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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Top class hotel. Friendly funny always smiling staff. Animator guys the best. Food absolutely fantastic!! Room always clean. Can't complain at all Highly recommend!!! Fantastic holiday. RIU hostels top class

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this trip with a little reservation due to some negative reviews. The hotel is an older RIU without a swim up bar but the grounds, pool area and beach are spotless. The maintenance of this location is unbelievable. The bathrooms in all areas are cleaned every five minutes. When I arrived the people for check in were friendly.... More 

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Milton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have never written a review but felt after this vacation that it was must and I wish I had done more research before planning to stay at this resort. We were so very disappointed in our recent vacation to the Riu Merengue. We chose RIU because we were under the understanding that RIU resorts were top notch and truly... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We read all the reviews and know you can't take them all at 100% and decided to try the Riu Merengue because we have stayed previously at a Riu and loved it. Riu chain is mainly opulent, grand, open spacious and nice places to stay. This place although ok for price really doesn't fit with rest of chain. If it... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let me start out by saying whoever has given this place excellent reviews about this resort needs to have their head examined. First the food was terrible, hamburgers if you wanna call them that were sitting out for hours,the cold cuts were not even a thought in my mind to consume,and there was some food that I have no idea... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friend & I booked a cheap last minute trip to escape the 5 feet of snow we had at home so we weren't expecting a lot to be honest. We were pleasantly surprised! We were in the Gardens, right next to Carribean street, the shopping area that separates Riu Bachata from Merengue so it was easy for us to... More 

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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For us this was a last minute cheeky 12 days away. For what we paid we really didn't have high expectations OMG this was a great hotel food was plentiful and varied. All tastes were catered for and no way would anyone leave the restaurant hungry. Went to the Italian once and to be honest not the a la carte... More 

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Huntsville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at my share of hotels in Puerto Plata, and Riu merengue is just, OK. The food was very repetitive for the most part - at times you were greeted with a fancy drink at dinner. The alcohol - very low grade. I am positive they were putting low grade rum in one display bottle of Barceló Anejo... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entire staff were very pleasant! Very reasonable for the cost! All rooms had a mini bar with refrigerator that was included. Plus the amenities were just as enjoyable as mentioned. I would recommend it for a trip to the Northwest part of Dominica Republic.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As others said it before, it’s not a 4* , but the stuff deserves more than 4*, friendly, helpful, polite. Food ok, room and restaurants pretty clean. Beach is nice and you can snorkel just in front of the nautical centre ( take some bread with you, fish will love you). The Gazebo at one end of the beach is... More 

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