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Stortford UK
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Just returned back from our lovely 2 wk honeymoon at the Riu Palace Macao booked via Thomsons! Check in very smooth, received a refreshing welcome drink, suitcases brought to our room 5 minutes after we had got into the room which was great after the long flight. (Dreamliner was excellent!) Our room was decorated beautifully with flowers and a card...

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7Thank gemmaharroduk
Reviewed 30 April 2014

My husband and I were married here in 2009 and it couldn't have been more perfect. We planned our trip with Marcie from Beach Bum Vacation. Small resort with a great staff! The beach is beautiful!! Could get a little crowded at times but for the most part was incredibly relaxing. They upgraded us to an incredible suite once they...

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16Thank Jamie B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Bri & Fee,mid forties, Essex, England I would like to say after reading some reviews before going to this hotel worried me and my wife a little, but i will say this is the best hotel i have stayed at in 28 years of holidays around the world in which i try to have 2 holidays per year. The staff...

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4Thank Brian P
New Hampshire
Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is a good resort. Having been to a couple of other locations, in in the DR, I found the beach to be nice, though it's a long walk to the pool area for drinks, and the site to be very clean. The food was good and once you get beyond the title of the special restaurants and the expected...

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1Thank DavidAbbott
Lancashire
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Check in Relatively quick and fuss free Room Great position overlooking Caribbean street. Beware pool view rooms also overlook the bar area which is quite noisy at night. Huge bed which was comfy and great shower enclosure with rain and normal shower heads. Pool Always beds available, pool bar clean and tidy. Swim up bar always busy and quite lively....

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8Thank Kate874
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Myself, along with 20 others, visited this "All adult" resort a few weeks ago. This was my vacation out of the USA, and I was super excited about the get away, but much to my surprise, I was not pleased at all. Upon check in, the staff was very friendly and attentive and we checked in very fast. We were...

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1Thank Kay C
Washington DC
Reviewed 28 April 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a week's visit to the Riu Palace Macao. This was our fifth time in the Dominican Republic, and our first visit to Riu. In comparison to the Excellence and the Grand Bahia Principe, we most likely will not return to this resort, however we did enjoy our stay. We found the food at the breakfast...

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5Thank LPeggy
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2014

My wife and I returned from a 14 night holiday at the Riu Palace Macao last week. The hotel is situated on a large Riu Resort complex that contains five hotels. We chose this hotel because it is adults only and I had read one or two critical reviews on tripadvisor before we went, but we found nothing that we...

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18Thank TimC_11
Melksham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2014

This hotel is great! What a location beautiful beach, fantastic service, lovely staff, very clean and well kept hotel!!! But just not as grand as some of the riu palaces! The only thing that wasn't great was the wine except from the sparkling wine ( champagne) But there was plenty of other types of alcohol to choose from! There is...

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4Thank nicola c
Marietta, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We went to the RUI April 16th-April 20th. Great Staff, very friendly. Couple of issues I would mention. First the alcohol is not the best nor the mixed drinks. Only El Presidente beer, only good if you are already drunk. Then there were kids everywhere on the beach and even in the resort late in the evening 11:00pm etc. Just...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana. * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. * Within the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Naiboa and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu. * The Splash Water World will be opened from 1st November 2016 * 3-storey building. Colonial style architecture. * Surrounded by 30,000 m2 / 36,000 sq. yards of palm groves alongside the beach. 50 km / 31 miles from Higey. 200 m / 660 ft. from Caribbean Street. 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Int'l. Airport. * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex. ... more   less 

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Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $278 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Macao 4*
Number of rooms: 364
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Also Known As:
Riu Palace Macao Hotel Punta Cana
Riu Palace Macao Punta Cana
Riu Palace Punta Cana
Rui Palace Punta Cana
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#24 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#32 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#32 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#33 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#35 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#35 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
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