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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 availability 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).

2019 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (50 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

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 Pinata 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.
ROOM TYPES
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
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

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:
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.
La Lupita Bar - Poolside bar/swim-up bar
Bamboo - Asian style cuisine served a la carte.
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

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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894 Recommend
894 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Tequila to their friends and family



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Amazing Vacations
YOLANDA D.
Aug 21 2018
The hotel has been remodeled and it looks amazing! It is so much bigger and classy now. The entertainers are great! There was always something to do and I never ever got bored I was always up and going but I also had time to relax. I love the entertainers they were so kind, fun and up to beat!! The food was great because it was a little bit of everything-very international! All I can say is that everything was AMAZING!
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LAWRENCE G.
Mar 06 2018
Lovely place. Very old Mexican flair. Lots of wood, plaster and iron. Tons of lush grounds to stole. Beautiful happy staff.
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Secluded with access to everything you want to do.
PAUL V.
Mar 03 2018
Tequila is across the street from the hotels on the beach, so there is minimal foot traffic to disturb you. It is restful, has pool activities and an assortment of restaurants to choose from. Being a family of resorts, you have access to the amenities of the other properties in walking distance, with shuttle service if needed. We spent hours relaxing at the beach in the sun and shade as well as walking to town for shopping and taking excursions for fun.
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Improvements Needed
PETER P.
Feb 15 2018
This hotel is awesome, although they need to add more power outlets in the rooms for electronic devices and the wi-fi was quite horrible, I never was able to post to Facebook about family events.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
very good value
William N,
Wed Nov 07 06:03:48 EST 2018
this is my 10 time at this resort and the first time since its been redone and I thought that I would like it but I was wrong food was great as always extra pools a total of 4 pools quite one bar one and 2 others stayed in the quite one plenty of lounge chairs no need to get up early I,ll be back in feb. of 2019

Brilliant holiday
Becktara,
Wed Nov 07 02:55:45 EST 2018
Fantastic hotel. Great food good entertainment fantastic steak house. First time Mexico and will definitely be back. Take the time to look around in the trees their as you will see and whole array of different birds. Large pool did cool you down. 😍

Great vacation
Kabogadil, Oakville, Canada
Tue Nov 06 23:53:43 EST 2018
There were 15 of us who stayed in this hotel (12 adults and 3 children under 6) and we all had a great time. Food: It was fantastic! Great tasting, lots of selection and presentation was always excellent. There was always something for everybody. Beach: We did walk and also tried the transport. We spent most of the time here and we had no problem getting a nice spot. We used both Playacar and Yucatan for lunch and I must say Tequila’s food was better. Entertainment: The staff worked so hard to provide entertainment at night and they always do a great job! Room: Our room was farther to the reception villa 20 but there are ways to cut through the pool. Wildlife: We came prepared with mosquito sprays and I only had 1 bite. The only thing that bothered us is the coatis which are EVERYWHERE. One night we were walking back to our room and we were holding pina coladas, 3 coatis started following us. We tried to distract them but they want our drink. We didn’t want to get bitten as they were getting a little aggressive so we threw a slice of pineapple to which they called more friends and I just remembered having 10-15 coatis trying to come after us. Our saving grace was our drink which we poured over them so we could run to our room. Talking to other guests who unfortunately had to get 6 shots after getting bitten (worth $1200$), making noise or clapping will scare them away. Also, they can smell food from far so do not walk back to your room carrying any type of food. Lighting at night: We found that not all lights work every night. When you walk back to your room, there are always dark spots and be careful as you might step on a coatis!!! We felt management rotates which lighting pole every night as dark spots varies everyday. Management: The manager on site was always there to address any issue you may have. Staff: AWESOME! Overall, it is a great place to stay if animals don’t bother you.

Still a Fantastic Hotel
JackOR101, Denver, Colorado
Tue Nov 06 12:28:46 EST 2018
I just returned from my 20th stay at the RIU Tequila. I was worried about how the complete remodel would affect the hotel as a whole. There are five pools now and a lobby much larger swim up bar area. The lobby, reception area is much larger. The lobby bar much larger The stage area much larger. A separate steak house and Italian food restaurant and kept the Asian food restaurant. The rooms were redone and much more attractive. Overall, I like the lobby and bigger dining hall, etc. much better. The pool not as much. But never forget, the people are what make us keep returning to the Tequila. They are the same and second to none. They are going to have put up with me for a long time, the Lord willing.

Modern and family friendly
diytina, street somerset
Tue Nov 06 10:24:24 EST 2018
We traveled here just after the re-opening and it is very modern, some people said that they preferred it before because it has lost the Mexican feel, however this was our first trip here so we were not able to compare, it was however extremely clean with delicious food and friendly staff



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