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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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Seekonk, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Columbus, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great staff, great food and great drinks. Somewhat dated rooms, but how much time do you spend there anyway? Recommend the beach at 2:00 am- fabulous stars and great view of Cozumel :)Very personable staff and more food choices than we could sample in 6 days-next trip will be10 days, and would return here in a minute.

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Canton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for 1/14 to 1/21.all staff are awesome.this was our fifth stay at the playacar.had some power outages but we survived.enrique was great as he has been on all our stays there.only real problem was the rudeness of some of the french guests.obviously they have not caught on to the concept of waiting their turn in line.

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Solve in advance the obstacle that you are about 45 minutes away from the airport, where the transportation providers create a mess. Our party of 5 people made a really good experience by arranging a prepaid service with Happy Shuttle. We took both trips nonstop with very good drivers. The location of the Riu Playacar is just ideal. Short walks... More 

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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went with a group of 6 adults and had a great time from 1/15-1/20/15. Entertainment staff, bartenders/wait staff and restaurant staff were awesome! Playacar is smaller than the Yucatan and less busy, but we loved that it was not very busy and less people. Bfast and Lunch buffets were good. Steak and Asian Restaurant was good. Mexican was not worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Son and Daughter-in-Law and their children took us to Mexico for Christmas and New Year, although the trip over was long it was well worth it, the reception at the hotel was friendly, a member of staff took our suitcases to our rooms. The rooms were spacious and well taken care of during our stay. The staff in the... 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
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