I really enjoyed my stay at the Riu which was the first time I've ever been to Mexico.The room we had on the fifth floor was large with a king bed and double sink in the bathroom. It was very modern and clean. The view was spectacular which was west facing so we could watch the sunset over the ocean every night from our patio. The staff were very friendly and a lot of fun. Service was excellent. I enjoyed the food a lot and selection was very expansive. Desserts which were mostly bland and gelatin-based, so if you're a big dessert buff you may be disappointed. I was also surprised at the lack of fruit selection as well, though what they did have was very good (pineapple, papaya, and melons seemed to be the recurring staples there). Drinks were awesome, and as a Canadian I was very impressed at how well they make Caesars. The pools were very lovely (but cold!!), though the pool bar got a bit nasty on busier days. I was also disappointed that there was no hot tub. The beaches were very clean, though the tide is very strong and probably not the best swimming for young kids or weaker swimmers. It seemed more like an adult resort as there weren't as many families and young people there as I thought there would be. Most of the guests were Canadian which also surprised me a little too. They do have free Wi-fi there for 90 minutes a day though you can only access it from the hotel lobby. Overall, it was a terrific holiday and a beautiful hotel worth going to!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan