First time at the Ambar. We have enjoyed many holidays at the Bahia Principe in Bavaro previously. At first we thought it a little too quiet but once we managed to talk to the staff they became much more friendly. Beautiful rooms and amazing landscaped gardens. Very clean but had to remind staff to replenish coffee and soft drinks a number of times. A bit more laid back than Mexico but charming nontheless.
Brilliant sunrises. Terriffic walking/jogging beach. Beach shops 35-40 mins walk with a small bar to relax and enjoy an iced Presidente beer to revive you before the walk back. Remember to haggle for what you want to buy. This time - May - the sea was a stunningly clear turquoise and so enjoyable to swim in. Have been in May before when a lot of seaweed present. Sand soft as talcum powder and not too hot to walk on.
Food was plentiful and of a high standard. Avery good variety of restaurants to choose from. Buffet was surprisingly good too. Lunch was really enjoyable and no problem getting a table. Staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Entertainment team ok. Plenty of activities but poor quality fitness activities - yoga in half an hour? Acqua aerobics good though.
Ambar beach area is kept spotless. Drinks service on the beach was excellent with branded drinks on offer and champagne which was lovely. Thanks to Geraldine, the trainee waitress. bar manager gives Tom Cruise a run for his money. Tips are essential as wages are poor by our standards..
Good butlar service. Thanks to Yeysson who works so hard and is just delightful.
Would definately return to the Ambar again.
- 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