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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection
Ranked #48 of 111 Hotels in Punta Cana
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Top class stay”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We always stay at the Gran Bahia resorts and we have not been disappointed at any of them.

I loved this resort, most of the staff we encountered we're great. Especially Biana at the pool bar at the Ambar, she looked after us and made sure we always had a drink without even asking. 5* service. Also Hector in the restaurant was always full of fun.

Our room was lovely and always well cleaned and fresh towels when needed. Our fridge was always restocked. When we arrived they had decorated our room and left a gift for our anniversary which was a great touch.

All our requests were kindly meet including restaurant reservations and so on, thank you.

The food was amazing and oh my good the cakes are delicious! It's so hard to choose from them. Well done to all the hard working chefs.

I really can't complain about 1 thing. I would recommend to anyone.

Thank you and keep up the fantastic work. See you next year!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Viancagraciano, Customer service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Cameron,

It is a real pleasure to know that you spent a amazing time with us.

I greatly appreciate that you have chosen once again one of our Resorts as your holiday destination. Thank you for highlighting our clean rooms, amazing food and wonderful staff, especially Bianca and Hector, they going to be very happy with this comments.

As a repeater client your opinion is very important to us. It is thanks to guests like you, that our Company has reached the success and gained prestige through the last years.

The happiness is in your heart get it all the time!!!

Have a greart day!!!

Aynes de la Cruz
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

To start off I have to say that the Bahia Principe chain is fabulous. I have been to the Punta Cana, San Juan and Mayan Riviera locations, and they never cease to impress.

I have been to the Abar location twice and have enjoyed all of the inclusions it provide. the rooms are fabulous, the a la carte restaurants are plentiful and offer great service and food!
The people that work there are wonderful. The beach in front of the property is the only thing I would say I would like more of. The beach is receeding. It's a shame as the whole property is great. don't get me wrong, there is plenty of room around to sunbath and the stretche of beach for walking is endless.

I would go back, again, tomorrow.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Viancagraciano, Customer service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Emmy,

It is a real pleasure to know that you spent a great experience with us.

I greatly appreciate that you have chosen once again one of our Resorts as your holiday destination. Thank you for highlighting our fabolous rooms, great restaurants and wonderful staff.

We feel glad that you find some aspects worth mentioning.

As a repeater client your opinion is very important to us. It is thanks to guests like you, that our Company has reached the success and gained prestige through the last years.

You are a treasure for us!!!

Have a beautiful day!!!

Aynes de la Cruz
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My girlfriend and I just got back from the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, and for the second year in a row had an amazing vacation here at the Ambar. The level of service and attention to detail is excellent. All the staff seems happy and goes out of their way to serve you and make you feel at home. The resort grounds are beautiful, pool is excellent, and beach is amazing. At the Ambar you never have to worry about finding a seat at the pool or the beach, there are plenty available at all hours of the day. The food had not changed since last year; the buffets are very good, lots of choice, especially breakfast (go see Rodolfo for the best omelettes!!). The a la cartes : Don Pablo is AMAZING and a MUST!!; El Olivio was great!!; I was disappointed with the PortoFino, then again the pasta was ok, but I had friends who had the meat and said it was great; Garden Grill Steak House was very good, excellent burger!!; Makio was probably our other favourite, soooo good and best dessert! (Fried Ice cream!! mmmm). All the meat at this resort is just amazing and cooked to perfection!! The drinks here are awesome! Try the Estella Tropical and their Daiquiris!! The beach was great, beautiful white sand and clear turquoise water. Our room was very large, spacious and super clean (we had a corner room on the 3rd floor). Maid service daily was great and always left plenty of towels, water and mini fridge was stocked daily. The only little complaint I would have this year is that on three occasions the food was cold at the buffet, not hot; and the beach party was a bit of a let down because the entertainers were not as it in to it as last year; so they didn't make everyone dance and really get the party going. Other than those two little complaints, we had an excellent vacation and I would highly recommend this resort, all around solid 5 star!!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Viancagraciano, Customer service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Andrew,

It is a real pleasure to know that you spent a amazing vacation with us.

I greatly appreciate that you have chosen once again our Resorts as your holiday destination. Thank you for highlighting our amazing services, great staff, excellent pool, divine beach, good restaurants, especially the ones that you mentioned.

We feel glad that you find some aspects worth mentioning.

Please be assured that it is an honour and a great compliment for us to forward such wonderful comments to all our staff. We are satisfied to hear that you had an excellent stay in our hotel facilities and premises especially because of the friendliness of our staff members.

All the time we have to be a dreamer!!!

Have a great day!!!

Aynes de la Cruz
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Manny who runs the place is a absolute gem. The entertainment Juckson and Alexis are phenomenal..along with Bianca who is a waiter down by the pool. These are the ones who need to be recognized for all their hard work and work ethic!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Viancagraciano, Customer service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Kelsi,

Thank you very much for your good comments and for highlighting our excellent friendly, great staff,especially all that you mentioned.

We hope to see you again at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana.

Be happy all the time!!!

