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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 #66 of 100 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived here on Saturday 19th July, read so many past reviews that my head was spinning. What is the matter with people with the negative comments :- language barrier, No, food repetitive, only if your eye's are shut, staff unhelpful, No all very helpful, asking for assistance, first class. Now the real positives :- stunning beach, great staff ( find... More

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Hartford, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not a 5 star resort..more like a 4 at best. Booked this trip at our local travel agency through Apple Vacations. Had a great experience last year booking a 5 Apple Square Deal (stayed at Secrets Punta Cana), this year we ended up at the Riu Bambu. Absolutely no comparison! Room was decent and clean and we were "upgraded" to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is the worst hotel in the world my family and i stayed but room sucks ac sucks food sucks service the worst the best thing it has yet is the beach and that is a complent of puntacana not of riu hotels it was a wrong idea vising this hotel.... Regalado jr

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Bambu for a 2 week all inclusive break. You get what you pay for - wish we'd paid more to stay at the Riu Palace next door. We felt unsafe at the hotel and would wake up every night with sounds of people trying to get in - hotel staff said it was probably rats in... More

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Essex, Vermont
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was a platinum hotel that's being down graded for next season which we could see why as the rooms were nothing fancy and the facilities were looking tired, not much close by to walk to the resort is in the middle of no where and will require a taxi to get out and about but we loved it and had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Riu Bambu in July 2014 for two weeks for £1125pp (Thompson-First Choice). Thompson have this hotel in their 'Platinum Collection', rated 4T (this presumably means not quite a 5*), and Riu claim it holds the full 5. Well, there's no international standard of hotel classification. For those familiar with the British AA system, the rooms and service... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some of the reviews on here are genuinely too harsh, to stay somewhere for two weeks all inclusive yet expect more food options!? Crazy. Myself & my partner stayed in this hotel for our first trip to the Dominican Republic, we had booked our trip a fair few months in advance and made sure to read up on all the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My first piece of advice if you are booking this hotel through Thomson is don't pre-book any trips or excursions because if some thing goes wrong or you are not happy with the excursion, the company who represent Thomson over here in the Dominican Republic informed me that because i booked and paid for them back in the uk that... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice setting and beach lovely, rooms clean but need updating that's the good news now for the bad the food was awfull and our party of four ended up with upset stomachs after approx the fourth day and still the same after being back home in England for 10days awaiting test results from doctors, first time we have been on... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just looked at some of the reviews for the same time that my boyfriend and I were there, I can't believe that they are talking about the same hotel. This is the 3rd time I have stayed in a Riu hotel and I can't help but compare them, I have also stayed in a 5* in Puerto Plata-... 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
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#43 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana #55 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana #58 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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