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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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Wheeling
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2006

This new hotel is just beautiful, the lobby and check in area is just breathtaking. One of the most luxurious that I've seen. Service was great at check in, very fast too. We arrived late, so I was surprised. The room was clean as was the entire resort. The first day we were there it rained so I spent the... More

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Sicklerville, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace from 8/17-8/23. The entrance to the hotel makes it seem as if you are arriving to a palace. It was very nice! The hotel lobby was enclosed and air conditioned, which was very nice. I have never been to a resort in the DR or Mexico where the lobby was air... More

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PA
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2006

Resort was beautiful! However, when requesting a king size bed be prepared to fall down the middle of the split of 2 doubles! Place is clean and most people working there are friendly. The restaurants...ANOTHER STORY! If you would like to eat there at aany other restaurant besides the buffet....You have to wait in line starting at 8:30AM! They start... More

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana from August 13-20 and had a fantastic time. RECEPTION-We were directed to sit in the lounge right off of the main lobby. The gentleman that checked us in explained everything to us about the restaurants, safe key, towel keys etc. ROOM-We booked a standard junior suite and requested a... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2006

Walking in to lobby upon check in my expectations were immediately raised. The decor from the wrought iron to the paintings is exquisite. I am sorry to say the service and amenities were not so. When we checked in their were no towels in our room. Diet Pepsi was rationed like dom perignon to the point of being served in... More

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Virginia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2006

We stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana from 8/6/2006-8/13/2006 and had an absolutely wonderful time. The hotel, beaches, pool, are all beautiful. Meals were fantastic (kudos to an excellent waiter at Don Manuels, Lorenzo!) We were in two junior suites with a door that could be closed from the outside hall which made our rooms connecting. The rooms worked... More

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Indiana
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2006

We just got back. The hotel and grounds were beautiful. The service was not as friendly as at other hotels. The beach was beautiful. In other areas of Punta Cana the beach has a lot more coral and a lot more seaweed. This means, sharp rocks and twigs all over the beach. At the RIU Palace, Punta Cana, the sand... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2006

We travelled to the Riu Palace Punta Cana from 31/07-14/08.Wev'e stayed with the Riu chain b4 in Cancun twice, infact we even married there last year so we thought this would be up to the same standard. (FUR COAT AND NO PANTIES IS ALL WE CAN SAY). Initially we had a 5 hour delay from the UK aswell as lost... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2006

My wife and I stayed from 8/7/6-8/12/6. This was our 1st visits to the DR, 2nd visit to a RIU Palace, and our 7th Caribbean vacation. The trip price was very reasonable. We paid a total of $1816.00 for 6 full days (we arrived early at 9:00am and departed at 8:00pm). Taxi was $28 each way which was a bargain... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2006

The Riu Palace Punta Cana is a beautiful resort, I cannot believe some of the poor reviews this resort is receiving because my family's expreience was great! FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Wow! This is a wonderful new resort with unique architecture unlike anything else in Punta Cana ROOMS: We had the standard junior suite with a courtyard and ocean view. The room... 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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