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Hotel Riu Caribe

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Oklahoma
Reviewed 12 February 2007

Thr Riu Caribe could use some comfortable new furniture all over the hotel. This was our biggest complaint, our corner room had two upright chairs, same on patio (cheap plastic) if you want to sit and read their is no place to go! And on cloudy/rainy days you need this. The place is spotless, food-we ate at the Mexican it...

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3Thank Okie66
Kelowna
Reviewed 11 February 2007

oh my gosh! whats with these snooty complainers?! they MUST be high maitenice because everything was awesome! yeah ok, youll get tired of the same food for a week but theres a pizza bar and the mexican retaraunt was great (the burritas were sooo tasty) the staff was AWESOME (christian, miguel, aydee, carlos....oh the list goes on!!) they always had...

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5Thank happycustomers2007
New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 February 2007

We stayed at the Riu Caribe for 5 nights, recommended by friends, and really loved it. It was our first time in Cancun (boyfriend and I). The Riu Caribe is at the top of the 7-shaped island, which I hear means it has better water/waves. Our room was very large and clean. Keep in mind that it's Mexico and the...

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7Thank ansb10
usa
Reviewed 7 February 2007

I have stayed at some nice hotels in the Caribbean, so Maybe I am just spoiled. However Staying at the Riu Caribe was quite annoying. You have to call the front desk about 3-4 times to get anything, and sometimes they dont show up at all. The front desk doesnt even look at you when you express concern about anything...

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3Thank Carribeanocean
Portage, Indiana
Reviewed 6 February 2007

A group of 13 of us recently returned from the Riu Caribe. We had the time of our lives! The resort is absolutely beautiful! It has a very large, open airy feel, that makes you feel that you're always outside. The staff were so friendly and fun and with the many restaurants, pools, bars, including a 24 hour sports bar,...

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1Thank ERetreats
niagara, ontario
Reviewed 5 February 2007

Stayed at the Riu Caribe from Jan 28 to Feb 4th. We are 3 single guys and were a little dissapointed with the lack of other singles on the property. Might have been a timing issue.. Been too many all inclusive resorts in Cancun and found this hotel to lack the environment for singles. The lobby bar and pool bar...

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3Thank NICESHOES99
Toronto
Reviewed 4 February 2007

My heart is still at the Rui Caribe. Came back Feb 3/07. We met people who have gone there for 8 years in a row. The service was excellent and the people very friendly. The staff gets to know what you drink and keep you well stocked at the bar. We only tried the steakhouse but the steak was very...

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15Thank brendaandbutch
England
Reviewed 2 February 2007

We have just got back from the Riu Caribe and had a fantastic time. The hotel exceeded our expectations. As you come into the hotel the lobby area is really lovely and spacious with a nice bar area. The barstaff and all the staff in the hotel are so friendly and we have never seen staff anywhere work so hard...

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4Thank chet57
Reviewed 2 February 2007

Stayed one week. Very nice hotel. Not 5 Star but very nice. We had a Junior Suite right on the ocean with a terrace that can hold about 50 people. It was Great. The beds are FIRM. We liked them. They were not hard. The food was OK, not 5 star but a lot of choices and service that cannot...

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5Thank DavyGGG
Northampton
Reviewed 2 February 2007

We stayed at the Riu Caribe for our honeymoon and I must say as we had never travelled further than Europe this was an excellent change for us. The food was great, the pool was lovely and the beach was even better. The staff were very welcoming on our first few days, but after that they did not pay much...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $279 - $524 (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
#34 Spa Hotel in Cancun
#35 Top resorts Hotel in Cancun
#39 On the Beach Hotel in Cancun
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“Floors 5 and up for good view, and quieter. All are ocean view.”
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“Our room was on the end so we got an ocean view And lagoon view, otherwise all rooms face the ocean!”
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