"once is enough"
The service was ok, but in 4 days that we were there we were never able to get a reservation for the restaurants. seems they were booked for 4 days. too many kids running around. they only had the vert very cheap alcohol. nothing top shelf.. i wont be going back to this place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Really enjoyed our stay! Everyone was great, lot's of food, activities, and a great view!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fun for all, big and small"
This was a great resort for my family and I. I travelled with my family and a friend. Everyone enjoyed their stay. The pools and restaurants are great. The service was fantastic. The views were breathtaking. We will definitely go back. Tips for travelling: bring bug spray, get a ground floor room if travelling with a stroller (no elevators), use trans […] Cabo transportation to/from the airport, and have fun! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Family tripGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The food is horable! The Internet is spotty and they charge for it, so that sucks. This is a party hotel if you want peace and quite do not stay by the pool... The service is great, all the people that work at the hotel are really nice. I would not recommend Cabo in August it is STUPID hot! I am actually not a big fan of Mexico, I was in Cancun last […] December at another RIU property and I was just as disappointed wth Mexico... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean resort with cheap liquor and mediocre food.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for Bachelor Parties"
Our bachelor party stayed here and had a great time. Unlimited booze and best of all unlimited Dos XX. There is an adult only pool and you can get food 24hrs a day. I only ate at the buffet, but the fish was excellent and the tacos outside were also good. The rest of the food was OK, but more like hometown buffet. We didnt eat anywhere else, but the […] resort is very friendly to 18-30 somethings trying to party. If you have a family, the Riu Palace is probably a better choice. I wish they had room service, but it was worth the money we paid and the taxis were only $3/person to the night clubs. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Meh was ok"
Over all the staff was excellent it lacked with the up keeping with clean silverware at the buffet. The food wasn't that great, bit disappointing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what I expected"
- Got killed with mosquito bites - Location was not the best - A/C was broken when we got there (102F degree weather) - No pool entertainment for adults - Food was below average - Restaurant availability for late dinners was booked a week prior to out arrival. We were not aware we had to make reservations prior to our arrival. - The Gym was horrible […] 40‰ of the equipment was out of order. No free weights that's ridiculous. -late night entertainment was average and geared towards family entertainment. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
You didn't have a place to comment about the food that was horrible too! Worst all-inclusive I've ever stayed at!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hot Summer Days"
Just returned from my trip to Cabo w/my sister for her 50th! We had a nice relaxing time and are planning on going back - but not to the Rui. The only reason that I would not go back to the Rui is because of the beach location. Good thing we had a car - because we traveled a into town and used the public beach in front of the Hacienda hotel (close to […] "The Office" and "Mango Deck"). When making a trip to a beach town - enjoying the ocean is our main priority. The view is beautiful from the Rui - but it was like a child having an unlimited supply of candy in front of them - but they would choke if they even ate one piece (drown if you entered). Nothing bad to say about the hotel itself (except the shows were just ok) but the beach location is what is the deal breaker for my next trip to Baja! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great time at Riu Santa Fe"
Overall, it's a nice hotel for the price. It's not a 5-star hotel but you can always find something good to eat or drink. It's not that I have low standards but with all-inclusive you have to keep an open mind. This hotel is pretty big yet it doesn't feel like so crowded. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. Staff are friendly and work very […] hard. We always dine at the main buffet for breakfast and dinner, and the selection was big. For lunch, we always got the tacos by the main pool. They were very good. We were always by the infinity pool because of the gorgeous view of Land's End. Family friendly; Different activities going on throughout the day. Staff tries to engage everyone. I went there with my husband, and 9 year old and 15 month old daughters. It was fun and relaxing. We were in Bldg 3 so it was convenient to main dining but a 5 minute walk to the infinity pool. We would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a hotel for younger people. Lots of drinking and partying going on. If that is your thing then it is a great value. If you are into a more upscale vacation then I recommend next door at The PalaceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The best resort in Cabo"
I heard that Riu resorts brought something different. I have to admit with a full daily program from entertainment, shows, sports, competition and much more... The resort made sure to impress me on all types of fun. We didnt need to leave the resort for anything, but of course to experience more of Mexico. If you are looking for all all-inclusive that […] provides variety and fun... this is it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for pool parties"
It was a great stay with entertainers everywhereGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This place is incredible. The staff to visitor ratio is extremely high and you can tell they keep this place well kept. The food at the buffets is incredible. The front 3 pools with 2 swim up bars is a nonstop party from 10am to 6pm while the back pool is more mellow. Easy walking distance along the beach to the jetskis, etc. and all of the beachfront […] bars. Walking to downtown Cabo is no problem via the marina at the end of the beach or cutting through Mango Deck. 5 days was definitely enough time to explore and get sunburned. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach"
Went May 2014 and it was perfect! They have onsite people to organize tours with. Definitely recommend doing that instead of online. We did a city tour and boat ride to the arches. They have activities by the pool during the day that are very fun including a water balloon fight. Awesome views of the arches from the pool by the beach. We never went to […] the other pool because this was just amazing. Food was good. We ate at the buffet, Mexican Restaurant, Italian Restaurant, and Steakhouse. Our favorite was the Mexican but make sure you make reservations as soon as you check in! They fill up quick! The only downfall to the trip, the bed wasn't too comfortable but the room was nice. Overall I would come back again, great vacation! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We spent Memorial Day weekend in Cabo and the Pool Bar was incredible! The Hotel is close to the beach. The exercise facilities were very good!Genuine Expedia guest review
food very disappointing, hotel staff not very attentive or friendly, this was my 3rd time staying here, will not go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
Visisted with 17 others and we had a blast! Definitely recommend this for larger parties.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Was promised an ocean view but got a desert view."
