This big, luxury hotel wins favour for its beachfront setting and great choice of restaurants.
The Riu Palace Peninsula is in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, about a 5-minute drive from downtown Cancun. Right outside, you’ve got white sands and turquoise waters, and there’s a stretch exclusively for guests.
There are 4 pools, one with a swim-up bar. And dining is a real highlight, with a steakhouse and Japanese among the options. You can expect fresh, contemporary decor throughout.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Option of à la carte dining. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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4 outdoor pools
You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to the pool scene as there's 4 to choose from, one of which comes with a swim-up bar. Surrounded by a sun terrace and plenty of loungers and parasols if you'd like to lie back and soak up the sun.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner head to the main restaurant Las Olas, where you can dine indoors or outside on the terrace. With special themed evenings 3 times a week and on-the-spot cooking stations where you can watch dishes being prepared in front of you.
Riu evening programme
There's plenty to keep you entertained with a variety of shows and live music held daily.
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Junior Suite with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These junior sea-view suites come in a cool, fresh style with a lounge, and either a terrace or a balcony offering outside space. They are located in the main building and feature a ceiling fan, coffee-maker, hydro-massage bath, iron and ironing board. There's also satellite TV and Wi-Fi*.
Suite with Sea View, Balcony or Terrace and Jacuzzi
These sea-view suites come in a cool, fresh style. There's a Jacuzzi® on the balcony or terrace, and a hydromassage bath in bathroom. You'll have a king-size bed, a ceiling fan, coffee-maker, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi*.
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Great Hotel, fantastic room great staff Rooms ending 31 or 22 have double width balconies :-) Poncho the waiter in the restaurant is the best 👍also the beach bar to the left end of the beach is great 5.30 onwards :-)More
Robert W, 186220
Stayed here 26th May- 9th June, hotel is amazing there is so much to eat and drink here, rooms are beautiful and the workers are very helpful. View from the room was amazing(1124) Couldn't fault one thing with the hotel, would definitely return to Riu Peninsula.More
Visited this hotel last year. Hard to fault this hotel! Room was amazing with a lovely view. Service by staff was great and always ensured you were happy, whether it was inside the hotel or out on poolside. You would never have to go searching for a member of staff. The private beach leading out of the hotel was beautiful, and exclusive to hotel guests only. Everything you needed and wanted was in the complex. Great bar on the beach with hammocks hung from the trees which was so relaxing with such an amazing view. There was a beach party one night which was really fun! Free activities on offer, unfortunately we were too jet lagged to do anything so I would possibly recommend more than 1 week in order to get over the tiredness and take advantage of free activities. Food was amazing, 7 different restaurants in the hotel available, all serving various cuisines, our favourite was the steakhouse. Went out to coco bongo - expensive but highly recommend - one of the best nights. The hotel also had photographers on site every day taking pictures of people with sombrero's etc on themed nights and of whoever requested pictures. I personally loved this, and at the end of the holiday you view all the pictures taken of you throughout your stay and have the option to purchase pictures individually or all on a cd. Regrettably, due to the price we did not purchase any pictures. If we were to go back i would definitely purchase at least 1 photo. Over all, amazing holiday. More
My husband and I stayed here June 11th-15th 2017. Our was on the 10th floor ocean view. You must upgrade to ocean view and request to floor. The only minus I would give is that our room (1034) need just a little upgrade. Gloria, the maid she is awesome! The staff from the time we walked in to the time we left was amazing. My husband and I feel like we need closure. Lol. We need to go back! NO, I'm not exaggerating. Our first night we at the Italian restaurant. It was ok. The place is the buffet. Las Olas! Something different every night. We didn't try to the steak house or sushi place, because Las Olas has it allll. The beach is awesome! We didn't go down to the nightly entertainment because we were out doing excursions. But since our room was right over it, we just enjoyed it from over our balcony. I would wake up every morning around 5:30 to catch the sunrise and it's beautiful! The night lights at this hotel is really nice. I'm already planning another getaway to this same resort. Trust me, you can't go wrong!More
We arrived at this hotel on Saturday 17th June after a long flight from the UK . I'll be honest I was worried after reading some reviews on here , but believe me this place is great ! The reception staff are happy helpful and very friendly ,and we were welcomed with a lovely cold drink and a free upgraded room . Rooms are lovely, big big ,and clean as is the rest of the hotel and grounds . Food has been delicious . So if your coming out to this hotel do not worry it's great just wanted to reassure people xMore
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