Me and my fiancé just returned from Riu Caribe in Cancun. We were there for 1 week. Check in was the simplest we've ever had, took about 5 mins max and in that time we were presented with drinks well we checked in, couldn't ask for better. The room was ready and clean. Was on the first floor which I wasn't a fan of, asked to switch rooms but they didn't. Room did have the king bed we requested. No view, just the front of the hotel but hey we didn't pay for ocean view so expected it. Everything in room worked, flat screen TV, large bathroom and tub.
The hotel has a nice live environment during the day. Pool is always busy and fun. Age group was what we were looking for around 25 to 35. Everyone was super nice and friendly, guests and staff. Hardly any families with kids which was perfect for us. Variety of food but daily was the same every day so got very old quick. We went to lunch most days on the main strip.
Hotel is minutes from main strip but not
walking distance, about 10-15 mins on public bus which we took every time we went, it's cheap and clean and safe and runs literally every two minutes which was amazing.
The hotel night life is really lacking. Nothing to do at hotel after dinner so about 9pm. By midnight the Looby is literally ghost town, you have to go to the strip for nightlife which sucked.
Biggest disappointment was the lack of a disco on site so no nightlife and also the lack of food to eat when buffet closes at 11pm.
Overall a great trip. Hotel would be perfect if it had nightlife, room service and more food variety. A great mix of relaxation and a bit of a party in the day.
Next time we go we're staying at the Riu Cancun as its right in the heart of town and has a disco and more of a party atmosphere we were looking for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Cancun's resort area. 9-story building. On the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 3 km. /1.9 miles from a shopping center. 4,5 km/2.5 miles from downtown Cancun. 21 km/13.1 miles to Cancun Int'l. Airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Caribe Real Cancun
- Grand Caribe Cancun
- Grand Caribe Real Cancun
- Riu Caribe Resort Cancun
- Riu Caribe Cancun Mexico
- Riu Caribe Mexico