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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

Well first of all before leaving (we booked thru sears in moncton) they haad a travel show there....so we went in to brouse the all inclusuve ones........we were met by a Val who represented herself as a trip advisor for sunquest..........so anyhow we ended booking at the Riu Palace on her word that all the stories we read on here... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

I will go ahead and sum it up with a few words to describe Riu Palace Punta Cana ... Simply WONDERFUL !!! From great services, to great food... great ambiance... ooh, did i forget to mention the ladies and gentleman that were dedicated to make our stay a memorable one?? Dont forget these following names, RAUL in the buffet restaurant,... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

The Riu Palace Punta Cana is an amazing place to visit. Me and my husband went there for our late honeymoon. We were a little nervous given the not so good reviews we read upon leaving. Much to our surprise, there was not a bad thing about this place. The service from the moment we got there was excellent. The... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

We stayed at the RIU Palace Punta Cana from March 11-March 20 2010. We had pre-arranged transfer from airport to hotel which worked out very well. Once at the hotel our rooms were ready and we went directly to our room. The room was musty and damp. The air conditioning just didn't work well. We requested a different room and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

Just returned from a week at the hotel. after having read previous reviews, we were a bit sceptical about a few things, the smell in the rooms, the problems having to tip all the staff etc. We need not have worried because everything was fantastic. The hotel itself is amazing, the reception and main bar area are absolutely beautiful. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

I am a very big fan of "IBEROSTAR RESORTS" Five stars...and love the caribbean. I am a very simple guy but when is about selecting my vacations spot.. I don't look on the 3 stars resorts. WHY??... Location, food and services... The Riu Palace Punta Cana to me have everything you need during your vacations. When you go there why... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

The hotel has bizarre architecture for an island. The Riu Bambu next door was appropriate and one of the best lobbies I have seen. The mustiness is due to the high humidity. The A/C worked great in our room but, even with dry clothes-- going home everything in our suitcase was slightly damp and smelly by the time we were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2010

Let me start off with positive: beautiful beaches, chairs, palm trees, blue water. We could have stayed on beach forever. The pool was great, clean, nice bartenders at pool bar. The grounds were well kept, pretty structure. Got the best tan ever in 4 days, careful of those overcast skys, I tan easily. Loved the walking path to other RUI's,... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

Before our trip I would read reviews every night. I was beginning to get a bit concerned about all the negative reviews. My wife and I have just returned, and the only thing we could find to complain about is how fast a week can go. For any one who is preparing to go in the near future do not... More 

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Joliet, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

We loved our weeklong stay at the Riu Palace resort. We honeymooned here and were so sad when we had to leave. The food was fantastic. We liked the buffet better than the theme restaurants. You had to wait in line each morning to book reservations at the restaurants. They were fun to try, but the buffet was outstanding too.... More 

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