We attended a friends wedding at the RIU Cancun the first week of May 2007. This was the second RIU hotel that I have stayed at and it was great!
The hotel is beautiful and very clean. The service was good but not great, depending on whom it was. The food in the main hall was good - always a lot of great Mexican food, the best guacamole and lots of fresh fruit. The least favorite was the eggs in the morning were always covered in sauce(salsa, salsa verde, hot sauce etc) We ate one night at the Brazilian restaurant and felt it was not worth it... way too much meat and little else to have, however, if you are meat lover - enjoy! The Japanese place was also average.
The best part about the hotel was the pools and the beach - just awesome! They serve drinks to you on the beach when you can get the waiter -so fun!
The only negative thing was the swim up bar pool was always filled with drunken yahoo's and by mid afternoon the pool was so dirty with spilled drinks and sunscreen oil slicks that I would not have gone in there for anything! It was a really small pool to begin with and with so many people in it - it was nasty.
However the other pool beside it was beautiful and like a bath. As well the pool on the east side was quiet and cool. The views from our room were so beautiful! The rooms were nice very similar to other RIU's - very clean - the maids work very hard to ensure the rooms are always clean when you are gone, and often left towel animals for us, So cute! The one thing that was super fun as well was the Pirate Ship adventure - they take you out on two real pirate ships and have a show, dancing, a lot of drinking and a great lobster or steak dinner. So much fun and worth every penny!
All and all though, I don't think I would go back to Cancun anytime soon - as it felt like we could have been in Florida or something - very Americanized - with branded stores and restaurants on the strip. Did not feel like a real destination. If I was 21 again I think it would be the perfect place to go and party it up with my friends. My husband and I both said we liked Dominican Republic better.
All in all it was a wonderful vacation with lots of friends and a beautiful wedding on the beach!
- 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