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ayr
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2011

we arrived at the mambo on the 21st may for 2 weeks, first impressions were very good, a quick ceck in and welcome drink, then your bags were brought to your room. room: very clean and plenty of space for 2 adults, 2 double beds and ample wardrobe and drawer for your clothes. bathroom was fine to. if you left... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Just returned with my family from 2 weeks in the Merengue and we all had a great time. The hotel is excellent, spacious and I can't begin to get accross how helpfull, cheerfull and polite the staff are. Having been on about 6 previous all-inclusive holidays, I know the food is generally the most frequent complaint, but here the food... More 

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12 Thank sdosborne67
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

We started our trip on the 16th May staying at the Riu Mambo. On the 19th we received a letter through the door at 9.20 in the evening asking us to report to our representative as soon as possible. On going to reception surprise surprise the rep was not there. I was very stressed at the letter thinking that initially... More 

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Hants
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

We stayed for 2 weeks, the hotel and resort was lovely, clean, great staff. We have been to the DR before but to Samana. This hotel wasnt a patch on last years. The rooms were dated, and had a funny smell, the good was standard, lots of people were complaining about the food, epecially people that have been there before.... More 

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hull
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

My G/F and me stayed at the Riu Merengue for 2 weeks in mid May and overall this is a great little complex consisting of 3 Hotels within easy walking distance of one-another. Theres the Mambo, Merenue & Bachatta, we found that the Mambo was cheapest, Merengue next and Bachatta was the dearest due to it being a Thomson Platinum... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2011

Stayed at the Riu Merengue for two weeks in May 2011. Valuable items were stolen from the hotel room by staff, as there was no sign of forced entry. We later spoke with other people who had also been aware of several thefts from guest rooms and even from within the locked safes. Despite investigating the matter, the management were... More 

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9 Thank IanMolland
Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2011

This resort couldn't make up it's mind... Went for a one week girls' trip and left with mixed feelings. Our air conditioner was not working, which made for a very uncomfortable night's sleep. When we told the staff they seemed very concerned at first and called a few times to check, but it didn't seem to get better. The nights... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2011

Excellent Value for money. My wife and I have holidayed in the Carribean, in Barbados and Aruba and it cost four times what this holiday cost. Book with First Choice

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Chatham, Kent, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2011

Consists of 3 hotels, Mambo, Merengue, Bachata. Staying at any of these and you can use the facilities in any of the hotels. Arrived, decided to rent a safe ($43 non-refundable), cocktails on arrival, given room key towel cards and a map. Took a while to find the room as all the buildings look the same. Room was very clean... More 

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Hants
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2011

My daughter and I stayed there 1st week of May. As with all my reviews, I will set out the good and not so good! On getting to the hotel, the reception was very well organised, with porters bringing our luggage to our room, within 5 mins of arrival. BEDROOM/BATHROOM It was spacious and nice veranda to sit out on.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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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, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Price Range: $136 - $290 (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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#3 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Plata
#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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