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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

4.0 of 5 Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My overall rating for this hotel will be as follows. Grounds/Facilities-4 stars, Food-2 Stars, Staff-2.5 stars. This hotel is confusing. It has the potential to be a wonderful place to stay…..however it fails in places that counts. The facilities: The facilities are gorgeous and the beach…….awesome! I loved my room, it was spacious and I was comfortable every day. I... More

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Maumee, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was afraid to see this resort after some of the terrible reviews it got, I am so happy that we didn't let them scare us away! Just got back from a 7 day vacation and enjoyed every minute of it! Food was as good or better than other all inclusive resorts in the same price range. Staff bent over... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for a 3 day trip to a wedding. Resort was huge, pretty, updated rooms. Rooms were large, clean, and came fully stocked with alcohol. Food was subpar...nothing really to write home about. The snacks that were in the all inclusive consisted or stale nacho chips and old cheese. Beautiful beach, but I wouldn't do this resort again. Oh you... More

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this hotel, which is one of five hotels linked by a path along the beachfront four times and always enjoyed the experience.It is a little tired but it's sweeping gardens with fountains and a main central square give a feeling of space and relaxing quietness.The food is fairly good and the speciality restaurants give you a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT RIU PALACE RESORTS IN ONE LARGE AREA. This is why reviews vary. Riu palace bavaro and riu punta cana are the 2 best.THIS IS A REVIEW OF RIU PUNTACANA. I went first week of sep (second visit to Dominican Republic in the last year). Weather showed 70% chance rain the entire week. Only rained once during... More

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Mpls, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riu is an awesome brand we also stayed in Jamaica and Cancun at a Riu In Punta Cana they have 5 hotels that are within walking distance of each other and the amenities are reciprocal to each lower brand. We stayed at the mid level there were 2 hotels above our level one was an adults only that was really... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Riu palace hotel is a lovely place to stay, this was my second time visiting the staff were just as friendly as the first time. I would however like to warn any females going to this hotel to be careful of the men in the animation team, they are very friendly but they want your money, they will ask... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time in Punta Cana. I stayed here for 5 days for a wedding. We were a party of about 20. Check in was smooth and quick, we were provided with actual keys for our room and lock safe. Room: we had a junior suite. The AC was on upon arrival which was wonderful. The room had... More

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Middletown, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and sister went last week for a ladies getaway...the first room was way too musty so Franklin at the front desk moved us to a different room with a smile on his face--really, everyone at the resort aimed to please, It was such a pleasure to be accommodated so easily and pleasantly! Main buffet was our favorite for... More

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was a little older, but nice and clean. Staff was very nice and developed a professional relationship with their guest. Language was a small barrier. Most knew a little English. Drinks were wonderful with a variety of food. Had a little trouble with time and how long each excursion would take and how long you would actually be gone.... 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 Punta Cana 4*
Number of rooms: 612
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