First visit since the refurb,changes are subtle on the interior with a repaint mostly,interior ac fans etc excellent,the bathrooms have excellent shower facility's but do miss a bath.not the end of the world.
The pool area has had the most radical makeover,2 pools 1 noisy and boozy & 1 lane swim type for the older more sedate person.
Not sure about the no kids rule,most of the staff seem to miss the kids, strikes me rowdy drunks in the pool of a late afternoon make more fuss than kids.not a problem just an observation.
The restaurant areas are much improved,lunch times at the pool area are superb in comparison to previous visits.enjoyed the lack of 2 sittings in the evenings,much more relaxed dining with the open house eat when you want between 6.30 & 10 pm.
The evening drinks bar is just really relaxed with several choices of top shelf drinks available,quality depending on the size of your tips....been to other Riu,s within the resort this is by far the best.
The beach bar has been removed in the refit,did miss the beach service this year choosing to move down the beach because of this.
Overall it's improved will return again... No problem
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. Within the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Taino, Riu Naiboa hotels and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu. 3-storey building. Colonial style architecture. Surrounded by 30,000 m2 / 36,000 sq. yards of palm groves alongside the beach. 50 km / 31 miles from Higey. 200 m / 660 ft. from Caribbean Street. 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Int'l. Airport. Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Macao Hotel Punta Cana
- Riu Palace Macao Punta Cana
- Riu Palace Punta Cana
- Rui Palace Punta Cana