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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Lovely hotel, room with spa bath & shower! Food choice & quality excellent. All public areas in very clean condition. Pool area excellent with superb service for drinks & occasional special BBQ's etc. Plenty of loungers available at both pool and on beach. Beach excellent with plenty of shade if required. Weather the same every day but frequent rain overnight...

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Az
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The beach here is amazing. The ocean is great. It's warm, blue, and the beach is wide and beautiful. There are a lot of activities to do from the hotel, including Hobie cats, kayaks, little competitions like archery and horse shoes. It's very nice. It does have the mega-resort feel but this one is somewhat more upscale. I was disappointed...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Me and 2 friends stayed at RIU Palace Bavaro in January and the resort was very dissapointing! I selected this location because I stayed at a RIU property in Negril and the accomodations were EXCELLENT!! Hotel RIU Palace Bavro was just the opposite. Upon arrival we were greeted with welcome drinks and a very nice bellman who assisted us with...

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4Thank Bri_Rose
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Overall great hotel. Nice rooms, nice staff, great pools, very good food. Only negatives is the beach front isn't that great compared to other resorts on the same coast and the steaks were a bit tough and chewy. Would definitely go back.

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1Thank Joseph A
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2015

This hotel has both the capacity to amaze and infuriate, could be brilliant but just falls short.. ill bullet point it rooms - very nice, beds are good, bathroom is nice, mini bar should be restocked every other day (ours was not until prompted. Politely) cleanliness is excellent. However the maid service starts at 6am reception - blase. Unless your...

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4Thank easilee
Lansdale, PA
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Great hotel! Restaurants are the best out of all the Riu hotels in Punta Cana. Beautiful beach and great service around the pool! All staff speaks very little English, so it was difficult at times to communicate if you didn't speak Spanish. No drink service on the beach, so that was a bummer. The hotel is recently renovated and appears...

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2Thank Laurla0417
Minnesota
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We stayed at the Riu Palace Bavaro Feb 26-Mar 5. This is our 6th time staying at the Riu resort in Punta Cana, but first at the Palace Bavaro. Like others, we were rather nervous about this resort after reading many of the negative reviews. Check-in/Room: Check -in was fast and easy. We were given a 2nd floor room that...

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4Thank MNWinterHater
Miller Place
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We just returned from a seven day vacation to this Hotel. The first night they put us in a room over a restaurant and the smell of fried food and the echoing noise of the chairs and tables being moved over tile floors continued the first night until we complained to the front desk the next day. The gal that...

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7Thank Eugene M
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 March 2015

RIU Palace Bavaro very good everything but the show and the music, in previous years the band playing before the show was good. On Dec 31, 2014 it was not even a band playing. I believed I will go another hotel.

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3Thank Rey0151
Kirksville, Missouri
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Punta Cana is beautiful. I have been to 3 different resorts. I felt that this resort was very condensed. It is a small property and the building and people were on top of each other. Unless you are VIP or European, you are only granted access to one pool. The beach was sub-par compared to the other Punta Cana properties...

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  • 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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: RM1,115 - RM1,749 (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
#37 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#39 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#40 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#42 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Rooms are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles kazmaniak69, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front view rooms is a must if you are planning on choosing this resort to stay at! Adults only rooms which is great!”
 of 5 bubbles cdalpe66, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room which faces the promenade of shops. it will be a little quieter there at night time.”
 of 5 bubbles scottl578, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you can't climb stairs ask for a 1st floor room”
 of 5 bubbles MariaMarcelaP, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“VIP section is best, especially beach-view (book over the phone, same price)”
 of 5 bubbles InnaG_13, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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