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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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*.
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*.
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Great food nice spot
Stayed a week and had a really nice time . Beach is lovely nice pool areas. Room was large and well equipped however the room smelt very damp .room service food was horrible but the food in the buffet was very good ,lots of very fresh salads fruit grilled chicken etc. Enjoyed cancun had a very nice holiday. More
We stayed in the adult only villas in room 8302. It was pool and ocean front. Although it was first floor, we had a nice view of the ocean. The adult only restaurant was the absolute best! If their menu changed daily, we would have eaten there twice. The adult only pool was also awesome! Felix and Guston were great at the pool. The beach was very nice. Never a problem finding a seat or umbrella. Plenty of shade. We did not visit any of the other riu properties. We found the night entertainment to be a tad bit cheesy. I had to ask for list of activities. Beach party was also lame. The gala night with lobster was pretty good at the buffet. Lunch buffet was also decent. We enjoyed the Japanese restaurant. The steakhouse with the 45 minute wait.... skip it. That was a waste of our time. I would recommend this hotel to someone who is looking for simplicity and not a lot of bells and whistles. I was pleased with our stay and would probably return. The jacuzzi on the balcony is very nice and relaxing. No major issues. The wait staff works very hard. I did not witness any rude staff members. Good stay!More
Best hotel I have ever stayed in!! Fabulous
From the moment we walked in the hotel until the time we left, this hotel had the 'wow' factor. There was absolutely nothing which wasn't 5*. The hotel was immaculately clean in all areas every minute of the day, the food was outstanding and the bar facilities were first class. The entertainment team worked so very hard and long hours to keep guests occupied with various keep fit classes, inc aqua aerobics in the sea which was brilliant. Special thanks go to Alex and Alexis. I would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone. We came home totally relaxed and can't wait to go back. More
Caroline B, 190728
Indulged ourselves and took an ocean view room in the villas adults only section - our room was on the ground floor so we could walk out to the pool and on to the ocean - gorgeous!! Modern, cool looking (A/C worked but never cold) décor with a separate whirlpool tub, shower -that was the best - and toilet. We also had a whirlpool tub on the patio - not sure about using it as the passersby were only feet away. We were only here for the weekend, so didn't have time to try all the restaurants but Krystal was delicious - A/C not up to par, so very hot but food great. The Kulanarium restaurant for the villas only was nice and cool, excellent food and wonderful staff. Our favorite was the Isla Mujeres open air steakhouse with a pleasant breeze, excellent staff and HUGE Caribbean lobster - delicious! Best part was no need to make reservations for the restaurants. Drinks were good with waitstaff on the beach and around the pools. Entertainment was excellent - both the shows and musicians in the lobby bar. The Riu Palace Peninsula is worth a return visit!More
Best Hotel in Cancun
Absolutely loved every minute in this hotel. Went for 2 full weeks and had the time of our lives here. The hotel was perfect and beautiful. VIP adults only sections was amazing. Shout out to 2 special staff members that made our time wonderful (Diego & Celestino - Lobby Bar Staff). The only negative was the first day we arrived there was an issue with over booking, even though I booked over one year in advance. We had to stay in a twin room for the. First night then we got moved to the rooms we paid for. Was strange to hear from many others the hotel done the same to them.... bar that the hotel and stay was incredible. May just be our wedding venue. ThanksMore
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