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Avenida Xaman-Ha, Manzana 3, Lote 1 Condominio Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#100 of 324 in Playa del Carmen
The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Yucatan opens all year round and is located right on the white, sandy beach of the Playacar residential estate. 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 Playa del Carmen (3 km), Cancún (60 km) and Cancún International Airport (CUN) (55 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 507 comfortably furnished rooms with free WiFi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 4 outdoor pools, 1 of them with swim up bar, 1 children’s pool with slides and a whirlpool. For the youngest guests, RiuLand kids’ club (4-7 & 8-12 years old). For adults, daytime and evening entertainment, discotheque and Riu Get Together Parties. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet, as well as Asian, Italian, Steakhouse and Mexican specialty restaurants; 5 bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Head massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Private bathrooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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TMLBaker wrote a review May 17
Plymouth, United Kingdom137 contributions88 helpful votes
This is our first time to Mexico and will not be the last. The hotel has an excellent setting right on the beach. We are beach people so didn't use the pools, there was always something going on around the pool. The pool/ entertainment team work really hard and are very friendly & even on the beach sat & chatted to us. The beach itself is stunning and you can do various watersports from the beach. We didn't have any problems with getting a sunbed even at 10 am. The staff organise various games on the beach during day. The hotel itself is excellent, the staff from the cleaners, bar staff, reception staff, and restaurant waiting staff all work very hard and always smiling and nothing is too much trouble for them. We ate in the buffet restaurant and the choices are excellent and cooked and presented very well, we ate in the steakhouse one night and was very disappointed with the food. We were in block 6 which is right by the monkeys. !! Early alarm call every morning haha but its their habitat aswell. The room does need updating and there was a musty smell but we only use it to sleep and shower in so its ok. Download the RIU app and you can see what entertainment is on & order things for your room ie extra towels alcohol etc Overall this an excellent hotel in a great location and can highly recommend it
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Tammy P wrote a review Jul 2021
Acworth, Georgia, United States53 contributions45 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We just returned from a 6 day trip to Riu Yucatan for our anniversary. I was very pleased. The resort was clean and everyone was very friendly. Drinks were plentiful and good. The food was good and some restaurants were better than others. You could always find something to eat. Pools were clean and they were always cleaning the beaches. Our room was always cleaned and air conditioning was super cold. I wouldn't hesitate to come here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Currently you will have to wear a mask when you go up to the bar and go into the restaurants.
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Baker1 wrote a review May 16
Rowley Regis, United Kingdom69 contributions79 helpful votes
Great hotel in great settings. Me and my wife had a fantastic holiday here everything was beautiful from the pools to the beautiful beach. We met some fabulous friends and the staff was amazing and work so hard and they deserve there tips. It was also brilliant you can use the other rui hotels as some of the entertainment is better in the Tequila for example 😉 definitely would return and the only reason i didn't give it 5 stars fot 2 reason yes rooms do need updating but they are still fine . Second reason was the food the food in the buffer was ok and some days it was really nice but the A la cartes restaurant was really poor in my opinion 😎 that's my honest review 😎 but the hotel and Mexico are still amazing place to go see you in few years 😉
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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BigKev wrote a review May 14
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just returned from 2 weeks at the Yucatan, our 4th stay there. just want to say, positive points. excellent staff service yet again, special mention for Alexandra at breakfast, Vincente at evening meal time and Alex on the outside evening bar, all very good at their jobs, lady who deals with towels (sorry forgot her name) always friendly and saying hello and all of the hard working entertainment team. food good with a large varied choice as always, rooms clean and tidy. negative points as mentioned by other people, very hard to get a sunbed unless you went out early and claimed one, a habit I hate, but we found we had to do it or we simply could not get a sunbed anywhere, one couple took over a 4 sunbed area by removing 1 sunbed and pushing the other one over into another area, then used it for just 2 sunbeds for over a week unbelievably selfish. Riu please take control of this as it can ruin some peoples experience of an excellent Hotel. also if there is a rule on covering up to enter the lunch time dining area and wearing a mask in all dining areas, can you please enforce it, the number of people not doing it was unbelievable. this aside we were happy to be there again and really hope we have the chance to return as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: speak to Riu Yucatan before travelling, to arrange for any special needs, they are happy to help
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ChrisPete58 wrote a review May 13
Springville, Utah1 contribution
Greg trip. Restaurants were very good along with all services. The rooms are good but could use a comfortable chair to sit instead of a desk chair. Wait staff and maids were exceptional Beach wasn’t crowded very nice stay
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Date of stay: April 2022
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hotdogYorkshire wrote a review May 11
yorkshire55 contributions45 helpful votes
No complaints in terms of the hotel itself. The food was good, always choices at each meal time. Majority of staff were friendly. The rooms are older than the other 2 Riu hotels but this didn't bother us as we only sleep and shower and don't spend our days in them. Also they are cleaned daily and fresh towels if needed. The only complaint for me was that it was a real struggle to get a sunbed/chair around the pool and beach. it wouldn't have bothered me as much but the majority were taken up by other hotels guests. I appreciate we can use their facilities but the reason we booked this hotel was for it's location on the beach and not having to walk to it. So at 7.30/8am not being able to get a bed in your own hotel i felt was really disappointing. People staying in the Tequila should not get priority over Yucatans own guests. I think a rule of maybe them being able to come over but not until 10am would help as most people would have chose their beds by then. The towels started to go out really early mornings, seriously people must have set their alarms. I wish the Yucatan management would look at this as this would be the one thing that would prevent me from returning it seriously is annoying when you've travelled on a long haul flight for some rest and relaxation to then find you have nowhere to sit or lay down because of a different hotels guests taking over.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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David Sanchez wrote a review May 10
