My review is a little long but I wanted to provide as much helpful information as possible.
CHECK-IN: We arrived at the Punta Cana lobby at approximately 3:00 p.m. We were then shuttled over to the Ambar section. Check-in was a breeze as we were the only people in the lobby.
ROOMS: Our room was plenty big a very clean. We tip our maid several times during our week stay and she kept our room right all week. We also had turn down service most nights and chocolates left on our pillows and fresh towels left.
GETTING AROUND THE RESORT: I do not understand what people are complaining about, the trams are everywhere and they run every few minutes. The trams are wonderful and always stop along the way to drop off/pick up guests. The only time we had a problem with them is around the 5:30-6:30pm time frame when people were leaving the beach the wait could get a little long because often times they would be full with people leaving the beach, when this happen we would just walk.
CLEANING OF ROOMS/ RESORT: During our stay the maid did a fabulous job. Our maid created towel art every day. Our maid was a warm and wonderful person. The resort itself is maintained very well, every second of the day someone is cleaning sweeping and tending to the resort (One night we went down to the pool at like 9:00 at night and the staff was cleaning the pool and the deck to prepare for the next day).
BARS AND SERVICE: Well what can we say, the bars were great, the bartenders were friendly and by the 3rd day they were waving at us and calling us by name. The pool and beach bars were very good with the service.
WEATHER: The weather was absolutely perfect, It only rain a few hours one afternoon. Please ignore all weather reporting on the Punta Cana area it will call for rain nearly everyday. Note it is HOT AND HUMID in Punta Cana so bring your sun block and a hat. and get in the pool.
BEACH/WATER: WOW, again what an awesome beach, I can never get enough of it. You can walk for miles and the best thing was that you don’t have to wear water shoes The water was, however, a little chilly getting in, but once you were in, it was lovely! Love those warm and cool currents.
AMBAR POOL: I read my people complaining about having to place towels down at 6 and 7 in the morning, but we just didn’t have that problem. We went to the pool at our leisure and always found a place to sit in the shade if we wanted. I just loved being in the adult only section we went over to check out the pool on the family friendly side and children were jumping off the wall (I love the kids just not during vacation). My only complaint is that the pool especially during the afternoon was very warm like bath water (I do not believe it is temperature control so if it is hot outside the water will be warm).
RESERVATION SYSTEM FOR BOOKING ALA CARTES: Book your Ala Cartes reservation AS SOON as you arrive to ensure you will be able to eat where you want. We enjoyed the Ala Carte restaurants very much though the service was a little slow because it was so formal (Please note men that you must wear long pants and a collared shirt to dine at the ala carta restaurants).
Ambar Buffet: In a word…AWESOME! Again, I do not know what people are complaining about. The food was always fresh and there was always something for everyone. The Prosciutto (Italian smoked ham) was amazing at breakfast and lunch, I had that most days. The salads were always fresh, the OJ in the morning was the best, eggs, bacon, etc., and everything was wonderful. The made to order stations were excellent. At lunch and dinner they had strip loin steaks, beef tenderloin, shrimp, calamari, etc. At one meal my boyfriend got a chicken taco and could not find any salsa he asked one of the waiters and he asked my boyfriend if he like his salsa hot or mild and went to the back and created a personalized order of salsa for him...talk about service.
Over all we just had a great time and I would go back in a heart bea
- 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