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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection
Ranked #50 of 112 Hotels in Punta Cana
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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed...... 5* at its best”
Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

Wow wow wow!!!!!!
This has got to be the best overall experience ever!
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was a problem for ANY of the staff.
Room was spotlessly clean each and every day, the food was 2nd to none and catered for all tastes. Even the pickiest of eaters would not be disappointed. Butlers were on hand to help and grant most requests Emanuelle was the star amongst stars, this guy would go to any lengths to help.
Restaurants are too many to list but my god they were all spot on, the Don Pablo was our favourite.
The pool areas and the paths were jet washed nightly.
The whole place was that beautiful idyllic place were you can holiday with no worries and be rest assured that your holiday is one to remember

Only one downside....... There is NO TOPLESS BATHING in an adult only resort, but that's the only complaint after 2 weeks

And I am certain management will try and rectify this problem.

Would we go back.......? Hell Yeah, meeting some fiends there in the spring

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Tracey,
For all our team staff it is outstanding to know that in our Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection you have had the best experience ever. At Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts our main goal strives in providing memorable experiences to our distinguish clients.

Emanuelle will be happy to learn that you mentioned him as the star thanks you his helpfulness.

We feel proud to hear that you are returning to this hotel. Please don´t hesitate to contact us that we will be pleased to assist you.

Warm greetings,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Ok so were to start.. Well let’s start from the top.. When we arrived at the airport there was an air Transat person there to meet us all went smooth for baggage pick up and off to the bus we went. Great start so once we arrived we went to check-in at the front desk and an employee from the hotel lead us into this private area called our names and did all the check-in for us and off we went to our room.. Due to the fact we went with another couple and were placed in a different area all together. We went back to the front desk and tried to change our room to the same area as the other couple (well at least the same Building) so after a day had past the front desk called and told us our new room is ready sent a bell boy over, and we moved to our new home away from home.. So the following days we really just spent at the beach tanning and drinking, and swimming in the ocean. Every night there is one thing or another going on whether it is at the main areas or in the theater or you can just make it up as it goes even had a beach party and that was great … almost every night it does rain, well it did for our trip but we only got wet once in the 15 min rain shower as the rain comes when everyone’s sleeps it’s amazing.. Don’t go by the weather forecast as it’s always says rain. This is one of the best places we have stayed great service the staff are very friendly and the food was amazing. We also took in a game of golf the day before we left at LA CANA GOLF COURSE one of the best golf games I have played just because of the views from the golf course .. As my score was not so good. also very friendly staff and helpful that said the course could use a little more signs as too were to go, got a little lost going to the back nine.. so things to remember
1. Stay at the Amber (Don Pablo Collection) it’s the best without costing a fortune and is a Adult only resort.
2. Stay in building 64 closest to the beach & swimming pool and snackbar
3. Always leave a tip in your room everyday and you will have great service just a buck ..
4. Learn a little Spanish if you can ..
5. We had no issues with the time share people ..just say no and they leave you alone
So in conclusion:
It was the best trip we have had ever.. If you speak Spanish your set if you don’t then your set but it takes a little more time.. Not that many off the staff speak English and some don’t even understand it .. but we got by and I’m sure you will also.. I would just like to thank all the staff at the AMBER for making our trip one of the best and we will be back .. truly is a five star resort!!

Room Tip: building 64 is the best location ... close to everything you will need
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Dear Tim,

It is a pleasure to know that we have provided you days of genuine experiences at paradise.

Our Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar "Don Pablo Collection" team will be delighted and motivated with such nice comments.

Looking forward to seeing you soon again at Punta Cana!

Best regards,

Customer Service
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Adults only hotel. All areas very clean. All inclusive food and drink, no tummy upsets ate in 3 of the a la carte restaurants.The food was excellent quality, the food was not left out for hours as other all inclusives, the trays of food were changed on a timely basis and the old food was thrown out. Presentation of food was exceptional in all of the restaurants. The service was faultless ,wine or water topped up by the waiters without asking, discreet but friendly. My daughter ( aged 28 ) and myself spent many hours on the beach or in the pool one of which had sun loungers secured in only .5 of a metre deep which was wonderful. We met someone who had been there 11 times previously! We will definitely go back, holiday of a lifetime.

Room Tip: Block no 67 was wonderful by the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Carol,

We are very pleased you enjoyed the all-inclusive program thanks to our excellent food quality and exceptional service. We appreciate you have taken the time to let us know about your experience at our Hotel

We are looking forward to welcoming you once again!

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection, your adults’ only hotel in Punta Cana.

Best regards,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We had an amazing time at this resort, relaxed, enjoyed the pool, beach and all the amenities provided - the only down fall was that by 11pm all the Bars shut down? What is that we are baby boomers....in mid 40's and want to have fun! Otherwise all was good, same and people are just so friendly.....would have loved to stay longer.....will be back same time of year next June 2014!

Room Tip: we stayed at Villa 67 next to the Pool great Room - amazing....Thank you Rigoberto your the best for...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Doreen,

We would like to thank you for vacationing with us. It is great to read that you had an amazing time at our Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort.

