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Goderich,Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2010

Just returned from this resort.Food was excellent and rooms/ resort were spotless. Groups of party goers roamed the resort grounds until 4:00 a.m. most days. No security was evident. Also , we were left with no hot water on 2 separate occasions for several hours. Calls to the front desk and travel rep went unanswered. Not what we would call... More 

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

Well this trip was taken in celebration of my late fathers life, his birthday was December 31 and would have been 65 years old so the kids and their families went in celebration of his life. The resort was amazing, the people so very friendly, they had a welcome cocktail waiting for us, they had all the necessary paperwork ready... More 

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

After having stayed at other Riu properties in Cancun and Portugal, I was expecting the same level of quality. The RIU folks need to go down there and see what's going on. Let me start on a good note: the staff were really nice as eveyone has said, and the bartenders/waiters go out of their way to be helpful. The... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

I stayed at the Riu about ten years ago. After reading the reviews, they had the same problem with the male staff there being pigs. I was in the disco and one of the men offered to dance with me. So I danced with him and next thing you know he was trying to grab my butt, trying to kiss... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

Having read a lot of reviews was a bit dubious about heading for this hotel but we had already booked it and have stayed at Riu resorts before so we went for it.. The bar, reception, gardening & cleaning staff are fabulous. 1st room we had was damp & more importantly the mosquito screen damaged so they immediately moved us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

Couldn't fault the cleanliness of this hotel, insdide and out. All inclusive - not something I've tried before, but overall the food wasn't bad. Although I'm not used to dining in the evening with people wearing baseball caps or bandanas in the restaurant. The alcohol was well.... bland? Entertainment staff made a great effort to keep everyone happy on the... More 

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scotland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

When we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted straight away with a cocktail (no alcohol) and the check-in proceduere was very quick and easy. Once we were given our room numbers we didn't need to take our cases as they were delivered by hotel workers. The rooms were very clean, air conditioning was really good. During they day, we... More 

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Burlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

I can't believe I stayed at the same place as some of these people describe. Maybe they just have different standards. Check in was easy, but you only get 1 key and have to leave a deposit if you need a 2nd key. However, my daughter did lock the key in the room and when she went back to reception... More 

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Britt on hol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

Well we arrived just after xmas 2009,10 years ago we stayed in the sister hotel Merenga This hotel is smallest of the 3 Riu hotels, and I think it was the friendliest.food was good,drinks were plentiful,i prefered the dark rum and coke without ice.It tasted better.Coco Loco is the one to go for,but in moderation.Only down side,one open only during... More 

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pa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

Where can I start. Well the entertainment staff was very perverted. If you have kids STAY AWAY, I WARN YOU. All they want to do is grope on women and teenage girls. Their names are chicken legs, donald duck, ugly monkey, and rocky balboa. STAY AWAY FROM THEM. The rooms smelled molding. The bathroom windows where you take a shower,... More 

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