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Hotel Riu Palace Macao

4.0 of 5 Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2005

We stayed at the RIU Palace Macao in Punta Cana for 4 of our 8 nights in the Dominican Republic. We would have switched hotels sooner, but availability made it impossible. This is a very old property and while they have tried to maintain the general areas, it's age is apparent. This is especially true in the small guest rooms.... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2005

I will write a much more extensive review later. Note: I take 2 sun vacations a year, been to Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Indonesia, Thailand, Africa, Europe; stayed with Club Med, Breezes, Beaches, Bacelo, Sol; stayed at 2 stars and at the Ritz; am a Marriott platinum member - bottom line I travel and stay in hotels extensively. This hotel is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2005

Riu palace macao in punta cana was absolutely breathtaking. It was my first time travelling alone (without parents) and it was really exciting. The ride to the resort was awesome, although at times frightening. When we got to the resort, i had to take a moment to catch my breath because what i saw was just amazing. The porters came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2005

Hola! Just got back from the Riu Palace in Punta Cana. My wife and I stayed there from Oct 31st-Nov7th for our honeymoon. 1) The staff at the front desk were very helpful. Severino, Louis and Widny were very attentive and understanding. Example: We had arranged an excursion through Apple to go to the Isle Saona. We arrived at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace from Oct.24-27,2005. Everything about this vacation was great. The hotel and service were terrific. The food was very good, especially the meal we had at the Carib Grille. We took two fun trips and would highly recommend them. The snorkeling trip in the Marinarium had lovely coral reefs and the young... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2005

We visited the palace Oct 21-28 after being diverted from Playa del Carmen due to the hurricane. It was a last minute booking and we were a little concerned. First the good.... 1. The beach is absolutely beautiful. Smooth sand and warm blue water. If you walked down to other beaches they had more seagrass but this one was breathtaking.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2005

We stayed at the RIU Palace for 4 nights. Word of caution (in case you aren't told) do not just let anyone port your luggage after you get it from the claim area. We were transported to the resort via the Apple Vacations shuttle. During our ride, the travel specialist onboard explained how long it would take to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2005

My husband and i just got back from the riu palace macao. we were there from sept 23-26th and loved it! i must admit i was a bit concerned about going after i read the reviews before going, but luckliy we had a wonderful time. the hotel is beautiful, the air conditioning worked perfect. we had a problem with our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2005

From 23th april till 8th may we went on our honeymoon in Palace Macao. It was perfect!! The food is delishious en I higly recommend the Carabean Grill!! It has an magnificant view at the sea and the beach! We are a couple from Belgium so we have flown 9 houres to get to Punta Cana and it was worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2005

Headed down to the Macao Palace for a wedding party and had a very nice time. From the moment that we arrived we were made to feel very comfortable. The rooms were clean and well kept. On the third floor we had good water pressure and decent water temperature (depending on what part of the day that you wanted to... More 

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Address: Playa 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*
Number of rooms: 364
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