$251 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 5, 2015 Check-out: May 8, 2015

RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

5 stars
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Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
97 reviews
Awesome family trip

One of our top vacation spots with our friends thus far! Below are more details in the various... See full review

  • Ysmelda M.
  • Mar 10, 2015
Adult family trip

I travel to D.R. at least once a year. This is a nice hotel shaped like a castle and is a short... See full review

  • Kenni
  • Feb 11, 2015
RIU Hotels & Resorts brings you a totally new Palace resort on the beautiful destination of Punta Cana. The Riu Palace Bavaro Hotel on beautiful Arena Gorda Beach is located just 30 kilometers from Punta Cana International Airport. Right on the beach of Arena Gorda, Riu Palace Bavaro (all inclusive 24) is the new Riu Hotel in Punta Cana, you can enjoy this resort and Riu Service quality, the comfort of a Palace, beaches and sun of this wonderful Caribbean destination. Riu Palace Bavaro has 610 rooms, 4 restaurants and 4 bars. Facilities 4 Swimming pool, 2 of them with adjoining Jacuzzi and swim-up bar; children's swimming pool and miniclub; spa & beauty salon; fitness center, sauna and jacuzzi; 4 conference rooms, complimentary sun loungers, towels and parasols by the pool area.Guest have 90 minutes a day of Free WiFi-connection in the lobby, the property also has WiFi throughout the whole hotel, at an additional charge.

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RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive Rooms

Junior Suite Garden View
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flatscreen TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.
Junior Suite Superior
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flatscreenTV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with courtyard view.
Junior Suite Grand Terrace
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed,living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Big terrace.
Suite Jacuzzi
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV,radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet and bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi.
Villa Junior Suite Pool View
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flatscreen TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with pool view. Free wifi service availabe in room.
Villa Junior Suite Ocean View
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser,coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view. Free wifi service availabe in room.
Villa Junior Suite Jacuzzi Superior
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flatscreen TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi. Free wifi service availabe in room.
Villa Suite Jacuzzi Ocean Front
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet and bidet,double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi and ocean front view. Free wifi service availabe in room.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Night club
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Cubano Lobby Bar
Lobby Bar
Lounge Bar
Lounge Bar with Terrace
La Plaza Bar
Bar
Sports Bar
Sports bar & snack 24 hrs open
Buffet Restaurant
Buffet style restaurant
Grill Steakhouse
A la carte with previous reservations needed.
Krystal Restaurant
A la carte with previous reservations needed.
Italian Restaurant
A la carte & Buffet style with previous reservations needed.
Japanese Restaurant
A la carte with previous reservations needed.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
All meals and snacks, unlimited domestic and imported alcoholic beverages, cocktails & soft drinks. Exchange privilieges: enjoy all facilities at Riu Palace Macao, Riu Bambu, Riu Palace Punta Cana and Riu Naiboa (theme dinners restaurants excluded). Room service 24 hours. Entrance to the Casino at Riu Palace Macao (drinks not included), Pacha Disco at the Caribbean Street (entrance included, drinks not included), daily activities program for children from 4 to 12 years old, children's swimming pool & playground, daily activities program for adults, swimming, jacuzzi, spa sauna, fitness center, one free scuba diving introductory lesson in pool, aerobics, kayaking, etc. At the caribbean street at an additional cost: internet access, car rental, spa services, medical, staff on-site an on call 24 hours, billiards, arcade games, boutique.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
12:00 PM
Check-out:
3:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
97 out of 97
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ysmelda M.
Business
Bronx
Mar 10, 2015

Awesome family trip

One of our top vacation spots with our friends thus far! Below are more details in the various categories. Rooms: We had a swim up suite and it was very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
David G.
Business
Fishers
Feb 18, 2015

Vacation

Beds were a little too firm, but a good hotel. Everything is reasonably close by and the buffet had a nice variety. Beach is amazing, but there are people walking up and down the beach selling cigars, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kenni
Business
Hyde Park
Feb 11, 2015

