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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection
Ranked #48 of 110 Hotels in Punta Cana
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Gatineau, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Simply paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

I stayed at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar from August 5th until the 12 and it was amazing!! First of all, the temperature was to die for, sunny everyday and sizzling hot but that's everywhere in Punta Cana. I travelled with my mother, it's a great place for couples but we still felt included in the resort. Since it's 18+ the crowd is older, but the entertainment is there. Bingo, zumba, aquagym every day by the pool which is always fun to participate in. This isn't my first time in Punta Cana, I've stayed at the Majestic Elegance, Royal Suites Turquesa, Riu Palace several times and this resort is one of the best so far! According to my mother, everything is perfect except the size of this resort. It's a series of 4 complex (Ambar, Bavaro, Esmeralda and Punta Cana), so if you want to catch the shows at night you need to take a little shuttle bus. For me, it wasn't a problem but it depends on what you like. If you stay at the Ambar, everything is pretty close, but once you get out of your complex, you have a lot to see! Foodwise, WOW!! One of the greatest resort for the food, from the buffet to the a la carte restaurants, everything was succulent! We've read before on trip advisor that the Don Pablo was to die for so we booked it 2 nights and the reviewers were right! I had the chateaubriand and it was cooked to perfection. Also, the service is worth the rating of a 5 star hotel, no complaints on that. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a little break from home and needs luxury, this is for you!!! The lobby is very nice and always clean. The only thing, it isn't air-conditionned so it gets very hot, especially when you are travelling in summer time. The price is very affordable compared to other 5 star hotels in Punta Cana and it's the same quality. I would definitely go back!

Room Tip: I was in unit 60 which is close to the beach/pool and it was perfect.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Client,

We are proud to learn that you find worth to mention our Don Pablo restaurant and our excellent service. Additionally, we thank you for recommending us and it is wonderful to know that you definitely would come back to paradise.

All-inclusive luxury hotels in Punta Cana with Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.

Kind greetings,


Karen Mantilla
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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

I was at the Bahia Principe Ambar for a week in June.
Everything was great.
the food was awesome, love their theme nights, and all sorts of random drinks.
the buffet was so much better then their other restaurants.
the italian place was horrible.
the french one with lobster was alright, the lobster was really salty,
the buffet did a better job with the lobster.
the staffs are really friendly and accommodating.

but on the last day ...

the shower door in our bathroom just shattered. .
i was standing right next to it. between the bathroom door and shower door.
i was lucky to be alive and well, and got back to the states in one piece.

stick with the bath tub ppl.. much safer..

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank compekid
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

We appreciate that you take the time to send us your comments regarding your experience during your last stay with us. We would like to extend our most sincere apologies for any inconveniences or difficulties you may have experienced during your stay, which doesn´t reflect our daily operation.

We hope to welcome you again in any of our Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana.

Best regards,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Just returned from another fantastic vacation at the Ambar. On arrival Roberto met us in the front lobby, got us all registered and took us to our room. Roberto our butler checked in with us regularly and made any reservations for a la carts and the Gala Buffet. He was so helpful and accommodating. He went above and beyond our expectations. He is such a hard worker. Ambar is very lucky to have such a fine and dedicated employee. Thank you Roberto!!!.
The service is outstanding, staff extremelly friendly, helpful and very professional. The food is excellent, rooms are lovely and well cleaned and supplied every day. The grounds are impeccable.
The Don Pablo was our favourite a la cart. The staff were eager to please and Abraham is an outstanding waiter.
The beach/pool was very clean and beautiful. Bianca and Desire the waitresses around the pool were lovely, always smiling and so happy to serve you all day long.

I have only two complaints: First I would appreciate having more than one choice of beer to drink. I really don't think this is fair to the people who only drink beer and I feel I'm not getting good value for my money in that department. Second: The ambar is lacking in entertainment in the lobby area as this is the only place people can go to socialize other than leaving to go to the other sections. For a luxury resort you really shouldn't have to go to the larger sections.
Would we return again? Most certainly as we have tried many other resorts and locations and came back to the ambar. Overall it was an amazing vacation, very relaxing and beautiful. We didn't want to leave and will definitely be going back sometime in the future.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Shelley,

For Roberto and our entire staff member it is brilliant to hear your acknowledgements of our outstanding service. Thank you for sharing your observations, which plays a key role in our continuous process of improvement and lead us to achieve our commitment to excellence.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana.

