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Riu Taino  

Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana. Dominican Republic.

beautiful resort
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Riu Taino Punta Cana-Bavaro Dominican Republic

#29 of 80 Hotels in Punta Cana-Bavaro

user rating 3.5

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In Punta Cana on Arena Gorda beach and right in the palm grove. The Riu Taino, immersed in an exceptional setting, adds to the comfort of its facilities the fascination of nature that surrounds it.

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Riu chain - never again!
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User Rating:  Riu Taino Review: 2.00 of 5

Posted by:  Alice  on Feb 4, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2010 | Leisure | Family and Kids
2012 people found this review helpful

While I've heard mixed reviews of the Riu chain I would never travel again to Riu Taino. Money stolen out of our safe, daughter lost room/safe key; front desk unwilling to do anything except tell us to look for key and come back later.
No hot water in shower last three days despite three calls to reception, no hand towels or bathmat last two days.
Most of the staff were great with the exception of a few men that felt it was perfectly ok to paw my daughter. Food was mediocre at best; last night went to the Mexican al a carte; we were both sick on the plane ride home.

Your Arrival:
Late at night, bags dropped off. Bellhop spoke no English, attempted to tell us how to secure patio door. Everything was closed up at 11:30 so went to bed

Rooms:
Meh - beds hard, pillow flat as a board, somewhat expected in given previous experience.

Restaurants and Bars:
Food just ok, very little seafood with the exception of oysters and shrimp. Great service at bar providing you tipped the b/tender on a daily basis.

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
Nice but crowded.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Carribean Festival with stingrays/sharks. They neglected to tell us we had to have the receipt but thankfully we were able to re-book for the next day. Our Sunquest guide Orlando was awesome!

Other Comments:
Am uncomfortable with the pushiess of the people selling their wares. I don't like rude people and find it difficult to be rude; unfortunately at time I had to resort to just that when they clearly wouldn't allow you to walk away. Afer having our holiday money stolen found it even more frustrating that even on excursions the bus driver, the excursion people, etc. all request tips. Bartering is my second least favorite thing to do....

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Do Not Go!!!!
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User Rating:  Riu Taino Review: 2.00 of 5

Posted by:  kelly  on Feb 23, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2010 | Leisure | Family and Kids
1952 people found this review helpful

5th time here and never again! Hotel is going to be demolished we were told by staff. Nice no longer a 5 star more like 2 with cockroaches!

Your Arrival:
Pushy photo people at airport, jumped out of line to bypass and they yelled at us! private transport good, going comming home never showed up and NO refund!

Rooms:
mold! on beds etc, dirty HUGE cockraoches in two of the four rooms we had. NO air in most no working fans, broken furinture, smoke soiled lines, had to ask for linens to be changed on two weeks! all people 7 in our group had moved 4 times! Mini bar poorly stocked ! and only every other day! not all inclusive! Foul smelling towels! BUGS!

Restaurants and Bars:
repetative food, copmpaired to bambu HUge difference! cold, and if you didn't eat it for dinner it was there for breakfast EG mashed potatoes! ewwww

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
grounds beautiful! Pools in poor repair, with children urinating in them, no bathing suites for most children, unhygenic! lights hanging in pool! Broken cocrete, ladders on poor angles.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Local son week-end with no supervision, eating drinking and peeing in pool! Really gross

Other Comments:
horribel condition, best local on beach, but really needs a major overhaul. Have asked for a refund!

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awful Theresa and Graydon Lewis Pembroke Ontario Canada
Riu Taino

User Rating:  Riu Taino Review: 2.00 of 5

Posted by:  Theresa  on Mar 14, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2010 | Leisure | Family and Kids
1921 people found this review helpful

ist room was musty and small, gave extra money to move got a better room.
Staff try to be helpful.Food was all the sameday after day.
The four of us in our party got sick i mean sick my brother-in law
was in the hospital3 days,the three
of us left never ate or drank for 3 days. We were all dehydrated and weak.
This is a 2 maybe a2.5 star.Staff were friendly and did there best.
Never again and feel we should be compensaded for 3 of the 10 days paid.

Your Arrival:
Feb.26th 2010 till March 8th /10 days 4 sick days times 4 people

Rooms:
bad and need renovating.Heard they were tearing this resort down and rebuilding.Maybe they should not have made reservations this year,

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
beach was the best part bars good friendly staff.

