This was my husband and I's first all inclusive vacation and this was the resort our travel agent booked us for our honeymoon. Overall the stay was good but there are a few things that happened while we were there that other travelers should know about. First of all the rooms weren't in the greatest of shape. In our room, the towel rack and a lamp were falling off the walls. Our jets on our bathtub wouldn't turn on or off without banging on the button. On our first night there after a 12 hour travel day, we were exhausted after traveling so when we finally got to the resort on the first night we decided to take a bath at 10 pm. I guess the jets on the tub were too loud so we didn't hear housekeeping knocking on our door so they came in our room by themselves at 10 at night!!! We were outraged and called to the front desk to tell them and it was apparently our fault because their housekeeping staff is instructed to turn down the beds. I have never heard of such a practice or of housekeeping entering a room at 10 at night so we were told if we didn't want them coming in to keep our do not disturb sign out. Needless to say we had ours on the door the rest of the trip! Our air conditioning stopped working once while we were there but maintenance came and fixed it soon after. We also had a problem with ants who only appeared in the sink after pouring something sweet down it according to the staff. The beach here is beautiful but so crowded. Overall most of the staff were always pleasant, with the exception of one pool bartender whose name I cannot remember. One great thing about this resort is the cleanliness, at every time of the day there are groundspeople cleaning and scrubbing the resort. I will definitely be returning to the Dominican Republic and would recommend this resort to other people especially first timers but I won't choose this resort to return to.
- 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