Hotel Riu Caribe
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Hotel Riu Caribe

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4.5
#19 of 41 all-inclusives in Cancun
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Our new Hotel Riu Caribe-All Inclusive 24h has been impressively reformed in 2023. It is located in the best area of Cancun, surrounded by the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Come and rest in one of our 500 spacious rooms, decorated in soft and elegant tones. We offer double rooms, adult only rooms with private pool and fabulous suites with Jacuzzi. You can swim in any of our 5 stunning outdoor pools! One of them for the little ones and another in the exclusive Riu Party area, an adults-only zone, where you can dance to the best themed parties while you enjoy a drink at the swim-up bar or snack restaurant. You can also have fun with the free outdoor activities, such as tennis, beach volleyball, kayaking, bodyboarding, snorkelling and you can even take a free diving test in the Caribbean Sea, an unforgettable experience! For the more active guests, we have gym facilities and the guided activities of the Riu Fit programme. Nevertheless, our resort offers daytime entertainment for adults, live music and entertainment every day of the week! Moreover, the little ones of the family may have fun at the children's playground and the RiuLand kids' club. As for dining options, variety remains the hotel's strong point. Experience the different flavours of the world in the hotel's 6 renovated restaurants, with the best international cuisine a la carte, that takes our guests experience to the next level. The resort has a Mexican restaurant, an Asian restaurant, a gourmet restaurant and a main buffet-style restaurant with live cooking! In addition, you can sample a wide range of spirits and cocktails in the 9 bars of this Cancun hotel. For the guests with an explorer spirit, we recommend visiting Yucatan and let yourself fall in love with the magic of the Mayan culture and its impressive archaeological sites. You cannot miss the city of Chichen Itza, the ruins of Tulum, the island of Holbox and its bioluminescence or enjoy the best beaches in Isla Mujeres. Discover the charm of Mexico with RIU Hotels & Resorts and enjoy the All Inclusive hotel offers in Cancun! #RiuParty at the Hotel Riu Caribe Do you like to enjoy the best parties during your holidays? RiuParty is now open to our guests in Cancun! Dance to the rhythm of the best DJ's music and be transformed by the shows and performances that each party offers you. Riu Caribe now offers four weekly parties both in the day and at nighttime with several different themes: the White Party, the Jungle Party, the Neon Party and the Pink Party. Take advantage of your All Inclusive and enjoy the best fun with RIU!
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Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
Spanish
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Special Offer:10% off Riu Class members

Location

Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C Hotel Zone, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 58 out of 100
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caroline83 wrote a review Mar 2024
United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an honest review from a family of 6.
4 children aged between 8 and 13yrs.
The hotel has recently been renovated and is honestly immaculate! So clean in every area and you can see the staff working hard to maintain this.
I agree that this hotel is not the perfect choice if you want a full on family oriented quiet break. The hotel is busy and loud at times. That being said we had a fabulous time, yes there were people having a few too many drinks and enjoying themselves but the family pool is separate and we never witnessed any trouble.
We did see some people being removed from the adult only pool one day but the RIU staff had it all in hand and dealt with it really well.
The beach is PARADISE!! My kids spent hours on there playing in the sea. The family pool was fab too, right by the bar and food. Always managed to find sun-beds.
Our rooms were on the 9th floor, we were in our rooms by 10pm every night because of our younger ones and never got woken up by any noise.
The food choices were great, the Asian restaurant was our favourite.
My kids said it was the best holiday ever!
Definitely recommend a snorkelling trip while you are there. Swimming with turtles is something else!

There are a couple of things stopping me from giving this resort a 5* rating.
The beds are so small!!! Same size as a UK double which is so unusual for a RIU hotel (we have stayed in lots).
Customer service was not 5* from all staff. Only 50% of the staff were friendly even though we tipped every time.
***IMPORTANT*** If you loose your band they charge you $120 US Dollars for a new one!! The kids bands are different to the adults and are like a ribbon material that easily frays. My daughter lost hers but luckily we found it! This is something that definitely needs reviewing RIU!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 9 Apr 2024
Dear carolinebarnsley, Thank you for taking the time out to leave a great review! We are glad to hear our service exceeded your expectations and that overall you had an excellent time at our hotel. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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Lisa O wrote a review Sept 2023
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was fabulous.

All staff very courteous, welcoming and smart in appearance.

The hotel room was very spacious and well equipped with a free mini bar, iron, ironing board, free safe, TV and plenty of plug and USB ports . The fridge was restocked with water and soft drinks every other day.

