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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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panama city
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

The hotel was really beatiful and the beach was great. We also enjoyed the food and had a nice quiet stay. Employees were also great.However, I'll never stay at another Rui. I just find the beds were like sleeping on the floor. I ended up using the cushions on the couch to sleep on after not having two nights of... More 

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Kanata, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

The Riu Palace Punta Cana is quite simply an outstanding resort in nearly every way. What really sets the resort apart is the level of service you receive from every staff member at the resort from the housekeepers all the way up to the management. My wife and I usually stay at only 4 or 5 star properties when traveling;... More 

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

I just returned home from a 6-day stay at the Riu Palace in Punta Cana; I would like to first say that the facilities and grounds were gorgeous and extremely well kept. The detail in all common areas and the hotel rooms were gorgeous and looked amazing. The wait staff was very kind and helpful during our stay. Unfortunately I... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

My family of 4 stayed at the Riu Palace for 7nights during the busiest week, Christmas. We had a wonderful time. Our room had no smell at all, it overlooked the beautiful courtyard. The beds were hard but for 7n I could handle it. The employees were very nice and helpful. They always greeted us with a smile. The food... More 

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2008

I stayed at the palace for a week in September 2007 and I still miss it! The food: Although it is a pain to get up and stand in line for dinner reservations in the morning, it's definitely worth it. Overall the food is good (lunch is repetitive) and I'm a picky vegetarian. My favorite specialty restaurant was the Italian,... More 

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Louisville, KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

Very beautiful property as are most RIUs. Stayed at the Palace Macau twice and the Palace Punta Cana service is not even close. Small things. My family had three rooms. 2 of 3 would get fresh washcloths (facecloths), one wouldn't, even after leaving a tip. Ice machines in the hallway didn't work...not until my son realized on the second day... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

Riu Palace Punta Cana is a magnificent property on one of the world’s best beaches. It has great service, adequate food, and questionable rooms. This vacation took place during Christmas 2007. We had three rooms and friends staying at the Bahia Principe Ambar next door (age 18+ only). Beach (amazing) The Punta Cana beach is amazing. Storms just off the... More 

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NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

We were married in June 2007 at the Riu Palace Punta Cana. We planned our wedding 8 months in advance; the wedding coordinator was very accomodating to all my wedding requests via emails. When I arrived and met with the wedding coordinater, the first thing she asked was..Can you change the date of your wedding; as she had other weddings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

just returned from a family vacation over the christmas holiday and the hotel was a beautiful property. some of the comments were very helpful before we left for our vacation. the grounds are really pretty and it is a very well maintained property. the staff are very friendly and helpful. always with a smile and 'ola'. they are always cleaning... More 

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Roberts, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2007

We arrived the evening of the 12th of December. Where picked up from the airport in a lexus and driven to the resort( Im sure this is not normal but we where the only ones on our plane going to riu palace). The drive to the resort is very interesting,(put your seat belt on) locals are crazy drivers. Check-in: Upon... 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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Also Known As:
Riu Palace Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
Punta Cana Riu Palace
Riu Palace Hotel Punta Cana
Hotel Style:
#39 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#50 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana

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