time(19)
  • Bar staff(16)
  • White sand(16)
  • Main buffet(15)
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  • Asian restaurant(10)
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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Yucatan

Address: Paseo Xaman-Ha | Manzana 3, Lote 1, Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#43 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#54 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#58 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Yucatan 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Located in the Yucatan peninsula, 3 km/ 1.9 miles from Playa del Carmen * In Playacar's resort area, along with the Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Playacar and the ClubHotel Riu Tequila hotels * Main building and 2-storey buildings * Mexican "Hacienda" style architecture * Surrounded by 40,000 m2/44,000 sq. yards of lush gardens * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Next to the Mexican Street * 800 m/2,650 ft. from various shops * 55 km/34 miles from Cancun Int'l. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Riu Yucatan Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Riu Yucatan
Riu Yucatan Playacar Hotel
Riu Yucatan Playa Del Carmen
Riu Yucatan Mexico
Hotel Riu Yucatan Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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