We just returned from a one-week, all-inclusive stay at the Rui Bachata as you can tell from my over all rating I found it quite good. Not perfect but quite good. The rooms, facilities, beach, drinks, and food were all good. The rooms were spotless and cleaned very well everyday. The beach on this side of the Dominican Republic are not as good as those in Punta Cana but they are still very nice. The water was warm and there were lots of loungers for everyone. The food was fine. It is not spectacular but the variety was good, at least for a one-week stay. The staff were friendly and in general helpful.
The biggest shortcoming was that on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning we were there, the hotel was apparently full or very nearly full. This was surprising, I hadn't expected so many people in the middle of summer. Nevertheless, it would've been ok but for those days the food service was completely overwhelmed. Simply moving around in the main restaurant was tricky, getting to food was even trickier. Fortunately, we are resourceful and found ways to get around the hordes of diners but the two or three times we attempted to tackle the problem straight on, that is we actually tried to eat at the main restaurant, it was very, very frustrating.
However, as I said in the first paragraph, we found the place to be very nice and would probably return.
- 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, 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