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“Very Good place to go” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of ClubHotel Riu Bachata

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ClubHotel Riu Bachata
Ranked #11 of 41 Hotels in Puerto Plata
Sanem
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66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Good place to go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very nice hotel I've been 6 times in ... last time was in 2010 and it was still great ... very good and friendly service ... good food .... nice rooms ... all in all nothing to complain about ..... except, but that may have changed by now, that the wireless internet access in the Lobby is dismal

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mischi1905
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Essex
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12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

When we booked this holiday we knew the price was not going to get us a luxury carribean holiday and having read previous reviews we knew there were some issues. The food is repetitive and basic but you won't starve. The bar staff are not as attentive as they could be. The anninmation team are funny but cannot lip sync to save their lives. The weekends are the worst time when the place becomes unrecognisable with the 100's of locals taking over the pool, restaurant and bars. Best get a bed on the beach, book the a la carte and avoid the pool. The hotel is very clean, the atmosphere is good, the grounds are well maintained, the rooms are pleasant and the transfers are realativaly short. This is not a 5 star resort and Thomson should really take note. Offering a priority transfer is misleading because the sheer numbers going here will fill a coach. Optics in the room are a nice touch but beer and wine are self service in restaurant anyway. In summary this offers value without the misleading thrills you might be expecting. Would we go back, no because there is more to see, would we recommend it, no, due to the weekend locals taking over.

Room Tip: Room 307 was near beach and far enough from noise of bars
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Moneyspider
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Charlottetown
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

To say the least this trip was amazing!!! Food was awesome !!! Marcus and Manuel were awesome bartenders with a great sense of humor. Had an amazing CITY TOUR! Our room 1309 was perfect lots of Privacy! Sunny hot wonderful!!! Our only downer was the beach it is too bad the beach in Varadero could not be transplanted to this location as it is a lot of lava rock very sharp on the feet with water shoes it is ok but with the great waves not so gentle on the KNEES!!!!LOL

Room Tip: We opt for nothing more than cleanliness and comfort too busy during the day always sleep well
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Just got back today from 2 weeks at this hotel. I had read previous reviews from last year which all seemed negative. I've got to say its one of the loveliest places I've been too. Food was great and there was plenty of selection to choose from. The room was spacious and well kept by the housekeeping team. The grounds were beautiful to walk around and the beach was lovely too. There always seemed to be something to do, the animation team were great but left you alone if you weren't interested in joining in. Gigi was an entertainment team of his own....made me cry with laughter daily. Do take mosquito bite medication, I got bitten badly. The locals do descend on the resort sat and sun, but its their country so what's the problem!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canmore, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

The staff there were unbelievably awesome, the rooms!! However, the snack bars was not opened as stated in the service directory. On the weekends it is opened to the locals and they were not very repectful. Would I go back definatley! The hopsitality was the best!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We also returned from Riu Bachata on May 13th, we cannot add anything to the previous reviews. Had a fab holiday, all the staff went out of their way to speak to us. The animation team work so hard and are always cheerful. The housekeeping staff are continually cleaning, everywhere was spotless.
The only niggle was the Local Invasion on the weekends, but with a bit of foresight and planning the disruption can be avoided.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

This hotel/ complex was beautiful with staff very helpful and the views stunning. The complex is situated on the beach and is fenced in to keep the locals out. This is a must have holiday for everyone. Roasting hot weather and the beach is amazing. You must take the trip to paradise island - it's amazing!!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Scott1566
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Additional Information about ClubHotel Riu Bachata

Property: ClubHotel Riu Bachata
Address: Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Plata
#4 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata
#5 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#8 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Bachata 3.5*
Number of rooms: 610
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
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