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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We returned from the Riu Bambu 2 days ago having had a lovely 2 weeks there. Before we went I read a lot of reviews and was dreading the 2 weeks as I expected ‘hell by the sea’. As it happens we were very happily surprised. Although this is lengthy I will try and be objective. Check in; we were... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came to the Dominican Republic in June with my friend, both first trip to the Caribbean. Beach is beautiful and made the holiday worthwhile. Hotel was pleasant although food not good and we spent a lot of our holiday with bad stomach as did a lot of the other British guests we spoke to. Night club is a no... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I went on a 6 day all inclusive vacation to Riu Bambu this past week. We were very excited about this trip since we don't get to get away very often. Overall we are giving this facility a 3 out of 5 for a few reasons. First biggest complaint we had was the food and beverage selections.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The positive reviews on this page have to be fake. My wife and I stayed at the Riu Bambu from the 16th to the 23rd of August 2014. The initial experience was positive, until we got to our room. The initial impression of the room was that the staff doesn't do a very good job of cleaning, the bathrooms are... More

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Okay we just got back home from our 11 days vacation at this beautiful place :) we loved everything about this resort. Let start with us coming there we were treated very well with welcoming drinks . The guy that worked at front desk did us a favorite by upgrading us to better room . He spoke English pretty good... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not usually the one to write reviews but felt compelled to after reading having a wonderful time at the resort. Came to resort with large group of friends. We stayed from Aug. 14-21st, 2014. Initially, very apprehensive about the resort based on reviews, and was pleasantly surprised by overall experience. We stayed in a Deluxe room. Great air conditioning. No... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Does anyone know how to get in touch with the representative of Travel plan? My bank account was debited several times for an entertainment package and I was told it was credited back, but alas it was not. Unfortunately not paid by credit card but debit card. A phone number or email address will do. I have contacted the hotel.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

i just got back yesterday afternoon. will Never go back to this hotel... don't recomend it to anybody! from the moment we got there to the moment we left. we were 2 families of 7 people. we had asked for connecting rooms, when we got there they told us that they didnt' have any.... the service is horrible. nobody greets... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After long anticipation my husband and I went on our long awaited vacation to Punta Cana. We chose Riu Bambu as our final destination since it was so highly recommended on Trip Advisor , boy were we wrong. The hotel itself is pretty nice but I would definitely not give them four stars. To begin with I wanted to mention... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at Riu Bambu from August 7th to 14th. It was our 4th trip to Punta Cana and the second stay at Riu resort. Resort definately nees a face lifting. Also it is a little overpriced. Check in was quick and easy. By the way, it was a welcome drink served upon our arrival. At first, we wanted... 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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#44 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana #57 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana #59 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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