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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I hadn't had a good experience on our previous all-inclusive vacation to Punta Cana a few years ago so we started this one out a bit apprehensive. From the moment we saw the mountain views from the plane, we were not dissapointed. We had such a great time, we basically cried at the thought of leaving. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just arrived home on 20th Jan after 2 weeks at this hotel and we had a great time, there's very little to do so if its a complete relaxation you want then this is perfect for you. We had a great time and would recommend going.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful 2-week stay over New Year. Rooms wee excellent and well-equipped - particularly enjoyed the optics for gin, vodka, run and brandy which saved me a lot of trips to the bar. The pool was not great but the beach was fantastic with hundreds of sunbeds. Good food and friendly but not over-bearing staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is friendly. Nice view. Happy friendly people.. BUT, the wifi accessibility sucks(even when paying for it) its not "free" its limited. The are always short on something... Either it be drinks, towels, etc. it is NOT all included because the drinks at the club are sold separately. Its 50/50 but it m really disappointed!

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a great time here I still remember the people that work there very nice and friendly. I love the club and the fact that they have american alcohol. They also have a bar in the room and they are really clean. I will be visiting again with the hubby soon.

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Windsor, Canada
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't normally put in reviews, but after reading some of the negative reviews before going on our I was left unnecessarily worried. We had an awesome time, it is an older hotel but was well maintained and very clean. We had an issue with the AC making a loud noise, reported it to the front desk and it was... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I genuinely have no idea what all these bad reviews are about! We arrived at the hotel to be greeted by smiling, friendly staff and handed a refreshing drink. We were handed our room keys and directed to our room. We left our cases, the staff brought these to our room for us around 10 minutes later. Everything about this... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having read some of the negative reviews, my daughter and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday staying at the Riu Merengue. Some people must get a kick out of writing negative reviews. The check-in was excellent - however, after a 9 hour flight the only complaint I would say was that after arriving at the hotel, you were... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have just returned from a weeks stay at the Riu Merengue, and honestly my experience is nothing like the negative reviews here. Yes I admit that the place is slightly dated, but not in a bad way. The room we stayed in was clean and well maintained, and I enjoyed the extra touch of having not only a fridge with... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I look for a deal for a long weekend every winter so I understand that the price was low and I got what I paid for. We booked the trip through United vacations. I didn't think it could be THAT bad. It was. Check in was a joke. No ID was checked at all. Paid in full... 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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