Just returned home on Feb. 21, 2012 after 2 great weeks at the Riu Bachata. Please do not pay any attention to the negative reviews. This is at least a 4 1/2 star hotel. It is also the cleanest hotel I have ever been to. (12th trip to the Dominican)
Food, although not gourmet was well above average with lots to chose from.
I would recommend an oceanview room. Beautiful views of the bay and mountains.
The staff was wonderful including Fredrich, the service manager, who was always around to answer any questions and look after any problems.
When this complex was built riu did not want to cut down any of the hundreds of beautiful palm tree unless they really had to. The one result of this is a very shady beach. This is a beautiful beach but not for sun lovers. Lots of sun at the fabulous pool.
We golfed 10 minutes away at the Los Mangoes Golf Club. Not a great course but OK for the $25 green fees and they will pick you up at the hotel.
The Casino, which is not operated by the hotel, has terrible odds so be carful and do not expect to win.
All in all our group have a fabulous vacation and are looking forward to returning next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The All Inclusive ClubHotel Riu Bachata is open all year round, is located in the RIU Resort right on the natural Bahía Maimón beach and next to the ClubHotel Riu Merengue. The RIU Resort features a Caribbean Street with several shops, Wellness Centre and gym. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Puerto Plata (9 km) and Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) is approx. 25 km away. The hotel has 610 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax with a massage at our Renova Spa or get in shape at our gym. 2 outdoor pools, 1 children’s pool. For the youngest guests there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 to 7 years & 8 to 12 years old) and for adults, day and evening entertainment as well as Riu Pacha Club and the El Millón Casino. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main buffet as well as Italian and Steakhouse or Caribbean cuisine, 4 bars situated in various areas of the hotel. ... 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
- ClubHotel Riu Bachata Dominican Republic/Puerto Plata