Riu Cancun ***** AI

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  1. Steve

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    Riu Cancun

    Post comments, reviews, trip reports and links to your pictures for Riu Cancun here.

    Located at Km9 it is in the heart of the Hotel Zone and party center. Downtown is a 20 minute bus journey away.

    Check the links below for more information, availability and pricing with the following operators:

    Best Day Cancun

    Expedia

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  2. janie

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    Riu Cancun

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    RIU CANCUN

    We stayed here in September 2003.

    Walked in to a beautiful huge lobby, and we were handed a welcome drink.

    We met Maribel at the front desk, and she could not have been sweeter!
    She gave us our towel cards, lock for our safe, our wristbands, and a list of the restaurants.

    She said our room was ready, and if we were not satisfied to call her, and she would see to it that we'd be moved to a different room.

    Now that's customer service with a smile! We were impressed!

    The bellboy took our luggage, and we headed to our room on the top floor, room 1512.

    We took the elevator up to room 1512, and immediately stepped out on the balcony...........
    WOW! ... What a view!

    Our room was nice, 2 double beds pushed together, 2 nightstands, a small table with 2 chairs, a dresser with adequate drawer space, a large closet with lots of hangers. There was a clock radio, a t.v., a hairdryer, a safe in the closet, and our very own liquor dispenser.

    We had a mini bar filled with Corona, Pepsi, 7 UP, and lots of bottled water.
    All of this was included in the all-inclusive price.

    The hotel provided soap, shampoo, bath gel and a shower cap.

    There was a private balcony with 2 chairs and a small table.
    Everything was spotlessly clean.
    We never saw a bug or even an iguana the entire time at the hotel.

    We were very satisfied with our room, and the view from our balcony was just breathtaking!

    We were so pleased with the Riu. The hotel is beautiful.

    You never felt "crowded", there were plenty of lounge chairs, we never waited for a drink or a buffet line.

    And the service was superb!
    Every employee greeted us when we passed by, and they always had a smile on their face.

    This hotel is in a great location, the staff was friendly, the service was excellent, and the
    food was good, always a big variety.
    They had entertainment every night, and they also had a disco.
    We would recommend the Riu Cancun! :cool:
     
  3. bfoster

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    Stayed at the riu cancun last march. I was wonderful. We are headed back again this year. March 6-13. Can't wait!!!!!
     
  4. Ben1553

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    I'm staying there April 3-10. Let me know if I have to look out for anything...Also, how are the ATM's at the hotel (always stocked)? I'll see u there elizabethky, lol. Thanks in advance! 8)
     
  5. sunnysideup

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    I love the liquor dispenser

    My friend and I are going in June for a girl's week. I love the liquor dispenser....we will get a kick out of that now that we are old.

    I just talked my hubby into going The first full week of April. we will be staying at the GR Solaris.

    I booked the June trip several months ago and I can't wait to see the RIU and those cute little liquor dispensers. I think we can get some funny pictures out of that.
     
  6. Ben1553

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    To Steve or anyone at all that can confirm or deny...
    I found in an old forum that if you stay at Rui Cancun you have free access to Senor Frogs and Carlos & Charlies. Is that true??? Also, am I going to have access to the other Riu Resort in Cancun. Any answers would be much appriciated....Thank You in advance!
     
  7. Steve

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    I dont know for sure with the Riu, but I do know that many hotels include a pass for Senor Frogs on their bracelets, so there is a good chance it is true. But this will only be a 'no cover charge' not open bar so will save you $5 or so. You'll still have to pay for drinks. Carlos N Charlies is free cover anyway, so there is nothing to be saved there.
     
  8. deeker

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    How is the dress code of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner??

    Activities program?? :D
     
  9. deeker

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    oh yeah, another question :lol:

    do the room have internet access?
     
  10. stunnin

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    Hey Hey Hey....


    I am planning a trip for my crew of of 10 ( 4 boys / 6 gals ) all in our mid twenties who love to party and have a good time... We are an all smiles no drama crowd who usually end up on top of the bar / tables @ the clubs and wanted to get some opinions of the RIU...

    Some are partial to the Oasis / Grand Oasis and others partial to the RIU... We like the style / new feautes of the RIU and figure we can have a good time / start a party anywhere but are also attracted to the party atmosphere of the Oasis/Grand Oasis...

    - HAs anyone been to both?
    - Any strong recomendations
    - Hows the AI package @ RIU
    - How many bars / resturaunts does the RIU have and how late are they open?
    - Can we ask for doubles @ the bar w/ AI & would they allow my Beer Bong down in the pool area?
    - ANy events / shows / activities @ the bar / pool?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  11. Michael F.

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  12. wexdaflex

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    what kind of prices is it to stay there for a week for 4 people? do they allow spring breakers??? i love that idea of AI with bottle despensers in the room, i can see it now with those being refilled everyday!!!!
     
  13. stunnin

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    Wexdaflex..


    I am finding some rates as low as 999.00 including air, transfers, etc from Cali....
     
  14. wexdaflex

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    thats sweet, im not really a fan for all-inclusive because i like explorering on my own to a variety of places but i will deff. keep this in mind in my searches over the next couple of months... keep me informed if it gets even cheaper!!
     
  15. Ben1553

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    Our price is $1200(usd) per person based on double occupancy. for 8 days 7 nights all inclusive. Air, and hotel transfer included (from Balto-Wash.). We booked through a private travel agent using Apple Vacations. We have access to all other Riu resorts in Cancun and included is cover for a few clubs (can't remember which ones, our agent told us). I can't wait leaving in 12 hours (yes I'm on here at 6am) Unfortunately I'm stuck here at work today working overtime. oh well.
     
  16. Ben1553

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    Also....If anyone has stayed in the Annex building recently, I'd like a report. I believe thats the building my room is in. I've heard the rooms are bigger in the Annex.
     
  17. Ben1553

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    Back from Cancun and back to work unfortunately :roll: , Sorry I havent had time to post a trip report yet. I'll say now that my trip was amazing, couldnt have asked for a better resort...service was great, the place was immaculate, and all the people staying at Riu were so friendly.... Already planning a huge trip (about 20 people) for April '06...I'll be back with a trip report in a few days.....

    already missing it.....
     
  18. Sol_Gemma

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    we were thinking about staying at the Riu Cancun next year, can get it for about £1300 for 2 weeks incl flights which is quite good but is it any good for spring break?? we heard theres no atmosphere abd they tell u off for being loud??!?!?! lots of old people?? help
     
  19. Ben1553

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    Myself and about 10-20 other DC area firefighters will be at Riu the first week of April 06 most likely. I cannot wait for my second trip to Cancun. Anyone else staying here this year??
     
  20. Isabelle

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    Me and my friends stayed there March 18-25, 2005 and loved it. Don't think we'll go back, but the reason is that i'd love to check out other resorts. We got a really good deal on-line and left from Halifax. We only paid $1000 taxes included..... for the week. Pretty sweet.
    I have nothing but good things to say about the resort and the staff. I had a really great week and look forward to my next trip.