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4.1 out of 5

"Every staff member i encountered was friendly and helpful when needed. Can't say enough about how great they were. The food was horrendous, just plain ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 23 Apr 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Arena Gorda Beach

Beachside getaway

With a stay at this well-placed property, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Cana Bay Golf Club and within 2 miles (3 km) of Arena Gorda Beach. Also, Punta Blanca Golf Course is within 3 miles (5 km) and Iberostar Golf Course is within 6 miles (10 km).

All-inclusive

This all-inclusive property features free water park access, a nightclub, and 9 restaurants. Enjoy a day at the beach kayaking, or relax with sun loungers. Relax with a drink at one of the 8 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and a roundtrip airport shuttle.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 1382 guestrooms boast modern comforts like flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi. Furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Triple Room (B)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Triple Room (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Partial Ocean View (C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Partial Ocean View (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Courtyard View (C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Partial Ocean View (B)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive ratings based on 76 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Everyone (30) Couples (20) Family (13)
1 out of 5
This property is for college students. Big frat party like environment. Service is terrible. Food is pretty bad. Mattress was literally moldy. Pool was disgusting. Checked out the next day. This is NOT a 5* property. 2* at best. We checked out early and went to Dreams Royal beach and had no regrets. That was a true 5* property with an amazing staff. If I would have stayed at the RIU, I probably would never have returned to DR.

Posted by on May 11, 2022

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4 out of 5
Every staff member i encountered was friendly and helpful when needed. Can't say enough about how great they were. The food was horrendous, just plain awful. Not sure what or where the people who gave good food reviews were eating but I actually lost weight on this trip because the food was so bad. Was not happy with the beach, it was always dirty, almost like they never raked it in the mornings & the lounge chairs were definitely never cleaned. Will visit the country again, but will not stay at this resort, mainly because of the food.

Posted by , from Springdale on Apr 23, 2022

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5 out of 5
Excellent place to stay. Property was well taken care of, food was good, workers were friendly, pools were awesome, and the beach was amazing. My biggest complaint would be the language barrier if you don’t speak Spanish. We had an awesome time tho.

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 8, 2022 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear Mary , Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for choosing Riu Hotels & Resorts! We are very happy to hear that we were able to meet your expectations and you enjoyed your stay, however we regret the difficulty you experienced due to the language barrier. It is possible that some of our staff do not have a level of English as high as the rest. In any case, if guests have difficulty making themselves understood, they always have the option to talk to our management team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best wishes, Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

1 out of 5
the property was great. Value is great. But Dominican Republic E ticket portal to go and return , sucks!!! Could not use on my phone. Used one phone to register for 3 people. will not go back with that system in place. its too bad

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 5, 2022 by Hotel Riu República Online Reputation Manager

Dear Donald C., We are saddened to learn about your discomfort with your reservation. Please note that when reservations are made by third companies and not RIU, guests must contact them in order to be assisted with any booking matter. Nevertheless, we regret the mentioned misfortune did not allow you to fully enjoy your stay. Kindest regards, Hotel Riu República Online Reputation Manager

5 out of 5
Love it here. All adult big place and options. Staff really nice of course you find one or two that are not very nice (supervisors) that like to humilliate the hard working staff in front of the visitors

Posted by on Mar 12, 2022

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4 out of 5
The food was pretty good but nearly all of the ethnic restaurants were buffet. The resort could improve itself by better labeling of the food offerings. The resort does have water-sport equipment to use for free but this is not openly announced. Items include two catamarans, boogies boards and sea kayaks. Their Covid testing is well managed and free for Americans. The temperature testing at the airport and at buffet is a total joke. They shoot from 3 feet and never look to see what temperature it registered. The App doesn’t operate well. Do not bet that the show on the app. Will actually appear that evening. ABBA was not on the property those scheduled. The beach area is very clean and devoid of any plastic straws and swizzle sticks. They deserve up marks for eco-friendly.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2022

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5 out of 5
I liked the proximity to the beach, the three pools. and decor of all the restaurants. As for me, the property best asset is the service and the entire staff

Posted by on Jan 31, 2022

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4 out of 5
Muy buena atención y precioso el lugar

Posted by on Jan 27, 2022

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5 out of 5
Very nice resort with many different pools, restaurants, and the staff is very helpful & friendly.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2022

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4 out of 5
It is a nice property the swimming pools are great. The staff is nice. I wished if the entertainment was a bit better

Posted by on Dec 28, 2021

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About the Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Location Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, 23000

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet meals and snacks included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All meals included

Property Features

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive offers its guests a complimentary water park, a waterslide, and an outdoor pool. There are 9 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 3 swim-up bars and 8 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A health club, a nightclub, and a spa tub are also featured at the eco-friendly Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available on request). Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Art Deco Punta Cana property.

  • 1382 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 9 dining venues
  • 3 swim-up bars
  • 8 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2016
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive offers 1382 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

La Altagracia - This buffet restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Tarantella - This buffet restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Kaori - This buffet restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Quisqueya - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

A health club and a complimentary water park with waterslides are featured at the property. An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include body treatments and manicures and pedicures.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property offers airport transfers through a third party company. Guests must schedule their airport transfer with the third party company directly, at least 48 hours before travel, using the emailed instructions received from the property.

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU).

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Caters to adults only
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Minimum guest age is 18

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This is an adults-only property and children 17 years old and younger aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • Travelife
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.