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ClubHotel Riu Bachata
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Puerto Plata
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Enjoyable stay at Riu Bachata”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We were a party of 7 (4 adults and 3 children) staying at this hotel for 2 weeks. We found the hotel and bedrooms to be very clean, and housekeeping & maintenance staff were constantly working and keeping it to a high standard. The entertainment crew were energetic, they have a long working day and I'm sure they feel a little jaded towards the evening. Some are friendlier than others, 'Spaghetti' was a favourite with us. Our waiter Clermin was a lovely chap who was very helpful. Our housekeeper Juliana (for room 726/727) worked so hard cleaning after our girls (she needs a medal poor woman!) I wasn't keen on the swim up bar, the pool was great in the morning, but not comfortable with our young girls being in the area as people were getting a little tipsy. Didn't even give it a thought before we went there. The food was good, the wine was not so nice, but okay. One of the waiters (a young chap with braces on his teeth) tried it on with my 18 year old daughter and made a joke and pretended to put a knife in to his heart, it was all a bit bizarre and my daughter felt quite uneasy in the restaurant after that. On the whole it was a great trip, the beach area wasn't as nice as we experienced elsewhere but it didn't spoil the holiday. Best night for me was the disco on the beach, dancing to Pharell Williams and Bob Marley under the stars, but they only had the one beach disco which was a real shame, as it was soon after we arrived and some of our party were tired and went to bed early and missed out on this night thinking it would happen again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Romford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Travelled to the Riu Bachata on the 3/8/2014 as a group of 4 adults and 2 children (age 14 and 7) had originally booked the merengue but this was changed a few months before, was glad it was. The Bachata is a great place to stay, friendly staff throughout and brilliant entertainment team. Missing Gigi already.. Ignore the negative comments about this hotel, food completely fine and plenty of options (although i do recommend a night at the Italian), we always found something to eat. Have a walk down Carribbean street and be prepared to haggle, they will try to sell you everything but just say a firm no thank you and they will leave you alone, (no need to be rude tho). Entertainment team work hard all day long, the michael jackson night was fantastic. we had been told that it gets really busy at weekends with the locals but don't let this put you off, it was slightly busier but not crazy, was slightly concerned about some reviews regarding the rudeness of some of the weekend guest, we had no trouble with rudeness or anything from anyone. Hotel clean throughout, staff cleaning constantly. Would recommend this hotel and would visit again

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

This holiday was to knock off one of my partners to do before you die list(swimming with dolphins), on arrival we were greeted with a cocktail whilst the rep sorted our room out, the hotel and grounds were spotless, food was excellent and loads of choice even for the fussy eaters, a la carte every day if you so required( we had it 3 times in total) beautiful it was as well, entertainment was good even through the day we tried our hands at Salsa dancing and got to admit really enjoyed it I think I'm a natural :), all in all it was what I expected for a trip of a lifetime and well worth the money, would I go back? Damn right loved every minute as did my family and the friends we went with

Stayed October 2013
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north shields
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

just got back from the riu bachata a week ago had a great holiday the staff at the riu bachata and the riu merengue are the best staff any hotel could ask for .the only thing that let the holiday down was we were told the merengue was closed it wasn't it was full of Dominican holiday makers which was ok until the week ends .the Dominican holiday makers are very nice and polite not like the ones at the week end .they act like a pack of wild animals they are very rude loud and untidy people .I am not surprised that ther has been so many bad reports about the merengue .we have been going to the merengue for about seventeen years but after seeing what we seen this year we will not be back.it is not paradise anymore.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Blyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Travelled with 4 adults and 2 children

Pros
Steak House Excellent
Very clean public areas
Overall Main restaurant good varied selection
Good Weather
Clean rooms
Clean pool
No hassle around the pool for entertainments etc..

To be considered
Italian Restaurant selection not to our liking
Small room - 2 adults 2 children only two queen size beds provided
No air Con in main areas (restaurant/reception)
Soft drinks often flat
Bees everywhere
No slides

We had two of the pool towels stolen on the last day the hotel staff were understanding but poor practice by fellow guests !!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I stayed at the riu bachata from the 4th till the 18th of August and it was amazing the staff were friendly and polite and made you feel welcome but as much as the entertainment team were good they were a bit rude a times and looked as if they didn't want to be there but that didn't ruin anything. The rooms were good but you don't need them to be perfect as you don't go away and stay in a room everyday,the shows were brilliant although there was 2 that I found not good which was the magic show the things he don't with the animals at the end I felt was cruel and another shows where he's putting needle through his cheeks and stepping on nails I felt wasn't a good example for kids but you can always skip them shows and do something else so it wasn't a real big problem. The restaurant staff were outstanding they were always checking if your okay and making sure everything's perfect. The riu Bachata add little extras that are not advertised like a person going round by the pool called mr drinking drinking and you could get any drinks from him and people going around with ice cream you could get and people didn't complain because one week they didn't do it but it's just a little extra they do it's not advertised so there was no need to complain and one last thing I found disappointing was club pacha you had to pay for your drinks but it still was good but I thought that would be counted as all inclusive as well but other than that it was amazing definitely will go back and I recommend it to All ages

  • Stayed August 2014
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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

What can I say? Absolutely fantastic, don't have any bad negatives to say. I came here for two weeks with my family and there was plenty to do. Lots of trips on offer or if you wanted to stay in the hotel for the day there was plenty to do. The staff are incredibly friendly, warm and kind. They work extremely hard to make this place so incredibly. From the maids to the fantastic entertainment team. It's perfect for families and couples. Beach is right by the hotel. Definately was the best holiday I've ever had. So much so that I'm looking into going again within the next two years!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Property: ClubHotel Riu Bachata
Address: Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata
#5 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#8 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Bachata 3.5*
Number of rooms: 610
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Located on the beach in Maimon Bay * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Inside the Riu Resort, along with ClubHotels Riu Merengue and Riu Mambo * Main building plus 1 and 2-story bungalows * Surrounded by 50,000 m2 of tropical gardens * 9 km / 5.5 miles from Puerto Plata * 25 m / 81 ft. from Caribbean Street * 25 km / 15.5 miles from Puerto Plata Intl. Airport * 500 m / 1650 ft. from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Diners ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Riu Bachata Puerto Plata
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Clubhotel Riu Bachata Puerto Plata
Riu Bachata Dominican Republic
Riu Puerto Plata
Bachata Riu
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