Sprawling, clean and a truly ADULTS ONLY resort - no kids to be seen or heard in the Ambar section. The Ambar is far removed from the peublo principe shopping area and has no clubs or late night bars on its ground, makes for very quiet and relaxing evenings.
Food: incredible, i have never eaten so much lobster in my entire life. I noticed that other reviews talked about how repetitive and boring the buffet was... not the case at all. Every night was a different international theme (italian, French, American etc) and the variations in the types of dishes varied greatly. A La carte's were great. Unfortunately i cant remember any of their names, but the steak house was incredible.
Shopping: The Ambar has a boutique that sells designer goods for outrages prices. Shopping is better at the pueblo principe because you can barter with the salesman.
Beach: Although crowded, was very nice and clean. The only mess that i saw on the beach was various beer bottles that had been strewn by other tourists. Although the Ambar is adults only, the beach is NOT. Some mothers looked concerned walking with their children at the sight of topless women sunbathing.
Tours: many great tours to be done from Ambar. Make sure you talk to the Jen the tour rep, she was unbelievably helpful and was always willing to go the extra mile in catering to our needs. We took a day tour to the capital Santo Domingo (about 5 - 6 hours total travel time), it is absolutely worth it. Old Santo Domingo should be on your list of things to see when visiting the DR
Rooms and grounds: very clean and well kept. Our room was immaculate, always spotless with fresh flowers left in the bathroom and sitting area every morning, and a big plus for the Carribean, NO BUGS. On our first night, we had water dripping from the ceiling (obviously a roof leak as we were on the top floor). Someone showed up within the hours to solve the issue, which never recurred for the remainder of our stay. The bed was amazing, King-sized and felt like memory foam. I had better sleeps at Ambar than i do at home.
Overall: would def recommend and am planning to return soon. Ideal vacation spot for older couples looking for a quieter, romantic holiday. If your looking for young couples resort with a live nightlife and lots of activity, the Ambar might not be for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 2 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