The scenery from the Riu Palace is outstanding! The resort is absolutely spotless, and yes the rooms are dated, but don't get too hung up on it. They are still lovely. I don't know what it is about the construction of the resort that makes the hallway noise so easy to hear in the rooms, but we did wake up several times during our stay with revelers enjoying their walk back to their rooms in the early a.m. This noise, is really the biggest disappointment we had with the Riu palace. If you want to minimize it, get a room farther away from the main elevators and public areas. The fewer the people that walk by, the less noise you'll have to deal with.
Aside from that, I don't know what else you could find to complain about at this resort. One very warm pool if that's what you prefer, a colder pool if you don't. Activities if you want them, quieter areas to read and relax if you don't. The strongest plus this resort has, is their staff who really seem to enjoy working there, and go above and beyond to make your stay memorable. It is a shame that there aren't some designated non-smoking areas, as the sheer number of smokers made it uncomfortable for others at times.
I wouldn't likely return to this resort again, but only because I like a resort that has some quieter areas to walk along treed and flowered walkways and put some distance between yourself and the busier areas when it is desired. The Riu Palace is huge, and you will do a fair bit of walking to go from your rooms to the pools, the restaurants, and the lobby but it is all in hallways and on stairs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the southern Baja California peninsula, 4.5 km/2.8 miles from Cabo San Lucas. 5-storey building. On the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 32,000 m2 garden. 3.5 km/2.2 miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas. 40 km/25 miles from the airport. 500 m/1650 ft from a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Riu Palace Los Cabos
- Riu Cabo San Lucas
- Riu Los Cabos
- Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Los Cabos