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4.5 out of 5

"This hotel is beautiful and the staff is very friendly!!! We are definitely staining here again. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 13 Oct 2020

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Playa del Carmen Main Beach

Beachfront retreat

Your stay at this Playacar property places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Quinta Avenida and Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal. Playa del Carmen Main Beach and Mamitas Beach Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

All-inclusive

A full-service spa, 6 restaurants, and 4 outdoor pools are all featured at this all-inclusive property. Enjoy a day at the beach surfing, or relax with sun loungers. Bring the family and enjoy the free kid's club, children's pool, and playground.

Free WiFi, balconies

Featuring conveniences like living rooms and coffee/tea makers, the 434 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include balconies, 24-hour room service, and minibars.

Junior Suite (Superior M)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (M)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, Jetted Tub (B2C-US)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (E)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (B2C-US)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riu Palace Mexico All Inclusive ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Palace Mexico All Inclusive

Everyone (12) Couples (3) Family (7)
1 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 22, 2020

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5 out of 5
This hotel is beautiful and the staff is very friendly!!! We are definitely staining here again.

Posted by , from Houston on Oct 13, 2020

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5 out of 5
Very friendly and lots of activities - wide variety of food

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020

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1 out of 5
The hotel lost half of our family's reservations and claimed we booked half a mile down the beach at a partner resort. When we showed the check in desk the print out showing the reservation at Riu Palace Mexico not another resort they brushed it aside and insisted we check in at the other resort. We spent our vacation taxi-ing between the resorts 2-3x a day with small children and a 76 year old who walks with a cane. The hotel offered no apologies or refunds for their mistake. After it took 5 hours to have 2 extra bottles of water delivered to our room, we gave up asking the reception staff for anything. The wait staff and cleaning staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The lobby, pools and "photo opportunity" areas are much nicer than the rooms and common hallways, which makes for a great marketing campaign but is disappointing in person. I would not stay at a Riu resort again.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

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5 out of 5
Riu Palace Mexico has excellent food for an all inclusive resort. It also has a nice assortment of available activities, but the staff does not aggressively push guests to participate. If you want to play volleyball or beach soccer or do an exercise class or whatever else, these things are there for you and they’ll let you know what’s happening, but they won’t shout at you through a mic and try to shame you into participating. So - if relaxation for you means sitting on a chair reading a book, that’s OK. The facilities are well maintained. The staff work hard but remain cheerful and dedicated to being helpful. We have returned twice and will likely go again.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

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5 out of 5
Amazing service provided by amazing staff. Our room was kept up the whole time of our stay, as well as a very clean environment throughout the whole hotel.

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019

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5 out of 5
First of all I have stayed at the RIU Palace Mexico 8 times and it never disappoints.The property is very clean, staff absolutely goes out of their way to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Food as always is very good with a wide variety of dishes to satisfy any tastes. I have traveled to many other destinations but Playa Del Carmen is top notch. Wherever I travel I always look for a RIU property simply because they have vacation experiences mastered.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff is very friendly, we enjoy the international and multi generational guests. You can relax or stay busy depending on the day.

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

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5 out of 5
the resort is EXELENT, and the RESORT STAFF are very nice they go the extra mile to make you feel at home, the Food is super good, good restaurants for a romantic Date, Rooms are very nice.

Posted by , from Othello Wa. on Apr 26, 2018

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5 out of 5
Beach was amazing, rooms with balcony were great. Bartenders were like none other. Food and food choices were wonderful!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018

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All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • 24-hour room service (limited menu)
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Dancing
  • Yoga

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to offsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Access to offsite clubs included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • 24-hour room service
  • All meals served buffet-style
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Limited meals offered through room service
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Yoga classes/lessons included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • Meals and drinks at companion properties included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Riu Palace Mexico All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Riu Palace Mexico All Inclusive offers its guests a full-service spa, 4 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. There are 6 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a meeting room and limo/town car service. A children's pool, a spa tub, and a sauna are also featured at the family-friendly Riu Palace Mexico All Inclusive. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Playa del Carmen property.

  • 1 building
  • 434 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 6 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Playground on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) (59.4 km / 36.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Palace Mexico All Inclusive offers 434 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Playa del Carmen property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Living room
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Don Julian - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

La Dolce Vita - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

La Bodega - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine. Open daily.

Miyagi - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Krystal - This restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Renova has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

  • Massages on beach
  • Steam room in spa
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Riu Palace Mexico All Inclusive

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico) and Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU) guidelines.

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows regional sanitization guidelines National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico)
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.