Punta Cana

Riu Palace Bavaro


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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. Guests staying at the Riu Palace Bavaro have exchange privileges with Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Bambu & Riu Naiboa (excludes dinner). 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 POOL VIEW
Located in the resort's VIP area, this adults only guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a living area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace with pool views. Room also features a hydro-massage tub, WiFi, and much more.
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
Located in the resort's VIP area, this adults only guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a living area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views. Room also includes a hydro-massage tub, WiFi, and more.
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
King or 2 double beds, Living room area with sofa, Balcony or terrace, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite flat screen TV, Room safe, Coffee maker, Hydro-massage tub, Extra shower cabin, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit
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 OCEAN FRONT
Located in the resort's VIP area, this adults only guestroom includes one king bed, a living area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace with oceanfront views and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Room also includes a hydro-massage tub, WiFi, and more.
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 SUPERIOR
King or 2 double beds, Living room area with sofa, Balcony or terrace, Courtyard view, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite flat screen TV, Room safe, Coffee maker, Hydro-massage tub, Extra shower cabin, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit.
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
King bed, Living room area with sofa, Balcony or terrace with jacuzzi, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite flat screen TV, Room safe, Coffee maker, Hydro-massage tub, Extra shower cabin, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit
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 SUPERIOR JACUZZI
Located in the resort's VIP area, this adults only guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a living area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace with a Jacuzzi. Room also features a hydro-massage tub, WiFi, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Room Service
DINING
Riu Palace Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Bavaro:
Japanese Restaurant -
Krystal - Fusion restaurant.
Main Restaurant -
Pool Side Restaurant - Grill and steakhouse.
Italian 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
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2825 Recommend
2825 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Bavaro to their friends and family



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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Paradise in the DR
Karina K, Centerville, Ohio, United States
Wed Nov 30 09:26:47 EST 2016
Everything about Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro was amazing. The staff was amazing. Truly treated us like royalty. We were recognized by the pool bar and buffet staff. They were very eager to make our stay outstanding. The resort is beautiful. Many options for dining and entertainment. I recommend this resort to anyone wishing to relax.

Beautiful and Relaxing
ljburt5, Atlanta, Georgia
Tue Nov 29 17:12:34 EST 2016
Room was great, view of the private pool (VIP - pool). Staff was superior. Check in staff were very friendly. But my favorites was the breakfast and dinner crew in the main lobby. They really made the visit fabulous! We were serenaded every morning. We had flowers on our tables when the staff saw us coming. The trip was amazing the hotel was great. I wouldn't shop at the little strip of shops next to the hotel. Prices seem to vary per customer. Now beware of the picture people again prices vary from $300 to $30 is what I ended up getting my photos for on a disk.

Second Visit not so good
patsyport61, essex, england
Fri Nov 25 05:25:18 EST 2016
Visited the hotel in March this year and could not fault it. Returned on 4th November for two weeks with family and noticed deterioration. On arrival we were offered two upgraded rooms. Naturally, we accepted these but the rooms were EXACTLY the same as the rooms we had in March. The only difference was the view from the balcony being that of the big white roof of the rear of the reception!! We could see nothing else. There was a constant smell of the restaurants as well. We were moved the next day (after unnecessary arguments with three different managers) to two rooms just below our rooms we had in March. We had interjoining rooms with my brother and his wife. Their heavy sliding wardrobe door was stuck. After numerous complaints, THREE workmen came to repair. They made it slightly better, so my brother was offered to CHANGE ROOMS!! ...no way. Our room had a fridge that did not work for the whole fortnight. The optics were constantly leaking. The ice making machine on our (second) floor did not work for the fortnight..we had to go to the ground floor. The evening "turn down" service was hit and miss. Sometimes we received clean towels...other times we didn't. Spotted the maid one evening before she passed by our rooms to ask for clean towels...she took three dirty ones but only had ONE clean one to replace.!! We all requested international drinks every evening and every evening the waiters tried to fob us off with the local spirits (they smelt and tasted like medicine). We instantly returned them until we were given what we requested. The evening entertainment was diabolical. One night we had a dance show....very amateurish. The next night we had another dance show - different theme - it was the SAME dancers, just in different outfits. This was the same with every dance show over the fortnight. The only "outside" show that was very good was the gymnastics show. The entertainments team worked very hard day and night. Their shows in the evening were hilarious. The food on the whole was quite good...some days it was quite unappetising. I think too much fussing over the excellent display of desserts and not enough time with the main food dishes. I am sad to say we shall not be returning to this hotel again..as I said deterioration all round. Reminder if you go there, do not accept an upgraded room.

Save your money and time
Josh M, New York City, New York
Thu Nov 24 02:51:20 EST 2016
Save your money and time here. Average hotel with high prices. Mouldy, smelly and unclean rooms with hair everywhere. The fridge in the room does not works we changed three rooms and even were upgraded but the same issues everywhere. Wifi does not work most times. Half the restuarants were closed. Average and bland food in the main restaurant. The quality is also way too below. I would rather go to paradisus hotels.

Didn't meet my expectations
Alizeh123B, Toronto, Canada
Thu Nov 24 02:04:23 EST 2016
My family and I stayed at this "resort" and we couldn't have been more disappointed. We were in a VIP room, and it was never clean, nor was anything good. We found roaches in our bathroom and the AC wouldn't work so it was very humid and wet. Fungi was in every corner and on the ceiling. Half the restaurants were closed and every day, the food was the same. I definitely would not recommend this resort and my stay there was awful. Poolside was the only saving grace.



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