Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar
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Great luxury resort. This resort is suited for couples who are wanting a relaxing and quiet getaway in Punta Cana. It should be advised that this resort is quieter than other resorts in Punta Cana. There aren't as many activities or entertainment held here. The beach area is very big, so there is plenty of places to lounge. Amazing and luxurious rooms. There are great buffet items available. The a la cartes are also top-notch. Make sure to check out the French Gourmet Restaurant. Very friendly staff.
This is my second trip to the Dominican Republic. I travelled from January 9th to the 16th and stayed at the Ambar Blue. PROS: The service was excellent. Check in was quick and efficient. Our room was in block 65 and was a 3rd floor room. The room was quiet, clean and had no issues throughout the entire stay. All hotel staff were friendly and willing to accommodate your needs or requests. The adults only side of the beach was beautiful, a large area and there were available chairs with shade. Not one day was the beach completely full to capacity. People do reserve spots. This was not an issue as there were so many spots to choose from. CONS: Unfortunately during the week I visited the weather was not good. It rained every single day, multiple times during each day. When it did not rain, the wind gusts were high and it was cool the entire week. This may of contributed to the availability of beach chairs. The food in both the buffets and the specialty restaurants was not very good quality. There is a large selection of options, but the food was not good overall. A lot of the food was not very warm and most of the food in the buffets was soggy. My husband does not drink beer or wine, which is all that is offered in either the buffet or speciality restaurants. When he would request a simple rum and coke, he was told the only dinner drink options were beer or wine. He ended up having water with his meal, each and every dinner no matter where we ate. The overall food quality and lack of drink selection is why I am only giving this resort an average rating. I will not return to this resort.TIP: You must book reservation requests on line prior to going. If you do not do this, you will spend a couple of hours at least trying to get this accomplished. There are only two staff members who deal with restaurant requests and there was always a line up in the lobby.
2nd time in resort and we will definitely be returning in the future.On the whole food has been excellent and plenty of choice throughout the complex. Some new additions this year Fantasia opened in November and looks fabulous great place for families to be. Service has been good too especially Natalia in Amber green bar she's a shining star. Amber blue buffet restaurant staff also deserve a huge thank you for keeping our morning coffee topped up along with the breakfast omelette chef.
We have come here on recommendation to celebrate a 65th birthday and a wedding anniversary and have read others reviews. We contacted the hotel 2 weeks in advance and asked for 2 rooms together in amber green on an upper floor. We also requested a choice of a LA carte restaurants which we appreciate they may not be able to do. They responded telling us that our requests had been received. We arrived 16/01/17 Rooms two blocks apart, one on upper floor one on lower floor. Robes in one room but no slippers, neither in the other room. The fridge in one room had not been restocked. No pool towels in one room two in the other. Restaurant bookings made in only two and not what was requested. Bottle of bubbly and banner in the birthday boys room nothing in wedding anniversary room. Spoke with our TUI rep who has resolved our issues to our satisfaction. The hotel itself is lovely and the staff are friendly. Small buffet was very disappointing last night, appreciating that a lot of guests arrived simultaneously however that should not spoil the guest experience. The food in there was of a poor quality and some of it was just left to dry out and was unappetising. Drinks servers have difficulty understanding (I had to write down Vodka and tonic and ended up with Vodka and Water!)We have been regular visitors to Dominican Republic and know we will enjoy our celebration. I can only say that our first day and a half wasn't what we expected but hopefully we can enjoy the rest. It's 8.15 in the morning, nice breeze and the sun is out. About to go for breakfast and relax. Providing we don't encounter any more issue, I won't be commenting any further. We don't complain for complaining sake. My rating is only how I see it now they have 12 days to gain the other two points And relax....
This is only our second all inclusive and thoroughly enjoyed the resort. The buffet food was just ok,the restaurants being better. Our only complaint was the fact that the day after we arrived we realized our phone didn't work. It took them late in the next day to tell us it couldn't be fixed..we could move to another room. I was afraid and not anxious to pack up again and move so we stayed put. So in hindsight we should have moved because it was a bit of a pain without a phone for room service etc. I loved Ambar blue in comparison with green etc....so close to the beach but the pool was too loud for my taste.
Got a great deal through Air Canada vacations and stayed a week at the Bahia Ambar. Our stay started off a little rocky - our shower head was missing from the room, the door wouldn't lock properly, the wifi code didn't work, and our view overlooked a ratty looking field.I visited the front desk for help getting my room door fixed (because no one answered the phone), and was sent back and forth between Ambar Lobby 1 and 2. When I finally did get the attention of a manager I was told to relax and go enjoy dinner. I wasn't entirely comfortable with the fact that they expected me to leave things in my room with the door unlocked so we ended up staying in to order room service.Once these maintenance issues had been addressed our stay improved considerably. The Ambar section of the resort is lovely and the food was quite good.Pros: Food at both of the Ambar buffets was good and staff was super friendlyThe Spin class in the main pool was a fun workoutOur room was a good trek from the beach, but the walk was really nice and the shuttle was frequentWi-fi was fast and reliable (once we got a code that worked)Live music in the Ambar lobby in the evenings was goodCons:The casino was awful - a few dusty old slots that pays out in tokensThe guys selling off-resort visits in the public "Pueblo Principe" area were vaguely threatening. I wouldn't recommend visiting it when there's not a crowd
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Daily
- A la carte dinner with reservations
- Unlimited domestic and international beverages
- 1 hour per day Non-motorized water sports:
- Boogie Boards
- Scuba lesson in pool
- Tennis Day and night (1 hour limit)
- Mountain bikes (1 hour free)
- Daily activities
- Dance lessons
- Nightly entertainment
- 528 rooms
- 1 Buffet restaurant (International)
- 3 a la carte restaurants (Gourmet, Italian)
- Snack bar
- 3 bars
- 1 pool
- Internet station (fee)
- Room service
- "Pueblo Principe"-located at the entrance of the complex offering the following facilities: Disco, Piano Bar, Karaoke Bar, Sport & Snack bar, Photo shops, Internet services, medical services, Casino, and Gift shops.
Junior Suite with balcony or terrace:
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed and 1 double sofabed
- 1 full bathroom with hydromassage tub and separated jet shower with hydromassage
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Plasma television with satellite
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe
- Max occupancy 3
Stay at 1, Play at 4! - Guests have access to the facilities of the Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana, and Bavaro including: Amphitheatre, Tennis Courts, Mini-golf, water sports and diving centre, Spa, Gym, Meeting rooms, and gazebo for weddings. (Does not include buffet restaurants.)
Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of rum and fruit basket in room. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in.
Weddings - Special package available. Please inquire for details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Luxury Bahia Principe AmbarPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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