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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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new jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

If your looking for beautiful beaches, warm friendly people,excellent food....can't say enough good things. Already made plans to go back in July..

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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

Just returned from a 5 night stay at the Riu Palace Punta Cana. My wife and I went with another couple and our 17 years old sons. We booked this only a couple of weeks prior to the trip after another trip was cancelled at the last minute. I've come to trust and rely on Tripadvisor for most of my... More 

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new jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2009

Ok... so we just came back...Literally off the plane 10 hours ago. So you get the idea how strongly I felt a need to write this review. My wife's a teacher so this was her spring break trip. We have traveled the Carribean often enough to do the comparisons. We did the research and saw the hotel and was totally... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

My husband and I came here on our honeymoon in the end of March 2009. And we really did have a fantastic time. THE GROUNDS: Gorgeous grounds and hotel. Nice clean rooms. 1 huge pool at the perfect water temperature that was connected to a smaller one and a swim up bar. Plenty of pool chairs to lounge on for... More 

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2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2009

I spent my honeymoon at this resort and it was the best hotel ever. Both my husband and I are picky with food, and we lovedddddddddddddd the food. All resturants were great including the buffet with large variety and options. The hotel is beautiful inside and out and the pool is nice, its not that big but its perfect. They... More 

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N Falmouth, MA
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

We spent 5 nights at the RIU Palace and have mixed emotions about the experience. The hotel is truly beautiful. The entrance way and lobby are gorgeous. We had reserved a Jacuzzi suite. The room was beautiful. The marble bathroom is huge with a large jetted tub surrounded by pillars, double sinks, separate toilet area with bidet and a glass... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
20 reviews 20 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

This was our fourth vacation as guest of a Riu Resort. We found the Riu Resorts on internet five years ago and couldn't be happier. We first stayed at Riu Palace in the Bahamas. Following year Riu Palace Macao, DR (Riu Palace Dominican Republic was being built at this time) Last year we stayed at Riu Palace Aruba. This anniversary... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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14 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

My Wife and I just returned from 6 nights at the RIU Palace Punta Cana. I won’t bore you with a long winded response just the facts as I would lie to see them in review: Arrival – Great First impression as you drive up. Lobby area is very spacious and ornate. Front Desk – Not the best experience I... More 

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Edmonton Alberta
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2009

My wife and I just returned from a two week vacation at this Hotel. Overall we liked the Hotel. The building is beautiful (definately 5 Star), Rooms very fairly nice and overall we found the complex well kept (It should be it's only 3 years old) The other 4 RIU hotels that are part of this huge complex are not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

**this is a copy of the letter that we sent to the CEO of RIU 2 weeks ago with no reply, so we have decided to post it on tripadvisor...please do not go here!!** My wife and I have recently returned from a 1-week All-Inclusive vacation at your Riu Palace Punta Cana Resort (February 12-19th, 2009). We regretfully have to... More 

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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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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Also Known As:
Riu Palace Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
Punta Cana Riu Palace
Riu Palace Hotel Punta Cana
Hotel Style:
#39 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#50 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana

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