We looked at Trip Advisor before our vacation so I felt the need to share our experiences with others who choose to go to this resort as we found the information very useful. First off, the hotel, the grounds and the rooms were immaculate! Very clean and well kept. The staff is friendly, helpful and always happy to see you. The beach is just gorgeous. The security does a great job of patrolling the pool and beach area ensuring there are no children in the area or "non" Ambar guests.
Now in saying that I do have a couple of tips to help you enjoy your stay. This is an adult only resort, however even adults behave poorly and by 3-4pm, there were some rowdy obnoxious individuals who had far to much to drink and thought the entire pool area should hear them. As well, keep in mind the adult means 18 and over ..... I remember what I was like at 18 and 19 and through my twenties ....
Our next tip .. be at the pool early if you want a chair. Or the beach for that matter. The pool was open at 8am every morning and there were cards on the chairs saying you could not reserve, however this is not enforced. It really should be because the amount of people poolside reserving chairs at 6:30am is ridiculous. As the saying goes ... early bird gets the worm.
The food was great. The buffet had something for everyone and was beautifully displayed. The a la cartes we went to (el olivo, Santa Fe) were good but limited menu. I was lucky to find something I liked. Word of advice ...stay clear of all Italian Restaurant on the property. The buffet is just as good(if not better) then ANY a la carte on the property. After our Italian experience, we ended up cancelling 2 other a la cartes and just going to the buffet. Good luck to you if you need anything out of the ordinary. One night we ordered tea after dinner and it never came. A few times we ordered Cappuccino with breakfast and they arrived after we were finished... so anything out of the norm either doesn't come or arrives when you are ready to leave. The major problem (especially at the a la cartes) is that one person seats you, another person pours your water, a different person brings you dinner rolls, another person takes your order, then a different person brings your meal ... to top it off another person clears the dishes. Is it fast service? Yes .... however we found that our orders got lost in all the bodies and we also felt like we were being rushed. So for these reasons the buffet was just fine :)
I have been reading on these threads people saying that villa 68 is the place to be .... well it is !! Let me tell you why. If you are lucky enough to get a corner room in the back .... there is nothing but palm trees and quiet behind you. That villa (as well as a few others) is on the edge of the property with NO resort beside it so there is jungle.... that's it. 68 is also good because it is one villa from the pool(close but far enough away so there is no noise) Its a bit further away from the lobby, however we liked this as the lobby gets loud at night. We were also on the second floor which made us feel a little safer.
All in all this was a wonderful resort. Thanks to those who have posted before us as we learned a few things. Would I go back .... yes I would. That is the true rating of a property.
- 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