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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love the RIU Palace chain of hotels and our favorite is the RIU Palace RIviera Maya (RM), yes the rooms there have a bit of a musty smell but that can be the southern climate at any place, the atmosphere is great - we are going back at the end of April this year (supposedly they will be renovating...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent the last week at Riu Palace Bavaro. Our second time in the same general area in 6 months but 2 very different experiences. Nice enough hotel with well groomed grounds and great rooms. The staff were kind and helpful. The beach is the draw and caters too numerous hotels along the Bavaro strip. We had never been to a...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to this resort as a couple in our late 20s. I am very satisfied with everything with this vacation. When you arrive, the staff is amazing and accommodating. They make sure your stay is great. In DR, there are issues everywhere you go with a lack of staff that speak English. This was the case at the Riu...

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Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just came back from a really nice 7 day vacation on Feb. 17, 2017. Despite we had 3 days of rain, which is so unusual for the Dominican, the staff really made sure we were taken care of. You could still sit at the pool under shelter or you could play games at the Sports Bar. We even did...

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Gurnee, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Service. Small tips were much appreciated by the staff. Clean - always cleaning the walkways and the hallways. Rooms were pleasant. For some reason, very hard to get wash cloths with the towels. Loved that no reservation required for the specialty restaurants. You just checked in and if there were no tables at the time, they would give you...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, and 4 year old daughter truly enjoyed our trip to Punta Cana. The reviews from friends and family told of better food and service than in Puerto Plata and we were not disappointed. The beaches were pristine- fine white sand and turquoise blue water; the pools were not over crowded and someone was always ready to take an...

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1Thank voicestarr
United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a 5 star hotel. Day 1, I called the front desk to let them know the refrigerator is not working. Day 2, I called again, got back from beach and everything was still warm. I went outside of the room and told one of the housekeeper's, she found a manager immediately and they switched it out. Day...

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2Thank Debra T
Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently returned from a 7 night vacation to this beautiful property! We had a wonderful time and would love to return to visit someday:) I'm a very tough grader, so couldn't give it all 5 stars since there were a couple things that were not perfect, but most everything was impeccable and we'd both highly recommend...

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Brandon, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned home two days ago from our stay at the Palace Bavaro and there is not one thing I can fault with any aspect of our visit. Reception, room, food & drinks -- all were outstanding! The staff there could not be more anxious to please and they are so very quick to smile! The 5 stars are well earned.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great resort, staff, food, room was awesome. Stayed in the vip area, which was rowdier then the regular pool. Company of 3 couples would hog up 5-6 vip cabana beds and a table at the bar, by placing items throughout.

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Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very sorry to read that other guests’ behavior made your stay less enjoyable. We can assure you that we do everything in our hands to ensure everyone at the hotel has a great vacation. We would have liked to...

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Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

Address: Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 74100, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: RM951 - RM1,750 (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
#40 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#42 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Do NOT for any price get a room overtop of the entertainment area!!!”
 of 5 bubbles schamber21, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Just ask at the front desk for a nice room and they'll help you out!”
 of 5 bubbles Jaclyn1212, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had room 1306, overlooking beautiful sitting garden. A little noisy due to the entertainment stage next door.”
  • looking onto the sitting garden
  • chic and modern
 of 5 bubbles 191shelleys, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“try to get room away from the entertainment”
 of 5 bubbles MLLthetraveler, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask staff for options”
 of 5 bubbles chrisp702, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
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