We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

ClubHotel Riu Merengue

3.5 of 5 Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Hotel website
Hotel packages
Hotel deals
Special Offer
Black Fri-Cyber Mon SALE
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
ClubHotel Riu Merengue
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
ClubHotel Riu Merengue
ClubHotel Riu Merengue
ClubHotel Riu Merengue
Write a Review

3,852 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (471)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for ClubHotel Riu Merengue
See the most recent reviews
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Great Experience from the day we landed until the day we arrived home!! 24th Sep- 8th Oct 2011 On the day of our arrival we were greeted by reception staff and given refreshing cocktails and a very warm welcome. We were called around a table by a member of the staff to collect our room keys and then we left... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We have just returned from a 2 week family holiday, our group consisted of 8 people of all ages. We arrived at the hotel after a 45min transfer from airport, and had a speedy check in with arrival cocktails waiting! The room we got wasnt too good as it overlooked the bins and car park, we contacted reception and they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Recently got back from this hotel and had a great time. Everything was fantastic from the staff to the food. We did find the food to be samey by the end of the holiday but to be fair we didnt try either of the a la cartes so could have had something different had we of wanted to. We thought... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011 via mobile

We got back Saturday 15th October, fantastic. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and part of their family. Food and drink are a plenty. And of a good quality, the rooms are a little dated, but meet your requirement after all you only use it to sleep?? The animation team work tirelessly and where they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
west midlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

Just returned from a weeks holiday at the riu merengue, and a week was not enough cannot find fault at all everyone so helpfull and friendly,hotel spotless, food something . . for everyone whatever your choice, animation team were great so friendly and funny. first time to dominican but will definately go back We have been all over Mexico, cuba,india... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

My Husband and I were at Riu Merengue for 2 weeks from 10/09/2011. We had a fantastic time. This is our 2nd time at this complex. 1st time we stayed in Mambo. The reason I did not mark this a 5 star is that I didn't like the Merengue pool, We used the Mambo or Bachata. Also I felt the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Just returned from 2 weeks spent at this hotel. had a very relaxing fortnight. hotel is great, beach lovely. there are 3 hotels but only 2 were open but you could still use the pool and pool bar at the mambo even though it was closed. we spent most of our time along at the mambo end of the beach... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Stranraer, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Just arrived back from a 2 week holiday with my fiancee (09/10/11) great experience from booking it with Emma at Firstchoice Ayr Scotland till we arrived back home. We were at Bachata last year and although it was a good holiday we think the Merengue was much better,Staff really friendly from the housemaids to the gardeners. Yes the only fault... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

On arrival great views etc, once getting to the rooms it was a disappointment as it didnt look anything like the pictures that First Choice showed us. Food was the same all night every night. On the up side bar and resturant staff lovely and chatty and most spoke fluent English. Daytime entertainment was okay - 10am dance on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We have just returned from 2weeks at this hotel, beautiful location in carefully maintained palm fringed gardens. The hotel I would personally rate as a reasonable 4* however the staff I would rate 5*+, they make this place! Their cheerfulness, friendliness and boundless energy combined with efforts to please the guests makes for a comfortable and pleasant stay. We had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to ClubHotel Riu Merengue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • Bar staff(26)
  • Animation Team(21)
  • Very good(19)
  • Great time(13)
  • Paradise Island(10)
  • Cheeky Monkey(10)
  • Evening entertainment(9)
  • Palm trees(8)
  • Air conditioning(8)
  • Very nice(8)

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, BookIt.com, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, Otel, Travelocity, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your ClubHotel Riu Merengue reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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

4,637 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (4113)
Hotel & grounds (539)
View from room (170)
Pool/beach area (1031)
Dining (177)
Room/suite (332)
Videos (8)
Bathroom (19)
Business center/function rooms (9)
Family/play areas (33)
Other (1795)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

All expert photos (504)
Amenities (173)
Beach (30)
Children's Pool (7)
Pool (26)
Restaurants and Bars (82)
Riu Merengue Village Children's Pool (4)
Riu Merengue Village Pool (36)
Standard Room (102)
The Hotel (44)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (21)
Pool/beach area (5)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Dining (5)
Room/suite (1)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay