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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Reviewed April 17, 2012

We just got back from our stay at the RIU Palace Punta Cana. A great vacation for my wife and I. We traveled April 8th - 15th. We have stayed in other resorts in Punta Cana before, first time at the Palace and thought it was better than the others. I feel some of the bad reviews are justified to...

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stouffville
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Bring Peso's - not American We had a fantastic time, good food, clean resort, perfect size. more for adults - the night shows showed a little too much skin for under 18 in my opinion. Pay a little more for closer to the ocean worth it. Also ask for above ground level. Saona Island was great full day trip-bring some...

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4Thank melb31571
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stay there April 9 to the 14 Riu palace is very nice and big, food was good, other then the pizza, the rooms nice and clean did not smell this bad smell people are talking about ,but I was on the 2 nd floor rooms were cleaned everyday, the pool was great pool bar was better , workers always...

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2Thank Steve L
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Reviewed April 15, 2012

If you like to feel like a billionaire, then book a vacation to this wonderful resort. With so much fantasy, in an Oriental Colonial style - it reminded me to the Taj Mahal in India - the awesome looking big lobby is fantastic and so is the beach, the pool with it's jacuzzi's and pool-bar, the garden, etc. The food...

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london
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Coming from the UK it’s always nice when going to the Caribbean to stay in a hotel with thatched roofs, an open plan with outdoor eating areas as England has nothing like this, so it was disappointing to arrive at an although very impressive ‘palace’ structure the hotel looked more suited to perhaps Egypt or Turkey which I’ve stayed at...

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3Thank LethbridgeLondon
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviewed April 14, 2012

First of all, I read all of the previous reviews so I was prepared. First the the food: It was delicious. NOW, when I say food, I mean the local dishes, the salad bar, the seafood. They simply do not prepare American food well. The other food is great. The drinks are strong, the staff is very nice. Bring dollar...

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7Thank courtsidesports
New Jersey
Reviewed April 12, 2012

When we booked the RIU Place we were expecting this luxurious hotel but were quickly saddened. Upon arrival we were greeted accordingly and then immediately taken to our rooms, which was nice! My boyfriend and I agreed that the hotel and the grounds were beautiful and the people there were exceptionally nice and accommodating. Our only disappointment was the food!!!...

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1Thank Danielle L
Birmingham
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Please ignore all bad reviews of this hotel! Its amazing - pure and simple The staff cannot do enough for you - cocktails on arrival, taken straight to room (which was huge!). when in a bar your seat isnt even warm when you are asked if youd like a drink...empty glasses/plates are away in seconds. always happy too which is...

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5Thank Stacey F
Rochester, NY
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Hubby and I spent our honeymoon here-4 nights, 5 days. For some reason, there was considerable confusion at check-in. The first room we went to was not the kind we reserved (two doubles instead of a single king). The second room they sent us to was clearly being worked on (paint cans, ladders, etc.). The third room ALSO had problems!!...

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4Thank KSOHNYPR
North Carolina
Reviewed April 9, 2012

They staff was extremely friendly. The entertainment was AWESOME. They could try to get rid of the humidity in the room that keeps the beds a little moist. But if you plan on spending your time outside, you won't notice it. They have activities from morning until midnight. You can walk to all the other RIU hotels. The food is...

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  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
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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 Macao, Riu Palace Bavaro, 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 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: $183 - $395 (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
#56 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#58 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#59 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#61 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“ask for a room as near to the seaside as possible. So you stay away from the entertainment noise at night.”
albertbrussels, 5 days ago | Read review
“Avoid top floor sometimes elevators don't work”
jerrys99, 1 week ago | Read review
“Upgrade, budget room was disgusting in that it smelled and everything was moist due to humidity”
marysP1604CP, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms over looking pool ,any floor exceptional”
bluemarlin100pc, 1 week ago | Read review
“My room closer to the lobby offered a quieter environment than those located nearer the pool due to late night drunkenness.”
indodeb, 1 week ago | Read review
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