Hotel Riu Palace is such an amazing hotel. It has 4 different pools with activities running throughout the day. Its also right on the beach with a section which is closed off only for Riu guests. There are hammocks and day beds for you to just relax and sip on a cocktail and two bars. One bar is a pool bar and the other is off to the side near the hammock area. The wait staff would walk around constantly to take drink orders and pick up all the unused cups.
The room was large and clean. Room service would make little towel animals for us and left little chocolates and pedals on the bed. There was a bit of a bad smell in the room, which i am guessing is from the sewerage or just the water? i guess this can't be helped. But i guess you have to remember that you are in a lower developed country.
The restaurants looked very nice. I only had the chance of eating from the Italian restaurant, buffet and the steak house restaurant. There are only two restaurants the Italian and buffet restaurant that do not require a booking. However the others require a booking in advance and can only be booked for two timeslots and they get booked out quite quickly. So i would have preferred a couple more options to dine at without a booking.
Lastly the transport around Cancun centre is very easy. There is a bus stop right across the road, it only costs $1 US to get on, then the return trip is just as simple, just cross the road and the bus heads back. There are plenty of bus stops so even if you miss your stop the next one shouldn't be too far down.
Overall the hotel is amazing, i would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Riu Palace Peninsula features 3 ADULTS ONLY DELUXE VILLAS in the garden with exclusive services for clients over 18 years old * The hotel is situated right on the white, sandy beach of Caribbean Sea. Its offshore coral reefs and lagoon offers perfect water sports opportunities. The sister hotel Riu Caribe is just 100 m away * Next Village / Location Corazone 4.0 km approx. * Next City Cancún 5.0 km approx. * Airport Cancún International (CUN) 21.0 km approx. * 1 Building 17 floors 514 rooms * 3 Deluxe Villas 3 floors 48 rooms * Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard ... more less
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