• Login
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya Hotel 5 star
Easyexperts
Playa del Carmen, Mexico -
See the map
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Riu Palace Riviera Maya takes the form of a large U-shaped luxury hotel, with two wings extending down to the sea. The internal and external communal areas are luxuriously and masterfully decorated. This upmarket hotel is financially the most accessible of its kind. But this is easily understood when you see the great difficulty encountered when planning to go for a swim.

This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

+
  • Sports
  • Seaside
  • Family
  • Animation
  • International Standard
  • Rest
  • Flight
    • Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya

      Riu Palace Riviera Maya   -   © Riu Palace Riviera Maya

    • Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya

      Riu Palace Riviera Maya   -   © Riu Palace Riviera Maya

       
    Compare all the prices

    Price per night - Find at 45 partner(s)
    • - Ebookers - View prices
    • - AccorHotels.com - View prices
    • - AsiaTravel.com - View prices
    • - Amoma - View prices
    • - Ctrip.com - View prices
    • - Ebookers - View prices
    • - Elvoline - View prices
    • - Expedia - View prices
    • - Site officiel de l'hotel - View prices
    • - Getaroom - View prices
    • - Hanatour - View prices
    • - HappyRooms - View prices
    • - Hilton.com - View prices
    • - Homestay.com - View prices
    • - Hotel.info - View prices
    • - Hotelius - View prices
    • - Hotelnjoy - View prices
    • - Hotelpass - View prices
    • - HotelJoin - View prices
    • - Hotelopia - View prices
    • - Hotell.no - View prices
    • - Superbreak - View prices
    • - Hotels.com - View prices
    • - HotelsClick.com - View prices
    • - HotelTravel - View prices
    • - Hotelquickly - View prices
    • - Hotusa - View prices
    • - Jalan - View prices
    • - Lastminute.com - View prices
    • - Laterooms - View prices
    • - Otel - View prices
    • - Ostrovok - View prices
    • - Ozon Travel - View prices
    • - Prestigia - View prices
    • - Rumbo BravoFly Volagratis - View prices
    • - Rakuten - View prices
    • - Reserver avec l?hotel - View prices
    • - Sembo - View prices
    • - Skoosh - View prices
    • - TravelClick - View prices
    • - Travelocity - View prices
    • - Voyage SNCF - View prices
    • - Yanolja - View prices
    • - ZenHotels HC - View prices
    • - Agoda - View prices
    Show more offers

    Location 4.1 /10

    The Riu Palace Riviera Maya is located on the seafront in the resort of Playacar, 2 mi south of Playa del Carmen, which is a 10-minute drive away. The hotel is around an hour away from Cancun International Airport, which is 37.5 mi away.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    The two-storey wings of the Riu Palace Riviera Maya house 460 bedrooms, all of which are suites with a floor area of more than 323 sq ft. All have a television broadcasting 45 channels, a free safe deposit box, discrete individual air-conditioning combined with a fan, a large balcony, a mini-bar stocked with alcoholic drinks and juices, a telephone, a luggage stand, a radio alarm clock, an iron and ironing board and mosquito netting at the window. The generally very sober decor of the rooms seems a little sad, as there is no colour to brighten the place up. Four of the bedrooms have disabled access. As far as the bathroom is concerned, the decor can seem a little outdated, but all the facilities you need are there: hair-dryer, double sink, Riu welcome toiletries (plus dispenser), make-up mirror and above all a bathtub with a hydro massage system. Room service is available between 7am and 8pm.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    The main building of the hotel consists of an enormous hallway, the entire length of which is topped by a dome and a large rose-window. The whole place sparkles like a thousand stars due to the heavy-hanging chandelier. To the right, the reception desk awaits the next arrival of holiday-makers; on the opposite side, the lobby bar provides comfortable surroundings in which to relax to the sound of live piano music. Having left the building, guests take the long, straight path which leads right down to the beach, just after passing the main swimming pool, which is beautifully designed to incorporate curves and rectangles, with its pool bar and underwater and poolside deckchairs. Here, everything has its place: the greenery is aesthetically pleasing and very well managed; fountains and lampposts enhance the decor of the area; palm trees separate the various geometrical water plants. Several windows in the fitness club offer pleasant views of the beach. Those who like to keep fit will be pleased with the variety of equipment available. The large spa has separate areas for men and women, which come together in one communal area devoted to relaxation and the Jacuzzi. The mini-club has a very small swimming pool and an open area on the sand.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    A superb, very well presented and varied buffet is open to all guests between 10.30am and 12pm, 12pm and 3.30pm, and 6.30pm and 10.30pm. If you fancy a change, why not make a reservation at one of the 5 a la carte restaurants serving a variety of cuisines (Brazilian, Japanese, French (gourmet) and Mexican or the steakhouse). The surroundings of each and the chosen decor are very typical. Shorts are only allowed at the buffet and in the steak house.

