Just returned feb 23/12. Our first sun vacation to an all inclusive resort. I cant understand the bad reviews about the food, you must be very picky, or perhaps expect gourmet meals at the buffet.Did I like evrything? no, but we were always able to find something we liked. Breakfast is great, coffee is good, we didnt even get timmy withdrawals. staff are all friendly and upbeat, entertainers are great.
I loved the beach, at one end you can snorkel and see tropical fish, if you want a better swimming area just go down to the mambu, nice beach sandy bottom, you can walk right out until yopur over your head.
Are the rooms perfect? no, but if you want to stay in the royal york, go to the royal york, it is what it is. We slept fine, the rooms were well cleaned and we didnt go there to spe3nd a lot of time in the room anyway.
all in all a great time, no , not a 5 star resort , but you get what you pay for and I think you get a lot of value here. The people that complain must have high expectations.
I personally would go back, it would suck if it had rained but it didnt for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on the beach in Maimon Bay * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Inside the Riu Resort, along with ClubHotels Riu Merengue and Riu Mambo * Main building plus 1 and 2-story bungalows * Surrounded by 50,000 m2 of tropical gardens * 9 km / 5.5 miles from Puerto Plata * 25 m / 81 ft. from Caribbean Street * 25 km / 15.5 miles from Puerto Plata Intl. Airport * 500 m / 1650 ft. from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Bachata Puerto Plata
- Clubhotel Riu Bachata Hotel
- Clubhotel Riu Bachata Puerto Plata
- Riu Bachata Dominican Republic
- Riu Puerto Plata
- Bachata Riu
- Club Hotel Riu Bachata