Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Hotel and Room Tour

Hi It’s Sheri from CruiseTipsTV. Today we
are going to take a look at the beautiful Riu Palace Hotel in one of our favorite cruise
destinations; Cabo San Lucas. When you arrive at the entrance side of the Riu Palace you’re greeted by solemn statue
surrounded by tons of agave plants. On this side of the hotel, you really get the sense
of how expansive this lush hotel is. The ocean side gives you a good idea of why
they call this The Palace. In the center of the giant U shaped complex, you can see the
decorative fountains and garden area. Here’s a quick look at the arch for weddings
right on the beach, and now a different view from the infinity pool. The lobby at the Riu Palace is giant, and
has a very regal feel. The massive size of the area, and
the layout makes you feel as if you’re outdoors. There’s a small market here if you have
the urge for a little onsite shopping. There’s also much art to be appreciated adorning the
lobby. When we checked in, we noticed that the front
desk area has a nice, casual but professional feeling. There’s a beautiful courtyard here, which extends one level below the lobby and opens
up to the sky. The lobby leads to the La Ventana Bar, which
has plenty of seating overlooking the Sea of Cortes. We stayed in room 4041, which is a 4th floor
room on the quiet side of the resort. The room overlooks the gardens, pool and the beautiful
beach. There are two chairs and a handy drying rack on the balcony here. The sitting area holds a large dresser, flat
screen TV and a small sofa bed. This room has one king bed and two side tables, with additional drawer storage. The closet, complete with an iron and the safe and is
here on the left. On the right, there’s the coffee pot and mini bar, with liquor dispensers. The fridge is always fully stocked with beer, soda and water. The bathroom is a nice size, but there is
very little storage, and the toilet is placed awkwardly behind the bathroom door. The fitness center is in a stand-alone building
on the quiet side of the resort, in the same building that houses the spa. Access to the
gym is hidden just to the right of the spa check in desk. Once you’re in you’ll find
nautilus machines and cardio equipment as well as a few mats and exercise balls, but
there are no free weights. The good news about this facility is that
the view is to die for. You can jump on a treadmill and watch whales spouting in the
distance, or people watch on the beach. The not-so-good news is that the equipment
here is in bad shape and some of it is out of service. Even so, hop on a working machine
and take in the view. This is the pool area on the quiet side of
the resort. There’s an almost identical pool area on the other side of the resort,
where you’ll find more organized activity and music. There’s no restaurant poolside
here at the resort, and if you try to smuggle food from the restaurant, changes are the
seagulls will fight you for it. The infinity edge is a popular place congregate
and enjoy your pina colada while staring out at Lands End. The Baja Norte bar serves this
pool and the swim up bar. The bartenders here are always smiling and wont hesitate to customize
your drink if you ask. The swim up bar is a great place to mingle
with other hotel guests and soak up some rays. The Riu Palace really shines when it comes to entertainment,
and restaurants The Mar de Cortes houses the lunch buffet
by day, and the Steakhouse by night. Misaki is the onsite Japanese restaurant.
A little secret for you- this place is open for lunch, and doesn’t seem crowded at all
during lunch hours. If you’re tired of buffet dining, head here for a change. Krystal is the upscale, adults only fusion
restaurant that is open for dinner only. San Jose is an Italian restaurant for lunch
and a Mexican restaurant during dinner hours. El Medano is the large and beautiful buffet
restaurant on the property. It’s chalked full of culinary goodies, and for a buffet
it’s quite good. That’s it for this episode. Check us out
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