This beachfront hotel is just for adults and comes with a wealth of bars and first-class restaurants.
This hotel has its own private stretch of white-sand beach, which comes with palapas, daybeds and waiter service. For getting around all the bars and restaurants in the complex, there's a special buggy service for guests.
At this adults-only hotel, the pool is a picture of calm. It's equally peaceful in the restaurants, where lobster and Champagne are the norm. In the evenings, it's all about relaxed cocktails with some light entertainment.
Nestling amongst the palm trees in the centre of the resort gardens, you'll find the main pool. Fringed with straw huts and loungers, with a swim-up bar in its midst and whirlpool baths built in, this really is an ideal place to sit back, relax and let the world go by.
Situated next to the pond at the Grand Palladium Bavaro, the bar serves a range of snacks, including pizza, sandwiches, burgers, nachos and ice cream. Open all day, the bar has an outdoor smoking section, as well as a billiard table and internet facilities.
Honeymoon villa sleeps two in a king-size double bed. Bathrobes and slippers are provided for your comfort, whilst a flatscreen TV and two balconies add to the enjoyment of the villa. You'll also have a radio alarm clock with MP3 docking station, iron, ironing board and butler service.
Junior suite sleeps two, with a double bed. Bathrobes and slippers are provided for your comfort, with a flatscreen TV, radio alarm clock with MP3 docking station, iron, ironing board and butler service.
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We arrived at the Palladium Punta Cana, to find that we had been upgraded to the Royal Suites, what a great start to our honeymoon. We were driven to our accommodation and were met with a 'Just married' banner across the door and a bottle of champagne. We entered the room, and were amazed with how big it was and how clean and tidy. During our stay, the standards were up kept, with the maids visiting each day and the mini bar being regularly restocked.
The first few days were a little uncertain for us, as we had not realised how big the resort actually was. But after a few days of walking to get more familiar with the place, we soon settled. We enjoyed booking and eating in all of the restaurants and were pleased with the standard served. The only downfall was that trousers were required for ALL of the A' La Carte restaurants, which my husband didn't have. However our Thomson Rep Sonny, leant us a pair which was kind of him.
Throughout our stay we had a great time, with most staff being pleasant and helpful, despite a few, mainly the women, who could be unfriendly/rude at times. We enjoyed relaxing by the main pool, as well as using the spa, and never struggled to get a sunbed which was good.
We would recommend this hotel to others, although we would ensure that if we returned again, that we booked for the Royal Suites, as I believe this is one the reasons, it was so perfect.More
Hollie H, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
The Royal Runs
It's a beautiful resort. The staff were very hospitable. The food, for the most part, was excellent. HOWEVER, after an evening of what we THOUGHT was fine dining, we ended up with EXTREME diarrhea, which lasted for a few days. We stayed in our room far more than we would have liked to do so due to the diarrhea; we were fearful of not being near our bathroom, to be completely honest. Therefore, we weren't able to enjoy the resort to the full extent of the amenities, which were offered. It was definitely disheartening that we spent $4,000 for what was supposed to be a romantic getaway!! The only way that we would return is if we were offered a comp to make up for the inconvenience that we suffered at our expense, physically, emotionally and financially.More
michellemN2229ZC, Pensacola, Florida
Could be better
The royal suites is the better hotel out of the 4 on site with in the grand palladium. Although when you look at the website some photos can be misleading as i noticed that certain photos say they represent the palladium when intact they are from the royal suites. Received a free upgrade to the royal suites and I would say without this upgrade my stay on the complex would have been a lot worse. With staying in the royal suites you are able to reserve tables in the restaurants where others have to queue for hours to be seated and on some occasions saw people turned away, more restaurants are needed of this complex. Do not eat at the italian restaurant i have had better ready meals. Other restaurants were good buffet was simple and the same food everyday so glad we received the upgrade as i wouldn't have been able to eat the buffet food every day. 2 adult pools in the royal suites which is great with 2 swim up bars. rooms where nice and big air con wasnt the best but the fan did help. Mini bar average as went 3 days without it being refilled despite asking on more than 4 times. Housekeeping yes they clean the rooms but meant to change the bed sheets every 3 days this doesn't happen. Staff can be rude for every 9 rude staff you will find 1 decent member unless you are prepared to tip every time then you won't get the best service. Service could be better and more restaurants are required for the size of the complexMore
kirkland85, North East England, United Kingdom
great place to stay an have a blast
My wife and i have bin going to the palladium complex 5 times twice in the palace once in the Punta Cana an twice at the royal Turquesa returning to try the new and improved Bavaro imperial jan.13 2016 can't wait food is very good no mater where you eat in the complex stay at one play at2or3 depending where you stay in the complex there is 4 resorts together great staff friendly great service in all restaurants lots of action at knight bands in lobbys shows in the theatre sports bar shopping for the ladies also a Hemingway bar special shout out to bartenders primo carlos and the tiburrone william juan francisco at the Punta Cana lobby bar Alex the bird caller in the buffet at the palace this place is awesome can't go wrong this place rocks sorry for not posting a review sooner have bin going to the palladium resorts in Punta Cana since 2005More
jennifer and jo... A, Ottawa, Canada
Do Not Bother Booking This Resort!!!!
