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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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Wildwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

My wife and I just returned from the Riu Palace Punta Cana earlier this week. I made my selection of the Riu Palace based on searching (for hours and days) Trip Advisor and other web sites. Although some negative reviews were writen of the place, I decided to try it. First, we absolutly loved this resort. The over all impression... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Not quit sure how to write this review! My husband and I have stayed at the RIU in Puerta Vallarta and loved it but this RIU was nothing special. The rooms were very clean as well as the resort itself; we loved the lobby (elegant) but we'd prefer the "open" concept, as many of the other resorts we've stayed at... More 

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sonhomeu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

A group of ten of us went down to Punta Cana in December for a bachelorette party. We booked Riu Macao as it was cheaper, but when we arrived we were told that we had been upgraded to the Riu Palace Punta Cana next door. We were excited about the upgrade because the Riu Macao looked pretty old and as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Just got back from Riu Palace Punta Cana, I was not impressed , the resort is very nice huge, the food is horrible.. the rooms had a very musty smell. The Ocean was great. the beach was very nice.I would much rather be in a smaller resort thats clean, and the food is good, than pay for all the luxury... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

DO NOT LISTEN TO WHAT THE BAD REVIEWS SAY... THEY ARE CRAZY!! The Rui is amazing .. and so are the workers... my husband and I went for 7 days and we had a blast... the 1.00 tips do go along way... and they do remember who you are!! Drink service is amazing ...food is good just takes some getting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

We were disappointed in the quality of the food. I expected better from a RIU hotel. The pool was cold and there were no hot tubs. The ocean was also cold so there was no warm water to get in. Rooms were nice and bar in the room was nice feature. Room service menu was very limited and food was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Just returned from a week's stay at the Riu Palace Punta Cana. It was our first trip to the Dominican Republic and overall we had an excellent time. The hotel lobby, grounds and pool are beautiful. The rooms are so-so, they definitely have a musty smell so bring along some air freshener. Keeping the A/C running all day and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This property is a above average. Upon arrival we were greeted with a glass of cold punch, an excellent Front Desk staff and good directions for our stay. The rooms needed some cosmetic work, but very clean overall. The housekeeping staff was great in responding to our needs. (Extra towels, soap, etc.) I would suggest, when you are in the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Hotel Riu beach is excellent (as it is bavaro Dom. Rep. it is normal); staff and rooms are very nice. Nevertheless you feel you are part of an “touristic show / industry”…. With more than 600 room they have to run a hotel that looks incredible but if you pay attention is not that good. It surely not a 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We spent 5 days at the Riu Palace Punta Cana in Jan. The resort was beautiful, all of the hotel staff was very friendly. We came across Isabel, Leo and Sam who made the trip even more memorable. We visited Riu Macao and bambo as the club and casino are near by, but the palace has the best drinks and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

Address: Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $175 - $580 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana 4*
Number of rooms: 612
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Also Known As:
Riu Palace Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
Punta Cana Riu Palace
Riu Palace Hotel Punta Cana
Hotel Style:
#43 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#48 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#48 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#49 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#51 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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