Just got back from a 2 week break at the Riu Yucatan in Playacar. Brilliant location, food fantastic, friendly staff and an excellent daytime and evening entertainment gang ! Different show every night so congrats to Marcelo the choreographer. Very professional and entertaining.
Didn't try the Steakhouse restaurant, but the Mexican was good, and the main buffet restaurant was also very good with lots of choice....hence the half stone extra weight added on !
Our only complaint was the birds coming in to the restaurant at lunch-times, but they are aware of the problem and I think a cull could be on the cards soon !
They are going to be doing a refurbishment next year although to be honest, I didn't see any signs of this needing to be done, so an even higher quality of decor should be on the cards after July 2013.
The First Choice rep Lindsay was excellent and always on hand if needed
The room was lovely and the optics were a pleasant option if you wanted a relaxing drink in the room before dinner.Well stocked fridge too.
All in all, a fabulous time and will go back next year hopefully.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in the Yucatan peninsula, 3 km/ 1.9 Miles from Playa del Carmen * In Playacar's resort area, along with the Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Playacar and the ClubHotel Riu Tequila hotels * Main building and 2-storey buildings * Mexican "Hacienda" style architecture * Surrounded by 40,000 m2/44,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Next to the Mexican Street * 800 m/2,650 ft. From various shops * 55 km/34 miles from Cancun Int'l. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Yucatan Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Riu Yucatan Playa Del Carmen
- Riu Yucatan Mexico
- Rui Yucatan
- Hotel Riu Yucatan Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico