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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With pool towels, sunbeds and beach towel service.
Portofino Italian à la carte restaurant
An à la carte restaurant with Italian avant-garde cuisine offering pasta, pizza and delicious meats. You'll need to book a table to eat here.
Offering a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
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deluxe junior suite with balcony or terrace and whirlpool bath
Light, spacious tones with bold, dark furnishings, these deluxe junior suites come with either a balcony or terrace, offering that extra space outside, plus, you'll have a whirlpool bath. These suites also include, a king-size bed, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, bathrobes and slippers, and a minibar*.
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Well I'm halfway through my holiday as I write this You know when you go out for a meal and its beautifully presented but you taste it and it's Dissapointing? Well that's how I feel about this place. It's beautiful. Buildings Garden beach rooms lobby areas all beautiful. We are in Amber 2. Great for pool , 10 min walk to beach, golf carts always available to take you where you want to go. However something is missing, the fun element perhaps, some staff are lovely but they seem to be the exception. Food wise hit and miss, walked out the Rodizio restaurant waited for ages for our drink, this is the Brazilian one where they bring different meats to your table, the waiter poor man was rushing around like crazy by the time they got to us they had ran out of meat. Bad service ,very unorganised The buffets are hit and miss something for everyone how ever not very hot. My main gripe is there is not enough serving spoons 3 spoons for 6 different dishes. Come on this is supposed to be 5 star Ate my meal in Amber 2 last night my husbands drink came at the desert despite asking 3 different waiters and our dirty plates weren't taken away during the whole meal .not so much the waiters fault there wasn't enough staff Pool near beach at Amber 1 looks dirty and cloudy by mid day I wouldn't go in it Room is cleaned to a good standered however I just don't get the system for the mini bar. It's a great idea water juice pop bottle Vodka Rum and whiskey 1 packet of crisps restocked everyday however it's just a joke, we have had to ring everyday to get it restocked. It's so unorganised . Spoke to guest services yesterday about it, has made no difference One of the selling points when booking this holiday was the concierge service it doesn't work. Think some do get an actual butler we have a number to ring but it's not great This hotel sells itself as luxury it's not it's average Despite all this the sun is shining the beach is beautiful, the towel game is ridiculous however you can still get beds The guys that work tirelessly to rake the beach, and the gardeners are perhaps overlooked. They do such a good job. It's such a shame that this place doesn't work, it has all the ingredients but it just doesn't gel That said your holiday is what you make it but unfortunately we wouldn't stay here again. Like most people holidays are precious and we are making the most of itMore
2 relaxing weeks on beautiful Bavaro beach
Traveling from Halifax Nova Scotia April 5th to 19th, on Air Transat my wife and I stayed at the Bahia Principe Ambar, this was our 9th visit. This is our favourite resort and we are very comfortable here, the rooms are always clean, the service is consistently excellent and the beach and grounds are beautiful. To ensure reservations for al a carte one should send a request about a week prior to arrival. I found that the quality of food has improved at these restaurants Porto Fino (Italian), Rodizio (Brazilian), and the El Olivio (Mediterranean) restaurants, we had excellent meals at all 3 as well as at the Don Pablo (Gourmet), these restaurants are busier than in previous visits as they appear to be running at capacity. This does take some of the pressure off the main buffet, which is always one of my favourites as well. Breakfast is served at the main buffet in the lobby and also at the Rodizio where you can get an outside table overlooking the beach, this was our preference as we could stop here on the way to the beach in the morning. The situation at the beach is that if you really want shade it is best to go early, there are always people wondering around at 11 am looking for palapas, although it does tend to clear out in the afternoon. Also the beach area for Ambar guests has been expanded and now includes the area on both sides of the wooden walkway to the beach. I must say we have been fortunate with the weather in Punta Cana, as we had 2 weeks of beautiful sunshine and enjoyed walking the beach each day for exercise. The white sand goes on in both directions for miles, the beauty of the ocean the sun and the sand cannot be overstated. This is truly a relaxing place to vacation, I totally enjoy reading a good book while here and usually leave any I have read at the towel hut for others to enjoy. Having also visited the Ambar in November 2015, we had a beautiful week as well and, would like to acknowledge the exceptional service we received from Elvia who recognized us both and gave us both a big hug as we entered the Palmyra buffet escorted us to a table and personally made sure that all our needs were taken care of. Additionally when we returned to the buffet 2 nights later Elvia was watching for us and had a table waiting covered in rose petals,this is why we continue to return to the Ambar, the staff here are exceptional and they work tirelessly. I would also like to acknowledge Juan Esteban, Erikson, Robison, and Eduardo, who made us feel special when we visited the Palmyra buffet in the main lobby, I cannot say enough about the staff at the Ambar. Each day we would lunch at Las Brisas next to the beach and the service we received here was outstanding, we wanted for nothing as Victor Torres, Juan Sahmet, Maura, and Rafael took care of our every need. I feel I must also acknowledge that Victor also made our evening at El Olivio special, while dining with my wifeâs cousin and her husband from Vancouver. Will we return to the Ambar, I sure hope so! More
Great experience staff was excellent!
