2wks 4* AI Dominican Republic 06 Nov - £680pp via Holiday Pirates
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2wks 4* AI Dominican Republic 06 Nov - £680pp via Holiday Pirates

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Found 23rd Aug 2017
£680 for 2wks 4* All Inclusive staying at Riu Merengue in Dominican Republic with Thomson flying on a Dreamliner (found on Holiday Pirates) from £680 on 06 Nov from Manchester. Deal available for £685 from London. 1 week available from £512. 4/5 Trip advisor. Our daughter stayed at this hotel & says it was fine but the area is not really the idealistic Caribbean but for this offer at this time, it really is a bit of a bargain. Hope it's of some use to someone. You can easily change the departure airport or dates to suit yourself.
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Don`t do it , the reviews say it all, we stayed in the supposed 5 star sister hotel the Bachata, been to the Caribbean a lot Dominican 5 or 6 times , the worst Hotel we have stayed in by far , got absolutely no good points apart from the staff , and the Merengue is supposedly worse
Haiti for a neighbour and constantly pestered to buy junk by dirt poor populace. No thanks.
We've stayed here over Christmas a few years ago and found it pretty good, good facilities and staff were friendly. for this price it's very reasonable for two weeks in the Caribbean. Note that on our last few days they did have an outbreak of the shits and some old guy couldn't get out the main pool quick enough... but other than that comical scramble as 50 people learnt how to walk on water very quickly, I'd go back for that price
India? My business pal renamed it "Jewel in the BROWN" when he saw people crapping in the streets under an umbrella during the monsoon season.
I won't be joining you. Enough people there already.
Bangkok; choking traffic pollution and drug resistant stds prevalent.
You'll be there on your own as well.
If your just looking for a base to get your head down and see the island and want beach time , this is a bargain . Yes comparable with a cheap 3 star in Spain property. Flights would cost you over £400 each return. If your booking this and paying £680 for 2 weeks in the Caribbean and expecting 5 star you are an idiot.
yozzman12341 h, 14 m ago

If your just looking for a base to get your head down and see the island …If your just looking for a base to get your head down and see the island and want beach time , this is a bargain . Yes comparable with a cheap 3 star in Spain property. Flights would cost you over £400 each return. If your booking this and paying £680 for 2 weeks in the Caribbean and expecting 5 star you are an idiot.


According to the Riu site, it is a 5 star...
This complex of merengue , mambo and bachata are fairly awful . It's always reduced to this price range ( for a reason ).
We stayed in bachata years ago for less than this and it was poor tbh, crowds of locals at the weekend , they buy weekend passes and take over . Alcohol so watered down its a joke , brussel sprouts among the breakfast selection , yep they were on the night before. Entertainment was the staff miming to songs , carrying cardboard car doors miming to grease was a particular highlight.
Then topped off by food poisoning , a trip to the doctors( the busiest room in the complex) ending up on a drip with a £500 bill .. Yeah paid for by insurance but not the point .
Wouldn't go for free
plodging2 h, 3 m ago

This complex of merengue , mambo and bachata are fairly awful . It's …This complex of merengue , mambo and bachata are fairly awful . It's always reduced to this price range ( for a reason ). We stayed in bachata years ago for less than this and it was poor tbh, crowds of locals at the weekend , they buy weekend passes and take over . Alcohol so watered down its a joke , brussel sprouts among the breakfast selection , yep they were on the night before. Entertainment was the staff miming to songs , carrying cardboard car doors miming to grease was a particular highlight. Then topped off by food poisoning , a trip to the doctors( the busiest room in the complex) ending up on a drip with a £500 bill .. Yeah paid for by insurance but not the point . Wouldn't go for free


I could have written that myself. Same experience although the bill went straight through insurance company so I never saw it. This was 2006. Lots of people on drips at the medical centre. Worst of all, missed the first half of one of the world cup games that year as a result...
smk772 h, 30 m ago

I could have written that myself. Same experience although the bill went …I could have written that myself. Same experience although the bill went straight through insurance company so I never saw it. This was 2006. Lots of people on drips at the medical centre. Worst of all, missed the first half of one of the world cup games that year as a result...


Yeah could have been the same year thinking back on it . Was over 200 people ill and we started a joint law suit against thomsons and won.
Didn't seem so long ago but probably was , looking at reviews doesn't seem as if anything has changed much ,except standards being worse . My medical bill went straight to insurance but I managed to cop a look at it .. 2 pills , an injection , a saline drip and 6 hours in the docs .. A cool £500 .. Scandalous
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Oh dear, I think I'll check the reviews before posting next time!
Pay a little more and go to Iberostar Costa Dorada, nearer to the airport too, been many times to Iberostar hotel, never had issues there, heard many bad reviews about Riu
plodging8 h, 6 m ago

Yeah could have been the same year thinking back on it . Was over 200 …Yeah could have been the same year thinking back on it . Was over 200 people ill and we started a joint law suit against thomsons and won. Didn't seem so long ago but probably was , looking at reviews doesn't seem as if anything has changed much ,except standards being worse . My medical bill went straight to insurance but I managed to cop a look at it .. 2 pills , an injection , a saline drip and 6 hours in the docs .. A cool £500 .. Scandalous


There were issues in 2005 for sure and then again in either 2007 and 2008. I've read about more occurrences at the 3 hotels since then. It took me nearly 3 years to recover from my illness.
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