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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2007

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana and we had a great time. My boyfriend got a little sick towards the end so I would advise people to be careful with the seafood. Pros- Hotel itself: The hotel is absolutely gorgous. We had our own hot tub on the roof of our room. The place looks... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2007

05/30/07 – 6/4/07 We just came back from our trip to Punta Cana… and it is just beautiful.. Don’t let all the bad reviews confuse you. The hotel is just beautiful and they do make you feel like VIP. I was a little scared from reading the reviews but when I arrive at the Riu Palace I truly fell in... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2007

We went here for our honeymoon, photos looked beautiful. The resort was nice but the staff were HORRIBLE. If you want to be treated like an outsider this is the place to go. The moment we got there we were treated poorly. Not sure why, if we were too young? We are almost 30, newly weds and so excited to... More 

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2007

I just got back from Riu. The hotel is beautiful. Room is nice. I am washing my clothes right now because of the smell. Beach was outstanding and so was the pool. I did think the service was good. I did think they always expected tips all the time, which is annoying. Food was really crappy. I am not fussy... More 

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South Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2007

We stayed at the Riu Palace April 21-24th, 2007 and had a great time! Our group consisted of age range from 27-38. Our rooms were great. Yes, the beds are a little hard but after a day of fun in the sun it's ok. The beaches are absolutely beautiful. You must try a Miami Vice! It is made of 1/2... More 

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VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2007

My husband and went for our vacation May 18-23. We stayed at the hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana. Great service, very clean hotel and excellent food. The beach was just gorgeous and the hotel offers great ammenities. The Spa was excellent!!! I got to go every day to have a massage I eally love it. I will definitely go back... More 

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Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2007

I stayed at this resort for 1 week (from 27May07 until 03Jun07). My initial impression of the resort was really great. I had high expectations since this is a new resort and because of the 6 Golden Apple rating. The minute we got into our room I knew we were in for a long week. The odor was unbelievable. I... More 

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PASTYWAY
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2007

I will start from the very beginning. I booked with Expedia. It’s usually the best price. The only thing was it dint come with transportation to the Resort. Nevertheless the taxi cost $35 for 2 people. It is about a 30 minute drive. The Hotel is beautiful. The decor, the style, the materials; everything is just beautiful. The hotel is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2007

My husband and I recently vacationed at the Riu Palace Resort. The beach/pool were great! The grounds and our room were impeccably clean. The staff was extremely friendly and always very helpful. The beds were a little too hard for our liking however, after a few drinks...who cares? My only disappointment with this resort was the food. I could not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2007

My husband and I along with 4 other friends stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana from 5/18 - 5/25. The Palace is very well appointed and kept very clean. Yes there is a problem with the smell of the rooms. We took along febreeze which seemed to help but the smell is still in our clothes even after washing... 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:
#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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