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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Roselle, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

first i want to say that we been to this resort 5 times over the last 2 years,and im sorry to say it will probably be the last! the resort is being over run with locals.i pay for 7days and only get to enjoy 4.friday,saturday, and sunday,it all belongs to the locals.there are no seats in the buffet there are... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed here back in May 2013 (not 2014 as stated) with my in laws. The hotel was clean and all staff friendly. Bar service was great but beware the cocktails are in fact just different flavoured slushies with your choice of spirit poured in. Good variety of food. The entertainment team are quite insistent and pushy... More

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New york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is nice but the room has a 12 inch tv and the ac is very weak. The restaraunts are all located outside and tend to become very hot! In my room I found and was forced to kill 3 cockroaches! The reception laughed when I told them about the cockroaches! It was digusting and the roaches crawled on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this holiday to celebrate my wife's 50th Birthday, before we booked & after I read numerous reviews about this hotel. I have to say now after our visit that if you have booked you have no worries at all, as long as you are not exspecting 5* luxury, if thats what your after then pay another £1000 &... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On July 14th 2014 my family and I registered at the Riu's Hotel/club Merenge in Puerto Plata. We did arrive early and the clerk checked to see if the room was ready. We were able to go to our room within a few minutes. When we got there we found 2 double beds pushed together to make what was supposed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this resort from July 20 to 24. Let me start by saying it is not a 5 nor 4 star resort. It isn't pricey so you get what you pay for. Food was just ok. Yes, there were many locals. No, they didn't bother me. Guess if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway this... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family is a Riu Merengue customer since 2001 and have brought many of our friends and family to Riu Merengue over the years. This time I came with my mom for her birthday. During the week is not bad, although it is obvious the hotel has been losing its touch over the years judging by the quality and variety... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at this Hotel 5 years ago and had very good experiences. This time we were very disappointed. The food was very salty , the local guest were not respectful exp. we could not get proper access to the food buffet due to the local guest not being respectful in line, the children were all over to help themselves... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here on an all inclusive package with my wife in April/May. There are some pluses but I'm afraid not many. The Merengue is one of three RIU resort hotels, which are all co located on the same sprawling site. This allows guests to move between the facilities of all three venues allowing you to choose (at lunchtimes) which... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start off by saying the grounds are kept very nice the staff was reasonably helpful but depending on what coloris bang you was wearing would determine what kind of service you would get which at times made me feel like a second class citizen they promote free WiFi in lobby but that's a lie its free wifi for... 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*
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Club Hotel Riu Merengue
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Rui Merengue

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* Located on the beach in Maimon Bay * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Located in the Riu Resort, near ClubHotels Riu Bachata and Riu Mambo * Main building and 1-story bungalow complex * Surrounded by 15,000 m2 / 18,000 sq. yards of tropical gardens * 9 km / 5.5 miles from Puerto Plata * 150 m / 495 ft. from Caribbean Street * 25 km / 15.5 miles from Puerto Plata Intl. Airport * 300 m / 990 ft. from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more   less 
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