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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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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great location and wonderful staff. We often walked into town just for the people watching. Make sure to take some bread and toss pieces into the ocean. Hundreds of fish will be next to you within seconds. Our experience is that all hotels in the area, including this one, have very firm beds. While this may be an issue for... More

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Wigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a holiday at the Yucatan in March 2014. It had been refurbished last year and was bright and sparkling though perhaps a little garish for some tastes. After an injury, I was using a mobility scooter and we were given a lovely room on the ground floor with plenty space to store and recharge the scooter. We found... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Feb 26-March 5 We were 4 women, 2 single, 2 married, ages 36-42. Two of us were Mexico repeat vacationers, two were new to Mexico. All of us had a wonderful awesome time! Newly Renovated, everything was very white and clean and colorful. Pool and Beach were awesome. Most days the pool bar was ok, 2 days it got pretty... More

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

After a long flight & getting though the air port it takes about a hour to get to the hotel you get a cool drink and your wrist band & room number off you go to find your room,your cases turn up 10 mins later the room smelt damp but not bad. The food was very good but a bit... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to riu yucatan for my 30th birthday and absolutely loved it. It was a very long flight 11.5 hours from gatwick then about an hour transfer. By the time we arrived at the hotel we were very tired and worn out. When we got over the jet lag and onto Mexican time we really started enjoying ourselves. Every drink... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our third trip to Riu Yucatan 18th March - 4th April and another positive review. Our first impression of the revamp was errrrrrgh........where has the Mexican charm gone? .......but if you can look past the garish pink in the lobby and the green and orange in the buffet restaurant, all will be well. As always, everywhere is spotless.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great hotel located right on the beach in Playacar, Mexico. It is what we have come to expect from the Riu chain. We have stayed at the Riu Lupita as well as the Riu Tequilla which are all within Playacar. This hotel was definitely the best out of the three. What put it on top was the... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

2nd time at yucatan went this time with family it was fantastic again food weather new decor staff fantastic Elias entertainment staff we all loved him wanted to bring him home only down side I had money stolen fron safe may be security must be a priority but this didnt spoil our holiday would return again loved it Phil Derbyshire... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family of six went to Riu Yucatan for spring break. The room was clean and adequate but we couldn't get the shower gel dispenser filled for 2 days? Some of the shows were excellent but others were not as enjoyable. The beach is lovely but feels detached from the resort - you don't see it unless you go down... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was very bright and sunny, we had a view of the chill pool from our balcony. There were a few bugs around the room, but nothing out of the ordinary from any other place Ive been in Mexico or Cuba. The beach was really good, not too rocky, water was clear and were able to see a few fish,... More

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  • Pool area(25)
  • Great time(19)
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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
Amenities:
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:
#35 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#43 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#54 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#75 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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