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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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Fulton, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2007

We returned from Punta Cana, sadly, on March 4. I traveled with a large group (nine adults, one child, and two infants), and everyone enjoyed their trip immensely. There were a few hiccups along the way, but everything turned out fine. Our connecting flight from Atlanta to Punta Cana was oversold, and they were looking for eight volunteers to give... More 

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NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2007

First let me state that this was our 4th trip to the Dominican Republic...one stay at Casa deCampo, two stays at Iberostar Punta Cana. Thought we'd try something different...big mistake! Upon arrival we were given one key to a room with a terrible view (parking lot, storage facilities, debris). The room had an awful aroma to it. My husband went... More 

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Connecticut, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2007

My wife and I have visited Dominican Republic at least seven times, but first time we stayed at Riu Palace Punta Cana. What a fabulous resort. We had a great time at RIU Palace Punta Cana. Never had a problem with the staff. Great food, especially buffet restaurant. Perfect liquors selection and very nice accomodation. Even we never stay at... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2007

Our Trip to Punta Cana Riu Palace was awsome, but I must say it is a Gem waiting to be found . Just about everything I have read and Experienced I would agree with to some degree. Yes the beds are hard 6 out of 8 of us prefered them ,the food I found so-so the other 7 enjoyed it... More 

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syracuse,ny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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