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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

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

Have just returned from 2 weeks at the Merengue. Very mixed feelings about our holiday! We joined family members in their 2nd week which was lovely and made the holiday fabulous, sadly the hotel had several negative points. The rooms were just about 4 star with a very noisy fan and air-con. The bathroom was rather tatty with cracked windows... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I stayed here for just came back from two weeks here and we absolutely enjoyed our stay here. We arrived to be met with a refreshing glass of juice, check in took all of a few minutes, our bags were taken from us by the porter and we were showed to our room. The room is itself... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just had 2 wks 1st to 15th sept at the Merengue.Not been for a few years its still the same.Very fast checkin.The room old quite large with huge beds the usual hairdryer soaps ect plus old tv then theres the free mini bar.The room was very clean as was all of the complex.There was not a lot of people about;... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 2 week stay here at the Merengue. First impressions where fantastic. The staff are so friendly and the grounds so clean! We were directed to the room and settled in. We found the flush not to work and phoned reception, there was someone out within 5 mins and fixed and working, similarly when the television broke,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and boyfriend came here for 2 weeks in August 2013. What I liked about this hotel was that we had a choice of staying by the main pool, quiet pool or the beach. We stayed by the quiet pool mostly and occasionally by the beach but sometimes it got too windy. The food was nice and the waiters and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is ok nothing fancy would be great if the room decor was updated but still very decent for sleeping and waking up to do more exciting things. Our beds were comfortable, shower had good water pressure, all lights and AC worked just fine had no major issues with the room at all. If you switch the tv on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came back from spending 3 days at the Riu Merengue. Well the service was super, I mean these people realy do their utmost to entertain you and accomodate you. The food was ok, nothing realy fancy but it had a good taste. Their breakfast was varied and consisted of the usual fruits and pastries but also delicious local... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riu has a great private beach area, but the hotel itself is just okay. The food was just okay, the drinks were way too sugary, and the restaurant selection wasn't exactly how it was advertised. The entertainment was the best part of the hotel (after the beach). Wifi is only available in the lobby area. Overall, I enjoyed myself, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a frequent traveler (business & pleasure) and I enjoy writing my trip reviews so that I provide my honest opinion about the places I travel and visit. Trip-Advisor is definitively the social network that I found very useful in helping me plan and chose wisely when I prepare for my next trip/vacation. This is our 6th time in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read the reviews before I arrived as this would be my first time going to this resort. As usual I had an open mind and thought that sometimes reviewers had a grudge against the hotel because of something personal that might have happened. Well I was wrong. The food was bland, the rooms were aged although you could see... More

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Additional Information about ClubHotel Riu Merengue

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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