$112 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 5, 2015 Check-out: May 8, 2015

Riu Merengue All Inclusive

3 stars
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Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
104 reviews
Wonderful trip to the DR

The hotel was a great experience. The staff was wonderful and made our time very enjoyable. Only... See full review

  • Zane P.
  • Feb 10, 2015
fantasic and clean

great resort with great food. We stayed for 1 night and it was spectacular. The entertainment was... See full review

  • genesis82
  • Oct 2, 2014
Beach, bungalows and spa at Puerto Plata all-inclusive resort with pool

The Riu Merengue All Inclusive welcomes holidaymakers to its tranquil beachfront village-style accommodations nestled on tropical gardens and surrounded by picturesque mountains. All of the resort's 1007 spacious guestrooms ensure comfort through up-to-date amenities and a wide array of services. For a truly thrilling experience, the resort offers exchange privileges programme throughout the Riu Bachata. The all-inclusive offer available in the resort includes meals, drinks and non-motorized water sports.

Highlights

  • All meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included
  • Beachfront resort surrounded by tropical gardens on Maimon Bay
  • Enjoy water sports, play tennis or shop and spa on the Caribbean streetscape
  • Pool has a section for kids in addition to a club and entertainment for children
Location
The Riu Merengue All Inclusive resort lies along the beach of Maimon Bay on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Often called the "Golden Coast" or "Amber Coast," this scenic area has rich deposits of amber and tawny-colored sand on the beach. Santo Domingo, the capital, lies about three hours to the south. Visit Puerto Plata where restaurants, bars and amber shops beckon. Take a walk along the ocean-side promenade or see the Colonial-era fort a short ride away from the Riu Merengue All Inclusive resort.
Rooms
Sit on the balcony or terrace for tranquil views of the garden and a bay breeze from any of the 1007 spacious guest rooms at the Riu Merengue All Inclusive resort. Traditional décor with island touches incorporates a ceiling fan and air conditioning to keep it cool. Find satellite TV, Internet access (fees apply) and a telephone in each room of the Riu Merengue All Inclusive resort, along with a mini-bar.
Features
Keep connected just like at home by using the free wireless Internet access zone at the Riu Merengue All Inclusive resort. Step outside the all-inclusive package for shopping or book an appointment at Renova Spa (fees apply). Find a hairdresser, jeweler, photo studio and lab, billiards room, fitness center and casino.
Dining
Indoor and outdoor dining with ocean views is part of the experience at the Riu Merengue All Inclusive resort. Chefs entertain with lively show cooking at the buffet, where international and local specialties mingle. Pick up lunch and snacks all afternoon. In the evening, reserve a table to order from a la carte menus at the grill and steakhouse or the Italian restaurant at the Riu Merengue All Inclusive resort.
Transportation
  • Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón International Airport (18.7 mi/30.2 km)
Attractions

  • Puerto Plata (7.3 mi/11.7 km)
  • The Puerto Plata Amber Museum (7.4 mi/11.9 km)
  • Ocean World Adventure Park (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Playa Dorada Golf Course (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • San Felipe fort and fortress (7 mi/11.2 km)
  • Sosua fishing village (21.3 mi/34.3 km)
  • Windsurfing in Cabarete (30.5 mi/49.1 km)
  • Santo Domingo (132 mi/202 km)

Policies and fees

  • At least one person who is at least 21 years old in every room. The hotel reserves the right of admission and therefore we may not allow any room in which all guests are younger than 21 years. This situation can have serious consequences and should be avoided at any cost. No student groups under 21 years or spring breakers are accepted all year round. In all RIU hotels and room categories (unless specified otherwise), the maximum occupancies are four bodies per room, either three adults and one child or two adults and two children. Four adults are not permitted. All bodies in each room will fit on existing bedding, any special request remains upon availability. Children and third adult will sleep in existing bedding. Children under two years stay and eat free. Their age must be specified in the booking.
  • Honeymooners will receive a surprise gift in their room upon arrival. Certificate of marriage will be required upon arrival. Any special request such as extra beds, roll-aways, cribs or room next door, is subject to hotel availability. Guests will be informed at check-in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Riu Merengue All Inclusive Rooms

Standard Room
Features two double beds, satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar, bathroom with shower, balcony or terrace, ceiling fan and air conditioning. Rooms are suitable for a maximum of 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years. In room Safe (additional cost) $3.00 USD per day.
Suite Ocean view
Features a separate living room area, two double beds, satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar, bathroom with hairdryer, balcony or terrace, ceiling fan and air conditioning. Rooms are suitable for a maximum of 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years. In room Safe (additional cost) $3.00 USD per day.
Double Room Ocena View
Features two double beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, in room safe. Bathroom equiped with bathtub and shower, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Casino
Spa
Night club
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Amber Museum: 5.7 mi

