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#1 saraece

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    Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:03 AM

    OK I have been on this forum for a year and have gone through, what feels like, a million locations and we finally picked. We leave Ottawa January 1st 2009! We picked the Riu Merengue for a number of reasons 1) Price was right ($1210 per person) with a price guarentee. So if we find it listed cheaper anywhere (up unitl 60 days prior to departure) my travel agent will match it. 2) It is a stay at one play at three. This is great for those who want to upgrade to the Bachata or save a couple of bucks and stay at the Mambo. Also I can put my seperated parents on different resorts and they won't run into each other as much! 3) Free weddings with a dinner. 4) Sunquest flies out of all the Canadian cities we need it to. 5) and of course it looks great and has a ton of great reviews.

    If you have stayed here or have any tips about it (good or bad) please let me know.

    Like our first kiss all over again

    #2 ErinB

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      Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:17 AM

      I haven't stayed there but it sounds great! I'm sure that having a location has taken a big weight off your shoulders and now you can move forward!

      #3 twinkletoes

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        Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:47 AM

        Congrats, one major thing to check off your list! Do you have any pics of the resort?
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        #4 Allaballa

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          Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:52 AM

          I've stayed there. Its a nice resort. The food is pretty good. If some of your guests want something more luxurious there is the palace one there and they were building another one when I was there 2 years ago.
          I saw them setting up for a wedding on the beach when I was there it looked very nice. If you have some specific questions let me know I'll see if I can remember or dig some pics out for you.

          #5 alex

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            Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:40 AM

            I know this isn't going to sound like a very reliable source to get a review from, but the lady does my waxing just went to the Riu Merengue & wouldn't stop talking about how great it was the entire time she was waxing me!! lol

            #6 saraece

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              Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:33 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by xandrafaye
              I know this isn't going to sound like a very reliable source to get a review from, but the lady does my waxing just went to the Riu Merengue & wouldn't stop talking about how great it was the entire time she was waxing me!! lol

              Thanks!!!
              Like our first kiss all over again

              #7 enabella

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                Posted 24 April 2008 - 01:33 PM

                congrats it must feel great choosing a resort after all that time :) happy for you.
                i was also wondering can you send me info on your travel agent? i really need someone who is good and understanding aaaaaaaaand has that price guarantee.

                thank you in advance and best of luck

                #8 saraece

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                  Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:53 PM

                  OK slight change already...we are staying at the Bachata as that is the only one that has ther free wedding package.
                  Like our first kiss all over again

                  #9 FYB87

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                    Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:16 AM

                    That must be a relief knowing that part is done! I can't wait until we can pick one for sure!

                    #10 Copita

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                      Posted 25 April 2008 - 08:37 AM

                      Saraece,

                      I have stayed at this RIU complex several times, at both the Merengue and the Bachata. (The bachata has a nicer pool, the Merengue has nicer hotel rooms).
                      It's a lovely complex.
                      The only thing I will tell you offhand is that if your guests stay at a different RIU within (eventhough, you can use all 3 different resorts),
                      i.e. The wedding is at the Bachata and they are staying at the Bambu or Merengue, you still have to pay "day passes" for them to be at your resort PER PERSON to be at your wedding. So make sure everyone stays at your resort because you will have to pay.
                      I have a ton of pics if you'd like to see them.




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