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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I just returned from a seven day stay. First time in the Caribbean. This place did not disappoint. The resort was beautiful. The staff was excellent as was our room. The food was great. Men need to wear slacks for dinner at most restaurants. We would definitely return to this resort.

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Anasco, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited two years ago and had an amazing eperience. The hotel is really pretty, the rooms are comfortable and very good looking. The decorations are very modern and also the installations. The pools are amazing and the food and drinks are exquisite. It has two buffet restaurants and like 5 dinner restaurants which need prior reservation but are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the first time in my life I decided to take a vacation on my own for a few days. I flew into Punta Cana on a Wednesday and left on Sunday and the Riu Palace Bavaro was the perfect place to do it. I have stayed at the RIU Palace in Costa Rica so I was familiar with the... More 

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Long Island
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a Mother/Daughter getaway. The hotel is beautiful, as are the grounds. We loved the food. Buffets have enough choices for everyone. The Geisha (Japanese) restaurant was very good. The Krystal Fusion restaurant was outstanding. Service in the specialty restaurants were great. However, service at the buffets was lacking. We continuously had to get up to find someone... More 

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Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It all started when we didn't get the room we were supposed to. When we asked them to change our room they said they were full. We had an issue with our safe, when we called they said someone would be there in the morning, well my wife needed her medication that night. The grounds were very well kept and... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very clean ,a really high standard of food in all the restaurants.the entertainment was also very good every night .We went on two trips snorkeling which we also enjoyed and the trips were explained in detail by Felix before we went on them. Our main reason for going was that our son and his fiancee were getting married on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got back from our week-long trip for a wedding. The beach was beautiful and clean with plenty of shade from the palm trees if you wanted to get out of the sun. There were always lounge chairs available (PS: Grab the tan ones...the blue and green ones were terrible at reclining.). I didn't find the people selling their... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not very impressed with this hotel. I will try to make this short. Grounds of the hotel - clean, well kept, beautiful gardens, pool area was okay. Staff - most staff was friendly and helpful, some of the staff at the buffet were not very quick to respond to your requests, and often you had to ask for... More 

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Watton, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from 5 nights in the VIP area of the resort, and it was well worth the extra money. We had an ocean front room with a whirlpool tub on the balcony and the view alone was worth it! The entire resort is clean and well maintained and all of the employees were helpful and friendly. We speak... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This truly is a fabulous resort. We travelled Apr 12 - 19/15 with our teenage children. We all had a great time and thought the resort was fun. I have no idea how people come up with complaints. Beach - yes, it may have been rough at times, but I have seen worse in the Caribbean. Towards the end of... More 

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