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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 #68 of 101 Hotels in Punta Cana
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sarnia, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this resort in Novemer 2013. It was the third time I had been to Punta Cana and I would say this resort is #3 on my list. It was nice and clean, but just not quite up to what I had experienced at other resorts in the area. I was in a deluxe room. It was beautiful!!! Unfortunately the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff was wonderful, the location was perfect! It's a nice, small, intimate resort where you get to know the staff. Had a wonderful time and would certainly rebook there again. We couldn't ask for more.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All the staffs are very friendly and helpful at this resort. Rooms are an okay size but the bed and pillows were not comfortable. TV was small and nothing impressive but it didn't matter because we didn't spend much times in our rooms. We used up our two bottles of water for brushing our teeth since we were warned to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not book the standard room, we experienced all types of insects in our room. the mattress was hard my friend stated it was like sleeping on cardboard. This was an all girls trip (10) but the hotel seemed very family friendly and it was uncomfortable having drinks at the swim up bar and having little kids floating around with... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very apprehensive about staying at this hotel after reading the reviews on this site. On arriving at this hotel we were welcomed by a lovely complimentry drink, check in was fast and simple and a bellboy took our cases to our room, within ten minutes we were in our room after check in, I recommend room 1604 as... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just got back from an 11 night stay at the Riu Bambu in Punta Cana which was advertised as a Platinum holiday by Thomson. It was far from Platinum, we paid extra for a deluxe room which was less than average if you look at this holiday through Thomson holidays and think it looks good look elsewhere. They are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back after 2 weeks here with my partner and our three teenagers. We are regular RIU visitors and my partner and I stayed here 5 years ago, but because the youngsters wanted to go we returned. We were a bit concerned about some of the negative reviews, but we had none of the problems others encountered. We were... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel, nice rooms, great staff. The food wasn't the best but still very good. A la carte restaurants are great. Fish a la vera cruz , that I had in the Mexican restaurant was one of the tastiest things I have ever put in my mouth. There was a lot of moss in the sea and at the beach... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this hotel twice due to a family reunion. If you do not stay in one of the new buildings, your room will be old and smell like mold and the beds are very uncomfortable. New rooms are really nice. Food and drinks at this resort are really bad. I was hungry the whole time and had... More

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College Station, Texas
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Riu Bambu with 3 of my friends, all aged 18 or 19. We had a pretty good time. Food The food is nothing special. We stayed August 3-7 and were unable to get a specialty restaurant reservation at any time during the trip. Breakfast is served indoors at the Colonial until about 10 am and outdoors at... 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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Riu Bambu Punta Cana
Riu Bambu Dominican Republic

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