We stayed at this hotel the 1st week of March 2014. This was our 9th stay with Riu in 3 different locations in Mexico & 1 in Jamaica. This chain has it dialed in. We have never had a bad experience at any of them & Riu Emerald Bay was no exception. We upgraded to a Honeymoon room on the ninth floor in the SW corner & the larger balcony made it well worth it. South end of balcony gave you city/ocean view & north end was nothing but ocean. It also provided some afternoon shade which the regular balconies don't. Perfect weather & gorgeous sunsets every evening. Lots of dolphins & few whales out front each day. Bring your binoculars. Far & away the best hotel beach in Mazatlan. Plenty of space; didn't have to get out early to reserve a lounger. Food was good; we mostly ate at the buffet. Drink service was best ever at a Riu in spite of a full house due to the Carnival celebration in town. Staff was excellent; all requests handled in a timely manner & to our satisfaction. Tipping is not required & did not affect the level of service, though we always leave these hard working professionals a few dollars. There are also some very reasonably priced restaurants a short walk down the beach to the north if you want some good seafood. Enjoyed Mazatlan so much we'll be back again next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening summer 2009 * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa Las Brujas beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 20-story main building * Surrounded by 13.500 M2 / 16.15 Sq. Yards of lush gardens * 10 km / 6.2 Miles from various shops * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan * 32 km / 19.87 Miles from the airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan