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Riu Palace Peninsula

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Our Opinion

An outstanding hotel to visit when you're in Cancun. Compared to the other resorts, the Riu Palace Peninsula is a bit larger than other resorts that you would find along the hotel zone. Great a la carte and buffet items to choose from here. The variety of food here is incredible. It can be guaranteed that you'll never experience the same thing twice when dining in a restaurant. Compared to most other all-inclusive resorts, the quality of food here is good. The resort grounds are always clean and well-maintained. While the majority of the rooms are pretty good, the special suites have a tendency to be cramped. They may offer extra perks such as an in-suite jacuzzi. The pools are what this resort is notable for. Regardless of your age, there is a pool atmosphere here that is appropriate for you. While the staff remain attentive and try their best to accomodate to your needs, be advised that the check-in process can be relatively lengthy.


Overview

Riu Palace Peninsula is located next to the Riu Caribe on a dazzling stretch of white sand beach, framed by tropical vegetation and crystal clear turquoise water. This Riu Palace luxury resort features seven specialty restaurants with wonderful cuisine ranging from Japanese to Italian to Mexican, six bars, water sports, two freshwater pools (one heated in the winter and the second with a Jacuzzi and swim-up bar) daily entertainment and an on-site Mayan ruin discovered during the hotel construction.

The spacious and luxurious guestrooms include predominantly white decor with vibrant accents as well as signature RIU amenities, including the famous Riu liquor dispenser. Soak in hydro massage tubs large enough for two and admire the spectacular views from your private balcony. Revel in a variety of land and water sports as well as fun activities. The RiuLand Kids Club will keep children entertained with supervised games, while the new RiuArt program will help you discover your inner artist. For an extra treat, indulge in pampering treatments at the Renova Spa. 

Location: Beachfront in Cancun's hotel zone, 10 min to downtown, 45 min from the airport.


Highlights
  • Free WiFi throughout hotel
  • Four swimming pools
  • Awarded GOLD certification for the Travelife Sustainability System
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • "Renova Spa"

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • love_ces : New York City, New York
Birthday Celebration

Resort was clean. Friendly staff, especially Ricardo. Food wasn't so great. Japanese restaurant was good tho. Drinks were just OK. We were upgraded to an oceanview room because we celebrated a birthday which was great. Pool was nice and warm. Beach was clean. Entertainment staff was fun. Definitely would visited again!!!

  • ShannonRichardson95 : Workington, United Kingdom
Stunning..

We stayed here for 11 nights. From the moment we walked through the door we got a warm welcome, arrival drinks, check in quick & painless, our room was on the 8th floor which was actually really high up. Amazing room, huge bed, lots of space, seating area, table & chairs, bathroom was open spaced, meaning next to the bed was the bath, shower is enclosed & also the toilet, but the double sink was by the bath, also spaceous balcony. Stunning views!! Maid always made sure our room was spotless. Plenty of sunbeds & 3 different pools, theres also a swim up bar. We went to the infinity pool everyday (right by the beach) amazing views & always a nice breeze. Staff helpful. The only thing I found about this hotel its quite far out, if you want to go out & explore I wouldnt stay here. Taxi to the airport is about 40 minutes away or Coco Bongos etc is about 30 minutes. The restaurants here arent great, we were all inclusive, so you can also eat in the restaurants. Steak house isnt really a steak house, 1 steak on the menu, you don't get a lot of choice, steak was nice when you werent eating fat or grissle. Also ate in the japanese, little more choice on that menu but not amazing. There is a dress code however people did go in, in shorts & trainers etc. Entertainment is brilliant, would recommend going to the shows. The lobby bar is fab, Brenda (who just started) is amazing, always remembered what we drink, always knew we had a bowl of chips also. Service around the pool for your drinks can be slow, 1 day no one came round at all & asked us if we wanted a drink. At lunch time they have a bbq around the pool which is nice as you can take it back to your sunbed. Would stay here again & would return in a heartbeat. See you next year!

