My wife and I stayed at the RIU Palace Punta Cana resort in May 2012. On our last night, we ate at the Japanese restaurant. About 4 hours after our dinner, while I was sleeping, I started feeling nauseated and got up and started vomiting. After the first episode of vomiting, I thought that was it. Man I was wrong! I vomited every 2 hours that night, and until 6 am at which time I could not take it anymore and we walked to the only doctor's office in the are which was located at a neighboring resort. I was right away rushed to the hospital (we paid a taxi ourselves as there was no ambulance) as I was getting extremely dehydrated. At the hospital, I was given antibiotics through IV and the doctors kept me in the hospital overnight. We spent about 26 hours in the hospital and then had to leave to catch our plane the next day. By the way, my wife also got a stomach flu although her case was less serious than mine. We ended up paying nearly $1500 for the hospitalization charges. This was definitely not what we expected of this resort given it's 5 * name and reputation. The worst thing is that the front desk completely ignored our complaining about the food at the Japanese restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana * Inside the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Macao, Riu Taino, Riu Naiboa hotels and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu * 4-story building * Surrounded by 63,000 m2 / 75,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 50 km / 31 miles from Hig??Ey * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Int???L. Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Riu Palace
- Riu Palace Hotel Punta Cana