We just returned from our DR stay (Oct 5-9,2012) at the GBP Ambar. It was nothing less than spectacular. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We thought the beach and pools were well kept and cleaned. The rooms were large and spacious (We requested and recieved Building 64, which was perfect), and cleaned very well each day. We loved having the mini bar stocked each day with plenty of bottled water and other drinks. and the option of 24 hour room service. THe bartenders and waitstaff were fun and enjoyable to talk with. Special thanks to Miguel, Domingo, Desiree, Ivanca and Woody at the lobby bar. The entertainment did wind down quite early at the Ambar, but we ventured down to the Bavaro and Punta Cana areas and found a great sports bar that had US college football games being televised as well as Karaoke later in the evening.
The food was also quite a surprise. We had reservations at Don Pablo and Portafina, by email request. Both of these a la cartes were awesome. Great service and good food. We only had the buffet for dinner on the Spanish night, and it was all very good, with the chef preparing carved turkey, rib eye steaks, and a wide array of seafood at your request. This was in addition to the already prepared buffet options. The pool and beach side grills also offered us something that we liked each day.
My husband and I loved everything about our trip, we did not feel that we were ambushed by timeshare or other salesmen, and had no problems while at the Ambar. We unfortunatley didn't bring enought US dollar bills for tipping, and the hotel lobby and bar gracioulsly gave us change in US Dollars. We will definitley return next year.
- 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 (free) 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 (free) 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