Hotel Riu República

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Hotel is located on the Arena Gorda beachfront in Punta Cana. This is an ADULTS ONLY resort, exclusively for over 18s, where you can enjoy a perfect holiday by the Dominican Republic's most famous beach. Its facilities include everything you might need to spend wonderful days relaxing, doing sports ...

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Hotel is located on the Arena Gorda beachfront in Punta Cana. This is an ADULTS ONLY resort, exclusively for over 18s, where you can enjoy a perfect holiday by the Dominican Republic's most famous beach. Its facilities include everything you might need to spend wonderful days relaxing, doing sports or taking part in different activities with your partner or friends: two large infinity pools with spacious sun terraces, gym, free hot tub and steambath, and a wellness center including a beauty parlor, hairdresser's and massage service (on payment). Thanks to the All Inclusive 24-hour service, gue...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

Property Amenities

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Pool and wellness facilities
Turkish bath.
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Beauty Salon
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No cribs / beds for children availableAcrylic protection between customers and employees in the main contact areasNo rollaway / extra beds availableThe establishment is cleaned with disinfectant productsThe establishment confirms that it is implementing additional measures in the area of customer safetyThe establishment confirms that it is implementing additional measures in the field of cleaningSocial distancing measures are appliedIndividually packed meals availableHand sanitizing gel is provided to guestsTemperature measurement available to customersEmployees wear personal protective equipmentEmployee temperature is measured frequentlyChildren are not allowedMasks available to guestsIndividually packaged meals available for breakfast24 hour receptionProtective clothing available for guestsIndividually packaged meals available for dinnerFree wireless internetFrequently touched surfaces are disinfectedMinimum age of clients 18Dry cleaning / laundry servicesWheelchair access (there may be some limitations)Recommended for adults onlyCoffee / tea in common areasMeal service changed to increase securityThe use of a mask is mandatory in the establishmentSmoking areasReception with wheelchair accessIn-room accessibilitySupport for excursions / ticket purchaseSwimming pool with wheelchair accessElectrostatic spraying used in disinfectionUmbrellas by the poolHealth clubFree breakfastSpa treatment roomsPool or snooker tableWheelchair accessible bathroomEnjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. 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    3323

  • Very Good

    1888

  • Good

    950

  • Reasonable

    388

  • Bad

    344

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    37

  • Couples

    3580

  • Solo travel

    179

  • Family

    829

  • Friends getaway

    1444

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Not Very Happy with Our Stay

Reviewed 30 november, 2021

My husband and I stayed at this resort from 11/15/21 to 11/22/21 for our honeymoon. We chose this resort because I had been in 2017 with my family and had such a good time. I love the adults only and the fact that it's a party resort! We love to drink and eat good food so I knew this would be perfect for us! Prior to arriving, I spoke with Riu and made sure there was a note on our account that this was for our honeymoon. The website advised to do this so the room would be decorated for us. When we arrived, it was not decorated at all (oh well. the view was beautiful) but it was warm in the suite. We went downstairs for dinner and drinks and came back up and it was extremely hot. My husband spoke with Ruben at the lobby and informed him of this. After an hour of no one fixing it, my husband went down a second time. At this point it is now 1130pm, we had travelled 10 hours to get here, and the room was 80F. While he was downstairs, I was unpacking when I noticed that there were tiny bugs on the bed and in the sinks. I ran downstairs and for a third time, informed Ruben of this issue and notified him about the bugs. At this point I was very frustrated and exhausted so my husband and waited again for this to be fixed. The room was sprayed with something and the floor was extremely slippery but was still very hot. When I went to go back to the lobby for a fourth time to now insist on a new room, I fell on the floor because it was so slick. At aboout 130am Ruben finally walked up himself and felt that the room was extremely hot and told us we could take the other suite but had to move immediately. I asked if he could please find us a dolly and he said no. We were staying for a week so we had a few pieces of luggage and we were tired from traveling and sweating so much. He refused to help me or my husband with any of the luggage. My husband asked him for his name and he refused to provide it and instead exited the room and ran down the hall, yelling to my husband, "DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE?" at 2am on our first night there. We put our belongings in the room and locked the bolt because he frightened us. We made a formal complaint the next morning about this man and the issues we had the night before. The resort left us a coffee mug, 2 pens and a bottle of champagne to make up for it. Being that it was the first full day on our honeymoon, we just wanted to start fresh and put that behind us. The weather was beautiful, the food at the restaurants was not 5 stars but it was good and the weather was perfect. Friday, 11/19 was my birthday. My husband and I took a day trip to Saona (highly recommend) and returned to the resort around 6pm. when we got into the room my husband looked upset and I asked what was wrong; apparently the staff at the lobby had agreed to decorate the room for my birthday and they did not follow through. We also did a romantic dinner on the beach on 11/20 and the menu was not what we had chosen. This resort is ok, the pool/bar staff are very fun but I was very upset with these big issues we had to go through.

