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Hotel Riu Playacar

3.5 of 5 Avenida Xamen-Ha | Manzana 6, Lote 6, Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at this all-inclusive resort from Dec 20-27, 2014. Weather was perfect - 80 degrees and sunny most days. The Riu Playacar is an older, morea authentic-type resort, with great atmosphere and a truly Mexican vibe, unlike other modern resorts nearby. If you want to stay at a more modern place, try the Riu Yucatan two doors down. The... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed 1 week from Dec 28 to Jan 4th. Good weather, not too hot but cool evenings. Like a Canadian summer night so bring along a light sweater or long-sleeve shirt for the evening. Food was pretty good and the staff made an effort to make you happy. A la carte restaurants were ordinary. We liked the bar by... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just back from our Jan 13 - 20 vacation at Riu Playacar. Perfect 80 degrees and sunny every day! Resort is not as glitzy as some others in the area, and has a nice laid back comfortable feel to it that my wife and I liked a lot. The reception area actually looks like you might be in Mexico! Our... More 

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

Had a fab week here from 17/01-24/01. Staff were great couldn't do enough for you. We were in block 3 and it was very central. Food was great with lots of choice. Rooms spacious and spotless clean. Went out one way to the beach and the other way to a small shopping mall. Taxi about £5 to 5th avenue playa... More 

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Seekonk, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been to the area 5 times....I'd rank this hotel 3.5. Easy, friendly check-in 5.0 beach.. Great location, perfect carribbean color, cool sandbar, no complaints 4.0 pool, room. Swim up drink bar.. Room was spacious double King bed 3.0 entertainment, food. Both got old after a while. Go on one tour or get out a little to break it up 1.0... More 

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Holiday was great, hotel just as we'd hoped. We picked this one from the other nearby RIU hotels due to the Mexican style and decor and being right on the beach. No problems with sun loungers. Food in restaurant was varied and good quality. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We went all inclusive with Thomson, flew from Manchester... More 

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Columbus, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our trip to Riu Playacar. We did visit the Riu down the beach, it was also nice but our resort seemed to have more activities going on. There is also a nice big beach out front to lounge or take walks. You are about a half an hour walk to downtown on the beach. Though it doesn't seem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed five days, and wanted to stay longer. The beach was gorgeous and very clean! Drinks were excellent, food was fantastic so much to chose from! We thought the room was nicE, very clean, had a real beachy feel. Overall what I liked most it was smaller didn't have to walk for miles, had that old Mexico feel to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in on January 2, 2015. Our room was impecable, as the entire hotel was most of the time. This is an old complex with no luxury, very simple and very Mexican in its decor, so if you are looking for luxury, this is not the place, but as I mentioned before the entire facility is very clean. Unfortunately,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review goes with the caveat that this was my first all inclusive in about 15 years, so some of the things I thought were great might actually be standard. Cons • No bathroom door. I’ve seen this in a couple of places, but still not a fan. Thank God there was a toilet door. • Outside of the buffet... More 

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Address: Avenida Xamen-Ha | Manzana 6, Lote 6, Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Playacar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 386
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#35 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#44 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#49 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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