Not only does this place – voted one of TripAdvisor's top All Inclusive resorts – line up luxury suites, gourmet restaurants and a gigantic pool, it’s got a sandy beach as its front garden.
If there’s one word that fits this adults-only hotel, it’s luxury. It’s surrounded by lush gardens and is right on a white-sand beach, plus the bedrooms are all suites, with canopy beds and hydro-massage tubs.
There’s a huge pool, loads of sports and four à la carte restaurants here. To top it all off, it’s a 3-for-1 deal – you get full run of the facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro and the Punta Cana, next door.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Ultra All Inclusive. Buffet meals. Unlimited à la carte dining for dinner - reservations required. Snacks. Room service. Butler service on request.
Ultra All Inclusive. Unlimited national and selected international brand alcoholic beverages until 02.00 and soft drinks - 24 hours.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Great service - too bad for the seaweed.
I loved the hotel & the service is excellent. We stayed at Ambar 1 but Ambar 2 is much better & newer. Room was large bit shower had afoul smell of sewage when we ran the hot water. We avoided the beach since the smell of rotten eggs from the seaweed was nauseating. The workers were simply pushing the piles of seaweed around making the smell worse. OUr minibar was never re-stocked, I complained 3 times & then just gave up. The a la carte restaurants seemed all the same but Don Pablo was the best. Free wifi if you are at Ambar.More
This was our third visit to Ambar (we have stayed at the Bavaro also previously). Never gone back to a hotel before, so that speaks for itself. Check in was a bit chaotic. Together with another party from our flight we had to wait for quite some time in the lobby before we got our keys, wristbands etc. No reason for this delay was given except that our envelope was 'at another hotel' - why? We did get the gold wrist bands though I can't see there is any advantage to being repeat guests other than an invitation to a management cocktail party each Tuesday evening (we didn't go). Speaking of invitations, we were totally unaware that there is some sort of party on the beach every saturday night, till after we got back! No notice of this at all. As everyone says, this is a truly beautiful hotel. Ambar 2 is even prettier than Ambar 1 - the rooms are done out in lighter colours. We were in 81315 which overlooks the field at the back. I quite liked this as it was quieter than overlooking the pool and I sat on the balcony watching the birds. Everything worked well in the room - it all looked brand new to me. The air conditioning, which seems to bother quite a few people was if anything too cold at night. The cleaners seem to work all the hours of day and night did an excellent job. If they did forget to leave the water, then all we had to do was pop out into the corridor and ask for some. The food is excellent and a a very wide choice is available at all meals. I did prefer the Ambar 2 buffet to Ambar 1 as it is much smaller and quieter - unfortunately they closed it (and El Olivo) during our stay to consolidate the kitchens during this rather quiet time at the hotel. I would agree with many other reviewers that the food could be warmer - is this lukewarm food a cultural thing? By the way although El Olivo is sometimes described as a Mediterranean menu it was EXCACTLY the same as Don Pablo so don't bother going to both (as we did). I also liked the Brazilian Rodizio, but not the Garden Grill. We had some stonking thunderstorms and torrential rain: I do wonder what it is like at the (partially) roofless Garden Grill during a downpour? The beach is very good indeed. Yes there is seaweed but believe me a lot more is cleared up from the Ambar section of the beach than even the other sections of the GHP - let alone other hotels I saw. It does smell - if this is too much for delicate noses, then go to one of the pools. Throughout the day there were literally hundreds of sun loungers and thatched umbrellas still available. We used Ambar 2 pool exclusively. It was (mostly) extremely quiet, except for a couple of afternoons when some of our younger colonial cousins got rather excited about a) being able to like, have a drink, and b) chuck a plastic cup at each other. Cosmic. The pool is way too warm by mid afternoon. Swimming in it gives you some idea of what a tea bag feels like. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Ambar for couples. It might be a bit quiet for the younger party crowd, but my days of larging it are long over!More
sheffchick, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing service, fantastic care!!!!
We just got back from a stunning trip to Punta Cana. Due to medical condition of my wife we requested some adjustments in the last moment. We were absolutely happy shocked with a quick and amazing response from Ambar management to accommodate our needs. People are caring, happy and smiling. Beach service is outstanding, food at buffet is delicious and available almost 24/7. We got two restaurants - Japanese and Don Pablo without any problem to book trough one of service decks which are everywhere at Lobby /no lines up!!!!/.Room service is absolutely perfect - always clean and in time. Room is very spacious, shower and Jacuzzi is enormous. One little problem we found is the mini-fridge did not have enough cold temperature to keep drinks cold. But, that is just our preference. We did not hear any complaints from other people. We will definitely thinking for returning and bring our family members and best friends here. God bless you- Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar !!!More
nataliya20152015, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Ambar 1 a place of dreaming vacation
Indeed Punta Cana is a symphony of colours,wonderful celebration of sea and glorious beaches. Being for the 3rd time in vacation in Punta Cana this time I spent a dreaming 2 weeks holiday at Ambar 1.Comparing with Ifa Bavarro ,Grand Palladium already known by me,Ambar 1 is more comfortble,beautiful,relaxing,luxory location for an ideal place to spend your vacation. In stayed in Vila no.64 ,close to the beach and pool.Rooms are large,cleaned,quiet,mini bar completed daily,splendid view etc. A special note for rich variety of food-to be served at breakfast (mostly taken at Ambar's 2 buffet)lunch in a restaurant buffet close to the beach.For dinner according to my prefereances sent by e mail -10 days before arrival-I found restaurant a la carte's reservation when we checked in everything was prepared for us. From the restaurants I appreciated Brazilian one Rodizio and Italian-Portofino fir their excellent dishes,nice and efficient staff. Not the same opinion for Steack House(Esmeralda)where waited cca 40 minutes to be served a la carte. Concerning entertaiment possibility -very nice live music at Lobby,special shows same place or Beach Party every Saturday. Lots of seaweed on the beach in spite of almost 24/7 efforts to be cleaned .But anyway I enjoyed everyday swimming in the ocean.Water in the pool was too hot for me. At thus unforgetable experience a great role was a special professional help of Ms.ALBANIA MENDEZ GSA whose efficience and big smile solved always everything we needed.Once again my admiration and thanks for such a professional hardworkers.More
PARVAN I, BUCHAREST
Great Couples Vacation!
Overall this vacation was very enjoyable. The hotel rooms at the Ambar were spacious, clean and modern. The service in the rooms, at the pool, bars and restaurants were all top notch. The pool was beautiful, clean and relaxing as it is 18+ at the Ambar. The food was amazing and the restaurants were all great! If you are looking for a fun/relaxing vacation with your significant other, this is the place to be, but if you are single and looking for a party I would suggest going to mexico instead! Although the club at the Bahia was fun, but it only opens at 11:30pm. The only things that didn't please me on this vacation were: 1) There were any small insects on the furniture in the rooms (thankfully not in the bed though) 2) There was a lot of sea weed at the beach so I didn't spend much time there (not to mention that its hard to find a seat) 3) There are representatives of the privilege club in the lobby constantly trying to solicit you; asking you to go to a meeting to sell you "time shares" at the hotel (i was asked 8 times in 7 days). Overall though, it was a great vacation with my boyfriend!More
sarahtaub, Montreal, Canada
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