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Hotel Riu Caribe

Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Caribe opens all year round and is located right on the beautiful beach of Cancún. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Cancún Airport CUN (20 km) and Cancún city (5 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 506 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the fitness center. 3 outdoor pools. For the youngest guests there is the RiuLand Kids Club (ages 4-7&8-12 years) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer a live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Asian and Mexican specialty restaurants, Steakhouse, and 5 bars.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Paid wifi
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Four years ago we stayed at the Riu Cancun which is two miles away from Caribe. This hotel is slightly older in construction than Cancun. Good welcome when we arrived and clean and spacious room with a tiny balcony. Good staff throughout just like the Cancun. The restaurant is well layed out and there is plenty of choices. Good pizza. There are a three other restaurants apart from the main one. THESE ARE LISTED IN THE HOTELS INFORMATION. WELL STOCKED MINI BAR! IF WANT TO STAY IN THE ROOM. AIR CONDITIONING FUNCTIONS AND IS UP TO THE JOB. CEILING FAN IS TOO NOISY. Didn't seem to find much to FAULT, you can find something to eat at. However when on holiday it's nice to dress for dinner. Some guests don't bother wearing beachwear. Spoils it a bit especially when mobile phones are used at the tables 24/7. DRESS CODE GOES OUT THE WINDOW! The pools and beach area are excellent and are larger than the Riu Cancun. Pool service is good. Spoilt by the occasional piss heads at the swim up bar, but this is the same everywhere you go. Quality and the range of drinks are good. The entertainment staff really make an effort and always work hard. Are rooms were always spotless, as well as the whole hotel. However a little refresh around the place would be welcome. The evening entertainment is fine. It's not something we really bother with but some nights it was quite poor. One dollar each on the buses each way will get you out and about. Good activities with SUBA CARIBE. A better price and excellent service and come recommended. We just wanted to stay somewhere else. Good but you can't beat the first time.
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After reading a few negative reviews I was a bit hesitant about booking this hotel but it turned out to be such an amazing resort! We booked through TUI and we stayed 11 nights. We stayed on the 8th floor. Better try to get a higher floor for better views of the ocean! The hotel itself was probably about 90% full I think during our stay but there was no issues getting drinks or finding a sunbed on the beach or pool. The beach was amazing and much wider than the ones in the other hotels. One day we went to RIU Canun to check it out but we rather prefer the atmosphere in RIU Caribe. RIU Caribe has a bit more space I think. The location is fine. There is a bus 24/7 running every minute and it takes you almost everyone. It costs only 12 pesos per person. Regarding the trips - we booked almost all of them with Amstar - reasonable prices and they are located in the lobby area. The food was great. There are four restaurants at the resort - Asian, Mexican, Stake house and Main Buffet. I tried them all and I have no complaints at all. There are plenty of activities throughout the day - beach volleyball, pool volleyball, table tennis, dancing, a great show every night, etc. Every Thursday there is a foam party and every tuesday there is a beach party at night which were both great fun! The drinks at the bars were decent and coctails were great! The have some imported alcohol as well such as Beefeater gin, Red label wiskey and more.
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Caribe
Responded Apr 10, 2019
Dear VladislavP4, Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We are glad to learn that you had a fantastic holiday during your stay at our Hotel Riu Caribe. We appreciate your kind words! It was our pleasure taking great care of you! We look forward to sharing another amazing experience with you soon. Have a lovely day! King regards, Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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Hotel is not up tons standard I would recommend riu Palace 😉 The hotel is old and the food was not really good. Maybe it's better to pay a bit extra in order to get decent quality service and food. Nicolas
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Fantastic hotel! Huge clean rooms with spectacular views! Food was excellent and plenty of choice! Staff always polite and professional! They can’t do enough for you! Definitely one of my best holiday so far!
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My wife and I came here for our honeymoon in 2014, had an amazing time and vowed to return for our 5th anniversary. So, five years have passed and we went back. To be honest, we were worried that it might not be as good, maybe everything was great while we were on the high of our wedding. No need to worry, this place is excellent, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the hotel, pool and grounds are kept impeccably clean and the food is of a very high standard, especially the sushi in the Shangrila 😋 On the whole, they have made little improvements here and there that have made it even better than our last visit. You can now visit the themed restaurants as many times as you like, they have some really talented people doing some amazing carvings with food and ice and the cocktails are some of the best we've had on resort. It was really nice to see Ysrael, who was a member of staff on our previous visit. We're already making plans to return in 2021, this time with friends.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Caribe
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Caribe?
Nearby attractions include Coco Bongo Cancun (1.9 miles), Party Rockers Cancun (4.3 miles), and Cuncrawl (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Caribe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bacoli Tratoria, Black Hole, and Restaurante Careyes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Caribe have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Caribe offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Riu Caribe offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Caribe?
Many travelers enjoy visiting El Rey Archaeological Zone (4.8 miles) and Scorpion’s Temple (2.4 miles).
Does Hotel Riu Caribe have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.