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Hotel Riu Palace Macao

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #30 of 101 hotels in Punta Cana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went on August with my wife, celebrating of first anniversary. We are from Venezuela, Maracaibo. First time in the Dominican Republic. I usually dont do reviews on TA, but I thought I could start with this one. I did a lot of reading before had my mind straight about where to go in the Dominican Republic, and We couldnt... More

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed a week at the RIU Palace Macao in Punta Cana, DR from August 16 to 23, 2014. It is an adults only resort. Weather: Hot, sunny and humid, but there is water close by so swim often, dry off, have a drink and enjoy :) Service: The service is 5/5; tipping a little and smiling... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I just got back from the most amazing trip we have ever had. The Staff goes way beyond your expectations to make sure everything is what you expected and more. Alex, Dorian and the entire crew of entertainment are absolutely amazing. The food is great, the grounds are beautiful with the sand and Palms. Try to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an Adults Only hotel which is absolutely great if you're looking for some quiet time and privacy. Rooms are clean, the staff are friendly and the food was excellent. I wouldn't recommend the a la carte restaurants though (except for the Japanese one where it was really worth going). Food is much better in the main dinner restaurant.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited for our honeymoon. We had a great holiday, the hotel was relatively small and so the grounds were lovely and quiet. We had a top floor room which had a large/tall ceiling. The room was clean and spacious, recently decorated and had an amazing shower room. The food was excellent. Alot of people have complained... More

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Porto, Portugal
14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I liked my stay at palace macau. I upgraded from riu naiboa and this hotel is far, far, FAR better. I just not gave 5 stars because it is... too quiet for me! Naiboa had animation on the pool, but if you want to rest, it is perfect! Recomended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace Macao for three weeks from 25th July -15th August this year, what a beautiful place. There are a chain of five Riu hotels set out around a very large area. The Riu Palace Macao is an Adults only hotel which was very enjoyable for us as we both work in Education... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I visited this hotel in April 2014. The hotel is absolutely stunning. There is plenty of tropical green around the hotel which sits on the edge of the beach. The restaurants in the hotel are absolutely impeccable. The Krystal was our favourite. The buffet is an absolute credit to the Hotel and Riu, there was a massive... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 days, 4 nights with a friend. The food was pretty good, except for the Japanese restaurant (called Kabuki). Steakhouse and Fusion is a must! The buffet food was pretty good too. They definitely know how to cook their fish! Activities were a little lacking, but we were content with switching back and forth from beach to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, this was mine and my wife’s 5th stay in a Riu Hotel in 3 years, not the best we have stayed in, probably the 2nd best though (behind our honeymoon in Mexico ) , please don’t listen to negative reviews - book and you will not regret it! Nothing to do with Hotel but the Dreamliner flight was great,... More

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Address: Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Macao 4*
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Riu Palace Macao Punta Cana
Riu Palace Punta Cana
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Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. Within the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Taino, Riu Naiboa hotels and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu. 3-storey building. Colonial style architecture. Surrounded by 30,000 m2 / 36,000 sq. yards of palm groves alongside the beach. 50 km / 31 miles from Higey. 200 m / 660 ft. from Caribbean Street. 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Int'l. Airport. Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex. ... more   less 
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