  • Spectnas : London, United Kingdom
Excellent yet not best

Location 8/1020 minutes from airport. Close by armenities including scuba center. There is the walk path across the area which is great. It is safe and good areaRooms 9/10Modern, simple, practical.A nice comfy sofa with small dining table. In-room bar plus mini bar fridge.Nice jet-tubClean and niceThe only issue is small and old tv.. this tv does not go with the hotel and I am sure the hotel recognizes thisBalcony is great. Very usefullOverall layout gets 10/10Pools 7/10Small, crowded and not practical.Two small infiniti pools, a few small kids pools and a main pool with bar.Bar in the pool is good concept but the service has been super slow. I was there 4 days in a row and was able to get a drink in leas than 10 minute only once.. bar pool can accommodate max 20 ppl.Beach 4/103 beach areas and all 3 are very bad. This is what surprised me the most. Not clean as sea flushes out the dirt. And hurricanes are not the excuse. Hotel staff is cleaning the shore daily.Good part is that you can use your wrist band to access all Riu Hotels in Cancun and others have better beach access. You still need to get your beach towel from Riu Palace Peninsula and walk 1-4 km to other Riu beaches. If you like snorkeling, this is not the beach. The line is 10 meters and beyond the line, jetskis and boats hence no space to swim. Water is warm and not too salty. It is a shame that this hotel has not improved the layout, quality and water area of the beach.Watersports 6/10There are a few things. Parasailing and jetski being main things. You can have access to kayak, masks etcTried all for the review and not impressedHotel Staff 10/10Fantastic. Every single person is great, kind and helpfulFood: 9/10Every single restaurant was great. Different themes and 24hrs food. Tons of bars and cafes. Food has been fresh and great. The only challenge is that they do not serve fast enough. You may need to visit grill area 3-4 times to get a small steak (which is just standard quality)Noise Level 3/10This is not a quiet hotel. All hotels which has "all inclusive" concept are loud. People get drunk, argue and make noise. Music and entertaintment is on until 11pm.There has been 2-3 nights, I couldnt sleep until 4-5am. Drunks arguing in hallways. Hotel needs to monitor cameras and noise levelsActivities: 7/10Hotel has pool gym, very very small gym, night programmes and etc.Overall it is okSpa: 6/10Average and expensiveGym: 4/10Very small. Limited but very cleanOverall cleanliness 10/10Almost every part of the hotel is cleanChild-friendliness: 8/10I did not have my kids but they would have enjoyed the painting, daily dances, kid programs, etcTransportation : 10/10Always taxi availableTours: 10/10Hotel allows tours to have a rep in sports bar area, next to theatre from 8:30am to 5pm.Reception: 10/10Very helpfulWifi: 10/10Fast and worked all the time without issuesWhat I liked the most:Rooms and foodWhat I think should improve:Beach and gymIt is a good hotel to relax and disconnect from world. Mainly honeymoon couples or retired couples. A few families and a few solo travelers.

  • samankarl :
Holiday

First time there with girlfriend. First impression was amazing and staff were very friendly and helpful. They couldn't do enough to make your visit perfect. Had a few barman that made it extra special by after a couple of days they remembered you and knew what drink you wanted. The good barmen by names that I can remember was Luis. Diago. Bernard and my favourite was Roger who on our last day came to find us with a couple of drinks and to wish you a safe journey and looked forward to seeing us again which I thought was very nice. Would I go back to this hotel very much so

