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Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great hotel with everything you need. They didn't clean the room 2 out of 7 days. Also there was a strong burn smell almost every night, don't know where it was coming from but very unpleasant. Overall great getaway with a bunch of friends. Great pools and slides. Beach was clean, huge waves, we loved it.

great place, Clean rooms Great staff, Just be ready to do a lot of walking . place is huge.... Food was excellent too.

i will say the hotel is wonderful a lot to do and for the most part the staff is friendly the entertainment staff is wonderful but some of the staff isn’t friendly. it’s beautiful there but the food is horrible it’s all buffet nothing is good i didn’t eat along with my girlfriend who joined me the whole time thank goodness we brought snacks! and the booze isn’t good either. i spoke to a lot of people there and they felt the same way. it’s an amazing place but they need to change the food 100% because we were starving and that isn’t right. and with it being all inclusive i understand the booze but they do need to upgrade it a bit.

Entertainment the best. Staff at buffet restaurant terrible

It was a nice resort! It’s more of a couples resort. If you’re looking to party or look for girls, wrong hotel.

Very nice hotel, great staff! A large resort with many restaurants and many activities.

Nice hotel, good food, lovely pool and nice beach.

we had a great experience very nice resort. Loved how big it was.

Great location to a beautiful beach, nice pools, and great grounds. Negatives were quality of food, it’s buffet style so on par with buffet. But definitely needed to leave on 3rd day from eating the same types of salty and fired items. Juan b was fantastic as was Alan — very helpful. Room didn’t have a lot of plugs for devices in different areas.

Great staff! Beds could have been more comfortable!

The hotel has several restaurants, but for some reason they all close by 9pm. I did witness the hostess turn away a white couple because it was 9:10pm then 2 minutes later he sat 2 African American women. The waits were rediculous when there were open tables and it was a serve yourself. The pool bar staff was slow and looked miserable, but the entertainment staff was awesome. For some reason our room did not get cleaned 2 of the nights we were there, even after requests. The club had no champagne one night, so we had to keep leaving to go to the sports bar, where the service was VERY slow. The steakhouse never let us in, apparently you have to be on line at 6;15 and sign up when it opens 630. But after a day at the beach/pool who wants to eat so early or be on line hoping to get a table. It was rediculous, being turned away when again there were empty tables. They gave us $1399 resort credit, but it really is coupons that take off a few bucks and can only be used on certain services. It’s not a credit at all. The Hard Rock Hotel actually gives you hotel credit, where I got free pedicures and massages. I have stayed at several Rius and never experienced the poor service or rude service I saw this past week. Definitely will be paying the extra for the hard rock next time.

Hotel gift card Boucher offered at booking, was fake they only give discounts not what was ofertes (gift bonus) both my wife and I got food poisoning twice during the stay.

This was our 2nd time at this resort 1st time July 2016 and 2nd time July 2018, We send 3 emails prior to our arrival stating we wanted 2 rooms near each other 1 with King and 1 with double which we got but after a long conversation at the front desk. The resort is beautiful the AC works great, BUT they double the size of the resort from 2016 and they did NOT add additional staff, The staff in the Buffet area are over worked and short staff. When we requested drinks some never came which I got up and got myself. I the restaurant are OK NOTHING to brag about. Italian restaurant is not Italian food other than the Parmesan Cheese and mozzarella balls, after that we went to the buffet to eat. The new water park is great but you have to cross a walkway that smells like swap and death fish. I also requested room near the beach and they put us in the farthest to the beach. I also recommend a beach bar or beach service they would only come ever few days.

The hotel was nice. The lines at check in can be crazy long. The food was actually really good ( I was nervous because of some of the reviews I read) but don't go to the steak house, the steak was not good. The beach is covered in seaweed every morning but that's normal for the DR I believe.

I had a great time but some things need to be changed. One the fitness centers close wayyyyyyy to early. They need to be 24hours, with key accessibility or just open later. Also the slides close too early too. If it's a 24 hour all inclusive times shouldn't be cut so short!. Food was okay but I have had better. Great staff service

Playa Arena Gorda Punta Cana

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay is a short stroll from Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive, and other popular attractions like Arena Gorda Beach are within a few miles (5 km). This 1382-room, 4-star property has 8 outdoor pools along with a free water park and 9 restaurants. It's on the beach and also close to Iberostar Golf Course and Punta Blanca Golf Course.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 9 restaurants, including La Altagracia, which specializes in regional cuisine.


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Other standard amenities include a furnished balcony or patio, a minibar, and a coffee maker.


Property features

Guests of Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive have access to 8 outdoor pools, a free water park, and a nightclub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach property include a health club, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Triple Room (B2C)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, Ocean View (B2C)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Courtyard View (B2C)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Everyone (64) Couples (2) Students (1)
5
Everyone

Great hotel with everything you need. They didn't clean the room 2 out of 7 days. Also there was a strong burn smell almost every night, don't know where it was coming from but very unpleasant. Overall great getaway with a bunch of friends. Great pools and slides. Beach was clean, huge waves, we loved it.

By , from New York, NY on Jan 16, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Jan 11, 2019

5
Everyone

great place, Clean rooms Great staff, Just be ready to do a lot of walking . place is huge.... Food was excellent too.

By on Jan 9, 2019

3
Everyone

i will say the hotel is wonderful a lot to do and for the most part the staff is friendly the entertainment staff is wonderful but some of the staff isn’t friendly. it’s beautiful there but the food is horrible it’s all buffet nothing is good i didn’t eat along with my girlfriend who joined me the whole time thank goodness we brought snacks! and the booze isn’t good either. i spoke to a lot of people there and they felt the same way. it’s an amazing place but they need to change the food 100% because we were starving and that isn’t right. and with it being all inclusive i understand the booze but they do need to upgrade it a bit.

By , from michigan on Jan 9, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Jan 2, 2019

5
Everyone

By , from Fl, USA on Dec 24, 2018

3
Everyone

Entertainment the best. Staff at buffet restaurant terrible

By on Dec 19, 2018

5
Everyone

By on Dec 19, 2018

4
Everyone

It was a nice resort! It’s more of a couples resort. If you’re looking to party or look for girls, wrong hotel.

By , from Los Angeles on Nov 11, 2018

5
Everyone

Very nice hotel, great staff! A large resort with many restaurants and many activities.

By on Oct 29, 2018

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, 23000