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Riu Merengue

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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5 Nights with Air from $829 All-Inclusive
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Oh Riu, you and your all-inclusiveness is just what we need - the endless gourmet cuisine, refreshing island cocktails a ... More

Customer Rating 51 Reviews
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3.7
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3.5 out of 5
"I highly recommend installing more ultra violet blue lights by all the dining areas specially by all the food stations to avoid flies" – Goodell
40 out of 60 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.7
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3.5 out of 5
"I highly recommend installing more ultra violet blue lights by all the dining areas specially by all the food stations to avoid flies" – Goodell
40 out of 60 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Thanks .What a relaxing trip Nice touch - coconuts Favorite Bartender Loved the villas Paridise Island tree lined walkways gazebo overlooking bay Dirty light Switch Exposed wires in room
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August 22, 2016
Horrible

Merengue was crawling with cock roaches in the rooms. Luckily everything was beautiful over at the Bachata.


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From: Scranton, pa
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 25, 2016
Worst trip ever!

I can go on all day from room being wet to staff entering your room with a do not disturb sign on it to the staff not giving one care whats so ever to any of your problems and the food made my whole family sick and it was completely over packed and staff didnt care about thing at all the rooms had huge bugs flying around when we told them about it they gave us bug spray i am never coming here ever again


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From: Florida
Age: 19-24

May 8, 2016
RIU!!! all-inclusive getaway

My husband and I found RIU Merengue as a good quick getaway resort. Beginning with our arrival we are welcomed by the RIU Merengue. hotel staff and they were great, friendly, and welcoming and had a good sense of humor and provided great customer service and answered all of my many questions. The resort was nicely laid out and provided sufficient entertainment each night and as an all-inclusive the option of utilizing the services at their other hotel facilities. At the Merengue I enjoyed the overabundance of Beach loungers that allowed for suntanning on the beach. The rooms were sufficient and provide the regular items of safe, fridge, and TV. The individual properties for 4 rooms each made it a much more initimate housing situation. Some improvements they could make would be to the following: Menus:, I would have preferred a more cultural menu selections (Dominican Meals) rather than the American meals offered. I can eat pizza/burgers at home. A La Carte Rest:The option of reservations for a la carte (speciality) restaurants could be handled by front desk rather than making them at 7am at the Breakfast Restuarant which was the only option available. I didn't go on vacation to rise at 7am to make a reservation for dinner. Welcome: Seminar: It would have been nice to have received a welcome seminar provided by the hotel giving a little background of the hotels grounds, shopping, safety etc. we were 4 days into our vacation before we knew there was a seminar which would have been nice to be a part as we could ensure that we were definitely maximizing our vacation experience. Besides those 3 minor items it was a great relaxing experience and recommend this all-inclusive resort as a quick getaway.


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From: New York, NY
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 2, 2016
2nd trip to the Dominican !

This was our annual family trip - 11 family members with 5 children !!! The grounds were beautiful- very natural setting / beach beautiful & well attended to! Check-in was a breeze !! Rooms somewhat small- but who spends time in their room when they are in Paradise !! if traveling from the USA- you'll need an adapter for your electrical appliances ( the front desk has them as well). Drinks are weak- but there actually is a liquor dispenser in each room - so just bring the extra booze with you & add it too your drinks !!! Food at the buffet was exceptional- I mean calamari every night !!!! There was indeed something for everybody- only went to the Italian restaurant once- equally good food. There was a large language barrier- if you only speak English. Many of the entertainers spoke at least 4 different languages- but many of the buffet workers & grounds crew only spoke Spanish. Biggest complaint was the large activity board- did not indicate a location for the activities- so one had to wonder around a bit to find the activities. Also - nightly entertainment started @ 9:30 .


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From: Vt
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

1007 spacious and comfortable guestrooms distributed in bungalows, equipped with satellite TV, mini bar, in-room safe ($), and either a balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Double Room (DBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

The epic all-inclusiveness. That is all.

The sun-kissed, white powdery sands on the shores of Maimon Bay where you can lay your weary head.

The quaint pink bungalows that dot the three acres of lush tropical gardens that surround the resort.

RiuLand - where the kids will be happily occupied while you take a much-needed breather.

The spa treatments that squash, smash, and crush all the stress right out of your bod.

Three floodlit tennis courts, so you can play a set, then enjoy drinks under the stars by the ocean.

