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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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This was our 6th time at the hotel and the 1st time to be slightly disappointed. Here's why: - I spotted at least a dozen cockroaches (in the hallways and the room, none at the restaurant though) - the Michael Jackson show that used to be excellent is now mediocre (same performers, different vibe) Things that are still good: -...

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Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at this Riu for 5 nights. I was very very good!!! I work for a large hotel brand, so I have even more of an eye for hotel details. I would have given 5 stars without a couple maintenance issues & bedding (I'll give more detail later). Checkin was great, front desk very friendly, easy to understand (I'm...

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3Thank dpriddy84
Chicago
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location of the buildings, accommodation, cleanliness and style are very good. very good coffee shop and coffee everywhere.Food in buffet is very good, but not outstanding. Restaurants are just fine. The problem is the service. You would expect better service in 5 star top priced resorts. The drinks are the other problem. The best vodka is Smirnoff, the best tequila...

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Weston, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I read theses reviews I really can,t see where some of theses people are coming from.I had a bad knee and leg and the front desk went out of their way to get me a room where the walking wouldn,t be so bad,so it took a little longer but so what.My hubby ran and got us some drinks.Very,very nice...

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Haltom City, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I recently returned from this resort and we couldn't have been more pleased. This is our second Riu property (Puerto Vallarta before) so we had high expectations. If you need to use the restroom at the airport, go before customs and immigration. There are no restrooms once you get to baggage claim and ground transport. Check-in was...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Riu hotels have really changed. This is our 3rd Riu and very unhappy. Food has changed and taste terrible. Staff just doesn't seen happy. My next trip is not going to be with a Riu. Needs work. In the area everyone says happy life not at the Riu's sorry to say

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New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I thought I had previously posted a review when I first returned in July , It did not list so I hope I remember everyone names ! Visited the Riu Palace Bavaro in June-July 2016 with my sisters and our significant others. We were a group total of 6 ranging in age of 22-29. We all had an amazing time....

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Currently staying at this hotel as we speak and am on day 10 of our 14 night stay. Arriving at the hotel suitcases were taken by hotel staff from taxi so no lifting for us which i know a lot of people expect but its always a nice touch. Check-in really quick and welcomed with 2 cocktails which was well...

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1Thank Dominic C
Centerville, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro was amazing. The staff was amazing. Truly treated us like royalty. We were recognized by the pool bar and buffet staff. They were very eager to make our stay outstanding. The resort is beautiful. Many options for dining and entertainment. I recommend this resort to anyone wishing to relax.

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2Thank Karina K
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was great, view of the private pool (VIP - pool). Staff was superior. Check in staff were very friendly. But my favorites was the breakfast and dinner crew in the main lobby. They really made the visit fabulous! We were serenaded every morning. We had flowers on our tables when the staff saw us coming. The trip was amazing...

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: £165 - £373 (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
#40 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#41 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Do not upgrade or preferred status. The rooms are same. Everything is close. Get the room overlooking shopping street. It is quite.”
 of 5 bubbles Kopoba, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in 0088.Not a far walk at all!”
 of 5 bubbles icgirl23, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing private vip pool are quieter but none seem to be really loud.”
 of 5 bubbles ljburt5, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles patsyport61, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I don't think the upper rooms (there are only four floors) offer much view. Too many palm trees.”
 of 5 bubbles Poropointer, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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