My boyfriend and I just got back from our stay at the Riu Bambu ( December 23rd-30th) and we had an amazing time.
We cannot beleive some of the reviews people have written. My room was very clean and did not see one bug(someone complained about cockroaches).
We were in room 2301 and I think we were really lucky. The resort it very big but we were a minute walk to the bar and reception area and we were a 1 minute walk the other way to the beach and pool. We had the perfect location!
The bad reviews about the staff, you must have stayed at a different resort, because they were all amazing at the Bambu!! They went above and beyond for us, they talked to us and created freindships with us.They knew our preferred drinks when they saw us coming, always greeted us with a handshake, lit my boyfriends cigarettes for him. I have not one bad thing to say about any of them.
The review mentioned below said they had no shuttle bus? I cannot see how that was possible, every hotel had one, maybe you didn't know where you were going? They even got my luggage for me and brought me to my bus( for a tip of course, but deserved)
The food was good, no complaints, nothing special, but neither is any of the food in the Ottawa restaurants. The beach was beautiful, we had amazing weather the entire time.
We did the Buggie excursion and it was fun, but dirty! The excursion staff were very helpful and really took care of you.
I would most definitely return to this resort. I was weary when reading the reviews before I left and I spoke to other guests about the bad reviews aswell and they too, just do not understand peoples complaints. The othter guests and I have concluded that the complaints have come from people that you just cannot make happy and will complain about EVERYTHING and anything. Don't get a great deal on a resort and expect to be treated like the queen. You are in a third world country! Pay the big bucks somewhere else and maybe you'll be happier, doubtful, but maybe
FYI: if you are young and want to party hard, this is not that kind of resort. People do drink at the bar until it closes at midnight, but for the most part, as soon as the shows are over at 11pm, it gets pretty quiet. There is a disco 2 resorts over you can go to, which is NOT worth going to. If we wanted to continue hanging out with the friends we made, we went to the sports bar and hung out. The weather was so great, that I personally wanted to get to bed early enough so that I could get up early and get as much beach time as possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in Punta Cana * Situated on Arena Gorda Beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Within the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Taino and Riu Naiboa hotels * Main building and 1-story bungalow complex * Surrounded by 46,000 m2 / 50,300 sq. Yards of palm groves, adjacent to the beach * 50 km / 31 miles from Higley * 600 m / 1,980 ft. From Caribbean Street * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Intl. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Bambu Punta Cana
- Riu Bambu Dominican Republic