My wife and I stayed at the RIU Cancun for 3 nights from Feb 11 to Feb 14, booked thru Apple Vacations. We have been to Cancun and Playa del Carmen about 15 times in the last 10 years. Our last visit to Cancun was May 2004 when we stayed at the Camino Real (now renamed Dreams and I believe is owned by Apple Vacations). During that visit we walked over to the RIU Cancun and thought it looked nice. The RIU is a gorgeous hotel. Brand new. Upon checkin at 2pm we were given bracelets for the all-inclusive security and told to come back by 3pm for a room. We were kind of nervous since a couple next to use were told that the hotel did not have their reservation and the hotel was booked. They were told to go the RIU in Playa. Another couple was also told the hotel was overbooked. Instead of thinking we would like to see a couple of rooms were were just happy to have one. Our first night we stayed in room 330. The room had 2 double beds but was very quiet. We wanted a better view and so I asked Sat morning whether we could get a room higher up and with a king sized bed. We had to give up our room, but by 2pm we were assigned room 1506 on the top floor. The hotel is V shaped with rooms xx01 to xx19, xx20 to xx3x. The rooms up to xx01 to xx19 have a view toward the east and you can see the sun rise. From the higher floors the view is wonderful. One problem is that you have the noise (white noise) from the A/C units from the adjoining property. The north facing rooms would be quieter. I think the best room is 1519. Rooms in the teens for view to the East, room in the 20's fo rview to the island. The building does block the sun in the afternoon. There is a solarium (sun deck) on the top of the hotel annex, 6th floor. The food was good for buffet food. ALL drinks, alcohol are included. The drinks were not watered down. The in room bar has several coronas, pepsi, soda as wel as bottles of vodka,tequilla, gin,whiseky. Even though the hotel was full, the place did not feel crowded. There was plenty of recliners by the beach and pool. There were plenty of tables for the buffets. No long lines, at most 2-3 people.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riu Cancun Hotel Cancun
- Riu Cancun Mexico
- Cancun Riu Hotel
- Rui Cancun