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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

3.5 of 5 Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Amersham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

28th jan to 13 feb when it rains it rains hard take lightweight waterproof / we had a fair bit of stormy weather but each day the seaweed was cleared from the beach and leaves swept up. in fact all areas including toilets areas are kept constantly clean, with hand sanitiser available on leaving and on entrance to dining rooms... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rooms are clean but outdated something like 1970's. Pillows are awful, gave us back ache entire stay. No irons will only let you barrow from lobby for one hour. Ohh and outlets are sooo tricky we only had one working and it was deep in wall(very unnnoying) Bring your own shampoo/cond. They don't act surprised when you tell them the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is been 6 days since we got back. Still can not hold anything down. 18 month old baby was hospitaized with after 3 days of "all lnclusive" IV liquids. They have a person to greet you before you walk in to the dining room. She has a big smile and a big bottle of hand sanitizer...USE IT

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just got back and 2/3 people are ill. The negative reviews are bang on about this resort. The food is plentiful but repetive. I am by no means a food snob but found it difficult to enjoy the experience day after day. The rooms are really musty smelly. Two of us are asthmatics and it was difficult to breath... More 

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

My family and I (4 adults) stayed for one week in February. After doing much research we decided on Merengue. I most definitely agree with other reviewers - this is NOT a 4.5 or even 4 star resort. We enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. However, a couple people in our group had previously stayed at 5 star resorts in Dominican and needless... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

after reading reviews on here i was very sceptical about our holiday but i neednt hav been worried at all staff are polite n friendly from the maids to the bar staff rooms were basic but clean a little musty but nothing that wud put u off staying there food was good altho did get a little same old but... More 

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hamilton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

arived jan 22 til 29. found the room very tired and musty. the food in the buffet was very repititious and no change night after night. staff was very friendly but the night entertainment was very poor. riu must upgrade the three resorts

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 me, my husband, and 2 boys 13 & 15 just returned Feb 18th. We were there for a week vacation. We booked to stay at the Merenge gardens but we're put in the " village" which is a smaller area of the resort. But you have acsess to all 3 at any time and it's a... More 

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Manchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our flight was delayed 24hrs and were transferred to this hotel. Resort was vast and impersonal. Room allocated was standard room. Smelt very musty and when reported didn't seem surprised, just said was because of air conditioning! Food in buffet restaurant poor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

bit concerned following reviews on this web site about the hotel filling up with locals at the weekend, pissing in the pool and eating all the food. non of that happened in the 2 weekends we were there. the hotel was fine, the food was varied and tasty, so many times you go all incl and end up eating the... 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*
Number of rooms: 1007
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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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#4 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata
#6 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata

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