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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awful service. Awful rooms, Awful food. Check in at lobby was an an hour long. Bus loads of people at lobby, felt chaotic & disorganized. No one to help with our luggage, we had to carry our luggage and find our room. Out-dated smelly rooms, hair dryer did not work, no iron. We spent as little time in room as... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a week at this hotel in Mid August with my wife and granddaughter. We had a great time and feel it offers a great quality/price ratio. The rooms are very neat and comfortable / The personnel is friendly / The food is very good / The beach is long with lots of places in the shade. Have seen a... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was a host of the Bachata site of the Rui's hotels but I was always always walking and going to the casino in the Bachata site. I love the atmosphere and the staff of the resort. The little street for shopping was quite amusing and pleasant to shop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have travelled to this resort for the past 5 years in off season.Just a "Cheap and Cheerful " 7 day vacation each year.Downside of off season travel (May 1 to November 30) the resort is sold to locals so it is extremely busy friday to mondays in the pool-bars and beach area. This year they have upgraded the TV. s... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Antiquated...no iron, not able to plug in hair dryers, cell phones, etc. 2 restaurants that leave a lot to be desired...food was fair...the locals gather here for parties...although the locals are nice people...they party hearty and are very messy....the staff is rude and unhelpful...although you can eat breakfast and lunch at the Rui Berchata...dinner must be at the Merengue, everything... More 

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Rockland, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my daughter to Riu Merengue in February 2014. Very disappointed with service and atmosphere and all together. Huge cockroach in room nothing done. Service, they just want your money.. beach too many trees no sun but lots and lots of bees, crab, weeds.. one night it was seafood night... my daughter cannot go near... we asked to... More 

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our familys first trip to the DR, and on recommendation of friends we booked the Riu Merengue for the first week of August. At the check in desk something was definitely amiss. The entire lobby was filled with locals checking in. Not just a few, but large groups of extended families. Wait a minute...we just flew 1,500 miles... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll always have a soft spot for Riu Merengue: this is where I got married 10 years ago, and I have wonderful memories of that first trip. So when the time came to decide how to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, the decision was quick and unanimous: go back to Riu Merengue. So we went back. It was...ok. Just ok.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here's what's great about this resort : - many palm trees on beach for shade - excellent service from staff - nice, clean rooms Here's what's not so great : - could not even go once in pool because it was invaded by locals (on average day, possibly 200 people in pool...). Once I asked a staff member why they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall it was great. security all around and gated, loved that. lobby and checkin always is a hassle, always bring tips, they will take care of you much faster and be more friendlier to you, learn some simple spanish, you are going to a spanish speaking country, food was ok, maybe overcooked but always available, they have a snack bar... More 

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