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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

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!

Hotel excelente trato la comida excelente en fin lo recomiendo

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

Nice hotel, beautiful beach, but the restaurants are all buffet and just ok. Drinks are terrible and very watered down. Hotel entertainment staff is great and very hardworking.

The hotel room is very busy to 2am and the front desk looks for money for a better room.

The stay was great. The food was good with one exceptional sit down restaurant. We didn’t have a chance to try the steak house. The beach was clean with plenty of seating. The shows were entertaining but not as high production as I’ve seen before. The staff were not overly friendly. Service was adequate and a few bartenders went above and beyond.

Went here with my mother for a week. We had a great time, I loved the food and we were fortunate to be closer to the beach. It still was a bit of a walk but could have been worse cause the hotel has 2 sides.. It's a pretty big resort. I liked the Altagracia buffet the most for all meals, Kaori was also good for dinner. Sometimes I could tell the food wasn't hot enough, but overall didn't really have any complaints about the staff or resort. The staff work hard! Not a fan of some of the fellow tourists/guests, pretty disrespectful littering, messing up the toilets (covered in poop) and also destroying the adorable towel designs in the hallway that the housekeepers made. I've seen the staff promptly clean these messes up, I wish they were treated with more respect by some of these tourists.

Quick check in and quick check out. Hotel amenities were awesome. Just need to expand the food options

First time out of the country and very pleased with the hotel, staff and all services.

Playa Arena Gorda Punta Cana

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a leisurely stroll of Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay, Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive is within a few miles (5 km) of Punta Blanca Golf Course. This 1382-room, 4-star resort has 8 outdoor pools along with a water park and 9 restaurants. It's on the beach and also close to Arena Gorda Beach and Iberostar 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 dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort 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 (55) Couples (2) Students (1)
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

4
Everyone

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

By , from San Juan, PR on Oct 23, 2018

5
Everyone

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

By , from Iowa on Sep 30, 2018

4
Everyone

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.

By on Sep 23, 2018

4
Everyone

By on Sep 10, 2018

5

very clean and great staff!

Everyone

Great staff! Beds could have been more comfortable!

By , from San Antonio on Sep 6, 2018

2
Everyone

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.

By , from jersey on Aug 11, 2018

2
Everyone

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.

By , from Miami on Aug 6, 2018

4

this was our 2nd time at this resort

Everyone

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.

By , from New Jersey on Jul 30, 2018

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, 23000