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North Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband & I went for our honeymoon. Very warm welcome as soon as we arrived and was upgraded to a deluxe room. Very modern & light with king bed, private terrace & flat panel TV (not that we watched a lot of it, however most of the channels were in English). I could see the standard rooms from walking...

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2Thank native2sc
toronto, ON
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is our second trip to the Riu Bambu, the first one was in 2008 then second one was last week. From when we were there last the resort has gone down a bit. Although it might seem that way because we stayed at the Palace in between. We stayed in one of the newly renovated deluxe rooms. It was...

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5Thank aetsen
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed March 11, 2013

6 of us went on a 5 apple square deal to punta cana and we were placed in this hotel. All of us had something in mind when it comes to vacation resorts since we have traveled many times prior to this trip. When we were dropped off at the hotel we were all shocked and disappointed. The hotel was...

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6Thank Martyna L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Hello Everybody I have just returned from this hotel and have to say what a lovely place. I can't understand what everyone seems to be moaning about to be honest. Whats not to like!! Food: GOOD Drinks: GOOD (Apart from they don't do red Aftershock) Weather: GOOD Service: GOOD No matter what time of day or night you can always...

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5Thank gillian h
PIQUA
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Sorry but stayed at other Riu and this one is poor the food is barely edible and the same food day after day the entertainment was cheesy do not go to the club 6 dollar drinks and no one there but a few employees. Had to call the desk several times just to get waters and soda in fridge. The...

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1Thank Janice M
detroit
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Came with 8 other young men to enjoy our spring break. \ The food: poor at best. DO NOT EAT THE COLD HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS at the sports bar. I took a bite and threw up. No es bueno. Reservations you have to be in line at 7 to get anything good. We made it to the steak house...

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3Thank detroittraveller12
Poundtown, New Maryland
Reviewed March 7, 2013

If you want to go to Hell/Purgatory, just stop at the RIu Bambu. The college kids were the only good part of this trip. The food is dog meat. If I wasn't so drunk constantly then I think I would have shot myself. Dont come here. Because you'll most likely die.

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9Thank JimFuryk
Saint John, Canada
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Interesting to see comments from guests that were there the same time we were to compare notes. We stayed there Feb 25-Mar 4 Hello to you Sylvie! We too stayed at the 5000 block, beautiful room but what's up with not getting face cloths, we had to keep asking every day! And the noise from the maids every morning...not everyone...

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4Thank marlene w
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Travelled with my husband and two 10 year olds between February 24 and March 3rd. I was a bit concerned about going as I had read some of the negative comments on here, but was pleased with the resort. Here are my honest impressions: Resort: Check in was quick and organized. People complained about the keys (they only give you...

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9Thank 877beachbum
Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Food - Not a big selection but their is something for everyone. I really did enjoy the omelette station for breakfast, they were delicious!! Service at the buffet restaurant, well let's put it this way, if you waited a little, the waiters would come up to you and asked you if you wanted something to drink. No you don't get...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* 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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about ClubHotel Riu Bambu

Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $142 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Bambu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 740
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Also Known As:
Riu Bambu Punta Cana
Riu Bambu Dominican Republic
Hotel Style:
#65 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#69 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#69 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
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“You could t Ask to be near beach; the hotel may be able to oblige. Site compact, some outlooks may be uninspiring, but NO "bad" locations.”
kittyandbill, 3 days ago | Read review
“Ask for close to the beach or pools”
shennjoe, 1 week ago | Read review
“ask to be in building 1 or 2”
kruczer, 1 week ago | Read review
“Don't stay here if a nice room is what you are looking for.”
caribgirl58, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We were at the very back I'd ask to stay closer to the pool and lobby”
sueg771, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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