Riu Palace Punta Cana
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Riu Palace Punta Cana Reviews
Poor price-quality Aug 16, 2010
I stayed at the Riu Palace hotel in Punta Cana for 8 days in May 2010. This is a 5 star hotel, but according to the standards we use in Europe, this hotel is not worth its 5 star rating. Let me explain why…
Although the hotel has been renovated only a couple years ago, the interior and the furniture in the rooms seems old and overused. The same is true for the bathroom. We informed upfront that we’d need a room with three beds, but we got a double room with an extra bed of very poor quality. When we informed the reception that we’d like to have a better extra bed, they just put an extra mattress on it. There was always this strange smell in the room because of humidity.
The buffet restaurant is cold and not a nice place to sit and enjoy your dinner. The theme restaurants are way too cold too and even though there’s a shift every three hours, they serve the dishes at such pace that you are in and out in 45 minutes. The food is ok, but not what you’d except from a 5 star or Riu hotel.
After dinner, there’s not much to do in the hotel except to have a drink on the terrace and watch the children disco-dancing. There’s nothing to do in the surroundings of the hotels, and shops close at 7 pm. The animators are not very inventive or professional, they are supposed to bring some fun and create a good atmosphere, but don’t succeed.
I wouldn’t recommend this hotel to anyone, and especially not for young people who like to have a good time, go out and meet other people.
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Riu Palace Punta Cana Overview
The Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana is located on the beach. Guests of the hotel will be able to dive, snorkel, windsurf, and more. They will also be able to visit other attractions in the area, such as the dolphin encounter and take excursions to the local sugar plantations. The beach is just a short walk from the Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana. Other areas may require the use of public transportation to reach.
The Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana offers 612 junior suites that feature a variety of amenities. The rooms include bathrooms with hydro massage bathtubs. Guests will also be able to use the hotel's room service 24-hrs a day.
The Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana offers a Continental breakfast for guests each morning. Those at the hotel will also be able to visit and dine at the onsite restaurants and grab a drink from one of the onsite bars. The hotel offers swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a host of leisure activities. Guests will also have access to the 4 sister properties located in the resort complex.
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