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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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  • Sleep Quality
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2007

My Wife and two other couples satyed for a week and truly enjoyed it. We travel every year to Riu resorts and never have a problem. The food was great. I think everyone enjoyed the bufffet. plenty of selection for everyone. If you can't find anything to eat stay home and eat hotdogs! We never were without a drink. Tipping... More 

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Philadelphia, PA.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2007

My boyfriend and I just returned from a 7-day stay at the Riu Palace. To help put this review in perspective, we are in our early 30s and very seasoned travellers, especially of the Caribbean. Things that were amazing: the hotel was simply beautiful (extremely clean and truly a palace!), the entire property was very well-manicured and cared for, and... More 

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toronto
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2007

I would start out by saying I have travelled many places and to enough resorts to let you know that there is always a whiner...This Resort is alot better than what you read before me...you are on vacation if you want it to be like home then stay home...the smell you hear is only present in the evenings when the... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario
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15 helpful votes 15 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
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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
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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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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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