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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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1Thank Marie L
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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1Thank vetexpat
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2Thank Olivia B
Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Canton, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very nice vacation at the RIU Palace Bavaro! Stayed here with my wife and son for the week of March 8-15. In summary, this is not a ultra all-inclusive resort, but a nice newer upper-mid level all-inclusive with a nice layout and one of the beast beaches in Punta Cana. The food and drinks are all good...

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5Thank Alex B
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

A great spot for a family vacation. Every resort has its quirks but the minor ones at this resort are not a reason to not go. The staff is great, the grounds and rooms are very well kept, service was excellent from everyone. The water park is an awesome place for kids, they are strict on the 4' rule. My...

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7Thank Todd W
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food 5/5 Service 5/5 Beach 5/5 VIP 18+ is definitely the way to go. First time in Punta Cana. April 2014. The trip was amazing, literally nothing to complain about. Restaurant staff was very nice and accommodating.

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5Thank aripov
Youngstown, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very nice! The rooms were clean and we thought very nice. We did not have a great view, but we booked the cheapest room so we didn't expect a great view. The food was fabulous and every person we came into contact with was top notch and friendly. The entertainment staff were unbelievable. They were there from...

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Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a week at the hotel for the Chicago Bears trip. The hotel was fantastic. Friendly staff all over the property. Bar staff were outstanding. Steakhouse and buffet restaurants were excellent. This is by far one of the best all inclusive buffets. The rooms are very spacious and clean. Beds a little hard but still comfortable. We had animals...

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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 

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: $298 - $585 (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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“keep in mind the nighttime entertainment area when booking your rooms.”
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“beach views”
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“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.”
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“If you want a quiet room, ask for one away from the entertainment.”
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