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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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15/05/2017 16/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Beach was amazing, one of the nicest in Caribbean I've seen. Rooms were very clean and spacious (we were a family of 4). Grounds were impeccable in terms of gardens etc. and again very clean. Staff was friendly. Waterpark was great for kids and not crowded at all. Unfortunately, you need to bring towels from the resort though (they...

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us such honest and detailed feedback. We are glad to read that the beach, our grounds and rooms were to your satisfaction and that you liked our cleanliness. We also appreciate your positive comments about our staff. They work very hard to make everyone feel welcome. Regarding the drinks we...

La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed just 4 nights. We would have liked to stay longer. Riu Palace Bavaro is a great place to rest, to take sun bath, to eat and to enjoy stunning Punta Cana white sand beach. Pass through the lobby. Don´t let it impress you badly. It is true: it does not look as Punta Cana Riu Palace Macao's one....

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the entire trip was great. Hotel is beautiful. Buffet & staff were wonderful. Bartenders were engaging & smiling. Animation team were knock outs from morning to evening. They interacted & entertained. It was all very satisfying. The only issue I encountered was a personnel one. It was about interactions between staff. Mr Wilson was clearly head of the animation team...

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1Thank rockmefunny
Billerica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort and the employees were excellent, especially Elisa at the Monte Cristo restaurant. The food at the other establishments was absolutely terrible. We were told we could check in at 2 and when we went back, we were told another 10 minutes and finally at 3 were given a "better room". The only problem with this better room was...

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for expressing your concerns. On the one hand, thank you for your positive comments regarding our waiting staff. On the other hand, in order to fulfill every guests’ expectations regarding food, our main buffet and specialty restaurants offer a great range of food options. We were...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two adults, two boys (11 and 8). This property was ideal for us, and we all had a great time. There are limited reviews/descriptions online of the water park, so here goes: The water park serves the 5 contiguous Riu properties. It is remarkably uncrowded - perhaps people do not want to bother wandering up from the beach or pools....

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14Thank jasonsquire29
Monticello, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I absolutely enjoyed our stay here. We stayed 8 nights here and there was never a dull moment. They have a band and a vegas style show every night! The beach is amazing and the pools and rooms are very nice! The staff is all so friendly and they work very hard! I was impressed by how...

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6Thank candigraham
Annapolis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is 5th visit to PC in 20 years. First visit to this resort. Don't let the garish colors in lobby put you off, kinda dark and magenta sculptures. But, the moment you walk out the doors to the grounds..spectacular! Clean, light, great modern buildings, fountains and landscaping. We paid 200 at front desk to upgrade to VIP section with...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happy to report that the words "tired" or "needs updating" don't apply to this hotel. Very contemporary bedrooms and public areas, well maintained and clean. Updated to VIP guests upon arrival (note to UK Thomson clients: pay for this on booking as it is cheaper and worth it) as the main pool area is extremely noisy and overrun with kids,...

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8Thank HeRo71
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Riu Palace Bavaro in Punta Cana. It was absolutely amazing... The staff, food, entertainment were top notch.. I have nothing but good things to say ! You must go there to experience this true paradise..

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6Thank tcfreedy
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ignore the bad reviews this is a really good well run hotel with excellent staff,the only advice I would give would be to upgrade to a VIP room as the benefits are well worth it, also the main restaurant is as good if not better than the speciality ones

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Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $295 - $564 (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
#45 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#47 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Away from the entertainment”
JenCC1515, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Early risers ask for a room away from the entertainment area. It's gets pretty loud at night.”
SkiYaLater, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Buildings 5400 and 5500 for oceanfront were the best.”
poi_10, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The VIP rooms are very central to everything.”
wendyj62, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“VIP section is nicest but would avoid this hotel”
795tinaf, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
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