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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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Vancouver, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

My fiancé and I were at the Palace Punta Cana from March 23 to 30. I have been to 10+ all inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean (all 4 or 5 stars) – this was probably the nicest. If you are like me, you read the reviews and are probably concerned that your room is going to reek of... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

Checkin: got to hotel at about 11:30 am on a Wednesday for a 4 night stay. Not crowded, friendly, and told us to come back at 1:00 pm when our room would be ready. It was ready when we returned at 1:10. Room: Nice, plenty of space, AC worked fine. I think some people maybe don't realize you need to... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

We stayed at this hotel for our March Break (9 of us and we met friends from Euorpe and form back home) and it is our 5th or 6th time to Punta Cana. We have stayed at different hotels each year. We stayed in this complex 2 years ago at the Riu Bambu and liked it very much as well.... More 

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massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

My friend and I stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana March 13-20th. Trip transfers and customs all went quickly and smoothly. We were greeted at the front desk with cocktails! I don't know if they had alcohol in them but they were delicious! We got to our room quickly with no problems encountered. I thought that the rooms were... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

I had my wedding at this hotel and my guest stayed from March 23-27. I could not have picked a better hotel to have my wedding. I had a large group of 106 and I did not hear one complaint. The staff was EXCELLENT! Amazing service!! Everyone had a great time and I had the wedding of my dreams. I... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

Very enjoyable week with the family. (PLACEHOLDER)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

My wife, I and two other family couples just returned from a fabulous week at the Riu Palace, Punta Cana. Arrived late Saturday evening from Halifax and coming up the lane our first impression of the Riu was how beautiful this hotel looked at night left us in awe for morning when we would see this place in daylight. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

We stayed at the RIU Palace resort in Punta Cana. It was extremely well maintained and the staff could not have been more hospitable. We traveled with several other couples and all were equally impressed. The food was typical Carribean not great but not bad either. They could upgrade the beer. Mostly this resort is a pleasure to be at.

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

The hotel itself is absolutely breath taking. The lobby is georgeous, upon arrival you are greeted with a drink. The entire staff is very professional and friendly. Room service was excellent everyday we had clean sheets and towels and a lovely decoration on our bed with fresh rose petals and a necklace. Since it was my husbands birthday one night... More 

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Richmond Hill, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Rui Palance for a week and it was absolutley wonderful. Airport Arrival: Very friendly people and they directed us quickly to our tour service for the tranfers. Transfers: We got to the resort in @35-40 minutes .. please remeber to bring tip money .. a few dollars would nice. They didn't even ask... More 

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