This is my first review ....I will try to be as detailed as possible.....booked this vacation through sears travel....they will pricematch any agency. ...trip put on through signature. ..sunwing.ca.....sunwing flights are ok....very tight seats....everything else ok...hotel part of 5 riu resorts about 25 mins from airport in punta cana..I would describe riu bambu as the Fun resort...ratings bellow
STAFF....85% friendly and understanding of what their job is
FOOD.....2 buffets and sports bar...all good but can be a bit bland....but if you cant find lots to eat....you might be too picky....barbeques poolside were fantastic. ...
Ala Cartes....Steak house....good but is in converted buffet
Japanese. ...very good....buffet format so cheap on tip budget for money conscience
Mexican....good...also buffet format
Italian.....excellento;)....buffet and ala carte so feels like an italian 7 course meal..service 5 star
Rooms....very nice...2 storey bungalow format....very spacious. ..showers were hot and lots of pressure.....At the farthest room you are still only 5 minutes walk to beach. ...
The beds however suck....and when I say suck I mean bad....our king was 2 doubles put together and the matresses....well lets just say the floor would be just as comfortable. ..
Entertainment.... this is were this hotel is unmatched....the entertainment staff is the best....they work tirelessly at making sure everyone is having fun...they put on great shows... (lion king done by staff was exceptional) from day one everyone on the entertainment staff impressed me.my wife. And any other guests I talked to ...I am not a very outgoing person. Yet they managed to get me up numerous times dancing. Competing. .. and having fun.....they are one of the main reasons I will not hesitate to bring my family and friends back to this resort....
The other is the beach.....beautiful white sand...turquoise water...palm trees. ...lots of loungers. .....dancing and exercising on the beach daily....
So just to recap would not say this report would be considered luxury. ...it was clean...well run....well organized.....relaxing....but above all it was fun....I will be back to see Travase...Miguel....Wilkin.....Edwardo..and Martha....I will also bring friends;)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The All Inclusive ClubHotel Riu Bambu is open all year round, is located in holiday area Punta Cana on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast (on the Playa Arena Gorda beach) and it is part of RIU Resort with 4 sister hotels. The Caribbean Street is 600 m away, next village Cortecito (10km) and Punta Cana International (PUJ) is 25 km away. The hotel has 1000 comfortably furnished rooms and offers modern amenities. Relax with a massage at our Beauty Salon or get in shape at our gym. 5 outdoor pools, 2 children’s pool as well as Water park "Splash Water World" at Riu Punta Cana. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club(for children from 4 to 7 years & 8 to 12 years old), Riu4U (for teenagers ages 13 to 17) and for adults, day and evening entertainment as well as Riu Pacha discotheque, many water sports activities. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main buffet as well as Mexican, Italian, Asian, Steakhouse, Gourmet and Spanish cuisine, 6 bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Bambu Punta Cana
- Riu Bambu Dominican Republic