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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 #65 of 100 hotels in Punta Cana
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
dave g Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First impression of hotel looked great,lovely check in area,and quick to get keys,room was a Newer one so wasn't bad,but a decent walk from main area and no lift so no good for anyone who has mobility issues,rooms were cleaned good,the problem I found mainly on this resort is 1)staff expect tips and if they don't get them,they don't rush... More

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Gulf Shores
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Resort looked great on line and we loved our stays at Mexico Ruis. Took all 10 in my family and on check in it looked great. It was very hot and only the rooms had air and one bar. The food was out in the heat all the time and even though the staff seemed to try we all got... More

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Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 7 nights. The down side is that our whole family got sick. We had 10 people with us. We landed in Ft. Lauderdale and had to take my mom straight to the ER where they had to admit her. She was so dehydrated from stomach issues. The rest of us went to the urgent care. We call... More

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Sutton Coldfield England
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel overall was very nice, the food was good, but only 3 specialities per week. Found a nice quiet pool near the beach, if you want more busy the swim up pool would suit. The beach was wonderful. Our room was lovely and spacious. It was good value for money.

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Toronto, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a fairly well-travelled couple, we have frequented our fair share of all-inclusive and non all-inclusive resorts... we desperately needed a vacay this past spring but unfortunately found the Riu Bambu a little lack-luster for our taste. It was my first time in Dominican, though my husband had been there previously. We had stayed at several Riu hotels in Mexico... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only thing I liked about this hotel was the BEACH. But if you are going with kids it is not the most recommendable thing to stay in. The hotel is still using old school keys to open doors. We were 5 in a room and just got one key. Each additional key was $10. (SMH) The service was not... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a two part rating about Apple Vacations and Riu Bambu. We were promised a 5 apple hotel. At best, this is 3 apples (stars). The Apple rep at the airport was rude at times; however the Apple rep at the hotel was pleasant and available every day. Food was mediocre, the beach was not kept clean, the beds... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best beach i have ever seen in my life,very large,lots of palm trees,finest sand.5 star by far..The pools are nice too.The resort itself is a 4 star,service is 4 star,rooms are 4 star and food is 4 star.Nice place for families with kids.But if you are looking to spend your time on the beach,enjoy the sun and play volleyball,this is... More

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Davenport, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled with my sister-in-law and her husband. Stayed for a week and had a great time as there was something to do at all times. The Entertainment Crew are the "soul" of the hotel. It is an all-inclusive hotel, with open bar 24/7 and we didn't saw anyone drunk. You can book a lot of excursions directly at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked with Thomson/first choice. Really don't know how anyone could write a bad review about this place.ROOM this is one of the best rooms I have stayed in on a holiday complex. Very modern optics vodka, gin, whiskey, and brandy, plus a mini bar all part of your all inclusive. FOOD plenty of choice. Booked for a la carte meals... 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 #54 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana #57 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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