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Carretera El Macao - Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#71 of 167 hotels in Punta Cana
The Adults Only & 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Republica opens all year round and is located right on the beautiful Arena Gorda beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal due to its proximity to Punta Cana Airport (28 km), Pueblo Bávaro (23 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 1382 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 8 outdoor pools. Day and evening entertainment, as well as our Pacha Discotheque, Splash Water World. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer 2 main restaurants with live cooking stations, Asian, Indian, Spanish, Italian specialty restaurants, Steakhouse, 2 Gourmet restaurants, and 10 bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Tinkerbell_2492 wrote a review Jan. 25
Cornwall26 contributions19 helpful votes
This has been one of my favourite holidays. My friend and I stayed here for 10 nights though the time just flew! Currently sat at our last breakfast here before we have to fly home and I'm really sad. The food choices are plenty with numerous restaurants to choice from. I am vegetarian so I didn't have as much choice but still had something. Don't come here if you are vegan. The entertainment and bar staff are all fabulous. They are happy and friendly all the time and always there to put a smile on your face. The more you tip, the more service you get, also. The hotel and the grounds are maintained wonderfully. Always clean and tidy. You can request things from the app which are dealt with promptly. The resort is huge so there is something for everyone. We stayed by the party pool and beach mostly. It's been the first time I've spent more time at the hotel than out on a holiday which goes to show how good it is. I highly recommend the Scape Park, coco bongos and the shark and stingray swimming. All in all, a lot of these reviews are very petty. I was dubious after reading them at first but now I've been here it's taught me to take no notice. I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
DLLLS wrote a review Aug. 2021
British Columbia, Canada57 contributions32 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Check in was easy the gentleman at the front Desk was so amazing and helpful. My husband to be Manny and I stayed for four days.. they upgraded our room for us for free. The Dominican show in the evening was amazing! Shout out to The DJ he is super nice. Variety of three pools was amazing..if you wanted to be in the middle of the busyness of everyone for fun or some romantic time alone with the one you love. We only ate at the Buffet but the food variety was good. Drinks were strong m, just the way I like them..definitely like the strawberry slush with a little tequila jeje. Our room was really nice. Overall a great stay and we will come back. The only complaint that I would have was that the younger crowd can be a little out of control and nothing seems to be done about it. I am all for fun but the Disrespect I seen towards the employees because of excessive drinking was ridiculous. Sometimes there should be a point where people are cut off.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
5 Helpful votes
StephMc05 wrote a review Jan. 24
Manchester, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Had an amazing stay at Riu republica, rooms were spacious and clean, all the pools were great, some pools nice and relaxing, others were more lively, restaurants and hotel were very nice, staff are very friendly! 100% recommend to other couples.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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anna h wrote a review Jan. 24
Hilliard, Ohio6 contributions7 helpful votes
This was my third visit to Punta Cana and first at this resort. I would not stay here again, only because I had better experiences at the other 2 resorts I stayed at (mainly the first one, Chic). My boyfriend and I stayed arrived Monday and left Friday. The rum drinks were weak and I had to ask for more. We did tip every time, for drinks and meals. The buffet food was average, but then we had a spectacular meal at Kulinarium East. The menus are posted outside each restaurant and we were headed to the Indian place one night but got sidetracked by Kulinarium. The service was wonderful, as was the meal. This was the best part of the stay. The red wine served at dinner was better than I expected. We also had a dinner at the Italian restaurant, which was a buffet, but the service was poor due to lack of employees. Our room was nice. There is the weird peep show frosted window in the shower which would be awkward if you were rooming with a friend or family member. One morning we didn't have hot water, and another there was no water (very early in the morning, but then it came back on). Most of the employees were friendly. One night I had nonstop wine refils at the outdoor buffet seating. I think the people who didn't seem friendly may have been intimidated by the language barrier. We didn't have trouble finding beach chairs. The beach was relaxing, but the water is rough. We could only walk out to a certain point in order to avoid getting knocked down by the waves. There are also plenty of chairs at the pools. I did not go down any of the water slides, but they looked fun. They are closed on Wednesdays. We regret being taken advantage of by the people in the Legendary shirts at the airport. We agreed to getting picked up and taken to the Hard Rock for their membership sales pitch. In return, we paid $100 for an excursion, which was a great deal, but then due to poor planning on our part, could not participate due to the timing of the required Covid-testing. So, several hours of our first full day of vacation were wasted, having to listen to a high-pressure sales pitch. We got to see beautiful villas that we will never afford to stay in. Our sales person was a lovely young lady who spoke English very well, but we had to say no to her superior sales guy many times. We were offered a day pass for that day to enjoy the Hard Rock Resort, but we hadn't brought swimsuits, so we declined and got a ride back to our resort. The actual Covid testing is done the day before departure, and was a quick process. The next morning you go back to the desk to get your results. The resort is lovely and large. There are plenty of restaurants and bars, and two buffets. The weather was beautiful and the beach was clean. I did not see a seawood problem. Our room was clean and always well-stocked. I wish we had taken advantage of more of the specialty restaurants vs. the buffets. We also did not have the Jerk Chicken that is apparently at a shack close to the beach. Tip: you can ask for drinks to be served in glasses vs plastic cups at the bars not located by the pools. Tip: beware of the Legendary people at the airport. Tip: if you forget to bring small bills of USD, there is an exchange place at the airport and you can get pesos for tipping purposes.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Elliepoxon wrote a review Jan. 23
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My partner and I had a lovely stay! Lots of areas/pools to choose from depending if you want relaxing or a party. Certain staff remember you and are lovely…especially Jaison at the relaxing pool at the back of the resort. He would bring us drinks without asking, so we tipped him 5 or 10 dollars every days. Food is good, as you expect of all inclusive/buffet. The Italian and Chinese are really good!! The resort is extremely clean which is great to see. All in all lovely stay, we would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Tip for better table/lounger service. Go early if you wants to go to the steak house.
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US$148 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta Cana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Republica
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Republica?
Nearby attractions include Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana (0.5 km), ORO Nightclub (0.6 km), and Little Switzerland (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Republica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Republica?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Republica?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Republica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Republica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Montserrat Manor Restaurant, Los Gallos, and Toro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Republica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Republica have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Republica offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Riu Republica have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Republica offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Republica?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Riu Republica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.