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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

4 stars
View map of Arena Gorda-Macao, Seccion Baigua-Higuey, Provincia La Altagracia, Punta Cana,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
24 reviews
Amazing trip!

I would definitely recommend staying here if you plan on vacationing in Punta Cana! We had such an... See full review

  • Denise M.
  • Jul 6, 2015
Best vacation ever!!!

My husband and I celebrated his birthday and our anniversary at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don... See full review

  • One Happy Momma
  • Apr 28, 2015

Enjoy luxury and modern amenities during your stay at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection Adults Only All Inclusive in Punta Cana. This expansive beachside resort features a colonial-style decor and rooms that are exquisitely decorated. When you're seeking some fun activities, enjoy the in-pool bar service and on-site golf course. Lush, tropical gardens invite you to sit back and relax with a book or sunbathe while enjoying a cold drink. If you'd prefer to relax in your room, you can order drinks, a snack or a meal any time of the day or night. Turndown service is offered by the professional and attentive staff members who work to ensure that you have the best possible experience in Punta Cana.

Highlights

Seven restaurants are available at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection resort. Menus available include Italian, Mediterranean, Caribbean and French. Be sure to make dinner reservations early and get a prime table. Four bars are available, including the Arrecifes beach bar and the Los Corales bar, which is inside the pool area. Take a short walk to the nearby Congas Bachata Discotheque for some nighttime dancing and live entertainment. You can also go to the on-site Karaoke Piano Bar and wow other guests with your singing skills. 

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Hotel Map

18.7283 -68.4631
Area served
Provincia La Altagracia.
Nearby airports
Punta Cana International Airport.
Area description
The hotel is located right on a white sand beach of 700m front. A Caribbean style hotel with touches of colonial decoration surrounded by tropical vegetation and is right next to the new golf club Punta Blanca and near Palma Real-Cocotal Golf Club, Punta Cana Golf Club and 90 minutes drive to Casa de Campo Golf Club.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nick G.
Couples
N/A
Dec 29, 2015

Poor service but the beach is great

I’ll keep this short and sweet… The staff is not accommodating and unless you’ve tipped before and they recognize you, don’t expect to get their attention. Almost feels like the staff is there against their will and judging by the barbwire fence around the perimeter there may be some truth to that. Room cleanliness is subpar. Smells like mold throughout the room due to poor ventilation. The television didn’t work since the antenna was broke but whose there to watch TV. Their sewer system is a bit strange as you are not supposed to put TP down the toilet and I mean any TP so go figure what you’re supposed to do when you wipe. Room service is funny, you’ll order one thing and they’ll bring whatever they want. We even found a large piece of metal in one of our sandwiches. Needless to say that was the last time we ordered room service. Make sure you book restaurants way ahead of time because the day you check in somehow there is nothing available besides buffet till the last day you leave. Oh, and the buffet for reservation is available around 9pm or later. If the restaurants were packed solid I’d understand but they are maybe at 50 capacity at all times so not sure why they are not willing to accommodate. The buffet food is average but they do have a good variety. The bar selection on the other hand is great! They even offer black label which is shocking. The pool is nice and the beach has to be one of the best that I’ve seen as it is very clean with umbrellas everywhere and staff cleaning seaweed constantly. The night entertainment was pretty fun. The Michael Jackson show was my fave. Overall, being an American and use to good service, food and cleanliness I would fail this place therefore I would not recommend it till management has made some serious revisions. I really hope they do because I believe there is a lot of potential as the grounds are beautiful and the beach is great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vacation junkie
Couples
N/A
Nov 21, 2015

Beautiful but not great

The hotel and grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. The wifi is terrible which is not good when you have kids at home that you need to be able to communicate with. We had some good meals and some not so good meals but that seems pretty standard in a lot of all inclusive resorts. The drinks are awful. They say they are using certain brands of liquor but we actually saw then pouring something into one of the rum bottles. Then mix that with flat soda and it makes for a terrible drink. No matter what type of drink we ordered it tasted bad!! by the last few nights we figured out that if you take the small bottles of liquor out of our mini bar and bring them with us along with the bottle of pepsi or sprite and mix our own drinks they actually tasted like what they were supposed too because the mini bar bottles were sealed. Also I would say only about 20 off the staff was very friendly and helpful. The rest of them barely cracked a smile, This is my second trip to Punta Cana and we had the same issue with drinks at the last resort we stayed at but the wifi and service was much better at the Royalton.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Denise M.
Couples
Jersey Shore
Jul 6, 2015

Amazing trip!

I would definitely recommend staying here if you plan on vacationing in Punta Cana! We had such an amazing time. The resort was absolutely beautiful!! The grounds were very well kept. The staff were all super friendly and extremely helpful! They had smiles on their faces all the time and went out of their way to make sure that you had everything you needed!! The food was very good too. I would LOVE to go back here and would definitely stay at this resort again! We stayed here from June 20th-27th.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nicole G.
Couples
N/A
Jun 29, 2015

Excellent kid-free getaway!

