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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 #9 of 41 hotels in Puerto Plata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Horrible experience....will never return.Everything is old and outdated. The Food is cheap. A bunch of silly rules. You can't drink in the pool so if you want a drink you must go into the bar but you can't do that while you are wet so all inclusive turns into noninclusive. If you try to go next door to the RIU... More

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

awful, awful, awful. Riu Merengue is worth only 2 stars that is one for the fresh squeesed fruits juices for breakfast, and one for the theatre. Averything else, a big fat 0. Food from one to 2 choices, fruits water melon and cantalope. very little vegies, besides, they had no taste . old food cooked one week or more before,... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Just returned and we were really dissapointed. The room was not anywhere near 5 star, having stayed at 5 star it was more 3 star. The people were quite rude and hassled you constantly, even when on the beach they were trying to sell you things. An outdoor market came into the hotel and was put in front of the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Me and my boyfriend went here for 2 weeks all inclusive. I got back on Saturday and wish I could go back now. The hotel is spotless and the staff cannot do enough for you. There was plenty of choice for the food for the entire two weeks and the slush cocktails were amazing. The animation team work tirelessly day... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

This was my first time in a sea-side resort, so I went there without clear expectations. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience: by the beauty of the scenery, by the quality of the service, by the professionalism of the entertainment team and the dancers, by the food. My kids had a great time too. Even the weather was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

Were a family of 6 and we've always wanted to come here,the entertainment is amazing and the kids were always busy me and my husband had a lovely chance torelax when the kids were doing activity's.WERE GOING BACK NEXT YEAR;)<3<3<3<3<3

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We spent from the 7th till 21st of June at the Riu Merengue and what can I say.Absolutely immaculate Hotel.I requested a sea view as it was my birthday and we were certainly granted our wish as our room was about 10 feet away from the beach. The food was gorgeous and I don't see how any one can complain... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

I thought it was important for me to come on here and reassure anyone reading the negative comments on here that there is absolutelt nothing to worry about. I have just returned from the Merengue and am already desperate to go back!! First impressions: The staff at the hotel are extremely polite and eagar to help, we were welcomed with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

My wife and I have just returned from our fifth trip to this hotel having been there in 2004,5,6,and 8. We were there for the first two weeks of June 2011. It is still a very good hotel and new visitors will find little to complain about. All Staff areas and food standards remain good. Bar staff in particular are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

Got back today 6/26/11. Room : Was relatively clean but needed updating. Three beers and two big bottles of water in the fridge at all time. The a/c in our room would be fine during the day but we both woke up in the middle of the night sweating (except for the last night which was Saturday when there was... More

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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*
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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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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Plata #5 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata #7 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata #7 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata #8 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
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* 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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