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Riu Tequila


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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).

*Please note, this hotel will be closed for renovations from April 2 - July 6, 2018, and will reopen on July 7, 2018.

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 Pińata 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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HOTEL LOCATION
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
Address: AVN. XAMAN-HA, MANZANA 25 LOTE 19
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
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Local Phone: 011-52-984-873-4
Fax: 011-52-984-873-2201
Website Address: www.riu.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (2 miles)
Pools
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.
Golf: NEARBY
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, kayaks, 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
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. Exchange privileges with Riu Yucatan and Riu Playacar. 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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Men must wear long pants at the a la carte restaurants. Dinner dining is not included in the exchange privileges. No spring breakers. From February to May each room must have one guest at least 21 years old & 18 years old for
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD CONNECTING ROOM
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Standard Room description.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Satellite
STANDARD ROOM
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Cribs available on request basis at no charge.
DINING
Riu Tequila features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL
There are 8 Restaurants at Riu Tequila:
La Lupita Bar - Poolside bar/swim-up bar
Bamboo - Asian style cuisine served a la carte.
Maguey - Lounge bar
Jalisco - Gourmet restaurant with a terrace.
El Kiosko - Pavillion bar
Beach Club - Snack restaurant by day and Mexican restaurant for dinner.
Sports Bar - Open 24 hours
Lupita - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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).
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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
PlayGround
Teen Disco
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hr(approx)
Cribs available on request basis at no cost

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894 Recommend
894 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Tequila to their friends and family



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Riu Tequila Hotel review
JEFFERY C.
Jan 01 2018
We did not receive maid service one day. The room was very outdated and they brought in roll away beds to accomodate 4 adults in one room. The air conditioner went out one night as well and it was hard to maintain the temperature in the room. It was either really cold or really hot. Disappointed in the pool atmosphere. We visited other resorts that had more upbeat activities and more update facilities.
Customer Rating: 

Good, yet far from excellent
DANIEL F.
Dec 28 2017
The entertainment and general hospitality services are nothing short of excellent. The food quality was favorable but on the bland side, which is somewhat understandable, considering the large number of guests that they are trying to cater to. This hotel is not close to the beach and has no beach access except for walking through one of Riu's sister hotels (Riu Palace). This property has one pool on two sides of a center "cantina" but it was very nice with plenty of seating. There was an unexpected, and somewhat irritating, fee that was charged to us upon check in. It amounted to about $10 USD and we were told it was some sort of governmental tax that needed to be collected from all guests. While I understand the need to collect required taxes, this is something that Apple should have taken care of prior to our arrival instead of dropping it on us immediately upon arrival. The rooms were clean, well maintained and had very good water pressure. If I were to complain of anything (and I'm not), I would say the restaurant employees could be both a bit friendlier and a little more understanding of the guests' individual needs.
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RELAXING STAY WITH WIFE
JOSEPH B.
Dec 01 2017
Great time to relax with the all inclusive deal.
Customer Rating: 

Needs upgrade
JOSEPH P.
Nov 25 2017
The hotel, especially the pool area needs upgraded, cleaned. They need an actual hot tub since they advertise it.
Customer Rating: 

Sunny week
WIESLAWA B.
Nov 20 2017
Generally everything was nice and easy, however big minus was no access to the beach.
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ASHLEY R.
Nov 07 2017
This hotel did not offer many amentities for a bachelorette party. We were misled by the excursion team in the hotel and was given an excursion for $65 that did not include parasailing or snorkeling because of the waterconditions. they should have informed us before we sat on the boat and spent the entire day going to an island just to walk around and not do any excursions. They should have had some alternate activities like ATVing or land activities but they did not tell us we could not do parasailing or snorkeling until we got to the island. We wasted an entire day on this excursion. The restaurants were not open long enough there were many situations where we had no food. The pool was extremely dirty it was disgusting. We felt cleaner going to the beach than the pool. There are these animals all over the resort that would chase us when we had food to the point where we had to throw our food away in the middle of eating. The bar staff was inattentive. At the club, one of the girls asked for water and was spoken to very rudely. The bartender literally threw a jug on the table in front of her when she asked where the water was from. He was extremely aggressive and rude.
Customer Rating: 

Loved Riu Tequila
STEVEN H.
Nov 07 2017
My wife and I stayed at the Tequila Oct 24-Nov 3rd. We have visited Mexico frequently over the last 20 years, usually in 5-6 star hotels. We were meeting our UK friends this year and they picked out the Tequila (which I think seemed to be a favorite for UK visitors). We were a little concerned with the 4 star rating, but agreed to stay there. What a pleasant surprise! It was like old time Mexico (which we like). This place is a find. Clean, great staff, good food, good entertainment. The beach is a 6 minute, pleasant, walk (or you can take the shuttle). This beach is one of the best I have seen, no rocks, hardly any weeds, clean water. We spent a lot of time there. We also enjoyed walking to Play Del Carmen, about a 30 minute (safe) walk through a gated community. What a great value. We will go back.
Customer Rating: 

Ok experience
TARA T.
Nov 03 2017
The hotel staff were very nice and helpful. However, the rooms were not as nice as I thought they would be. They were big but more basic. No nice furniture and not modern at all. The food for breakfast was good. Lunch was not as great, but dinner was excellent. Also, they did not offer that many restaurant or food choices. I also didn't like all the wildlife in the resort. At first it was cool to see but those animals were intimidating and would chase after you. Overall the stay was ok. Not terrible, but I expected much better for the price that I paid.
Customer Rating: 

Restaurant confusion.
LISA B.
Aug 01 2017
The staff was very friendly. I have two gripes even though overall it was a great experience. It was hard to figure out which restaurants we needed a reservation at and when and where to make them. And that I thought the hotel was on the beach when it was across the street, about a ten minute walk. It was a beautiful beach though.
Customer Rating: 

James from Pittsburgh
JAMES S.
Jul 04 2017
We loved this resort, The staff at the reception desk were great, the food was excellent and our waiter Rangel was superb and tended to our needs and was top notch quality service, Housekeeping, Isabela was excellent and Jonas was great, they paid attention to every detail and the room was spotless and well stocked and cleaned every day, Also pool and bars were very good, Lili the bartender at Sports Bar was fabulous, Loved the beach and Ocean, Pools ,swim up Bar and the live bands and shows, will go back again, Clean and beautiful resort with great housekeeping ,food and staff, Enjoyed it very much. thank you James
Customer Rating: 

Just Excellent - What a surprise!
TONY L.
Jun 27 2017
This was the best vacation I have ever gone on. The rooms, service, food, and staff were perfect. I told my wife not to expect much for the price, but was blown away. I started planning my next vacation while I was sipping on a pool side beverage. Just excellent! What a surprise!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Lovely Hotel.
259Marshmallow, Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Thu Jan 18 11:23:37 EST 2018
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.

Fabulous! Love it!
bearfrank68,
Thu Jan 18 09:42:28 EST 2018
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

Another great holiday
lofty66, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Thu Jan 18 08:06:32 EST 2018
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.

Fun in the sun
josie4hw, uk
Wed Jan 17 13:10:05 EST 2018
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.

Amazing again
mel69Eastyorks, eastyorks
Wed Jan 17 09:40:10 EST 2018
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



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