Apple Vacation Representatives were informative. Major language barrier (our concierge, Emmunal) spoke English & gave us his cell phone upon arrival. Booking with Apple Vacation, I feel, they gave us more for our money. We had a lot of nice perks happen.
We stayed on the third floor (No Pool/No Ocean)view. Only private palm trees. It was a third floor walk up, corner unit. We had 24/7 room service. Pillow service every day, fruit basket, chocolates, filled mini bar and our room was cleaned at least twice a day ;) The bathrooms have NO lights ladies. Very hard to get ready.
I praise this Hotel. The Lobby was amazing, spacious. The Appreance was sensational. Landscaping breathtaking. Martini Station with great presentation each evening. The lobby is smokey in area and the music is very lame. We brought cards & backgammon! It was too quite for us.
You must see the Michael Jackson Show.
Emmunal our Concierge was exceptional, pleasant demeanor, and very charisima. Apple is so lucky to have this young man. A true asset.
He had bubble baths and rose pedels on the bed - ready for us. He hooked us up to wonderful restaurants. He stopped by to chat daily. He really was there for anything we asked.
Topless for sure, no children, very quite many a tid too quite.
Flowers in the room each night and the bed with towels made of something.
Pool/Beach: Gorgeous, abundant, turquoise, sandcastles, pool music only from 3-6pm. Pool bar closes at 6pm. The beach gets cleaned daily, they wiped off your feet/chairs with a broom. We saw so many Wedding too.
Lot of excusion to take if that is your thing. Shops are pricey. Flip Flops $50.00 (nothing fancy) & suntan lotion $28.00 everything is high ended.
They have wonderful coffee, nuts and fish. We enjoyed the high ended liquior that was at the lobby bar and presendente beer.
Weather/People: Hard to find English speaking people. The Beach is hypnotic affect its so beautiful. We are Universal people, women all have
their "Piggie" polished and holding a "Barnes/Noble"... Hunger Games :)
It rained HARD all day for one day. Nothing to do but relax and listen.
Canada people EVERYWHERE... A.
Restaurants: Delicious (Don) Outstanding Fish and the steaks were real good. Better than Mexico. And we are from Chicago, and we have great food here. We loved it all but did NOT like the Italian Rest. Don't waste your time. The orginal Italian Rest. was un-going a face lift.
Their is a huge FleaMarket on the beach and the beach goes forever.
You can take a water taxi back for about $5.00 each. They tell you everything is cheapy cheap.. They all have the same stuff. And again, they do not hesitate NOT to deal with you. THey would rather walk around all day pretending they want to sell their items. Kinda strange.
One man said let me call someone on my cell phone to see if I can lower the price. (I call this- calling the closet).. You really can't help but laugh.
This vacation was one of the most memorable. We went to St. Maartin, last year and the beach there was if not more..... NO bugs.
LOVED this Hotel, Food and the beach is Heaven sent. If I was looking hard to say something else, it would be, English is hard to find, humid and we did get a full day of hard rain. Waiting to get to the hotel was almost as long as of plane trip.... BUT, would I do it again. NO DOUBT.
Corner Units are wonderful and private. I am sure you will enjoy being out on the baloncy and no one...
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9 June 2012
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On behalf of the staff and management we would like to send a ¨Big Hola¨and thank you for sharing your experience with others on Trip Advisor.
It was our pleasure to have you as a guest at our resort and we are extremely happy that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations.
We hope to have the honor to welcome you once again to Gran Bahia Principe Ambar!!
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