We made reservations in Dec. for Jan. 19th. After reading the reviews form Dec. guests I became very concerned, even tried to change holtels. We are glad we went to the Rui, what a beautiful property! We did not encounter any of the problems that we had read about in fact we were very surprised and satisfied. We had a bad day traveling to Cabo because the airplane was broke down in Detroit and we missed our connection in Dallas and arived late (9:30 PM).
The first room we were given we were not happy with but the front desk told us to stay there the first night because it was late and they would move us the next day, which they did, to a room we were very happy with.
The holtel is very clean, in fact I would get up early to get coffee and would see many holtel people cleaning all over. I think they clean every inch of the place each day!
The food was good. Its kind of a pain to sign up for the 4 specialty restaurants. You have to sit in a room each day and sign up for the one you want that night but they were good. We ate at the buffet most of the time and it was good.
Here's a tip. Take about $50 dollars in US money with you for tips! You will be supprised what it will get you. We left the maid $2 each day and she got us what ever we wanted. A $1 to the beverage guy and I had lots of Corona in the fridge. A dollar to the bartender (one time a night) and you never had to wait for a drink.
The beds were frim, not hard as some had wrote about. I rented a car and that turned out to be the best. There are car rental places at the airport and they are very professional ( Avais, National, Advantage)
If you get a car be sure to go to Todos Santos, about a hour and a half up the coast. Small town that is home to The Holtel California (from the Eagles record). Nice Italian restaurant there, Cafe Santa Fe, good food but a little pricey we thought. Remote beaches along the way but be careful driving off the main road with a rental car, they don't want you to drive on the dirt roads.
The only problem I saw with the Riu was the same problem you have with any all inclusive and that is people who can't handle their liquor drink to much because its free and "They paid for it".
All in all we had a great time at the Rui and would definitely go again in a heartbeat!
- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Hotel
- Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
- Riu Palace Cabo
- Riu Palace Los Cabos
- Riu Cabo San Lucas
- Riu Palace
- Riu Cabo
- Cabo San Lucas Riu Palace
- Riu Los Cabos
- Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Los Cabos
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the southern Baja California peninsula, 4.5 km/2.8 miles from Cabo San Lucas. 5-storey building. On the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 32,000 m2 garden. 3.5 km/2.2 miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas. 40 km/25 miles from the airport. 500 m/1650 ft from a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, BookIt.com, Caribbean Online Mgt Corp., Amex, Priceline, Tingo, Hotels.com, Fareportal , Otel and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.