Other Comments:
Would like to talk to someone from riu Mamagement if i had a contact name

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Not worth the money
Riu Taino

User Rating:  Riu Taino Review: 2.00 of 5

Posted by:  John  on Mar 25, 2010  >  2 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Mar, 2010 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
2054 people found this review helpful

I have been to the Dominican 4 times and I have to say this was the worst place I ever stayed service was terrible. Even one of the employees tried to sell me cocaine I am disabled and he told me this is what they use for a pain killer. To say the least I told him to hit the road.And don't even get me started on the horrible room service.

Your Arrival:
The arrival took for ever and finally we took our luggage to the room ourselves even though I am disabled I had to lug the luggage with my wife at that time. Very bad arrival. They offered no drinks upon arrival like most resorts do.

Rooms:
The rooms were stuck in the 60s with there furniture and paintings. The washrooms were small and once again old sinks and fixtures and shower accommodations were horrible.

Restaurants and Bars:
Once again the food was not that great. You had to eat at buffet if you wanted a half decent food. The food was at best a 3 star and thats being nice.

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
Well the pools were dirty and my wife actually seen a used condom in the pool floating I don't really think I have to say much more about the pool.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
By the looks of things the activities were hookers. I seen one man that was very much overweight and had a different woman everyday. Then when I thought I seen it all he had picked up a young boy one day. He was no more then 17 years of age. This was disgusting and not something you would want your kids to see happening. I doubt very much they will post this Ad. We complained to the travel agent and they gave us a 200.00 dollar voucher for the next time we went. It was good for 6 months. I know we had saved for over a year for this trip so the 6 month voucher was really no good to us. They must of thought we were rich and traveled all the time and could afford to go on another trip. We are working folk and were not able to use it.

Other Comments:
I would not recommend this resort. Do your shopping and you will find a much better deal then the resort from hell. We made the best of it but feel we really did not get our moneys worth. I give this place a 3 star rating and that is being generous. This is certainly not a place for children. One good thing that did happen was one of the locals made us a ashtray out of a coconut which was pretty cool to watch him do this with such a big knife.

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Fifth trip to Taino...always a good time!!!
Riu Taino

User Rating:  Riu Taino Review: 4.00 of 5

Posted by:  Josh  on May 12, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Jan, 2010 | Leisure | Family and Kids
1961 people found this review helpful

My wife and I have gone to the Riu Taino five times in seven years, we must be having fun!!! Is it a five star resort...no, but it is always clean, the food is always good, the staff is fantastic and the beach is awsome!!! The rooms are sometimes a little musty, but I've been to Aruba, Tulum, Orlando and Myrtle Beach and they all had the same musty smell. The cause is humidity. Take a room freshner, a wash clothe [they don't supply those] and your pillow, you will have the time of your life! We always do! The first week in January can't come soon enough for me!

Your Arrival:
Always a easy trip through the airport.

Rooms:
Somewhat dated, but always very clean! We spend very little time in the room. Te patios are very nice to relax on in the evening.

Restaurants and Bars:
We have always enjoyed the restaurants. We have made some good friends with the wait staff over the years, some of the hardest working people I have ever met!

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
The beach, the reason I go to Punta Cana! There are not enough words to describe its beauty!

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beautiful resort
Riu Taino

User Rating:  Riu Taino Review: 4.00 of 5

Posted by:  Aiden  on Jun 22, 2014  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2014 | Leisure | Family and Kids
1328 people found this review helpful

This is basically a three star hotel in my opinion; everything was just basic so I didn’t see anything special. I went with my family in January and it was a great trip for us and we will be going back here again for our summer break holiday. One thing you should know though about this place is that you shouldn’t drink the tap water if not, you will get sick. They were very cautious I mean the staff as they will tell you from the get go not to drink the tap water. The resort is a great place and my family met lots of Europeans and they were all nice people. The manager was very handy and available as most of the time that we needed things sorted out, he was always available to make it happen. Whatever questions or concerns we had, the staff was ready to help out and make sure we are comfortable. The resort is incredibly clean and so were the rooms. It is a fantastic place to visit both for families or couples or those traveling in group that wants to have an amazing experience. My family loved the white sand beach; it was beautiful with crystal clear waters. There were activities on the beach such as volleyball and we played with other guests, it was fun for us all through the vacation. The all inclusive drinks made the trip even better. It’s a beautiful resort, amazing staff, beautiful beach, good food and lots of activities, we will be back.

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