All of the bars were well manned and we didn’t have to wait long for service. The pool bar was fab! Very busy.

So close to the sea within 50 metres I’d say.

There is a bureau de change and they will change any currency but we only had to change large notes to smaller ones.

There were plenty of daily activities but we chose to watch rather than participate.

Internal spa offers all manner of services but they are a tad expensive. PayPal is preferred but they do take cash and card aswell.

Be prepared to tip! For a group of six we were tipping either $5 or 70-80 pesos each time we were altogether at any of the bars or the restaurants.

The main restaurant was exceptional. Out of the other restaurants we only tried the Chinese restaurant, and this was only once as we didn’t really like the food. Nothing wrong with it but just our taste.

If you go off site go in a group and take off any jewellery. And if you plan to visit anywhere make sure it’s a planned excursion.

On our last day we had to leave the room at 12noon but we’re given full use of the facilities until we left.

If we ever travel to Cancun again we will be staying here! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Caribe
Responded 18 Sept 2023
Dear LisaO269, Thank you for your great review and for spending time with us. We are delighted that we lived up to your expectations and would love to welcome you back soon. Until then, we wish you all the best. Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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Hazel H wrote a review May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just spent 14 nights at the Rui Caribe, the hotel is absolutely lovely. Our room was spacious and had a great view the maid service was 99% great didn't get the usual maids name she was absolutely great (room 587) the other one never changed the bed and folded our dirty towels instead of changing them but this was reported and rectified. The optics in our room were not to our taste locally branded but beer and soft drinks were good. Could not fault the food there is something for everyone again restaurants are lovely spotlessly clean. We had sunbeds at the pool where the aqua aerobics were on Tony was absolutely brilliant so much fun never ventured to the swim up bar but did speak to other guests who said it was dirty but that's the guests not the hotels fault the beach is absolutely stunning and spotless again down to the hotel staff. The Rui parties are worth a visit we had a great time. If you need to buy anything do not go to the hotel shop go to the one outside hotel alot cheaper. Another tip if you have long hair ladies you need to take a hairdryer the one in bathroom is useless I have short hair and I struggled. The only reason I gave this hotel 4 stars is because of location we like to go out for a walk to different pubs and to explore and felt it was not in the mix but that's us. The thing that makes this hotel is the absolutely brilliant staff they are so friendly Jesus at breakfast brilliant Litcha also brilliant and David who never stops at the pool collecting glasses never caught all your names but you are all a credit to Rui thank you for a lovely holiday 😀
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Hairdryer not great shop outside the hotel shop it's cheaper.
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Natalie D wrote a review Oct 2023
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I really am confused by all the amazing reviews as they are very misleading. The only
Good thing about the resort is that it is newly renovated but that’s where it ends it’s only
Pretty to look at. First off the rooms had a horrible mold/mildew smell that was making me feel sick, our rooms were NEVER cleaned unless we requested on the app and even so no fresh towels brought / toilet paper refills. Secondly the speciality restaurants are buffet style I would not consider these a la carte like other resorts I’ve been to. The food was very boring same thing every day, only the same two options for lunch everyday as well. The buffet food was constantly cold unless you got there as soon as it opened. They only offered one beer selection served in plastic cups that had a horrible taste to them. Even the cappuccinos were served in plastic and you basically had to beg/argue with staff for them to put it in a glass & they would watch you like a hawk to stay in that area. There is no such thing as service at this resort no one by the pools/ beach or even in the hotel lobby asking if you want a drink, this is fend for yourself resort - staff all looked miserable and like you were bothering them just by walking up to the bar. The only decent Restaurant was the steak house which we were told twice they couldn’t seat us because they had a big wedding group meanwhile we paid to have this included. The beach is nice but that’s about it we left every night to the strip to go have dinner, I would not recommend this place or any riu after this experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Online Reputation Manager, Owner at Hotel Riu Caribe
Responded 27 Oct 2023
Dear Natalie D., We appreciate you took the time to leave your impressions regarding your recent stay with us. We are truly saddened to read that despite our efforts of our maintenance team and the goodwill of our staff, we were unable to fulfil your wishes and you did not find anything positive about our resort. Best Regards, Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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Gary L wrote a review Oct 2023
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel has undergone major restoration earlier this year and is in immaculate condition.
The rooms are lovely and are cleaned every day.
Free WiFi in the hotel, which gives you access for 4 devices.
There are a full range of spirit optics in the rooms and the fridge is well stocked with water and soft drinks, which if needed can be refilled.
