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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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from 2 lovely weeks, the place does need an update but you get what you pay for. Me and my partner had a great time, good food choices, good drinks choices. I would go again :). The staff were very helpful when we requested an up stairs room, the rooms were beautifully cleaned daily and the mini bar... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from 2 weeks at this hotel and would never go again, air con didn't work, hotel. staff came twice to repair but still didn't work, room smelled musty , no working extractor in bathroom so room was damp after showering, food was awful as almost every dish had enormous amounts if garlic in, mostly same selection every night,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't believe people go back to this place! I stayed at the merengue for 2 weeks from 29th September- 13th Octoiber 14. I booked this trip with my sister and 3 of my friends for a relaxing vacation. After a long flight we arrived at the hotel and were greeted with a rum punch cocktail and told to sticker... More

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

ok ppl been home 2 weeks and have read some reviews from our time at the riu merengue . some good some bad each too there own on arrival depending on how many ppl arrive at 1 time will vary your welcome experience ,we arrived with 50 others and it was a bit chaotic . staff putting your wristbands on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hotel from the moment you arrive. It was my first time at this hotel all I can say is it is amazing from the rooms to location and staff. The staff can not do enough for you have to mention javiel are waiter in the rui merengue main restaurant he was brilliant always bringing us more drinks and such... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are so kind and helpful. The entertainment team are just brilliant, Cheeky Monkey and his team are so energetic, great to watch and very hard workers, a big thank you to you guys for being so good to us, and making us all feel so welcoming. . It's such a wonderful friendly place, the bar staff are absolutely... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a granny resort in terms of the age cohort that was there (at least during the time we were there, xmas break) but clean and fun. Good staff, Wanda at the bar was amazing. The food was good and the beach was clean. I also liked the ideas that the rooms looked like little villas, as opposed... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went back to this hotel for the 12th time , just love it here , met some wonderful peeps , especially heather from Plymouth who did not move off the sun bed mmmm ( wonder if that was an all over ta :) ) LOL she was with her daughter Steph . Yes needs an update in the rooms... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned and have brought a bad dose of food poisoning back with me. I can only describe this place as THE BENIDORM OF THE CARIBBEAN!!!! My girlfriend and I went there on 29th Sept 2014 - 13th Oct 2014. First impressions of the hotel were that it was quite poor and at best a tad dated but hey, we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from an eventful holiday. Rooms are in blocks ok if your close to reception but can be a long walk. Weather gorgeous & perfect location in Porta Plata. However, Rooms in need of refurbishment as old and dated although the rooms are clean & tidy. Shower was lovely & hot and powerful. Dining area - all waiters are... 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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