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Riu Yucatan


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2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts).

Ever since it opened as the original RIU Resort in Riviera Maya, Riu Yucatan has been a leading choice for families and couples! Themed in an early Mexican Colonial style, the resort features a lobby modeled after an authentic Mexican town with hand-painted frescos of flowers, angels, and clouds. Relax beneath one of the many palm trees sprinkled along the white sand beach, or enjoy the array of watersports in the clear waters of the Caribbean.

Four restaurants feature a variety of dining choices. The Hacienda Restaurant extends to a terrace amidst jungle greenery, offering a great variety of tantalizing buffets and on-the-spot cooking. Guests are sure to enjoy the informal atmosphere of Margarita's specialty restaurant, as they dine alongside the large pool area and take part in the delightful theme nights. Shanghai, the Asian restaurant, serves amazing buffets. Snacks are available 24-hours a day and the five bars, including two swim-up bars, serve unlimited drinks.

Activities abound at this non-stop resort! Enjoy watersports such as kayaking or body boarding, or venture over to the 18-hole golf course nearby! For a soothing experience, sip a sunset cocktail in one of four bars or pamper yourself at Renova Spa. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

Every evening, live entertainment, and music provide the perfect show right before heading off to bed. Riu Yucatan has exchange privileges with Riu Tequila and Riu Playacar (dinner dining excluded), so entertainment is never in short supply!

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HOTEL LOCATION
The resort is located in the Playacar resort complex, 3 km from the picturesque town of Playa del Carmen and 35 miles (56 kms) Cancun International Airport (CUN).
Address: CALLE CHACA, 33 SUPER MANZANA, 23
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
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Local Phone: 011-52-984-873-1
Fax: 011-52-984-873-1266 or 873-0304
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (5 km)
Pools
Number of Pools: 4

Swim-up Bar
4 swimming pools with sun terraces, one with swim-up bar; whirlpool in pool area. Children's pool with slides.
Golf: NEARBY
Cancun Hilton Golf Course Mayan Palace Golf Course Mayakoba Golf Course
Playacar`s championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen.
Holes: 18
Caddy: Mandatory
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Riu Yucatan is a deluxe beachfront All-Inclusive resort with a Mexican Hacienda architectural style & a privileged location in the exclusive Playacar complex. Air-conditioned rooms feature a balcony or terrace in a relaxed, easy going environment. The Mexican Street offers a vast array of shops, services and boutiques. Guests can also enjoy food and beverage service until 2am, free entrance and drinks at two discos, and the use of all bars within the Riu complex (except those at Riu Palace). Beach: The resort is nestled along a beautiful stretch of pristine white sand beach dotted with tropical palms and comfortable lounge chairs. There is complimentary towel service, and guests will enjoy a variety of non-motorized watersports. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 507
Year Opened: 1997 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Dress code: Main restaurant gentlemen no sleeveless t-shirts; Theme restaurants gentl emen no sleeveless t-shirts, long trousers. At least 1 person 21 years or older in al l rooms February-May and 18 years & up for the rest of
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD ROOM
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD CONNECTING ROOM
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Standard Room description.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE
Junior Suite, King or 2 dbl beds, Balcony or terrace, Living room area, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Phone, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer,
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Yucatan features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 9 Restaurants at Riu Yucatan:
Shanghai - Serving fine Asian cuisine buffet-style. Men are required to wear long pants for dinner, and reservations are required.
El Templo - Bar
La Margarita - An informal specialty restaurant situated by the pool area, guests are sure to enjoy delightful theme nights. Men are required to wear long pants for diner, reservations required.
Tequila - Pavilion bar
The Hacienda Restaurant - An International buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Hacienda offers terrace dining in an enchanting atmosphere enclosed in jungle greenery. Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
Mezcal - Pavilion bar
Cozumel - Swim-up bar.
Sicilia - An Italian a la carte offering buffet-style starters. Men must wear long pants, and reservations are required.
Ibiza - Swim-up bar
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball court, table tennis, gym, catamaran, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling equipment. 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool. Exchange privileges with Riu Playacar and Riu Tequila.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music several times a week, and Two Discos (on-site and at Riu Tequila).
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The property offers an integrated children`s swimming pool, Mini-club and playground,and several times a week there is entertainment for children from 4 to 12 years.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Cribs available on request basis for a small fee.

