Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

Playa De Arena Gorda | Punta Cana 23000  [SEE MAP]Punta Cana  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Girls Week in Paradise

Feb 13th, 2020

From the moment we arrived at the resort our every need was met. Anthony and Gabriel got us checked in and to our room quickly. Chilled Champagne and souvenirs were waiting in the room for us. THE VIEW... There are no words. We then met Hector at the VIP bar by the adult-only pool and he made our arrival amazing, each day we went to the pool Hector made us laugh, made amazing drinks and made sure we were enjoying our stay. The resort was all about fun, yet it was amazingly quiet and you could relax. Shopping right off the resort for souvenirs was convenient and affordable (try the chocolate shop). Eddy at the Buffett had our table ready as soon as he saw us coming, with fresh coffee on the table every morning and water each evening when we went for dinner. The buffet rotates so many types of food and desserts and drinks we could have had every meal there and note sampled everything there was offered. We also enjoyed the steak house for dinner a couple of times, the menu is limited, especially for someone with a shellfish allergy, but the food and service were still good. The beach was amazing, beautiful and clean. We spent time playing in the waves and going for walks. Even at night after dinner, we walked along the beach in the surf and never felt unsafe. Francis from Funjet set us up with amazing excursions and we had so much fun going ziplining, feeding monkeys, and spending the day on an Ocean spa. This Hotel is amazing... the service is top-notch, there was no need not met. The grounds were immaculate all the staff was friendly and helpful. We will be back. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Great Relaxing Vacation!

Feb 12th, 2020

We’ve been to The Dominican Republic several and this beach is our favorite! This hotel had some mixed reviews around the holidays. This was not our experience. We spent 11 days here and everything was perfect! The rooms have an open layout. The shower opens to the main room as well as jetted tub next to the bed. Everything was very clean. Everyone here works very hard. The food was excellent! We went to all the specialty restaurants (the steakhouse 3 times!) The buffet was great too. We love walking this beach. We went on 2 excursions-Saona Island and Outback Adventures. Both were very nice. In 11 days we got to visit with a lot of the hardworking staff. Edwin and Yokasty always took good care of us at the lobby lounge 😉 We would highly recommend Riu Palace Bavaro! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Family Vacation 2020

Feb 10th, 2020

Like others have said some good things and some bad, but I think the good outweighs the bad! Upon entering the lobby we got checked in right away and went to our room. There was a beverage offered upon arrival but we did not partake. The room had the typical tropical smell to it that if you’re not used to can be a shocker. The room was very clean and overall good condition. Our refrigerator and telephone weren’t working in our room. We told the front desk and they were fixed instantly. There were a few cosmetic spots were paint was peeling but nothing that took away from our time in the room. We stayed in the villas and they are in the perfect location to everything. They are adult only though. Also if you are traveling with kids or other adults the bathrooms are very open concept. I could see where this could be an issue but for my wife and I it wasn’t one. The food was just ok to be honest nothing to write home about. They are feeding masses of people buffet style and breakfast was by far my favorite meal. I can’t knock the food for what it was. The service was by far the best it always is when we stay at the RIU’s. Stefany from the main buffet took care of us almost every meal and did an amazing job. The bars and people to get you drinks were plentiful. The service there was also great! 4 years ago we had service on the beach and this time it was only around the pool areas that would be my only complaint. If you ask for alcohol by type you get the well but if you ask for it by brand then you get the better quality stuff. Just a heads up it took me until day 6 to realize this! Entertainment staff were always around and involved everywhere. You can always do as much or as little as you want to do. Went to two of their shows at the hotel and one of the RIU pool parties. Overall a great time was had by all. Overall a great experience again in Punta Cana and at a RIU. We will most definitely be back! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Amazing Vacation

Feb 9th, 2020

From the room to the grounds to the staff I would highly recommend this resort. Our room was always well stocked and very clean, grounds are immaculate and staff are nothing but exceptional. Beach is steps from the resort and hardest decision of the day was what to drink and where to swim. Only negative was the amount of solicitors on the beach. We will definitely be back to this resort with the many new friends we met during this vacation. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Trip to Riu Bavaro Palace

Feb 1st, 2020

Riu Bavaro Palace is AN INCREDIBLE HOTEL! We were quite impressed with the people at the front desk, especially with Nathaniel, Antonio, Fernando and Enriques. They always assisted us with a smile and they were truly concerned about our experience at their hotel. The staff in the buffet dining room were very pleasant and we were impressed with the cuisine. The animation group was so friendly and always greeted us with hugs and smiles. The maids, Amelia and Josephine were exceptional and also kept our room very clean. It is wonderful to know that they could be trusted completely and we felt at home in this hotel. Thanks for the wonderful time. We made a lot of cherished memories. Anna Maria Porcaro -Toronto Ontario, Canada TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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