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Riu Palace Mexico Or Riu Palace Riviera Maya?

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#1 Sarahop81

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    Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:53 AM

    Hi there.

    I will be getting married next year in Playa at a chapel and then having my reception at a beach club.  I am looking at hotels for our us and our guests to stay.  I think I'd like to stay at one of the Rius.  I'm just not sure which one.  I know they recently renovated the RPM.  Has anyone been there recently and had a chance to see both?  Are they both right on the ocean?  I'm not sure if the RPM will be my style. I'd like something with a little Mexican flare.  I want to feel like I'm in Mexico and not New York City.  I also noticed the bathrooms are a little open and not all guests will be couples.  Not sure if they want to shower in front of their friends.  :)    Our travel agent did say that the renovations were great and she liked that one. 


    I'd like to stay at whichever is in the best shape and has better pool/hotel facilities.  I'd appreciate any advice. 



    #2 nattiegams325

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    Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:02 AM

    @Sarahop81 We visited Riu Palace Riviera Maya in February and it was very, very run down. It looked great in pictures and I was so disappointed when we saw it in person. It is right on the beach and you can see the island of Cozumel from the beach. We didn't visit Riu Palace Mexico because the renovations have all the rooms bright purple and I agree with you, the hotel had to have a Mexican flare and RPM didn't seem worth the visit. Hope I don't offend anyone who had their weddings here, just my opinion!

    Edited by nattiegams325, 14 May 2014 - 10:02 AM.

    #3 Sarahop81

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      Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:03 AM

      Thanks for the info.  That's just what I was looking for.  Do you know of any other nice hotels within a 5-10 minute cab ride to playa that would be better?  We're trying to keep price at no more than $300 per night, per couple.

      #4 Pablou

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        Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:11 PM

        I'm staying in riu palace peninsula. In cancun

        #5 michellec

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          Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:57 PM

          Oh my, I haven't done a resort preview but I did stay at other RIU hotels. SO I booked riu palace Riviera maya and now im worried that you say it looks so run down!

          #6 jsparrow10

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          Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:47 AM

          Before I got engaged we already had a trip planned to stay at the Riu Yucatan. We were going to take a day to look at other resorts so I can report back in July! I know so far away, sorry!

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