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ClubHotel Riu Bambu

3.5 of 5 Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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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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Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for a week at the beginning of December and wish we stayed longer. Was very worried about going as I had read a lot if bad reviews. When we arrived at the hotel we were taken to rooms very quickly and had our luggage bought to our rooms. Room was very big with a balcony.fridge was restocked every... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent check-in. Bathroom handles falling from walls. Time to renovate room. Mediocre food. Clean pools. A lot of algaes on the beach. Daily pickup on the beach very superficial. Excellent check-out. Free Wi-Fi in lobby only, and max 90 mins. Otherwise $10/day !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well below expectations! We travelled during Christmas, resort packed but not enough staff to properly take care of their patrons. Very cheap on towels - the leave only enough for a single shower and then no more until the next cleaning. Food not great. Beach is public so lots of vendors, Some vendors sell on property and hotel staff will... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall it was a good trip; here are few things that we had problems with. Wrist bands! Very annoying, you will scratch yourself and anyone else with you, however many other resorts have wrist bands. Room towels smelled funky even after they were changed. What we did is we would smell them and throw them on the floor, we would... More 

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essex ont.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

December vacation very nice place. stayed 2 weeks property very well maintained rooms very nice clean.buffet was very good food very well presented lots of beauty set up so nice. a lotta variety everyday different food never the same. never got boring!!! alacartes Italian very good Mexican was buffet style but so varied and good steakhouse either ribeye very good... More 

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Washington, DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a no frills hotel, nothing special here, just basic. However I still had a great time, the staff was friendly and entertaining. Beds were not comfortable, actually worse than the mattress I have at home. Food was just okay, nothing special. Pool was nice. This is not the Carrabin side of the ocean, it’s the Atlantic Ocean side,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was at Riu Bambu last year, and loved it, everything was superb. Star was very accommodating, anything you needed, they went out of their way to make it happen. I definitely recommend it. The beaches were clean, but the water had a lot of tree leaves. Entertainment was great, always had things to do. I was with family there,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked our holidays through Thomson in Manchester and we have decide the cheap week (date/ time) in a FIVE star hotel with all inclusive with our agent advisor. That was 13 to 21 of November 2014. The weather was great - just a couple of hours with rain and an average of 30 degrees of temperature. The overall opinion... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here last year with my fiancé for 10 days and it was amazing. Was a bit worried at first after booking as there was a few bad reviews about but i honestly couldn't fault it. The rooms do the job and the pools and bars kept us entertained. The beach was at the bottom of the resort and it... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms, a little small for some but very clean. Our room was modern and no shortage of a/c. No problem with wifi. Beautiful bars and pools. Lots of room on the beach, but a lot of seaweed on the beach and coming in on shore. Buffet as to be expected, repetition, but a "specialty" every night at the entrance, ie:... More 

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  • Very nice(12)
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Additional Information about ClubHotel Riu Bambu

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:
#47 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#56 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#59 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana

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