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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Party of 7 stayed 21st May till 4th June. This is our second time in the DR. Having read many of the comments on here about this hotel and already booked the holiday, it was worrying what we would find. Thankfully a lot of the comments on here are complete made up crap. The rooms were large and very clean....

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18Thank Msx0
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Reviewed 7 June 2015

After reading some reviews I was nervous but once we arrived I quickly learned this resort is amazing! My husband and I travel often and this has been our best trip to date! At first we thought we booked at Riu Palace Punta Cana and I researched this resort so when we pulled up from our shuttle I said this...

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18Thank tasha m
Reviewed 5 June 2015

My friend had her prescription drug that was very much needed from her room. When she went to the Resort Manager he did absolutely nothing to assist and was quite rude. My other friend had her traveling Elf stolen from the room. It seems like their concerns was consentrated on the Europeans and the OTHERS were treated as second class...

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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

The group Ive gone with are from mid 20's and late 20's. We loved this place. I've visited other Riu's on other islands and I must say this is the most luxurious one yet. I loved how all the Riu's were right next to each other and we were able to visit all of the other Riu's except one. You...

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11Thank J-Mac P
Reviewed 4 June 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Rui palace bavaro for a week 18-25. The resort was beautiful and overall we had a great time. I most certainly would go back and recommend this resort. I consider myself to be a bit picky when it comes to resort standards and after reading reviews I was a bit weary. But we...

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11Thank Tasia_Cat
Deptford, NJ
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I stayed at Riu Palace Bavaro from May 23 to May 30. I was pretty nervous about the resort after reading all of the horrible reviews. As usual, Riu didn’t let me down. I guess you just can’t please everyone. The resort itself was beautiful. The grounds were well kept. The pools were very nice. The pool with the swim...

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6Thank TVolpe03
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Our family of 5 returned to the US last night from a 6 day stay at this hotel. Our room was on the ground floor of the VIP Oceanfront Suites and other family members stayed in the junior suites which faced the main courtyard. Overall we enjoyed our stay in this lovely resort. I would like to offer a few...

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8Thank debbiebuford
St Louis, MO
Reviewed 2 June 2015

As a frequent traveler who reads these reviews I find the need to post my personal review about the RIU Palace Bavaro in Punta Cana. My family and friends just returned on May 31, 2015 after staying 7 nights. I consider myself “picky” when it comes to hotels so if they can please me they can please the majority of...

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10Thank Robin N
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Overall, this is a nice hotel. The pool and bar service at the pool were EXCELLENT and by far the best part of staying here. It was disappointing that the pools all close at 6pm so no night time plans for the pool. The room was nice and kept clean. Our fridge (which did not work...and as we were informed...

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Thank Elise K
uk
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Didn't find any bad points. Everything was top class cannot believe the negative reviews. We don't speak Spanish but never had a problem communicating with staff who all worked very hard. We ate at the Japanese three times and once at the Italian and the Fusion. The food at the buffets was also excellent, such choice. One word of warning...

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $282 - $532 (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
#43 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Early risers ask for a room away from the entertainment area. It's gets pretty loud at night.”
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“Buildings 5400 and 5500 for oceanfront were the best.”
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“The VIP rooms are very central to everything.”
wendyj62, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“VIP section is nicest but would avoid this hotel”
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“Get an elevated room away from the evening entertainment area.”
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