I was very disappointed that I was not informed of the two separate resorts within Riu..... Santa Fe and Palace. Both are vastly different. Palace was much better.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Worst hotel experience of my life!"
Walk up 4 flights of stairs with bags as no elevators. TV & Safe broken. All inclusive is a joke at this place. NO bars open in the day, at night bars so crowded you can't get in. Three days in a row told no restraunts available for dinner reservations as all are full. Only cheap buffet available. Go by Restraunts every nights and most tables empty […] but they won't let you in. This place specializes in ripping you off. Stay away. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
AwesomeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel with great restaurants"
Great hotel, but too many young adults (not Spring vacation time) making noise at 3 a.m. waking us up. Not a place for older adults. Otherwise, the restaurants were excellent and the rooms clean with great service. Again, no elevators for older adults to walk to the third floor! This is an excellent place for young people, all-inclusive and peaceful […] with lots of rooms and space. Older people can find it less peaceful and exhausting. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"First Cabo Trip"
Unlike other tourist sections in Mexico (Playa Del Carmen & Cancun), Cabo appeared middleclass on up- poverty was not obvious in Cabo. Roadways were clean and safe for my family and me to travel with our rental car. Limited excursions unfortunately, not too impressive in what we were able to do beyond sunbath. Stayed at the Riu Hotel line, where we […] could not enjoy swimming in the ocean, as the riptides were too dangerous to attempt. However, the hotel and staff were great; joining the daily activities (water polo, beach and water volleyball) was a blast for my family and I. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"First vacation and our honeymoon at Riu Santa Fe!"
This was our first vacation and honeymoon since we got married! We scored a great 5 day/4 night all inclusive deal through Expedia at Riu Santa Fe. From the moment we arrived at hotel til the last second spent on the property was memorable! We got checked in right away the grounds were so beautiful and our room was nice! We didn't get oceanview but […] we were in Building 7 which is closest to the ocean! The food was decent. We did wake up each morning at 7 am to make reservations for the nice restaurants but had a little too much fun that we missed most of them lol! We did have to call downstairs a few times to have our minibar restocked but they were at the door in no time! Don't sleep with your slider open and keep it closed at all times to keep those annoying mosquitos out! Also the A/C will only work if your slider is SHUT! We met so many great people during our stay and we will definitely be back next year! Oh yea and be sure to keep your towel card or towels upon checkout they tried to charge $20 per card if it's not returned! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"NICE HOTEL NEAR THE BEACH"
BEAUTIFUL PART OF MEXICO. WEATHER WAS AWESOME AND THE LOCALS WERE KIND AND CONSIDERATE.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for meeting new people and having pool time"
I needed a vacation and couldn't find anyone to go, so I went here solo. I came prepared with a huge stack of books and magazines to keep me entertained—and never read the whole time. From the first night, I met new people and spent the whole weekend making friends and hanging around the pool. If you're looking for an easy time in the sun with friendly […] people, this is for you. I was worried about all the crazy reviews about hard-core partiers, but I didn't have that experience. Just people having a good time. On the upside, you may actually lose weight because the food is atrocious. I had a really tough time finding anything to choke down just to fill the void. And you'll probably never want to see a Dos Equis again, because that's the only beer there is. Nevertheless, I still had a great time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice rooms"
The rooms where kept very clean and always nice and cool on hot days. Had everything we needed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great bargin for all inclusive nice beach hotel"
We traveled for a family wedding. Thought the hotel staff did a very below average job of planning activities and communication for our group of 52 hotel guests. No one bothered to create a contact or room list for the people in our group and no one informed us of upcoming group meals. Lupita was abrasive and dictatorial in handling the actual wedding […] ceremony. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Third time and still didn't let us down!! The staff is wonderful...every single person that assisted us in some way! Beautiful resort, clean, relaxing and nearby to everything else cabo has to offer off the resort. We will be going back asap!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel with plenty to do"
I enjoyed building 7s location!!! It's right close to the beach. And the view is amazingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love the Riu Sante Fe!"