The food is plentiful and well presented with plenty of options that cater for all needs.
The hotel grounds are well presented and the beach is beautiful with plenty of sun beds available.
The staff are so professional and friendly throughout the hotel which made the holiday even more relaxing and enjoyable.
There is a Rui Party (on the grounds) 4 times per week (adults only) and these are well organised and part of the all inclusive package.
There was never a long wait for drinks and food.
Towels are provided.
There is nothing not to like about the Rui Caribe and it is obvious that the management time are at the top of their game.
The bus stop is directly outside the hotel across the dual carriage way, costing $1.00 US dollar per person to go into Cancun.
There is a holiday tax to pay at the hotel on arrival, for my wife and I it was $762.20 Mexican Pesos around £37.00.
Worth noting you cannot book boarding passes for your return journey as you have to log into a government website “visitax.gob” put each individual traveller in along with passport number, once done you go to download and this in turn will provide you with a QR code for each traveller which allows you to get boarding passes at the airport, there is charge for this, my wife and I paid $259.00 Mexican Pesos each.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Online Reputation Manager, Owner at Hotel Riu Caribe
Responded 26 Oct 2023
Dear 617garyl, Thank you very much for your review, We are pleased to know that your stay in our facilities was to your liking and, in addition, we are delighted to know that we lived up to your expectations in so many points that you value us. We sincerely hope that you will visit us again in any of our accommodations so that we can offer you a new and unforgettable experience with us. Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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cyndiinky wrote a review Oct 2023
Dayton, Kentucky
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed 6 nights. The resort was beautiful, completely renovated, clean and well maintained. Upon check in we were greeted with a cold drink. Check in was a breeze, with no upsell, etc. The rooms were very spacious, with lots of storage. The bathroom was exceptional and had a beautiful shower. Our king bed was comfortably firm. Each room has a balcony and ocean view. The beach was very nice, and the pools were beautiful and refreshing. Resort employees were courteous and helpful. The entertainment team at the pool were energetic and fun!
Areas for improvement:
We saw many people smoking throughout the resort in undesignated areas, which we found very annoying. There was no body lotion in the rooms, which we found odd. Each person is assigned one towel for swimming, which was monitored by presenting a towel card. We found that to be insufficient as the towels were small and didn't cover the lounge chairs, and it was kind of a pain keeping up with the towel card. There was no drink service around the pools nor at the beach. There was a drink cart brought to the pool areas sporadically. We enjoy being waited on while sunning and the lack of drink service was disappointing. Food is always a huge part of choosing a resort for us and this was where we felt the most let down. The food was just okay, and we usually delight in the food offered at other resorts. Too many buffets. Even the a la carte restaurants had buffets for your appetizers and desserts. Again, we enjoy sit down service and nice food choices, but we felt the menus were limited. The steak house offered just one steak. Lunch around the pool was the same every day. The only other place for lunch was at the main buffet, which was pretty much the same every day too.
We really had a wonderful time despite these criticisms. The people work hard to maintain this beautiful resort and it is in paradise, after all.
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Online Reputation Manager, Owner at Hotel Riu Caribe
Responded 26 Oct 2023
Dear cyndiinky, We appreciate the time you took posting a review. As it is one of our priorities to give an outstanding service to all of our guests, we are truly saddened to find that you weren't fully satisfied with your recent experience. You may rest assured, that we have taken these issues to the attention of the management team to discuss and to immediately implement remedial action. We hope to see you again on your next trip in the area to have an opportunity to share a more positive experience. Best of hopes, Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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Zoe A wrote a review Nov 2023
Brackley, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Newly renovated rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable and the blackout blinds are great, couldn't hear any noise outside or from other rooms next door during the night. Our room did smell of sulphur on occasions and the fan does make a noise which you can't switch off so some light sleepers may struggle. Overall we slept really well but had to sleep in the separate beds because each double bed was too small. Our fridge was stocked well and the room cleaned daily.

Food was plentiful and lots of choice. It was lukewarm most of the time and a bit bland for my liking but that could just be my taste. Best food we had was the steak in the gourmet restaurant nearest the main entrance lobby.

Lovely white sand beach and pool bar, the only issue we had was the amount of people bringing down their own large speaker so you ended up listening to 3 different types of music at once which was a bit annoying.

The RIU parties were great, lots of effort went into them with different music genres playing throughout the party.

All staff were amazing and although we tipped on most occasions the odd time we didn't we were still treated with the same high level of service.

