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Riu Republica

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Overview
Set on a pristine stretch of white sand in Punta Cana and boasting two large infinity pools, Jacuzzi and wellness centre, the adults only Riu Republica is the perfect place for couples and friends to unwind. Those looking for activity as well as relaxation will appreciate the generous 24-hour all inclusive program that includes a host of non-motorized water sports, plus daily fitness classes. Dining options are varied and include both buffet and a la carte options; the resort also offers a night program of entertainment. Accommodation options range from spacious guest rooms to lavish Jacuzzi suites, all with regularly replenished mini bar, in-room liquor dispenser and satellite TV.

Location: Beachfront on Playa Arena Gorda; Approx. 30 minutes from the airport

Highlights
  • Multiple pools and 2 swim-up bars
  • In-room liquor dispenser and premium branded drinks throughout hotel
  • Weekly beach party and foam party
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Splash Water World, opening Nov 2017

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Tngal01 : Cincinnati, Ohio
Just OK, not a great resort

The staff with the exception of a couple of servers at the main buffet were not so friendly. At check-in we were not told much and just had to navigate our way thru the resort. Our room had a terrible damp stench which took about 4 days to improve. The housekeeping staff did a nice job, and we tipped them in thanks. The food was actually pretty good. Always plenty of selection and wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables. I would like to mention a waiter by the name of Braleaux, he was so nice and attentive. Can't say the same about anyone else that worked in the resort. In short, if you want a pampered experience this place isn't for you. If you just want to be left alone and enjoy the Dominican sun and the beach, this is good. No beach drink or food service, but plenty of peddlers selling stuff which was annoying. My advice would be to shop around and even pay a few bucks more for a better experience.

  • Barbara P : Alabaster, Alabama
Experience for yourself.

We just returned from the Riu Republica. I was a little apprehensive about this hotel after reading all the negative reviews. What we experienced was a nice hotel with a friendly and courteous staff. Good food, something for everyone. The variety was impressive. Yes there were many of the same items each day on the buffet but they also prepare something different each day. There were SO MANY food choices that all we could think of was really people, you couldn't find anything to eat?? Overall, pleased with the buffet and restaurants. The staff worked very hard continually cleaning up after guests who didn't care where they left their glasses, cups or trash. The grounds and beach are beautiful! Overall, great experience and we would definitely stay there again. Thanks Riu Republica for making our first trip to the Dominican Republic a memorable and positive experience!

  • Shsnpk : Toronto, Canada
Don't listen to everything you read!!!!!

We arrived on September 12 for a week stay. The construction out front was a bit concerning, but did not affect our week at all, as I look at it this way:they are only trying to make the hotel a better place for us. Check in was a breeze, as our room was ready at noon. After a quick change in the room, we headed to the pool. I was amazed how clean the water looked. It was a bit warm, but seemed to be a one of, as the rest of the week it did not seem as warm. The beach is just over the sand dunes, not too far a walk, and well worth it for the view. Sand and water, waves not too crazy and just a whole lot of fun to hang out in. We had one waiter our week who looked after us, especially when the air wasn't working, he put us under a fan. David thoroughly made our meals so much better, especially on my birthday, flowers, balloons and the best serenade of happy birthday with a piece of chocolate cake to follow - all before 9am - brought tears to my eyes. We had a great week, and going home just before hurricane Maria visits. Thanks to all who work so hard to keep the resort clean and food plentiful.

  • hbshearer :
Mixed review

Just returned from a 2 week break with a friend, the first week was fine room nice with a side few of the ocean after being moved from our first room on arrival, which over looked the building site the room had an horible smell did not un pack went straight down to the reception, moved to another room with no problems. staff and animation team friendly,joined in some of the games played bingo with Berni 69 most days,plenty of sun beds we used the quiet pool as the pool to the right was very busy and loud, my friend and I did have to pull a man out of the water who was so drunk and could not stand up, nobody seamed to be aware around him that he was struggling to get up this was because most people were drunk around him.our second week seemed to go down hill after the hurricane and the Americans left after labour day.the food was very repetitive and boring. found it hard to find anything to eat. the air conditioning was not working we we're told there was a problem at the plant, whilst out on trips other holiday makers said there air conditioning was working fine, our controller in the room was set and moved up to 25 we were unable to change this ourselves fortunately we did have a ceiling fan but that was turning slower. The dinning room was very hot without the air conditioning, felt sorry for the staff having to work in the heat.bars were shut and one of the restaurant's was only open twice during our stay.spoke to the rep about the air conditioning and was told it was out of her hands and could do nothing about it.all in all we won't be returning to this hotel

  • LUDS96 : East Haven, Connecticut
Power Problems Ruined Vacation

Very Nice Hotel, Pools and staff were very nice, Very Clean. But had serious power problems. Lights kept going out. No Hurricane just poor power. TV kept going out. AC did not work most of the time. Restaurants were hot. Food all tasted the same felt like Mexico. Nice place to visit but would not go back.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails, select international brands, premium brands, house wine with meals)
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entrance to Disco, including drinks (6 nights per week)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Water polo
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Pedalos

RIUtopia with Signature Vacations

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Unlimited International drinks
  • In-room liquor dispenser
  • Unlimited dining at a specialty restaurants
  • In-room mini-bar re-stocked regularly
  • In-room safe
  • 20% discount on select excursions booked with Signature
  • Signature hour from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Spa credit available (applies to selected treatments, may vary per hotel)
  • 1007 Rooms
  • 2 Pools
  • 5 Restaurants, including Steakhouse, Italian, Asian
  • 4 Bars, including swim-up bar
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Gift shops
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam baths
  • Hair salon (fee)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout resort
  • 18-Hole Golf Course (nearby)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Amenities kit
  • Vanity mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Double sinks
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee maker
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Maximum Occupancy 3
Weddings - Packages are available. Please inquire.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Republica
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Riu Republica
Carretera El Macao - Arena Gorda Seccion Baigua, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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