We were at the Ambar the first week of July and the weather was very hot. Overall the resort is very nice with well kept grounds. The beach is the star attraction.
Our room was in block 68 on the second floor. This was a good central location to pool, beach,restaurants & lobby. Only complaint about the room is that AC did not cool room down too much &lighting very poor for reading in evening. We brought an extension cord we used since there were no unused outlets & would suggest bringing light bulbs or reading lamp if you want to read in the evening.
There was a lot of food choices in the buffet to suit most folks need & the restaurants we tried were mostly good. However, both my husband & I got a stomach bug that spoiled our vacation. We are not sure where we got it since we did not leave the resort & were very careful to only drink the bottled water. Recovered now but symptomatic for a good week.
Most of the staff worked very hard to please the guests especially in the buffets and around the pool.
I want to say a special thanks to Bianca and Marlene who were very attentive around the pool bringing us drinks. These ladies work very hard & were very professional. Keep up the good work.
Speaking of staff. There is no excuse not to tip these folks. I was disappointed to see how many folks did not leave tips for any of the staff at the buffets, restaurants or bars. If you can afford a vacation you can afford to budget for tips too. No more excuses.
The Punta Cana airport leaves much to be desired but that is no fault of the resort.
This is an adult section of a very large complex. There tended to be an older less rambunctious crowd here that suited me for a quieter relaxing vacation. This may not be the best spot for someone looking for a livelier vacation with a lot of night life. Great for couples looking to reconnect.
This is not a luxury resort but is still very nice & would recommend as good value for the money.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Ambar Hotel Punta Cana