Riu Tequila

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Our Opinion
A fun, family oriented resort located across the street from the RIU Yucatan. Not beachfront but in a beachfront complex; overlooks the golf course. Good food and services. Has a disco and a lively crowd. Good for families. Walking distance to Playa del Carmen. This resort is perfect for vacationers who want the Riu all inclusive experience, but don't have it in the budget to stay at one of the beachfront resorts.

Overview
This splendid resort offers all the fabulous RIU qualities with great value, friendly impeccable service, and fun filled activities. The RIU Tequila borders a 18-hole golf course located in elegant Playacar, and it's beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture, welcomes the feeling of charm & comfort.

Location: A short walk or 3-minute shuttle to the beach, 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 60 minutes to Cancun, 45 minutes from the airport.

Highlights
  • Large outdoor pool and lush grounds with monkeys
  • Kids Club with playground and pool
  • Good selection of dining choices with great buffet
  • Walking distance to white sand beach (free shuttle available)
  • Close to downtown Playa del Carmen
  • Awarded Trip Advisor's Traveller's Choice 2016



tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 259Marshmallow : Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Lovely Hotel.

We have just returned from the Riu Tequila. Wow all I can say is lovely Hotel.Hotel - All staff are friendly staff,helpful and could not do enough for you.Very clean and always being cleaned.But does need updating,just don't loose the character of the tequila. Food. Is lovely so much to choose from. Even for a fussy eater like me. Just remember in your other restaurants the Vegetarians that are staying at your hotel.So think when you are planning your menu.There does need maybe Tea or Coffee facilities in the rooms.And for the water to be hot for guests making cups of tea.As not everyone wants to drink alcohol all the time.It is nice to see all the different animals around the Hotel grounds. And also the monkeys around the Yucatan. The walk to the beach does not take long or you can take the golf buggy.And it is lovely. Very nice to be able to visit the other 2 Rius if you want.

  • bearfrank68 :
Fabulous! Love it!

This was our second trip to the Tequila. We came as a family of 8, the youngest being 17 and the eldest 79. We loved it the first time as there is something for everyone and you can do as much or as little as you like. Our second trip was even better as we were familiar and felt instantly at home.The food is superb and the Christmas Eve and New Years Eve gala was absolutely amazing, we could not fault it. Our lovely happy waiter Edgar even remembered us from the year before.This hotel is so clean and gorgeous and all the staff work so hard in keeping it this way. They are so appreciative of a tip as apparently wages are very low.Would love to come back but will see how the renovations go as we all just love it the way it is and would hate to see it stark and modern like a lot of hotels.Thank you Riu Tequila for a great holiday xx

  • lofty66 : Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Another great holiday

Stayed here for 2 weeks over New Year. The hotel though a little tired ( was told they are having a refurb later this year) had character and was spotlessly clean everywhere. The food was very good and the restaurants made a nice change from buffet. The entertainments team put on some very good shows and entertainment through the day.The bar staff in all the bars were lovely and very helpful a special mention to Ray and Cruze who made our evenings most entertaining. All the staff could not do enough for you and there is nothing i would fault about the hotel.

  • josie4hw : uk
Fun in the sun

Had the most fabulous new year and two weeks at this super hotel.food and excellent staff.the cleaning and gardening staff work tirelessly at keeping everything spot on.our maid made me caricature,s every day from towels which made me smile.

  • mel69Eastyorks : eastyorks
Amazing again

Just got back from 3rd visit to tequila and can’t fault it again . The whole place from gardens to rooms spotless, we ate in both specialty restaurants on site both great and the main restaurant is very good lots of choices for everyone food hot and well presented. Our waiter Rangel was brilliant as always nothing to much trouble and had our table and drinks waiting for us each meal time . Entertainment team amazing work their socks off to make your holiday memorable shows great, funny and dancing greAt well done to all of you an amazing team at the hotel hope they all stay together after the renovations. Can’t wait to go back again

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with made-to-your-taste cooking stations
  • Beach Club restaurant for Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Snacks 24 hrs
  • A la carte dining without reservations 
  • Unlimited Domestic & select International drinks 24 hrs
  • In-room mini-bar & liquor dispensers, replenished regularly
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Day and night tennis
  • Use of gym and sauna at Riu Yucatan
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Admission to the Disco, drinks included

RIU®-topia Inclusions

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Unlimited International drinks
  • In-room liquor dispenser
  • Unlimited dining at a specialty restaurants
  • In-room mini bar re-stocked regularly
  • In-room safe
  • 20% discount on select excursions booked with Signature
  • Signature Hour from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Spa credit available (applies to selected treatments, may vary per hotel) 
  • 664 rooms
  • Main buffet restaurant with on the spot cooking stations
  • Beach club restaurant
  • 1 a la carte restaurant with 2 specialties: Mediterranean and Grill-Steakhouse
  • Snack bar
  • Bars including swim-up pool bar
  • Disco
  • 2 pools with artificial beach at pool area
  • Children's pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Jacuzzis
  • Tennis courts (nearby)
  • 1 multi-purpose court
  • Children's Mini Club & playground
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • 'Mexican Street' at RIU Yucatan across the street with a gym, great shopping, Internet shop, photo shop & lab, medical services, and Spa with hair salon, beauty treatments & massage services
  • Golf nearby (fee)

Hotel Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • 2 Double beds
  • Air-conditioned
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Satellite TV 
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Amenities kit
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Safety deposit box
  • Ceiling fan

Junior Suite

  • Maximum Number of Adults 4
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • 2 Double beds
  • Living area with sofa
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Amenities kit
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Safety deposit box
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Bidet

Restaurants

Jalisco

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International

Beach Club

  • Buffet for lunch / à la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Location is at Riu Yucatan

Bamboo

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Asian

Lupita

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Grill

Bars

  • La Lupita Swim-up bar
  • Maguey Lounge bar
  • Sports Bar
  • El Kiosko

Child Policy - 0-1 years free when sharing room with 2 adults in existing bedding.
2-12 years pay special rate when sharing room with 2 adults in existing bedding.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at RiuLand, playground and kids pool.

Renova Spa 

  • Massages
  • Beauty treatments
  • Hairstyling
  • Free access to fitness facilities and sauna

Stay at 1, Play at 3! - Guests staying at the RIU Tequila, receive unlimited access to all facilities at both RIU Yucatan and RIU Playacar (dinner restaurants excluded). Complimentary shuttle service between resorts, except RIU Playacar - just a short walk away.

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 Tequila
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Hotel Riu Tequila
Avenida Xaman-ha, Manzana 3, Lote 19 Condominio Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710 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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