My husband and I stayed at the Ambar from June 15-21st. We are in our later 20s.
First of all I would like to say those who have posted bad reviews for this resort are probably not happy with anything anywhere. Bottom line is there are going to be not so perfect things in a not so perfect world.
This resort was absolutely beautiful and my husband and I had such a great time. The Ambar section is very peaceful and we did nothing but relax at the beach and sometimes the pool. The beach was white sand and the water was perfect. We could always find shade under a palm tree if there was not a palapa available. We could have played the chair game, but hey we were down there to get some sun, not hide under a palapa!! Like I said our section was very quiet, but if we wanted to liven things up we would go to the other sections for entertainment. We really enjoyed the nightly shows.
The people were very friendly down there and become quick friends when you engage them in conversation. We tipped always for everything, but we did that to show our thanks for the great service. Never did we feel like we had to tip to get good service.
The food was excellent. Keep in mind that you are in another country so the foods are NOT going to taste the same as where you are from. There was a massive selection of food on the buffets and the 3 al acarte restaurants we ate at had excellent food. I don't think I have eaten a better beef fillet than at the Garden Grille. The service was excellent to. They were always smiling and kept your wine and water glass full!!
The room was huge. The bathroom was really nice. The vanity was very large. The toilet was in it's own area with a door, large shower and a separate jacuzzi tub. We had a king size bed and it did sag a little in the middle, but that is small potatoes. The sitting room with small dining table was great to have as was the mini bar. Now I am going to address some of the complaints I have read. The mini bar wasn't stocked that day. Yes that happened once or twice, but all you do is call and let them know. They are at your door in less than a half hour to fill it. The toilet seat was broken. Yes the toilet seat was broken beause the seats are not the right size for the toilets. Once again you call the front desk and that is fixed by the time you get back to the room. The complainers also forget to mention the fact that you get a phone call at least once a day to your room asking how our room is, whether the mini bar was stocked and if there was anything that we require. It doesn't get better than that. Our maid was a sweetie. What a happy lady she was.
There was no confusion when we got to the resort or when we left. Everything was right on time and we had no issues getting to and from the airport. Although we did get a little car sick from the curvy, bumpy roads.
I think I touched on everything I thought was important. I could go into a lot more detail mind you. We have been on 2 trips to Mexico. I am not saying that the Dominican is any better than Mexico, because we really liked them equally, but I think this was the best vacation we have taken so far.
We did a tour with PC Mike. Highly recommended
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Ambar Hotel Punta Cana