Riu Tequila

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Riu Tequila was created with attention to decor, beautiful gardens, and wonderful pool areas, and takes the limelight when it comes to affordability and family-friendly concepts! Located across the road from the Riu Yucatan and Riu Playacar, it shares exchange facilities so guests can also enjoy the non-stop entertainment at two more RIU Resorts. Just a short distance from the beach, a trolley winds through gardens past a raised gazebo bar to the beach club.

Old Mexico is featured throughout Riu Tequila. The lobby mimics a small village with grand pillars, arches, iron lanterns, and ceilings painted in swirls and decorated with mosaics. A trolley winds through lush tropical gardens past a raised gazebo bar in a courtyard and down to the beach club. The pool area is Hawaiian-style with boulders and waterfalls. Great carved doors open to the main restaurant, Jalisco, in early Mexican style with international buffets. The informal Lupita Restaurant offers poolside snacks.

This family-friendly resort offers a great vacation value, from live entertainment to an array of sports including non-motorized watersports. Kids will be entertained in the RiuLand Mini-Club and enjoy the playground and supervised activities. Adults can enjoy the nightlife at the popular La Piñata Disco with guests of the other Riviera Maya Riu Resorts. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

Accommodations are comfortable and have features such as a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser. Junior suites with a living area are available, perfect for a little extra room.

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Riu Tequila is just 3 km from the small town of Playa del Carmen with its restaurants, shops, bars and nightlife. It's also within close proximity to the local beach

Local Phone: 011-52-984-87...
Fax: 011-52-984-873-2201
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
Website Address:
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (2 miles)
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
The beautiful gardens surround a fresh water pool area of 1,500 square meters, with an artificial beach, a separate pool for children, and jacuzzi. There are also free towels, loungers and sun umbrellas.
Cancun Hilton Golf Course- Mayan palace Golf Course- Mayakoba Golf Course-
Playacar's championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen.
Holes: 18
Caddy: Mandatory
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Gym
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
This Hacienda-style resort is surrounded by an incredibly beautiful natural landscape and forms part of an exceptional Golf Resort. Each air-conditioned room features a hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, ceiling fan, balcony or terrace. This resort features four restaurants, four bars, nightly entertainment, two pools, and a beach shuttle to and from the reso rt and exchange privileges with Riu Yucatan DINING Playacar (restrictions apply). Beach: The Riu Tequila shares the same beach as The Riu Yucatan, which is just 400 meters away (5 minutes walking distance). The resort does provide shuttle service to the beach, where guests will find Nightly Activities & Entertainment: Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 664
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express, nt program for child
Men are required to wear longs pants at the a-la-carte restaurants. Dinner dining is not included in the exchange privileges. No spring breakers; during Mar-Apr each room must have one guest at least 21 years old to check in (May-Feb 18).
2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Small sitting area, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer

Cribs available on request basis at no charge.
Riu Tequila features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Tequila:
Lupita - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse.
Bamboo - Asian style cuisine served a la carte.
Jalisco - Gourmet restaurant with a terrace.
Beach Club - Snack restaurant by day and Mexican restaurant for dinner.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily activities by pool and beach areas, with Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaks, Boogie Boards and Snorkel-Equipment (opposite Yucatan)
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening entertainment for adults and children at Lounge Bar, Theme Nights, Two Discos(on-site and at Riu Yucatan).
The Mini Club is available to children from the ages of 4 to 12 years old.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.

Children's Facilities
Teen Disco
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hr(approx)
Cribs available on request basis at no cost

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
777 Recommend
777 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Tequila to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
A mixed review
donnajHull, Hull
Tue Jan 17 23:46:32 EST 2017
On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the staff and a special table put up to check everyone in quickly and efficiently. Given a cocktail which tasted awful and most people left. After travelling for a very long time and arriving in a huge downpour we were given our room keys and left the bags to come later. For me it is the little touches that make a difference to a hotel and we were left to find our room which was at the very back of the hotel in the pouring rain. An umbrella would have made a huge difference. There were umbrellas in the room but that was no good at this point. As most people have said the tequila is very traditional but in need of a little tlc. The room had a couple of issues, cracked tiles, the shower head was broken and wouldn't stay on, tv remote not working, all minor things that were sorted out. Food in the buffet restaurant was standard all inclusive and the service from the waiters/waitresses in the smoking area outside was a bit hit and miss. Sometimes really efficient and others almost ignored. The walk to the beach was lovely and always plenty of sun loungers etc. Didn't try the speciality restaurants so can't comment on those. We ventured out onto 5th Avenue a couple of times and found it the most amazing and craziest place we have visited. For me, it's hard not to compare to the Iberostar in the Dominican Republic as this is my benchmark that hotels such as the tequila are judged by. The little things make a huge difference, umbrellas in the rain on arrival, buggies between hotels and attentive service.

