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Hotel Riu Naiboa
Ranked #78 of 112 Hotels in Punta Cana
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed October 20, 2003

We went to Punta Cana in March 2003 leaving out of JFK. We used apple vacations as our agency and overall, did not have problems with their service. We paid less than $900 for our 1 week all inclusive vacation so we were not expecting luxury. Riu Naiboa was a decent, clean, resort but had a few basic problems. The room felt damp and had a wierd smell.
The elevators were non-functional for an entire day and we had to climb up 4 flights of stairs to go to our room. The beach was nice but very crowded. If you like the crowded bustling beaches, then punta cana, especially the Riu, is a place for you. If you want to relax, it probably isnt the right place. Punta Ccana is also 70% europeans, mostly German tourists and they are NOT friendly. They cut in line at buffets and at beachside showers. Also, we witnessed an african american tourist get yelled at in german by a german older guy because he was taking too long at the beachside shower. The older gentlemen then smiled at the lady who was also waiting behind him and gestured to her to use the shower ahead of him. It was such a gross, obvious case of racism and was a sad sight to see... Overall, our vacation could have been a lot more enjoyable but due to these circumstances, it ended up not being so enjoyable. We visited Jamaica, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, the Bahamas and Aruba and enjoyed our trips to those islands a lot more. Maybe because we felt that generally speaking, amercans were just more polite... I would not recommend Punta Cana unless you can deal with a lot of rudeness and the crowd.

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Reviewed September 24, 2003

Wow what a holiday! People were very friendly, beaches were beautiful, food was excellent, rooms were looking good. They have a carribean street with a variety of shops. There is a disco called "la Pacha" which was awesome and crowded every night. The price you pay is little for all the things you get. A holiday of a lifetime. I can recomend this hotel to everyone!!!!!!!

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Address: Playa Arena Gorda | Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#67 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#71 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#71 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range: $131 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Naiboa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 362
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Located in Punta Cana * Inside the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Bavaro and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu * The Splash Water World will be opened from 1st November 2016 * Separated from the beach by just the Riu Palace Bavaro * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 4-story building * Surrounded by 20,000 m2 / 24,000 sq. yards of tropical gardens * 50 km / 31 miles from Hig'ey * 150 m / 495 ft. from Caribbean Street * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Int'l. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard ... more   less 
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