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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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Weston, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
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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... More 

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Haltom City, Texas
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via 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... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via 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.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via 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... More 

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Centerville, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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essex, england
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the hotel in March this year and could not fault it. Returned on 4th November for two weeks with family and noticed deterioration. On arrival we were offered two upgraded rooms. Naturally, we accepted these but the rooms were EXACTLY the same as the rooms we had in March. The only difference was the view from the balcony being... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel once again for your holiday in Punta Cana and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We regret to read you felt this time your stay did not live up to your expectations. At our front desk we are committed to give all our clients a warm welcome from... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Save your money and time here. Average hotel with high prices. Mouldy, smelly and unclean rooms with hair everywhere. The fridge in the room does not works we changed three rooms and even were upgraded but the same issues everywhere. Wifi does not work most times. Half the restuarants were closed. Average and bland food in the main restaurant. The... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I assure you this normally does not happen; however, I have used your feedback as a reminder for all of our team members of our procedure. It is important to us that our guests feel welcome and comfortable at our hotel.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stayed at this "resort" and we couldn't have been more disappointed. We were in a VIP room, and it was never clean, nor was anything good. We found roaches in our bathroom and the AC wouldn't work so it was very humid and wet. Fungi was in every corner and on the ceiling. Half the restaurants... More 

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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. As a service minded hotel chain, it is disappointing to hear that you encountered inconveniences in our property as mentioned in your review and that it caused your holiday to be less enjoyable. Humidity is something very typical of a tropical climate,... More 

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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, a word about arriving in the DR. If you need to use a restroom, don't wait till you land. Use one on the plane. I didn't see a single restroom in Customs, Baggage Claim, or in the taxi area. Just saying. We had arranged for a taxi through BDTravel and paid in advance for a one-way trip to the... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $275 - $641 (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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“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
“We were at the VIP section room 5223 and we had a view of the ocean as we were at the 3rd floor as per our request.”
 of 5 bubbles nathalie8387, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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