I just came back from staying at this resort april 3-8 with my boyfriend. Overall not a 5 star.. Firstly The a la Carte restaurants were garbage..there is no love put into the food..my bf got sick from the steak house, stay away from any of the cold fish (scallops, mussels etc.) The buffet was definitely the best as the variety was great. Rooms were alright my back is so sore from the bed we had and the pillows were so lumpy. I guess I'm used to really comfy beds and nice Egyptian cottons with down feather pillows. We paid 200$ cash to upgrade to ocean view which is a rip as they take "cash only" for that which I thought was very weird. The hotel is very clean ..grounds are kept very well . the staff was wonderful no complaints there. We had an issue with our shower knob breaking off and let's just say it was very annoying and a huge inconvenience! The beach was nice tons of chairs every day ..a lot of people sat by the pool which was always busy..so if u want a good spot reserve early! The entertainment at night sucked... Don't waste your time..the disco sucked to, its a cash bar (money grabber) 10 dollars for two drinks...wouldve been cool if there was more of a nightlife there. there was nothing for my bf and I to do at night. It also wouldve been cool if they had a beach party BBQ at night to change it up. Overall great getaway ..weather was good...food Meh...service was awesome and hotel clean ...would I go back here? No ...my first time at a Riu and I would for sure go back to Punta cana but try a different hotel.
- 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
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