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Middleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family (10 of us) spent the last week at Riu Bavarro. I have stayed at numerous all inclusive resorts in the past, but I can say this resort has the best food! Not only are the "nicer" restaurants great, but the buffet is excellent as well. The nice part about the nice restaurants is that you do not need...

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East Alton, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My review will be initially for new travelers and secondly for more experience travelers. First this is a beautiful resort with an outstanding beach and pool area. There are plenty of loungers on the beach and a few small tables. The pool gets crowded but there are still chairs available. The swim up bar is nice and the bartenders are...

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4Thank MARCOPOLO602017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Girlfriend and I spent a week at Riu Bravo hotel. The good was the grounds up keep. They were always mowing, trimming, and mopping up the floor tiles.The pools and beach areas were always being cleaned and picked up. the room itself was nice except the jacuzzi tub and the hair dryer. The jacuzzi had two very large chips...

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

Dear guest, Many thanks for taking the time to give us such honest and detailed feedback. We are committed to give all our guests a warm welcome from the moment they arrive at our resort. We regret that your stay at our hotel did not fulfil your conception in general. Our policy is to make every attempt to please and...

Ottawa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No bellboy to greet or help with the luggage, you must carry your luggage from the bus drop off to inside the hotel. I had to place my own stickers on the suitcases. I was then given a map and told to go for something to eat because the room was not ready. When I returned I was given room...

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5Thank Ottawaandrew
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. We regret that your stay at our hotel did not fulfill your conception in general. Our policy is to make every attempt to please and keep our guests content. We are deeply disappointed to find that our team did not turn around...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my first time in the Caribbean and at an all-inclusive resort. The staff were friendly (maybe even a little too friendly).. Food: MonteCristo is the buffet open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lots of choices and great service! There is another restaurant Taino near the pool also open for lunch (you can go in your bathing...

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5Thank Julie S
secaucus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a party of 18 to celebrate my 50th birthday. Resort is Excellent, staff very friendly and outgoing. My wife planned a surprise birthday celebration while we were down there. It was awesome! Also, the nightly shows put on by the staff are outstanding. the grounds are extremely clean and excellently maintained, the pool and the beach areas are...

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Chicago
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip to the DR. I've traveled to all inclusive resorts in Cancun and Riviera Maya prior to this, and I figured this trip would be somewhat similar- however it wasn't. I will say that the DR has some of the most beautiful beaches and water I have ever seen! But beyond that, this country's tourism industry...

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

Dear guest, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate the opportunity to respond. We were very surprised to read your comments about our staff. Service is one of our key values and our staff is constantly trained in order to offer the highest of standards. We would like to say that tipping is completely optional and the...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is part of a series of four that RIU's that run along the beach, and is arguably the nicest of the four. The grounds are immaculate, the staff are nice, the pools are nice. It is definitely worth springing for the VIP option, if you can. The food is kind of a letdown though. Compared to RIU's at...

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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. In order to fulfill every guest expectations regarding food, our main buffet and specialty restaurants offer a great range of food options. We were concerned to note that we failed to live up to your expectations. But we can assure you that...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 January 2017

It was a family vacation with two kids ages 19 and 10. We have been to Iberostar and Dreams several times before, but never to Riu...and I have to say we will not come back. The main reason is the service and small things that cloud the whole vacation. We booked one room expecting to have a pull out sofa...

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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. We regret that your stay at our hotel did not fulfill your conception in general. Our policy is to make every attempt to please and keep our guests content. We are deeply disappointed to find that our team did not turn around...

Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We just came back from Riu Palace Bavaro D.R. I had 14 people in my group. Who gave this hotel 6 gold apples. This hotel should only be a 5 star. The bars only have rail drinks which includes VIP bars. They say, we have premium drinks. The bars do not have Chivas Regal, Johnnie Walker Black, Crown Royal, Tangueray,...

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Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • 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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $304 - $540 (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
#38 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#40 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#41 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#42 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
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“try to get room away from the entertainment”
 of 5 bubbles MLLthetraveler, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask staff for options”
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“Our room overlooked the courtyard where there were palm trees and comfy beds to lounge on.”
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“ocean view is not really an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles megsouth, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we had room # 4324. It has an ocean view as well as a pool view”
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