My husband and I recently returned from the Riu. After reading the scathing reviews, I wonder if the people stayed at the same resort as I.
We travel quite extensively, and I realize everyone is entitled to their opinions,but can they be that drastic. Anyway, here's what I thought.
TRANSPORTATION from APT: Make sure you look for your transportation company, they are usually located outside the the terminal. The people inside work for time share companies, and you'll get sucked in to their presentation. A SIMPLE NO THANK YOU, and they will leave you alone.
CHECK IN: Very smooth and quick, within 5 minutes we were on our way to our room.
ROOM: Very clean, Our room was located in the lower level right on the beach, with a great view on Lands End. Great location, only a few doors from the activities pool. The maid service was excellent, mini bar restocked daily-room was clean by the time we got back from breakfast.
FOOD: The Breakfast buffet was excellent, food was constantly replenished. The Dinner buffet was ok, better than expected. The Steakhouse was good, but the Gourmet and Japanese restaurants were excellent.
POOLS: We clean I didnt see anything floating around in them. We spent most of our time in the Activities pool and the Swim up bar. They close the pools at 7:00p every night for treatment. I would have liked them to be open later, but oh well. Plently of beach chairs, could use more umbrellas as the sun is HOT!!
GROUNDS: Immaculate, the grounds crew were always cleaning, pruning, etc. Be careful walking the tile is very slippery when wet.
BARS: TONS OF FUN- the bartenders were great. Dirty Banana's at the pool bar - YUM!!!! The drinks are weak so just ask for a "floater". If you want top shelf liquor you have to ask.
ENTERTAINMENT: was ok - remember this isnt Broadway
MUST SEE: Lovers Beach. Just walk down the beach a bit and take a water taxi (we paid $10 roundtrip) Pack a lunch and beverages, as their is nothing out there - JUST BEAUTY. Good snorkeling.
The beach is nice, but not the nice powdery sand like in the Caribbean. Beach is pretty deserted, as the surf is pretty rough. But if you want to swim in the ocean, just walk down the beach a bit to Medano Beach it is much calmer and swimmable. It was fun haggling with the vendors on the beach - DONT PAY FULL PRICE.
We went into town one night - Hit the bars - CaboWabo, El Squid Row and Giggling Marlin.
I would definateluy return to the Riu Hope this review helps -
- 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