I must say I was pleasently suprised. I was worried when I read other reviews.
First I would like to say, we never had any issues with anything being stolen, in fact, I left my wallet out and we went downstairs to eat, the cleaning lady cleaned the room and placed my wallet with all its contents back on the bed where I had left it.
Second we were greeted upon arrival with drinks and a free room upgrade, just for being first time guests, to the 12th floor, I was pleasently suprised,it was GREAT!
Third the room was clean! I am pretty 'crazy' about cleanliness of hotel rooms, well this room was clean and they cleaned it 2-3 times a day.
Not only was this resort all inclusive, the mini bar in the room was very nice and stayed stocked. the hotel had 1 main restuarant with buffet style serving open to anyone, and Italian retuarant opened to anyone and 4 other retuarants that you had to make reservations for but were still included in the "all inclusive price".
They have 5 pools, and tons of beach area. We never had to search for chairs. They had wait staff on the beach, at the pool in the lobby areas all ready to serve you.
A plus was with the Rui Palace Penninsula armband you could visit any of the other 3 Rui resorts on the strip which we did and by far the one we stayed at was the best (i think).
They offered some sort of kid and adult entertainment each night. Parents beware that if you choose to bring your kids to the late show ensure what they are doing because 2 nights I saw parents get up and leave with thier children in tote. But in all fairness the kid show was at about 830pm and the adult show usually started around 930 or 945pm so there was plenty time in between. With that said, the shows were ok, but there are plenty clubs/discos down the road. There is CocoBongo which was fun but be prepared to stand the entire time. With that being said to my females to love to dress, where comfortable shoes, I opted to wear 4 inch heals - by 130am I am not sure if I was standing or floating.
The Rui Penninsula also offers tours they usually have 3-4 people with different companies sellign tours. The prices range about the same.
I would recommend buying everything online prior to getting to Mexico to include your rondtrip transportation to and from the airport as the Rui Penninsula doesn't offer any transportation.
They do have an art center where you can paint pictures with help for a price $$$. They also have people going around taking pictures and posing you while at the pool and beach which you can purchase for a price $$, but they are printed right away.
This was a great trip for me and my fiance. But I am thinking about returnign for a girls trip. They also had things fro families not sure how it would fare as a business location as you have to pay for internet in your room but it is free in the lobby.
All in all great trip and would recommend ... well worth it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Riu Palace Peninsula features 3 ADULTS ONLY DELUXE VILLAS in the garden with exclusive services for clients over 18 years old * The hotel is situated right on the white, sandy beach of Caribbean Sea. Its offshore coral reefs and lagoon offers perfect water sports opportunities. The sister hotel Riu Caribe is just 100 m away * Next Village / Location Corazone 4.0 km approx. * Next City Cancún 5.0 km approx. * Airport Cancún International (CUN) 21.0 km approx. * 1 Building 17 floors 514 rooms * 3 Deluxe Villas 3 floors 48 rooms * Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard ... more less
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