We enjoyed our holiday as a couple but it would probably suit bigger groups better. Don't expect any peace and quiet on the beach or pool so if you want that this isn't the place for you.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid rooms overlooking the RIU party area if this isn't your type of thing...
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Response from Online Reputation Manager, Owner at Hotel Riu Caribe
Responded 21 Nov 2023
Dear Zoe A., The best reward is to learn that you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for choosing us, Zoe! We will continue to improve our services in order to provide you with the best experience. Wishing to welcome you again soon! Warmest Greetings, Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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Bethany M wrote a review Feb 2024
Corby, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Asian restaurant was amazing!Diego was lovely would 100% return just for this restaurant. No reservation for any A la carte you can go as many times as you like.

Buffet was the same food every night. 0 service until the survey day. We had to get a drink from the lobby bar before going into lunch.

Riu party overall good would have liked some more Spanish music.2 day time and 2 night time parties per week. Does not disturb the rest of the hotel.

The room was spacious and the daily cleaner Jose was great. We used the RIU app to restock the fridge as we noticed this was not being stocked, very easy to use and Brought up straight away. The view from the balcony wow. We watched the sunset each night. Side view is the best.

Day entertainment was good. Night time is the same as every RIU hotel would have been nice to have live band or pianist in the lobby bar.21:30 start on entertainment.

NO sunbed wars plenty of seats at the pool and beach any time of the day howeverrrrr 90% of the pool area loses the sun around 15:30. We then moved to the beach.
The pool bar staff are all friendly. Water dispenser next to pool bar is replaced.

Remember to tip! However it is very noticeable that they prefer Spanish speakers especially at the buffet. We did try our best but it was uncomfortable to sit through a whole meal with no offer of even water. We did learn by day 3 to bring our own drinks.

Tui transfer took a long time considering the hotel was only 10km from the airport. always a lot of airport security it can take a while to get to the transfer bus.

