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Riu Playacar Hotel

Avenida Xaman-Ha, Manzana 6, Lote 6
Playa del Carmen, Q.Roo MX, 77710 MX
Phone: +1-52-984-877-2300
Website: www.RIU.com
Rating: 5 Star
Rooms: 386
Floors: 2
Restaurants: 5
Category: All Inclusive Resort
Pools: 2
Fitness Center: Yes
Day Spa: Yes
Here's our Riu Playacar Hotel Review

The Riu Playacar opened in the fall of 2000. The Playa del Carmen resort offers 5-star all inclusive accommodations in a lush setting of palm trees and a tropical Caribbean atmosphere. As part of a Playacar development, the RIU Playacar Hotel also has an exceptional 18-hole golf course nearby. The Riu Playacar offers all inclusive accommodations with 2 buffet style dinning rooms and 3 Ala Carte dining rooms. The resort has nightly entertainment and plenty of activities to keep you busy during the day. For example, in additions to the great pool area and a great beach, the RIU Playacar has 2 tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness center, complete day spa for massages and catamarans and kayaks to play in the ocean.



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386 Deluxe Bunaglows, A/C, 2 doubles or 1 king bed, 2 Pools, 5 Restaurants, Bar, Swim-up bar, Adults-Only Jacuzzi, Pool grill, Day Spa, Fitness Center, Activities program, 2 Tennis Courts. Watersports, Golf nearby.

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Reviewed By: Debbie
From: New York, NY
Trip Date: July, 2012
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"My friends and I stayed at the Riu Playacar in July 2012. The hotel is actually 3-star not 5-star. But, the pool, beach and food are great. The staff and guests are very nice also. I especially liked that there were palm trees on the beach instead of beach umbrellas. The hotel's alcaholic drinks are not watered-down like the discos in town. The air-conditioning in the room is not so great. The chamber maids are cheap with the soap. They want you to use your old soap from previous days. It's not fun to go out and beg them for more soap. The thing to look out for is that the scuba diving company wants to be fully pre-paid in advance, before they train you for it. They will not give a refund if you can not actually go on the scuba diving trip for medical reasons or if you dont like the starter class. They do their best to avoid a refund. They are not like American companies that give refunds to maintain customer satisfaction. Before the scuba diving is paid for, they are so nice and friendly. But, if you want a legitimite refund, suddenly they become all about the money and not so friendly. So, as far as the scuba diving is concerned in this hotel, its buyer beware!" - Debbie from New York, New York


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Traveler Posted: Riu Playacar Review
Reviewed By: Melissa
From: Grand Junction, Col
Trip Date: May, 2008
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"Our family of four spent 7 days at the beautiful Riu Playacar. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. The property was wonderfully maintained. Our rooms were very comfortable. The set up allowed for complete privacy between our two rooms. Very convenient. More like a suite instead of two separate rooms. The buffets were enjoyable with so many choices. The Playacar is a family friendly resort, not a spring break getaway. The Playa Del Carmen area is gorgeous with many activities and tours. I will recommend the Riu resorts to everyone." - Melissa from Grand Junction, Colorado


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Traveler Posted: Riu Playacar Review
Reviewed By: Bobbie
From: New York City, N.Y.
Trip Date: Jan, 2008
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"Oh my God. Don't really know what else to say, except it was the best holiday I've ever been on. Great and friendly staff who seemed to be there whenever you needed something, including the entertainment staff - who were lovely. Especially Omar who was working there at the time. They all really made my holiday special. Also it is in such a great location, short walk to Playa Del Carmen and short journeys in a cab to the different places to visit. Food was excellent. Which could be a downside as it seemed I was always eating, But oh well. I can't big it up enough. Recommended to all people. Can't wait til I visit again." - Bobbie from New York City, N.Y.


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Reviewed By: Melissa
From: Kinde, Michigan
Trip Date: Dec, 2007
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"My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at this resort. The room was spotless and the grounds beautiful. We were fortunate to have a room with a view of the ocean. In fact we could see Cozumel across the way and the cruise ships anchored near there. The food was very good and there was a fantastic variety to suite everyones taste. The nightly entertainment was fun and often included audience participation. My favorite was when the entertainers got people out of the audience and danced with them... what fun!! The beach was great and there weren't any time-share hawkers anywhere in sight. The drinks were not watered down versions of what we are used to, but nice strong drinks, made exactly how you order them if you specify. Great place to stay. Great price. Overall excellent value." - Melissa from Kinde, Michigan


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Reviewed By: Christine
From: Rawson, Ohio
Trip Date: March, 2007
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"My husband and myself and five other couples visited this resort and loved it!!! I said when we got home that I cant believe what a perfect relaxing and enjoyable time we all had. It is a small laid back sort of resort. Food was amazing, drinks were good. Great place and it was a great price." - Christine from Rawson, Ohio


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Reviewed By: Marilyn & Dominic
From: Howell, N.J.
Trip Date: Nov, 2006
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"We had a great time at the resort!!!!!!!!! I can't say enough about the resort and the terrific staff. I would especially like to acknowledge Robert one of the front desk managers who is from Germany.What an incredible assest he is to the Riu playacar. He is very welcoming and cannot do enough to make your stay so relaxing and enjoyable.We needed umbrellas, he got them for us, we needed irons he got them for us, we needed to see all the different rooms and he made that a snap without hesitation and with a smile and a pleasant attitude always. You should clone him or do everything in your power to keep him with Riu Playacar!!!!! I had my birthday while staying in the Hotel and the staff without any notice of it from us did a wonderful celebration by leaving a decorated room and a fruit plate with a bottle of tequilla on the table with a note wishing me a happy birthday and a sealed note for my husband to see the Maitre d at the restuarant when we went for dinner. The staff came singing happy birthday bringing a lighted cake and waited till I blew out the candle and each personally greeted me one after the other.needless to say I was astounded and a little embarrased but very appreciative of all the effort they gave. Truly one of the best birthday's I will probably ever experience. Thank You,Thank You,Thank You. I cannot be more impressed with a resort." - Marilyn from Howell, N.J.


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