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Niagara Falls, Canada
Reviewed 23 December 2012

The grounds were very well kept and when you needed something they were quick to help and to rectify. The food was the same everyday never changed .A la Cartes were good but not what you expect in food choices for what they were called. Yes the rooms are outdated but they were fine other than the beds being rock...

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2Thank LeeW07
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2012

Was there in November. The club is nice, the beach is fabulous. But the food is a real disapointment. No variety, everything has same taste. At times food is not maintained at the right temparature, can be harmful to health. Personnel is polite but not doing the extra step. In my opinion, this club doesn't deserve a rating of 5...

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3Thank Marie979
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2012

I read a lot of the reviews on here of the Bambu before booking and I have to say as a whole they're quite accurate. I can see how some picky people can find a lot of things to dislike here, as it's not by any means a luxurious hotel. I think if you go with reasonable expectations though and...

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5Thank ella b
Fenelon Falls
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Well 1st off, I believe most people who write these reveiws and take the time to write them are people who for one reason or another are not happy, I'm a happy one. Just returned from RUI BAMBU and it was a great time, staff was awesome, grounds were spotless, pool was clean, beach was beautiful....this is a smaller resort...

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14Thank David H
Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 15 December 2012

We just came back from the RIU Bambu (Dec4-11, 2012) This was my second trip to Punta Cana and my boyfriends 3rd trip. We thought the resort was beautiful. We upgraded to deluxe so we would have the bar in room, which was nice. We had room 501, which was ground floor and close to everything. (restaurants, bars and beach)...

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5Thank Sherri2112
Cobourg, Canada
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Before you read.....please consider this was our first trip to Punta Cana and with the Riu Resorts. But it still our experience and we felt we must warn others when deciding to go to this resort. We only knew what we were told. We trusted what we were told. But for you....if this is your first time be aware not...

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12Thank Brooke M
Highland, Indiana
Reviewed 9 December 2012

The biggest complaint I had about the Riu Bambu occurred as soon as We arrived. There were almost no instructions of any kind. We were handed our key (There is a $10 deposit for 2nd key) and turned loose to find our own way to our rooms. No one offered to show us how to operate anything in the room...

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5Thank ScubaDave16
Skelton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2012

never had hot water even after complaining every day/night..reps spot on do everything they can to help.we got offered room change 2days before going home so it would of been a hasstle..the hygiene is not good at all as no one is made to use sanitisers but all in was a good chilled holliday..they have 5stars outside god knows why...

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1Thank debsnrom
Montréal
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Let's start by the good thing ... the beach is awesome and the pool's are great. But most of it, the group of people working at the entertainment they are very good. Lot's of activity for any ages and they do a great job with older people (over 65) The bad things are ... the room are terrible. I never...

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3Thank Clopin2810
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Just back from 2 weeks. Our 15th visit to same resort If you only travel once every few years and want to have an awesome expensive memorable vacation - go elsewhere. Riu Bambu is cheap for a major chain hotel. If you want to fly somewhere quick, have great weather, clean beach and wonderful staff -this is your place. Upgrade...

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet
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  • Tennis Court
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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 Int€™l. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more   less 

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Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: RM705 - RM1,507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Bambu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 740
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Also Known As:
Riu Bambu Punta Cana
Riu Bambu Dominican Republic
Hotel Style:
#61 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#62 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#64 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“none of the rooms are waterfront. 500 building is close to pools beach and restaurants.”
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