This was our first time at Grand Bahia Principe. We were upgraded to the Ambar which was an adult resort and it was a great experience! The hotel was beautiful and the food was great but the staff was absolutely the best! They were courteous, friendly offered service with a smile! The guys at Bar Flamboyan, Rigoberto, Carlos, Joan Carlos, Andres....they're our buddies now! The waiters and waitresses at the buffet were also great, Maria the girl who greets you at the door, Miguel, Jose, Eudy, Santos, Carlos.....all of them were awesome! We'll definitely be back! Saludos a los muchachos del Ambar 1 Y Ambar 2 gracias por hacernos sentir como en casa! Esperamos verlos pronto!More
Just returned from fabulous holiday at the Dom Pablo Ambar in Dom. Republic. to attend my son's beach wedding. Just couldn't fault anything. Wonderful people, service, beach and hotel. Would return tomorrow if we could.More
Valerie N, 227124
Would I go again ? Am afraid don`t.
We had our holiday from 8th of March ongoing for 2 weeks. We have stayed in the Ambar-2 building 84 room 109( the farest from the beach ) If it wouldn't had any shuttle it would take literally 15 minutes+ walking however thanks for the service it is pretty easy and convenient to get there. So lets begin : Arrival, easy peasy, we were greeted in Ambar 3, ( no dance whatsoever,although I have seen other groups arriving and a kind welcoming dance festival held in place ) Quickly got our cards and a guy took us in the building, placed our luggage neatly however you could spot immediately on him as he was waiting already for some tip, anyway he got it ( we was prepared ). Room tidy, clean, big and airy although on the very first day the whirlpool jet just fallen out, leading to soak the whole bathroom in a sec. We didn't bother to call anybody as it`s useless, very small for 2 person ( impossible ) and for one is pretty no reason at all to use it. We have read as much as we could prior our trip and knew that we had multiple special services such as butler, room service and so on included. We arrived late evening , without having booked anywhere in any restaurant therefore by enjoying our priviliges, asked for the 0-24 room service. The card was shocking, as in any motel I could access the same service which was, salad, burger, hot-dog and maybe some hot meal but definitely not anything to fit within the 5 star exceptional service.. But hey-ho, first day.. nothing to worry just a broken tub and an awful dinner so far..Not to mention that literally nobody speaks English( yes I know I am a stranger over there, but at least something... some sort of... would be helpful... Next day morning, wake up.. let`s head to the breakfast.. We had no idea whatsoever where to go, how to get there.. as the resort by no means HUGE! The shuttle map could replace for the Tube map in London easily.. Anyway.. by 20 min wandering.. which was following the people and hope they are heading to some sort of Restaurant :D We got there.. And again.. what a disappointment.. 2 slice toaster for the whole bunch of people.. I had a nice queue for about 10 min to get there, no bakery variety or to be precise yes there are, however could get the same in a 2-3 star breakfast too but definitely not a 5 star Adult only Resort. A hyper bored lady greeted me at the shake desk , regardless what have I asked, about the contents or flavors she knew the banana as word and that it, but I have to admit .. it was super tasty.. so got the 5 star. In overall the 5 star hotel super ultra hype everything barely reaches the 3 +half stars in my view but its OK.. you can live with it. Lets head to book some restaurants for the evenings... Disappointment 2.0 : By heading to the Concierge a young lady were greeted us with big smile who didnt speak in English , not even a word, however got somebody who told us to go just by behind us to the desks and reserve. 