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LocationPunta Cana - Beach
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General policies & fine print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policies - Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Ratings & reviews
TripAdvisor traveler rating2161 reviews
A married couple in our sixties. Check in was OK and Elizabeth on the desk sorted out an excellent pool view deluxe room at the top end of the complex adjacent to a large swimming pool and the TAPAS diner. Please note it's a very big complex. In summary:- 1. The beach was magnificent with no shortage of sunbeds. 2.Pools around the complex were good, some livelier than others.There is a splash park for all RIU hotels at the rear of the NAIBAO hotel which is great for kids and parents. Entry is free to RIU guests. 3.Bars were well organised and professionally run. The main bar was great. 4 .The Entertainment team were fun and always tried to involve people without being pushy. Shows were OKish but tended to be low key when Pool parties were on. There is a FOAM PARTY venue for use of all RIU hotels in the vicinity, a visit can be described as breathtaking. They hold four parties weekly, two afternoon and two evening. Again, entry is free. 5. Food was good throughout the hotel. As well as the main buffet we used the SPANISH, the ITALIAN, and the STEAK al a carte which was the pick of the bunch. The latter had to organise a mini selection process around 18.00 hours in order to avoid disappointment later in the evening. 6. A Bamboo red wristband will allow access to the NAIBAO and we managed a long walk up the beach to gained access to the RIU REPUBLICA as they also used red bands. In summary we found all staff to be really friendly and professional and we had a great time.
Superb loved all it, chill or fun it's your choice !! We are in our mid 40s and loved the pool parties and all the fun but also had days around the quiet pool or the world class beach, staff were brilliant
We keep coming back to RIU Bambu for years, after trying many other resorts in DomRep and Mexico. Convenient small houses with private balconies facing quiet yards and alleys full of palm trees and birds. Great atmosphere, very relaxed. Kids friendly. Family oriented facilities and activities. Fantastic beach with plenty of sun but also shadowed spots. No individual palapas thou, but plenty of long chairs. I recommend watching spectacular sunrises, different each morning. Excellent food, although every year we find less variety. Still wide choice of various foods in all-you-can-eat buffets, many restaurants, convenient hours. Fast service. 24 h modest snacks available too. Small bar and fridge in each room. Rooms individually decorated daily or on special occasions as bdays or anniversaries. Too many technical problems which we found - a bad safe lock, clogged toilet, bad lock on balcony door, poor internet connection, noisy fan, dead power outlets, leaking faucets, broken TV remote - all these were immediately corrected after calling the reception desk. Immaculate room service once daily and upon request. Unlimited beach towel exchange is very convenient. Rich entertaining program, very colorful and vivid nightly shows are better and better every year. The dancers and acrobats are absolutely incredible. The staff entertainers are excellent too. They are outstanding polyglots who are well prepared to entertain multinational guests. Dancing to live music every night. And the theme Pool Parties are totally crazy!!!
Great vacation and stunning beach
Visited Riu Bambu in March 2020 just before world got quarantined and we couldn't finish our vacation due to evacuations :( Very lovely hotel, absolutely stunning beach and great food. We were 2 couples and 1 kid. Previously requested for our rooms to be near by each other and we got just next door rooms. Rooms are pretty clean and well maintained. Bar restocked regularly, if you are in the room while they are restocking, they are kindly giving you whatever you want more, we didn't want soft drinks they gave extra beers. Very lovely mades, cleaners and all hotel staff in general. Food was great and huge choice. Al a Cart restuarants also very tasty, but we preferred main buffet, because everyone could find what they fancy. Beach is just stunning, adorable palmtrees and pelicans. Plenty of sunbeds Pool with swimup bar was downside, dirty, spilled drinks, sand, but this is because of people around, drinking in the pool and leaving they dirty cups around... However every morning cleaners were working hard to clean up they mess.. We were using pool just next to it, it's a bit quieter and more kids friendly. Entertainment very active, super friendly with kids and all age are welcome to join activities. Evening entertainment shows are average .. best show was acrobatic show. We enjoyed a lot. Rest of them pretty boring, but we were enjoying our own company playing table games and having nice drinks from the bars. Overall DR is very beautiful country and we definelty will be returning.. I just really hope they will recover after this crisis.. Ending was very stressful for everyone, because we couldn't finish our vacation.. but still we were living out best life and enjoyed hotel and everything around.. P.S. Some tips 1. Bring a lot of suncream, it's very hot, even when is cloudy. 2. Use mosquito spray/wristbands. I was wearing bands on each leg and arms and still got bitten badly :( 3. Bring your own thermo cup. There is no beach bar and if you want to spend all day on the beach is better to have huge cup with you :) 4. Excursions are super expensive from TUI. We went with locals and were very happy.. And enjoy your holiday as much as you can, it's stunning there and it's very good hotel.. 🎉🥂 We ♥️ DR
After our flight being delayed and travelling all day we arrived at Riu Bambu. Immediately upon arrival we could tell that is was going to be a great holiday! Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, showing us where to go to our rooms. Bags arrived about 5 minutes after us, so was perfect. We unpacked and went for dinner, the staff in the restaurant we’re lovely, we left a tip on the first night then the following nights after the table we sat on had decorations all over it! It was incredible. All the restaurant were fantastic, our favourite was the steak house! The staff in all restaurant were lovely. The room were very spacious, and clean. We had a plumbing issue on one of the day that it rained but we rang reception and someone was with us within 2 minutes. Only problem that we did have was that the water slides weren’t very stable and I ended banging my head badly and knocked myself out but this isn’t a issue with the hotel as it is the site water park. We absolutely loved everything about this hotel, that we have already booked to go back next year! See you next year