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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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Stanford, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2007

After months of research, we originally booked the Riu Bambu but they were oversold, so they sent us to the Punta Cana Palace. The hotel is easily the most beautiful we had ever seen. Everything is sparkling clean and perfect - all the time. The food was amazing, the service exemplary and despite what some of the other reviews said,... More 

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Beamsville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2007

My fiance and I stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana from August 31-Sept 7, 2007. We researched our vacation for months before choosing this resort. We read hundreds of reviews on trip advisor and other sites. All we have to say is the Riu Palace Punta Cana lives up to its 5 1/2 star review! Check In We arrived... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2007

Our vacation overall was excellent, the people were so friendly, the food was good, the beds are hard and the rooms are smelly but overall I would recommend it as a travel destination. However, I was married there and although the wedding was wonderful and easy to plan, it has been 5 months and I have yet to receive a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2007

Have just returned from excellent 2 weeks at Riu Palace Punta Cana.Was a little apprehensive after reading reviews but can honestly say we had no complaints.Our rooms were on 3rd floor overlooking pools and Plaza area, no musty smell and spotlessly clean. We found all the staff pleasant and had no problem communicating from reception staff to cleaners, their English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

My husband and I just returned from a week at the Riu Palace. I was very concerned because of the some of the reviews were so so. We had a great time. The rooms are musty and the candle did come in handy. The food is good -- not excellent. Plus side to that is I didn't over eat. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2007

I wanted to write a review as I read the reviews weekly for months before we left for Punta Cana. I did not know what to expect as some were good and some not. Well... I am here to tell you that the Riu Palace Punta Cana was a WONDERFUL place to stay. The beach is the most gorgeous beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2007

This place is absolutely amazing- a beautiful hotel, lovely staff, fabulous food, gorgeous weather, paradise beaches- what more do you want? The hotel itself is so impressive, beautifully designed, huge and so immaculate. The rooms were lovely, loads of room, huge bed, roomy bathroom with double sinks, private terrace and let's not forget the minibar with optics in the room!... More 

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Athens, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2007

I read many of the reviews for this hotel so the bad things that I encountered I was already forewarned to expect. First, I think the hotel is beautiful. I saw many hotels on the island and this is by far the most beautiful. It is very recent, only a year old and everything looks very new. Secondly, I enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2007

This was our fifth time visiting the Dominican Republic. The first time was at Iberostar (which was just okay) and the next three times we stayed at Bahia Principe. Unfortunately, after three years the quality of Bahia Principe went down. But Riu Palace gave us reason to hope again. It's a relatively new hotel. It is beautiful, clean and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2007

visited Riu Palace Punta Cana for our honeymoon 21st july until 7th August. must say we were a bit concerned about going after reading sme of the reviews. and i have just read some of the reviews before leaving this one and cant believe what rubbish some people can say, all i can say is that some people are very... 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
#42 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#49 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana

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