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Punta Cana Hotels

Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana

  • Grande Dame

Pros

  • Gilded, grand hotel elements in lobby
  • Nightly entertainment in the Spanish-style gazebo/plaza
  • Moderate price

Cons

  • Not good for solo travelers
  • Food is middle-of-the-road
  • Initial glance is far better than actuality
  • Some maintenance issues and musty smell in many rooms, usually an indicator of faulty a/c

Updated 03/12/2014

Fodor's Review

By night this megaresort decorated with Arabian-style domes looks like a fairy-tale palace and its generally older clientele are a departure from the other Riu resorts. The long-and-wide junior suites are simple but attractive; with dark wood against sunny yellow walls, its shades of Old Havana. Each has a jetted bath and a terrace (but not necessarily a sea view), flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and full liquor bottles in dispensers. The buffet options are wide-ranging but

still best when you arrive early. There are several a la carte restaurants but no real standout. In the pool, a lively swim-up bar, four Jacuzzis, and semi-submerged lounge chairs add panache.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Playa Arena Gorda, Bávaro, Dominican Republic

Phone:

809-687–4242

Website: www.riu.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 612 rooms
  • All-inclusive

Updated 03/12/2014

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