Take it easy on a beachside sunlounger or get your heart racing with watersports – the choice is yours at the Riu Bambu. The hotel’s also got three pools winding through its grounds – including one with a swim-up bar – and a kids’ splash pool with mini waterslides. Inside, meanwhile, the whole place has been given a recent nip-tuck, including the bedrooms. What it means is you've now got swish new furniture and bigger TVs. And as for location, you're just a ten-minute walk to Caribbean Street.
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Full Board. Snacks.
Unlimited locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Double room sleeps up to 4, 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years-old with 2 double beds, ceiling fan, minibar - optics refilled regularly, iron and ironing board. Safety deposit boxes are available free of charge and are large enough to house a laptop.
deluxe double room
Deluxe double room sleeps up to 4, 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years-old with 2 double beds, ceiling fan, minibar - optics refilled regularly, iron and ironing board. Safety deposit boxes are available free of charge and are large enough to house a laptop.
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First family vacation - all good!
I can totally recommend this all-inclusive hotel to other family's that are looking for all-inclusive stays with their family. Honestly I did not expect too much about this vacation, well I must say I just kept my expectations low. So it was not hard to exceed them. But I must say, we had a very good vacation and we are thinking about to repeat it. We are suprised, that we liked the 'all-inclusive' type. All rooms are more or less the same for family's. Nothing specaial, but totally ok. Cleaning lady always prepares a surprise in your room with your towels. Very sweet. Buffet is good. But then you have 4 restaurants to chose of (Italian, Asia, Steak house or mexican. All of them were good. I preferred the italian kitchen most. The only thing, you have to make reservation for the restaurants. The process is a little complicated and sometimes it is fully booked for days in advance. Other than that, no complaints. Poolbar is cool. Entertainment is real fun. Our little one was totally happy and if you book via TUI you have perfect service from them at the hotel itself. And, what I totally liked was the mini bar in the room. a bootle of Rum, Vodka and two other alcoholic bottles for consumption in each room. Never saw this before! Cool!More
Nice pool area and beach
I enjoyed the resort with a nice pool area and beach. The pool bar had a nice selection of drinks and you didn't have to wait very long. The room we had was open concept with only the toilet enclose which we would not have chosen but we made due. It is a large resort and our room was almost the furthest from the beach. As for the food in the buffet it was alright but not great. Overall this was a good resort for the price.More
WIRelaxed, Fond du Lac, WI
Not a 4 star but okay
The rooms are a bit small but clean. The mattresses were very hard. We stayed in the 3000 building. A bit of a hike to the pool and beach area. The grounds are well kept and the beach is great! The staff were friendly enough. If we would have stretched our budget a bit, I definitely would have upgraded. But all in all it was a decent place to vacation in paradise.More
Value only counts if you get something in return
The water isn't safe to drink, and neither is the food. But don't worry it's hard to eat food that tastes so horrible. I lost weight during this trip not just from the terrible food but from the diarrhea it gave me and all eight of us on the trip. If I died and was reincarnated into an infectious disease this is where I'd live. Oh yeah when I went to rinse my bathing suit out on the last day roaches crawled out. If it were anything but the last day it would have bothered me.More
Rdudas, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Not a 4 star Hotel!
We have just returned from a 14 day holiday at the Rui Bambu. As a party of 8 we booked this holiday 30 weeks prior to departutre paying over 3k per couple. The holiday was booked through Thomson and is advertised in the brochure as 4 star + Having stayed in many hotels in many countries we didnt believe this hotel to be anything more than a 3 star and was left a bit disapointed. You would expect to have at least 1 WOW factor during the holiday but we did not experience that. However we made the best of it and had a fab time all 8 of us. Our age ranges were from late 40's to late 70's. The flight and transfer were exeptional, we have never experienced anything less with Thomson. ARRIVAL: Greeted at the hotel by staff that were friendly and helpful, our luggage was taken to our rooms swiftly, two of our elderly guests needed assistance and room changes were made to accommodate them as they needed to be on the ground floor. ROOMS: The rooms were dark and dated and certaintly were not to a 4 star standard, being in the Carribean you would expect rooms to be bright and airy (as we have experienced before in other Carribean destinations) but this was not the case. The rooms were spacious and clean but were in desperate need of updating. All woodwork was dark oak which was marked and scratched. The bathroom had a over the bath shower which had a horrible smell, tiles were chipped, and mould around the bath. Floor tiles were chipped. Towels were old and tatty and could of done with replacing. We had a lovely lady that came each day to clean and change the towels. The room had an over the bed fan and air conditioning (the air con did break on one day, but was fixed within 15 mins of reporting it). Plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. You only receive 1 key for each room which can be a bit of a pain at times. DINING: There are two main dining area's which offer a wide range of food to accommodate most people, the food sometimes is not as warm as you would like it to be but they never ran out of anything, you just had to time it right when the fresh food was being filled up. The staff were always lovely and polite, look out for little Edward in the main Restaurant he was an absolute darling. The dining area was always clean too. AL A CARTE: This is where the Al a carte experience lets this hotel down. You would expect that little bit more with booking something a little bit special but this is not the case. They have 4 Al a carte restaurant's 1. Asian: Buffet style which includes, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese but the choice is limted. 2. Mexican: Buffet style with plenty of choice. 3. Italian: Buffet style with limited choice. 4. Steakhouse which was 'Al a carte' with waiter service, no choice of starter but a choice of three meats each served with a Jacket Potato (cold) and 1 small corn on the cob. The steak was cooked beautifully but all steaks came out the same regardless of how you asked it to be cooked. The staff were lovely in all 4 Restaurants but you didnt get anything extra that you wouldnt of got in the main Restaurant. DRINKS: The drinks we believe may have been watered down as they were quite weak even if you doubled your drink. (were not alcoholics! but it would of been nice to taste the Rum) this became aparent on visting the neighbouring hotel and tasting their coctails. We did this most evenings as it forms part of your all inclusive and the ambience is much nicer. The swimming pools are lovely and always being cleaned and tended too, the main pool does become a little noisy and overcrowded, but that is to be expected in a hotel of this size. The beach was beautiful, the sea (Atlantic) this side of the island was a little choppy. The grounds of this hotel are lovely, well maintained and looked after. Pathways are always being cleaned and trees chopped and hedges trimmed. The entertainment was ok, the team try to involve people into activities and there is plenty going on. It may sound as if I'm being critical but I just wanted to give an honest opinion, we did have a great time but we did think we were getting a 4 star hotel but this is not the case!More
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