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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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scotland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 hotel reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

Our outbound trip to the Riu Palace was totally ruined by the disorganised arrangements made by our tour operator<thomson holidays>however on arrival at Punta Cana we had to put all that behind us and get on with enjoying our holiday. The driveway up to the hotel.and the entrance/foyer area is very impressive,we were checked in,no problem at all,and our suitcases... More 

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scunthorpe
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

After expressing to friends who were travelling with us how important it was to book a good 4/5 star hotel in the domincan we were very disappointed with the Riu Palace Punta Cana. Having travelled around the caribbean we thought we would try the Riu hotel as the brochure highlighted how grand and impressive this place was. We can honestly... More 

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Miami
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

The Hotel is very beautiful but has many,many flaws. The good things: 1.Super- Friendly Staff 2.Very Beautiful Lobby 3.Good Service 4.Great Beach 5.Big Pool The Bad: 1.They turn off Air Conditioning in the Middle of the night and in the middle of the day. Therefore its very hot usually. 2.Rooms have moldy and humid smell. Sheets and pillows reek from... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2009

Tips: Good Food overall. Of the Gourmet Restaurants Krystal is the one outstanding. I ate preferably in the main restaurant regularly, and avoided the inconvenient lines to get seatings in any other Gourmet Restaurant which were undestandably not a great deal. For luchtime I ate at La Alameda beside the pool with sea view. Perfect Avoid tap water, there is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

Went to Riu Palace after trip to Riu Tequila in Mexico was cancelled, bit apprehensive but was pleasantly suprised, the hotel is beautiful, the beach is just heavenly, the staff excellent, the weather was fine, few days we had rain and one magic thunderstorm. If you want a beach holiday and are happy to stay in the hotel at night,... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

We just returned from the Riu Palace Punta Cana yesterday. We were there for 10 days. When you pull up to the front of the resort you will be very excited. It is so beautiful. When entering the lobby you will be amazed. They obviously put all their time and money constructing this building to be above and beyond gorgeous.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

We just returned from a wonderful week long stay at the Riu Palace Punta Cana and can’t say enough good things about it. This was my first all inclusive trip and my stay here was a perfect one to introduce me to AI vacations! My boyfriend has done a few in the past but said this one was by far... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the RIU Palace for our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. We met some great people from our hometown as well as from all over the world. Here are some things I wish others had posted before I left for vacation and things I observed: 1. Bring your own towel with you! The RIU... More 

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Punta Cana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2009

We had a wonderful experience here. As we began our vacation we decided to dine in Abraham's section of the outdoor dining buffet. As Abraham got to know us, each time he had drinks prepared for us without requesting them. Ahhh the capacanico was sooo good. The buffet was very good and a great variety. But, I would have to... More 

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Louisville, KY
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

Before i get to my review, I just want to say this, everyone has different opinions on everything. My Mona Lisa, might be your 3rd graders finger painting. My point is, what i think is beautiful, is not what you think is beautiful and vice versa. That being said, its all about perspective folks. If you are used to paying... More 

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