Dining

La Tambora
Beach Bar
Macumba
Pool snack bar and restaurant
La Plaza
Pavilion Bar
La Roca
Main restaurant with buffet style dinning and on the spot cooking stations. Theme dinners served twice a week.
Mangu
Pool snack bar and restaurant
Steak House
Steak House Restaurant, reservations required.
La Rumba
Lounge bar
Theme restaurant
Italian Restaurant, with service at the table, require dinner reservations.
Perez Prado
Lounge Bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
104 out of 104
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.9

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Jinell W.
Business
N/A
Apr 13, 2015

Trip

When we first arrived we were put in a different part of the hotel than what we were told when we booked the air conditioning broke in our room and was broken all week long the wifi would only work once a day In the lobby and was terrible other resorts have wifi all over the resort and all day the front desk staff was rude and spoke about us in Spanish when we were able to understand what they were saying the food was terrible the only positive part about our trip was soto and the other bartenders they were friendly and welcoming

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Abacuswars
Business
Bayamon
Apr 10, 2015

Best bang for the buck

Very good Hotel for the price. Its not a 5 star but have good food, open bar and friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grace S.
Business
Pollock Pines
Mar 1, 2015

awesome trip

This was one of the best trips ever. The hotel is nice. Food was good. Deserts could have been better. The only real negative about hotel is the bed and pillows. You have to do waterfall trip, so amazing! !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kimberly W.
Business
N/A
Feb 24, 2015

Good for the price

The hotel staff was GREAT! They accommodated every concern or question I had about my stay. The rooms are antiquated, but they did the job just fine. The buffet food is just about what you'd expect from a buffet, but it was acceptable. There is food whenever you are hungry so that was a plus! You DO need to go very early to breakfast to get reservations for the restaurants (there's Italian & Steakhouse - I recommend the Italian over the steakhouse but both were good). The beach was pleasurable as every beach is! There is something to do every half-hour (water aerobics, water polo, horseshoes, etc.). The shops on the resort are NOT cheap, but they will bargain with you, so take your bargaining skills with you! And get familiar with the difference between pesos and dollars so you know you are getting a good deal at the shops. Cheers & enjoy your stay! P.S. The drinks are endless and very good. They will make just about anything for you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zane P.
Business
Woolrich
Feb 10, 2015

Wonderful trip to the DR

The hotel was a great experience. The staff was wonderful and made our time very enjoyable. Only complaints were that the beds were pretty hard and the room smelled musty through the entire stay. Would go back if we had the opportunity.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
M Buck.
Business
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

Great for family and singles

Loved the mini bar inside the hotel. Perk if you stay at this location you still have access to the other resort. The staff is very helpful. Only downside was the limited wifi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Great activities provided by hotel. not as expensive as most resorts.

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Review of Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stacy F.
Business
N/A
Jan 22, 2015

MUCH NEEDED Rest & Relaxation :)

My husband and I had a wonderful stay this January! prior to leaving, we were a bit concerned after reading several bad reviews but what I can honestly say is this The resort is clean, the grounds are beautiful and the staff is great. The food was good and the drinks were plenty (and not watered down). The rooms were a bit outdated and could use some new beds, but we did not let that take away from our experience as we only were there to shower and sleep. I would recommend this hotel to someone looking to take an affordable, nice vacation. I feel that we got everything and more for what we paid. I would definitely come back to the Riu in the future, if the price is right I would probably the little extra to stay a the Bachatta as it looked a bit more modern however would not disregard the Merenge either!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Piter C.
Business
yonkers
Jan 14, 2015

needs a litrle of tlc

Food was ok, but entertaiment should improve..location was nice but ac in tje room was not that cold enought

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Luz Parra
Business
Garfield
Dec 17, 2014

Worst Time ever

Tris place is dirty, the staff are not friendly the food was really bad. Don't waste your money on this place

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Riu Merengue All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
alostknight2005
Business
leeds, maine
Nov 9, 2014

another great return

have been here a few times and never a disappointment. food, entertainment and staff are all excellent. a.c in rooms could be better as well as the very soft and dated beds but still very enjoyable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: In Hotel

the gift shops in the resort are actually cheaper than the vendors on Caribbean street

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