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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is more quiet, not much excitement here. The food is good,and the shows at night are oka. The animation crew is nice but that is about it. I found it overall a bit boring and couldn't help but to feel judged buy some of the people at this resort. The staff caters to certain groups of people, which... More 

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at ClubHotel Riu Merengue, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for choosing our resort for your vacations and for taking the time to write a comment about your stay. We regret that your stay at our hotel did not fulfil your conception in general. Our policy is to make every attempt to please and keep our guests content. Our entertainment team always tries to... More 

Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many people warn you about the weekends. I have been to this resort more than a dozen times and in June '16 I witnessed what was like an invasion of locals. Dominicans are lovely people: friendly, open, willing to share, but when they go on vacation they come in very large groups and become noisy, pushy, rude and disrespectful.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In July 2016 I had my third experience in this hotel and, in the three times that I was there, they show me a very good service. Good drinks, good food and good service from the staff. I think they need get better in the night show and disco. But if you need a good hotel (cheap, quiet and, fun)...... More 

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cleethorpes,lincolnshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled with my three young children, overall I would say hotel is good no way a 5 star I would say its just about a four star. Food does come repetitive but there's so much choice from day 1 that there is always something to eat. They do different themed evenings in the week in the main restaurant so there... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Went for my anniversary and the place is stunning. Service is brilliant food is excellent and entertainment staff are great. Loved having spirits on tap in the room lole a bar lol that are free and get topped up lol....some.of the storms at sea u can sea from the beach at night wow. Go to this place it's great. Only... More 

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Lodi, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Please save your money. Go to the many other beautiful resorts in the local area. The reception area is chaotic, responses are vague, your requests are ignored, and the sheer number of people in the resort is incredible. On a positive note, the food was amazing.

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6 Thank YGFlores
RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at ClubHotel Riu Merengue, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us such an honest and detailed feedback. We always welcome feedback from our customers, since it gives us the opportunity to make appropriate improvements and changes where necessary. Regarding the issue of our reception, we are committed to give all our clients a warm welcome from the moment they arrive... More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Riu Bacchatta for 2 weeks just at the start of the local holidays. At the Merengue the sheer volume of people had to be seen to be believed. If you are looking for a relaxing break then don't book the Merengue, often advertised at a lower price - false economy!! The Bacchata is much more civilised in the... More 

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at ClubHotel Riu Merengue, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for expressing your concerns. We regret that your stay at our hotel did not fulfil your conception in general. Our policy is to make every attempt to please and keep our guests content. We are glad that you enjoyed your holidays at the Clubhotel Riu Bachata... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Riu Merengue shares the property with it's sister resort, Riu Bachata - that gives you double the choices, double the opportunities. Both a great beaches, swimming pools and above average, but not really great restaurants (I'll admit to being spoiled by the food quality of a cruise ship). Not far out of town, so day trips are easily doable. Accomodation... More 

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5 Thank Denbwha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We spent one amazing week at Riu Merengue last September (2015). Great weather, beach, staff and food! This is a place you should visit! We had a blast and couldn't ask for more. We went for two lunches at Riu Bachata, and we didn't find any difference, so if you have to choose between the both you could go for... More 

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Shaftsbury, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This was our annual family trip - 11 family members with 5 children !!! The grounds were beautiful- very natural setting / beach beautiful & well attended to! Check-in was a breeze !! Rooms somewhat small- but who spends time in their room when they are in Paradise !! if traveling from the USA- you'll need an adapter for your... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* 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 

Additional Information about ClubHotel Riu Merengue

Address: Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Price Range: $90 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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#5 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
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