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“Great Time in Cancun”
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Hotel Riu Cancun
Ranked #32 of 175 Hotels in Cancun
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great Time in Cancun”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This is my second review of RIU Cancun and let me tell you that what they have done since the last time there. The lobby is much bigger, the rooms are all redone with electronics safes as well as walk-in showers. The color pallet was not for me but the rooms were refreshed. If you were there before at the swim up pool bar, you know how small it was. Well now it is much bigger with a affinity pool. The sports bar is no longer upstairs, the stage is no longer in the back of the hotel, the restaurant is now back there. I had a great time at this resort/hotel again!! I will go back again!!

Room Tip: All rooms have views of the ocean!!!!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel in October 13 probably one of the best and friendliest I have ever been to. The staff couldn't have been better. Food was also very good. Extremely good value for money. We were all inclusive which seemed the best option.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is exactly what we wanted for our honeymoon, pure white sandy beach, brilliant location, lovely hotel and brilliant staff. There are lovely places to visit nearby, boat trips ect. The main eating area is lovely and has a very wide choice of food. Excellent place to go, as soon as we got back we wanted to go again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Very nice from when u walk in the hotel they greet u with drinks. breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style … Rooms were amazing free liquor in room. Each morning when your room is cleaned out they refill ur refrigerator with soda and water. Please don't over pack i overpack with too much clothes and didn't get to wear them all. Go with shorts n skirts maybe 1 pair of pumps and thats all… Party life was amaziingggg. Only thing wrong was the the elevators very slow. Drinks were water down except for the long island ice tea other than that i recommend u get drunk in ur hotel room i stayed on the 15th floor my ocean view wasss amazing….i stayed for 5 days just came back today. i highly recommend for your first time. i walked with 500$usd and came home with 150$ only because i booked excursions...

Room Tip: 12 floor or higher for ocean view
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We found RIU Cancun in 2008 and have been back every year. The staff are hard working, friendly and accommodating. The all you can eat buffet always has something even the pickier eaters will find tasty. If you can, reserve a dinner at the Steak House, it was delicious and the view of the sun going down over the beach just gorgeous. The hotel was just remodeled and looks beautiful and kept immaculately clean which is hard to do because some guests were careless/thoughtless/inconsiderate. One downside is that they didn't leave an outside walkway from the pool on the far right side to the rest of the outside area which causes you to walk through the hotel with a wet bathing suit (frowned upon and slippery) or having to walk the beach to get to the eating areas. Also, they put the stage for the nightly entertainment outside where as before it was in doors and air conditioned. The breeze helped but the pillars blocked the view from some seating areas. Sadly, it seemed that there were not as many workers as there used to be, which is probably the cost of the renovations. All and all, you cannot go wrong coming to the RIU and we can't wait to come back again next year.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

The hotel is spotless and the rooms are very nice--especially with the ocean view! The restaurants on-site serve amazing food with a wide variety, so much so that you do not get bored with the food and don't actually WANT to dine outwith the hotel! The staff are all really attentive and friendly. I loved my time at Riu Cancun and cannot wait to return in the future.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wolverhampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stopped here a few years ago and have to say its the best value AI we have had. The hotel was well kept throughout, the staff were friendly and always happy to help. The rooms were cleaned daily and well presented. We were on 11th floor with a view out to sea, the room as part of the AI had 4 optics with shorts and a fridge full of beer and soft drinks that were replaced everyday. The food in the main areas was great for buffet different every night and well cooked always hot and tasted great. there are some themed foods available and all worth a try as they match up to the food throughout the hotel,

As for cancun its quite in the day and mad at night. most hotels have AI so most people stay in or around their hotel, at night the fun starts and of course that depended on what you want to do.

Whilst there we went on a couple of trips to Chichen itza and Tulum. Tulum was part of a trip that took in an eco park something that is well worth trying especially if you enjoy swimming

All in all a good value hotel with great food and service

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Cancun

Property: Hotel Riu Cancun
Address: Blvd. Kukulcan | Km 9, Manzana 50, Lote 5, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Cancun
#25 Spa Hotel in Cancun
#28 Top resorts Hotel in Cancun
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Cancun
#39 Family Hotel in Cancun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Cancun 3.5*
Number of rooms: 569
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in "Corazone", Cancun's resort area. 14-Storey main building and a 5-storey annex building. On the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 20 M/65 ft. From a shopping centre. 10 Km/6.2 Miles from downtown Cancun. 20 Km/12.5 Miles from Cancun Int'l. Airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more   less 
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