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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed April 22, 2015

This truly is a fabulous resort. We travelled Apr 12 - 19/15 with our teenage children. We all had a great time and thought the resort was fun. I have no idea how people come up with complaints. Beach - yes, it may have been rough at times, but I have seen worse in the Caribbean. Towards the end of...

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Canada
Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just returned from a one week stay at the palace. Was there with a group of about 100 others to attend a wedding. Never heard one complaint or concern from any of the group who were in attendance. The beach-very clean, always lounge chairs available no matter what time we arrived. Lots of shady areas under the palms. Soft, white...

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3Thank Elaine76Canada
Reviewed April 22, 2015

Been on tripadvisor for the last couple of weeks planning our current vacation and am now circling back with reviews from some of the places we have visited in recent years. Our travel agent booked this trip for me and my wife, it was a surprise for her 30th birthday. It was a short get away in January of 2012....

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4Thank Dimitrios A
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great place for a honeymoon. All-Inclusive with beautiful beachfront! Fun nightly entertainment. Nice variety of restaurants and buffet. We got VIP pool access and enjoyed a quiet space away from the noisy/crowded pool bar.

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1Thank Lynne R
Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed at the Hotel from January 05 to January 19, 2015. The Hotel has very nice landscaping and is very attractive. The service is very good and friendly. The main restaurant provides a great selection of delicious food. The other four restaurants, "Krystal" Fusion,"Geisha" Japanese, Grill and steakhouse, "La Bámbola" Italian are nothing special. The sandy beach is very...

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1Thank Erfriedel
Reviewed April 20, 2015

A little fact that I would like to pass along: you are allowed access to all RIU resorts while you stay with them. They have over 4 resorts that you can dine drink and lounge. Just ask the front desk concierge and they will direct you. Believe me, you wont get lost. They are literally next to each other. They...

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4Thank Justmeadvising
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very nice Hotel, Great beach area, lots of palm trees, Large selection at buffet. "Don't waist your time at the other 4 restaurants" It takes one and a half hour from start to finish and it's BAD! Horrible! To all the other reviewers that all ways have to find something to biitch about, They had an accent,room service,room temp,room style,room...

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10Thank Tony A
SI. New York
Reviewed April 19, 2015

Pros - large rooms with Balcony Accommodating staff We'll maintained grounds Cons - Fruit fly like bugs in the room and crawling on walls (after exterminator came we had less but not all gone) Mini fridge is is not working because it's inside a closet that prevents proper air ventilation thus,fixing it won't do anything and we had CHILDS MEDICINE...

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6Thank flafik
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have just returned from a 2 week break at Riu Palace Bavaro. It was our first time in DR and we were not sure what to expect - From i initial check in until the friendly good bye we were very pleased with the service that we received from all of the staff. We particularly enjoyed the Cocktail bar...

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3Thank JelleyBoy
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

The hotel staff and restaurants were incredible. Everyone from housekeeping to bar staff were great. Rooms were cleaned twice a day and food was served on the resort frequently in fact 24/7. Drinks in the room for the mini bar and refrigerator were great. It wasn't top shelf liquor in the room but it still tasted great. Internet was slow...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana * Inside the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Naiboa hotels and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu * The Splash Water World will be opened from 1st November 2016 * 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 Higuey * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Intl. Airport ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

Address: Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 74100, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $220 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro 4*
Number of rooms: 610
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#23 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#33 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“For travelers interested in going to sleep early, I would suggest asking for a room that is not near or above the stage.”
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“keep in mind the nighttime entertainment area when booking your rooms.”
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“beach views”
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“You don't want the far end of the hotel where the small shopping alley is because it is VERY noisy at night.”
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“Ask for a room that faces away from the stage unless you go to sleep late.”
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