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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The flight down, the ride to the hotel was okay till we arrived at the hotel and found out that our party of four rooms near each other ended up that half of us were booked at the village and the others at the garden side. I complained to no avail I was told nothing could be done because nothing... More 

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Belleville, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of 31 just returned from the riu merengue. We booked through sunwing and everything was excellent. We had private transportation and check in..quick and efficient. Our rooms were in perfect location. A few of us ended up with colds the last few days but made the best of it. Would we go back..probably not ...we like to go... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing place,,,,, If u planning relax and have a good time there is no better place to go !!! Good service, all staff working hard, very helpful, always happy, dancing and singing. Great atmosphere ! Food are always nice and fresh with a big choice of meat, fish , rice, pasta and lots lots lots of more Thank you Riu... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our recent vacation. The staff can't do enough to please, and the Anamacion team are very entertaining and hard working. My husband and I played all kinds of beach games and pool activities and even won prizes for our efforts. The food, drinks, cleanliness and hospitality was excellent!!! We'll be back again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok...here goes...we booked our stay at the Merengue with Sunwing and started off with a 3 hr delay. Got to the hotel to check in and no hotel staff at the front desk, just an envelope on a table with our room key etc...that really says "welcome to our hotel"...not! Get to our room, this is where the adventure begins,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to this hotel the first being 8 yrs ago then we loved it, people were friendly, food good, rooms nice very enjoyable holiday, we returned 2 yrs later but booked a suite, room was large with big balcony right in beach, amazing views, almost as good as first time except food choice had almost halved.... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Riu Merengue for one week - we had good weather and made the most out of our time at the resort. The staff were all extremely welcoming, friendly and accommodating. I was very impressed with the resort. The rooms and specifically the beds were under whelming but it wasn't a big deal as we were outside the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel appeared lovely on arrival, grounds are pretty and well maintained. We had to move rooms as bathroom windows were cracked and broken. Weekends were ruined, I understand locals use the hotel but eating food whilst in the pool was unacceptable, we noticed some double rooms had whole families staying in there. Dining room could not cope with the extra... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excited because this was a good deal for a resort. Travelled with my mom, sister (25) and son (8). Rooms were very outdated and we hardly got a good nights sleep, but Room service was excellent. Staff is friendly. Buffet is redundant, but the "restaurants" were better- you just have to get up really early to make a reservation. Hard... More 

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Whitby, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room smelled very musty, the air conditioning kept breaking down, the toilet wouldn't flush and when repaired it made a weird noise from then on, the beds were rock hard and the pillows were very old and should be replaced. Even though I'm a smoker I would have preferred a non smoking room, I smoked outside and found no... 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
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#4 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata

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