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4.2 out of 5

"The resort was nice, food was also pretty good, rooms were clean and the staff was also nice! Good vacation! " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 03 May 2021

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 Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay 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. Enjoy the 8 outdoor pools and perks like free buffet breakfast and free WiFi.

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 (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Partial Ocean View (B)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Courtyard View (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (B2C-US)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Everyone (34) Couples (9) Family (7)
5 out of 5
The resort was nice, food was also pretty good, rooms were clean and the staff was also nice! Good vacation!

Posted by on May 3, 2021

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5 out of 5
24 hr open bar/ snack bar with nachos and burgers/ hotdogs

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021

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3 out of 5
Staff- Pros: They were polite and helpful for most part. They were also consistent with wearing their masks- guests were not. I tipped for almost every service and did not get any better service...which left me wondering "why tip?" Cons-I did notice some behavior that was a little upsetting from one of the entertainment people towards 2 young ladies, which included his shaking his crotch at them at eye level 2 feet away and his stroking one of the ladies hair. I noticed after he left that his behavior was not appreciated by them. I was also approached by a prostitute - 2x - Not classy. Room: Pros-It was cleaned very well and I was provided with ample water which I appreciated. The bed was hard but comfortable. Cons-The couch in the room was old and worn-I never sat on it for fear of catching something. Towels were like sand paper. No face towels, which I knew about from other reviewers but didn't realize how much of an inconvenience it was until I really wanted to use one to clean my face. You should bring your own soap as well, because the fancy "oatmeal" one they provided barely lathered. My room only had 3 outlets-2 of the 3 didn't work. Luckily I brought my own power strip. When I complained about it, all I got was an "Oh well". The situation was never fixed. When I got to my room, I had no hot water. I made 2 calls to get it fixed and it went from cold to too hot. Entertainment was ok, food was ok (buffet better than specialty), drinks were weak and uncreative.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 22, 2021 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Riu and for sharing your feedback. We are very sorry that this stay was not up to scratch as we make every effort to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and it is clear by your feedback, that we did not fully succeed on this occasion. However we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the great service of our staff, while we regret that you not always felt well attended by some of our team members. Providing a clean and comfortable stay is one of our absolute main priority, therefore it is very nice to hear that you appreciated our effort. Please allow us recommend you one of our Palace brand hotels for your next holiday, which is our more sophisticated collection of hotels. It is our hope you reconsider returning to one of our hotels for a better experience. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

4 out of 5
The resort was beautiful and very clean! The staff was super friendly and very pleasant to be near. Due to the pandemic, not all restaurants were open nor was the night club. The only issue I had was the issue of the gift shop breaking a $20 bill, the store workers kept complaining to me that they don’t have change for me and suggested I use a credit card of buy more. Which I did neither! I would also recommend bringing dollar bills for tips because the resort don’t have change. But overall the resort was very relaxing. At this time, if you were looking for a nice relaxing getaway I’d recommend this resort. But if you are looking for a party getaway, this is not the place.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021

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2 out of 5
Beach is beautiful and room is clean, but that’s it.  Food is not good at all, think hospital cafeteria, all very artificial, better stick only to the fresh fruits. Drinks are beyond horrible. No chance to have a good night sleep either since there’s very loud music until past 2am. Staff seems to be very overworked.

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 11, 2021 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. While we are happy to read you enjoyed the beach and your room´s cleanliness, we regret that our gastronomic offer and drinks did not satisfy you! The standard of our cuisine and our beverage offer is very important to us at RIU and our goal is to improve constantly, introducing new ideas and concepts to our gastronomy. We will certainly pass on your disappointment to our team! We would like to apologize for the disturbance you experienced by the loud music. For your next visit, we highly recommend sharing in detail your concerns during your stay in order to ensure that these issues can be taken care of as fast as possible. We do hope despite this that you will visit us again so that we can provide a more enjoyable experience. With best regards, Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

5 out of 5
Property was beautiful! Staff was on top of everything, from serving drinks wherever you were to cleaning up areas people congregated. Always clean and beautiful!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 8, 2021 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us and reviewing your stay at the Hotel Riu Republica! We are so happy that your experience with us was excellent, and appreciate your kind words of our phenomenal team members as well as our clean and beautiful property. Certainly, your admiration will be passed to the team. Thank you again for your review of our hotel on Travelocity, and we look forward to seeing you on future visits! Kind regards, Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

5 out of 5
Wonderful resort I hope to return Highly recommended

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 26, 2021 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this kind review. It is wonderful for us to hear that you experienced a comfortable stay, highlighting our resort. Certainly, we will make sure to report your feedback to our team so they know you were kind enough to leave such great words. Please come back and visit us again. It is our hope that your next visit will be another five-star experience, thank you! Kind regards Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

1 out of 5
It was horrible.The staff constantly referred to me a negga.They were only motivated to help you once they are tipped. I received dirty looks for not tipping while at the pool.The restaurant schedule was unprofessional non of the special dinning was open on a consistent basis. I had to beg the staff to spray my room for ants which bit me in my sleep.the entertainment was the same every day hours over and over again it was the WORST BIRTHDAY EVER

Posted by on Dec 28, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 8, 2021 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear Guest, Congratulations for your birthday and thank you so much for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Hotel Riu Republica. We are certainly sorry that you did not have an enjoyable stay. Our mission is to provide a friendly, comfortable, and safe atmosphere for all of our guests. We embrace diversity and pride ourselves on being sensitive to all hotel guests. For this reason, we apologize for the described incident and perception. These matters are definitely not acceptable and will be addressed to our management team in order to ensure future guests receive the absolute best in service, as all our guests deserve. Please accept our sincere apologies for your discomfort and inconvenience. We do appreciate you staying with us and regret that we were not able to leave you with the same positive impression that is appreciated by so many of our guests. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future proving that your unsatisfactory stay was an exception! Warm regards, Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

5 out of 5
The food wasn’t that good and common areas were dirty I guess I expected more cleanliness during COV-ID. All in all I would book again as the staff and overall experience was exceptional. Speedy check in and out and hotel events were good!

Posted by on May 19, 2020

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5 out of 5
Dining staff need to work on guest service and attentiveness to guest needs. Seems like most everyone had to hail a server to get something, water or drink refills, etc.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020

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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, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Not included

  • Surcharge for bottled wine

  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Airport transfers not included
  • 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, 8 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, and a health club. 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 nightclub, a spa tub, and a steam room are also featured at the eco-friendly Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Art Deco Punta Cana property.

  • 1382 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 9 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 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

  • Airport: Punta Cana Intl. Airport (PUJ) (28.1 km / 17.4 mi)

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

8 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a complimentary water park, a health club, and a steam room.

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 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

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 credit cards. 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
  • 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

  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive Hotel Punta Cana
  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive Hotel
  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive-Opening June 2016 Hotel
  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive-Opening June 2016 Punta Cana
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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.

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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.