We would like to inform you that our Lobby bar closes at 11:30PM, but then you may find an open one in Pueblo Principe and later on the snack restaurant.

For your next visit in our Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection, feel free to contact us prior arrival to arrange all the details.

Kindest regards,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Montreal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013

I have to say it's one of the best places I have been to; we were two friends travelling together and wanted to relax and enjoy the food. Nothing to complain about at this resort except one small comment that there was no much music playing by the pool and very limited activities. Zoomba with Jose was amazing; he is such a good instructor and is the only one bringing fun to the hotel in the mornings with yoga, Pilates, stretching etc and at 4pm with Zoomba :)

We did raise our comments to the management about the music, however it seemed like the upper management didn't want to play it because older people were complaining. It would be nice to listen to some relaxing Caribbean music while you are relaxing by the pool.

The food is amazing a lot of varieties, all the à la carte restaurants were good, and the best however was Don Pablo.

Rooms are always clean; they come in the evening to give you chocolate and new towels :)

We spent most of our time at the Bahia main lobby in the evenings as there were more things going on as well as dancing and shows.

People were very nice; the man doing the eggs in the morning is one of the funniest and happiest people in this hotel. (Can't remember his name) but he was bringing the sunshine to us every morning!

The entertainment team is amazing; they are friendly and nice to all the guests and make the best to make everyone happy! Special thanks to Jose la pantera, Carlos el spaghetti and Joaquin!

And the last but not least, I would like to thank the General Manager Jose Garcia Lima for listing to our comments and concerns while we were there and trying to do his best in accommodating us with professionalism!

We will return for sure!

Room Tip: Try to get the buildings that are closer to the pool so you don't have to walk too long.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Client,

It is wonderful to hear that our Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection is one of the best places you have been to. Our staff will be delighted to hear that you appreciate their work in making your stay a magical experience in the Caribbean. Your comments represent us an inspiration to continue striving towards excellence.

Looking forward to cater you once again!

Always at your disposal,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

Fantastic value for money. Very clean and friendly staff in general. Food OK but not great. Staff in the gourmet restaurants are not the friendliest but the best was the Garden Grill. The Ambar was nice being adults only but the Americans were very noisy in the afternoons around the pool bar.

Room Tip: Corner rooms ar best
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Chris,

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor and for mentioning our clean premises, friendly staff, and our great Garden Grill restaurant.

We would like to have the opportunity to welcome you once again at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection to experience the hospitality of our people, the quality of our services and facilities.

Best regards,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

We just returned from a 1 week stay from May 25th to June 1st at the Ambar. It's our 3rd time back to the resort and 9th trip to Punta Cana in 15 years. My wife and I have travelled to many Caribbean islands over 15 years and would like to present our thoughts for anyone considering a vacation here. Firstly, we were treated with incredible service by all their staff especially Idelin Mieses, the Guest Services Manager and Antonio (He took care of our check in process). Both Idelin and Antonio are great ambassadors for their resorts and more hotels should employ staff like them.
As for the Hotel, the Ambar is the best combination of luxury, service, dining and value for anyone considering an adults only resort. The resort is part of a huge complex which is much too large for my liking but at the Ambar and the Esmeralda (Family resort), the resorts are smaller and they occupy the section closest to the beach. The Ambar is the only resort that has more than ample space in the beach for everyone, no need to panic to get a beach hut, there is plenty. There are other 5 star resorts along the beach but many of them like Rui Palace and Barcellos do not have any beach huts which will force you to deal with the sun and lack of shade all day.
The restaurants in the Ambar side of the report are great but I would highly recommend the buffet, nothing beats their selection and quality. I would go on but there are too many things too mention but I will finish with this…It’s a great resort and worth the consideration by anyone that is in need of a great beach vacation.

HC
Toronto, Canada

Room Tip: Do not select a room backing onto the main ave where the train travels.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 8 June 2013
Dear Client,

We greatly appreciate you have recommended our hotel as the best combination of luxury, service, dining and value for anyone considering an adults only resort.

It is marvelous to hear that you were treated with an incredible service and it is wonderful to know that you lived a real Bahia Principe experience.

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection, the best only adults 5 stars in Punta Cana!

Always at your disposal,


Karen Mantilla
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Property: Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection
Address: Carretera Arena Gorda - Macao, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection)
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Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#12 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#30 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#45 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#47 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 528
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facilities and services 2 pool Sun terrace with sun umbrellas and loungers Relaxation zone with Bali beds Outdoor Jacuzzi BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts, multi-sports court Water activity centre Motorised water sports (additionalcharge) WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (free) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo 1 buffetrestaurant 3 speciality restaurants 4 bars 1 snack- bar Gazebo de bodas Smokers' lounge with bar service (cigar menu with additional charge) Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club, designed by Nick Price (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, karaoke, disco and casino. Rooms 528 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Ceiling fan Air conditioning Sitting area with sofa Terrace Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub and separate shower, hair dryer Bathrobe and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen TV Coffee-making machine Minibar Safe Butler service 24 hour room service Evening turndown service Pillow menu 2 disabled rooms for a maximum of 3 adults Prime location right on the sea front Exclusive lake-style pool Aroma menu WiFi (free) Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request ... more   less 
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