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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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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2007

I just got back on the 17th from a great 6-day stay at the Riu Palace Punta Cana. I thoroughly read reviews written in the last year and found good and bad ones, which I think was true of any of the hotels in Punta Cana I researched. I went to this Riu because my co-worker had been there and... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2007

Don't go to a Spanish speaking country if you want English, GO TO VEGAS OR THE KEYS! Oh I forgot , they do speak spanish int he keys too. Maybe you should just stick to Vegas if you want English. Oh I forgot again, America speaks all kinds of languages Miss Travel Queen.

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Ontario
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2007

Our family recently returned from a 1 week stay at the Riu Palace Punta Cana and had a lovely, relaxing holiday. The resort and beach were truly beautiful. We were fortunate to have incredible weather which meant nonstop sunshine and 90 degrees or more every day. It is an ideal place to either do nothing but read and relax on... More 

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Atlantic City, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2007

I just returned from a 6 day stay at the Riu Palace Punta Cana. Let me begin by saying that I am in the Travel Industry, and I am an experienced traveler. The Punta Cana airport is lovely. Thatched roof, beautiful grounds (yes at the airport), and easy baggage handling. The ride from the airport to the hotel (our transfers... More 

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chicago
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2007

We just returned from a 10 day stay for our honeymoon. We have to say that it was absolutely wonderful. The food was wonderful, the service was friendly, and the pools and grounds were kept very clean. We highly recommend the french(gourmet) and brazlian restaurants, but be sure to make your reservations. We also enjoyed making reservations on the beach... More 

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boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2007

We stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana from April 5th-10th. Here is a rating from a 27yr old married couple.. 1.) Weather amazing.. Hot by the pool, pleasant on the beach. Rating 9/10 2.) Service awesome.. Very friendly staff.. Rating 9/10 3.) Rooms... Average.. Good mini-fridge, cannot drink the water.. Leave a few dollars a day and the maids... More 

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New Jersey
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2007

We just returned from a one week stay at the Riu Palace. Having read all the reviews on this site prior to going, we were very well prepared. We actually found most of the reviews to be very accurate. So, here is our take on the good and bad (and we are VERY discriminating travelers, having stayed in many legit... More 

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Philadelphia
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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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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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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
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#38 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#42 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana

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