$405 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 6, 2015 Check-out: Jan 9, 2015

RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

5 stars
Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
87 reviews
Fantastic get away

This vacation was great we really enjoyed it and the staff was fabulous !! See full review

  • CMACE
  • Nov 16, 2014
5 star

This resort truly defines 5 stars. From the staff to the hotel itself, I would definitely return. See full review

  • Chetez
  • Jul 22, 2014
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

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.

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
Check-out:
1500

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

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Guest Reviews (87)

Ratings and reviews for RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
87 out of 87
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jay36
Business
new jersey
Feb 1, 2014

awesome family vacation

The hotel lobby was impressive and overall the rooms were nice. The grounds were very well maintained and pools were nice. The service was good and there was no expectation of a tip as I had read in some reviews. Language was a small issue since not every staff member speaks english - however staff was making good effort to understand and explain things. A small tip can go a long way to get attention and good service. They were encouraging people to join for the events during the day and after dinner. Food choice was impressive but living in newyork area spoils you and expectations go up. One could get bored with food before the week is over. The 4 restaurants besides the buffet are decent enough but nothing to write about. Booking opens at 8 AM an d can be done for 3 nights in advance. If you get a room around the entertainment area and have kids, it is better to switch to a different wing since the loud music won't stop till mid night. Don't expect lot of quality booze. You can find Jack Daniels in the lobby bar and Stoli vodka in the sports bar. Rest all liquor is mostly local and it tastes fine with cocktails. The only beer offered is Presidente - its like a pilsner. The beach is nice but bavaro is not the calm waters of Caribbean - the Atlantic makes it choppy - so if you have young kids it is better to be watchful. the excursion to saona island is a must do - the catamaran ride and speed boats are lot of fun.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

you can bargain for excursions and get 1/2 off for kids.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
anything not taken
Business
eureka, ca
Jan 29, 2014

best ever vacation

The beach was the most impressive part of the experience for me. The water was so warm you could spend the whole day in it without having to get out. It is remarkable how effective even a small gratuity is and how much it will improve your stay at an all inclusive. The buffet was so impressive you could eat every meal all week and not have the same thing twice, salmon and shrimp available at three meals a day, the quality of the food was excellent. The staff was helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel and the republica dominicana as a great place to vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Try swimming with the stingrays and sharks.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Starving in Paradise
Business
Washington, DC
Jan 23, 2014

The Food Ruined It

We loved the location, beautiful beaches, decadent pool, and friendly staff. However, the food was HORRIBLE. If you are a foodie, skip this resort. The buffet was overflowing with food that was either bland or overcooked. The other "nice" restaurants had a slightly better offering, but only in comparison to the buffet. Furthermore, the 24-Hour room service is limited to a poor excuse for a Club Sandwich and Cold Nachos. Good food would have made this perfect, but after a few days I couldn't wait to leave just to get a good meal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Get out of the hotel and find better food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Viaje
Business
Gloucester, MA
Jan 20, 2014

RIU Palace Bavaro January 2014

Going to a resort like this is not an adventure, however, if you are looking for R & R, you can't beat it. The food was much better than some of the other resorts, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was super, staff friendly, and everything was very clean. Gorgeous weather and miles and miles of beach to walk on made it a super break from a cold and snowy winter.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LENA FISHKA
Business
NEW YORK
Jan 18, 2014

VERY GOOD RESORT, MINOR ISSUES

THIS IS A VERY GOOD RESORT. WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE HOTEL, ROOMS, FOOD AND SERVICE. HOWEVER, MINOR SUGGESTIONS - HAVING MORE BATHROOMS ON THE GROUNDS AND CLOSER TO THE BEACH AND POOL / BAR AREA WOULD BE NICE; PLEASE REPLACE THESE HORRIBLE PILLOWS; PLEASE INSTALL A STAIRCASE OR AN ELEVATOR SHAFT IN THE WING OF THE MAIN RESTAURANT!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hector Rojas
Business
Querétaro, Mexico
Dec 28, 2013

Great Hotel

Great Hotel, great food, great staff, only the cleanliness of the room could be better. But in general, great hotel, and the price was acceptable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

The hotel has 2 discos, One at 5 minutes walking and the second around 10 minutes in car.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RotCiv
Business
Fort Collins, Colorado
Dec 27, 2013

RIU Palace Bavaro - A Must Go!

We enjoyed our time at the RIU Palace Bavaro: great place, excelent food variaties, superb service and professional staff. Room comfort could have been better, was not good having two twin beds 'together' to make it a king size bed. This RIU hotel did not have drinks service at the beach like the RIU in Cancun. Not certain what is RIU standard on this. Will have been great enrolling the RIU Class program BEFORE going into any of the RIU hotels. Evening etertainment for the kids were good despite of being repetitive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

IF you are travelling with kids, please ensure you bring everything you need (diapers, ibuprofen, wipes, etc..) it cost 2x purchasing any of these in the hotel or local stores being Punta Cana a tourist area.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Drew M.
Business
KC,KS
Dec 2, 2013

Amazing for the price

The Riu Bavaro stuns you from arrival with a beautiful lobby and grounds, welcoming front staff, and a welcome drink. The rooms were no less amazing. The key card controlled lights and modern designed rooms do not disappoint. The rooms have cleaning and turn-down service every day and the mini bar is always kept stocked. They also had a bottle of champagne waiting on ice for us after we got back from dinner the first evening. There is great entertainment provided by the pool and beach every day which allows you something to do besides being a beach bum. I should note that kayaks and sailboats are rented free of charge as well. The only thing to say that is not always great is the food. The buffets were always decent at a minimum but if you wanted great food you need to go to the restaurants which are reservation only at night. Krystal was amazing and Geisha was a great Japanese/Asian fusion restaurant that was awesome. The Italian LA bombola was just decent though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The shops around on the beach and in the area around the hotel are completely negotiable. They will start ridiculously high. $160 for a little bottle thing & $45 for sunglasses. By the time I was walking out the door he was pushing $30 for both. So haggle hard if you want something especially cigars.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ron Grycko
Business
Cincinnati, Ohio
Oct 13, 2013

Good adult trip

The Riu resort was a little too large for my tastes. The guests were very quiet and subdued during our time there. We would not go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JRamon
Business
New York, NY
Sep 2, 2013

Last minute vacation

We found the location to be a little further away than we thought, but we found the place to be very nice... the lobby was huge and we were given attention right away.. no need to wait. We did arrive ahead of time, since check out was at 3pm.. but according to my email check in was at 12pm. So we did have to wait around until 2pm. The food was pretty good, did not wow us... the Italian restaurant was good though. The pools were great but there seemed to be only one pool we could use.. The drinks were weak but that's to be expected. The resort is also huge, so there is a lot of walking around. The entertainment was actually good during the day, they were fun ! But at night, it seemed to be a bit lacking... there were only two things a kids show, and a regular show and then some live music. I was expecting more. The beach was beautiful! No complaints at all! Over all, we had a great time we were just expecting more for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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