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Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Avenida Xaman-Ha Mza 9 y 10 Lote 1 Int.Fracc. Fase II Solidaridad, 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.


#67 of 303 hotels in Playa del Carmen
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The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya, completely renovated in 2019, opens all year round and is located directly on the white, sandy beach of the Playacar residential estate, along with the Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Playacar, Riu Yucatan and Riu Tequila hotels. Riu Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence and sophistication, creating a unique experience. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Playa del Carmen (2km), Cancún (60km) and Cancún International Airport (CUN) (55km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 460 cozily furnished rooms with free WiFi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 3 outdoor pools, one of them with swim-up bar, and 1 children's pool with slides. For the youngest guests, RiuLand kids’ club (4-7 & 8-12 years old). For adults, daytime and evening entertainment, discotheque and access to the renowned Riu Get Together Parties. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet, Fusion, Italian, Mexican, Japanese and Steakhouse specialty restaurants as well as 5 bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Indoor play area for children
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Head massage
Steam room
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Private balcony
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Brian W wrote a review Jul 25
Cedar Hill, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I just returned from a week at this property and would describe our experience as exceptional. The staff is well trained and very attentive. A special shout to Rosario Mendez at the Kristal restaurant. The guy is a rock star as he works at the morning buffet as well. Very friendly and helpful to everyone. He is the kind of person that leaves a great impression on every one he meets and a true professional. Goes out of his way to provide a great experience. Many thanks Rosario for a job well done!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ma7514 wrote a review Jul 20
Los Angeles, California47 contributions11 helpful votes
Great experience at the RIU Palace Riviera Maya. Can't say enough about the terrific staff. Simply outstanding service with entire staff observing face-mask requirements at all tiimes. We went in early July 2021 and had no delays or waiting for dining. Also due to Covid Protocol, there was no seating at the swim-up bar in the pool. However it was open with plenty of room, making it easy to swim up and order drinks, just couldn't sit at the bar. Additionally, we were asked to wear masks while serving ourselves at the buffets, which is reasonable. Lastly, the staff at the hotel are very helpful with coordinating Covid tests for return to the US. It was easy fast and free! Definitely deserving of the 5 stars rating.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Best views facing the main walkway and garden, but might be a bit noisy.
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Anay F wrote a review Jul 17
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our first time in Playa del Carmen as we normally stay in Cancun. The Palace Riviera Maya was excellent with a great staff always going the extra mile to provide a great service. You can get the Covid test at the hotel which it will be ask at the time of your departure in the airport. The Hotel was renovated last year and came out very beautiful and modern. Staff was consistently cleaning and making sure all guests were wearing mask at time of entering buffet. Krystal Restaurant was excellent , great atmosphere and food was delicious and just enough for a great dinner. Buffet was very good with delicious tropical juices and variety of food for everyone. Japanese Restaurant needs to revisit his menu or Chef as not quite tasty or great for Japanese. My family has a good tooth for Japanese here in Miami and we go quite often , so when we recommend is because is delicious. We had a great time at the pool as beach was covered with Sewed unfortunately. Overall we had a great relaxing time starting with The Brazilian greater at the door , Roman at the front desk, German at the Pool, Eric at the Buffet and many others that I can’t recall their names but all were excellent. We want to Congratulate Sahir and the team from Other Services which made our days entertain with their daily activities and night show. They put their heart in their job to make sure everyone is having a good time. We will definitely come back to this resort !!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John M L wrote a review Jul 13
1 contribution1 helpful vote
All lunch and breakfast was mess-hall style. Dinner restaurants just serve subsets of mess-hall menu. 25-45 minite waits for dinner at “restaurants”. Canceled all room service “for coronavirus” (which drove all guests and staff to mess halls thrice daily - great logic Riu). Freshness, taste, quality, selection much lower than food choices in an airport terminal. Staff friendly and helpful, but understaffed.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Responded 1 week ago
Dear johnml500, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us. As much as we are glad you appreciated our staff members´ welcoming and attentive service, it's unfortunate to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your recent experience. We are sorry to learn that you didn’t agree with our specialty restaurants booking system. Considering the number of reservations, we’ve found this system to be the most convenient in our hotels, although we are always open to suggestions. We are sorry that we were not able to provide you the holiday you were looking for but hope that you will give us another chance to provide you with a more positive experience! Warm regards, Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya Online Reputation Manager
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scott t wrote a review Jul 12
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We enjoyed our second stay at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya. Just as before everything was perfect. From the moment we arrived everyone was very attentive and friendly, the food was good and plentiful. We liked the new design and the new pools.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
$195 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Nearby attractions include Plaza Playacar (0.3 miles), Zona Arqueológica Playa del Carmen (0.7 miles), and Piste Cyclable sur Paseo Xaman-Ha (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lara & Luca, Perché No Restaurante Pizzería, and Labrioche - Panadería Francesa - Playa del Carmen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
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 Palace Riviera Maya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Zona Arqueológica Playa del Carmen (0.7 miles).
Does Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.