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.

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
GDN TO SUP JRS UPGRADE GROUPON
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
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
JRS GDN TO SUP UPGR GROUPON
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
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
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
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
JR STE GARDEN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms each with air conditioning, ceiling fan, living room area w/ sofa, direct dial phone, minibar, liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite TV, safe, iron/ironing board. Bathroom w/ hydrotub, shower cabin, separate toilet. Balcony or terrace
Other Amenities -
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

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:
Pool Side Restaurant - Grill and steakhouse.
Italian Restaurant -
Japanese Restaurant -
Krystal - Fusion restaurant.
Main 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 3567reviews
What to expect
Location
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
December trip
Benfieldside,
Sat Dec 09 07:20:02 EST 2017
Here now and have to say a brilliant hotel!staff good , service good,hotel and facilities superb 👍just be prepared to eat school dinners for the duration of your stay, and at all costs avoid the sea food you will regret it for days!

Nice
monca15, etobicoke
Fri Dec 08 07:43:54 EST 2017
Out of 5 Riu , this was the one we loved the most. We walked around to the other ones, but our favorite was this one. The resort is really nice and short walking to the beach is a big plus. All the restaurant are close you dont need to walk a lot everything is beside each other. The BEST and TOP place the Coffee house.... The buffet was ok , The other restaurants were not the great ... The italian was terrible sorry the Geisha caused us stomach issues :( and the other 2 are the same but we didn't risk it. THE BEST FOOD the top food was the STEAKHOUSE.... just wow... great food we went 2x. The rooms were spacious , the maid came every morning. Overall it is a nice place however now the negative side : I do felt that we were very limited with they children. NO upgrades at all. Everything is VIP and Adult only. One section with children only. out of 4 pools only 1 pool where children are allowed and of course where the Afternoon entertaining is on like a LAP DANCE at 3 pm :((((((( The waterpark was very small and we did not like it at all. If you offer and we pay for children i do feel that children schould have more . We did not like the area where we were on the 3rd floor you had to walk thru the lobby all the time :( going up and down with the stroller . The elevator's has no sensors big concerns when you taking it so many times with kids. It is a nice place i definitely recommend it but Without children. Also be careful where is your room the Nightly entertainment is below the rooms, so if you got your room there the music is on until about midnight you won't be getting any sleep :)

Vacation from hell!
dpriddy84, Springfield, Illinois
Mon Dec 04 12:33:41 EST 2017
This is our second trip to this same location. Our room (4005) at Riu Palace Bavaro was covered in toxic black mold. This was due to not having air conditioning for two nights and who knows how long the air had been out. The room was so humid it was dripping wet! Our first night was okay but starting day 2 and into day 3, I began developing a very bad cough, extreme drowsiness and flu like symptoms. I demanded the hotel move our room after I closely inspected it and found there to be a dusting (and in some areas behind furniture very think layers) of black mold everywhere. What I first thought was just the walls needing painting was actually mold everywhere. I asked to be moved and the front desk didn’t seem too concerned. Said maybe come back at end of day and see what they have. I waited two hours and even walking into my room was awful. I went back and demanded to be moved now. Again no real concern but agreed. They never even called to check on me or see if I recovered! I now have a new room however am laying in bed typing this message at 6:26pm local time because I’ve been sick all day. My boat/snorkel excursion yesterday was spent mostly laying on the boat because of body aches and weakness. This experience has caused sleepless coughing nights and and ruined our trip! Now we are in a completely different building from our mom that we were supposed to be next to but leaving that room was more important. I enjoyed my previous trip and I enjoy the resort. I work for an international hotel brand... so I completely understand things happen and things break down, but it’s about how the hotel solves the problem and takes care of the guest. So far there has been nothing! Hotel management is non-existent and RIU Resorts main facebook page directed me to fill out a complaint form... which once I submit online returns an error. Add to this these other issues: 4005 (mold room) Shower head didn’t work. They fixed day two Fridge was unplugged so everything was warm No resort credit book as advertised No anniversary surprise as advertised 4303 (second room) Shower head doesn’t work Yellow water when filling hot tub (photo) I wish we took pics of mold room but packed and got out of there too fast! I think I’m more astounded by the lack of concern or follow up by anyone! I now have a doctor appointment for the day I return home. My symptoms have been terrible (extreme tiredness & weakness, very bad cough attacks, itchy eyes, muscle tremors & soreness, some finger numbness and maybe a couple other things. An awful trip caused 100% by this uncaring resort!

Nice Clean Hotel, with friendly Staff
Strappa1982, London, United Kingdom
Mon Dec 04 12:10:14 EST 2017
I was here for 10 days (16th-26th Nov 2017)for my 35th and my cousins 30th along with his two friends. Majority of the staff were friendly. Some didn’t speak good English, but this wasn’t a problem. We just got out our phones and used google translate which worked a dream. The WiFi in the hotel worked great. The Buffet was ok, nothing wonderful due to the fact sometimes the food u get would be cold because it’s just been sitting there, but I do recommend the steakhouse they’ve got. One of the reception staff named Luiz spoke very good English and we always got on with him and would have a bit of a laugh and joke anytime we saw him A waiter named Martinez always showed us love anytime we saw him in the buffet restaurant and we was always laughing and joking with him. Apart from our first 3-4 days where it basically rained after that it was 28-30 degree heat until we left to fly back to the UK I’m planning to go back to DR in a couple years time and I would 100% go back and stay here

RIU PALACE PUNTA CANA
subscribe46, Montreal, Canada
Thu Nov 30 10:10:15 EST 2017
We stayed at this hotel for 10 days in October 2017. To start with the very clean main lobby entrance is huge and really looks like a Palace. The people at the front desk are very helpful with any of your requirements. Your luggage is brought to your room as soon as checked in. The hotel is built in the form of a big U. It has 4 floors and the rooms are on both sides of the U. Rooms inside the U have a much better view of the ponds and pool. The walls are mostly of a white color with some light-yellow touches. It is kept very clean everywhere. We stayed in an inside the U room and close to the pool. Walking to the beach was very close. The rooms are kept very clean and serviced every morning. There are many trees on the beach which helps for required shade. There are 5 RIU hotels next to each other, so there is no problem finding a good spot to sit. The pool is also very much used by those who like it better than the ocean beach. At the pool area there is a bar attached to the pool and lots of good music and games organized by the staff. There is a very large buffet with great food in a lot of choices. There is also 4 restaurants. French, Italian, Brazilian and Japanese. Outside the buffet there is a large area with many tables. You can be served by the bar waiters for any drinks or coffee you want. A band is also playing every night until about 9 PM. There is a different show after 9 PM starting with something for young kids and for adults afterwards. All around a very recommended hotel that is very clean, entertaining and well served. We will be back again in the future!



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