Punta Cana

Riu Palace Bavaro


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2018 Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

2019 Exceptional Value
Honeymoon: Welcome gift, small bottle of rum, king bed (based on availability), late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 spa credit per adult (restrictions apply).

Located on the beach of Arena Gorda, Riu Palace Bavaro is the newest RIU Hotel in Punta Cana! Buildings are surrounded by lush gardens and provide amazing views. Enjoy all of the fine qualities that RIU vacationers love: excellent service, a beautiful beach location, fine dining, and the comfort of a Palace. There is no better way to relax in this beautiful beach location.

Renova Spa creates a calming atmosphere, providing body and beauty treatments, massages, and a free sauna and Jacuzzi. Looking to get your heart rate up? The gym is complimentary and features state-of-the-art equipment.

Dining options are plentiful, with buffet, Krystal Fusion, Japanese, Italian, and Grill Steakhouse available. The poolside bar with swim-up bar serves cool, tropical drinks while you mingle with fellow vacationers.

All guestrooms have free WiFi, a stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser, and a balcony or terrace. Jacuzzi suites are available and feature a Jacuzzi on the balcony. Perfect for a romantic getaway!

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HOTEL LOCATION
Address:
PUNTA CANA


DR
Local Phone: 809-687-4242
Fax: 610-359-6625
Website Address: www.riu.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Features two swimming pools, with adoining jacuzzi and swim-up bar
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Requred
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Features five restaurants, six bars, two pools, complimentary Wifi throughout the resort and Renova Spa. Exchange privileges with Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa. Beach:
Total Rooms: 610
Year Opened: 2011 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Rooms in the Villa Section of the hotel accommodate only adults. However, since all areas are publi, there could be families with children on or near walkways in the vicinity of the rooms, and the pool area.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR JACUZZI
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace with private whirlpool. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JR STE SUPERIOR CONNECTING
Connecting rooms each with air conditioning, ceiling fan, living room area w/ sofa, phone, minibar, liquor dispenser, coffee maker, TV, safe, iron/ironing board. Bathroomw/ hydrotub, shower, separate toilet. Balcony or terrace with courtyard view.
Other Amenities -
JUNIOR SUITE POOL VIEW
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace with pool view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace with ocean view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN VIEW
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JR STE GARDEN VIEW CONNECTING
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace. Bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE JACUZZI OCEAN FRONT
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone & balcony or terrace with private whirlpool & ocean front view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tubextra shower cabin, a liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
1king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balcony or terrace with courtyard view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE JACUZZI
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone & balcony or terrace with private whirlpool. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Palace Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Bavaro:
Italian Restaurant -
La Bambola - Italian restaurant (buffet starters).
Krystal - Fusion restaurant.
Geisha - It's a Japanese restaurant.
Kulinarium - Restaurant.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
One introductory scuba diving lesson, Sailing, Kayaking
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live Music, Pacha Night Club, Riu Evening Program
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Mini-club

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
3344 Recommend
3344 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Bavaro to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 3984reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Been here three days no hot water.
charleskP3198MC, Greenwood, Indiana
Mon Nov 12 14:11:08 EST 2018
We have asked to move they come to check and say it's hot water for Dominican. I have taken Cold showers for three day and this is the last. Everytime maintenance comes they say it's good from the sink it's at best lukewarm but in the shower it's Cold water.Very un happy at this place due to service.I have asked they will not swap me rooms.

Drugged by Pache
Seaside48750133350,
Sun Nov 11 15:30:35 EST 2018
Do not stay at this resort!!! Within 1 1/2 hours of being here I was drugged at the swim up bar by Pache, the bartender!!! The patrons took better care of me than the resort.... I really think there intention was to drug my friend and I but my friend luckily did not drink her second drink.... Pache had them all ready for us before we even ordered them...reported this to management who never addressed the issue after telling us he would look into it!! Had to pay tons of money upfront before they would take me to the hospital....had our room keys deactivated after going to the pool the next day and the front desk seemed to know our room number without even asking our names.... had people pounding at our door late at night... we were so afraid we went to another resort.... after talking to people at the airport, the Dominican seems to be targeting us just like they did in Mexico!!!!! I will never return there again and I use to love going!!!! My friend who I traveled with is a travel agent and would never recommend this place to anybody!!! Watch out for Pache the bartender!!

Amazing experience
foxylad244,
Sat Nov 10 13:16:11 EST 2018
Amazing holiday defiantly the best every member off staff work so hard and really do look after all of you food amazing staff amazing really clean and a large resort deffiently best experience ( amazing could fault it )

Still a very nice place to stay
Rui C, Toronto, Canada
Sat Nov 10 01:49:56 EST 2018
We have come back to this hotel 4 times now and are genuenly hoping to return next year for a 5th. We have always recieved good to excellent service from the bar tenders to the restaurant staff. The hotel is starting to tire as I believe its in it's 8th year and will soon need a refresh similar to it's sister hotels along the beach. Our stay was in mid October and my guess was the hotel was between 30 - 40% capacity, good thing was we didn't wait for anything from room service to a la cart service which was immediate.Bad thing was they closed a couple of restaurants every night as they didn't have guests to fill and I found the buffet a little light in selection as well. The grounds were as always clean and the gardens well maintained. Rooms very clean and spacious, nice sized balcony. We were in VIP ocean view which is very nice. Best part of VIP is the private pool area no kids and it's a little more quite with some latino music playing at the bar and a hand full of guests in the pool, or if you want you can go over to the main pool where the entertainment staff will keep you entertained and a lot more people. Entertainment a night is typical Caribbean shows like Michael Jackson to guests on stage playing games. I don't understand why they have a violinist just doesn't fit in to the whole theme of vacation down south maybe he and should be in the restaurants playing as your eating not the main stage. We really have nothing bad to say about this Riu people like Rafael, Emilio and Yaslanda were great from the second we arrived to the second we left. For a Caribbean resort I would recommend it to any family member or friend.

Not starting good
KryztiG, Tallahassee, Florida
Fri Nov 09 13:19:55 EST 2018
Just got here today. Property is beautiful. Room is simple,yet clean. Problem is that we requested double beds and an ocean view. We've been standing in the lobby at the desk that's supposed to be handling this for over 30 mins and noone has looked our way. Also tried to call the front desk before walking ALL the way down and could not get an answer to multiple calls. This is certainly NOT good customer service.



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