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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

4.0 of 5 Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Philadelphia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2007

My family of 5 had a great time at this resort. My wife and I loved the beautiful beaches and the swimming pool. The food was adequate and plentiful. It wasn't great but what do you expect from an all inclusive? The drinks were good. Plenty of liquor everywhere including your room. Wine was terrible as was the champagne. Gym... More

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2007

Very good place but Paradisus is better. Got ripped off at Don Miguel cigar factory, a place to avoid.

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ELLIOT LAKE
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2007

The Riu Palace was just that . We have stayed at many Riu hotels and have been very pleased with each one we have stayed at . This was the best .Yes in our room on a rare occasion there was a smell , we read other reviews and took a scented candle I did light it a few times... More

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Virginia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2007

My boyfriend (32) and I (23) stayed at the Riu Palace over Spring Break this year (March 30 - April 6). Despite mixed reviews, we had a wonderful time!!! Booking through Orbitz was easy and the check-in at the hotel was fine. Our room was ready when we arrived at the hotel (2:00) even though it wasn't supposed to be... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2007

We had one interesting vacation....I was on spring break with my friend, and we wanted to go someone this year without all the spring break crowds. So what better place to go than the DR. Anyways....we knew by booking this place that it was going to be a subdued environment. I had gone to the Dominican last year in March... More

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montreal, quebec, canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2007

Just came back from a dream vacation. Everything was excellent from beginning to end. here are the features Hotel: Very nice, luxury hotel with beautiful grounds room: Very large (had a king bed) and nice view (room 2133). Though there is a little odor (humidity) that might byg you the first 5 minutes, afterthat, you get use to it food:... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2007

The water in the room is not potable which was my biggest concern, many in my travel group were ill during or after the trip. The food although plenty seemed to be recycled with one nights dinner showing up in salads on the buffet the next night. The specialty restaurants were poor and just a advertising ploy. The pool was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2007

Let me start by saying we stayed at RIU Palace in Cancun last year. Punta Cana resort is larger, larger is not always better. We arrived and were not given the room we paid for because the NE storm caused people to stay later and our room was not vacated. Hotel staff called us the next day to move us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2007

We have just returned from a week in the Dominican Republic at the Riu Palace Punta Cana. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, and the staff friendly and attentive. We booked a suite and had requested oceanfront. Upon arrival, we were told that there were none available. After some persistence on my part, the manager miraculously came up with one. It... More

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Cleveland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2007

Cons: The food is terrible. They cook everything with no seasoning. The meat is over cooked and what they consider a filet of beef really looks like salisbury steak. We tried the speciality restaurants and disliked both that we tried (Italian and Gourmet). We ended up eating at the buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is the best meal.... More

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Address: Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana 4*
Number of rooms: 612
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Punta Cana Riu Palace
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