    Beach 5.70 /10

    Just like the palm trees rising from the fine, white sand, the deckchairs are well spaced out. The rather large beach is really separate from the other hotels. A high wall to the left blocks access, and a hedge on the other side serves the same purpose. A life-guard is on duty in this area. Whilst it is easy to catch the sun and bask on this beach, swimming does seem dangerous. For a start, there are small rocks all along the foreshore, requiring great caution. Sandals are essential here! Besides, most guests choose to use the swimming pool. Water sports are insured by a private company.

    To know

    Guests at the Riu Palace may visit all the other Riu hotels. The clientele, of around 40 years of age and over, is mainly American. There is a mini disco for children and a varied entertainment programme.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, stretching, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, volleyball, beach volley, golf, jet ski, sailing, kayak, paddle boats, dance, water-polo, fitness, sports

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium

    advantage

    • The value for money
    • The decor of the internal communal areas

    disadvantages

    • The beach
    • A little flashy

    Traveller Reviews

    1
    • Overall Score nc/10
    • Sonia H. Sonia H.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in marzo 2011 Posted on 2013-10-29 En pareja - Una semana o más (Habitación con vistas)

        estuve hace cuatro años, y volví encantada. la gente del hotel super amable y encantadora. la decoración fastuosa, bueno depende de lo que cada uno entienda. el hotel en si es una maravilla. tema playa, una gozada, el mar super tranquilo y cristalino, cierto que para entrar en el agua había que bajar una especie de escalón de la arena, y tampoco podías irte muy lejos por que tenías unas piedras muy grandes que te lo impedían, además del vigilante. nosotros queremos repetir hotel.

      • Advantages

        ubicación, te sientes muy segura. diversidad de restaurantes. grandes espectaculos de noche. amabilidad de la gente habitaciones y camas grandes. limpieza confort.

      • Disavantages

        si por las mañanas madrugas, por que tienes excursión, no llegas a coger turno en los restaurantes temáticos, y te quedas sin cenar.

      • Información general
      • Alojamiento
      • Ubicación
      • Restauración
      • Deporte / Pasatiempos
      • Animación / Entretenimiento
      • Relación calidad-precio
      • Overall Score 7.71/10
    Hotels near to Playa del Carmen
    • Allegro Resort Playacar Allegro Resort Playacar Allegro Resort Playacar
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 6.99
      • Location 6.29

      A pretty hotel up to the international standard on the Turquoise Coast, the Allegro Resorts Playacar provides relaxation and entertainment to families, lovers and seniors. Its daily schedule of activities, both during the day and at night, takes place in a lively atmosphere.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Club Viva Maya Club Viva Maya Club Viva Maya
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.9
      • Location 8.46

      From the sauna to the table football through dance, tennis or diving, the Club Viva Maya hotel is the right place to provide an entertaining ambiance for children even summer camps on the edge of a beautiful beach. It is recommendable for fathers, mothers and children.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Caribbean Village Playacar Caribbean Village Playacar Caribbean Village Playacar
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.18
      • Location 8.46

      The Caribbean Village Playacar is a hotel highly appraised for its recreation and sports activities. It is located near the fashionable small resort town of Playa del Carmen. A recommendable place to stay for parents with their children, enjoying privacy, and for love couples.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Viva Azteca Viva Azteca Viva Azteca
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 8.18
      • Location 8.46

      With the provision of quality animations and the diversity of sports equipment and wellness services, the Club Viva Azteca hotel offers something to entertain parents and children alike. This hotel, on the Turquoise Coast, is particularly suitable for casual holidays.

