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Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya

Carretera Federal 307, Chetumal Puerto Juarez Km. 311 500, Playa del Secreto, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Hotel Valentin Imperial Maya is the new definition of paradise. Our 5 star Adults-Only (18+) All-Inclusive Resort is located a short 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport in the Riviera Maya.

Set amid lavish gardens on a half-mile-long stretch of white sand beach named Playa Del Secreto (The Secret Beach), this magnificent award-winning resort boasts one of the largest swimming pools in Mexico. The location is ideal as one can easily reach Cancun and the world famous Mayan archaeological sites such as Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza, yet be removed enough to enjoy the casually elegant ambience of Valentin Imperial Maya.

Escape into a world where your every wish is our command. Come indulge yourself....You deserve it!

Valentin Imperial Maya Hotel & Spa is committed to preserve the environment by reducing the consumption of natural resources, promoting among our guests and staff, protection and respect for the environment through good environmental practices.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Valet parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Game room
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Earl I wrote a review 21 Oct
Longmont, Colorado4 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our 4th visit and we were so looking forward to it due to COVID rescheduling. The grounds and our room were great as usual. The staff was attentive but there definitely seemed to be less numbers of them than in the past. This could be a result of COVID. Overall the food was not up to the standards that we have had in the past. Much of the seafood all tasted the same. The Lobster Bisque was not lobster, it was some other type of fish. After a couple of dinners, we stopped ordering seafood because it all tasted like the same fish. I had a ribeye one night that was terrible. It was about 1/4 inch thick and was almost mushy. Our biggest complaint was of the main pool. The music was played much louder than we remember. It was exceptionally bad on our 3rd day when explicit rap/hip hop was played for hours on end. Woman were twerking and showing their bare breasts. And song after song continued to be played which to me says the staff and or the resort are complicit with this type of behavior. If I wanted a strip club atmosphere I would have sought it out in the Hotel Zone or downtown Playa del Carmen. We discussed this issue with customer service and all they could offer was a beach palapa on the day we were leaving. The shine has worn off. We believed this was our forever resort but now feel like we will need to look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2021
1 Helpful vote
vtsledder wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
This resort is the absolute BEST! Their staff has a culture all of its own and treats everyone like royalty. The always over exceed expectations and we never wanted to leave. We have been to Hawaii and the Bahamas and Mexico was our favorite. There is no need to stay anywhere else. We made friends with some of the visitors and the STAFF. MARCOS was our favorite! We are now friends on Facebook. We plan to return in January! MOST AMAZING VACATION TO DATE!
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Date of stay: July 2021
8 Helpful votes
Response from Fernando Can Izquierdo, Guest Services / Front Office at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
Responded 3 Aug 2021
Dear Recent VIRM Guest, Thank you for considering our hotel to be the best place you have ever been at, is has been the kind treatment of our staff members the most valuable pillar where Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya has grown, we will always show to our visitors respect and appreciation for the opportunity to have been chosen as travel destination. Marcos has read your review this morning and our management recognized him as well, keep in touch with us on your return so we can welcome you together to your home away from home. Heartily, your VIRM family.
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Kathy W wrote a review 21 Oct
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Valentin Imperial is a great resort to stay at. I was so impressed with how clean they keep it and the staff is so friendly. It is a beautiful place and they treat you very good. The rooms are big and the bed and pillows are amazing. You have a wide selection of restaurants on site that you can choose from. Covid testing was easy to set up and very fast.
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Date of stay: October 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Fernando Can, Guest Services / Front Office at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Kathy W, We really appreciate the amazing words you have shared in your review, our staff members are glad to hear that their service contributed to make your vacation even more enjoyable. Is wonderful to learn that our rooms accommodations and restaurants were of your complete liking, on your return, do not hesitate to contact us at vim.socialmedia@valentinmaya.com It will be great to assist you prior to arrival. Regards,
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Jay wrote a review 20 Oct
