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Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2006

Hello: Husband and I spent 9 days here at the RIU Resort. We checked into the Riu Naiboa and checked right out about an hour later and checked into the hotel IN FRONT of the Naiboa - the Riu Taino. The problem with this hotel is not the property, the price, the staff - the whole compound of RIU is... More 

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Toronto
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2006

I am one for Value of the Dollar. If the price is right, then ill go! This hotel a 4star- was pretty clean, the elevators smelt like mildew, the entertainment was lame, the food was good, the drinks were better, the sun was hot. One thing i didnt like was the fact we went on "Holy Week" it was easter... More 

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2 Thank chkita
Alabama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2006

My wife and I stayed at the Naiboa from 10/07/06 til 10/14/06 and had a great time. We are from the United States and were definetly the minorities, and if you don't speak Spanish then you will have trouble communicating especially with most other tourists. The staff for the most part speaks very good english, and will help you at... More 

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Neath, South Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2006

Me (17) and my boyfriend (22) travelled to the Riu Taino on the 31st august. The flight took about 8 hrs 40 from London Gatwick. It was a very tiring day of travelling! The heat when you step off the plane is exasperating. Its like stepping into an oven! We then had to queue for a while to get our... More 

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Cleveland
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Reviewed 18 September 2006

We booked this vacation through Apple Vacations. I would highly recommend booking through them, as they took very good care of us, and their package prices were very good. The Riu Naiboa is part of the 5 hotel Riu Complex, which is one of the nicest ones in Punta Cana. The other 4 hotels have a beach, but the Naiboa... More 

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Lexington, KY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2006

We stayed at the Naiboa 8/23 - 8/27. Coming from the US I knew what to expect. I had been in the DR the year before. I made sure I had plenty of water and small bills for tipping. I also hit the ATM before leaving since there are none at the hotels or airport that could be found. Punta... More 

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Ajax
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2006

My husband and I recently travelled to Punta Cana. Previously we stayed in Puerto Plata at the Jack Tar (years ago). We stayed for one week from August 5-12. Flight: Skyservice, I cringed when I heard we were flying Skyservice. Our trip to Cuba last year with them was horrible, the flight was delayed leaving Toronto and returning. They didn't... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2006

When we first arrived in Punta Cana, we were shuttled to the hotel Riu Naiboa via the Apple Tour van. The guy who spoke broken English was giving us the low down on the way to the hotel, but we were in the back of the van and couldn't hear what he said. It was stressed that we attend the... More 

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Reviewed 5 September 2006

My Girlfriend and I went to Riu Naiboa in Punta Cana/ Bavaro on 17/08/2006 for two weeks. Having read some mixed reviews we were unsure of what to expect, but we need not have worried. The hotel itself was clean and smart, however if you expect five star luxury like you get in a top London hotel you will be... More 

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New York, New York
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Reviewed 15 August 2006

We didn’t go to the Riu Naiboa expecting a 4 star hotel, but this place was just awful!! First of all the rooms smelled like mildew (we had to ask for a different room because the first one smelled so bad). Even when we got home and washed all our clothes we still could smell it. The rooms do not... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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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, Amex, Diners ... more   less 

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Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: RM554 - RM952 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Naiboa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 362
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Also Known As:
Riu Naiboa Punta Cana
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Punta Cana
#62 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#65 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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