  • DanielleBruno5 : Coconut Creek, Florida
Get away of a lifetime

Before I begin to tell you all the wonderful things about this resort, this trip was for my honeymoon. We live in Miami florida and I didn't think we were going to make it anywhwre. With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on its way to south florida. We were actually supposed to go to Cabo, and believe it or not they were hit by a hurricane and canceled our plans 3 days for our trip. Well let me tell you something, every obstacle that got in our way lead my husband and I to the riu palace Peninsula in Cancun. When you first drive up you are in awe on on gorgeous this resort is! Increditable! To the door man knowing us by name as well as the concierge Every single employee of that resort was beyond amazing, always smiling, willing to help, made you feel SO welcomed. Words can't describe how much fun ths resort is , or how relaxing it can be! I have to shoutout out Samuel who is the bartender at the lobby bar!!!! He was so incrediable along with the rest of the staff at that bar!! I CANT wait to to go back and I promised Samuel we will!!! I love you all at the riu palace peninsula in Cancun!!!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 3 Meals daily plus snacks
  • A la carte dining without reservations
  • All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals, 24hrs)
  • 24hr Room service
  • Daily activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Introductory scuba lesson in pool
  • Evening entertainment
  • 562 Rooms
  • 7 Restaurants and snack bar
  • 6 Bars
  • 4 Pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa (fee)
  • Volleyball
  • Motorized water sports (fee)
  • Billiards (fee)
  • Gym
  • Shops
  • Free WiFi
  • Mayan ruin
  • ATM/ Banking
  • 24 hour room service 
  • Golf nearby (fee)

Junior Suites

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Lounge area with sofa bed
  • Interconnected suites available
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub and shower cabin
  • Double washbasin
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Special make-up mirror
  • Hairdryer 110 V
  • Telephone
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace

Whirlpool Bath Suites

  • 1 king bed
  • Lounge with sofa
  • Bathrobes
  • Whirlpool bath on balcony or terrace
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub and shower cabin
  • Double washbasin
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Special make-up mirror
  • Hairdryer 110 V
  • Telephone
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace

Adults Only Deluxe Villa Whirlpool Bath Junior Suites

  • 1 king sze bed
  • Turndown service
  • Lounge area with sofa
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Whirlpool bath on balcony or terrace
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub and shower cabin
  • Double washbasin
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Special make-up mirror
  • Hairdryer 110 V
  • Telephone
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace

Adults Only Deluxe Villa Whirlpool Bath Suites

  • 1 king size bed
  • Turndown service
  • Lounge with sofa
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Whirlpool bath on balcony or terrace
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub and shower cabin
  • Double washbasin
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Special make-up mirror
  • Hairdryer 110 V
  • Telephone
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace

Restaurants

Las Olas

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Krystal

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Fusion
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Kabuki

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Japanese
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Venecia

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Italian
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Tamales

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Isla Mujeres

  • A la carte for lunch and dinner
  • Steakhouse
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Kulinarium

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Caribbean
  • This restaurant is for guests of the Deluxe Villas only
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Capuchino

  • Coffee shop

Bars

  • Cabanga Lobby bar
  • La Latina Lounge
  • La Plaza Lobby bar
  • Sports Bar
  • Trinidad Swim-up bar
  • Tobago Beach bar


Kids Deal -Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE offer is available at select times. Savings will be reflected in online prices automatically

For the Kids - RiuLand Kids Club ages 4-12, Kids' pool.


Riu Palace Peninsula offers the following Renova Spa facilities and treatments:

Facilities

  • Massage rooms
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Sauna 

Massages

  • Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Renova Spa combination massage
  • Back, neck and shoulder massage
  • Hot Stone massage
  • Massage for two
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Aromatherapy massage

Facial treatments

  • ''Flash'' facial treament
  • Sensitive skin treatment
  • Deep cleansing
  • Collagen facial

Wraps

  • Mango and passion fruit wrap
  • Mud body wrap

Other treaments

  • Manicure, pedicure
  • Hair removal
  • Body exfoliation
  • Make up

Stay at 1, Play at 4 - Access to the facilities of Riu Caribe, Riu Cancun and Riu Palace Las Americas during the day.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Palace Peninsula
    Cancun,Mexico

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Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula
Blvd Kukulkan, Km 5.5 Lote 6-C Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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