This beachside hotel has a buzz about it. Sports are on tap, drinks are free flowing, and shops, bars, and clubs are all on the doorstep.
The Riu Cancun is set on a white-sand beach just 15 minutes’ walk from Cancun's nightclubs and bars. There are 2 shopping malls just footsteps away, too.
This hotel demands attention. Its shape resembles an open book and it’s more than 10 floors tall. And, a recent renovation means that bedrooms are really swish, with a striking grey and pink colour scheme.
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- Lifts: 4 in main building, 2 in annex building
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Select soft and alcoholic drinks. Snacks at set times.
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3 outdoor pools
Take your pick from the 3 outdoor pools. Surrounded by sun terraces, you can choose your ideal spot, pull up a sunbed, seek shade under a parasol and relax.
2 buffet restaurants
Offering a variety of local and international buffet dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's on-the-spot cooking stations where you’ll be able to watch dishes being prepared in front of you. Themed buffet evenings are held twice a week.
This open-air restaurant offers a buffet lunch, with a variety of snacks during the afternoon such as burgers and hot dogs. By night, visit the themed restaurant and try the great steakhouse buffet with lots of dishes to choose from. You'll need to make your reservation in advance.
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double room with balcony
These fresh and contemporary double rooms have 2 queen-size beds and balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space outside. There’s a liquor dispenser with a range of spirits. And air-conditioning is available from May to October.
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This hotel is definitely the perfect place to stay! Every part of this hotel is clean and beautiful. All staff is warm and welcoming and always eager to serve you. The rooms are very nice and their showers are amazing. Every restaurant in this hotel was delicious. The pools are great! The view is amazing! This place is where you need to stay. More
We stayed in room 500 which was very quiet. The hotel staff were awesome. The food was all delicious. Really enjoyed La Carte's as didn't have to have reservations. Just show up earlier for the meals. Shopping is right across the street. There are markets and other stores. The live shows and entertainment was awesome. We would go back in a heartbeat. Very clean hotel.More
We are just back from a 10 day holiday and I couldn't of asked for more. The staff were all polite, friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The beach which is right on the resort is beautiful with white sand. It wasn't overly busy but managed to get a sun bed when we required one. People do bag them early and don't appear half the day but this is always the same! They also provide towels which is great so you can have fresh each day. The food was tasty and there was a large selection, along with 4 other restaurants which can get busy. Wonderful, clean pools overlooking the sea and there's 4 of them! Coco Bongs is also right on the door step which I highly recommend. Loved this holiday and thank you to everyone who made it perfect! More
Riu Cancun Feb 2017
Large resort with many pools to choose. Some are party zones like swim up bar and a quieter one by the hot tub. Great food at buffet and a la carts with no reservations! Sports Bar has food 24 hrs but nothing available fresh. Microwave hot dogs and hamburgers aren't a replacement for room service. Great staff everywhere and cleaning all the time throughout. Room keys didn't work well and had to be reset almost every day.More
Best holiday we've ever had
I actually went for 2 weeks in October 2015 and I can tell you that this is far and above the best holiday I have ever had in my life. The holiday was for my wife's 50th birthday and she had the best time ever. The hotel is fantastic and the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home and do everything possible to ensure you have the best time. Cancun itself is a little gem of a place and when you get used to the locals trying to entice you into their shops for "1 Mexican Minute" which it never is, you will love it. Bus travel is so cheap and they actually bib their horn to see if you want a lift. It's a beautiful country with beautiful people and iguanas walking the streets lol. Visited the Chichen itza too which is interesting and swam in a cenotes which was brilliant. Went on a bar crawl which ended in Coco Bongos and that place is awesome. All in all the whole experience which included a helicopter ride was mind blowing and I hope to God that one day We can return. The weather is lovely and the beaches are to die for. I recommend this hotel to everyone. It is lovely and the food is amazing. The rooms are beautiful and my wife had a surprise room makeover for her birthday with flowers and fruit bowl and swans made from towels and balloons everywhere. Such a nice touch. Loved it. Just loved it. I cannot plug this place enough. ðððMore
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