Love this resort
Debbie P,
Tue Jan 17 18:17:32 EST 2017
I have been to the Riu tequila many times. I still really love this hotel. The only issue I have are the hard mattresses. There have been mornings where it takes me an hour to walk properly. The food is incredible. The staff is fast and polite. Always very welcoming. The pool area is clean and well taken care off. Good times.

RIU Tequila - Would go back, but not if this was the ONLY hotel that could be used.
Mlakeelmo, Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Tue Jan 17 13:51:16 EST 2017
Overall, enjoyed our trip here but spent minimal time at this resort itself, other than to sleep, eat breakfast and dinner. With the ability to visit the other RIU hotels in Playacar, most of our time was spent at the RIU Yucatan and we would return, but would most likely stay there vs the Tequila. It has been noted ad nauseam that this hotel may be upgraded soon. As a extensive traveler to Cancun and the Riviera Maya 20+ times, I can tell you that where this hotel is lacking is in the everyday details and maintenance, that has gone way past the acceptable range vs other hotels / resorts I and we have visited. A couple examples are loungers and specifically the lounger pads that were old 10 years ago and should have been replaced. They are caked with slime and grime from years of sweating people with lotions and oils and I wouldn't think of sitting on one, even with a towel covering it, for fear I would accidentally touch it. Electrical outlets falling out of walls and floors in Main Lobby area, clearly and obviously an ignored hazard. Kids "play" area and pool, is a ghost town and should be razed. They have milked every single ounce of usage out of so many features of the resort that could be corrected, with minimal overall expense, it makes me feel duped to have supported the RIU Tequila and thereby help perpetuate the things they continue to ignore. RIU ! Take care of things like this now regardless of your near future renovation plans (if there really are any). This review is based on last March travel, so that may be in the works or there may be new information in that regard, but..... not interested enough to investigate. Tequila "Entertainment" at "Shows" at night was by far the lowest quality I have seen in all my travels to the area over the last 30 years. Didn't attend all of them, but they were held close enough to the Bar to see and hear. Sorry, but they were just that poor.... This RIU is a favorite of British / European visitors and most visitors are from there. I am sure I will get some negative feedback for the following statements, but.... based on the hundreds of overly positive reviews from this demographic, it appears that their standard of excellence / acceptability is far below most travelers (yes, read American). I'm not sure of the exact relationship with Thomson and the Tequila, but they seem to be the primary provider to the area for these guests. It's most likely an economic decision, as it was with us, to visit this hotel. It's relatively reasonable. So often it is mentioned that they have visited time and time again, it makes me wonder whether they really have any benchmark or enough experience visiting some of the tons of other resorts in the area, so they can make an educated comparison. Loyalty is fine, but they really are missing a lot by not expanding their choices and horizons. Its as if the Tequila is heaven on earth to them and nothing will convince them otherwise.... On the positive side and there were several. The food options and quality overall is good. I have never seen so many varied options. Drink options were varied and mixes were fine and that's not always the case. (Read Iberostar, where they were undrinkable). Yucatan was very nice, pool clean, chairs available at beach and pool, modern looking, and HUGE lunchtime dining area, with tons of choices daily. Not going to go on and on, you get the idea, basically liked the RIU area, but just would like to see more care and maintenance taken where needed. Yucatan was nice, Playacar was "meh", never visited Lupita or Palace.

Mark F, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Tue Jan 17 12:15:51 EST 2017
If there is one thing you have to do in your life, you have to visit the tequila and it's beach. The Caribbean is crystal clear turquoise blue and soft white sand beach. The hotel is a tribute to traditional Mexican style and the accommodation food and facilities as well as the entire hotel staff are outstanding (optics in your room are free too and can be changed to suit your taste on request ) would I do this again? Oh God YES!

Good Times!
Staci P, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Tue Jan 17 11:53:36 EST 2017
Awesome stay at Rui Tequila. Great staff...went above and beyond. The room was a bit musty and dated but sufficient as we had great weather. Beautiful grounds and loved my morning americano at the main buffet. Great work RUI!

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