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I visited Riu Merengue from Feb 9 – 16 with my cousin. Here is my overall take on the resort:
Check in – we arrived at the hotel earlier (around noon) than what was the advertised check-in time (3 pm). To our surprise, our room...More
TUI's dreamliner was comfortable and relaxing to travel on, plane meals were responsible and you get 2 x complimentary drinks throughout the journey, takes roughly 8.5hrs to fly there and 7.5hrs to get back. Everyone has their own TV screen with good selection of...More
Unfortunately all three Riu resorts here, Merengue Garden, Merengue Village (formerly Mambo), and Bachata, have been sold to Senator who take possession April 30, 2018. During this transitional time neither owner wants to take responsibility for the upkeep, services or facilities. In the Merengue, one...More
We had a great time at the Rui. Whenever we needed something the staff was quite accommodating and helpful. The rooms were quite musty smelling but in such a tropical environment that is what you should ask. We febreezed and that worked quite well to...More
The hotel was lovely and the food amazing, the staff friendly and polite.
I had only one small complaint which took them two days to deal with, a couple smoking a shisha pipe in the children's pool, very inappropriate.
My big complaint, My daughters phone...More
1. The pools close at 6pm. there are nightly shows that end around 1030-11. there is a disco on site but you have to pay for drinks. There are a few bars that are pretty crowded. Smoking us permitted everywhere except in... More
1. The pools close at 6pm. there are nightly shows that end around 1030-11. there is a disco on site but you have to pay for drinks. There are a few bars that are pretty crowded. Smoking us permitted everywhere except in restaurants, so if you area non smoker, this might be annoying. The beach is rocky except for a roped off area that is nice and sandy. 3. The town is a bit of a drive from the resort. I honestly wouldn't recommend leaving the resort unless you are on a guided excursion. 4. The rooms are villas that have kind of confusing paths. Depending where your room is, it can be a bit of a walk. 5. there are no elevators. The villas are 2 stories with 4 rooms on each level.
just a word of caution (sorry, I can't tell if you are male or female by your username) the staff members are very sexually aggressive towards women so I don't recommend walking anywhere alone in the resort after dark.
We were given vague directions to our villa, and no one assisted us there. The walkways are confusing so insist that someone give you a map. (the maps help a little but still aren't the greatest) I helped show an elderly... More
We were given vague directions to our villa, and no one assisted us there. The walkways are confusing so insist that someone give you a map. (the maps help a little but still aren't the greatest) I helped show an elderly couple to their villa personally because the staff wouldn't.
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"Suites are best but rooms in the Garden are lovely, too. In the Village some are being painted as they are..."