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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

Rooms ok, food pretty dull even in the specialty restaurants (Krystal is the best but not brilliant), I suspect that there are seriously better places in the area

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

This was my wife and I first all-inclusive. We usually cruise in the spring but freinds of ours talked us into going her instead. Boy was thas a great choice. First of all, the resort is awesome. Clean and beautiful! Service was incedible. One example, We had just arrived to the resort, went to our room. I used the bathroom... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We stayed there from April 22-April 29th. We have been going to Rivera Maya for years but decided to change it up a bit and try Punta Cana. I have to say that the hotel itself was amazing along with the beach and the bars etc. The only thing I did not like was the restaurant food. I feel that... More 

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Colonial Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

This is a very pretty hotel on the outskirts of Punta Cana. This was my first stay at an all inclusive property, and I found it interesting. I am still trying to figure out how they make money. The hotel is truly all inclusive. Everything is free including the minibar in the room which actually has a full service bar... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

I went to the Riu Palace Punta Cana the week of April 23. I read a lot of the negative reviews on TripAdvisor leading up to my departure, so I think prior to arriving I was a little hesitant. Fortunately, I did not have any of the negative experiences that I read. - The food was not bad! I am... More 

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

Ignore the negative reviews. We had a wonderful time on our vacation staying at the Riu Palace. The beach is beautiful. Every all inclusive I have ever stayed at it is always hard finding a chair at the beach or pool. Not this hotel. There was plenty of room for all. The employees were so friendly and the service was... More 

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Harrison, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

I would have given this place 5stars if the food was even of 4 star quality. There just never seemed to be consistency in the food you're served. The buffet was good and would highly recommend it above the altagracia to eat during the day. It all depends on what you order in which restaurant. The salad bar at the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

It has been a while since I stayed at the Riu Palace but after reading some of the reviews about the hotel/service I thought I would write a review to show people it's not a bad hotel! I was there for 2 weeks in August 2010 for my honeymoon and I don't regret it one bit! I saw some negative... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

Hola, I stayed at this resort with a couple of friends April, 2011 for my 30th Birthday and could not have had a better time!!! The service was all around great. The staff were all extra friendly they even brought us mimosas every morning for breakfast and brought us a cake for my birthday and had the whole crew come... More 

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Birdsboro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

I was so unimpressed with food at this resort. Have staying at all inclusives before, this was by far the worst for food. I don't expect the best when at all inclusive, but this was so not worth the price you paid to stay here. Also - the rooms smell extremely musty and damp. Everything we took on vacation needed... More 

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