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Hotel Riviera del Sol
Ranked #39 of 214 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have been coming to this hotel for several years and are never disappointed. Friendly staff welcomes you like you were old friends. The breakfast each morning is good and sooo handy. The location cannot be beat in Playa. The only reason I do not give it 5 stars is that the rooms are abut dated but all in all a great place to enjoy Playa.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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rivieradelasol, Gerente at Hotel Riviera del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Thanks for your feedback! and thanks for choosing us again !!
hope you visit us soon!

Greetings!

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

With this hotel you get the basic things you need when staying in Playa. It's got a very good location, friendly staff, and clean rooms.

What you get is a basic breakfast that will carry you until lunch. The pool is OK, but this hotel might not be that suited for kids.

Me and my friend would love to return.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the top floor, they've got a ventilation system that will annoy you. Maybe ok...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Baines47
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rivieradelasol, Gerente at Hotel Riviera del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Thanks for your feedback!
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Greetings!

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

I stayed at Riviera Del Sol with my girlfriend January 23-27. It was a nice hotel, very clean, nice furniture (many reviewers of Playa hotels complain about hard beds but after three visits to Playa this seems to be the norm so it doesn't bother me) WONDERFUL staff, and excellent location at the north end of Quinta just a block from Mamita's. I truly like this hotel and would stay with them again as long as I don't get a room on the first floor. We stayed in room 104. This room is one room away from the dining/bar area. So every morning we woke to the sound of breakfast being setup. Also, all of the first floor rooms look out to the pool and reception area. Everyone walking in and out of the hotel or hanging at the pool is outside your room. There is a privacy screen for your sliding glass window, but then it feels like you're in a closed room. Also, if you'd like to get, well, intimate, it doesn't feel very private. One tip I can offer if you happen to get a first floor room: on the second floor is a nice sitting area with daybeds and books to read. So if you're feeling cooped up in your room and want some fresh air head up to the second floor. We didn't discover this little tidbit until our last day when we decided to look around the hotel.

Riviera Del Sol is a very nice hotel, great location, super friendly helpful staff, great breakfast (saved us about $20 per day), and I would absolutely stay there again. As long as my room is on the second or third floor.

One last tip for budget travelers: I booked on venere.com a result that I got when I input my dates in TripAdvisor. It was nice because when booking through venere you only have to pay first night, you pay the balance at checkout. Venere says you pay at checkout but Riviera Del Sol asks you to pay the first night, which I think is perfectly reasonable. It allowed us to spread out paying for our vacation, instead of one lump sum. Happy travels!

Room Tip: Definitely get a room on the second or third floor
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Lindsey S
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rivieradelasol, Gerente at Hotel Riviera del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2015

Thanks for your feedback!!! hope you visit us soon! Greetings!

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel twice. The first time in 2005 when Playa was still a small Mexican village and now when it is a hip-swanky hot spot for European travelers. Both times the was quaint, clean and quiet with friendly staff. The complimentary breakfast changes everyday and is fabulous. The rooms are large and clean. The best thing about this hotel is the complimentary tickets for chairs and umbrellas at Mamita's beach club which is just one block down the street from the hotel. This is a $30 savings everyday vs having to rent from Mamita's. The location of this hotel is excellent too. I do agree somewhat with previous comments about hearing music from local restaurants. It seems highly popular now in Playa for restaurants to blast techno/lounge beats in all directions. So yes this can be heard in your room but with the patio door closed and the air vent on you can drowned out the sound which doesn't seem to play all night long (someone said until 4am?). I am very light sleeper and got excellent sleep every night, so no worries. This hotel is a great value and no risk to those brave travelers (ha ha) who want to venture away from "all inclusives." Have fun!!!!

Room Tip: All face the pool. There are three levels (ground, 1st and 2nd). We stayed on the 1st and could not...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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rivieradelasol, Gerente at Hotel Riviera del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Thanks for your feedback! and thanks for choosing us again
hope you visit us soon!

Greetings!

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

positive:
kindness of staff! they are really good & give lot of advices.
hotel very well situated: between main pedestrian avenue & the beach.
rooms are clean, big, & good furnitures

negative:
the room next to the bar are noisy because of woofers there.
swimming pool is tiny, only for children

Room Tip: not the ones next to the bar (I think n°104)
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Loved this little hotel last year so much, back here again ! There have been a few small but significant improvements, and enjoying sharing the experience with my son and his partner. Staff made us very welcome as returning guests , nothing too much trouble. Breakfast is improved with buffet of hot and cold dishes daily. Fresh exotic fruit platter delicious ! Tokens for a welcome drink a very nice gesture, had a great Margarita in the bar . Overall everything's perfect except the weather but here's hoping for some sunshine .

Room Tip: Ask for ground floor overlooking pool
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank madge52
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is absolutely 5 stars. The staff is wonderful. Everything they could do to simplify my trip, they did....looking things up on the internet, giving excellent recommendations that were authentic! Great location.

When I make it back to Playa. I will stay here!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 1a. Av. Norte | and Calle 30 Nte., Between 5th Avenue and Mamitas Beach., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 214 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $90 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Riviera del Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riviera del Sol is an outstandingly beautiful hotel located in Playa del Carmen. Here you will enjoy a peaceful atmosphere accompanied by the warm, friendly, and courteous service the Mayan Riviera is famous for. Riviera del Sol is designed exclusively with your relaxation and comfort in mind. Each room has a private patio or balcony overlooking the pool and stunning garden area. Whether it’s just the two of you or your entire family, you will find that staying at Riviera del Sol is a truly exceptional experience - Welcome to the magic that is Riviera del Sol! ... more   less 
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