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Riu Bambu Hotel 5 star
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Plage de Arena Gorda Punta Cana, Dominican Republic -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Riu Bambu is a world class hotel and quite large, given the number of its rooms ( 560 in all ). A safe bet in terms of comfort and facilities.

This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.

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    Location 7.0 /10

    Located in Punta Cana, the touristy epicentre in the country with its 25 miles of beach, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the southwest coast of the Dominican Republic, the Riu Bambu is some 37 miles away from the bustling town of Higuey ( 1 hour ) and 3h30 away from Santo Domingo, the capital town of the Dominican Republic. The airport of Punta Cana is 15.5 miles away from the hotel ( 20 minutes ).

    Accommodation 7.75 /10

    The rooms of the Riu Bambu are large and offer comfort up to international hotel standards : air conditioning, telephone, satellite television, ? fridge-bar, ? bathroom with ? bathtub, a hair dryer, a safe and a balcony.

    Overview 7.50 /10

    The Riu Bambu, built in 1999, is composed of 35 colonial-style buildings. A total of 560 comfortable rooms . With three swimming pools, four bars, a beautiful beach, the Riu Bambu is difficult to forget as a holiday destination . But for fans of natural charm and culture, the time may seem too long.

    Food and drink 7.75 /10

    The two restaurants of the Riu Bambu, the Colonial restaurant and the Mama Juana restaurant, offer cuisine of excellent quality.

    Spa

    The Renova Spa has a Jacuzzi, a sauna, four massage rooms where products from the Mary Cohr cosmetic brand (Paris) are used, and a beauty salon.

    Beach 7.50 /10

    The beach of the Riu Bambu is Playa Arena Gorda. With its translucent water and white sand, it is difficult not to be seduced ! The beach of the Riu Bambu hotel provides deckchairs and houses the water sports centre, which offers a wide range of activities.

    To know

    The Riu Bambu is one of the good hotels in Punta Cana. This large hotel with colonial architecture looks like a house coming straight out of a Walt Disney film. Lodging of excellent quality, upscale equipment, a variety of catering options, the Riu Bambu has many advantages. It is intended mainly for families and young couples. The disco of the Riu hotel complex is the most famous in Punta Cana.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, stretching, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, beach volley, basketball, sailing, kayak, dance, step, water-polo, fitness, sports

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium

    advantage

    • The hotel's location.
    • The great beach.

    disadvantages

    • Access to the airport.
    • The enormous size of the resort.
    • The lack of Dominican lifestyle in Punta Cana.

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Pascal C. Pascal C.  
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      • Package deals in mars 2015 Posted on 2015-07-04 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        hotel trés confortable, et le personel aux petits soins

      • Advantages

        les chambres, le personel, la restauration...

      • Disavantages

        il faut chercher pour en trouver...

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      • Overall Score 8.75/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
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      • Package deals in mars 2013 Posted on 2015-07-03 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

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      • Advantages

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      • Disavantages

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      • Overall Score 6.75/10
    • Carmen M. Carmen M.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in février 2013 Posted on 2015-07-02 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        super hôtel, tout est magnifique, propre , la nourriture extraordinaire très variée. j'ai passé 2 semaines super je retourne cette année en octobre

      • Advantages

        choix d'un restaurant de spécialité sur réservation le matin

      • Disavantages

        aucun tout est magnifique

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      • Overall Score 9.17/10
      • Package deals in décembre 2012 Posted on 2014-08-16 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        super classe et l animation au top niveau .Les animateurs sont tres bien comme angela ...La plage de sable blanc est trop belle.

      • Advantages

        tous se trouve sur place disco casino buffet bars

      • Disavantages

        la langue francaise n est pas courant

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      • Overall Score 9.29/10
    • Joseph M. Joseph M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2012 Posted on 2014-05-01 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        top super bien en bord de plage de sable blanc

      • Advantages

        soleil mer activite toutes la journee

      • Disavantages

        rien tous est bien etudier pour les clients

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      • Overall Score 10.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in septembre 2012 Posted on 2014-03-20 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        super complexe, des supers animations les gens sont géniaux là-bas; restauration, bar, discothèque, mer, plage, massage, activité sportif, attraction, excursion, tous cela étais une merveille franchement je vous le conseille vivement

      • Advantages

        piscine restauration excursion

      • Disavantages

        le temps en septembre, il faut faire attention

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      • Overall Score 10.00/10
    • Dimitri J. Dimitri J.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in septembre 2012 Posted on 2013-11-26 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Service est bon. Mais la cuisine est pas top. Tout est propre et le mini bar et piscine est clean. L'animation est bon pour les adultes mais moins bon pour les enfants.

      • Advantages

        service vue plage piscine mini bar all in formule propre

      • Disavantages

        animation cuisine douches magasin

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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
    • Carmen M. Carmen M.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2011 Posted on 2013-11-12 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Appartement/Chalet)

        Situé pas très loin de l'aéroport, l'hôtel est propre bien agencé .MAGNIFIQUE ETABLISSEMENT

      • Advantages

        nourriture excellente et variée,propreté, personnel poli et compétent.

      • Disavantages

        rien tout était parfait

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      • Overall Score 9.75/10
    • France J. France J.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2011 Posted on 2013-09-13 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Un personnel extrèmement souriant, qui vous acceuil en chantonnant, une infrastructure géniale par ses espaces, sa clareté et ses couleurs, des restaurants pour tous les gouts et des activités ou non activités à foison!

      • Advantages

        espace, propreté,nourriture

      • Disavantages

        pour moi, aucuns points faibles

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
    • Camille D. Camille D.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2011 Posted on 2013-07-21 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Hôtel magnifique, personnel très agréable et très disponible. Plage de sable fin extraordinaire et très bien entretenue...

      • Advantages

        Bonne animation, hôtel très bien entretenu et personnel très sympathique, plages agréable...

      • Disavantages

        Peu de personnel parle le français.

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      • Overall Score 8.25/10
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