This was my husband and I's first trip since having our little ones and we could not have been more excited to go on vacation. We previously stayed at the Majestic Elegance for our honeymoon six years ago and had a fabulous time. However, we were really disappointed during our stay at the Royal Suites. We stayed for 5 days last week, we returned this past Thursday.
After reading the most recent reviews, I feel that Marsha R pretty much summed up our experiences as well.
Upon check in they could not find our reservation?!! They kept asking for a voucher numberâ¦.all we had was our emailed confirmation from BJâs the website we booked through. Eventually they found it but what a poor way to start your vacation. This resort is too large for the receptionist not give clients tons of information upon check-in!!!! Trolleys, reservations, locations of restaurants, etc., need to be explained, if not you waste so much time trying to figure things out. They leave this to the butlers but in our experience he didn't explain anything!!
The butler was non-existent, they really are just people who bring your bags to your room. The âbutlerâ assigned to us (King Kong was his name) must have been tired because he was friendly but just took our bags to our room and didnâtâ explain anything really. By the time he left we didnât even have a clue as to where the beach was or how to make reservations for the restaurants. The other butlers were located in the lobby of all the buildings and you went through them for restaurant reservations and general information. It is very hit and miss whether they are actually there though.
It would have been nice upon check in for the receptionist to say hey better sit with one of the butlers and map out your reservations otherwise you will be eating at the snack shop or sad buffets the entire time.
Food: Not good/bad!!! The restaurant reservations were a nightmare....the first night we were there we wandered around looking for food, but we could only go to the buffet as we had no reservations. We finally sat down with a âbutlerâ in the Royal Suite lobby (he sat beyond the glass doors) and made reservations for the rest of the week. By the way, he was not friendly or that helpful!
Whether ala carte or buffet the food seemed to be the same with just slightly different names or presented differently. For example we had breakfast at one of the Royal Suite restaurants for breakfast, which had a buffet and you could order off the menu - pancakes, hash browns, etc. However, the next day we went to the buffet and they had the same things pancakes, hash browns on the buffet. So why order off the menu and WAIT for the same food you could get off the buffet next door??? So silly!! I think the best place we ate was the Bahio restaurant for lunch that was near the beach. I also felt that room service was ok.
Men don't forget to bring long pants for the ale carte restaurants, nice dress short don't count you will be refused service into the restaurants. I understand not wearing your swim trunks into the restaurants but nice khaki/linen shorts?!. We are at a tropical resort for goodness sake, we thought that rule seem very odd.
Room: Okâ¦we had a Royal Suites swim-up (5800 building). The room was large but the bed was hard, not that comfy at all. The outdoor pool was ok I guess, there is just no privacy what so everâ¦.get friendly with your neighbors you will be basically swimming right next to them.
Beach: Good! Warm and blue. There was alot of seaweed though. The beach towel game is in FULL AFFECT!! We had to be there by 7:30- 8:00 to get any remaining front row seating under a palm umbrella. There seemed to be plenty of sitting though if you didnât mind not being right in front of the ocean.
Resort: Very large. Like the other reviews it was difficult getting trolley service because they would keep riding right past you. One night after leaving dinner the trolley driver was down right nastyâ¦he seemed mad!! Make sure you have comfortable shoes you will be walking!
I could go on, but all in all this resort should NOT be a 4 or 5 star. I would say 3. The days we had good seats at the beach and ate at the Bahio we had a decent time. However, there are just so many resorts out there, no need to waste your time and money on this place. They have major improvements that are needed in pretty much all areas: food, service, communication to guests on how things are run, etc. DEFINITELY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ROYAL SUITES BY PALLADIUM.More