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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I loved the resort, the food not that impressed after the first few days. Rooms were clean and towels changed everyday. If you travel with kids buy the health insurance. Our son got sick and the doctors there were expensive. Just by walking into their office without even seeing the child they will charge you an arm and a leg....

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2Thank Marcela G
Reviewed 3 April 2015

iI was a little concerned after reading some of the negative comments, but our visit to this resort was excellent. Food: One suggestion I would make is to not bother with the special restaurants. We tried the Italian and Steak House. The food isn't really any better than the buffet and our server at the Steak House was not friendly...

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3Thank Cindy B
Saint John, Indiana
Reviewed 30 March 2015

This was a very nice hotel. The rooms were large and clean. The pool was great and there are many activities hosted by the entertainment team. There is yoga on the beach at 10am followed by aerobics on the beach at 10:30. They also teach dancing on the beach. There are water aerobics in the pool at noon. If you...

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5Thank Vicki P
Maryland
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Good: Food - exceptional. We stayed with buffet, as I have learned from prior all inclusives, the specialty restaurants never worth the time. Buffet was delicious! Rooms - clean and spacious. Pool - very nice. Glad the swim up bar area was separated from rest of swimming area. Alot of those at the swim up bar stay for hours, and...

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3Thank Tiblet
cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 28 March 2015

This is my second stay at a Riu Palace - the first being about five years ago in Riviera Maya. I was once again please with Riu. The room was nice - nothing spectacular, but clean and nicely furnished. The open bathroom concept is a little strange, but we made it work. With the exception of the Italian restaurant -...

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6Thank lmack37
Parma, Ohio
Reviewed 28 March 2015

First of all i like to say dominican airport change a lot so is attitude of workers. We stood in line for a custom clearance almost 3 hrs it was over 2000 people pack like sardines. Their system is not strong enough for quick service . They tell u in a face if u don't like don't fly here after...

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Thank elena l
Brooklyn, Connecticut
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Three couples were booked at Riu Macao in Punta Cana from Feb. 7-14, 2105. Upon our arrival, we were approached by a manager telling us this was our lucky day. They apparently overbooked the Macao and were moving us to the Riu Bavaro Palace next door for no additional cost. Told us we would be booked in side by side...

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15Thank arthur c
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2015

My wife and I traveled here with Thomson (Tui) for our wedding anniversary. On the face of it the Hotel looked nice. We had booked for 2 weeks. After the first 2 days having eaten in many of the restaurants and drunk in many bars we started to feel ill. At 02.30 my wife lept out of bed to use...

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12Thank Rees T
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Excellent Hotel! Excellent Food! Excellent Staff (Yoryi at the front desk is amazing)! Impeccable cleanliness! Absolutely gorgeous beach! Go cannot say enough about the beauty and service of this fabulous hotel.

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3Thank rororo75
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2015

My parents prefer Riu resorts & they were very pleased. This was my first time at a Riu. I feel it's average. There were a lot of food choices but I found much of it was cooked in butter or deep fried. I am lactose intolerant but I did survive! The staff was friendly but there was a clear language...

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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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  • 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: $318 - $579 (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
#38 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#40 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#41 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#42 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
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