Have a great day :-)

Aynes de la Cruz
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one week during March break with an Air Transat all-inclusive package. We really enjoyed our trip overall, but as with all hotels there were positives and a few negatives. Firstly, the beach was amazing. What a great spot this hotel is in. The 'Ambar' section of the Bahia Principe complex is right on the beach and the water couldn't be better. We were able to get a spot off to the left of the beach bar - past the roped off 'VIP section' every morning (around 9am) away from the crowds and a little secluded. This section is much quieter, and although a little further from the bar and bathrooms, definitely worth it. We are not pool people so we really enjoyed swimming in the warm clear blue water. We also took out a hobie cat one day which was fun. The beach was great for long walks with very soft sand. Secondly, the room was perfect for us. It was spacious, well air-conditioned, cleaned often and the mini-bar was always stocked with snacks, cold drinks, etc. We even arrived to a fruit plate and some t-shirts which was a nice touch. There was a TV with several english channels and the room also had a nice balcony to sit on. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spacious. Thirdly, the food was much better than many of the all-inclusives I have been to before. I am the type of person that usually always gets sick to their stomach from all-inclusive foods. I didn't have to worry about that here. I tried almost everything and didn't get sick from anything. We went to all 3 a la carte restaurants (we emailed the hotel in advance and they made the reservations for us) and the food at these restaurants was also very good. For lunch we ate at the beach restaurant each day which always had great paella and BBQ -- really enjoyable. Also, the beach bar was amazing, they have very friendly staff members working there and I always enjoyed the walk up for more drinks (coco locos!). The grounds of the Ambar were beautiful, the gardens were nicely maintained and the lobby always had some event on each night which they decorated for. One negative for us is that we are 25 years old and we felt very young compared to the other guests at the Ambar. There were a few other couples around our age, but the majority of the guests were 50+. Because of this, things quieted down after dinner. Most nights, we took the trolly into the other parts of the Bahia Principe complex which had a bit more entertainment and some younger people. The only other negative was that the resort complex was gigantic and very busy. I mentioned we took the trolly around the complex a few times and by doing this we saw how huge this place really is. If you are the type of person who likes privacy and a smaller hotel feel, this isn't the place for you. If you don't mind crowds, it's a great all-inclusive on a beautiful beach with above-average food and nice service.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Katie M
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Viancagraciano, Customer service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Katie

Thank you very much for your good comments, it is a real pleasure to know that you spent a great vacation wit us.

One more time many thanks for highlighting our good food, amazing beaches, beautiful grounds.

I greatly appreciate that you find some aspects worth mentioning.

We would like to welcome you once again at Punta Cana to experience the hospitality of our people, the quality of our services and facilities.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana.

When there is a will, there is a way!!!

Big kisses from Punta Cana :-)

Aynes de la Cruz
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Having just returned from a two week holiday at the Luxury Ambar Hotel we wish we were still there. We stayed from 31st May until 14th June and enjoyed fabulous weather despite the rain and thunder forecasts predicted. We stayed at the hotel with friends and all of us were of the same opinion that the food was excellent and could not be faulted. All tastes are catered for and is of a very high standard. The service was friendly and efficient everywhere we went including the beach waiters! We spent most of our days relaxing in the sun on the beach....we always got 4 sun loungers together with shade although not at the front we could still have a beautiful view of the sea. The swim up bar was a nice end to the afternoon drinking cocktails and plenty of rum was served in them! The hotel rooms were spacious and clean and decorated on our arrival to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a complimentary bottle of rum and t shirts. All restaurants bars and reception areas are beautifully decorated and furnished. We felt truly spoiled and very well looked after and the premier club flight service on the Thomson Dreamliner was the icing on the cake. We also went on two trips: the outback safari and the catamaran to an island. Both trips were good value for money and we had two lovely days out and about the island. Please do not take any notice of any negative reviews as you will have a fabulous relaxing holiday at the Ambar.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Viancagraciano, Customer service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Andrew,

Congratulations for Wedding Aniversary!!!

Thank you very much for your good comments, it is a real pleasure to know that you spent a relaxing vacation wit us.

One more time many thanks for highlighting our good food, beautiful beaches, pools and our friendly and efficient staff.

We feel very happy to know that you enjoyed all your excusions.

We would like to welcome you once again at Punta Cana to experience the hospitality of our people, the quality of our services and facilities.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana

The best way to solve things is by facing!!!

Have a great day:)

Aynes de la Cruz
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This was our second time staying at a Bahia Principe property in Punta Cana. The experience was exceptional as usual. All around quality for the price. Friendly staff, good food, and a nice mature atmosphere on the Ambar Property. The Don Pablo restaurant is amazing. This is a great property to visit for all occasions. The properties are also very well maintained. We had a couple of small issues with items in the room, but they were quickly corrected. The only thing I do not like is the timeshare team that tries to recruit buyers in the main lobby. However, they will offer you great gifts even if you don't purchase anything. We received two 30 minute massages. The Spa is absolutely amazing. We also purchased another massage package.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Viancagraciano, Customer service at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear Jeffrey,

It is a real pleasure to know that you spent a exeptional experience with us. Thank you very much for highlighting our good food, friendly staff and all that you mentinioned.

I greatly appreciate that you have chosen our special Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar as your holiday destination.

I offer you big apologies for all the incoveniences presented during your stay.

We hope to see soon in your next vacation.

Have a great day!!!

Aynes de la Cruz
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
#29 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#41 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 On the Beach 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 (additional charge) 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 (additional charge) 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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