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at Riu Yucatan for 1 week and at least everyday I had an issue with my doors not opening, the keys not working, and safe not opening either. Each time I was told I would have to wait up for a couple hours until someone could come out. I spent almost half my vacation waiting for someone to come help me. The people running the water sports are very shady as well I was asked every single day sometimes multiple times a day if I wanted “sugar for my booger” or cocaine and also offered me weed. They are very persistent and keep asking you to the point where it makes you very uncomfortable. I mean how many times do you have to say no thank you. It doesn’t seem like the resort even cares about this. The resort is beautiful and the all inclusive food and drinks is nice but customer service is terrible and I would definitely not comeback to this one.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Yucatan
Responded 6 days ago
Dear davidsY5253PM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. As service is one of our key values and we make every effort to please our guests, we regret to find that we may have missed out on some details and that your stay was not entirely perfect. We are surprised to read your comments. Please be assured that we take our guests’ security very seriously and we do not tolerate illegal activities inside our premises and we immediately report them to the authorities whenever we detect them. We will of course communicate your feedback to our management team in order to improve our guest’s service as we sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again for a true RIU experience! We wish you all the best, Hotel Riu Yucatan Online Reputation Manager
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Luke97x wrote a review May 5
Birmingham, United Kingdom58 contributions31 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our stay here. Every Staff member very friendly and helpful which made the stay more enjoyable. The food is great and a good choice every day, lunch, breakfast and dinner. The rooms are a decent size and always clean and well air conditioned. There was an issue with the sink but was fixed eventually. The hotel was spotless always being cleaned and the cleaning staff always say hello. The location of the hotel is excellent, right on the beach and short walk from shops. The entertainment team are amazing and really make the hotel but a special mention for Gustavo who we became friends with, he lights up the place, so friendly and hilarious it isn’t the same when he isn’t there! We will be revisiting next year!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Salomé wrote a review May 4
Worldwide6 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a fabulous time here! The staf os amazing and the animation team is fabulous. The only bad thing it was to leave and return to my country. Thank you so much for making our vacations a blast! We really enjoyed it!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Armo1969 wrote a review May 2
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom167 contributions101 helpful votes
Stayed for 10 nights 20th - 30th April, originally due to travel in 2020 for my brother in laws 50th Birthday, have to say it was worth the wait, the hotel is spotless but as said in previous reviews the rooms them selves do need some TLC which I'm led to believe this is now due to happen soon, the food in the buffet for me is the place to eat, we visited the steak House at 8.10 & were told to come back at 8.50 we were then asked to wait for 10 more minutes which ended up being about another 30 mins when we eventually sat down we were offered some water but no other drinks & when the food did arrive the steak was not great & the vegetables were very hard, this was the worst evening of our stay, all the times we ate in the buffet restaurant it was excellent including the service, we had a couple of nights that we were woken by some inconsiderate guests who thought it was OK to shout & make as much noise as possible & another night when some lady also thought she could make a lot of noise as well, apart from these 2 incidents we slept quite well. The entertainers around the pool work hard & we enjoyed the beach party, we found the entertainment on an evening better in the Tequila hotel, the white party was great as was the neon party, you also get branded drinks but you need to ask for them or you will normally be served there own brands. We loved the animals on the hotel grounds & getting woke up by the howler monkeys was amazing, we were in room 3221 which is very close to the monkeys so no alarm clock required. This was my first visit to Mexico, I've visited the DR twice but did definitely prefer Mexico, Coco Bongo was brilliant as was Xcaret, the latter being quite expensive when you need to spend a lot more money if you want to things once inside. Overall this is a lovely hotel where all the staff work very hard, the buffet restaurant is very good but the others there is always a wait & the service especially at the steak House is no way as good as the standard set in the buffet restaurant, I would probably return but I personally prefer Greece which is closer to home & you can leave the resort & go to lots of different bars & restaurants but most of the Caribbean is basically stay on your resort unless you book a trip which I knew before I got there, you xam visit 5th avenue which is a short taxi ride away but it is a bit hectic & you do get pestered a bit which does get to you after so long. Hopefully this review helps in some way & there is definitely more positives than negatives at the Yucatan hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid the Steak House, we basically waited all night to be served, service here & food was very...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Yucatan
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Yucatan?
Nearby attractions include Mirador De Playacar (0.3 miles), Lounge 24 (riu Palace Mexico) (0.1 miles), and Cubano Bar (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Yucatan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Yucatan?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Yucatan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Yucatan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barra Artesanal, Steakhouse, and Hacienda Don Diego.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Yucatan?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Yucatan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Yucatan?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Zona Arqueológica Playa del Carmen (1.3 miles).
Is Hotel Riu Yucatan accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.