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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.


Punta Cana Airport (PUJ) : 17 miles

Property information

Year Built: 2016
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 1382


Hotel details


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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory Student groups/spring breakers (either groups or individuals) 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. It is important to clarify the minimum age of 21 years old for this kind of group.

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 8082 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hotel experience

    The experience at Hotel Republica was a 10 out of 10. It is an adult only resort so the vibes were perfect. The first night there was a karaoke night and it was so much fun. I stayed on the west side of the resort, but the east side of the resort was way better in terms of the pool fun and I believe that’s because on the east side; the pool is right next to the beach so there’s people that are apart the resort and people that are aren’t. so every day my friend’s and I made our way over to the other side of the resort to enjoy the pool. I got there on a Tuesday and then we were able to experience karaoke night the white party, the pink party, international night, “beach party”, and the club that they have open every night at 11 PM and just the every day pool parties. The hotel does provide pool towels but during check in they give you a pool card so you have to give the pool card in order to get a towel and you cannot receive your pool card back until you give back a towel and it seem like a lot of people were not returning towels, so sometimes they didn’t have towels to offer Overall, I will give the dining options a 7 1/2 out of 10. There is about 9 restaurants if I’m not mistaken and I was able to try 7 restaurants and majority of them were Buffet style. There is a steak restaurant that we were not able to try because the lines were just overwhelming and we just didn’t have enough time but I’ve heard great things about that restaurant so if you get the opportunity go. All restaurants are first come first serve, but for the steak restaurant it gets so busy that sometimes they do give you a time slot to come back. The rooms are nice. The beds are not stuck to the floor. They are easy to move but overall the cleanliness is a seven out of 10. The only issue is sometimes when we get new towels there was hair on the towels, but every time they come and clean your room, they put flowers on your bed , we went for my birthday and they left me a birthday present on the day of my birthday. All the staff were, extremely sweet and helpful. If you want a partying in Hotel this is the place to go. If you are a stuck up vacationers and don’t like noise, this is not the place for you.

    Jun 03, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wow what a fantastic holiday

    Everything was fantastic The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly the food choice was out of this world the rooms were huge and very comfortable the beach was beautiful I couldn’t recommend this hotel enough a very lively atmosphere but catered for all ages would definitely return.

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awful from the start

    Well where do I start it was awful form start to finish had to keep going to reception they keep putting the wrong drinks in our mini bar we asked 2 days for the tv to be fixed also the phone /socket did not work the usb socket didn’t work either then a member of staff come up to sort some thing out in our room & he grabbed me by my arm & would not let go lucky my boyfriend was in the shower witch the staff member did not relise @ the time so I went to reception & informed them & they moved us to another hotel the Rui palace also the staff @ the Rui Republica are so rude they made you fill guilty for even asking them for anything when they moved us to the palace there was hardly any English people & all the entertainment was in Spanish also the Wi-Fi was just awful was always disconnecting !! I stayed in the Rui Montego Bay last yr that was amazing but after my experience this time I would never stay in a Rui hotel again 🙁

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    If you are into a "Pontins in the sun" vibe, this is place for you. If you have standards and self respect stay well away

    This resort is exclusively a party resort. TUI in the UK will sell the resort as a luxury, relaxing, all adult resort. This isn't the case sadly. There are a few pools, the main party pool was pooped in, vomited in and had used condoms floating about the one day. The quiet pool is anything but quiet after all the party people have woken up. The other pools are mildly better than the party pool, just watch out for the cigarette ends and drunk people tipping and spilling their drinks in there. You get no sleep, unless you are drunk. Guests will scream, shout, bang on your door, break glasses, and stay in the volleyball pool making a racket till about 4am - every night. You also get to witness some pretty shocking domestic abuse between couples. The food is quite bad unless you are drunk. The oriental and the Italian restaurants are truly an insult to both cuisines. The steakhouse is the best for food by far. The buffets, Indian restaurant and Jerk chicken were okay. The housekeeping staff will steal from you even if you tip them. They will steal clothes and shoes more than electrical items. I had 2 brand new bras, a pair of trainers and a hoodie taken from my room. Another lady had 2 pairs of sandals taken from hers, again she had tipped them. The staff in general are not great, some are lovely and will help you, others won't even acknowledge your existence unless you tip them. The beach is small but clear of seaweed. Overall if you just want to be drunk all the time and you have low standards this is the resort for you.

    Jun 01, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Had a great time.

    We went to Riu Republica to celebrate my bfs graduation and birthday. Arrived on a Thursday, left on a Sunday and did not need to leave the resort. One of our favorite events was the Pink Party on Friday, the lines to go are long but they move fast. There are a lot of places to eat most are buffet, the steak house is hard to find and some time are to get on the waitlist because they do not have reservations. The app stated that there were two steak houses on the resort but not on the resort map and no one was able to tell us where the second one was. The jerk chick hut was delicious located right near the pool and bar. We also had a great time going down the multiple water slides on the resort. It was hard to get pool / beach towels, it seemed like they were always out of towels. We also had a couples massage at the spa on the resort which was very relaxing. Overall we had a great time.

    May 31, 2023