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changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

Middlesbrough...
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changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

Hi

Ive just had my sterling changed into dollars but the lowest note I could get were $10 bills. Is there any where in the ambar that could change some of this into $1's and $5's for tipping etc?

Thanks

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1. Re: changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

There is a bank at the main lobby of the complex that will exchange the money for you into smaller bills. Also, the bartenders will exchange the money for you too. Enjoy!

DDF
Whitby, Canada
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2. Re: changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

Nine times out of ten, they don't have the smaller bills - we always bring down lots of 1's and 5's. I always go to the front desk early a.m. - usually have some luck there if we run out. But the bartenders are a good go to to get your bills changed as they usually don't want all those 1's.

When are you headed to the Ambar? We are headed back April 13 for 2 glorious weeks and are very excited.

Middlesbrough...
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DDF - 1st of May. Really cant wait.

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4. Re: changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

I get all the single dollars I want from Tesco this year did not have to order them got 300 on the spot,I think you will find most places will get you as much as you want if you order them.

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5. Re: changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

Yeah I went to the travel agent in person so only took what they had

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6. Re: changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

Bellman for sure. Or anyone that normally receives tips.

J.

Brooklin, Canada
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7. Re: changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

fromNStoCuba,

Unfortunately the bank that was located in the main lobby of the Bahia Punta Cana resort is no longer there.

John

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8. Re: changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

I agree nine times out of ten the hotel or bank on a resort can't/ won't change money into smaller denominations, it's hard enough to get change from them even if you make a purchase!

If you develop a rapport with a bellboy or bartender you may have better luck, but the ideal is to bring lots and lots of USD $1 and $5 with you.

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9. Re: changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

@gristle 33 took your advice and took some larger bills to tesco. Got me sorted

Thanks

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10. Re: changing money into smaller dollars at the ambar

Brooklin

Thanks for the update on the bank being closed. That's a drag. With such a large resort it's definitely a service that is needed.