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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Mississauga, Ontario
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2007

My husband and I stayed for 2 weeks at the RIU Palace Punta Cana for our honeymoon & also celebrated my 30th birthday. We had read alot of the reviews before booking, and was quite surprised by all the negative feedback. I do not take those reviews seriously as everyone has different taste in what they like. I have stayed... More 

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St. Louis, MO
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2007

We stayed the week of 5-13-07 to 5-20-07. We have stayed at numerous all-inclusives, so we have alot to compare it to. Check-in went very smoothly. Very pleased with that. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The beach was beautiful, the hotel itself was beautiful, but the rooms had a terrible smell that was absolutely disgusting at times. The swimming... More 

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Mundelein, IL
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2007

This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. The food was horrible but the worst problem was the mold. The hotel was built during the hurricanes and they obviously dry walled right over the wet insullation and lumber. The smell was very strong while staying at the hotel and when I inquired at the front desk they totally... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2007

My family and I (4 of us) went to the Riu Palace Punta Cana the week of May 13 - 20. Overall I can say we had a good time at this resort, but if we were to compare it to other resorts we have stayed at either in Mexico and Domincan Republic, this resort would be in the bottom.... More 

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Mesa, AZ
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2007

I had never been to an all inclusive resort, however I think this was a great place to start and they set the bar high for other resorts! - First, the airport. At the Punta Cana International Airport you will deplane to the humid air and out the runway to a greeting area where you will get a picutre with... More 

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2007

Well my wife and I went to RIU Palace Punta Cana, Dominican Republic last week and we had a great time. The weather was only bad one day but the rest of the time it was scorching hot....! I am well traveled all over the world... I have been to over 50 countries and I have only a couple of... More 

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Winston Salem, NC
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2007

My new husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace for our honeymoon the first week of May. Two years ago we went on vaca to Cancun and stayed at the Cancun Palace, honestly we prefered that over the Riu Palace Punta Cana. Most of what we read on the reviews was true...smelly rooms (we took candles and that was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2007

This was our second stay at RIU Palace Punta Cana. The first time it was my husband and myself, this time we brought our 9yr old and our 11 yr old boys. We all had a wonderful time! We arrived on May 6 and stayed till the 13th. Check in was fast and we soon had a room and went... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2007

We were a group of of 5 girls age 19-25...n it was not exactly the place to stay. But the place itself was beautiful..we had no problem checking in or out. The beds werent the greatest but we were so tired at the nite of the nite that we didnt feel it. The food was only good at the a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2007

Just got home from a 7 day trip to Punta Cana, May 4-11th. This was our second trip to Punta Cana and our first at the Rui Palace Punta Cana. The good and the bad. (there was no ugly). The room was beautiful, the property was very clean, the service was great. (that is the good). The food was ok... 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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