Riu Lupita

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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts).

A brand well-known for their excellence in service, RIU Hotels & Resorts bring their all-inclusive vacation experience to beautiful Playa del Carmen with the 5-star Riu Lupita hotel. Just a five minute shuttle ride to the beach, in the heart of Riviera Maya, this remarkable property has everything needed for the perfect getaway for friends, families, and couples.

There is always plenty to do at Riu Lupita. From laying out on the sun loungers beside the beach, to cooling off with a dip in the unique pool, there is something for everyone. Daily activities include windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, tennis, and much more. Plus, kids can enjoy the RiuLand club for kids, which features arts and crafts and a kids pool. Meanwhile, adults can relax in the Renova Spa , grab a drink at one of the bars, or enjoy a workout in the gym.

Explore the variety of culinary experiences that await at Riu Lupita. Authentic Mexican cuisine is served up daily at the Maria Bonita restaurant, while Dante offers classic Italian favorites. The Cozumel steakhouse restaurant features grilled favorites served by the beach. After dinner, the fun continues with outstanding nightly entertainment, including live music and access to the Pacha nightclub.

Each of the 300 guestrooms include great views from the private balcony or terrace, an in-room safe, and a minibar. Unique to Riu Hotels & Resorts, every room also features a liquor dispenser, among other elegant amenities.

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The hotel is 3 kms (2 miles) to Playa del Carmen, 55 kms (34 miles) to Cancun International Airport (CUN) and the nearest beach is 3.5 kilometers (2 miles) away.

Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Shopping Mall Nearby (1.2 miles)
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
A pool on the beach, a pool with a poolside bar, and a pool for children.
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Lighted Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
Health Club / Spa
Facials: Additional Charge
Surrounded by tropical gardens and a championship golf course, this property offers a relaxing atmosphere for friends, families, and couples. Just two miles away from a gorgeous beach (transportation provided), the Riu Lupita features three pools, a night club, a lavish spa, a club for kids, and 24-hour access to food and beverages. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Total Rooms: 300
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
ATM available in the hotel to withdraw Mexican Pesos. No US Dollar exchanged at the hotel.
Family room includes one king bed, a bunk bed for children, a comfortable bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace. This room also features an in-room safe, a minibar with a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a comfortable bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a minibar with a liquor dispenser, an in-room safe, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Riu Lupita features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Lupita:
Tequila - Poolside bar/swim-up bar
Cozumel - Steak and grill restaurant located on the beach, next to Riu Palace Riviera Maya.
Dante - Italian restaurant open for dinner only.
Maria Bonita - Mexican specialty restaurant.
Adelita - General restaurant with a terrace.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Table tennis, volleyball, basketball, tennis, multi-purpose sports area, windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, snorkeling, access to a spa and gym, and much more.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live nightly entertainment, shows at the stage, "Pacha" nightclub, and more.
"RiuLand" offers supervised, daytime entertainment program for children.
Applicable Ages: 4-12

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Small but beautiful resort
bcephas12, Blackwood, New Jersey
Mon Sep 24 10:07:18 EDT 2018
This resort was different from the ones that I’m used to in size. The lobby is very small and the rooms are small. However the upside to this is that the rooms were updated and the lobby was very clean and welcoming. The resort includes 2 pools one of them being a little small but still very nice and well taken care of. I took my 30 yr old wife to be here for her birthday and as we got off to a slow start with being impressed we ended up enjoying ourselves. The pool parties were crazy fun, staff very entertaining, and the staff were welcoming/customer service oriented. The small resort only means less walking which was a plus but you have to take a shuttle to the beach which took about 10/15 mins and tcomes every half hour. I recommend this resort if you arent looking for a 24/7 party spot as it is a relaxing resort but has the potential to party hard. I would look to stay elsewhere next time as i didnt enjoy majority of the food with the exception of some good foods. Drinks were good but i had to get double shots as they weren’t strong enough.

Above expectation
Joao C,
Sun Sep 23 15:15:24 EDT 2018
Very good resort with clean rooms, as the staff cleaned every day and they were also very attentive. The restaurants, bar, and pools were also great. The resort had good food and a nice selection every day. The beach wasn't too bad, although there was a lot of algae in the water. The water was warm due to the amazing weather. The only downside really was the fact that you have to take a bus to the beach as this resort is the furthest away from the beach within the resort complex. It is one of the smaller resorts with only one bar and two pools, one being rather small. A great thing about this resort is that every room, bathroom, and enclosed common space had air conditioning.

Fabulous hotel
7162Jules, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Thu Sep 20 01:34:23 EDT 2018
My friend and myself have just spent ten nights at the Riu Lupita. This was our first visit to Mexico and being two ladies we were a little wary of what to expect. Well what can I say other than we had nothing to worry about at all. On arrival we were given a welcome chat at the reception along with a refreshing drink. We were shown to a room, ground floor but it did have a balcony. There wasn’t much of a view and within minutes of arriving the reception phoned to see if we were happy with the room. We asked if there was a room with a view and were instantly taken to a first floor room that overlooked the golf course. It was beautiful. The room itself was exactly the same as the previous and I would imagine all rooms are similar. Two queen sized beds, very spacious and clean. There’s a fridge which is restocked every couple of days with bottled water; soft drinks and cans of beer. There were even optics with tequila and vodka. Nice if you want a drink on your balcony. The bathroom had a huge walk in shower. The food was stupendous, vast choices in the all you can eat buffet and the Mexican and Italian served food to die for. I challenge anybody to not being able to find something they like. The bar served quality drinks, the margaritas and prosecco are a must. This hotel is not on the beach but that isn’t a problem as they provide a regular bus to the beach where they have a bar, all you can eat buffet, pool and sun loungers. The beach was lovely, the only downside was all the seaweed however we knew about this before we went. Lastly the staff and animation team were so obliging and friendly. It was a sheer pleasure to stay at the Riu Lupita and I’m hoping to return sometime in the future.

The Poor Man's Riu
linda_reed, Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Wed Sep 19 10:34:17 EDT 2018
My husband and I have just returned from 11 nights here. Staff were great both reception and bar staff, especially Luis, Raul, Carlos on reception. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The waiting staff were a bit hit and miss and disorganized in the main restaurant. One member of staff who was really nice was the Head Waitress, sorry I can't remember her name and Brigadita who was on breakfast. She went running to the bar to get me Lipton's tea one morning when it was absolutely pouring down. The rooms were cleaned everyday the only complaint I have here was that everything felt damp! I can only assume it was down to the humidity. The hotel is more like a holiday village with all accommodation in blocks, kinda like Butlins!!! The entertainment was pretty dire too. Certificate's for winning darts, table tennis and bingo! Come on its not Hi Di Hi!!! It's listed as 5* but I would say it was more of a low 4*. I will return to Mexico and to a Riu hotel but unfortunately not this one.

Amazing Hotel & Staff ensured a Fab Holiday
Anne W, Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Tue Sep 18 04:01:27 EDT 2018
Stayed at the Riu Tequilia Hotel previously and had the best holiday and was doubtful that the Riu Lupita would beat it as price difference was huge .... how wrong was I very much on par with the Tequilia however because this hotel is on a smaller scale it is a lot more friendlier. We travelled from Wales for our 20th Anniversary and thanks to the Lupita we had the most amazing time and meet some wonderful people. The hotel manager was always walking around ensuring everyone were happy which Is rare to see, hotel staff cleaners waiters, bar staff and entertainers were all fantastic and I would like to Thank you all we will be back. Also if your staying anywhere in Playa Del Carmen visit xenses fabulous day out .

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