We just returned from staying at the Ambar. Overall the resort is beautiful. The beach was probably the most beautiful beach we have ever visited and you didn't have to get up super early to get a decent spot on the beach. We visited the beach every day because it was much cooler relaxing at the beach than at the pool. Our room was also very nice, however the air conditioning did not cool the room enough for us. The food was not great at the buffet or the a la carte, there were times when it was hard to find something that wasn't undercooked or didn't look like it had been sitting there all day. The bread was wonderful and that is what we ended up eating most days. Room service breakfasts were wonderful! We paid the $49 for 7 days of wifi and were able to use the wifi in the room, pool area, and on the beach. this was an extra expense that we thoroughly enjoyed. This was our second stay in a Gran Bahia Don Pablo resort and would definitely visit another Don Pablo resort, probably not in Punta Cana, but only because the airport is ridiculously slow moving and hot, but this is no fault of the resort! I would give apple vacations 5 stars, as they were very helpful during the entire vacation process, but would not recommend flying in or out of punta Cana on a Saturday! One last comment....the spa was awful, and would be the reason I am rating the Ambar at 4 stars. The robes and bikinis they give you are not suitable for larger people and that made it uncomfortable from the beginning. The masseuse was rough and smacked me when I couldn't comfortably bend my arm the way she wanted. There was also nowhere to relax after the massage, they said they were finished and walked us directly to the locker room. All in all a good vacation, just a few areas of concern, but the Ambar is a beautiful well kept resort, much different than other resorts we drove through on airport transportation.
- 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