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Had a great 10 day stay at the Valentine for a delayed honeymoon/anniversary, We had a Golden Jr. Suite with a King bed and opted for the privilege package. Our room was huge with 2 TVs and a comfy bed. House keeping/turndown service was great - got some chocolate covered strawberries/cheese plate/other chocolates before bed. Room service was great - there were a few nights we couldn't make it to dinner so this came in handy. Room service was usually a 45 minute to an hour wait so keep that in mind before ordering. The chicken wings lived up to the hype! The restaurant food was great. Our favourite was the Hibachi followed by the Indonesian - we did each twice. Also tried the Mexican, French, and Italian. Italian was our least favourite but the food was still very good. We were in building 6 which was a little far from the restaurants but would call a cart to take us to dinner and would walk home. We set up our Bali bed at the pool for 4 days and the beach for 5. We were surprised by the difference in the temperature as the beach was at least 10 degrees cooler than the pool area. It was quieter too. We spent our afternoons in the Golden pool before getting ready for dinner. We appreciated that there were different "vibes" for different areas. The main pool is clearly the party area of the resort and the afternoons can get quite rowdy, the beach was quiet and relaxing, the golden pool was quiet during the day but would pick up during the afternoon - not to the level of the main pool. We spent our evenings at Don Miguels playing cards - the piano player was great and they've got great drinks and service. Cannot forget the Churro cart - you've got to get them to end your evening. As a cigar smoker I'd advise any other smokers to bring your own. There was a good selection of Cuban cigars in the lounge but they were pricy. $66 for a Montecristo no. 2 and $50 for a Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2. I would recommend the privilege package to anyone that can afford it - the ability to book your bali bed reserves you a spot at the beach or the main pool. But more importantly you can book your restaurant reservations ahead of time - the wait seemed to average anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour for the other guests. Shoutouts: Darvillelo at Mari Tiara was the first waiter we had and would make sure we were seated in his section the remainder of the trip. Great service and was always cracking a joke. Jared and Fransisco are the pool/beach concierge setting up our bali beds - they were able to switch our bed locations on short notice many times and sometimes would have our bed set up even before we arrived. The Imperial Band was jamming. Lorenzo from the GO team was awesome and welcoming - his pool volleyball matches were entertaining (even though he cheated me out of a couple wins lol). Oscar from the privilege lounge was the only employee we had an issue with. He was RUDE during our check in - lectured us over a simple misunderstanding about the mask policy. After our first interaction with him we avoided him at all costs - he quickly earned the nickname of Oscar the Grouch after he had a similar altercation with our friends regarding the alcohol in their rooms.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Building 6 was awesome - close to the pool and the beach.
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Response from Fernando Can, Guest Services / Front Office at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Recent VIM Guests, We really want to thank you for the impressions you have published about your recent stay at our resort; please let us know as soon as you are ready to comeback, our great team will be ready to exceed your expectations again. We have shared your words with the staff members that provided exceptional service and we also have applied corrective measures where necessary. Wishing you all the best,
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andyrudy wrote a review 20 Oct
Framingham, Massachusetts11 contributions17 helpful votes
We just returned from our 4th great trip to the Valentin with another couple. After having tried resorts in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic we returned to the Valentin and will return within the year, why? We love the tropical feel of the resort, buildings are 3 stories and nestled in the beautifully landscaped surroundings. Not a high rise with a lot of cement. Nice rooms with great beds and sheets. The food is the best of all the all-inclusive resorts we have tried (probably 10 in all- Mexico, Jamaica, DR, Bahamas). The thing that continues to impress my husband and I is the staff. The friendly and hard working people here really aim to please. Every service person we encountered had a great attitude- the waitresses working around the pool, bartenders, waiters, bellman etc. and not because they are looking for a tip. (We do tip) You can do as much or as little as you like here. (Yoga, water bikes etc) We spent a lot of time in the main pool, drinks in hand, then wandered down to the beach for a while and hung out at the beach bar for a while after a swim before heading back to the main pool for another drink, lol. The French restaurant was our favorite- we went twice for the filet mignon, although we enjoyed them all. We usually had lunch around the pool, the waitress took our order for the food truck (new) and within minutes we were eating (chicken nachos and steak burritos) it was surprisingly very good. Breakfast at the beach restaurant was so good, great omelettes, french toast and mimosas. If you're thinking of going- just go, you'll thank me later!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Fernando Can, Guest Services / Front Office at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Recent VIM Guests, We really want to thank you for the positive impressions you have published about your recent stay at our resort, rest assured we will always go above and beyond to make of every stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. Please let us know as soon as you are ready to comeback, our great team will be ready to exceed your expectations again. vim.social@valentinmaya.com
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US$247 - US$532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
Which popular attractions are close to Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya?
Nearby attractions include Cirque du Soleil Joyà (1.6 km), Aqua Nick (3.4 km), and Jungala Aqua Experience (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a bidet, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pavo Real by the Sea, Tramonto, and Il Olivo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.