I stayed at the Ambar during the last week of Nov. with my husband and my parents. I had e-mailed the hotel 2 weeks before we went letting them know we had recently celebrated our 10th anniversary and we were requesting king size beds for both rooms and the rooms to be close together. All our requests were met, along with a gift on the bed of 2 shirts and a bottle of rum, with a note saying Happy Anniversary...it was a nice touch. The rooms are beautiful and very spacious. The bathroom had a nice jacuzzi tub with a separate shower. There was a sitting area along with the 4 poster King bed. We were in building 62 which was very central to the pool and the lobby. I don't know what the al a carte restaurants were like because we only ate at the buffet for dinner each night. There is a large selection of food and something for anyones taste. I would give the hotel itself a 5 star and the food a 4 star. The place is spotless and we walked around the whole resort. Every staff member we came in contact with was very attentive and happy. Whenever my husband asked for ice for the room it was brought to us within 10 minutes. He also requested more chips in our mini fridge one day, then we ended up getting double each day after that. We played mini golf one day and it only took about a 15 min walk to get to. You can use the trolly system which is pretty straight forward, it just depends if you prefer to walk or not. I enjoyed the pool at the Ambar, but the only change I would make is to have music playing all day. The louder pool is at the Esmerelda, but you also get the crowd and screaming kids, so we opted to stay at the Ambar pool. Overall I would say this is an excellent hotel with great staff who are always working hard. It is a huge resort though, so it depends whether you like the bigger or smaller resorts.
- 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