We've just returned from a lovely week at the RIU Emerald Bay. It was a packaged holiday and check-in of the many arriving guests was very fast and efficient. The rooms are all ocean view, a nice size, tastefully decorated, include a safe, a mini bar with beer and soft drinks, and a liquor dispenser with rum, vodka, gin and tequila. The food in the buffet was very good and we really enjoyed both the Bamboo and Tabasco restaurants. You could get premium liquor brands which was nice but the wine was not our taste, it was exceptionally sweet. The pools were warmer than many other places we've been to and there were plenty of lounge chairs, never a problem to get a chair in the afternoon. As other reviewers have mentioned, the hotel gets busy on the weekends and the elevators are slow but we never had to wait longer than 5 minutes so we didn't find it much of a problem.
- Also Known As:
- Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan
- Riu Emerald Bay Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening summer 2009 * 12 km / 7.45 miles from Mazatlan, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa Las Brujas beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 20-story main building * Surrounded by 13.500 m2 / 16.15 sq. yards of lush gardens * 10 km / 6.2 miles from various shops * 12 km / 7.45 miles from Mazatlan * 32 km / 19.87 miles from the airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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