RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

5 stars
View map of Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
97 reviews
Great Trip

3rd time guest, loved it! The service is fantastic, the staff is incredible. I was a bit peeved... See full review

  • Yulianna Y.
  • Aug 22, 2015
Awesome family vacation

My overall experience with the hotel was great! We had an awesome time. We enjoy all the activities... See full review

  • Maria S.
  • Aug 13, 2015

The Hotel RIU Palace Bavaro is an all-inclusive resort and hotel in Punta Cana. This luxurious, beachfront resort boasts amenities such as a sauna and spa, which offer various beauty treatments, a fitness center, three fresh water swimming pools, and a solarium terrace. Both the exterior and interior of the hotel have the appearance of a modern day palace, with beautifully maintained gardens all over the property. Rooms have views of the Caribbean and the surrounding landscaping, while satellite TV, central air conditioning, bathtubs with hydromassage and free Wi-Fi are all offered, as is a 24 hours a day room service. Sports and activities that are available include windsurfing, tennis, snorkeling and kayaking.

Highlights

RIU Palace Bavaro has many activities for people of all ages. There are several restaurants to choose from, including Geisha, for authentic Japanese food, La Bambola, for the best in Italian cooking, and Krystal, a fusion restaurant and a grill and steakhouse. Near the resort you will find a variety of entertainment, including El Millon casino, a golf course and several night clubs with live music. The resort is also close to nearby attractions such as the Marinarium marine park and Saona Island, which is a nature reserve that is great for snorkeling and observing the local wildlife.

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
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Hotel Map

18.7203 -68.4556
Area served
Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana. Higey, Dominican Republic
Nearby airports
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ): Approximate driving time is 30 minutes and distance is 30 kilometers.
Area description
Punta Cana Beach

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:
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.

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Guest Reviews (97)

Ratings and reviews for RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
97 out of 97
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Juan Rojas
Couples
Panama City, Panama
Nov 7, 2014

Is not bad....but to expensive for the hotel

Is not a 5 stars hotel services. If you plan to check in at night, it´s terrible. Just have one guy to attend all that the front desk need....We expend more than one hour to complete the check in. The mini bar was empty...I was order wather etc...they deliver the drinks the 3rd day. The jacuzzy does not wort...the technical people repair that the last day. I will never use this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
freequint traveler
Family
harrisburg, pa
Oct 6, 2014

Beautiful Beach

First hotel room had bugs. Hotel manager was not quick to accomodate room relocation. Second room was fine. Staff was ok but I didnt get the feel that they liked Americans. Met some very nice people who were there vacationing. All in all....it was ok.

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

Family

Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pa traveler 123321
Couples
PA
Oct 4, 2014

great getaway

Everything was exceptional but I wish the sheets were softer.

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

Couples

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Don't waste your time driving into town for shopping, just walk down the beach.. "better than Walmart prices"

Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NoWhereWill
Couples
London
Aug 26, 2014

Very average service

Location is wonderful, but service desires for improvement. Absolutely ignorant staff, most of staff doesn't speak almost any English. Guests don't really feel welcome at all.

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

Couples

Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Newly Weds in Love
Couples
Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 26, 2014

Newly Weds

It was okay! Food could have been better. The entertainment was great. Loved the beach. It was a short walk from our hotel room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jrzygrl
Family
Northeast PA
Aug 15, 2014

Wonderful Family Vacation

We had a wonderful time. Everything was very clean, the staff was very friendly, there was plenty of food and there were many activities if you wanted to participate. The entertainment guys - Sexy Coco, Sexy Bobo and Little Miguel were a blast! As a family, we enjoyed the Cafe every evening after dinner. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. They really made you feel welcome. The restaurant, cafe and bar staff were also very nice, friendly and helpful. No problem with mosquitoes while on the resort grounds. The only thing I would have improved on was the amount of equipment in the gym. They need more cardio equipment and more variation of free weights. 8 and 11 lbs weights just doesn't work for everyone.

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

Family

Dining tip: In Hotel

3 tips: If you go to the nightly shows, get there early for a good seat. If you leave the resort for an excursion, use insect repellent before you leave the resort. The seaweed can be annoying...more of it during high tide, less with low tide. Bring hydrocortisone cream as the seaweed can give you a little rash if you handle it too much (my son played with it a little too much)

Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brooklyn born Navy girl
Couples
New York
Aug 8, 2014

I will be back for sure

My trip started off rough. The first day after a long flight i arrived at the resort and was informed at check in that they overbooked the hotel. As you cam imagine i was ticked offf. After a lot of back and fourth they put me in a xab to the resort next door (Macao). The staff and room was pretty good but not what i paid for. The next day i packed ip and went back next door by cab. The hotel gave me a better view which i was pleased with. The food was great, the staff was friendly and warm, the pool and beach location was awesome. Overall we had a great trip. They lost a star for overbooking!

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

Couples

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Book travel online or with a agent to the hotel. A can ride was 40 dollars.

Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hey Rambo
Couples
Pennsylvania
Jul 27, 2014

Was everything that was advertised

Hotel and ocean were everything that you see in the photos. Weather is fantastic. Food was pretty good, make sure to get to Buffett when it opens for fresh food. Remember to bring pants or you will not be able to get into the 5 star resteraunts,which are very good. Luckily for me the bell hop at the front desk got me a pair of hotel staff pants to wear. Most staff, not all, do not speak much English and will pretty much ignore you after saying a couple words. The room was great, but we did see 1 cockroach run across the floor on the last night of our stay. The villas are a must for couples. You will get a private adult only pool and swim up bar. May not be able to get hot water for shower or jaqussi tub at night. The main pool is overly crowded and has lots of children. If you smell sewage at certain parts of the resort, it is because they are watering the grass with sewage water.

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

Couples

Shopping tip: In Hotel

Price everything at your hotel gift shop before shopping. Most local shops will actually try to charge you more than the gift shop.

Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
New York
Jul 24, 2014

Not impressed

My fiancé and I were considering getting married here next year. THAT'S NOT HAPPENING HERE... The food was mediocre at best, the jacuzzi suite had two jacuzzi's in them that don't work and the staff were jerks with few exceptions. I don't ask for much, just what I pay for... I don't believe I received my money's worth..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of RIU Palace Bavaro -All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chetez
Couples
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 22, 2014

5 star

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

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

Couples

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