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Washington DC
Reviewed January 13, 2008

I visited Punta Cana in June 2007. Riu Palace Punta Cana was an attractive offer from my agent since this 5 star property is brand new, built in summer 06. My choice was not a mistake! Upon entrance to the spacious air-conditioned marble lobby we were immediately offered refreshments, which was a pleasant surprise. They checked us in 3 hours...

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maryland
Reviewed January 13, 2008

The Airport--Realitively nicer than expected...there are places to each there and seats to sit in. The less spanish you speak, the more problems you may have. The Weather--It was a nice 85-87 degrees and it only rained one evening. The Beach--It was very very nice...the waves were a bit harsh but the beach was nice. There are topless women YOUNG...

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9Thank pimptown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed January 10, 2008

We just got back from a 5 night stay at the Riu Palace Punta Cana in which myself, fiancé and three other couples vacationed for a “New Year’s” trip. The resort is stunning with beautiful beaches with not so nice management or staff (other than the bartenders). Beach The beach was really nice but a little over crowded. Maybe it...

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6Thank juno1117
panama city
Reviewed January 9, 2008

The hotel was really beatiful and the beach was great. We also enjoyed the food and had a nice quiet stay. Employees were also great.However, I'll never stay at another Rui. I just find the beds were like sleeping on the floor. I ended up using the cushions on the couch to sleep on after not having two nights of...

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5Thank travelwithmisty
Kanata, ON
Reviewed January 8, 2008

The Riu Palace Punta Cana is quite simply an outstanding resort in nearly every way. What really sets the resort apart is the level of service you receive from every staff member at the resort from the housekeepers all the way up to the management. My wife and I usually stay at only 4 or 5 star properties when traveling;...

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17Thank reclermo
Philadelphia
Reviewed January 5, 2008

I just returned home from a 6-day stay at the Riu Palace in Punta Cana; I would like to first say that the facilities and grounds were gorgeous and extremely well kept. The detail in all common areas and the hotel rooms were gorgeous and looked amazing. The wait staff was very kind and helpful during our stay. Unfortunately I...

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5Thank mrspeddle
Long Island, New York
Reviewed January 5, 2008

My family of 4 stayed at the Riu Palace for 7nights during the busiest week, Christmas. We had a wonderful time. Our room had no smell at all, it overlooked the beautiful courtyard. The beds were hard but for 7n I could handle it. The employees were very nice and helpful. They always greeted us with a smile. The food...

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16Thank Patsopinion
NYC
Reviewed January 4, 2008

I stayed at the palace for a week in September 2007 and I still miss it! The food: Although it is a pain to get up and stand in line for dinner reservations in the morning, it's definitely worth it. Overall the food is good (lunch is repetitive) and I'm a picky vegetarian. My favorite specialty restaurant was the Italian,...

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8Thank lkilli01
Louisville, KY
Reviewed January 1, 2008

Very beautiful property as are most RIUs. Stayed at the Palace Macau twice and the Palace Punta Cana service is not even close. Small things. My family had three rooms. 2 of 3 would get fresh washcloths (facecloths), one wouldn't, even after leaving a tip. Ice machines in the hallway didn't work...not until my son realized on the second day...

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5Thank dignplant
Burlington, Canada
Reviewed January 1, 2008

Riu Palace Punta Cana is a magnificent property on one of the world’s best beaches. It has great service, adequate food, and questionable rooms. This vacation took place during Christmas 2007. We had three rooms and friends staying at the Bahia Principe Ambar next door (age 18+ only). Beach (amazing) The Punta Cana beach is amazing. Storms just off the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $220 - $363 (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
#53 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#54 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#56 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#57 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Don't upgrade to the Deluxe room Standard is actually nicer”
 of 5 bubbles 564giovannab, 1 week ago | Read review
“Room 405 has the 2 beds pushed together, room 407 has the closet that smelled like urine and a very noisy ceiling fan”
 of 5 bubbles simplygawjus1, 1 week ago | Read review
“rooms overlooking the courtyard are nice, views of fountains etc”
 of 5 bubbles KevinW882, 1 week ago | Read review
“Before committing to a room check it out first and if not up to par have them move you!”
 of 5 bubbles DuniaC, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“If you want quiet nights ask for a room on the left (Don Miguel restaurant side)”
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