You’ll spend your days sipping cocktails at swim-up bars and sunbathing on the beach when you stay at the ClubHotel Riu Bambu.
Although the ClubHotel Riu Bambu is in a popular part of Punta Cana’s coast, it’s shrouded in 46,000 square metres of tropical gardens, so it feels pretty private.
There’s a beach right on the doorstep of this hotel. And not just any beach. The name of Arena Gorda translates as ‘fat sand’ and it’s a kilometre long.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board. Snacks.
Unlimited locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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The outdoor pool comes complete with swim-up bar and in-pool loungers.
Riu evening entertainment programme
The entertainment programme plays host to live music and shows every evening.
The Casino is at the nearby adults-only Riu Palace Macao.
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double room with balcony or terrace
Traditionally furnished with a modern twist, these double rooms come with either a balcony or terrace, offering that extra space outside. You'll also get a queen-size bed, and air-conditioning.
suite with balcony or terrace
These suites come with either a balcony or terrace, offering that extra space outside. You'll also get a double bedroom, an extra bed, and air-conditioning.
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Would not rate 5*
Me and my partner went for 2 weeks at the beginning of October and I was so disappointed with the hotel, not only are the staff rude, they never smile unless your Spanish or have a large tip waiting for them.. if not then they don't want to know! The pools are disgusting dead bugs floating in all of the pools and the bar pool smells of Urine from where people stay in it all day everyday, I did not see it being cleaned once in the 2 weeks we were there! My partner got an ear infection from the dirty pools and we both suffered from upset tummys for the whole of our holiday!The hotel itself and room was spotless could not fault it, the maids work very hard and do a great job! If your looking for a relaxing holiday, look again!!More
Just returned from a lovely 2 week holiday at the Riu Bambu. From start to finish we couldn't have asked for anything else, check in was quick and the staff were friendly and always said hello and smiled. There was a wide variety of food and the Asian was especially exceptional! Drinks were plentyful and tasty and service was quick. Rooms were nice and big and clean. Beds comfy. The animation team worked very hard and there was always something going on, the pool bar was busy due to the atmosphere (which was amazing) but if you wanted a quieter time there were quite pools also. The beach was amazing and we would recommend doing the excursions - saona trip was fabulous! (Although don't pay for the Thompson exclusive as our friends did that for double the price of ours and ours was better, this was through the tour operator and not the fault of the hotel). The hotel is secluded so there is nothing in walking distance except for a nightclub, this honestly was not a problem to us as we were more than happy with the hotel and entertainment. But with this is mind there is a free bus from the hotel to downtown Punta Cana and back daily. The only thing that we would recommend is to make sure that you take plenty of lotions and potions (including a hat) it's so hot that you need plenty of sun cream. (We ran out and had to pay 25 dollars for cream that we could get back home for a couple of quid) We made some great friends on this holiday and had a great time, we would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel what so ever. (We didn't want to leave). All in all a perfect holiday, great hotel and extremely friendly hardworking staff - we will return without doubt and have had problems reading the negative comments on here as we don't have any! Hats off and Salut and Gracias to all the staff at the Riu Bambu! X More
Fantastic Anniversary Vacation
Don't believe any negative feedback re: this resort. Just got back yesterday from a 7 day stay. The resort had our room all decorated with balloons, a special gift and sentiment card, to celebrate our anniversary. The food would put a Michelin restaurant to shame, with both variety and taste and the "animacion" team, were the busiest and nicest people on the planet. The drinks were great and the weather was warm and sunny most days. Yes we saw cats around, but I'd rather see them than mice or rats. Our sunwing rep. was very obliging and knowledgeable, re: trips and any questions we needed help with. We had a really great time and will be back.More
Dottie N, 154998
We stayed in the Riu Bambu last August (2015). Resort is quite big. Main pool gets very busy and quite hectic but people are on holiday so are only having fun. Food at the buffet wasn't the best-very repetitive. Restaurants nice-steak house our favorite. Room was spotlessly clean and minibar was restocked daily. The beach is absolutely beautiful-plenty of sun loungers for everyone. Entertainment could have been better. Staff are great-they work tirelessly for upto 216 hours per day yet are always polite and smiling and cant help you enough. Caribean street is great for gifts-warning though, don't use the cash machine there as my card was cloned after using it. All in all a fab holiday.More
From start to finish the holiday was amazing, smooth check in, clean rooms and a beautiful location. The beach was beautiful one of, if not the best I've been on. The pools were lovely, spent most of the time and the kids pool with my 6 and 4 year old but if you want something more lively the main pool had music playing. Sports bar was brilliant and the staff always had a smile on their faces. I would recommend this hotel and will definitely return in the future More
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