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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 41 hotels in Puerto Plata
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Danielle J Atherstone, United Kingdom
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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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Atherstone, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this hotel! I have been twice on a family holiday and I would definatley go again. The hotel is beautiful, the staff are really friendly, the food is beautiful and there is soo much choice. The entertainment at night is always very good. There are 3 hotels connected together and they share a beach which is really cool,... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I went for two nights (including my parents) and had a blast (The perfect weather help abundantly). We really enjoy the food and the extra excursion that the resort offered. The excursions offered were great, but it was something extra that we had to pay out of pocket which is reasonable. My son enjoyed the children playground... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited the Riu Merengue from August 12th to the 19th. There were 10 of us in total and we had a great time. While our resort was significantly lacking in elegance compared to the Riu Bachata, the fact that we had access to everything except dinner on the other resort really made up for it. There... More

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Roselle, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

first i want to say that we been to this resort 5 times over the last 2 years,and im sorry to say it will probably be the last! the resort is being over run with locals.i pay for 7days and only get to enjoy 4.friday,saturday, and sunday,it all belongs to the locals.there are no seats in the buffet there are... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here back in May 2013 (not 2014 as stated) with my in laws. The hotel was clean and all staff friendly. Bar service was great but beware the cocktails are in fact just different flavoured slushies with your choice of spirit poured in. Good variety of food. The entertainment team are quite insistent and pushy... More

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New york
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is nice but the room has a 12 inch tv and the ac is very weak. The restaraunts are all located outside and tend to become very hot! In my room I found and was forced to kill 3 cockroaches! The reception laughed when I told them about the cockroaches! It was digusting and the roaches crawled on... More

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Newport Gwent
5 reviews 5 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this holiday to celebrate my wife's 50th Birthday, before we booked & after I read numerous reviews about this hotel. I have to say now after our visit that if you have booked you have no worries at all, as long as you are not exspecting 5* luxury, if thats what your after then pay another £1000 &... More

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new jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On July 14th 2014 my family and I registered at the Riu's Hotel/club Merenge in Puerto Plata. We did arrive early and the clerk checked to see if the room was ready. We were able to go to our room within a few minutes. When we got there we found 2 double beds pushed together to make what was supposed... More

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East Hanover, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this resort from July 20 to 24. Let me start by saying it is not a 5 nor 4 star resort. It isn't pricey so you get what you pay for. Food was just ok. Yes, there were many locals. No, they didn't bother me. Guess if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway this... More

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My family is a Riu Merengue customer since 2001 and have brought many of our friends and family to Riu Merengue over the years. This time I came with my mom for her birthday. During the week is not bad, although it is obvious the hotel has been losing its touch over the years judging by the quality and variety... 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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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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* 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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