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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

3.5 of 5 Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location is friendly. Nice view. Happy friendly people.. BUT, the wifi accessibility sucks(even when paying for it) its not "free" its limited. The are always short on something... Either it be drinks, towels, etc. it is NOT all included because the drinks at the club are sold separately. Its 50/50 but it m really disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a great time here I still remember the people that work there very nice and friendly. I love the club and the fact that they have american alcohol. They also have a bar in the room and they are really clean. I will be visiting again with the hubby soon.

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

I don't normally put in reviews, but after reading some of the negative reviews before going on our I was left unnecessarily worried. We had an awesome time, it is an older hotel but was well maintained and very clean. We had an issue with the AC making a loud noise, reported it to the front desk and it was... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I genuinely have no idea what all these bad reviews are about! We arrived at the hotel to be greeted by smiling, friendly staff and handed a refreshing drink. We were handed our room keys and directed to our room. We left our cases, the staff brought these to our room for us around 10 minutes later. Everything about this... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having read some of the negative reviews, my daughter and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday staying at the Riu Merengue. Some people must get a kick out of writing negative reviews. The check-in was excellent - however, after a 9 hour flight the only complaint I would say was that after arriving at the hotel, you were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have just returned from a weeks stay at the Riu Merengue, and honestly my experience is nothing like the negative reviews here. Yes I admit that the place is slightly dated, but not in a bad way. The room we stayed in was clean and well maintained, and I enjoyed the extra touch of having not only a fridge with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I look for a deal for a long weekend every winter so I understand that the price was low and I got what I paid for. We booked the trip through United vacations. I didn't think it could be THAT bad. It was. Check in was a joke. No ID was checked at all. Paid in full... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for two weeks will never return again moved rooms three times ,it's not 4 star more like a1 my husband ans I was so ill we returned home 2 day and my husband is still ill rooms need upgrading entertainment was rubbish been two all carbeean resorts before and had great holidays this was a... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My only complaint is that the beds were uncomfortable. Everything else was beyond my expectations! The staff were friendly. The reports of the locals taking over was not true. Half way through my vacation a large group of Portuguese arrived, approximately 200 and they catered the entertainment to them, so I went to the other hotel for their entertainment. With... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunwing advertised this all-inclusive as a 4 star plus - don't believe it! Having stayed in a 3 star rated resort in Puerto Plata previously, this one would rate a 3 star. Very little variation on the food stuffs provided, accommodation was old and outdated, beds were extremely uncomfortable. Drinks were never prepared the same way twice. Service was average.... 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
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
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