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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #9 of 43 hotels in Puerto Plata
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When will the management take notice we have just cancelled our 3rd visit due to the reviews about locals taking over . Two years running the pool had to be closed due to locals using it as a toilet and as other people have said they are rude and have no respect they just take what they want you have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second time visiting the DR previously staying at the now closed Luperon Resort. It was fantastic the first time and every bit as good the second. Wonderful country with wonderful people. The Riu's are well laid out with easy access to everything including pools, bars and places to eat. The animation team work so hard and do... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent one week here with my family in June 2014. As a 4.5/5 star hotel I am comparing it to the RIU Palace Bavaro also in Puerto Plata, in which I stayed the year previous. (Feb 2013) As the RIU Palace Bavaro was built in 2011, it obviously was brand new and everything worked no issue, the staff were... More

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Skegness, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to the Dominican Republic and it was by far the best holiday of my life so far. My parter, family and I decided to splurge out a little more than usual ( to be honest 2 weeks short hall was about the same price or more even from my research) and it was worth every... More

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Chemainus, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a total of 3 nights at this resort while travelling during a 2 week stay in DR. The hotel had a nice ambience, good food, excellent entertainment. The animation supervisor, Ramon (Spaghetti) was amazing and became a good friend also. I will return to Riu Merengue. Being British living in Canada, I liked that there were lots of... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on JUNE 18 TIL 23, 2014. To me the place is a paradise and the people are all caring and dedicated to their job. I don't see grouchy faces. All of them greeted me every time i pass by! They are willing to do to cater your needs! The place is serene, though they have locals, who also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here with friends,very reasonable for price,food excellent (endless buffet tables) every night different entertainment nice beach,amazing housekeeping,clean rooms ,fridge stock up daily,stuff absolutely brilliant and helpful .Who don't wanna stay only on beach can also buy some different day,half day trips which are not that expensive and unforgettable,definitely worth it! Will be back,hope soon!

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Levis, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please ignore all the racists comments about local guests being rude. I was really frightened before leaving for my trip but there is nothing to be worried about. Dominicans are charming people. I met more happy people on the Riu Merengue side (where locals seems to hang out and stay) than the Riu Bachata. They do not cut the lines... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As first time travelers south we were advised by our travel agent to stay at nothing less than a 4 star hotel. Our flight arrived late but check in was great. Room was comfortable.Two beds pushed together isn't a King bed but this is a common practice in many resorts.Wish they had rye as one of the liquors provided in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pro’s • Excellent entertainment - see photo of ones day’s worth of activities • Great staff (for the most part) – particularly bartender “Sexy Boy” and his team • Good food • Good vibes • Didn’t like our first room and the staff were quick to change it Negatives Rooms are dated – not a big deal because who spends... More

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Address: Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Merengue 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Clubhotel Riu Merengue Hotel
Club Hotel Riu Merengue
Clubhotel Riu Merengue Puerto Plata
Riu Merengue Dominican Republic
Riu Merengue Puerto Plata
Rui Merengue

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Plata #5 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata #7 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata #7 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata #8 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
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* Located on the beach in Maimon Bay * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Located in the Riu Resort, near ClubHotels Riu Bachata and Riu Mambo * Main building and 1-story bungalow complex * Surrounded by 15,000 m2 / 18,000 sq. yards of tropical gardens * 9 km / 5.5 miles from Puerto Plata * 150 m / 495 ft. from Caribbean Street * 25 km / 15.5 miles from Puerto Plata Intl. Airport * 300 m / 990 ft. from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more   less 
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