Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar
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- All Inclusive Features
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.
Hotel was very nice,but service at in the buffet area was lacking.Resort was huge and buildings were hard to find especially alacarte restaurants.The night entertainment was not the best.The employees were lacking English language,so it was very frustrating to communicate.There are 5 types of feasting bugs on this property,our friend got mutilated her first night just sitting in the hotel lobby area playing cards after a rain storm.Make sure you bring bug spray,a must.You can't feel the bites.End result was a 1000.00 doctors bill.Overall resort is nice but much too big and the beach area was very small.I will give the resort a 4 star.I will not be going back to this resort due to the fact the resort was too big,weather not a guaranteed and spent a lot of time on the shuttle.
From the day we arrived, our stay has been a comedy of errors. Misplaced reservations, incorrect dinner reservations, poor food, poor service, you name it and it went wrong.The resort is very large, to the point where even the staff couldn't tell us where the restaurants were. We got the runaround for 40 minutes until we finally found somebody who knew where it was. We were told to take a trolley, the trolley driver told us to just walk. Finally, we found someone who had a vague idea where it was. We were driven to the place and pointed to where the restaurant was and it turned out to be the bathrooms.We tried to make birthday dinner reservations offsite and they looked at us like we were talking an alien language. I finally convinced them to make the reservations and they did it on the wrong day. Tried to get it fixed and once again was given the runaround for an hour to get the issue fixed.While the staff was mostly friendly, with the glaring exception of a few who were downright rude, they obviously weren't happy to work here. Very few smiling staff members and most wouldn't even meet your eyes and return a friendly hello.I'm not a fan of buffets, you sacrifice quality for quantity. But that was the only option for breakfast and lunch. The buffet food was bland and just edible at best. The dinner restaurants weren't much better.I've stayed in many resorts around the world and this was easily the worst one I've stayed at.
our second trip here in 2 years proved to be very similar to our first 2 years ago, when we stayed at the Esmeralda. The ALC restaurants were generally excellent, the breakfast and lunch venues all suffered from food being luke warm unless you had something that the chef was cooking on the spot.There was a huge choice of food and the salads werevery good. desserts were a bit samey.The bars served a good variety of "top of the shelf " drinks although the pool bars served local products that tasted watered down.The staff were once again excellent, cheerful and helpful and a credit to the hotel.The entertainment was okay,"michael Jackson" and the solo guitarist being exceptional.The big problems are the rooms and the pool.Our room,62112 was ground floor as requested but felt very damp, which we put down to humidity. It wasn't until we were near the end of our stay that we realised that the walls and ceiling were showing mould(the room was very dark and my eyesight isn't what it was!) and our suitcase had also grown mould. The bathroom shower was loose on the wall and the water pressurelow,probably due to water coming from various fittings on the way to the shower head.The pool was kept beautifully clean, but is in need of a refurb,there is mould,especially around the swim up bar,there are tiles missing and masonry crumbling.It was quite slippery and several people fell.One of the hand rails on the steps was very loose,they removed it but left the fittings under the water in place,an injury waiting to happen.They really should close the hotel and carry out refurbishment to both rooms and pool, I don't suppose this will happen, it's too much of a cash cow,but things will only get worse.I must point out that the public areas were immaculate and the whole complex kept very clean.Sadly,we won't be returning until the problems are addressed.
This was our first visit to a Luxury Bahia Principe hotel, and will not be our last, most likely back to same one next year. Normally we rent condos in Punta Cana, but went with 2 other couples that wanted the all inclusive aspect. We arrived around 1pm and were quickly found a room that was ready, so we could get out and enjoy the beach. We stayed in unit 64, 3rd floor, right beside the Amber Blue pool, and the beach. Great location for us, as we spent a lot of time at the beach or pool. We did experience the race for chairs in the wee hours of the morning. We rolled with the flow, as it says no reserving, but everyone does, so we played along. Staff at this resort are fabulous. Starting with the super happy Miguel at the fresh omlette station, to Juan getting us drinks at the buffet, to Francisco and his animation team, to Jose at the beach/pool bar, to Cesar at the suntan lotion station, we were always greeted with a smile, and made to feel like family. There are so many other staff to mention, it's hard to name them all, but they are all a big part of how this place runs so smoothly. Food overall was better than average, and better than I was expecting. Normally I hear of how bad the food is at All-inclusive resorts, but we were quite happy. There's healthy food, fried food, and everything in between. Desserts a plenty for every meal. Overall bar service was good, sometimes have to wait a bit, but for free drinks, thats understandable. A la carte restaurants we didn't book until we arrived, so we couldn't get in until day 5 of our 10 days. We were needing a table for 6, so that may have played a factor in that. Don Pablo was our favourite, with superior service above Le Gourmet and the Italian one. We had a great time at the Mikado Japanese restaurant, just ask for a table with a show, so you can watch your food cooked right in front of you. Very funny chef as well. Bring lots of 1's for tipping, as it's quite common, and you will get better drink service by doing this. Salaries in DR pale in comparison to anybody visiting, so it's nice to know you are actually helping a person or family, not just padding someone's bank account back home. The staff live on very little in DR, but are always smiling and genuinely wanting to you to enjoy their Country. The least we can do is help them out with some tips. Hotel is extremely clean inside, and extremely manicured outside. Lots of pools to pick from, but we stayed at the blue pool right beside our room. Really enjoyed the cappuccino machine in most lobbies, just wish they were out in the evenings also. I could go on and on, but I will save more for after our return visit next year. So glad I was able to meet some new friends during our stay this year.
As always I loved the Luxury Bahia Principe chain, everything went smoothly. Rooms were great, the mini bar was not restocked daily but we didn't use it a lot. The air conditioning is VERY LOW everywhere in the complex. In the room as in the restaurants, in the summer it felt very uncomfortable trying to eat in this heat. The only "problems" that I encountered was the lady at the Ambar one reception had absolutly no interest in helping me and made me wait 20 minutes (I was alone) to serve me. The other thing is we had to be in the hotel lobby for six a.m there was no coffee/water/juice available. I can understand if we were only 5 to leave but we were over 25 people waiting. Other than that it was a great trip, I will be back in the Bahia Principe chain!P.S. I needed medical assistance during my stay ($), Dr. Perez was great , made me feel comfortable and treatment went very well!
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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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