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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there with our 18 year old daughter had a great time even during March Break. The staff was great everyone very friendly service was good also the food was good. We found the beach of this resort by far the best compared to more expensive resorts lots of palm trees and shade or Sun available at all times.... More 

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Saint Francis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Riu Bambu is OLD and needs renovation. Rooms have no amenities...non working hair dryer, non working alarm clock, dinosaur tv's, no washcloths and the beds are not very comfortable. Upon arrival, smell of sewage. Mini bar had 2 bottles of booze and only stocked once out of 8 days. Complained and they didn't seem to care of our issues. Grounds... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just got back , March 16 - 23rd 2015. Rooms meh, bare bones. No shampoo, conditioner, face cloths etc. Fresh towels always smelled dirty. Maid service hit and miss regardless of leaving tips daily. Pools and beach good in spite of US spring breakers overwhelming the place. My biggest issue, disgusting food handling practices by the cooks (hesitate to call... More 

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Forfar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our 1st trip to the Dominican, The hotel was lovely and clean and the maids were always walking around day & late at night before they finished their shifts. Mini Bar was stocked every 2 days, we always had clean towels in the room Downsides The Pool/beach towels were cleaned every night but are full of stains (dread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have never written a review before, but felt i had to after returning from a week at this hotel., after reading some if the reviews. Idon't know what people expact especially at the prices they pay! It was was excellent. The location is fab (next to beach), the food is fine and a great choice, the all inclusive drinks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to quite a few all-inclusive resorts and was pleased with this one. Our room was cleaned daily and drinks refilled every other day. Although, when we arrived, there was no bottled water and the bus driver had just told us we couldn't even brush our teeth with the tap water, so that was an issue. After orientation,... More 

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Chipman, New Brunswick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently spent a week at Riu Bambu (late February).We were with a group of friends and we were always able to find a table at the buffet or room on the beach to sit together if we wanted to. The first couple of days, there was seaweed on the beach and in the water, but it... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed for four nights in Feb/March 2015. After reading all the negative reviews, I was definitely nervous. For the most part-don't trust them! No, this is not the nicest place you'll ever stay at, but it easily met my expectations for the price we paid! First, a disclaimer, this was my first all-inclusive resort and first... More 

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Richland Center, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would like to say the resort is beautiful. The rooms were great, clean, and modern. The food is average and the service the same. The dress codes were never enforced and that detracted from the service. The specialty restaurants were good, but nothing outstanding. The beach was awesome and you could walk for miles. We felt that the drinks... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is awful (including the restaurants), the customer service is the worst I've ever had, drinks are weak, it is by and large a rip off. The scenery is nice but the hotel itself feels like it has never evolved from 1983. With all of the choices you have hotel wise in Punta Cana, don't go here.

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