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4.7 out of 5

"Loved everything about our stay. We will be coming back again. No dislikes. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 21 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront aparthotel near Playa del Carmen Main Beach

Beachfront retreat

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

All-inclusive

This all-inclusive aparthotel features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and 6 restaurants. Enjoy a day at the beach snorkeling, 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 sitting areas and coffee/tea makers, the 460 apartments also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Balconies, 24-hour room service, and minibars are also available.

Superior Suite (B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite (Superior (C))

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, Ocean View (C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite (U)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive

Everyone (11) Couples (11) Family (14)
5 out of 5
Loved everything about our stay. We will be coming back again. No dislikes.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2022

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5 out of 5
Este hotel es una maravilla, el personal, la comida, las bebidas todo ah sido exelente les recomiendo mucho este hotel, muchas gracias a todo el personal por su atención tan dedicada.

Posted by on Jun 18, 2022

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4 out of 5
The resort staff were always helpful and nice. The resort was clean and food was a little above average I would say. We stayed for 9 days so really enjoyed outside of the water situation. Ocean was completely filled with seaweed this time of year so that was a bummer beaches were erosion had wiped away some of the coastline. Then let’s talk about the drinking water, bottled water was fine they kept that in all the rooms. But all of the ice on the resort it made of Mexican tap water and all of the food is cooked with tap water!!! I have had the worst stomach issues since leaving and we have been back a week now. It’s hard to avoid the tap water because it’s in everything. Obviously you want drinks but they will make you sick I promise

Posted by on Apr 9, 2022

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5 out of 5
This resort is really clean, and the staff is courteous, and helpful. The specialty restaurants could be better, but we just went to the buffet which was actually better. I wish they would make it optional on the mask wearing, but I guess that's only in Texas.

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022

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5 out of 5
The layout was really nice. Liked the pools being close to the beach. The entertainment and restaurants were fantastic! We didn't like that there wasn't high quality tequilas at the resort. Occasionally we also noticed guests leaving plates of food lying around which attracted birds and one man who broke a drink glass and just kept walking not letting any staff know. Other than that, it was an amazing stay!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2022

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5 out of 5
Great staff and terrific facilities.

Posted by , from BOULDER on Mar 7, 2022

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5 out of 5
Amazing experience! The best resort we have stayed at so far!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2022

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5 out of 5
It was like being in a home where everyone was focused on making sure you were happy. Clean, nice people, good food....fantastic experience.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 29, 2022

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3 out of 5
I liked the beach and service most of the time. The only thing I did not like was that the riviera maya is the only riu that does not have an open lobby bar was closed the entire time. It rained often and there was nothing to do but to go to our rooms. Next time I will stay in one of the other rius. All the rest had open lobby bars and this was suppose to be the high end resort.

Posted by on Jan 28, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 14, 2022 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear Dennis , Thank you for your review and feedback following your recent visit. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the beach area and our staff members´ professional, however it is disappointing to read that you didn't have a perfect stay with us. Your comments will be shared with our team so that we can look into this more thoroughly to ensure that you have a much more positive experience next time. We remain respectfully, Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya Online Reputation Manager

All-inclusive Details

This aparthotel 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 beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • 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

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Water fitness

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite nightclubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Childcare
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite nightclubs included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • 24-hour room service
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Water fitness classes/lessons included
  • Volleyball included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Golf green fees 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
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All meals included
  • 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 Riviera Maya All Inclusive is an all-inclusive aparthotel. 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 Riviera Maya All Inclusive offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. There are 6 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A children's pool, a nightclub, and a spa tub are also featured at the family-friendly Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive was completed in December 2019. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Playa del Carmen aparthotel.

  • 1 building
  • 460 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 6 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2006
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive offers 460 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the 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
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11:00 AM.

Don Rafael - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Il Portico - This theme restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Agave - This theme restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Yashima - This theme 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

An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

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

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site

Spa Services

Renova Spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Accessibility

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

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Riu Palace Riviera Maya 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 Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. 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. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico) and Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU).

  • 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
  • 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
  • No rollaway/extra beds 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

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MXN 28.87 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the aparthotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • 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.

  • Travelife
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.