Just returned today(3rd April) after spending 14 days at the Playacar. All I can do is echo the comments of Danielle R and Lynne Lacey.
The staff in every department are amazing!
David( I/C Food andDrink) Thomas, William, Pedro, Virginie and Eduardo in the restaurants.
Juan. Arsenio, Rafa, Ciro, Abraham in the, Pool Bars. Froy and the guys in the lobby bar.
Not to mention the Ents Team of Israel, Pablo,Omar, Ronny and those lovely ladies, Maria and Diana. (Apologies to all the staff I have not mentioned, you are all part of a great team led by Elena? and Monica)
The Buffets at lunchtime and and evening were excellent, in that we only used The Jade and The Steak House once each.
The property is one of the smaller Riu's in the area but to us that is the attraction.
The hotel is due to be closed down at the end of March 2014 and relauched as an Adults only "Palace" brand. I only hope that they do not lose the unique atmosphere.
The hotel attracts visitors from The Yucatan and The Tequila during the day because of the less crowded pool areas and the fabulous beach parties and the large number of sunbeds that were available throughout the day.
Go before they change it!!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 24-hour All Inclusive Hotel Riu Playacar opens all year round and is located on the beach of the Playacar residential estate, along with the Hotel Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Yucatan and the ClubHotel Riu Tequila. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal due to its proximity to Cancun Airport CUN (55 km) and Playa del Carmen (3 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 396 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 3 outdoor pools, 1 children's pool. Day and evening entertainment, as well as our Pacha Discotheque in the neighboring ClubHotel Riu Tequila. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Asian, Mexican, Italian restaurants, Steakhouse, 4 bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
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