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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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toronto
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Riu Palace Bavaro January 9, 2015 to january 16, 2015. We booked with Signature Vacations and flew with Sunwing...Sunwing needs to update their planes... We both love Punta Cana and were recommended to this reosrt my my parents who stayed in January 2012. We tend to stay with Riu Resorts and have yet... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

I should start my review by stating that my husband refers to me as a "hotel snob" because I'm very particular about the places we stay. I had no choice in this location because my husband won the trip through his company. With that being said, I'm going to write the review as though I paid full price because I... More 

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3 Thank Kelly B
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

I will begin by saying I am a very picky traveler. I stayed at the riu palace bavaro over christmas and new years and was pleasantly surprised at the whole experience. The place was as clean as anywhere I have ever stayed. The staff from the restaurant to the bars to the pool staff went out of there way to... More 

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3 Thank Steve K
Binghamton, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We just returned from our trip to the Dominican Republic and Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro. Our stay here was so much fun! The service all over this resort was absolutely wonderful, any time we had a question or needed assistance one of the workers was standing by to help. The people/workers at this resort are so happy that it actually... More 

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2 Thank Carolyn B
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

First of all, I would like to mention the service everywhere was incredible. Upon arrival, our room was upgraded which was appreciated. Marisol in the lobby bar is great, we did most of our drinking there because her service is fast and she is so sweet, and there are always open seats. Right across, there is a cute cappuccino cafe,... More 

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5 Thank mikar365
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

Firstly it would be honest to admit that it was not the first time we have stayed in one of Riu hotels and definitely not the first time in the hotel with Palace label. Neither it was the first time we celebrated Christmas and New Year in this chain hotels, nor the first time in the Dominican Republic. These facts... More 

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10 Thank Lietuvaite
Chicago
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

All around this is really a great resort. Riu palace really stands out from all the other chains. We go on all inclusive vacations 2 times a year and always try different properties. Every time we go somewhere other then a riu palace we always come back disappointed. This property was great in every way. The service was outstanding and... More 

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6 Thank smolov1
Ontario
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We just returned ( Dec 30-Jan 6) and have mixed feeling about this resort. We are regular travellers to the DR ( Esmeralda twice, Ocean Sands Privilege twice, Sirenis Cocotal, Punta Cana Grand ,Coral Marian). The lobby is very tacky and may turn off people on arrival ( picture a purple Dr. Seuss theme), but the front desk staff were... More 

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6 Thank johnslig
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

We just returned from staying at the Riu Palace Bavaro from January 1-6th. We were suppose to stay until the 7th, but decided to pack our bags and head home early because we just couldn't take it anymore. Read on to hear about our experience. We are two young professionals who were in the market for 7 days of fun,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

Punta Cana, Riu Palace Bavaro Upon arrival, our Rooms were ready but they had separated our party, 4 rooms together, 1 in a building far away( not sure if travel agent or resort fault??). Our floor had not been mopped between guests. The bed was firm and very comfy. Most of the employees really speaks no English -clear when they... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM911 - RM2,131 (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
#41 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Rooms facing private vip pool are quieter but none seem to be really loud.”
 of 5 bubbles ljburt5, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles patsyport61, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I don't think the upper rooms (there are only four floors) offer much view. Too many palm trees.”
 of 5 bubbles Poropointer, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were at the VIP section room 5223 and we had a view of the ocean as we were at the 3rd floor as per our request.”
 of 5 bubbles nathalie8387, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You are not directly on the beach so it does not matter what room you get so I would not pay any extra to get upgrades. .”
 of 5 bubbles milehighfly2016, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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