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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2007

My husband and I spent 3-10 December 2006 at this lovely palace. This is our fourth Riu palace: twice visiting the Riu Palace Mexico at Playa del Carmen which is a favorite and once staying at the Riu Palace Macao in the Riu Punta Cana complex. We have vacationed on many of the Caribbean islands and love the Punta Cana... More 

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harrisburg, pa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2006

I'll just give a list of the good and bad for quick reading. This is my 5th Carribean vacation. Good: *24-hr. Internet cafe - pay per minute or free if you brought your laptop (bring it!) *no stomach problems, virtually no bugs *palm-encrusted white beach ensures shade or sun, your choice *very clean and well constructed *perfect weather, breezy beach... More 

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Cleveland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2006

Just got back from 6 nights in Punta Cana with my wife and 18 year old twins (boy and girl). Chose Punta Cana as the drinking and gambling age is 18 which was an incentive to have our college son come along. When we arrived the hotel upgraded our kids room so that it would be near ours. The front... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2006

I just returned from a 7 day / 6 night stay at the Riu Palace - Punta Cana and didn't want to go home. I booked the trip two weeks prior to leaving so I didn't do much research. Just spent a night reading as many reviews on this site as possible, but everyone seemed to complain about things that... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2006

From the many choices of hotels in the Dominican Replubic we have chosen this hotel for our 2nd honeymoontrip. As our goal was to find a luxery hotel in a sunny country for a decadent week of relaxation, this hotel has fulfilled its task well. The hotel is part of the Riu resort which consists of 5 hotels. This hotel... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2006

Just returned from the Riu Palace after spending Christmas there. we stayed in a jacuzzi suite which was very nice but the bed was hard as a rock. had a rollaway bed delivered and it was fine. the room had a musty smell to it because of the humidity and we would have changed rooms but resort was too crowded... More 

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Thornhill, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2006

The Riu Palace, Punta Cana, is truly a beautiful facility at a wonderful location right on the beach. My wife and I enjoyed our week, December 14-22, with only a few concerns. So much has already been written by previous guests. While one will notice that many people will see different things with little agreement, there are those items that... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2006

The resort is very large. Lots of walking depending upon where your room is located. The grounds are beautiful with fountains and nice landscaping. We enjoyed the beach and there were more than enough chairs. Punta Cana is one of those places where the inferstructure is not in place. You have no outside restaurants or shopping. You stay put at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2006

I, along with 3 of my friends stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana early October 2006. This resort is beautiful. The lobby is breathtaking! Shortly after we arrived in our rooms, we received a telephone call from the reception desk. They wanted to know if our rooms were to our liking. Very impressive. We were very happy with our... More 

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Appleton, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2006

My husband and I booked a week at the Riu Palace spur of the moment end of November. Our decision to stay there was a good one. We have stayed at numerous other all inclusive resorts in Mexico and Jamaica but this was our first trip to the DR. The hotel itself was beautiful, I can't find a single fault... More 

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