MelissaBHorwath

Wanted to recharge my battery, just did that at the Riu Republica

Reviewed 29 november, 2021

Awesome place!!!!! the biggest resort I have been in so far and I’ve been in quite a few... room was nice and clean in a quite area..did not feel we were in pandemic so it really felt like a vacation, the hotel had some safety guidance which was fine. Put aside the Covid test and all the apps you had to fill in before coming back... my vaca was amazing... koodo to the hotel staff!!! I will definitely go back there!!!! 👍🙏❤️

louispM5084HH

Would not consider this a 5 star

Reviewed 29 november, 2021

On the bright side, the sun was shining and weather was great. We met new friends and made our own fun. Beach is packed but nice. Most of the staff were friendly and tried their best, but they should be taught more hygienic procedures. Watched a server in the buffet take a dirty coffee cup and use it for another guest. Otherwise, the resort was highly disappointing. The food is 99% buffet, which during COVID we did not expect. Lots of people around the buffet not wearing masks or wearing them down. Staff did try their best to monitor this and ask people to put them up. A-la-carte restaurant food was also mostly buffet and really NOT good. It was certainly not like other 5 star resorts we have been to. ZERO options for late night snacks except one counter with some stale nachos and some NASTY burgers that sat for hours. NOTHING fresh. Only one poolside bbq - with some not bad jerk chicken (for lunch). As for the Booze - beer - there is one kind only - Presidente. You are lucky if you can get it in a can. Otherwise it's all draft. No premium liquor whatsoever and what there was was definitely watered down. No beach bar. If you like to party like you are in college or you are still in college, this is the place to go. Otherwise, pick another adult resort where you don't see vomit in the elevator and the pools full of sludge. Rooms are very basic. Need an overhaul for sure. Beds are apparently double size but they are not much bigger than twin beds. Shower was either scalding hot or freezing cold. TV did not work. Booking the COVID test was quite the nightmare - they need invest in having it written out for the guests in English with clear directions. We went back and forth to try to book it and then again on the day we got it done. No one seemed to know what time and where we actually needed to be. Not likely to recommend this hotel to others or to return ourselves.

Z3676RBsilviat

Not great

Reviewed 29 november, 2021

We were told that this was a great hotel and very recent 5 star resort. Consider this to be a 3 star maximum! Nothing worked, down to even just our room key. Needed to be changed everyday. Room would be 'cleaned' but left with a floor full of sand. Their mini bar is a 4 cans of beer. Needless to say that we will not ever be going back there!

sheemae2021

Great stay

Reviewed 29 november, 2021

This is our third time at the Riu Republica. Our stay was wonderful. The room is clean, the food is excellent (ie if you starve there, you will be worst off anywhere). The buffet is great, and so are the restaurants. We tried the Spanish (my less favorite, the Indian (wow), the steakhouse (steak was not super tender but cooked as i ordered it). Lots of choices. The jerk chicken by the beach is amazing. Friendly staff. Long beach to walk. The downsides: the ocean is rough for the three times we were there, but once you pass the wave barrier, you can enjoy it fully and that is no fault of the hotel LOL. Less activities than when we were there before (but under COVID circumstances, this is understandable). Last but not least, sanitary measures from my perspective could be increased but this is a joint responsibility - staff and clients. And some do not respect them at all which is sad. Overall, great hotel and great stay.

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