This place has everything! I've stayed in only a few all inclusive hotels and this one has been my favorite so far. Great staff. Excellent service. Pretty good food too. Loved the Italian restaurant.Genuine Expedia guest review
Was a great hotel. We were on our honeymoon but we went during college graduation so it was just a hook up festival at the pool. If thats what you are looking for, you don't need to leave the resort. If you are honeymooning, go on excursions and walk down the beach to the marina. Watch out for the local vendors. Unless you want something they have just […] ignore them and keep walking. Lots of cool restaurants and bars on the way to the marina. Buy pesos before you go. Right now the exchange rate is better in the US. You will definitely enjoy your stay. Have fun. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing staff, beautiful hotel"
This hotel exceeded my expectations. I cannot even begin to describe how friendly the staff is. They greet you with margaritas when you arrive for check in. They do literally anything it takes to please you. The view is absolutely wonderful. The pools are clean and the view is even better in person than in the photos. The alcoholic beverages are delicious […] but not very strong, so you have to drink a ton to get drunk. The food is good except in one of te restaurant by the pool. There is lots to do here. There are bars and fun stuff to do like jetskiing, parasailing, etc. I lost my iphone 5S one night and didn't realiE it until the morning. I was certain somebody had already taken it. One of the staff members found it and returned it to the lost and found. I couldnt believe it. The people here are just awesome. I would recommend tbis hotel to anyone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location ok food"
We had a huge problem with mosquito'a in our room, so bring stuff for that!!! Staff was great, food was just ok buffet food. Wifi connection was only 90 mins every 24 hours and very slow. Purchased wifi doesn't work in room. Hotel charges too much for events, go downtown to purchase any water events. Other than that a fun hotel!Genuine Expedia guest review
"LOVE ITTTTTT :)"
Best resort ever!!! Love everything about it!!! Will stay there next time :) Precious place, lovely people, good service, delicious food,everything was fantastic!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a great time at the Riu, the staff is really friendly, the resort is niece and clean. I would came back. Love the all included, there is something to eat all day, the food is not the best, but you always find something that you like, for me breakfast was the best. The only thing that I didn't like, as the same as other reviews complain, is the […] noise, I was there on May on the weekend of mother day and stayed at building 5, I did like the location, but on the last night some young people check in on the room in front of our room, and they were partying all night screaming on the hall ways and singing, couldn't sleep, I wish they would pay more attention to that and kind separate family from the young people that are there to party, since they have a big resort and 7 buildings. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean and lots of fun!"
We enjoyed everything about the hotel! It was clean, fun, and the staff was great! The emtertainment overall was good and the restaurants offered a variety of food in the buffets. Restaurants that required a reservation were somewhat limited on menu items.Genuine Expedia guest review
You have to take the good with the bad, but it was pretty much what I expected.Genuine Expedia guest review
Met or exceeded all or our expectations. Very friendly staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel right on the beach"
The rooms were clean and nice. All the pools were clean and nice. The view from the pools was awesome. The food was also good. Would go back again!Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was nice. The snack bar, which is open 24 hours is not that great. The food in there was horrible. The hamburgers are questionable. Other then that, the hotel was nice. It was a fun experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Okay hotel for budget minded party goers"
The hotel from first impression was good...cocktail upon arrival...grounds where well maintained. This resort includes 7 buildings offering garden view to ocean view rooms...only one of these buildings has an elevator (ocean view building). The bed was very uncomfortable and the linens on the bed consisted of a thin white sheet and a dingy brown bed […] spread. The bathroom has no fan....so good luck airing out any smells or steam from your shower. The partying goes on all night...and the walls in the building are paper thin....drunk people screaming in the halls until morning....even loud music was going until after 2am. The pool closest to the beach was the party pool. It was chaotic and loud....nothing relaxing going on here....they have events going on constantly like pool aerobics and this guy (staff member) went around trying to get ladies to participate...he would say come join...and when they declined he berated them by telling them they were out of shape and that they needed to do something about their weight....so rude! Go to the pool in the back...more relaxing! The internet was terrible...only available in the lobby in some spots..you also only get 90 minutes per 24 hours. The food was ok....ate at the Asian, Italian and steak house...nothing great. I would rate this hotel a 3 star at best. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent service, very nicely surprised"
The hotel was very nice. The grounds are in excellent condition and very nicely kept. Service and staff was great. Very hardworking people and very friendly. We will definitely come here again:)Genuine Expedia guest review
"A for effort"
The hotel staff was very nice and we received good service during our stay at RIU Santa Fe.Genuine Expedia guest review
My friends and I came for a 4-day weekend trip. The buffet food was good. The restaurants were just ok. The biggest issue we had was with the choice of alcohol. It's all inclusive, great, but the alcohol was so cheap we couldn't really drink because it tasted so bad. If there was at least an option to upgrade to premium alcohols, the trip would've been […] perfect. Instead we had to go into town to drink, and the prices there were like Vegas! One round was $23 for two drinks. I suggest staying at the Riu without the inclusive option and bringing your own alcohol. The room was nice and close to the beach. Great guacamole! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel by the beach."
This hotel has very beautiful landscaping. The grounds are very clean and well manicured. All hotel staff is very courteous and polite. The buffet food is average with very good specialty restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great place we would recommend a great location"
we had a very nice time at the riu .Santa Fe it's a great place to stayGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent time will go back"
Excellent hotel friendly stuff and food was good tooGenuine Expedia guest review
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