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 twin bedroom as well as 1 extra bed in the lounge, a ceiling fan, coffee-maker, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi* are included.
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When we arrive at the hotel the front desk lady Name Graciela She didn't greeting us instead She say what do you want very rude. then we have to carry our luggages to the room, we stay at the adult villas 3 rd floor with not elevator.Everything was buffet .when we ate at the fine dinner everything was buffet too you only pick your main course terrible We Ask the front desk to exchange dollar they don't carry no money they will send you to ask the waiter and then you have to beg. My son ask for a plain pizza they said "we are to too busy" Every day was something different they really make my family vacations very unhappy my husband spoke to the manager and she said she will get back to us we did not hear from her or anyone very poor customer services Everyone has to learn from their oown mistakes But I hope this will help you to make your decision to not go to this Hotel RIU PENINSULA CANCUNMore
YOU MUST STAY HERE - GREAT VALUE - CLEAN - INCREDIBLE FOOD!!
Amazing resort, we highly recommend you to stay here! Rooms, restaurants, pools and grounds are well manicured and clean. Restaurants are incredible. If anyone on here complains about any of the food, buffet or restaurants, you may be on the wrong hotel to review. The food is top notch, so good! You just show up and they seat you, we only had to wait 30 min for the steak restaurant one night. Otherwise no wait at all. We had the lobster and it was great! Entertainment is wonderful, we really enjoyed the games around the pool, the foam party, beach party and the evening entertainment was fun too. We loved the Michael Jackson tribute and the mayan show and the show entertainment team put on. The entertainment team were wonderful. The staff are amazing all around, check in and check out were seamless and easy. We loved being able to go over to the other Riu next door as well. We brought our 2 teen boys ages 16 & 18 and we received a 15th floor ocean view. The boys had to share a King bed but they didn't mind, they just put the big pillow found in the top of the closet between them. There isn't a ton of stuff for teens to do here but our boys still found lots to do in the sports bar playing pool and foosball. The sports bar also has 24 hour food service. The teens loved that! They also liked the daytime activities around the pool. If you are looking for a place that has incredible value this is it. We will definitely return!More
Honeymoon at Riu Palace Peninsula
Love this place. We have stayed here twice now and would come back again. The service is amazing and so is the view! Food is very good and there is a nice selection of restaurants and bars. The adults only area is very nice especially the hot tubs on the patio. The only thing is that from the adults only area, the ocean view is not as good as it is from the tower. More
Everything was great about this hotel! Very good food, may be except Asian restaurant. Every Thursday night they serve lots of sea food (lobsters and crabs) in the buffet. Good quality drinks, good service and good entertainment. It was our 6th Riu property and its the best one so far.More
Elena H, 155019
13 good friends visited the Riu Palace peninsula last week. We had a great time, stayed in the adult section, wish our rooms were ocean front, Felix at the adult pool kept us hydrated ðð¼ðºð·, , Jorge from Expedia set us up wth a private catamaran, great idea we had so much fun, Roberto showed us around the island of women , it was hot out so a very nice shop owner kept us company in his air conditioned store, great time by all. More
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