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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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syracuse,ny
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2007

Just returned from our vacation at the RIU-Palace, Punta Cana. Having read all of the various reviews on Tripadvisor, we really did not know what to expect when we got there. Now that we are back, I want to try to give an honest review in the hopes that it will help others who are considering a visit to the... More 

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2007

My husband and I just returned from our vacation at the Riu Place in Punta Canta. The weather was great. Lobby is beautiful. If you have already booked a room - try to get the rooms facing the pool or the water fountains. They gave us a room in the back which did not have a nice view at all.... More 

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san diego.california
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2007

The Riu Palace was absolutely wonderful. We were very skeptical after reading so many bad reviews, we didn't know what to expect. But our experience was great. We have been traveling for 25 years.I am not a beach person. I prefer Europe; its gourmet restaurants and museums. So, being in the Dominican Republic, a third world country, was quite a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2007

My husband and I spent February 9-16 at the Riu Palace Punta Cana. It is a beautiful resort, on the prettiest beach I have ever seen. Check-in was easy and quick, with front desk staff who spoke excellent English. Our bags were delivered to our room within minutes. The rooms are very clean and maid service was very good, twice... More 

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Perryville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2007

I am a travel agent who traveled with a group of 16 friends to Riu Palace Punta Cana in February 2007 for two weeks. Some of the group stayed two weeks, others were there for 9 and 7 day vacations. The age range of the group is 40-66 years of age. I am speaking for the whole group as I... More 

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Madison, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2007

Vacationed in Punta Cana 2/9/07 - 2/16/07. We were originally booked to stay at the Riu Bambu, but upon our arrival to the hotel bus, found that we were bumped, due to over booking, to the Palace Punta Cana. (Not a bad upgrade!) The place is beautiful and the staff was wonderful! The only "problem" that we had is that... More 

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Wisconsin, US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2007

We were scheduled to stay at the RIU Palace Macao, but when we arrived in Punta Cana, we were informed that they were overbooked, so we were going to the Palace Punta Cana. Originally, we booked the Macao vs. the larger hotel. We wanted to have less people around the pool area. Well, then when we get to this hotel,... More 

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Northern New Jersey
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26 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Punta Cana palace with another couple in early December. Overall, it was a very satisfying experience for the price. When you stay at the palace, you can use the amenities at all five other Riu properties along the beach. The pool and beach were beautiful, but the Riu is on the Atlantic Ocean... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2007

Eight of us (ages 35 - 78) went to RIU Palace Punta Cana from February 1st to the 9th. The resort is beautiful and probably the cleanest resort we've stayed in. The rooms are all junior suites so they have a small living room. We speak absolutely no Spanish and did not have a problem communicating. The staff was so... More 

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Boston, MA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2007

My husband and I (both 30) just returned from a wonderful vacation at the Riu Palace Punta Cana!!! We booked our trip through TNT Vacations, which I highly recommend if you are from the Boston area. We used TNT in March 2005 as well for our trip to Aruba, and had excellent service both vacations. The charter flights are a... More 

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