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Avenida Xamen-Ha | Manzana 6, Lote 6, Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Mexico we stayed in the riu taqela last time, this was just as good if not better because you are straight onto the beach we have stayed in 5 riu hotels before and find them very good

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm not much of a reviewer but since I used the reviews here so much I figured I'd add mine. This place is terrific. The rooms were pretty large, comfortable and clean. The grounds were clean and nice. Not perfect but what hotel/resort is? The food is good but not great. You will find something that's better than average at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the rooms were typical caribean room older, a little tired but it had all you could need and was kept clean it was in a convienient location close to lobby second floor nice balcony. staff is kind and caring we were there in november 2013 for two weeks and it felt like home and didn't want to come home heard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this place the second time there, but still is a nice place. lots of upgrades were done between the visits. Good value for the $. The evening shows weren't as good the second visit. Nice that you can go between the Riu hotels to enjoy the food and entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to the Riu last summer and it was a fantastic resort. Everyone was super nice and there was lots to do. The resort was small and perfect for our children. It had a nice Mexican touch to it not like the other Rius that are all done up. We wanted to book the same resort again this year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Are the new buildings at the Playacar. Today, 13 June 2015, through the builders screens can be seen the construction of completely new front buildings. Yes the old lobby and buffet no longer exist. Also gone is the beach front snack bar and stage building. New pools are being created. Much seems to be being painted white, as per the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

decent rooms good food beautiful beach rooms are nice and clean about like a nice holiday inn its no ritz carlton but nice with better than average food considering its all you can eat every meal ant the beach is beautiful on the caribean the most beatiful natural water anywhere this place is romantic and calm staye here and also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

While this may be one of the smaller Riu resorts, it definitely gives a relaxed and cozy feel. The rooms are spread out in different buildings -- none of which are over three stories high. The property is well maintained and rooms are spotless. Entertainment is provided and was well surprised at the quality of artists and musicians. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a very small hotel in comparison to the other Riu's around the world. We love this hotel and have been vacationing here for at least 15 years, with the exception of two years at a Riu in Dominican Republic. Reason being no beach left after the hurricane. The beach is now bigger , after the restoration, than it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was our 3 Rd stay at the Riu Playacar . We really like the fact that it is Small and close to playa del Carmen .its a 25 min walk to 5 th ave and shopping. The Riu is clean but outdated and needs to have new beds etc. The entertainment staff is really friendly and helpful but we... More 

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