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Hotel Riu Palace Macao

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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BC Okanagan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2005

We went to the Palace for our honeymoon and it started off fine with an automatic upgrade to a larger suite which included a "dining room" and living room area. The front end staff were very accomodating and there weren't any communication problems. Rooms Fantastic. Cleaning staff did a great job. Very nice and courteous. All you can stomach liquor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2005

My wife, myself and children ages 18 to 24 were at this resort from 8/3 thru 8/8/05. This hotel is by far the nicest place we've been ever!. From Mexico, Hawaii, and thru-out the caribbean there was none nicer. I've read some reviews that talked about the gallon jugs of water and I say who cares! we emptied a couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2005

my wife and i stayed at the riu palace macao from july 22-29. it was a last minute honeymoon trip since our plans to riviera maya were cancelled due to hurricane emily. needless to say our trip to punta cana was enjoyable and relaxing. the beaches, the palm trees and ocean water were picturesque. the service the service at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2005

Just returned from an 6 Golden Apple RIU Palace Macau Vacation. The Hotel in itself is very nice the grounds are also nice. There is no beach service at all! there is no bottled water at all! the food is basicly the same every day. All the meats are fried, fried chicken, fried pork chops, fried beef, fried fish. you... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2005

We have travelled to the Dominican 9 times over the years with 3 kids and often many family members in tow. We have stayed in many areas of the D.R and in many 4+ and 5+* hotels. We have just returned from Club Med, Punta Cana. We have been spoiled by our 2004 trip to the Riu Palace. On our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2005

This was 4th trip to Riu Palace Macao and it was better than our fist visit. We left for the D.R. on July 13th after debating whether or not to cancel due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Emily. Fortunately, Emily went south and the weather was wonderful for the entire week. Hotel rooms have been refurbished and are absolutely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2005

Just the facts. The beach was awesome. The sand was soft with clear blue calm water, after the hurricane passed. The service was excellent. The food was ok. We had to shoo the flys off the food at the buffet at some of the resturants. I did get very sick with food poisoning. The resort was beautiful all in all.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2005

As a previous travel agent and flight attendant I have stayed in all sorts of properties from the U.S., Mexico and Europe. I must admit that not only I, but my husband and my 14 year old daughter are used to staying at the best hotels when we go someplace or we do not go at all. And we don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2005

My husband and I honeymooned at the Palace from 6/27-7/1. Prior to leaving, we read dozens of reviews from other past guests...all I can say is listen to everything positive about this place!!! This place is absolutely beautiful...not perfect, but the natives try their hardest to make it perfect! If this is your first time on a resort, like us,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2005

My wife and I just returned from a weeklong stay at the Riu Palace Macao in Punta Cana. We traveled with another couple and all four of us had an amazing time. We were slightly concerned before leaving about the forecasted weather which showed daily thunderstorms but we only experienced two thunderstorms the entire week and neither lasted for longer... More 

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