2 desk behind us, 1 empty the other had about again 10 people queuing. I was thinking, OK not to worry it is our holiday, relax. Pretty much 10 minutes after.. we still didn't even move, as everyone is booking for a week ahead or more. Giving up that for the time being.. lets head to the beach..Quick ride with a smiling guy, who again no hablas engliese.. took us to the beach, which is beautiful by every segment. Not just the beach but the whole resort is spotless! Employees like ants everywhere, working, cleaning. We had not seen any dirt in our 2 weeks stay which is a big thumbs up! The beach : It is not the Caribbean but the Atlantic so much bigger waves , windy, but at all means it is such a beauty. Was kind of annoying as we have booked to the adult only section, and the kids, were screaming around, next and nearby, in the water and so on.. anyway.. I`m not that picky.. Lunch at by the sea restaurant.. a simple buffet again no more than 3 star.. and definitely not 5.. Simple food, pizza, burger, salads, pasta, basic grilled meals.. nothing special but definitely did the job.. Afternoon back to the pool area next to the in between the ambar 2 and 3. Nice pool, clean, lack of shade, the parasols are hunted by the strangers who woke up at 5 am. Actually one day, just for simple curiosity, I did wake at 5 am and went to the pool area to "reserve" a place, and was shocked.. Guests like ants everywhere.. reserving shades, moving parasols, and by that time all.. repeat.. 5 am.. all the whirlpool area was booked..about 15 tents . I did wonder during our stay and yes.. pretty much every day the same ppl were staying on same place.. all day.. First dinner. Booked at 9 pm.. was so hot, couldn't get myself in a mood to get something for dinner earlier, although seen ppl who went for dinner at 7 or earlier.. anyway.. heading to the French at 9-pm.I have been turned back because my smart casual dress wasn't smart enough and had to take long trousers and long sleeve shirt at damn 30 degrees with the lovely humidity. I knew they are require smart dress, but couldn't imagine that, a smart polo shirt and a nice short wouldn't up for the task. I had one set of non casual smart dress set, in which i sweat as hell during the walk back and forth, and again.. the French restaurant was a huge disappointment.. for all the fuss before and during.. was not even reach a 4 star rate at all. Simple meal.. choose one out of 5 and that all. Home wine and off you go.. or get yourself charged with an extra rate to get something better... no thanks..Was expensive already .. By the time we finished the dinner.. after 10 pm.. during our lovely sweaty walk back to the lobby which luckily wasn't too far.. we realized.. quiet.. no music.. no entertainment but boring, half or already knocked out ppl sits on sofas and chat. In overall... This was continued for an other 2 weeks.. .. Good but far.. very far from exceptional or 5 star service, no entertainment at all or get yourself for dinner at 6 finish by 7 , sit in the ambar 2 lobby for 2 hours for some show and that all. or... regardless you have paid for adult only get yourself and travel the other part of the resort .. and admit that you are not in adult only anymore. Restaurants.. Bella Italia : Service, staff, food first class , the rest ( tried all of them during the first week ) are hopeless... Japanese, teppanyaki table 10 minutes boring show, and left you totally alone, Brazilian.. meat served on sword..why is so Brasil ?, French hopeless, no taste at all, Mexican.. made me run all the way home, and god know what else was.. 2nd week onward.. every single day.. we booked to the Bella Italia... was perfect.. oh forget.. Buffet..better not to say anything.. however I could hear that many people was OK with it.. but definitely not stands for 5 star.. but 3... Pool.. and its plastic cups.. I know it is the rule and safety.. but really.. ? cmon.. we are not in a hostel.. grow up and get some better plastic cups.. a guy couldn't do a caipirinha as by crushing the limes it did break the cup too.. joke.. and again not 5 star.. not even 3.. Let`s go shopping : We are in the home of tobacco..lets get an authentic cigar.. Arturo Fuente in question.. The first impression was it is imported even at its home country.. but anyway.. let buy some in the convenient cigar shop.. disappointment 22.214.171.124 it is much more expensive than back in England.. How come ? I could understand a Cuban cigar.. but not a home produce.. definitely not.. Rip off.. however no chance to get cheaper ( we took taxi , went to multiple shops, plazas and admitted that it is acts like a large cartel.. everyone in the area charges 10 times more than its original value of any product. A t-shirt for 70 , flip flop 80, hat 70 , snorkel 50 .. ridiculous.. anyway..we are on holiday.. not to worry about the money..we are harvesting them back in EU..joke.. So why the 3 star rating despite the experience is below than that : The whole experience in the Resort is 2-3 star but did increase the ratings to solid 3 the following : * spotless clean, friendliness,More
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