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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

3.5 of 5 Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Just returned back from a wonderful holiday at Rui Merengue. The staff are excellent, very friendly and could not do enough for you. The hotel is set within a complex of 3 Rui hotels which you can use the facilities of during the daytime and evening. All they ask is that you take your meals at Merengue. This is the... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

We went from July 14 to July 21, 2011 for a family summer vacation. We booked with Sunwing vacation through Sears travel as we often due. We have been on many other trips to all inclusive (more then 10 or 12 for sure), but this was the one of the worst. Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly hihihi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Stayed 8-3 to 8-10. Found our 4th trip to be as good as all the rest. Contary to other reviews we did not find locals coming in on the week-ends to be a problem. Staff was friendly as usual and very helpful. (Thanks Rafael and Freddie. ) You did a great job in the restaurants. Acutally we thought the food... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

all my family and myself (8) of us in all can say is everything was fantastic from the moment we arrived until the day we did not want to leave so thank you everyone at the riu merengue and we will most definatly be back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

In short folks, much of my review totally agrees with "PGEDux" who left a review on 14th August. especially re the animation team and bar staff mentioned! My brother and his other extended family (up to 14) have been here 3 times and one of my closest friends as a couple have both been here. I had been price watching... More

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Wickford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We enjoyed our fortnight stay at this hotel (4 adults - me hubby and two grown up kids) and the neighbouring complexes. Was a little worried about previous reviews stating rooms reeking of smoke and beware the locals. The only annoying smoke was in the entertainment area of our hotel (which we called the ash tray). The locals were very... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Just back from 2 weeks at the Merengue and we loved every minute of it. There were 5 of us over 3 generations and this was the best family holiday for everyone. The staff were amazing- couldn't do enough for you and from the gardeners to the reception staff everyone greets you with a smile. The fantastic animation team work... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Quit your whining. The hotel is amazing (try staying at the Bellevue in Boca Chica). Spotlessly clean. Friendliest staff I have ever seen. Food meh but mix it up with a nice dinner out of the resort (or 2). Weekend mess is easily avoided by taking a road trip (rent a car) to say Santo Domingo. Drive is nice, city... More

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Bury, Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We stayed here 29/7-12/8/11, 2 families with girls aged 6 and 4. Had a fabulous time. Hotel is in lovely location right on the beach in Bahia Maimon. Grounds are spotless and very well-maintained. All staff from reception to animation team/bar staff are so welcoming and friendly and constantly hard-working. Rooms were spacious and we didn't experience the musty smell... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

the staff in the hotel were very nice helpful they work very hard the weather was rubish unless you got up at 08.00 in the morning you couldnt get a sunbed around the pool and were not able to shelter from the rain. the pool is very shaded there were plenty of sunbeds on the beach. The beach is rocky... More

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  • Bar staff(26)
  • Animation Team(21)
  • Very good(19)
  • Great time(13)
  • Cheeky Monkey(10)
  • Paradise Island(10)
  • Evening entertainment(9)
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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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