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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

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Glasgow
Reviewed 27 July 2012

My trip was part of a wedding group (19 arrived the week earlier, I arrived the week after). After reading the reviews I thought I was prepared for anything this hotel could throw at me. Not on your Nelly. You might be lucky and actually recieve the good service that everyone is talking about, however the service I recieved was...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Went there with my family and a friend in march. The allure of the hotel is so gigantic and extremely plastic, you feel really bizarre. I would NOT recommend that hotel at all for young party people. I was very dissapointed in terms of the nightlife. There is a nightclub 3resorts away on some street i think the name was...

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1Thank mariejoellemtl
Muskego, WI
Reviewed 22 July 2012

My hubby and I chose to stay at the RIU resort chain because we have heard many good things about them. We chose Punta Cana because again we heard many good things about this island. This was our first all-inclusive experience and we aren't to sure about ever going to another one. We normally do cruises, where the staff bends...

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3Thank jsperz
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 22 July 2012

My Husband and I decided to come back to Punta Cana only this time to the RIU Palace Punta Cana and for the first time my brother came with us. When we arrived it was about 3:00 pm and we were told that the rooms were not ready for us, due to someone paying for a later check out, which...

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2Thank gizmo64
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 July 2012

After reading many, many mixed reviews on this resort I was not sure what to expect. When my boyfriend and I finally got there, I was amazed and it was much more than I expected. The front desk staff is a hit or miss. When we checked in, Nelson greeted us and told us our room was not ready yet,...

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9Thank lisa c
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Hubby and I stayed here this past January. We booked it kind of last minute (3 weeks before the trip) and didn't know what to expect. We had been to Punta Cana twice before and stayed at the Gran Bahia next door (we got married there). We had heard great things about the RIU and wanted to try something different....

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9Thank SandL11
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 19 July 2012

It has taken me a long time to put this review out but felt that I should. We visited Punta Cana in April 2011 and found this hotel and location to be great! We like the RIU hotels and found that the cleanliness, staff, food and entertainment were outstanding, as usual. We enjoyed having access to the other RIU hotels...

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RICHMOND
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I travel a lot, so I was so looking forward to a vacation in paradise. The hotel is old; not charming. My room faced new construction, so I had no view and a mouth full of dust everytime I opened my balcony door. The banging started at 7a.m. each morning. The hotel's HVAC system is awful; the room, bed and...

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3Thank CLAUDIA W
Newark, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 July 2012

This is our first time writing a review. I feel after 10 all inclusive vacations, four of which were in the the Dominican Republic, it was time to give an informed opinion. We spent July5th thru the 12th on vacation. To quickly sum up our experience i will say for Punta Cana this is a true four star hotel. The...

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8Thank beach lovers v
Katowice, Poland
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Hotwl is very beatiful and big, range of drinks in allinclusive option impressive but food quality is average, it is problematic to find something really good despite choice is huge. Maybe the reason is that many americans in particular eat just fries and pizza.... Fruits however are fresh and excellent. Best pina colada i have ever tried. Pool was dirty...

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  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre 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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  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: €171 - €368 (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, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid top floor sometimes elevators don't work”
jerrys99, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade, budget room was disgusting in that it smelled and everything was moist due to humidity”
marysP1604CP, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms over looking pool ,any floor exceptional”
bluemarlin100pc, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“My room closer to the lobby offered a quieter environment than those located nearer the pool due to late night drunkenness.”
indodeb, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
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