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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2006

We stayed 7 nights at this resort. Our 15 month daughter Amelia came with us and overall it was a good trip. The people here adored babies. Even the staff who didn't wait for us came and play with her whereever we went. There are a few other families with young kids, and they seemed to enjoy themselves too. When... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2006

We recently returned from a two week stay at the RIU Palace. This was our first time staying at a RIU Resort. It is as beautiful as everyone says and by outward appearance, it is the five star resort advertised in the literature. Regarding the food. Considering our many other experiences at all-inclusives (including several cruises), we felt the food... More 

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2006

Since I have been reading these reviews for the last 3 months I feel it only right to help out as well. I was looking to get married at the palace and after spending only 2 days there, I am cancelling the booking. Check in was painless. The room was't ready but they had bell service get us from the... More 

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MEMPHIS - ELVISVILLE USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2006

Just returned from a week and the new Riu Palace Punta Cana. As many reviewers so far have said, this hotel is truly a "palace" and is the most beautifully designed, laid out and landscaped place we have ever seen. Words alone can not do it complete justice, as it simply inspires awe from the moment you arrive until the... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2006

After reading many many reviews, I decided to plan our family reunion at the Riu Palace. I personally am not a fan of all-inclusive places (we went to one in Cancun several years ago and it was all about quantity over quality) and it was only after much arm-twisting from other members of our extended family that I settled on... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2006

My new wife and I just got back from our Honeymoon at the RIU. The Grounds: Beautiful, i have traveled a ton over thepast ten years and this is probably one of the nicer resorts i have ever been to. The Room: Again very nicely decorated with more than adaquate space, however as with most places ouside the US it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2006

This was our first Riu Resort and probably our last!! Sadly this resort was beautiful and the grounds very well maintained. The problem seems to be totally management issues. The staff is eager to please but not well trained and have no information available to them to give to guests. This creates a totally frustrating experience that is non ending.... More 

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Hamilton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2006

We are a couple in our 50's and frequent travellers. This is wonderful hotel complex and we never left it in the week we were there. I agree with most of the positive comments made by other reviewers. Problems. We stayed in room 2031. The room smelled of mold and mildew every time we entered the room. After a few... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2006

My wife and I spent Oct. 18-25th at the Riu Palace Punta Cana for our wedding/honeymoon. Both of our families spent the week there with us. We chose the Palace for the value and were not disappointed. Check-in and check-out were smooth and quick. The hotel and grounds are kept very clean. We had the upgraded room (0043). It was... More 

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2006

Dominican Republic: Riu Palace Punta Cana Date: november 12,2006 My spouse and i recently returned from the above location after visiting for a week on our honeymoon. We had a wonderful time and just enjoyed all of the amenities. The staff was excellent and the food was great. However, there should be certain sections in these restaurants designated to the... More 

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