Hotel Riu Playacar Hotel 5 star
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Av. Xaman-Ha S/N, Mz.6, Lote 1, Condominio Playacar, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexique Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Amy Adejokun Section editor

This large and functional mid-range all-inclusive club hotel will suit everyone. Guests will have the opportunity to make use of the facilities provided at other Riu hotels as well as a dedicated area on the beach worthy of the same name. It has all you would expect of such a hotel, but nothing more.

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

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    Location 8.0 /10

    The Riu Playacar is located on the seafront of the resort of Playacar, 2 mi south of Playa del Carmen, which is a 10-minute car journey or a 20-minute walk. Cancun International Airport is around an hour away from here.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The vast majority of the 396 bedrooms overlook the gardens. Rooms have a floor area of around 431 sq ft and a television with 25 channels, a free safe deposit box, individual air-conditioning combined with a fan, a small balcony, a mini-bar, a telephone and mosquito netting. All rooms have identical, simple and functional decor, with yellow and orange tiles, a rattan armchair, a yellow bedspread, wall lamps, etc. A floral curtain separates the bathroom from the rest of the room. Bathrooms have a shower, double sink, hair-dryer and Riu hospitality products. Four of the rooms have disabled access.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    Built in 2000, the hotel has 396 bedrooms distributed over 6 colourful 2-storey buildings. Laid out symmetrically, these buildings resemble hacienda ranches planted on a vast lawn. From each side of the main path from the hotel they lead directly to the beach. Just before you get there you will find the large lagoon pool. Located on the seafront, the mini-club also has a small circular swimming pool. 250 employees ensure the comfort of the hotel's guests. In the evening, different shows are put on in the theatre for 15 nights in a row (Mariachis, Mayan, Mexican, karaoke, etc).

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    The main buffet can seat up to 250 people and offers a wide variety of dishes. Guests are welcome to sit outdoors or indoors for both breakfast and dinner here. A lunchtime buffet is also available at the other Riu hotels. Three theme nights are organised every week: Spanish, Mexican and Caribbean. Meals are served at the resort between 7am and 10am, 12.30pm and 6pm, and 6.30pm and 10.30pm. After 10pm, the snack bar is open until midnight and the lobby 24 hours a day. Three a la carte restaurants (Asian, Mexican and a steak house) are also available. Also: 3 bars (pool, lobby and theatre).

    Beach 7.45 /10

    Unlike its neighbours, the Occidental Royal Hideaway and the Viva Wyndham, the Riu Playacar has not laid heavy sacks on the beach to prevent the turquoise waters from gently engulfing the fine white sands. The result: an obvious recess. The upper part has palm trees and deckchairs arranged side by side, whilst the lower part is more of a playground. Water sports are insured by a private company. The beach gets crowded and is unsupervised.

    To know

    Staying at a Riu hotel allows you access (sometimes free of charge) to all the facilities of the other Riu hotels in the resort, of which there are 5 in total here, including the Riu Palace Riviera Maya 1,312 ft away. Guests may, for example, use the fitness club at the Riu Yucatan, 328 ft away, and the nightclub at the Riu Téquila, the largest Riu hotel in the resort, at no additional cost. The hotel's international clientele varies greatly depending on the season. The entertainment team consists of 8 people. There is also a mini disco and entertainment programme for children.

    Equipment

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

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

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

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

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium

    advantage

    • Guests have access to all Riu facilities
    • The beach

    disadvantages

    • The rough finishings
    • The noisy lobby

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in juin 2014 Posted on 2014-08-02 Entre amis - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Hotel trés agréable à quelques pas de la plage. une résidence trés agréable avec une piscine grande, propre et paradisiaque. Les chambres sont spacieuses.

      • Advantages

        proximité de la plage propreté des chambre l'all-inclusive les différents restaurants

      • Disavantages

        aucun. Après un long périple à travers le Mexique, c'est un repos mérité

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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
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