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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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Ranked #8 of 43 hotels in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It pains me to read reviews written by people who would not be satisfied regardless of how amazing a facility might be. I rarely pay any attention to them. The Riu Merengue all inclusive resort was the perfect place to relax and thaw out after a desperate Winter in Toronto. The room was great, the servicing timely and excellent. The... More

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Nova Scotia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled the first week of April, and I had mixed expectations based on the mixed reviews here. I can say with 100% honesty, we loved every single second of our vacation. We were located in the Village part of this resort, and everything is within mere minutes of a walk. Our room to the pool was under a minute,... More

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Portage-du-Fort, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

W e a party of 4 got to the hotel went to our room to find mold. The air was not working, no blow dryer. We went to the front desk they said we had to wait 2 days to move, they had no blow dryers I did not get one till day 5. My husband has breathing issues so... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

have just returned from this hotel, we stayed here from March 19 to 5 April in a lovely spacious room with a great balcony overlooking the gardens,these were kept really tidy by the gardeners who always spoke when you walked past.The mini bar in the room was replemished every other day along with water, and the liquor dispsers was an... More

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simcoe, ontario
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled to Riu Merengue Village resort on Mar 23-30 for a wedding I was standing up in. The check in was a breeze considering that there was a party of at least 29 of us and whatever other people were checking in at the time. We arrived to welcome drink and were shown to our rooms. Rooms were spacious... More

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Peterborough, Canada
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned April 1. The rooms where a little dated but the beach was one of the nicer beaches I have seen in Peurta Plata, Food was pretty good and the staff were great. The entertainment staff went all out to make sure you had a great time. The only problem was while at dinner one evening three rooms were... More

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved everything about this place! I was booked into the Merengue Village, however my friends were booked into the Gardens. When a friend mentioned that to the staff, they QUICKLY fixed it and upgraded me to a beautiful room in the Gardens. The best bartender is Speedy Gonzales, love him! :) The food is good, the drinks are... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose the Riu Merengue as we are fans of the Riu chain. The resort itself was ok. Definitely needs a facelift. There is nothing exceptional about this resort. It is very average. If you are looking for a very clean resort with a nice pool, great beach, good food, hard-working staff, good drinks then this is the place for... More

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Halifax, NS
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here when got a deal online. We loved it here. It is a little faded and in need of a facelift but overall nice resort. It's actually 3 resorts in one we stayed at the Merengue Village. It's the quieter part with 2 story buildings all within a 2-3 minute walk to pools, beach and dining. We loved... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

March 17-24, 2014 We absolutely love this resort and the fact that we can use all 3 resorts on site, drinking and eating at all. We love the swim up bar at the Bachata, the beach and pool at both Merengue Garden and Merengue Village. You can have your choice of sun or shade and not usually a problem getting... 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
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
#8 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#10 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Merengue 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* 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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Also Known As:
Riu Merengue
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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