Overall nice hotel, lovely views. Just a lack of service in some areas the optics and room fridge saved us.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Online Reputation Manager, Owner at Hotel Riu Caribe
Responded 4 Mar 2024
Dear Bethany, Thank you very much! Your very positive feedback is very welcome, since our staff do their best to make our guests’ stay as pleasant as possible. It is great to learn you enjoyed it. Hoping to see you again soon. Loving wishes! Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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Ken Wood wrote a review Mar 2024
Plymouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just returned from this absolutely fabulous hotel with nothing but praise from start to finish. We have just returned as a family of nine to what in my opinion was the best ever hotel and destination I have ever experienced. From the time we arrived into this beautiful bright and airy lobby to being processed and given a welcome drink in ten minutes.
Our initial room was on level 2 but having spoken to Monse a wonderful and helpful member of management we were all put on level 8. We occupied four different rooms but all on the same level. Wow what a view and the room was beyond belief. Spotlessly clean with top notch furniture throughout and everything you would come to expect from a 5* establishment including4 optics and a fridge fully stocked with water soft drinks and cans of beer and tonic to go with your favourite optic.
Where to start, I could write a book of 1000 positives and 0 negatives.
The whole complex is absolutely spotless with many many cleaners and gardeners and maintenance personnel.
The gardens,surrounds,beach,sun beds of which are numerous,pools lobby bars,toilets and dining rooms along with wonderful specialist named restaurants serving an amazing variety of food of ALL types to accommodate all tastes in a very cool and well aired atmosphere.
The staff are ALL amazing but there was a few that stood out from the rest and gave you the extra smile and jokes and unparalleled service wasWOOP WOOP Israel and Alberto and to repeat the management of Monse.
There was a couple of times I messed up putting the wrong digit into the room safe which then made it inoperable but once at reception within 10 minutes on each occasion the hotel maintenance member turned up and corrected my mistake (so efficient).
The entertainment team were superb also with every member making you feel welcome but not at all pushy into getting you to join in. Well done.
The pool towels you collect at the end of the day are passed over to you and they are still warm and soft. On leaving the hotel the courtesy rooms were the best ever and full of fresh towels.
My only negative was that I was not there long enough, this is truly an excellent hotel with wonderful evening entertainment and great for ALL age groups.
Well done RIU CARIBE.
Sorry if I have forgotten to mention anyone but my memories and photos will last forever, a very happy and extremely satisfied customer.
Ken Wood
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: High floor above level 5 superb
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Response from Online Reputation Manager, Owner at Hotel Riu Caribe
Responded 6 Mar 2024
Dear Ken W, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are very happy to receive a review like yours and we hope that, soon, you will give us the opportunity to welcome you again in one of our facilities and provide you with an equal or better experience than the one you had. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms. Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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SouthWalesChalky wrote a review Oct 2023
Nelson, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Holiday with TUI booked to Skiathos from Birmingham on Sept.5th cancelled due to storm Daniel. Bags packed so what’s available?
Trip to local TUI store with no intention of long haul for us thanks, just Sun, beach and hopefully guaranteed no more hassle.
Best on offer is going tomorrow morning at 9am from Bristol to Cancun RIU Caribe. Price was very good so with extra legroom booked we unfortunately had to pay with promise of our Skiathos holiday refund being in our account the following day.
Flight great. RIU Caribe we couldn’t fault for our room, meals at range of restaurants, beach, and the very friendly staff we encountered daily. If you’re looking for AI in Mexico / Cancun then wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this hotel for adults and older children although lots of little children there but didn’t see much to occupy them as weather on beach was up in 30’s everyday.
We are both early 70’s and love Greek islands on B&B basis to experience range of taverna’s restaurants always available there, so not knowing where Storm Daniel was going next was our main reason for ending up in Cancun.
Only negatives not really down to this hotel. Took me until September 26th to get our Skiathos refunded and only then through a great TUI manager in Lisburn Road Northern Ireland taking up our cause. Thanks again Margaret Hull.
Other negative we hadn’t really considered was trying to get and eventually the cost of parking at Bristol airport for two weeks with only hours notice. 😳
Still waiting for TUI to refund our Birmingham car parking cost if at some time they decide to. TUI Customer Services really is not the easiest to contact no matter how many telephone options they give you. Tried so many / too many times ending up in dead ends.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Oct 2023
Dear SouthWalesChalky, We really appreciate you took the time to leave review. Your ratings make every effort worthwhile. Much to our regret we must underline that when a reservation has been made with your booking channel, we cannot deal with it directly. It is through your booking agency/channel that we can review what happened and give you an appropriate response. We would be very fortunate to welcome you again soon. Warm Regards, Hotel Riu Caribe Online Reputation Manager
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Answer from Stephen I
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Sorry I'm not sure on this one, probably just contact the hotel directly & they'll tell you everything.
Answer from Joylee
Okanagan Falls, Canada16,825 contributions378 helpful votes
About 60 pesos per night per room
Lisa M asked a question May 2024
England, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi I am wanting email address for hotel want to make a request. Thanks
Answer from 86angela1216
Cincinnati, Ohio1 contribution
It won't let me send email address? Google it and it should pull up. Also if you have RIU APP, you can make request there too. Not sure if they get them because I had a request and it wasn't met, but I'm glad they didn't. Wanted a lower room. We were on 7th floor and it was perfect. The balcony was a bit small.
ldanko317 asked a question May 2024
Streator, Illinois2 contributions3 helpful votes
What is the charge for WiFi in the rooms? TIA
Answer from Joylee
Okanagan Falls, Canada16,825 contributions378 helpful votes
Nothing, if cost more, may be just higher floor
Jo M wrote a tip 16 Jun
London, United Kingdom57 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have fun 😅"
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David T wrote a tip 14 Jun
18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take tablets,for tv as no English channels "
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MhairiRF wrote a tip 10 Jun
Dundee, United Kingdom308 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 937 for a wonderful view, massive room and Super King Sized bed"
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sarayinl wrote a tip 7 Jun
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"BORING for families, basic and bad quality entertainment, We love traveling but sadly this was very THE worst vacation ever! "
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Scott H wrote a tip 2 Jun
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had no problems getting chairs as long as we were down by 8:30-9am."
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PRICE RANGE
£214 - £315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gran caribe real cancun, grand caribe cancun, grand caribe real cancun, riu caribe resort cancun, riu caribe cancun mexico, riu caribe mexico
LOCATION
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooCancun
NUMBER OF ROOMS
506
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Caribe
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Caribe?
Nearby attractions include Playa Langosta (0.4 miles), FlyAquaRide Jetski (0.10 miles), and Manda Park (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Caribe?
Conveniently located restaurants include The White Box, Cocoa Grill & Seafood Restaurante, and El Pececito Cancún.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Caribe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Caribe have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Caribe offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Riu Caribe offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Caribe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Scorpion’s Temple (2.4 miles).
Does Hotel Riu Caribe have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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