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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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cleveland, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2007

My two sons ( 19 and 21) and my sister in law stayed at the Riu Palace from July 16-23, 2007. I had been to Punta Cana seven years ago and stayed at the oldest resort in the area ( named changed, but I think it was Punta Cana Beach Hotel) and I found things much improved. We had booked... More 

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UM, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2007

Rui Palace is a beautiful resort. Service was great and the rooms were clean. But unfortunately the food was not always appetizing! Maybe because there is a mass production of food but it was just not tasty. That's my only complaint.

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Cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2007

Just returned from the Riu Palace Punta Cana having had a superb time. Enjoyed the stay even with the humidity being very high and the odd thunder storms thrown in but hey this is the Carribean. restaurants very good some better than others didn't enjoy the steak house but Sir Oscars was pretty good and probably the best one of... More 

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Northeastern Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2007

Stayed at Riu Palace Punta Cana with my 11 year old daughter from June 11-18. We went to Riviera Maya last year and had a great time but wanted to upgrade to something a little nicer this year and we were not disappointed. As with every all-inclusive there is good and bad so I will try to touch on everything.... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

My husband and I were at the Riu Palace 7nights.We just got back this past Mon.7/23/07.We loved resort.The rooms are amazing. Everything was spotless.The service was great.We have been going to Cozumel or Playa Del Carmen Mexico for the past 12 years and we really love both but decided to try something new this year. We had done the all... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2007

Just returned from a six-day stay at Riu Palace in Dominican Republic. If you are going, the Palace is the place to stay. It's just beautiful with a grand lobby and very nice rooms. I've read different posts here and I'm not sure where some of these people are staying, because our experience was very positive. Food was plentiful and... More 

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ATL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2007

Like most people, my husband and I studied the reviews posted here. Some were extremely helpful, others were not. We were not sure what to expect based on the different reviews that we read, however, to our surprise the vacation turned out GREAT!!!. WHAT'S TRUE ABOUT WHAT'S BAD: Musty smell--most (if not all) reviewers say that the rooms have a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2007

We visited the Riu Palace in February for a week. We had gone in as a group (about 50 ) for our dear friend's wedding. Ages ranging from pre-teens to us ( 20's and 30's) to parents and grandparents I'll start at the beginning: Coming from the dead cold of winter, the plane ride was 5 hours (very sticky when... More 

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ua808
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2007

This place is awesome. Pretty beach, good food, fun atmosphere (for kids too) and above all great service. My wife and I just returned after a 5 day stay and loved it all. One particluar incident I want to mention here is the work ethics and honesty of the cleaning staff. On one of the days, we returned to our... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2007

My husband (33), daughter (11th month) and I (32) went to Riu Palace Punta Cana in April (I'm a little bit late in posting this review...). We are Belgian (Europe) so please apologize for my perhaps bad English writing. I really appreciate to have a look at all the TA reviews before our departure and that’s the reason why I... More 

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