We stayed at the Riu Palace on our honeymoon from July 1 through July 8. Immediately we were given two impressions that would prove true throughout the week. First, the hotel and surroundings are very beautiful. Second, those little extra things that make your vacation memorable were missing. For instance, upon check-in: no champagne and no bellman. We carried our own bags to our rooms as did most other guests. Obviously, something that we could live without; but, too many sub-par items were present. This by far is not a horrible resort but with proper manangement and focus on the guests, it could be fabulous. You can't help getting the feeling that the management is skimping at every opportunity. The drinks are greatly absent of liquor. The food is mediocre at best. The staff, although friendly and hard-working, are too few. The entertainment, like the food, is repetitive. The bottomline, there are other resorts that provide better amenities for the same money.
Final word: if you go, do not go in the ocean even if it looks safe. We had one fatality in front of the hotel during our stay. The hotel does not guard the beach and you are very much on your own!
- 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, Visa, Diners, Discover ... 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