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Timbucktwo
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Good location to Punta Cana airport. Don't stress over the arrival documents at the airport. They don't even check to see what you filled out on the government forms. The D.R. only cares about the $10 entrance fee into the country. We stayed at the RIU Bambu. The place is clean. Staff is okay. We felt safe. The staff doesn’t...

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6Thank yomon_2012
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Pros- Beautiful beach Tons of palm trees Get the Deluxe room, it is so nice Great shower in room booze dispenser quiet Cons- No bacon for breakfast food poisoning for 3 nights- some meats where no recognizable! rooms not cleaned til 3PM sometimes hard beds!

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6Thank VickiLy
Chesterville, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We have just returned from a week at the Riu Bambu, Punta Cana, I had read some of the horror stories previously posted on trip advisor regarding the hotel and was a little worried about going there. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised, our room was at the back of the resort, (the newer buildings) so it did...

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10Thank Susan S
Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Reviewed 19 February 2013

First of all, I want to start off by saying that I am usually the first to write a stunning review and give credit where credit is due upon returning from a vacation. This, however, is not one of those reviews. We have been on several Apple Vacations and they all exceeded our expectations. I have always been pleased with...

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4Thank bflgirl1
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Just came back after a week at the Riu Bambu on Feb. 16, 2012. In this hotel, the newest rooms are at the back of the resort and are an upgrade....well worth it...and it takes 5 minutes to walk to the lobby (not the 10 to 20 minutes from previous reviews....we timed it) humongous tiled shower, very clean and, on...

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4Thank Frenchie58_13
bridgeport,wv
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Check in at the RIU Bambu went quickly. We were greeted in the lobby with cold drinks. The rooms were not ready yet so we proceeded to eat. The resort is one of several RIU's in a row along a great stretch of beach. The Bambu is small and easy to get around in. Our room 1905 was situated close...

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8Thank par8headwv
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We just came back from a week at the riu Bambu in punta Cana. We went with a group of nine friends. The beach and location was amazing. Deluxe rooms were great and were cleaned daily. Never had to worry about the bar getting restocked. George at the pool bar was fantastic as was Marino and Edward, our favourite bartenders....

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10Thank K G
hamilton,ontario
Reviewed 16 February 2013

We stayed at the Riu Bambu Feb 1-8. I would rate this hotel about 3.5-4. We have travelled for many years and this was our second time to Punta Cana. We travelled with 2 other couples. Bus ride from the airport is about 45 mins. Upon arrival we were greeted with a fruity drink and check in was very quick....

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7Thank princessbarbie10
Wi
Reviewed 16 February 2013

I have never written a review before but with some of the negative ones on this resort felt it was a good time. This was 10th year of going to all inclusive resort with group of friends. The 6th RIU that we have stayed at. We were in the 2900 block area of resort which is the older area. The...

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2Thank WJCWI
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 16 February 2013

First (and last visit) to this property, went with a group of seven ladies. For the good: the beach is beautiful with plenty of lounge chairs. The pool area was also very nice. The hard working entertainment staff is very friendly and actively tries to engage visitors to participate but is not so intrusive to annoy. Some activities we enjoyed...

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Located in Punta Cana * Situated on Arena Gorda Beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Within the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Taino and Riu Naiboa hotels * Main building and 1-story bungalow complex * Surrounded by 46,000 m2 / 50,300 sq. Yards of palm groves, adjacent to the beach * 50 km / 31 miles from Higley * 600 m / 1,980 ft. From Caribbean Street * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Int€™l. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more   less 

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Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $223 - $493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ClubHotel Riu Bambu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 740
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Also Known As:
Riu Bambu Punta Cana
Riu Bambu Dominican Republic
Hotel Style:
#65 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#67 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#68 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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