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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 #67 of 101 Hotels in Punta Cana
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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is an affortable resort. The staff was very friendly. The location of the resort is by the beach area but any of the rooms have a beach front view. We appreciated that the hotel offer 3 bottles of water per room plus a mini bar every two days. Our room was nice and clean; it was located in the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff was friendly enough, though I agree, they seem to be driven by tips. With this being said, one must keep in mind that their shifts are long and staff was visibly overworked. We observed many guests be very demanding, yet they did not tip. You probably wouldn't eat at a restaurant or consume at a bar in the States,... More

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome deal Awesome hotel Awesome beach Awesome food..... Need I say more? We will be back and I would take the exact same hotel, room, food... We went on an excursion across the island to the Caribbean, took a sail boat to Catalina island, snorkeled, ate lunch and had a blast for a very reasonable price. Just an AWESOME VACATION!

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Sarnia, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week, Sept 2014, (age 23 & 29) and the only complaint I really have is that is wasn't long enough! I would agree that the hotel is a 4* and not a 5* but I'd say that was pretty obvious from the pictures and did not expect any more than what I... 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 1 week 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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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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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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