I will start with the negatives, although the hotel had a wide range of age groups it did cater mainly for 18 - 30's age group and because of this most of the daily entertainment revolved around this age group with loud music around the main pool. Also with the Riu Palace next door being able to use the Caribe's facilities they did, as their beach is not a patch on ours, their bars aren't as good, their entertainment is virtually non existent the whole place seems glum so why wouldn't they come across but they do take up sun beds quickly. After say all that, we didn't have any problems with sun beds, restaurant seating, bar service or saw any trouble with the young groups.
This hotel is modern and welcoming, there is always a buz, partly because there are two bars in the hotel reception area and this is the only seating so it is always full which can mean finding a seat difficult.
The bedrooms are large with good views and except for tea and coffee facilities all the bits you will need. The aircon works very well and the ceiling fan tops this off. There are tequila, gin, vodka and Bacardi optics above a fridge stocked with beer, cokes and water.
There are 3 speciality restaurants, Mexican, Asian and steak all OK but the main buffet restaurant is so good with an excellent choice of foods.We did try the speciality restaurants but found the buffet more than adequate.
All the bars are well stocked and the service is quick and friendly.
Throughout the hotel cleaning is good with someone constantly around with a brush and mop.
All the staff are friendly and helpful.
Getting around Cancun is easy, the local busses stop outside the hotel about every 5 minutes and for 10 pesos you can get just about anywhere along the main road through Cancun. If you like haggling and rummaging, the large flea market near to CoCo Bongo's is a must. This area seems to be where most of the night life is.
We did a couple of trips through the Thomson rep, both were excellent but we thought very expensive, certainly 50% more expensive than most other places around the Caribbean we have been to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Cancun's resort area. 9-Story building. On the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 3 Km. /1.9 Miles from a shopping center. 4,5 Km/2.5 Miles from downtown Cancun. 21 Km/13.1 Miles to Cancun Int'l. Airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Caribe Real Cancun
- Grand Caribe Cancun
- Grand Caribe Real Cancun
- Riu Caribe Resort Cancun
- Riu Caribe Cancun Mexico
- Riu Caribe Mexico