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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 42 hotels in Puerto Plata
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were at this Hotel 5 years ago and had very good experiences. This time we were very disappointed. The food was very salty , the local guest were not respectful exp. we could not get proper access to the food buffet due to the local guest not being respectful in line, the children were all over to help themselves... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here on an all inclusive package with my wife in April/May. There are some pluses but I'm afraid not many. The Merengue is one of three RIU resort hotels, which are all co located on the same sprawling site. This allows guests to move between the facilities of all three venues allowing you to choose (at lunchtimes) which... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let me start off by saying the grounds are kept very nice the staff was reasonably helpful but depending on what coloris bang you was wearing would determine what kind of service you would get which at times made me feel like a second class citizen they promote free WiFi in lobby but that's a lie its free wifi for... More

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on vacation july 6th and came home July 11th. We've been to the Dominican 3 times now and thie 3rd time was not the charm, this was the 1st time going to Puerto Plata and I don't think we will be back. It was a beautiful resort, the pools were nice, the drinks were ok at best,... More

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Bronx, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with my family jul 13-15 for two nights and it felt like we were waiting in line at a public pool in nyc. People were scrambling for food, grabbing whatever was available in the Buffet, skipping lines and the workers were overwhelmed with so many people. The AC did not work properly. Bottom line is, this is not... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this place last year and again this place was over run with locals running amok and causing havoc. We were told before we went that measures had been put in place to sort things out and they hadn't we had a dreadful time here and once again I see the same thing happening a year later. People... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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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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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 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata #7 Romantic 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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