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ClubHotel Riu Bambu

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #66 of 100 hotels in Punta Cana
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Karen A Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very dated decore , food avarage but would have expected better for 5 star. did not like sprinkler spraying stagnent water on the grass so if you had door open your room smelt terrible. would say this hotel is 3 star .towe;s smelt damp and old. reps were helpfull. but would not say in this hotel again after seing surrounding... More

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Piqua, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I just returned from a stay at the Riu Bambu. This trip was purchased through the Apple Vacations 5 apple deal. We did not know where we were staying until arriving at the airport. After reading the reviews online, I was quite nervous about staying there. Sometimes people complain, well just to complain. So I felt compelled... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the Riu Bambu July 19-26, 2014 with a group of 14, ages 11 through 63. Check in was fast and easy. However, you are only given one hard-key for the room. Any additional keys require a $10 deposit. BEACH - The resort does have the best beach, with the most chairs and trees. There is a pool... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

By no means did this feel like a 5 star, but for 900 I was happy with what we got. Service is lacking, but clean and comfortable. Unless you speak Spanish it's hit or miss with bartenders. Our trip was during July and therefore a lot of kids, the main pool is a party spot but there is a nice... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I had decided to book a last minute, and cheaper vacation, and that's exactly what we got. At the beginning of our stay all was well (stayed for a week), enjoyed the food, people, atmosphere, etc; One of the bigger issues I had with this resort was the entertainment staff. Multiple times, my friend and myself were... More

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been to Riu Hotels in the north of Dom Rep (4 times) expected this hotel to be of the same quality (supposed to be 5 stars but was certainly NOT). The bar staff were rude and the shows, or lack of them were awful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed there from July 9-16 for our 10 year anniversary and no welcome drinks upon arrival, the check in was so unorganized and I was expecting at least a bottle of champagne or fruit basket in our room for our anniversary but none at all. We have stayed at other 4 stars and we have had better service and we... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Bambu hotel last year on a family holiday. Having visited the Dominican Republic and having stayed in a Riu hotel before I had high expectations, but the Bambu didn't disappoint. There was a good selection of food most nights (I can be a fussy eater which is my own fault!) and the room was cool, clean and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I read the reviews and started worrying but thought people like to complain. Well.....everything I read was true. The staff were mostly rude. Even the people selling goods on the beach were rude. We had an updated room at the back on ground level and it was very nice. However, around the alcohol were tiny bugs and the room smelled... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly i always try to look at things in a positve way, we arrived at the hotel and thought wow lovely lobby , room was lovely clean and spacious, went for dinner and again thought wow we was impressed couldnt understand the negative reviews. Next day went to the pool, nice and peaceful we was loving it until 2 hours... More

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Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Bambu 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Riu Bambu Punta Cana
Riu Bambu Dominican Republic

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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#43 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana #55 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana #58 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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* 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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