My husband and I just returned from our visit at Ambar and we were thoroughly impressed with the Ambar resort. After reading all of the forums about Punta Cana and this resort specifically, we felt really ready to get the most out of our experience. Though we heard it was a large resort, we really didn't understand the magnitude until we started moving around. Thank goodness for the trolleys :) We took them to our restaurants and to visit all of the shops around the resort, it really felt like its own city. On the food front, I definitely recommend booking all of your reservations up front, when we arrived we were handed our envelope with reservations - easy breezy. We did make one change because one of the restaurants was wrong but that was easy too. Our best meals, based on great food and great service was Garden Grill and Bella Italia, so much so we tried to go twice. We went to Don Pablo and was disappointed in both the food and slow service. El Olivo was okay but nothing to get excited about. We enjoyed the Palmyra (the open seating dining) for breakfast and for the seafood Thursday night, definitely nice selection. We always found something to eat when we went to breakfast, lunch or dinner and would overall give the food and service very good marks. We are NY'ers so we are used to great restaurants/service, but we were pretty happy with everything. On the beverage front, the drinks were flowing, we definitely hit the mark there, definitely have the mamajuana!!! In the evenings, we would have drinks, listen to the band and use the free wifi to surf the net and skype. On the pool/beach front, the beach was so nice and private, we jumped waves for a few hours and then relaxed on the beach loungers. There is really no beverage service at the beach so one you have your fill of sand, move to the pool. They have the swim up bar and waiters that come around with fruit skewers. Every day we were up by about 8 am to grab a shady spot by the pool, anything later and you didn't have much choice about being in the sun. On the atmosphere front, the resort was BEAUTIFULLY lanscaped, it was a pleasure to just stroll around like everyone has said. Our room, Villa 60 3rd Floor, was in a great location to the pool and the beach. The room was nice and the bed was very comfy. The bathroom was large with separate shower, bathroom and jetted tub (definitely use). This really is an adults resort and I would say that only a few couples (3 out of ten) were early 30's like us, the resort I think had more couples in their last 40's/50's on average. It is mainly quiet with a little bit of fun. If you are looking for relaxation, you will find it here. We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 1 pool Sun terrace with sun umbrellas and loungers Relaxation zone with Bali beds Outdoor Jacuzzi BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts, multi-sports court Water activity centre Motorised water sports (additionalcharge) WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (additional charge) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo 1 buffetrestaurant 3 speciality restaurants 4 bars 1 snack- bar Gazebo de bodas Smokers' lounge with bar service (cigar menu with additional charge) Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club, designed by Nick Price (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, karaoke, disco and casino. Rooms 528 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Ceiling fan Air conditioning Sitting area with sofa Terrace Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub and separate shower, hair dryer Bathrobe and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen TV Coffee-making machine Minibar Safe Butler service 24 hour room service Evening turndown service Pillow menu 2 disabled rooms for a maximum of 3 adults Prime location right on the sea front Exclusive lake-style pool Aroma menu WiFi (additional charge) Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Ambar Hotel Punta Cana