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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

3.5 of 5 Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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lake placid, ny
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this was our third visit back.... we LOVE this place. its very chill. very relaxing. clean. low key. yummy food. easy. and we're treated like family. if you want to go go go but stay at your resort, this is not the place for you. it is EXCELLENT for relaxing. we're already looking forward to our next trip back!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm here right now for another week and how I wish I could leave and go home. Place is swarming with flies and mosquitos, the food is awful and 3 of us have been violently ill for last 3 days. Locals check in for 4 days and over run the resort with screaming children and have no idea of basic... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there about a year ago and after walking out of the nightclub on the property, i was attacked and rob by a person wearing a Riu staff shirt, during the struggle I sustained a black eye, concussion and a broken ankle, there was no security around and I was not found for a few hours event though I... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this hotel 3 times and will never return, we had cockroaches in our room every day even after speaking to the hotel and our rep but nothing done apart from being given a can of spray. The food was cold most of the time and they catered more for the German guests than others because they stay... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend have just returned from a 2 week stay at the riu merengue. After reading reviews i was a bit worried about staying here, but i can honestly say it was fab and cannot pick fault at all. I would say do as many excursions as possible to get you out and about (if that's your thing)... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riu merengue is one of those hotels that surpassed my expectations it was a wonderful place to kick back and relax the food and staff were all first class the entertainment enthusiastic. I thoroughly enjoyed and reccomend this hotel to all

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely clean complex with good facilities, the range of pools is great and we tended to go to the pool in the village hotel as it was quiet( no animation team). The food was ok with a good variety as were the drinks. The evening entertainment was a bit hit and miss, and the compere and animation team spent... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the reviews we didn't have high expectations for Riu at all. We were definately plesantly surprised. Check in was quick and easy, with drinks provided and the luggage being brought to our room.The rooms are clean, spacious and have everything you could want considering the amount of time to be spent there. For the amount we paid, we... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have Holidayed at this resort 5 times over the past 12 years both as couples with friends and family vacations, I have recommended this hotel to friends and historically everyone of them have returned. On every occasion I can only say that the service has been second to none, The Hotel and ground were a wonderful place to spend... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for entertainment and many things to do. I like that there are three hotels next to each other and you can go to all for the pool, breakfast and lunch, Beautiful beach, Great and breath taking views and surroundings, Next to many mountains, can go exploring.. I enjoyed the food was really good and a... 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*
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
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata
#6 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata

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