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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Ont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2007

We stayed in the Rui Palace Punta Cana from the 13th of Oct for one week. It was an amazing place and everything we hoped it would be. We were there for our 20th anniversary (we are in our early 40s). We wanted a somewhat low key beach holiday, but not comatose. We wanted a memorable setting to spend time... More 

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pittsburgh,pa
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

I can not beleive that it is my turn to write a review on the Riu Palace Punta Cana! My new wife and I have been looking at reviews for months since we decided to go there and now we are back. Well, let me give you a little background. My wife has been to Cancun at an all -inclusive,... More 

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Annapolis,MD USA
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

We recently travelled to the Riu Palace Punta Cana. It was the first trip to the D.R. and to the Riu Palace. I had read some of the reviews and had mixed feelings about the hotel. First, I want to say that the hotel is magnificent. Upon entering the Riu complex, the Palace looms before you, a huge white palace.... More 

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england
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2007

riu palace punta cana dominican republic date 14 oct 07 we have just returned from a 2 week vacation here and in our opinion we thought it was A1 plus, The reports I read before I went could have easily put us off but all I can say is that the people who reveiwed this place badly must be very... More 

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surreymaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2007

Clive and Maria 42, 44. England. Having read all the bad reviews I was a little worried going to this hotel as we have stayed in quite a few hotels in the caribbean and have not really had a bad experience.Well this is the best hotel that we have stayed in in the dom rep and we have stayed in... More 

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Norfolk
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2007

Just returned from 2 fantastic weeks at the Riu Palace Punta cana. What a great place. Service was second to none. Food was amazing. Beach Beautiful. Every where was spotless and The Management and staff could not do enough to make your stay memorable.

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Denton, TX
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2007

My husband and I booked our trip with our friends through Funjet and a travel agent, which made everything more seamless as we had to change both our hotel and our airline during our planning. The travel/customs process was seamless. We got our rooms immediately upon checking in. We found most things to be very comparable to our previous experience... More 

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Stanford, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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MI
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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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