Adult family trip

I travel to D.R. at least once a year. This is a nice hotel shaped like a castle and is a short walk to the beach. The food is better than most all-inclusives although there are other resorts with better food. Pros: Not alot of walking to travel to the beach. Not really harassed as much on the beach for trinkets. Entertainment staff is fun and energetic. Cons: Need more daily activities. Casino is not big at all and most machines were broken. Worth the cab fare to go to he Hard Rock Cafe which has the best casino, even better than the town casino. Food is good although options at nearby Melia is better. I would recommend this hotel. I had a great time with my family and love that everything was close. I traveled with a disabled aunt who was able to commute around the resort with no issue. Some of the other resorts are not as accessible (i.e. Melia)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mona
Business
fairfield
Feb 3, 2015

Great last minute trip

I was pleasantly surprised with my experience at the RIU Palace Bavaro, i booked my stay at the very last minute with very little to choose from i was not expecting much but my experience proved to be nothing but wonderful. The hotel is beautifully situated on a gorgeous beach with plenty of activities or to just relax and soak in the Caribbean sun, the bar pool and regular pool are another great alternative option. Gorgeous property, surrounded by green gardens and palm trees. To the contrary of other reviews, the room was very clean and chic ( air conditioned) and always stocked with water bottles. I stayed in the superior suite looking over the garden with a further ocean view. The food was good, even the pickiest eater would find something to eat. Frankly, i enjoyed the buffet just as much a the a la carte restaurants. The staff was friendly, very attentive around the pool area during the day. I also enjoyed the spa experience, amazing massage very much what i need to unwind. My only complains are:1. for a 4 star hotel, i was surprised to learn that the hotel reception did not have a first aid kid handy. the other was the difficulty communicating with the staff as most did not speak english. Otherwise wonderful experience, you get what you pay for. i have traveled the worlds and stayed at 5 star hotels and some fell short to my stay at the RIU Palace Bavaro, Highly recommend, and i would certainly return. Note*there is other properties owned by the RIU and i was able to check them out but in comparison as they were cheaper were not as nice as the RIU palace.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
viajera frecuente
Business
guatemala
Jan 12, 2015

Happy new year! welcome 2015

This was my 2nd stay at this hotel. I love RIU hotels, but this time it was awesome. Being able to experiebce the New Year´s eve buffet was an experience out of this world. Belkin, a waitress at the main restarurant is a 5 star employee. The same goes for Junior, a waiter at the same restaurant and Anthony the VIP pool guy. A family vacation i won´t forget.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tati
Business
N/A
Jan 9, 2015

Awesome family trip

The hotel has a very good location, the beach is the best on the shore, animation is great but the beach towels are a bit dirty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Patcha disco

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ASYA N.
Business
FAIR LAWN
Jan 5, 2015

super vacation

it was our first time in RIU. it is super. food is very good and a big variety. a lot of tropical fruits. the only weak point was our transportation from resort to the airport. VIP transportation was an 1 hour late and we almost miss our flight home.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GLENN G.
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

NICE PLACE, TOO BIG FOR ME

ALL INCLUSIVE, TOO MANY PEOPLE, FOOD AVERGE, FAR FROM TOWN, NOT A GOOD BEACH, STAFF WAS VERY POLITE AND NICE ABOUT EVERYTHING, THE PLACE WAS FINE FOR OTHERS, I DON'T USUALLY GO TO THESE KIND OF HOTELS.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vacaytion
Business
Flushing
Dec 30, 2014

Best vacation

We opted for the room with a jacuzzi on the balcony. I highly recommend it as this was the most enjoyable vacation

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nathan F.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Great Trip With My Girlfriend

This was my first experience at an all inclusive resort and also my first time in Punta Cana. Overall we had a great time! The hotel was VERY nice. Our room was kept incredibly clean every day and we were greeted with a new towel figure every day which my girlfriend really liked. The staff all seemed very friendly. The waitstaff at montecristo (the buffet) definitely expect tips. The guy that I tipped our first night there was especially nice to us and went out of his way to help us, while the other staff prior to receiving a tip didn't check back in on us at all after bringing the first round of drinks. The food at the buffet was kind of meh. Some of it was o.k. but most of it wasn't that great. I'd definitely recommend making a reservation at one of the other restaurants. The steakhouse was quite good. Overall we had a great time there and would definitely return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

We booked online for 2 excursions with scuba caribe which is the third party company that has offices on the property and had troubles with them. I spent over 4 hours of my time just to get the details worked out for what i prepaid for 3 weeks prior to arriving. The people who booked on the spot didn't seem to have any troubles, so just book excursions while there rather than online.

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