My husband and I went to Ambar from Dec 7th to 14th. We had been a few years ago to the Royal Golden section and loved it. The total resort is very large and last time we took the tram everywhere - this time we walked - it is big but manageable.
Ambar is wonderful - very clean, great staff and even though the resort was full most areas were not crowded. We were in building 62 and our balcony faced the tram route. We did not hear a thing unless we were sitting outside and even then it was not too noisy. The room was very quiet and well appointed. I brought a flashlight and used it, as another reviewer mentioned, to see into the safe.
We went to the beach each day around 10 and had no problem finding a palapa. I do not know why people want to sit at the pool when there is this amazing beach. The sand is the best. I brought large clothespins from the dollar store to anchor our towels as the beach had a great breeze (it also helped to locate our spot after the long walks). Around 4 each day it cooled off and we move to the pool area and never had a problem finding a spot.
We booked our ala cartes by email and all were as requested - Don Pablo was the best - the tasting menu and bananas flambe were awesome. The main buffet had great food - I discovered they had a pot of dark chocolate warming at each sitting - chocolate at each meal I was in heaven. In fact sometimes if I did not like the dessert at the ala carte we went to the buffet for more.
We decided to go on a trip but did not like the length of the advertised ones. Guest services set us up with another small tour company and we customized a tour just for the two of us. It was wonderful as we saw what we wanted in our time line and could ask as many questions as we wanted - our guide Porfinio was awesome.
This was one of the most relaxing vacation we have been on. My husband is looking to go again soon. The bartenders and servers work very hard and you often saw them at breakfast and dinner. No place is perfect but Ambar is pretty close!
- 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