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North Ridgeville, Ohio
Reviewed 12 February 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Riu Bambu from feb 4-11. Had a fabulous time . Everyone was friendly and well versed in several Languages ! Breakfast and dinner were fabulous ! Only compliant : hard bed :/ I thought the hotel was clean and well maintained ! Well stocked mini bar . Entertainment could have been better however learning salsa by the...

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Cardiff
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Fantastic service, rooms were very big and newly refurbished. Plasma TV with over 100 channels but only around 10 with english language. Cleanliness was excellent and definately worthy of 5*. Food was monotonous. Always fish and the same meats on the cold table & salads available. International branded drinks were available such as Beefeater Gin and Johnny Walker at no...

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6Thank Kelly53
Reviewed 12 February 2013

We arrived on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. We were greeted with a complementary drink. Thirty-two were checking in. Had to wait for a while till check in so we ate lunch. We had a standard room, 1900 building. Comfortable mattress, clean room, small bathroom. Bavaro beach is the nicest we've seen in the DR. Lots of room to walk and...

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6Thank mrfats55
Truro, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2013

We returned to the Bambu after staying here last year. We were in the newer Deluxe rooms, very nice, clean, real king beds, Food was good, always something to eat. Beach is one of the best in the area. Staff were friendly and shows were on a par with the other resorts.

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6Thank rebound21
Winnipeg
Reviewed 11 February 2013

We had booked a 5* with an upgrade room! What a rip off!! Terrible 'king' bed-2doubles pushed together,mold in shower, thread bare towels, sticky, smoke-filled room. Horrible wine, 3 of 4 of us had major food poisoning,Big, big disappointment. Couldn't get home fast enough. Will never book with Sunwing and stay at this establishment again.

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6Thank IreneWinnipeg
Ottawa
Reviewed 10 February 2013

We travelled with Sunwing, from Ottawa and departed on time. We arrived and were efficiently "processed" through two lines: the first to pay for your tourist card, the second was customs. We were then directed to the proper shuttle by waiting in ANOTHER line that took our names, verified number of travellers and directed us to a line of clearly...

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2Thank Highvoltagewife
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2013

We had arrived at our hotel 2 hours late due to delayed flight time. We were suppose to be greeted at the front desk with a complimentary drink, which we did not receive either. We checked in with a unhappy employee who gave us our keys and towel cards. We were told if we wanted another key we would have...

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6Thank Cheryl M
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 February 2013

If you like a smoke filled vacation this is the place for you other than the inside dining area you were bombarded with people smoking allover the resort, it was in the lobby , the outside patios, the entertainment centers, around the pool, you couldnt even sit in the walkways on the chairs or the couches in the lobby because...

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5Thank ralphpicard
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 8 February 2013

This hotel was advertised as a 5 star hotel. Our first room smelled like funghus, everything was sticky, broken or fell apart. Our terrace gave view to the road to the hotel where 24/24 suppliers, tourist busses, attraction busses, employees, cars and bikes came by. After 2 days we moved to a new room which smelled like a field of...

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3Thank T-Renske
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 February 2013

I can't even express how disappointed I was with the Riu Bambu. The pictures online look nice, but I can honestly say other than the pancakes at the morning buffet, I didn't like anything about this resort. The buffet was horrible and I am positive was sitting out all day long. The pasta was dry, the salad was warm, and...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Located in Punta Cana * Situated on Arena Gorda Beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Within the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Taino and Riu Naiboa hotels * Main building and 1-story bungalow complex * Surrounded by 46,000 m2 / 50,300 sq. Yards of palm groves, adjacent to the beach * 50 km / 31 miles from Higley * 600 m / 1,980 ft. From Caribbean Street * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Int€™l. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more   less 

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Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $217 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Bambu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 740
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Also Known As:
Riu Bambu Punta Cana
Riu Bambu Dominican Republic
Hotel Style:
#65 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#67 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#68 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“make sure to upgrade to a suite if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles 596rob, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We always avoid staying in ground floor rooms but this time we had one and it was a non-issue”
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“Ask for rooms on ground floor back from were entertainment area is.”
 of 5 bubbles hostmom25, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“always flush the toilet to make sure it works before you let the porter go away”
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