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I loved everything

Poor quality

The food in the restaurants wasn't as good as the buffet. The alcohol was watered down. We took over 10 shots of red-label whiskey and didn't even feel anything.

Despite it being covid, hotel staff took necessary precautions to keep room clean and sanitized. Keep in mind there is no liquor in the room minibar due to covid. There were also nightly shows and daily pool entertainment. Buffet was mediocre, not bad you get what you pay for. Especially it being an all inclusive resort. Drinks of course watered down but I had brought my own personal bottles being that I was celebrating my birthday so it was nothing that a shot of 1942 couldn’t fix lol. They do have a grilled jerk chicken station. Best jerk chicken ever. Very fresh and tasty. I enjoyed my excursions while there and will definitely return back to this hotel if ever in punta cana again.

The Riu Republica is a hidden gem. If you are concern about COVID-19 and cleanliness, this is the place to stay. The staff are amazingly friendly and the food is excellent. What really good about this facility is that you have the option to party or just relax. It’s a great place for couples or singles. It’s worth every penny.

This review is purely based on the condition it is during this Covid time. Half the resort was closed. The food was not good at all. I will give props to the Jerk Chicken Shack though. There was no room service. There were also no liquor bottles in the room. There was no nightlife after the one show they had each night. I wouldn’t stay at this location again. There are way too many options.

The only good thing was the jerk chicken. If I knew how this resort was in the beginning, I would have stayed home and went to work

Perfect

Everything

Basic all-inclusive hotel and amenities. The wifi is very good. Low-grade alcohol used in drinks. The food is good.

Beach area was nice. Food was not so good. No options, it’s all buffet style.

We booked an ocean view room, and we didn’t get it! The room was a 2 star, sofa was ripped, and the room smelled really bad. I told the manager that I want a room I paid for. She gave us another room, no ocean view, of course! It was 10 pm and local people brought out a speaker and they played music until1 am, it was very loud. I called front desk at least 8 times to complain about the loud music and all they told me is that they will send security. Security never came, so we decided to go and talk to the supervisor but it wasn’t a supervisor at that time around 11 pm. It was the worst experience ever! I will never stay at any Riu hotels. I called Orbitz to see if we can get a different hotel but the only thing I received from Orbitz was $100 voucher towards a future hotel booking 😡😡

Great customer service..

Terrible food, rooms smelled like urine (even after notifying the hotel and switching to a different room), no activities during Holy Week. Not worth the money book somewhere else.

There are only 3 power outlets in the in the room which only 1 out of 3 work, there were no shows during my stay, and music was sensored. Not happy during my stay at riu republica

THE PROPERTY WAS BEAUTIFUL AND WELL MAINTAINED . DUE TO THE PANDIMIC A LOT OF THE FACILITY WAS NOT OPEN . THE ELAVATOR IN MY SECTION DIDN'T WORK . I WALKED UP AND DOWN STAIRS FROM THE 3RD FLOOR SEVERAL TIMES A DAY . I CELEBRATED MY 78 BIRTHDAY WHILE THERE .

Worst buffet ever. Entertainment at night wasn’t too good either. Watered down drinks, and only was restaurant was open per day.

Playa Arena Gorda Punta Cana

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

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 couple of miles (3 km). This 1382-room, 4-star property has 8 outdoor pools along with a free water park and 9 restaurants.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Relish the regional cuisine at La Altagracia, one of 9 onsite restaurants.


Rooms

The 1382 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Ceiling fans, safes, and phones are also available.


Property features

Guests of Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive have access to 8 outdoor pools, a free water park, and a nightclub. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this adults-only property include a health club, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Room options

Triple Room (L)

2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Double Room, Partial Ocean View (U)

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (L)

2 Double Beds and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 6

Double Room, Ocean View (E)

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Everyone (97) Couples (38) Family (23)
5
Family

I loved everything

By on May 12, 2021

4
Family

Poor quality

By on May 5, 2021

2
Partner Couples

The food in the restaurants wasn't as good as the buffet. The alcohol was watered down. We took over 10 shots of red-label whiskey and didn't even feel anything.

By on May 4, 2021

Review comment responded on May 7, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback! We are well aware of the importance of a great gastronomic experience and we always try to offer a large selection of food and drinks to satisfy the taste of our clients, therefore we truly regret that our gastronomy and beverage selection did not meet your expectations. We hope there were also positive aspects of your stay which will bring you back to visit us again in the future. All the best! Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

5
Partner Couples

Despite it being covid, hotel staff took necessary precautions to keep room clean and sanitized. Keep in mind there is no liquor in the room minibar due to covid. There were also nightly shows and daily pool entertainment. Buffet was mediocre, not bad you get what you pay for. Especially it being an all inclusive resort. Drinks of course watered down but I had brought my own personal bottles being that I was celebrating my birthday so it was nothing that a shot of 1942 couldn’t fix lol. They do have a grilled jerk chicken station. Best jerk chicken ever. Very fresh and tasty. I enjoyed my excursions while there and will definitely return back to this hotel if ever in punta cana again.

By on May 2, 2021

5
Partner Couples

The Riu Republica is a hidden gem. If you are concern about COVID-19 and cleanliness, this is the place to stay. The staff are amazingly friendly and the food is excellent. What really good about this facility is that you have the option to party or just relax. It’s a great place for couples or singles. It’s worth every penny.

By on Apr 30, 2021

4
Everyone

By on Apr 27, 2021

2
Everyone

By on Apr 23, 2021

2
Everyone

This review is purely based on the condition it is during this Covid time. Half the resort was closed. The food was not good at all. I will give props to the Jerk Chicken Shack though. There was no room service. There were also no liquor bottles in the room. There was no nightlife after the one show they had each night. I wouldn’t stay at this location again. There are way too many options.

By on Apr 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your visit to Hotel Riu Republica. We take COVID-19 very seriously and apologize if you felt our rules and safety precautions were to strict. Furthermore on our website, and anywhere you can book our hotel we do indicate that in order to meet each country’s hygiene requirements, there may be some changes to each hotel’s services or facilities and amenities that differ from what is described. We hope you can understand that all the changes that may occur are only to ensure our customers’ wellbeing and peace of mind. There is nothing more important these days Please accept our apologies that two of our three elevators were not functioning, but the problem is fixed and they are all back in operation now. It is our aim to provide quick, professional and efficient service to our guests. This type of feedback helps make us better. Certainly, your experience will be shared with the team. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back in the future so we can make it better. All the best to you and again, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. Sincerely, Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

1
Family Partner Couples

The only good thing was the jerk chicken. If I knew how this resort was in the beginning, I would have stayed home and went to work

By on Apr 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 27, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We want all of our guests to enjoy a comfortable and unique experience with us and as our policy is to make every attempt to please our guests, we regret to find that some aspects of your stay were not what you had in mind and that your left our hotel thinking otherwise. We would have appreciated to have heard about your inconveniences while staying with us in order to take action and improve your stay. We hope you allow us the chance to host you again soon for a more positive experience. Have a great day, Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

5
Family

Perfect

By on Apr 19, 2021

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, 23000
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