ClubHotel Riu Merengue

Address: Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic | 3 star resort
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This 3 star resort, located on Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, is near Altos de Chavon Village, Bayahibe, Minitas, and Dye Fore.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews ClubHotel Riu Merengue Puerto Plata



    Went in Feb. It very clean and the service was excellent. Every one was friendly and went out of their way to make you enjoy yourself. The food was out of this world, everything you could think of and displayed beautifuly. our room was very clean and we wanted for nothing. We went with another couple and they agree with us one of the nicest places to go.

    Exellent Holiday


    Had an excellent holiday at the Riu Merengue in May of 2000. We are going back to the Riu Merengue in September 2002. We had a fabulous time, Excellent food,Great entertainment, Fabulous weather. The hotel is the best we have stayed in and this is our 5th time to the Dominican Republic. If you want a luxurious and relaxing holiday go to the Riu Merenge.



    I visited the hotel in July this year and had one of the best holidays I have ever been on...

    The staff were excellent and entertained both me and my family for the two weeks of our holiday.

    The food was very varied and was of a very good standard. Iam used to good food and this was of as high a standard as I am used to.

    There was always something to do in the resort between the 3 hotels and there was always something new happening by the pool most days.

    I could not fault the hotel in any way and again congratulations to the staff and management for running a wonerful hotel.


    One perspective


    I just returned from a week at the Riu Merengue and wanted to offer my opinion of the resort. The service was decent in itself but the resort is only 5 star relative to what else is there in the Dominican Republic and not to other standards. Warning: IT IS NOT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. If you are looking for a fun place with lots of activities, go elsewhere. The Riu complex is good for relaxing but not much else. The staff was helpful but the men were aggressive/perverted and it got a little irritating after a while, especially in a place where you're sunbathing and walking around in swimwear. If you want to participate in other activities, EXPECT TO PAY EXTRA! A LOT EXTRA for excursions and water sports that can run up to $79 USD for Catamaran trips and such. The resort is also more remote than other ones in Puerto Plata. If you want to see the local life, be prepared to pay for cab rides into town, otherwise, be content to stay within the confines of the resort. One last word of advice, the food is pretty bad. If you are accustom to fine foods, you will hate what the resort offers. Throughout the trip, I could only eat one or two items from the buffet because they were the only ones I found edible. If you are the type that enjoys going to whatever large buffet chain offering typical Americana style foods in your area, then you'll probably like it. I heard some people thought the food was great. But of course, that's relative to what you're used to. The only good thing about the trip was the weather - which remained consistently beautiful and salvaged my trip.

    PS. Bring watersocks if you want to go in the ocean. The beach is pretty bad too.



    Hiya I am 16 and have been on holiday to the Riu Mrenengue twice and am going back this year. It is brilliant. The animation team are fantastic could say nothing bad about them at all. They are all really friendly especially Johandy and the dancer Morissio. The food at the hotel is good and the rooms are really nice aswell. All the staff are really nice and would help you with anything.There is lots of sports for teenagers and a club for the younger children. The disco is really good. I would advise anyone to go there its amazing.

    Our Wedding In Paradise


    Excellent staff made our wedding day a wonderful experience. Many thanks to all the staff at the hotel who do a wonderful job. Facilities were fantastic and the whole resort is kept in tip top condition. The best holiday of our lives and we hope to return soon!

    The Best Resort!


    wow..I jsut returned from a week at the RIU Merengue with my parents and friends..all of us had the msot amazing week..all the employee's were wonderful, and really got everyone involved in activities. The weather was gorgeous, and there was enoguh variety inthe food u never got sick of it..any one any age would love this place. Your tiem there is definately whatever u want it to be.. I can't not imagine any nicer of a place.

    Workers great


    we spend 2 wweks at the riu merengue.the only thing that was good was the workers they were great the food was the same every day and no taste

    there was little bugs all over our bar and in the room i had to get them to finally spray because i had so many bite all over my legs i was going nuts

    this is one rsort we will not be going back to



    I spent 1 week at at the Riu Merengue just this December - what an experience. The resort is beautiful, the food was good, the rooms clean, and the service uncomparable to anything you would ever recieve in Canada. This resort is truly 5 stars!!



    My wife Laura and I have just came back from Riu Merengue Hotel in the Dominican Republic and I just can say that we had the best holiday of our life.Everything is excellent:food,rooms,service and specially the staff,they pamper you!.There was an Assistant Manager in the Reception called Bismar Guzman that really made us feel special.He took care of everything when we arrive and helped us to choose the best trips in the country,he speaks english better than us!.If you go there,ask for him,he will do everything for you as he did for us,always with a smile.This hotel is the best where we have stayed in!,thanks.

    TripAdvisor Reviews ClubHotel Riu Merengue Puerto Plata

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata

    Day 9

    A travel blog entry by julieericson on Jul 23, 2015

    ... but eventually we had to go out to get on the boat for snorkeling. The boat ride to the snorkeling spot was amazing and relaxing! I got a little sea sick once we anchored, but I just jumped in the water with all my snorkeling gear so I was fine. Snorkeling was cool but I had trouble breathing and my mouth piece was broken. It's also sort of gross because everyone bites the same thing that has been on a ton of other people's mouths. ...

    Day 8

    A travel blog entry by julieericson on Jul 21, 2015

    Today, we took the hour and a half bus ride to hell, also known as Brisón. The village of Brisón is located at the top of a ginormous mountain and some person decided it would be a fun time to go and hike it. I disagree. The long bus ride was pretty miserable because me and my friends always happen to accidentally get on the bus with no air conditioning that always breaks down. Bad idea, however, I was able to endure my sweaty ride over. Before we ...

    Luperon Dominican Republic

    A travel blog entry by philmillard on Apr 01, 2013

    2 comments, 13 photos

    ... off at 9am and motored out of Luperon with a gentle breeze, we had 130 miles to go to get to the entrance to Providenciales channel on the Caicos bank (an area of 40 miles by 10 miles with depths of between 8 and 12ft water with lots of coral heads and reefs- you can only navigate in sunlight so you can spot the coral outcrops) in the Turks and Caicos islands, the wind kept increasing and the waves kept getting higher, we had to keep reefing to stop ourselves arriving in the dark, ...

    Los veintisiete charcos (the 27 waterfalls)

    A travel blog entry by stephbrand on Sep 12, 2012

    3 comments, 16 photos

    ... up the rocks right next to the water and then swam through different pools of water to reach the next one each time. Some looked kind of cave like and some were really open. We had to somehow get over and up each water fall so a lot of times the guides were essentially pulling us up and over the water...some pretty strong guys! Once we reached the 7th charco, it was time to go back down which ...

    Day 34: Oh no, we've sprung a leak!

    A travel blog entry by mbust02 on Dec 28, 2010

    3 photos

    ... able to keep Strolla floating.

    The only way to get access to the leak is to crawl behind the engine through a small opening below the cockpit about the size of this laptop i'm typing on. Back in George Town Pete decided it was time to at least take a look where exactly it was coming from. He got in without too much trouble but coming out was the problem. There was about a minute of sheer panic where we ...

    Traveler Photos ClubHotel Riu Merengue Puerto Plata

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    Beach area
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    View from the mountain top pathway
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    Ocean view
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    Beach view
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    View of mountains
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    Banana tree right outside our balcony
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    Our garden view balcony
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