      This hotel review is a translation of the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Las Molcas Las Molcas Las Molcas
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.8
      • Location 7.27

      The attractive hotel Las Molcas is a nice place to stay in the heart of the popular district of Playa del Carmen to set off on a sightseeing tour to Cozumel, Palancar, Tulum and Chichen Itza.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Iberostar Tucan (Quetzal) Iberostar Tucan (Quetzal) Iberostar Tucan (Quetzal)
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.17
      • Location 7.0

      Parents, children and lovers of all ages who wish to spend a pleasant and lively stay on the Turquoise Coast in a facility that intelligently blends comfort and aesthetics can be found at the Iberostar Tucan Hotel.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Las Palapas Las Palapas Las Palapas
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.12
      • Location 5.02

      Cozy and comfortable, the Palapas offers attractive architecture with its small wooden buildings and thatched roofs in the middle of the gardens. It is suitable for lovers of peace and tranquillity, near the bustling seaside resort of Playa del Carmen.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Royal Hideaway Playacar Royal Hideaway Playacar Royal Hideaway Playacar
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.24
      • Location 7.0

      Located in Playacar, this all inclusive Leading hotel of the world, provideshigh quality services and facilities. Throughout the hotel you will findstylish and elegant internal and external areas. You will find noyoung children in these hushed surroundings. It is the ideal place to come to relaxin private.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    Top Hotels Playa del Carmen
    • Royal Hideaway Playacar Royal Hideaway Playacar Royal Hideaway Playacar
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.24
      • Location 7.0

      Located in Playacar, this all inclusive Leading hotel of the world, provideshigh quality services and facilities. Throughout the hotel you will findstylish and elegant internal and external areas. You will find noyoung children in these hushed surroundings. It is the ideal place to come to relaxin private.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Iberostar Tucan (Quetzal) Iberostar Tucan (Quetzal) Iberostar Tucan (Quetzal)
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.17
      • Location 7.0

      Parents, children and lovers of all ages who wish to spend a pleasant and lively stay on the Turquoise Coast in a facility that intelligently blends comfort and aesthetics can be found at the Iberostar Tucan Hotel.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Iberostar Paraiso Maya Iberostar Paraiso Maya Iberostar Paraiso Maya
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.17
      • Location 7.0

      All-inclusive, the Iberostar Paraiso Maya belongs to one of the largest complexes in Riviera Maya. Recently built, the Paraiso Maya is one of the resort's most luxurious hotels. Its vast, changing open spaces are embellished with Maya symbolism and its luxury rooms are an invitation to relax after having tried the many outdoor activities. All unimaginable services possible exist here in such an artificial place. Ideal for families and young people.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Shangri-La Caribe y Playa Shangri-La Caribe y Playa Shangri-La Caribe y Playa
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.16
      • Location 8.46

      With rooms in rustic appearance, good restaurants, shores among the most beautiful ones, nature, the Shangri-La Playa y Caribe is a charming hotel that blends subtly the essentials and the superfluous things. It is a good place for a short or long stay with your close relatives.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Secrets Capri Riviera Secrets Capri Riviera Secrets Capri Riviera
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.14
      • Location 7.0

      The focus here is not on all inclusive accommodation but rather on unlimited luxury! This resort, which has been awarded the Preferred hotels label, belongs to the Secrets chain, which is a true gauge of its quality. This human-scale hotel which is only open to adults provides holiday accommodation in stylish, yet not stilted, surroundings. Couple come here to relax and peacefully enjoy the beauty of the Mexican coast.

      This hotel review is a translation of the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Gala Resort Playacar Gala Resort Playacar Gala Resort Playacar
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 8.26
      • Location 8.46

      The Gala Resort Playacar is a nice hotel designed for a holiday on all-inclusive service. With its activities and its centre of water activities, it will please both parents and children who wish to entertain without forgetting to enjoy the rest. Here, the family is sacred.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Las Palapas Las Palapas Las Palapas
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.12
      • Location 5.02

      Cozy and comfortable, the Palapas offers attractive architecture with its small wooden buildings and thatched roofs in the middle of the gardens. It is suitable for lovers of peace and tranquillity, near the bustling seaside resort of Playa del Carmen.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer
    • Illusion Boutique Hotel Illusion Boutique Hotel Illusion Boutique Hotel
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.12
      • Location 9.47

      The Illusion is a recently opened hotel of good standing, housed in the heart of the bustling Playa del Carmen. Quite comfortable, it offers a haven of tranquillity within a refined decoration, a welcome alternative on the sidelines of the surrounding agitation. It is suitable for couples and adults in search of rest.

      This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

      From
      See the offer