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Hotel Riu Caribe

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Ramsey, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I went down for a quick 4 night trip to Riu Caribe Cancun in Feb 2017. When we arrived, I loved the open air lobby with bar and sitting areas. From the airport we took Cancun Valet, really easy and cheap overall. Our room wasn't ready but they offered to store our bags while we ate and...

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4Thank oldmanriver2017
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for a week at the RIU Caribe and I struggle to fault it. The staff were super, the rooms were a decent size, the cocktails were varied and plentiful, as was the choice of food at both the buffet and the 3 themed restaurants on site! There have been some negative reviews of this hotel but this isn't...

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5Thank Jon P
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is aging but has been maintained well and is very clean. Most of the time the service was excellent. As with most all-inclusive resorts, the buffet gets to be ho-hum after about three days into the week. The steak house was pretty good and no reservations are required. The Asian restaurant was not so good and we were...

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3Thank Grandypink
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed in the Riu caribe in October 2015 so this review is a little late. After a 10 hour flight from Manchester we arrived at our hotel greeted by friendly staff and a drink. We were checked in very quickly and had our luggage brought up to our room. Our room was spotless, the fridge was...

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3Thank Jasminegillam
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another amazing Riu vacation! This was our second time staying at a Riu property, and we loved it! This hotel is smaller and located further from Downtown Cancun when comparing it to the Riu Cancun. The Cancun and Caribe fall into the same category, so guests from one hotel can visit the other and enjoy some of their amenities (dinner...

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4Thank YVR_Traveller_2016
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Please ignore any bad review you see for this resort. We stayed here for 6 nights and found absolutely no fault anywhere. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Lots of food choices. Beach and hotel are kept very clean . We will definitely be returning. Thank you Riu Caribe for a wonderful winter get away.

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5Thank Diane B
Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I visited here in the first week of February to get away from the PA dreariness. The hotel was spotless, the food was good, but by no means am I a foodie, so most food is good or okay for me. The pool staff kept everybody moving but there was always a quiet place for those of...

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2Thank bellasnana4595
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this property. All the staff was friendly and helpful. A very high percentage of the staff spoke at least a little English. The food was plentiful and good quality, not great though. What they lacked in quality they made up for in quantity and diversity. The pools were absolutely gorgeous and always crystal clear. The seating and...

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5Thank Kirby J
Sheringham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't possibly fault this hotel ! Food was amazing, staff were lovley! It was great !! :) the excursions were fantastic ! Saw so much of cancun and Mexico ! Definitely recommend going to cocobongos ! Amazing holiday!

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6Thank TowngirlGh
Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 10 days at this hotel and was delighted with it. It was friendly, clean, airy and everything you want from a hotel. I would definitely be going back. The rooms are spacious and airy. The bars are plentiful, my only criticism is the lack of toilets in the communal areas.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Cancun's resort area. 9-Story building. On the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 3 Km. /1.9 Miles from a shopping center. 4,5 Km/2.5 Miles from downtown Cancun. 21 Km/13.1 Miles to Cancun Int'l. Airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Caribe

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Price Range: $267 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Caribe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 506
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Also Known As:
Gran Caribe Real Cancun
Grand Caribe Cancun
Grand Caribe Real Cancun
Riu Caribe Resort Cancun
Riu Caribe Cancun Mexico
Riu Caribe Mexico
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Cancun
#32 Romantic Hotel in Cancun
#35 Spa Hotel in Cancun
#37 Top resorts Hotel in Cancun
#41 On the Beach Hotel in Cancun
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“Rooms on higher fooors have better views and you get less noise from reception”
 of 5 bubbles Daffy043, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites are quieter and the balconies are not as easily accessed by other guests.”
  • View from 6th floor balcony.
  • Balcony walls, easy to clim over.
  • Two double bed pushed together. Some rooms they were seperated other were pushed together.
 of 5 bubbles debbielK657JC, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper floors are quieter, and the ocean view rooms are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles paigenikodem, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room above the 5th floor to minimize the noise of the lobby and pools”
  • Riu Caribe - In-room stocked mini-fridge
  • Riu Caribe - View of Riu Palace Peninsula from our room/balcony
  • Riu Caribe - In-room liquor dispenser
  • Riu Caribe - View of ocean, beach and pool from our room/balcony
  • Riu Caribe - Room and Beds
  • Riu Caribe - Bathroom pic #2
  • Riu Caribe - Bathroom pic #1
 of 5 bubbles TravelDad_8, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sunrise at the ocean view rooms is breathtaking.”
 of 5 bubbles 876marzannaz, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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