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Hotel Riu Playacar

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Avenida Xamen-Ha | Manzana 6, Lote 6, Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Hotel Riu Playacar
Ranked #75 of 199 hotels in Playa del Carmen
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Fairfield, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I have stayed at different resorts in Playacar and loved all of them. I gave this hotel 5 stars for the service and food. Of course the beach and water are beautiful. The rooms are fair and there are rumors that they are renovating next summer. We shall see. From the moment we arrived everyone was helpful... More

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sunderland England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love Mexico anyway, but you can always plump for a rubbish hotel which can ruin a holiday. We did have a couple of reservations about this hotel as we did hear, (after booking) that this place will be closed next year for a rebuild and the reviews weren't 100% complimentary either! On arrival and first impressions were good, Yes... More

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Riu Playacar for 5 nights in July with my wife and two kids (12,10). This was our 4th different Riu stay, and it was the usual good time we were expecting. Despite the reviews about the Playacar being dated and small, that was not what I walked away with. Everything was up-to-date enough for me, and with... More

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scotland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed here in November 2013 and had a brilliant holiday we had stayed in the riu tequila a few years ago which was also fabulous and was the reason we returned as had really enjoyed the area we were not disappointed at all this time either! Although to start the weather was disappointing it soon improved... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a great two week holiday at the Riu Playacar First off, this being a Riu resort, you are guaranteed that they will go that little bit extra, I have stayed a few over the years and they are all quality resorts, they really know how to deliver the All Inclusive Model, they don’t skimp on anything, and... More

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Chicago, ILlinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed from 7/8 to 7/16 with my two kids both 11 years old. Great place to stay. Very very clean. Staff friendly and very helpful. Rooms were ok. Beds were hard, but I was told you could ask for Mattress toppers. We were so tired every night that it didn't seem to matter. Beach was awesome. Pools were great. Pool... More

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Plains, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at this resort July 4th through 11th. This was one of the best vacations we have ever had. We booked through US Airways vacations, & were met at the airport by Best Day Travel and taken to our resort. This did not take long at all to find them and start on our journey to... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Fiance and I (both 24) traveled to this resort for 5 days and it was amazing! We had a blast every single day and the alcohol was constantly flowing and the sun shining. Transfers: This was the first time that we actually shopped around for different options to get us from the airport to the resort and vise versa.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from agreat holiday at this hotel,although the decor was getting jaded everything else made up for it.Its proximity to the beach was ideal lounge round the pool,then take a walk on the beach.Unlike many resorts sunbeds were plentiful leisurely breakfast wander down for towels then pick your spot.The staff were really good very pleasant from reception to kitchen... More

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Washington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from this riu hotel.it could not be faulted,The staff were amazing,The food brilliant,The entertainment team could not have been better..This a nice size hotel and meeting people was easy.only problem i understand the hotel may be closing..Does anybody know when this may happen and when it may reopen.? mike&chris,england. pat& graham,wales

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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Playacar

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*
Also Known As:
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Riu Playacar Playa Del Carmen
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Playacar Hotels
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Hotel Riu Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#37 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen #47 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen #51 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen #61 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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* Located in the Yucatan peninsula, 3 km / 1.9 miles from Playa del Carmen * In the Playacar resort area, along with the Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Yucatan and the ClubHotel Riu Tequila hotels * Main building and 2-storey bungalow complex * Located on the beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Surrounded by 16,000 m2/19,000 sq. yards of lush gardens * Mexican Street, next to Riu Yucatan * 100 m/325 ft. from various shops * 55 km/34 miles from Cancun Int'l. Airport ... more   less 
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