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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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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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4Thank kmihalevich
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

I have to say Riu and Apple vacations didn't impress me. We arrived in punta Cana and were immediately taken to the resort, very seamless operation. At the resort check in was a very smooth process. We headed to our rooms where we were expecting what we booked: 2 rooms, jucuzzi suites, double beds, in the adult only section (girls...

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8Thank MA H
barrow-in-furness
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

We went for our honeymoon and the hotel upgraded our room to a beautiful sea view. We cant fault anything about the hotel at all. The food was the best we've ever had, the staff couldn't do enough for you and the room was cleaned daily. Like I said can't fault anything. We will definitely go back again.

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3Thank steph222006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 March 2015

I loved this place! Weather was beautiful! Hotel staff really didn't speak English which was frustrating. So it helps a great deal if u know how to speak Spanish. The hotel bar in the lobby was the best in terms of drinks although there are other bars and places within the resort that you can get a drink from.Hotel rooms...

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4Thank Leslie T
Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Stage: Our first trip to DR, all inclusive and Caribbean so not much to compare with except a couple cruises. Absolutely loved the DR. Will very likely go back next year. The first thing I should say is that I would go back to this resort and I would recommend it. We weren't sure the first day but after a...

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8Thank SammieSamson
Wilson, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 February 2015

although this was our third trip to punta cana, it was our first stay at riu palace bavaro. The last trips had been fun, but the staffs and food at both locations were only average. I need to mention that we had upgraded to vip status on each of the prior trips. This time we were traveling with another couple...

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7Thank jgt2015
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We stayed February 20-24, 2014- and it was beautiful. The decor is modern- lots of fuschias, purples, silver- bright colors. The staff was wonderful and went out of their way to make sure that our room was immaculate, and had fresh flowers waiting for us in the room and towel sculptures of hearts, swans, etc. If you like a party,...

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6Thank Vanessa P
West Lawn, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

My wife, I and friends of ours made a last minute decision from the photos online and booked our vacation from 2/18 - 2/25 with Apple Vacations. Being a careful planner, I was a bit skeptical once we arrived and started looking for faults. I was pleasantly surprised. The resort was beautiful and very well maintained. We received excellent and...

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3Thank Dennis H
Indiana
Reviewed 25 February 2015

My wife and I stayed for a week at the Bavaro last April. The beach was beautiful for sunning not swimming with plenty of chairs and palm trees. It has very nice pools and the grounds were nicely landscaped. Our room was purple and well taken care of although it showed some wear. The bathroom was part of the room...

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM934 - RM1,847 (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
#41 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“beach views”
 of 5 bubbles vetexpat, 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
“If you want a quiet room, ask for one away from the entertainment.”
 of 5 bubbles wendyohio1, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“V.I.P areas are a must, much quieter and off the main resort”
 of 5 bubbles bruster47, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beware of the "oceanview" VIP rooms...no such thing!”
 of 5 bubbles 92EllenH, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
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