Just returned from Riu Palace Punta Cana on April 14th, went with 2 other couples, pros: property very clean,beach very clean, workers very friendly, although once you tip, they always look for you..had some in restaurants competing with each other to get us..
Cons: paid for Premium Liquor, it is NOT!!! Had talks with front desk and beverage manager who than gave us or own bottles of premium alcohol ..No matter which bar you went to, they will have bottles of Jack Daniels, Jim Beam and Stolli Vodka but that is NOT what is in bottle!!! We actually had them pour from bottle what they were trying to give us and than had them open a new bottle and smelled them and you can definitly tell the difference..If you do not want to serve premium alcohol than don't offer it!! We 3 couples would have went elsewhere..feel cheated that we did not get exactly what we paid for.
FOOD- a little below what we have had at other Riu's..some restaurants are better than others..Buffett is just ok..wish they had a grill going at beach so you wouldn't have to go to a restaurant ..
Overall, clean place, very nice beach , if you have nothing to compare it to than it is fine, but if you have stayed at other Riu's and other chains than it is below par.
- 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