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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753 Recommend
753 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Yucatan to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
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RITA T.
Jan 22 2018
This was our second visit. I can’t say enough how wonderful the hotel staff are. So accomadating. Hotel needs a little updating
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Riu Yucatan
KEVIN L.
Nov 22 2017
I have stayed at Riu's previously. This was as expected from a service and food/drink quality perspective. The whole resort decor is in need of updating. Room was very brighy and unable to dim lights for a warmer feel. Found cocroaches and small bugs in the room. Reallu hate the 2 beds pushed together concept. Took any romatic feel away.
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noise out side our room and bathroom.
BRADLEY M.
Jul 06 2017
The way the rooms are set up inside, The toilet has a door, but the shower is open with a glass door with a very small wall. If you aren't staying with a spouse, there isn't privacy. It is very noisy outside the rooms. The doors are very heavy and slam LOUD!!!! We also heard the couple next door screaming at their kids up until 2-3 am. Everything echo's due to tile and cement.
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Great trip to Playa del Carmen
FRANK S.
Apr 18 2017
Great hotel. Room a bit musty but no problem with that. Clean grounds, very well taken care of. Workers are constantly cleaning everything. All of our servers were top notch, smiling all the time, and happy to help with anything you need. Bottled water readily available. So many choices at buffet's for food, and plenty to drink. Beach was beautiful, seaweed definitely there, but they are always working hard to get rid of it--just seems like an endless battle, but that's the ocean for ya! Beach not rocky at all, that's the main reason we chose this resort.
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Hotel needs work........
SUSAN P.
Apr 14 2017
Hotel in general seemed to be lacking in general maintenance upkeep. Our shower door would not close completely, door handle on closet kept falling off, had friends that their air conditioning didn't work at all. Beds were extremely uncomfortable. Would not be a place that I would go back to......
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JOSHUA L.
Mar 26 2017
Hotel was clean but could use updating and was not luxurious. It was very average.
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JENNIFER H.
Feb 06 2017
Really liked this hotel.. The grounds were nice especially for a somewhat older facility. There were plenty of vegetation around so didn't seem too commercial. Beach was nice and a very good location from the pools, bars and restaurant. Food was just okay... Must get up really early to get a reservation for a couple of the restaurants. The highlights for us; proximity to the beautiful beach, excellent service, it's just a short walk down the beach to a totally uninhabited area.
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Excellent!
PAUL K.
Jan 18 2017
We had a wonderful time. Everything was of very high quality. Will definitely go back again in the future.
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Need attention
RUBEN N.
Jan 16 2017
On our first day the shower was broke
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JEFFREY T.
Jan 05 2017
Staff were amazing, food ok, hotel clean abd nice grounds
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Thank you Apple Vacations
SUSANA M.
Dec 29 2016
We have used Apple for the past eight years. Your service is great and you are responsive. We would suggest that you really evaluate the hotel rating and stay on the hotel grounds to offer a transparent level of expectations for our stay. We really trust the Riu brand of hotels and this Riu Yucatán could use some attention. The staff is what would bring us back. They work six days a week and are completely devoted to ensuring tourists and guests have a wonderful experience. With some small corrections this hotel would be aligned accurately with the Apple rating.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Good Hotel
Eddie U,
Tue Jan 23 03:14:14 EST 2018
Room nice and cleaned daily. Food ok Sunbeds can be hard to find as well as space if your a beach or pool person there are always people right on top of you. Gym could do with an update plus i got told off by the Spa lady for "clanking the weights" ffs dont put the spa on top of the gym then. Majority of the staff friendly and helpfull. Would recomend the steak House.

Great hotel and beautiful beach
alinsav76, Telford, United Kingdom
Mon Jan 22 11:21:05 EST 2018
Second timein this hotel and we felt like home (we spent first holiday in January 2016 and we decided to go back ).We totally enjoyed our second visit at this hotel and I would like to bring special thanks to Karen and Polo ,from the front desk(reception) for all the help and guidance we got from them,and the rest of the staff of the hotel including the housekeeper who did a great job,and do not forget the bar staff and the waitresses working hard to keep all customers happy.i would like to mention about the improvement which they done it about free wi-fi being available even on the beach and even in some rooms close to the lobby bar or pool.Highly recommended for couples or family's .

Holday
angela2909, wales
Mon Jan 22 06:45:53 EST 2018
Stayed at the Riu Yukatan from 3/1/18 to the 17/1/18 ,the service was excellent the room was lovely and the cleaners did an excellent job .the beach was beautiful ,the pool area was lovey and clean only one down side the pools were very cold Our Reps Richard and Jess were very helpful through out the holiday nothing was to much trouble .Food was amazing and would highly recommend the Chinese restaurant .All in all a brilliant holiday .The monkeys were very vocal but lovely to watch

Perfect Vacation
Trishareda, Toronto, Canada
Mon Jan 22 05:24:22 EST 2018
My Fiance and I Just returned from a 7 day vacation at the Riu Yucatan. The whole trip was excellent! Check-in was very easy and quick. Our room was situated in building 3 and we had very close access to the lobby and the pools/beach. Room was in good condition and house keeping was always up to standards. The grounds are kept very clean and manicured. The beach is breath-taking and that is where we spent majority of our time. Lots of daily activities and fun things too do. This resort is more of a family/older-crowd, not ideal for young couples. Food was amazing with a lot of variety. We did not eat at the A La Carts but did travel to 5th ave for some authentic cuisine. The gentlemen on the beach do hassle you to buy their jewelry as well as substances but will retreat if you say "no thank you". Excellent vacation would highly recommend!

Yuck-a-tan - hotel rooms very very tired
SMICLO, Fairmont Hot Springs, Canada
Sat Jan 20 14:16:48 EST 2018
hotel is need of a major reno if it wants to keep 5 star... not even a 4 in my books. dated room, pilled sheets, flat pillows (only 3 on a king bed), sewer smell in room (came and went), worst margarita - thank goodness for senor frogs down the beach. great staff though



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