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Hotel Riu Playacar

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Howey in the Hills, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing location - some of the rooms are a bit wet and moist smelling, but the location is in a tropical location! I thoroughly enjoyed the time and the amenities for the location. Great Pool with swim up bar - free guest rentals were awesome for the Boogie boards & volleyball court - I mean who doesn't like beach volleyball!

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent beach resort in Riviera Maya in Mexico, we have travelled to the other two Riu hotels within the Playacar area and of the three we would highly recommed this for location, service, accomodation, food and drinks and value for money. Ideally placed for a stroll along the beach to Playa del Carmen where there is an abundance of restaurants... More 

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Chico, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our third stay in Playa del Carmen at a Riu resort. The first two were at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya, and this time was our first at the Riu Playacar. The Playcar was extremely clean due to its recent renovation, staff was super friendly (just like we've experienced at the Palace) and the kids pool was perfect... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I honeymooned here. Hotel is beautiful and we really enjoyed the close walk to shops and other restaurants outside of the hotel. I will say the food is not that great the only restaurant hobby and I enjoyed was the Asian restaurant and the breakfast. Pool atmosphere was always fun, but get there early to claim your chairs... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I came to this resort several years ago and wanted to bring the kids. We went this past week and the new renovations are gorgeous. Pros: Staff so great! Always smiling, helpful and friendly Food was good (although our last day there the lunch seemed like leftovers, nothing was fresh) Small so you don't have to walk... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two weeks @ Riu Playacar the hotel exceeded my expectations,we were greeted at reception with a welcome drink & had not laid a hand on our suit cases until they were put in our room in block eight just as well as it was swelteringly hot,our room 8306 wasn't ready on arrival but that was no problem as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 weeks at the Riu Playacar, this was our first visit to Mexico and we will definitely be returning. The hotel was spotless, our room was big and with 3 of us we had plenty of space. Always cleaned with new towels every day. We were in block 8 so nearest to pools and beach. We never had... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 10 days at the Riu Playacar in July and it was a great vacation. Our room request was granted, got a room in building 8 . The room is spacious, squeaky clean, AC working fine, mini fridge refilled as needed. The food was great, way above average, service at the restaurants and bars impeccable. Swim up bar could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Cancun and Puerto Morelos to other equivalent hotel. This one really impressed me by the overall attitude of the staff (** except once at the reception that i will explain below) that are always smiling and go above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one. The buffet, the italian and the steakhouse are the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week at the Riu Playcar in July. Family of 4, we were also celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We had made a few requests which were all met except one. We had a good time, our rooms were good. We were in building 8 which is closer to the pools and beach. We were on the ground... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* In the Playacar resort area, along with the Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Yucatan and the ClubHotel Riu Tequila hotels * Main building and 8 annexed buildings * Located on the beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Surrounded by 21,000 m2/25,000 sq. Yards of tropical gardens * Mexican Street, next to Riu Yucatan * 100 m/325 ft. From various shops * 55 km/34 miles from Cancun Int'l. Airport ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Playacar

Address: Avenida Xamen-Ha | Manzana 6, Lote 6, Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $182 - $598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Playacar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 396
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Also Known As:
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Riu Playacar Playa Del Carmen
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Hotel Riu Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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#29 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#41 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#50 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#59 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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