Visiting the rum factory nearby that's famous for its Ron Brugal founded in 1888. Bottoms up.

 

What We'd Change

Liquor lovers are bummed that generic brands are the only ones available, but the convenience of an in-room liquor dispenser is tough to beat!

 

Why You Should Go

The sister resort, Hotel Riu Bachata, lets you get in on the entertainment and activities. They like to share.

You get free entry to the casino and Pacha, the disco. Get gussied up and go for it.

There's banana boating, water polo, ocean kayaking, boogie boarding and oceans more water sports.

After a day of sun, you can wind down with a rousing game of table tennis or billiards.

Golf at Playa Dorado Golf Course is near. So is horseback riding. Get out and live large.

You can visit Santiago, Rio Damajagu waterfalls & La Isabela National Park - all super fun.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Parking
  • Water Skiing ($)
  • Water Polo
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 6 Bars/Lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Elevators
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Free Parking
  • In-Room Safe ($)
  • Wireless Internet in lobby


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Riu Merengue

Maimon Bay

+809 320 4000

Hotel Description

Riu Merengue in Puerto Plata: An All-Inclusive Dominican Republic Dream

Oh Riu, you and your all-inclusiveness is just what we need - the endless gourmet cuisine, refreshing island cocktails and night time revelry. But you don't stop there: the natural beauty is off-the-charts. You're surrounded by delicious white sand, turquoise water, and three acres of lush woods with fringy palm trees and fabulous flora. Add to this sweet scenario the stress-smashing spa, the exciting excursions and all the fun stuff (water & land sports) and you've got an unforgettable vision of paradise.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

You'll please and tease your taste buds with an array of flavors - a scrumptious buffet with on-the-spot cooking stations, spicy Italian, another buffet with nightly theme dinners (love the variety), and a steakhouse that's sizzlin'. Hungry yet?

La Roca
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, with on-the-spot cooking stations.

Italian Restaurant
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, seatings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: Half of Macumba Restaurant becomes an a la carte dinner restaurant each evening. Reservations are required.
Dress code: No T-shirts.

Macumba
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 10am-noon; Snacks - daily, noon-3:30pm
Description: Continental breakfast, snacks, fresh fruit, salads and nightly theme dinners.

Steakhouse Restaurant
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, seatings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: Half of Macumba restaurant becomes this a la carte dinner restaurant each evening. Reservations are required.
Dress code: No T-shirts.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

At this festive locale, the drinks are flowing and the crowds are buzzing - the stage is set for some serious fun. You can enjoy your cocktails by the beach, by the pool or in a comfy lounge. If this doesn't do it for you, head to the casino next door. Lady Luck's waiting.

La Plaza
Daily, 10am-midnight.

La Rumba Lounge
Daily, 10am-midnight.

La Tambora
Beach bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Los Almendros
Located within the Puerto Plata resort complex. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Perez Prado Lounge
Located at Puerto Plata resort complex. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Mangu
Located at Puerto Plata resort complex. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Casinos
If you're ready to try your luck, head next door and enjoy complimentary admission to El Millon Casino, located at the resort's sister hotel, Riu Bachata.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The crazy beautiful beach faces the Bay of Maimon and has perches in and out of the sun. At the resort proper, you can also hang at three glistening swimming pools and on a sun terrace. Bonus points: there's a special children's section where your kiddos can splash around while you chillax. Awe-some, yes?



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Water polo
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Boogie boarding

Available for an additional charge:

  • Waterskiing
  • Banana boating
  • Motor boating
  • PADI-certified scuba diving school

Land

  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Horseback riding

Golf
Playa Dorada Golf Course is located near the resort, so you can tee it up!



INTERNET

Guests can use WiFi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.



SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa is the resort's full-service spa. Daily 9am-9pm.

  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Beauty salon


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Riu Merengue is the perfect setting to the tie the knot. The resort offers several wedding packages and services to make your day unforgettable.



CHILD CARE

A special program of supervised activities and a separate pool just for kids help keep children ages 4-12 entertained throughout the day.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located on the beach in Maimon Bay, 15 miles from the airport and five miles from Puerto Plata.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Sister Property Privileges
All-inclusive guests enjoy food and drink privileges at all bars and restaurants located throughout the Riu Resorts complex. A selection of theme restaurants, with waiter service, require advanced dinner reservations.
Drinks at the casino located in Riu Bachata and Pacha night club, located on property, are not included.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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