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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time to the Dominican and being a same sex couple we were unsure of what to expect. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised and had an excellent time. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and our rooms were cleaned everyday. The beach is lovely and bring your own snorkel! The coral is beautiful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel you can use facility's of all 3 hotels set right on the beautiful beach lovely to wake and here the sea food good steak house good Italian average entertainment did not watch much so can not rate it seemed ok though would go back at the right price

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to this resort a few years back, which my kids remembered as being a great positive experience. We had switched to the Bahia Principe chain because of their friendly environment for the kids, but this year budget was tight and decided to book a more affordable option. So back we went to Puerto Plata and here is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a tip if you want to avoid the bad experience with the locals, goggle "holidays in Dominican republic" it will give you the dates for the year when the locals observe holidays, that is when the invade this resort. We have travelled to this resort 5 times and only go when there is no public holidays for the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bad experience with the staff .. Besides the noise level.. One of the ladies who changed my towels saw my daughter's phone she just take and her purse . When we contact the staff in charge .. They only says you need to report it .. When we asked about the ladie.. Why we can not ask her in person... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to say this because my mother is from the Dominican Republic and I have visited and enjoyed my visits many, many times before. This time however was HORRIBLE, to say the least, all due to Riu Merengue. First of all, the hotel was filled and I mean FILLED with locals. Now, this wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Young couple from Montréal. Price : 1250ish CAD$ from Jan 2nd 2015 to 9th Jan 2015. If you want a nice beach : You might want to consider another hotel or you'll be disappointed. If you want a clean, safe, nice resort with good food, at a relatively cheap price in the Dominican : THIS IS YOUR PLACE. Pros :... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are lovely with a terrace or balcony. All are located away from the main building in what look like little houses. Room drinks also included 5 or 6 Optics. Food was excellent, good quality and loads of variety. (only wime food is not available is between around 2am and 6am) Drinks, plenty of variety and staff who come round... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to this resort in the past and decided to go back because of the location and service of this resort. The staff is AMAZING. They treat their guests like royalty. This time around, I don't have any complaints except for the overload of locals at the hotel. The locals don't respect other visitors and take over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself my daughter and two granddaughters went as a reward for my daughters hard work in qualifying as a nurse. Whilst being on her own, working full time and having a disabled daughter. She deserved this holiday

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