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Hotel overview

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.You can also enjoy the stunning beauty of Punta Cana’s beaches, considered to be among the most spectacular in the world, surrounded by the distinctive Caribbean landscape of coconut palms, sugar cane fields and amazing spots such as the Altos de Chavón, Saona Island and the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve, home to the most varied plants and animals in the area and an 8-km coral reef.

The Resort offers Weekly “RIU Get Together Party” and Free access to “RIU Pool Party” at RIU Complex (Mondays & Fridays).
Admission to the Jungle Party on Mondays and the Pink Party on Fridays includes free transportation to and from the venue as well as access to drinks and snacks while on premises. This entertainment concept is available to guests over 18 years of age.

Location

Beach
Punta Cana Airport (PUJ) : 17 miles

Property information

Year Built: 2016
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 1382

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Hotel details

Dining

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Amenities

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Activities

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Hotel advisories

Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly On Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. Guest disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not allowed. If a Student/Spring Breaker Group is accepted a. Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. b. Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Hotel Spring Break Policies :

1. Student / Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) will be accepted ONLY at Riu Santa Fé hotel.  

2. All Student / Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly On Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.

3. If a Student / Spring Breaker Group is accepted:

a. The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments

b. Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older.

c. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID

d. Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.

4. At all other RIU properties Student Groups / Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year.

5. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense.

a. Parties in rooms are not permitted

6. Student / Spring Breaker Groups must comply with any protocols (hotel and government) in place at the time of stay at the hotel.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 8970 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family & Friends

    Staff were excellent. Rooms can use some work. Keys never worked and there was a sewage smell in the washroom. The grounds and beach were beautiful! Jerk chicken was great and the drinks were good.

    Jun 22, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Do not stay here! Worst resort experience!

    This is my 4th Riu resorts in the past 5 years. My first 3 visits were in Jamaica. This particular resort in DR was an horrible experience when I compare it to the others. The service was very poor. Staff rarely spoke when walking by. They did not try to accommodate for english speakers. When they found out we didn't speak spanish they lowered their quality of service. I was surprised in rare occasion's when some of the staff said como estas to us. In Jamaicia, we were consistently welcomed by all staff at all times. DR was the opposite. Everyone seemed extremely bothered and unhappy. Our room 2162, was extremely out-dated. Walking in, I noticed the top of the door frame had cracks and chipped paint with ants coming out of it. The restroom mirror was covered in rust spots, the room was missing a desk, the patio furniture had cigarette burns on it, the floor board behind the bed was broken, the shower was dirty (We took bathes with our flip flops on the entire trip), the bed was uncomfortable, I have aches and soreness in my neck and shoulders due to this bed, the TV was old and the quality was poor, the alcohol nobs were dirty and stained, the refrigerator was old and hard to open, and the mirror outside the bathroom also had rust stains. We called 6 times to ask for an extra blanket and they finally answered and brought one. The alcohol was extremely watered down. I took 4 shot of tequila with hopes of getting drunk and was not phased at all and I NEVER drink. All drinks seemed like virgin drinks and they completely lacked alcohol because they were trying to be frugal with it. We enjoyed the entertainment the days they had them. We enjoyed the Jerk Chicken stand. We enjoyed our time at the beach. There were multiple chairs available with shaded areas. The light skinned entertainer with braids was the only person that consistency spoke to us and seemed enthused to be there. He always said " I love my job". He was the only one that tried to connect with the people. We stayed 6 total days and we were trying to leave after day 2 to come home early. We will not be coming back. We will stay at excellence or go back to Jamaica. I will not recommend this resort to anyone.

    Jun 21, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    7th time to Riu Republica

    This was my 7th trip to Riu Republica, and I am planning to go back again. Why? Because at Riu Republica, you have it all! Party, Beach, Peace and Quiet,Good Food, Nice Big Pools, Great Service, and Good Entertainement.

    Jun 21, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Week in Punta Cana

    First week of twin-centre break; very large hotel (1,300 rooms) and accepts group booking so given time of year was full of American Spring Break Students; so rather busy and noisy (not helped by restaurants seeming to lack any soft surfaces to absorb noise). Facilities, pool, beach, etc good and so were drinks, but food pretty much all self-service and rather bland. Rooms big and clean but a little tired round the edges. Good if want to party but not if looking to relax. Close to airport but Punta Cana itself more a strip of coast (somewhat like a costa in Spain) rather than a place and not walkable; malls and a line of big hotel complexes mostly.

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    WARNING DO NOT BOOK, UNSAFE, DANGEROUS, AND A RIP OFF!!

    Worst experience I’ve ever had. Do not let the “5star hotel” fool you. I have stayed at Inns that were cleaner and nicer. Let’s start with the room. Well AC doesn’t work so be prepared to stay in a room that is 80 degrees or hotter night and day. We have found cockroaches all over the room and to top it off you can’t use the tv because it’s broke. The water pressure in the shower is awful. Don’t plan on washing your hair. You know how an old run down home you lose water pressure when someone flushes the toilet or uses the sink? That’s how this place was. The food. The buffets are awful, the food is garbage and always cold. Even when you walk in the restaurant as the first person it’s usually cold. Drinks are watered down so don’t expect to enjoy yourself. Between my wife and I we had easily 15 cocktails and we weren’t even slightly buzzed. The only decent part is the staff are friendly. But not all are a help. When requesting a new room we were told we can’t switch rooms. So after having to live with cockroaches the size of a cell phone and AC that doesn’t work we are supposed to stay in the same room with dead cockroaches? Oh also, be careful with the elevators. The screens are missing, wires hanging out of the walls and mother boards just dangling right in front of your face. The doors don’t always close which is not safe. I have read the reviews on here telling similar horror stories and I have a message for the person who says “sorry we will continue to work towards being better”. Don’t waste your time commenting back and do something to make this place livable. We are here for a week and after two days we are taking the first flight home. Absolutely horrid. This place is a walking health code violation.

    Jun 18, 2024