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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is not one of those Grand 5* All-inclusive RIU Palace hotels. But if you are looking for a place to enjoy good food & drinks and nice friendly service and just relax during your holiday this could be the Place. RIU Lupita is better than the foreign agents' 3* indicates. Best there were clean recently renovated rooms, friendly...

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Winnipeg Beach, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just returned from 2 weeks at the Riu Lupita & enjoyed ourselves immensely. We were in room 1815 a one story attached bungalow just far enough down the winding street to not hear any noise from the pool, bar, restaurants and disco areas but only a 1 minute walk away. The smaller pool area was much quieter than the...

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Sherwood Park, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed the week of February 4-11. We have travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean and stayed at many all inclusive resorts. The Lupita is one of 3 or 4 Riu properties in the same general area. It seems the Lupita is the lowest as we were not permitted to access any of the other properties. Anywhere we have been where...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trip was our fifth to the Riu Lupita. The Riu Lupita is off the beach but does offer a free shuttle service that stops near 5th Ave to drop off people and then continues to the Lupita’s beach club (in all it’s less than 15 minutes). Anyone who complains that the resort isn’t on the beach either didn’t do...

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Caistor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall we enjoyed staying at this hotel. The food and choice was excellent. There was a wide choice of drinks which tended to be a bit on the weak side. The rooms were not massive by Caribbean standards but ere good enough. The staff were excellent all round. The bus to the private beach ran every half hour and was...

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Spring Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in the 2800 building which was a nice room until a leak from above started, reported it and it was fixed quickly. Maid service did a good job, the only real complaint we have is the booze they have at the bars (it sucks) but thats what you find at most all inclusive we know this so its...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK If you have been to a Riu hotel you know what you are going to get...Excellent service/cleanliness/good quality food....and this hotel is no exception So the Pros:- -Staff....have to say "unbelievable"...From the Gardener to the Cleaners from the Restaurant staff to the Bar staff everyone of them took a pride in their job...And it showed....Always smiling all very accommodating...

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2Thank Tony K
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing michael jackson show,went to see the mayan temples there aswell as chechen itza witch was great but dont book the trips through the hotel reps as its a rip off go to where the shops are and book trips there as you will save alot of money,plus make sure you have the right amount of money to pay when...

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2Thank Kingsprout
uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Mexico was essentially to visit Chichen Itza and this hotel makes a fairly good base to make a visit from. A very big hotel, and also very busy. We enjoyed our stay. We liked the food with lots of choices and a good variety each night. We were not impressed with the steak bar on the beach...

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Olsztyn, Warminsko-Mazurskie, Poland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Riu Lupita in January 2017 for two weeks. The hotel itself is situated in a peaceful area, which for us (couple) was a nice deal. Animation were really good I mean really good, so far the best animations I’ve seen, taken part in. Service it professional, we didn’t have any problems, cleaning ladies were really nice and...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Located on the Yucatan peninsula, 2 km / 1.2 Miles from Playa del Carmen * Main building and 1 and 3-story bungalows * Surrounded by 25,000 m2 / 29,900 sq. Yards of lush gardens * 3.5 Km / 2.1 Miles from the beach (complimentary transportation) * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 2.5 Km / 1.5 Miles from various shops * 50 km / 31 miles from Cancun Intl. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Lupita

Address: Avda. Xaman-Ha, Manzana 20, Lote 1, Condominio Playacar | Lote Hotelero No. 1, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $144 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Lupita 3.5*
Number of rooms: 300
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Also Known As:
Riu Lupita Resort
Riu Lupita Mayan Riviera
Riu Lupita Mexico
Hotel Riu Lupita Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#44 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#50 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#82 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“Rooms in blgs 30xx, 29xx and 28xx are in reach of the free wifi but those are also near the night club.”
 of 5 bubbles ekuvita, yesterday | Read review
“All rooms had outside doors. Some 2 & 3 story buildings. We were 2 women on the main floor & did not feel unsafe at any time.”
 of 5 bubbles 503maureenb, 2 days ago | Read review
“Room away from car park and bar area.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnGray9, 6 days ago | Read review
“Block 1000 is facing the car park Go for a 2/3 floor so the Racoons don't climb in and steal any food”
 of 5 bubbles 314tonyk, 1 week ago | Read review
“Higher floors are safer from the wild beasties roaming.”
 of 5 bubbles i_tasker, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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