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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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Northern Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

Having been to Riu Punta Cana properties several times in the past (Palace Macao 3x and now Palace Punta Cana twice) I will have to say that this recent visit will probably be our last. On the whole, the product that they offer is a good one but it is starting to be a bit shopworn. Clearly, they have cut... More 

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West Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

I honestly can't understand the compalints written by some about this excellent hotel. What do they expect??? I've travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Far East, Africa and North America and I can honestly this hotel is up there with the best of them. I would definitely recomment it to friends and hope to return myself soon. Yes, there is a... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

As people write reviews about this Hotel and others read them, you must remember that each person has their own expectations and things they expect out of a stay at an All Inclusive Resort. I loved it at the Riu Palace. The food was not "American" food, but it was still wonderful. Remember, you should be open minded about trying... More 

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Detroit Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

In reading the mixed reviews of this resort I was a little skeptical about booking our honeymoon at the RIU Palace Punta Cana. What swung my decision to book it was two things, recommendations of friends and the ability to pay for the trip when we arrived rather than in advance (was paying for a wedding, money was real tight).... More 

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north bergen, new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

been to punta cana plenty of times, and we decided to pick the riu b/c of the beautiful pictures...it is a beautiful hotel, well maintained and friendly staff....the grounds are clean and the beach is always beautiful...drinks are great.....one thing that did throw my wife and i off was the food selection...when you reserve at the resturants, you basically get... More 

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Ottawa, Ontaro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

Travelled between January 18 - January 25, 2010 This was our 3rd trip to DR. Hotel Transfers to and from airport, on time, in an air conditioned bus. Skyservice flight on time, book your seats in advance, rows 10 and up are the best. Cost per person $15 each way. Be careful of what you pack. We were underweight when... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

Booked the trip thru AppleVacations with our local travel agent. Had a direct flight from St. Louis to Punta Cana. Getting thru the airport and everything that goes with that was simple. No problems. Check in went smooth at the resort as well. No problems. Overall, this was a great trip. Only minor things I would change if I had... More 

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west yorks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

We stayed here Jan 13th for a week, had a suite with a garden view which was very musty, asked to be moved to one with a pool view but were told none free that day day but would be next so didnt bother, looked at another garden view room but that was just as musty so stayed put. You... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

We had a great time in this hotel! We where here for a week to relax and boy did we! When we booked we where in doubt if we should pick the macao palace or this one. Because they are on the same premises we would advice to pick the palace. The hotel is newer and so are the rooms.... More 

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leeds uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010

My husband & I spent olny 1 week at the Palace hotel as we were on a cruise the first week, From the moment we got to the hotel the service was excellent. We were given a room overlooking the gardens which would have been ok, but we really wanted to be overlooking the fountains and pool. We asked to... More 

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