Ratings based on 305 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful Resort

Posted Sep 18, 2014
Cons: The beds were a bit hard, not too comfy.
Location: Location was great, beach was right there and all the activities. I did zip lining which was booked with the hotel and a bus came to pick us up.
The Riu Bavaro is an amazing resort, from the hotel to the staff to the activities and shows everything is spectacular. I recommend anyone going to Punta Cana to stay at this resort. The resort is on the beach. The food and restaurants were incredible.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent

Posted Sep 5, 2014
Everything was excellent on Riu Palace Bavaro hotel. The hotel was very beautiful colorful contemporary style.the rooms are big bright and very clean. The food was amaizing. The entertainment team was amaizing. We will return back next year on this hotel. We strongly recommend the Riu Palace Bavaro hotel.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Last hotel stay

Posted Sep 4, 2014
Pros: Staff & food
Cons: beach umbrellas
Everything was fine, although not having umbrellas on the beach is quite hard to stay on the sun for all day. This was one of our biggest disappointments.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 31, 2014
This was an excellent, all-inclusive, no-worries, luxurious Vacation!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Its a must!

Posted Aug 28, 2014
Close to the beach, food was good lots of variety, make reservations for the other restaurants a day before, rooms are very modern, very clean hotel, had an excellent time and would definitely return. A beautiful place for couples.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from new york

Hotel is okay

Posted Aug 22, 2014
Hotel was not what i was expecting having been to punta cana several times..this was my worst stay..bed sheets always smelled horrible..it was disappointing considering this hotel is the newest riu resort in punta cana!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York City

Fun in the Sun

Posted Aug 20, 2014
Pros: The hotel was clean and the grounds are well maintained.
Cons: The employees should learn to speak more English because it is hard to communicate and make conversations with them.
Location: Th Hotel is like a 20 minutes ride from the airport.
The hotel was clean. We requested for 2 double beds but the beds seems smaller and they were pushed together. The hotel is huge. We requested for an ocean view 3 months in advance but still didn't get it. They said the only available rooms ocean view had ONE bed only?!?!? Why i would never undesrtand. When most of the people who goes there are families.They have good nightly shows very entertaining. They have only one pool. Not too big but it doesnt get crowded. Lots of chairs on the pool and on the beach. No need to wake up early. The employees don't seem very friendly. They just go about their work. You could count with your fingers the few who go out of your way to please and make you happy. The Breakfast and Lunch Food is okay but on your 3rd or 4th day you feel like it's the same thing everyday already. The Dinner Buffets always have a special menu like Lobsters one day, Shrimps the next, etc. They have 3 specialty restaurants you need to make reservations. Food is a hit or miss depending on what you order. There is not much to do outside the hotel so we chose to just stay in. We were there from Aug 13-18. Had great weather.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Friendly staff! Great food* "Lots of amenities"
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from new York

It surpass my expectations

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Wow! Excellent room. Most of the staff were nice. Montecristo main restaurant was the best selection. Very dissapointed of the taino steakhouse. I asked for a New York steak medium but it was overcooked. The waiters at this restaurant has no concept of the beef cuts. Chicken ceasar salad had no parmesan cheese as advertised and on top of it was saturated with a cheap dressing. Grilled chicken was not grilled but boiled. It was the biggest dissatisfaction. On top of it there was no air conditioner with a 90 degrees weather. The italian restaurant was also a dissapointment. Kristal restaurant was the best. The served you with a real glass of wine. Excellent sea bass. Nice atmosphere. It is the only restaurant I will recommend.nice facilities. Excellent service with drinks by the pool. Overall I would recommend ed.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pleasant Hill.CA

Ok

Posted Aug 14, 2014
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