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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Our stay at the Riu Palace Bavaro couldn't have been any nicer. As a matter of fact, we can't wait to go back! The resort is beautiful, the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, and the food and entertainment are fantastic! We felt completely pampered the entire time we were there!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Where do I start... Well first off I been to other Rui Resorts and I must say that I don't plan to ever return to Rui Bavaro in the Dominican Republic.. First off, there were over 200 of us due to our friends having their wedding there. So, can you imagine how much money we all spent to be at...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Where do I start, Got extremely ill the first night I was there after consuming their rotten chips. The hotel only cares to clean the areas where main pictures would be taken for example, the lobby and fountain areas. The bed sheets are always filthy the floors leading up the room never got a lick of clean - there was...

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New Brunswick
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I travelled to the Riu Palace Bavaro from March 19th - 26th. We booked the Junior Suite Ocean View which is Adult. I have been to several other resorts in Punta Cana and have always booked the Adult section . The Adult section is just a Villa to stay at as the resort has only an Adult...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just got back from two weeks and generally we had a good holiday. Unfortunately both my wife and I had several days of bad diarrhoea and vomiting which was so bad that we couldn't go on any excursions or even move too far from a toilet. Some Canadian friends we met near the end of the holiday had also experienced...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice facility, not overcrowded. I was always able to find a lounge chair at the pool. Had excellent massages! The only reason I rated it a 3 was because of the following: There are 2 buffets & 4 sit down restaurants. One drawback I found very annoying is that their all inclusive buffets are BOTH closed between 11-noon! Very...

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for expressing your concerns. We regret that your stay at our hotel did not fulfill your conception in general. We want to inform you that additionally to the existing breakfast buffet 07:00-11:00, Lunch buffet 13:00-15:00, Dinner buffet 18:30-22:00, we have our Sportsbar offering 24 hours All...

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second trip to this resort, first time for my 15 year old son. When they say check in is at 3 they mean it, so pack a swimsuit and a wrap in your carry on bag. Stow your suitcase behind registration, grab a coffee or adult beverage on the way to change at the pool. Have lunch...

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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel great clean and good service . entertainment and food good. 3 times in the casino , twice with the wife. Played a high risk 8 ball game. lost 1800 1st night and won 7200 second night. Won a few hundred on BJ and lost a few hundred on Roulette. wife even on the slots . service good and friendly...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled all over the world and this was my 2nd time in Punta Cana. This was by far the WORSE vacation of my life. A brief outline: 1. SERVICE - HORRIBLE - they move like snails, have no desire to help you or serve you not to mention there is a THEFT PROBLEM THIS HOTEL HAS!! (will go...

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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our flight was delayed due to weather and we arrived one day late to the Riu Bavaro. Our travel agent had called the hotel to make them aware of what had happened and that we would arrive one day later. The transportation from airport to hotel was hosted by Funjet vacations and there was confusion when we arrived at their...

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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 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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Address: Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 74100, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: RM967 - RM1,855 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro 4*
Number of rooms: 610
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Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#33 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“For travelers interested in going to sleep early, I would suggest asking for a room that is not near or above the stage.”
 of 5 bubbles 3happytravelers59843, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“keep in mind the nighttime entertainment area when booking your rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles marielA5002XT, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“beach views”
 of 5 bubbles vetexpat, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You don't want the far end of the hotel where the small shopping alley is because it is VERY noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles restingswan, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that faces away from the stage unless you go to sleep late.”
 of 5 bubbles alexb732, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
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