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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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19/06/2017 20/06/2017
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New York
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was my 13th overall trip to a Riu. Third time in Punta Cana, twice at the Riu Palace Punta Cana and first time at Riu Palace Bavaro. I loved it. I stayed for 5 days from July 12-16 in a junior suite ocean view in the "vip" area. I loved the vip area, it had it's own pool which...

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Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This review is a bit of a struggle. I went to this resort to attend a wedding and that is where the "fun" in the title comes from. There were over 45 people in our group and as a group we did enjoy ourselves. There was a lot of confusion at check in; after people had been to their rooms...

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2Thank KRM1424
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The Hotel was nice , the people were friendly , the food was great , the pool and the beach also. Our main complain was the VIP Room did not meet our standards . The mini frig never worked the 7 days we were there. Even we complained at the front desk and they told us they had this issue...

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1Thank Mercedes A
Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We stayed four nights in July 2015, had a great time, got upgraded to VIP which gives you access to the VIP pool which seemed a lot more mellow and relaxing than the regular pool. Our room was spacious and very clean with a private Jacuzzi outside. You have to drink bottled water and you basically have to tackle the...

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3Thank Damon23
St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

First time we've taken our kids, 9 and 12, to the Caribbean. We were concerned that the kids would be bored with a "beach" vacation, but the Riu does a great job of having activities for kids, such as archery, darts, bocce, etc. The kids said this vacation was better than our Disney/Universal vacations. If you are traveling with children,...

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2Thank GetawayFromSTL
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We returned from this hotel over 4 weeks ago now. This was our second trip to punta cana as we previously stayed at riu palace Macao. We decided from first visit this was place we would get married so we choose riu palace bavaro. What a beautiful hotel it was. We got upgraded to bridal suite which was amazing maids...

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1Thank Kathybambeno
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed the week of May 16-23, 2015, we have been to Bavaro in previous years and decided to try the Riu since we enjoyed the Riu in Puerto Vallarta in January. First time for my adult kids 20 and 23, everyone thought the food was good, (much better than other AI resorts we stayed at) we...

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1Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We have just returned from a week (07/18-07/25) in Riu Palace Bavaro in Punta Cana, and it was the most wonderful experience we've ever had. Excellent service, neatly kept facility and gardens. Great Animation Team. Very friendly staff, all included. Highly recommended to both families and couples. Thank you Jonathan, Stefany, Jocelyn, Yoryis, Johnny and so many others who made...

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2Thank Lulu_Chino
Maryland
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

I am an avid TripAdvisor user but this is my first time posting a review. The Rui Palace Bavaro is a beautiful hotel, very contemporary/ modern. The grounds are immaculately manicured & beautiful sculptures/ decor adorn the entire property. A lot of effort has gone into the physical property being 5-star, however, customer service; beach area & food are not....

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1Thank pacosgyrl
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Spectacular hotel! Very clean, lovely people everywhere! Service is outstanding! It really diesn't matter where is your room, they are all perfectly located. Food? All kinds, delicious, delicious, yummy. Coffee? Mmmm... Enough said!

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • 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 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

Address: Playa de Arena Gorda | Higüey - Punta Cana, Punta Cana 74100, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $275 - $595 (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
#46 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#47 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#48 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#49 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Room 1121 is Nice! Room 3374 is exactly on the entertainment.”
SarahE941, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Superior Junior Suite with Garden View”
lavhoniab, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to a VIP room you are on the Beach and have 2 Pools with Bars for Adults Only”
655BobG, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Upper Floors - VIP section for sure if your have no kids!!!”
Lisa2735, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“for access to all pools upgrade to VIP”
MainelLeicestershire, 15 May 2017 | Read review
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