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Hotel Riu Playacar

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Avenida Xamen-Ha | Manzana 3, Lote 6, Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #70 of 198 hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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Sussex, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Sunwing rep directed us to this resort an it was an A1 resort.The staff helped an answered every question we had,the room was great,the atmosphere was always very happy with smile's everywhere.A 1 minute walk from room to walkway an to the beach which was perfect.The food is different to our's but the buffet had something for everyone an food... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After much research we finally settled on this little gem. Things I liked about it was the easy layout, beautiful grounds, the relatively small size of the resort (under 500 rooms, I think) the beach is outstanding, the ease of walking into PDC, the small shopping area right across the street, the nightly entertainment in the lobby, I can go... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been fighting for 2 years for money they owe us for double booking us and refuse to admit fault. Stayed at Riu Palace Riviera Maya and loved it. The following summer booked Riu playacar to take my family. old, dirty, pool with tiles falling off, air conditioner barely worked in room. all open air restaurants. Room was hot and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel for a week at the beginning of April and the weather was great...no rain until the day we flew home. We stayed in block 6 and although the room was a bit dated it suited us just fine. We found the food to be varied, plentiful and never struggled for anything to eat...I agree that... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another great stay at the RIU Playacar Hotel. Unfortunately it will be our last stay at this wonderful resort. And that is not by our choice. RIU Corporation has decided to close this resort at the end of March 2015 in order to create a smaller more expensive adult oriented spa type resort. But enough about that let’s get to... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To start, I was the guy that read about 100 reviews of the Riu Playacar before I got there, and I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. Not sure how anyone could have many negative things to say after spending time there. I stayed the 2nd week of April with my long-time girlfriend. We booked through our local travel agency and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here January 27th for 2 weeks with my wife. we looked at the other Riu's in the area (tequila and yucatan) and chose this one. so glad that we did. it is right on the beach, what a great location. The accomodation was good, great selection of food(so much to choose from). And the staff were brilliant, the maids,the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach in a top location. Hotel staff are fun an friendly. Lots to do at the resort and close to excursions and walking distance to Playa del Carmen 5th Avenue for shopping and bars. Good food at all the restaurants and drinks on tap. Fully stocked bar in your room. Things to book with your rep: Xcaret, Explor, Captain... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the fast that the hotel has a simple charm about it. It's not all modern and white and glass like its sister resort and thats what I liked about it. The grounds are well maintained and staff fantastic. Always something to do if you choose to pertake int the activities by the pool or beach. Food was fantastic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a first class hotel with first class, hard working and friendly staff. The downside is the wifi, yes we are given 90 minutes free daily but at the same time every day but its so slow. I found the best way around this problem was to nip over the road to Starbucks across the road from the hotel,... More

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Also Known As:
Riu Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Riu Playacar
Riu Playacar Playa Del Carmen
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Playacar Hotels
Riu Playacar Mexico
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Hotel Riu Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Rui Playacar
Address: Avenida Xamen-Ha | Manzana 3, Lote 6, 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 Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#42 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#51 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#60 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Playacar 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* 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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