Punta Cana

Riu Palace Punta Cana


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Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $40 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts. Redeemable at Renova Spa Riu Palace Bavaro.

Enjoy Punta Cana at its finest! This 24-hour all-inclusive paradise is located on a stunning white sand beach. The pristine Caribbean Sea provides the perfect setting for water activities and a glorious backdrop for sunbathing on the white sand. Nighttime entertainment includes live music and RIU theme shows.

For a taste of tranquility, relax in the sauna and Jacuzzi at the Renova Spa. Other services include a beauty salon and a complimentary gym.

Dining options are plentiful with six restaurants featuring scrumptious cuisine such as Japanese, International buffet, Italian, Brazilian, Fusion, and a Grill Steakhouse. The sports bar is open 24-hours, and the swim-up bar serves refreshing tropical drinks during the day. Guests also enjoy exchange privileges with Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa (dinner dining excluded).

Caribbean Street is a marketplace located on the RIU grounds for your convenience. Play a game of pool at the billiards or view pictures at the photo studio and lab. At Riu Palace Punta Cana, everything is at your fingertips.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Address:
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 809-687-4242
Fax: 610-359-6625
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (Riu Palace Macao)
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Second pool is a children's pool.
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Sailing, Kayaking
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Guests staying at the Riu Palace Punta Cana have exchange privileges with Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa (excludes dinner). Beach:
Total Rooms: 612
Year Opened: 2006 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Drinks are not included at the Disco. No Spring Breakers
ROOM TYPES
SUITE
Large balcony or terrace, hydromassage bathtub, separate shower, A/C, in room safe, minibar, liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, walk in closet. Large split-level sitting area and sofa. Courtyard or Ocean View. One king or 2 double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR JUNIOR SUITE
Balcony or terrace, hydromassage bathtub, AC, in room safe, mini bar, liquor dispenser, Satellite TV. All rooms have split-level sitting area and sofa. Courtyard view. One king or 2 double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD JUNIOR SUITE
Balcony or terrace, hydromassage bathtub, AC, in room safe, minibar, liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer. All rooms have split-level sitting area and sofa. Garden View. One king or 2 double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JACUZZI SUITE
Balcony with Jacuzzi, hydromassage bathtub, A/C, in room safe, minibar, liquor dispenser, Satellite TV. All rooms have split-level sitting area and sofa. One king or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE CONNECTING
This room has the same description as the Standard Junior Suite but has the ability to be connecting, when a 2nd room is purchased.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Palace Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Palace Punta Cana:
Krystal - A la carte restaurant serving Fusion cuisine. Open for dinner. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
La Altagracia - Serves lunch and snacks during the day, for dinner a Grill Steakhouse. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
Don Manual - Buffet style restaurant with show cooking, serving International and local specialties.
Luigi - Italian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
La Bodega - Brazilian Rodizio specialty restaurant. Open for dinner. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
Yokohama - A la carte restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment with live music and variety shows.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Children's Mini Club.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool

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5506 Recommend
5506 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Punta Cana to their friends and family



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2nd time twice as charming
DanielCollier, Arlington, Virginia
Mon May 22 18:54:41 EDT 2017
This is a fantastic resort. Great restaurants and great evening entertainment. They have anything you may need for an event or just to vacation and relax. Their concierge services are legit. Fishing tours, golf, ATV adventures, hiking, zip lines...it's all available here. You'll love the pools and swim up bar. You'll feel safe and comfortable here.

We had a marvelous visit
franksm2014,
Mon May 22 14:41:36 EDT 2017
Our room was on the 1st floor; the only issue was the construction noise going on outside our balcony. However, we were not in our room very often. We ate at each of the restaurants. For choices, go to the buffet, especially if you have a family with you. For adults, the Japanese restaurant was our favorite, along with the "fusion" restauarant.

1 night flight canceled
BV249853, Tulalip, Washington
Mon May 22 08:51:14 EDT 2017
Alaska air put us here for one night due to a canceled flight. Beautiful resort, got in around 9pm no food available, except in a sports bar and that was limited to a hot dog. Bar and drinks plentiful and no room service. The breakfast buffet next morning was great.

PAID MONTHS IN ADVANCE FOR SONS HONEYMOON ENDED UP A NIGHMARE
Mexiganders, michigan
Sun May 21 15:36:12 EDT 2017
Don't ever book the RIU Palace Punta Cana. I am very easy going and booking my sons Honeymoon at the RIU Palace has become a complete nightmare this evening. I paid for the RIU months ago on my credit card paid in full. I then called the front desk at the RIU Punta Cana and let them know they would be checking in on May 21, 2017 and I paid for it in full. They said that would be no problem and was looking forward to their stay. They arrived at 5pm tonight to check in and they will not let them because the credit card was paid in my name in which was the reason I called the front desk to verify there would not be a problem months ago. The entire booking was in my Sons name which included the Confirmation #. I called RIU direct at 1-888-748-4990 and talked to Emmanuel. He said the only way they could do it was to have my son cancel the reservation and pay for it all again. My son has been at the front Desk of the RIU Palace Punta Cana for 2.5 hrs now with his new bride standing patiently beside him. Now for a rich person with thousands of dollars in their account that would be great but it is Sunday night 5pm all the banks are closed and when he tried to split the $1800 between three credit cards one of them United Bank Of Michigan) declined and shut down due to out of the country purchase which he did inform them of the travel 2 days ago. So now even if he could get three credit cards to work for the $1800 he will not have any money for his excursion on Wednesday. I will have to call his bank and see if they can reactivate his card and put the money in there for the excursion. The RIU said it is Policy. I can not believe a prepaid all inclusive has turned out like this upon arrival. They did not say or talk of it being a law but a policy. Whatever you do never ever book a place at the RIU. Well, at the RIU beware as they have a POLICY. I would never swear but I am thinking this place would make a preacher swear.

Needs updating and fast
richard2210,
Sun May 21 05:25:09 EDT 2017
We have stayed in several hotels in the Dominican Republic and this is the worst by far. The lobby is very spacious and clean but you don't have to sleep there. The rooms are very 80's and need updating as a priority. The so called speciality restaurants only have one menu so if you want to eat the same food for the entire stay you'll be fine. The buffet restaurant offers more choice but the waiting staff are not the most polite and you feel as though you are in a cattle market. The best staff in the hotel are the waiter's around the pool, as they fetch and carry all day for you and are the only staff who will have a conversation with you and check you are ok. The entertainment staff, well , they are just a waste of time unless you can speak fluent Spanish, if not they just ignore you. We walked along the beach past the next hotel who employ people to clean the beach, if you walk past the pool bar towards the beach and decide to take a walk on the beach and have the sand run through your toes , shock horror, fag ends and rubbish. After walking out of the steak house due to the meal being cold and pre-cooked we did try it again and to be fair to the staff they did look after us very well and give us a lovely meal. If you are thinking about getting any sleep, think again, the European travellers are great , it's the Americans, they shout and scream in the early hours and spend too much time on the beer and after giving you abuse they then believe that they have turned into Rocky Balboa. We have stayed in a Riu Palace in Mexico and the hotel , food , service, rooms,entertainment and staff were one thousand percent better than here. This hotel let's the Riu company down in so many ways and I'm sure that we will not be coming to this hotel again. This has been a long but very honest review of our stay at the Riu Palace Punta Cana



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