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ClubHotel Riu Bambu

3.5 of 5 Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

I don’t really like the 5 dot scale. Or the 5 apple scale. Everyone seems to try to relate those to a 5 star scale….which they aren’t. So I’ll go on a 0 - 10 scale, not apples or stars or golden apples or anything. I consider 0 = DON’T EVER TOUCH THIS, 5 = middle of the road, average... More 

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Baldwin, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I pulled the trigger on a great deal through Travelzoo and Southwest Vacations including the flight and stay at the Riu Bambu. We read a handful of negative reviews but figured we'd take a chance for the price and a 3 night stay. We've done the higher-end all-inclusives and this was great for the price. We got... More 

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milwaukee, wi
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wife and I stayed there last winter for a quick week get-a-way and were surprised at how nice an all-inclusive this was for the money spent. Probably the most amazing thing to us was the unbelievable spread of food that was available at the buffet. Beach was nice, but we spent most of our time by the south side (quieter)... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband stayed at this resort for our granddaughter's wedding. we travel a lot in Mexico, U.S., Ireland and Caribbean. we will never return to Riu Bamboo. Staff are not friendly, except the bartenders, they want tips and are the only ones that deserve tips, the entertainers are great. We were assured from Wendy at Executive Travel, in London, Ontario... More 

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Fayette County PA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here last year and was very disappointed with the resort this year. Seemed like they are understaffed. I will start with the checkin...when we arrived we were herded to a small desk in the middle of the lobby. We were given a cold tropical drink but the check in process seemed so impersonal. It was a group orientation ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Riu Bambu for 7 nights in a deluxe room - the room was clean with no maintenance issues as some described. The entire stay was welcoming. Food was good everywhere we ate at the resort - always plentiful with a good variety. The entertainment staff were fun and respectful - really enjoyed the pool games and beach... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at Riu bambu from Feb 23 to March 1, 2015. We were a group of three families with kids age between 5 to 14 years. Over all Experience: Poor Service experience Food: Buffet choices plenty, but there are only two Ala Carte restaurant but the food is terrible there. Good Things about this place: -Location: Resort is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Riu Bambu Resort for my daughters destination wedding. This was our first vacation to Dominican. Excellent travel arrangements from airport to hotel. My husband has difficulty walking, so we requested no stairs and close to amenities, we did get a ground floor room that unfortunately was quite a long distance to the pool/restaurants/activities, making it difficult... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1. Not a 5 rating at all. I'd expect this from a 3. 2. Rooms smelled so bad, like moldy, wet dog. Never aired out and didn't have decent air conditioners. 3. Alcohol is definitely not what they say it is. The wine doesn't taste remotely like wine. The gin and vodka tastes like tequila. The tequila tastes like rubbing... More 

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Sauk Centre, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed a great deal of hotels and this one was terrible. The drinks were VERY sweet- an iced drink/slushy was out of a swirl machine, then added alcohol- became soup! And very over poured. Every bar and bartender made drinks different. The food was horrible, bland, service was pretty poor, they seemed to be under staffed everywhere. You... 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*
Number of rooms: 740
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Also Known As:
Riu Bambu Punta Cana
Riu Bambu Dominican Republic
Hotel Style:
#52 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#61 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#65 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana

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