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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 sanitized 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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#70 of 160 hotels in Punta Cana
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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 Center 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 Center 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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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Rica wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
Aneuris has given my friends and I nothing but great service every time we approach the bar. Very attentive and quick even if he’s busy. He even remembered what my friends and I all order every time we come to the bar. Thank you for your service.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Andrew H wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Huge shout out to ALL of the staff at the pool bar, Peguero, Adonis, Angel. The guys are the best. Without them, the vacation wouldn’t have been the same. The facility is super clean and the drinks are awesome!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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ela-townsend wrote a review Jul 28
Townsend, Delaware, United States3 contributions7 helpful votes
I am currently in the resort and I only have good things to say about. Before I came I read some negative reviews and I was a little bit worried, but when I got here I started to wonder what is wrong with some people. Some were complaining about food, food is good, there is a Japanese restaurant, an Italian , a steak house , a fusion restaurant, what else people need? Entertainment, there are shows every night. Staff is very pleasant and polite and helpful, yes, not everyone speaks English, but so what, there are enough stuff members who do. Alcohol is enough and various, of course they don’t have Dom Perignon, but it’s impossible not to find something that you like. The only negative thing to say is the COVID test, there is no coordination from the resort and people are cutting in line and it’s nothing you can do, if the resort can have a staff member there to watch how it’s going it would be very helpful. I will definitely come back here.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Arlind H wrote a review Jul 28
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I had the pleasure Meeting Yuma, a bartender working at the resort (Bar Coco). It was so nice to see someone smile always and always asking us how we were doing. He would constantly come and ask if we needed anything. I enjoyed my stay here, and am very happy with the service. Thank you Riu Republica and thank you so much to Yuma.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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rainbowflamingo wrote a review Jul 27
Baton Rouge, Louisiana31 contributions2 helpful votes
We landed @PUJ mid afternoon to find our luggage was still in Dallas. :( Terrible start to the trip. Folks at airport were super helpful. Used DAT for roundtrip transfers and they were great! Checkin was a breeze. Headed straight to gift shop to buy necessities. they had everything we needed. A little pricey but no biggie since American Airlines is reimbursing - but seriously - $30 for sunblock! yikes! anywho, we had a great time! our luggage arrived mid afternoon the next day and the front desk was super helpful getting that sorted out and our luggage to our room! Had no problem finding food to eat. Honestly, our group enjoyed the alacarte restaurants the least. after 8 days, we had enough of what was offered, but it was fine. we certainly didnt go hungry! i would give the buffets a 7.5 all around and alacartes a 5. The room was fine.. anytime we needed anything, we just requested thru the riu app and usually within minutes we had service - blankets, extra towels, water, etc. everything in our rooms was in working order. beach is a 10. no seaweed while we were there and seas were not too terribly turbulent so we were able to get in and enjoy the ocean some. party pool was a great time! we spent three afternoons there! shout out to Manuel for keeping our cocktails full! the only complaint i have about the resort overall is cocktail quality and strength. they are very stingy with their booze. we tipped well the entire trip for all room, table and drink service - probably around $75 per person for the entire week which is not bad considering we drink a lot and ate three meals per day. the entertainment crew was entertaining and fun to watch and worked hard to get folks involved in games. we didnt stay up late at night so we missed most of the shows. the cirque show was very impressive! his resort has no decent tequila. stoli and smirnof vodkas - but you have to ask for it or else you get bottom of the barrel. and of course great dominican rum. huge shout out to willian at La Guira lobby bar!!! he was the best bartender hands down! ask for the willian special shot and dont miss his espreso martinis before and after dinner - with stoli of course! we never made it over to the water slides. covid testing was a breeze. we got there at 830 and were done by 945ish. also highly recommend Hispaniola aquatic adventures for boat charter! we had a great time! one complaint / concern - one of our peeps was super drunk and locked herself out of her room so she called for them to come let her in and they did. no questions asked, to id check, nothing... so that is a bit concerning. i have read reviews of folks saying people had been in their room. it can happen accidentally when people are inebriated. i suggest putting some sort of policy in place to confirm the right person is getting let into the right room. also, some of our group members complained of nightly noise in the hallways or by neighbors. we were on the end and really didnt hear much unless someone was coming up the stairwell loudly.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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$148 - $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 (0.3 miles), ORO Nightclub (0.4 miles), and Little Switzerland (0.5 miles).
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, Toro, and Los Gallos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Republica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, 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.
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.
Is Hotel Riu Republica accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.