Beautiful resort and gorgeous beach. Hotel and resort are very clean and extremely friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Carley S.
Couples
Newark
Jun 5, 2015

Would not go back

This is for old people who like quiet areas and places to read a book on the beach and be bored allll day long.. this place overall is too big.. the regular Bahia the cheapest one would have been the most pleasurable for me. I went with my BF to have some night life and music and fun.. this section was BORING.. oh and the rooms are disgusting! wet, damp, air didnt work, staff pays NO attention to you or your requests. The food at the buffet was awesome though and Don Pablo was great.. only positive experience here

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
One Happy Momma
Couples
N/A
Apr 28, 2015

Best vacation ever!!!

My husband and I celebrated his birthday and our anniversary at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection - Adult Only Resort and we had an awesome time. I would be visiting this resort again along with family and friends. The staff, food and weather was great!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lolomike
Couples
Auburn Hills
Apr 6, 2015

Family trip

It was excellent. The staff, the food, the hotel grounds themselves were fantastic. The beach was also excellent- included a tiki bar and water activities . One item that should be reconsidered: restaurant reservations desks/ staff should be separated to indicate restaurant reservations only and guest services. A lot of people spend 20-30 minutes pouring though maps and asking questions while many people stand and wait to make a dinner reservation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jon C.
Friends
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

Great stay at this resort

We stayed in February of 2015. The resort was beautiful and the staff were very accommodating. The beach was the best that we have ever seen. There was some seaweed on the beach in the morning but the staff was cleaning it up that morning. The food was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Julian W.
Couples
Waynesboro
Dec 16, 2014

Not a good trip

My wife and I have visited Punta Cana over 10 times staying at various resorts. This trip was the worse one by far. We upgraded to the Ambar section in hopes of experiencing the upgraded treatment we usually get from other resorts. When we arrived there was a line at the check in desk and we had to wait. We upgrade to avoid this. We were advised to reserve dinner at the restaurants via the customer service section which entailed another long wait in line. We decided to eat at the main buffet the first night. We were in the lobby bar (very small) for a few before dinner drinks. I noticed a crowd gathering at the buffet entrance prior to the time it opened. Once the doors were open the crowd rushed in which seemed strange. Once inside the buffet I learned why. The buffet is very small and the serving line area the smallest of any I have seen in Punta Cana. It was almost a fight to get to the food. To bypass this scene at our next meal we decided to go an hour into the service. We were greeted with less people but no food. Almost all the servicing trays were empty and I waited over 15 minutes for them to be re filled which did not happen. I then realized why everyone rushed the door and fought for food the time the doors open. The staff seemed to be trying to rush you to finish your meal and leave as soon as possible. Other than the staff at the buffet the other employees tried to make our stay a pleasant one. The web site and a publication furnished us upon our arrival indicated there was a casino located at the Ambar. This information turned out to be false. There was a Casino located about a mile away that served all of the motels located in the compound (around 4 or 5 resorts) and was not large enough to accomplish this task. To sum things up I did not feel special at this resort despite paying for an upgrade. That was the bad, now for some good. The Brazilian restaurant experience was fun and I suggest you eat there at least once. We were there for my birthday and the staff prepared me a cake which was a nice treat. The housekeeper assigned to our room was great and did her best for us. The wait staff on the beach were very good although overworked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection -Adults Only - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
minieod
Couples
Cambridge, MA
Dec 10, 2014

Great vacation spot!

This was my first all inclusive vacation with my girlfriend and we had a wonderful time. The amenities were great, the room was good (could have been better, but how often was I in there? 8 or so hours a night to sleep). Food was great, the a la cartes were very good. I highly recommend Don Pablo, Rodizio, any of the hibachi / teppanyaki places, and Los Corales. The excursions available were so much fun. We went on the Adventure Buggy's and had a blast, and got soaked and muddy (bring old clothes, or do a bathtub wash like we did for our clothes and shoes - oops). It was 4 hours long. Our friends that we met at the resort did the Extreme Buggy and it was a day long trip (815am - 5pm) and had horseback riding and lunch included. $60 vs $160, though The beach and pool were both very nice, they were usually quiet and peaceful, until 1pm or so and more and more drinks were served. Bring a thermos or bubba keg for drinks, it is much more handy than the small plastic cups they give out (and they will fill the thermos all the way with whatever you want). Bring plastic clips for beach towels to stay on the chairs, if you want, we didn't - they tuck in well to the sides. But they can probably be found on amazon.com for cheap. I did not use the room safe, just in case, and brought a masterlock travel safe which worked great for passports, phones, and cash. There are a bunch of shops about a 15-20 minute walk down the beach (past the Iberostar hotel) - do your shopping and haggling there! Do not buy anything at the Bahia shops, they are expensive and can't haggle. I loved this place, and while I might not go back to THIS particular resort in the future, I would definitely stay at another Bahia resort, especially adults only.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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