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hamilton
Reviewed November 24, 2011

another great trip to the riu mambo-nov 15-22. resort has received a small makeover since our last visit and signature vacations has exclusive booking rites. the staff are still great and do remember repeat guests. we took the dune buggy trip again and this was the best ever. they changed thearea that they traveled, for the drinkers they have put...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 23, 2011

Its a week tommorow that we are on our way back and we can't wait already phoned the hotel (4p a min) and we have been given the room we wanted 1066 sea view glad to hear there is no charge for the safe this year and the optics are back in the room. We were blown away when calling...

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5Thank WillinHouse
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed November 23, 2011

Was at the Merengue October 20 to 27th 2011. This was my 17th visit to Dominican Republic and this resort was by far the nicest one I stayed at. Always go to a 4+ star and I can honestly say that this one deserves it's rating! Rooms were nice, clean (furniture goes together and is not broken, paint is not...

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4Thank Lyse C
Woodstock, Canada
Reviewed November 21, 2011

We arrive on the first day this resort was open for the upcoming season (Nov. 1, 2011). We were greeted with a warm Dominican reception. The room was good, not spectacular but hey let's be honest really...no one goes on vacation to stay in your room. It had cold and warm running water, the air conditioner came and went...but it...

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7Thank Greg V
bridlington
Reviewed November 19, 2011

we stayed at the riu merengue 2-17 nov. My wife and 2 boys (9+7).. Never usually write reviews or leave feedback but thought i would give an honest assesment.Over all we had a fantastic holiday in D R.The hotel is in a fantastic location on a private beach shared by the other 2 hotels.The staff are fantastic both service and...

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6Thank kirk j
Windsor, Connecticut
Reviewed November 18, 2011

The rooms are clean, don't plan to iron it never came after three calls to the front desk. The food is good If you are a picky eater, the labels on the meals are basic and mostly in Spanish. Most of the employees speak only Spanish and will say no meat when there is. With 3 restaurants to pick from...

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Carlise England
Reviewed November 18, 2011

this was our 1st time in dom rep and a great time we had. rooms r a bit dated but nothing 2 complain about just the norm 4 the carribean, think if i went again would get a seaview room tho.food ok but not great staff were excellent and the thomas cook rep was very good she even give us...

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3Thank segrev
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 16, 2011

This has to be one of the worst hotels we have ever stayed in.  We are advocates of Riu's; having stayed in Mexico many times and the Algarve.  But this place is awful.  From moving rooms due to broken aircon, cockroaches, rubbish shower, threadbare towels and dodgy electrics, to disgusting, unhealthy food, inattentive staff (except the porters) and intrusive locals....

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2Thank Weloveholidaying
Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed November 16, 2011

Great hotel definitely worth every penny. I would go back in a heartbeat. The staff was great, the food was good for Dominican, the beach was nice and same with the pool. Went with a group of 12 people and the put all of our rooms in one villa. I would def go back for another stay!

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9Thank bereczki17
buffalo, n.y.
Reviewed November 15, 2011

Clean room,and very well kept grounds, but tired, dated resort. Most of the staff, front desk, room cleaners, waiters in dining hall very nice and helpful. Now why I will not go back. I and some other people went to Director with what we saw and heard with the following observations, but as soon as he leaves, these same staff...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $98 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Merengue 3.5*
Number of rooms: 998
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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
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
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“Our room was close to the beach and was quiet at night”
 of 5 bubbles PAMELAK727, 3 days ago | Read review
“bring bug spray and diarrea medication.rooms in 1000's are close to beach.”
  • mold on bathroom tiles.
 of 5 bubbles joebA5515CL, 3 days ago | Read review
“If they put you in a room in Mumbo just ask to move to Merengue if possible - you will be closer to everything.”
 of 5 bubbles MooseNS1967, 4 days ago | Read review
“Choose a room closer to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 81debbie, 4 days ago | Read review
“Stay at a different resort”
 of 5 bubbles bond733, 6 days ago | Read review
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