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4.6 out of 5

"Hotel and staff were wonderful. They kept everything clean and sanitized. The food and drinks were great as well. shout out to Rodi, who took care of ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 30 May 2021

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 2 miles (3 km).

All-inclusive

This all-inclusive property 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 guestrooms 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 3 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 33 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive

Everyone (16) Couples (7) Family (8)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 2, 2021

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5 out of 5
Hotel and staff were wonderful. They kept everything clean and sanitized. The food and drinks were great as well. shout out to Rodi, who took care of us everyday at the pool. He was fabulous and hard working. it was a great trip and would return again.

Posted by on May 30, 2021

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5 out of 5
The RIU Palace resort was excellent. The staff is very friendly and eager to help in any way. The environment is very clean and well kept. The accommodations are all you can ask for. The food was wonderful. I felt safe as the staff took all precautions regarding Covid transmission. Pre departure testing was also provided. This is the best RIU resort I have ever stayed at.

Posted by on May 7, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 14, 2021 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent visit at Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya and excellent review! We could not be happier with your experience and that you enjoyed our property so much! Your compliments will be shared with our management team. Again, thank you for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya Online Reputation Manager

5 out of 5
Visited during the spring break. The facility is beautiful and very clean; all staff members are very helpful and friendly and work very hard to make sure all guests needs are taking care of. The only suggestion I have, based on our own experience, I wish they had something for teens like an arcade. Also, I would suggest, to put families with small children in a separate wing, so adults could enjoy some quiet time. Other than that, we had a wonderful experience and definitely would recommend the facility and planning on coming back 😊

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021

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5 out of 5
The service was amazing! All the employees are locals and super welcoming.

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021

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5 out of 5
The staff were ALWAYS friendly and kept the grounds/facility neat and clean. Loved my room. Food and variety of food were outstanding. No complaints at all!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 26, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 20, 2021

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5 out of 5
We love everything about the property, especially the michael Jackson show. Food was incredibly good the best. Attention was extremely good. I will love to come back.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2021

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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 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

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

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 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 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 swim-up 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 property.

  • 1 building
  • 460 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 6 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2006
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • 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

  • Airport: Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) (58.5 km / 36.4 mi)
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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. 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

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 property 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.

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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.