Always at your disposal,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We just came back from our honeymoon and we had an amazing time. The resort grounds were impeccable, the attention and service was excellent and the food was good. We ate at don Pablo and el olivo, and the palmyra buffet. Great place to relax, and we loved that it was adults only, which made a such a great difference. We asked to be close to the beach and they definitely gave us a room in front of the pool and beach. We didn't had to walk much, because the restaurants were close by as well as the beach. Definitely we will came back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Elisa F
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Eliza,

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed a great honeymoon thanks to our adults-only program, excellent service and good food.

It will be an honor you welcome you once again!

Your honeymoon in Punta Cana with Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.

Best regards,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

What a disappointment.

You would Expect the Front Desk would be somewhat welcoming or friendly... we did not get either.

We were so excited to arrive to the hotel and tried to ignore the cold welcoming. We then approached a lady that was suppose to help us make reservations etc...

She expected us to know exactly where we wanted to go before hand. When I asked for options she gave a a sheet of paper with names....

Really??? how am I suppose to know the types of cuisine etc.

Then once we ask for restaurants she then tells us... "It's closed" So then I ask which options are available. She replied "Just keep guessing and I will let you know"

Then we received no guide to show us our room we had to go hunting and finally found it.

We thought perhaps it was just a rough day so we asked the same lady, where could we eat because we were starving.

She tells us go to the buffet.... we arrive they tell us its closed... to go to snack bar.... somewhere near beach... then they tell us is closed to go next door... wow never ate such cold food and lack of drinks....

Then another worker called Max approached us... he was the only one that showed some interest and said he noticed we seemed lost and uncomfortable... he then helped us out and we thought perhaps there's some hope.

The beach was wonderful and the buffet dinner was very delicious.

When it was time to go to bed... the bed was sooo stiff and the room hot. We tried to cool it down but it barely cooled. Around 2am we were still sweating in that hot box called a room. We called for help and were placed on hold for 30 min.

The next morning we left and had to find our own transportation to go to another hotel...

Was there a Apology or at least a person to help with our bags??? NO

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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7 Thank Rysanz
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

We appreciate that you take the time to send us your comments which are very important for us.

In relation to your observations about our personnel, please allow us to inform you that your point of view has quite surprised us, since it is not usual that we receive those kinds of remarks from our clients, but on the contrary, we usually receive excellent feedback about their friendliness, attentiveness, and hospitality that characterize them as Dominican people. We are sorry for not being able to fulfill your expectations and we regret any unfortunate situation.

Kind regards,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

1. It is an adult only resort. I never understood the difference but this is amazing!! NO KIDS!
2. Amazing and fun staff - lots of entertainment and exercise opportunities (water aerobics/zumba)
3. The food was excellent - did not get sick and they have a lot of variety!
4. Rooms were very clean
5. Pools and beaches were amazing!

Would definitely come again. It was my first experience in the Dominican Republic and it was phenomenal.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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6 Thank christina N
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Christina,

We are pleased to learn that you had a phenomenal first experience in the Dominican Republic. Furthermore, it is wonderful to know that you enjoyed our adults-only program.

Rest assured that we are already looking forward to have you with us again in Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, a 5 star experience in Punta Cana.

Kind greetings,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Liberty, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Bahia Principe Ambar to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We felt it was an amazing trip! The grounds were impeccable, service was excellent and food was fine. We like to travel to different locations every time, but will definitely look for a Bahia property because we know it will be a quality resort! Highly recommend this resort!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank stephenie12
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Stephenie,

We greatly appreciate you have selected Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts as your holiday destination. It is delightful to learn that you had an amazing trip and a great 25th wedding anniversary celebration.

We would be glad with your next visit and it will be an honor to continue providing the most memorable experiences.

Enjoy an all-inclusive holiday as a couple with Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.

Kind greetings,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Property: Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection
Address: Carretera Arena Gorda - Macao, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection)
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#12 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#30 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#41 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 528
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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