Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 25, 2016 Check-out: Feb 28, 2016

Riu Bambu All Inclusive

3 stars
View map of Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
9 reviews
awesome entertainment

Awesome experience in terms of entertainment. Everyone is friendly and kind. Every night thee was a... See full review

  • Antonietta G.
  • Aug 26, 2015
amazing family trip

Honestly it's the most alive hotel, not to mention it's surrounded by all the palaces,so walking... See full review

  • Mark S.
  • May 31, 2015
Riu Bambu is a fun hotel located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Punta Cana. The 560 bungalow-style guestrooms are surrounded by 11 acres of palm groves, adjacent to the white sand beach of Arena Gorda. The resort offers a wide variety of activities and sports, including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, water biking, body boarding, snorkeling, volleyball, and tennis. Riu Bambu features two large swimming pools including a pool just for children. This summer RIU Hotels & Resort will be launching RiuLand, its new concept of children's entertainment and activities created by its Entertainment and Activities Department's team of professionals. The brand-new programme, offers children between 4 and 12 a wide array of age-appropriate fun things to do that promote good group dynamics and education in values such as cultural diversity and ecology. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of nightly outdoor entertainment, night club and casino, a choice of restaurants and bars, and a 24-hour snack and beverage service, or relax on the pristine beach. Take in the latest resort show, or go dancing at Pacha nightclub. Visit the resort's "Caribbean Street" for shopping or an appointment at the spa located in the sister property Riu Palace Punta Cana(additional charge).Guest have 90 minutes a day of Free WiFi-connection in the lobby, the property also has WiFi throughout the whole hotel, at an additional charge. Riu Bambu will surpass all your expectations with action-filled days and nights! Enjoy a tattalizing selection of food and beverage options, including exchange privileges throughout the Riu Resort, a wide array of day and night activities, a full service spa, night club and an exciting casino. Relax in the 300 square meter swimming pool, on-site Jacuzzi, or at the swim-up bar. Beach front property with 360 guest rooms, within the Riu resort complex in Punta Cana. All meals and snacks included, exchange privileges through the Riu resort add 6 restaurants & 7 bars (except at Riu Palace Macao), for breakfast and lunch, unlimited domestic and international alcoholic beverages, tropical juice cocktails and soft drinks. Outdoor swimming pool & children's swimming pool, entertainment program 7 days a week for children ages 4 to 12, daily activities for adults, 7 days a week, nightly entertaiment including Live Music and Riu Theme Shows, Pacha Disco at the Caribean Street and Casino at Riu Palace Macao (for both drinks not included), Copacabana amphitheater at Riu Palace Macao. Services available at the Caribbean Street: Spa services, massages and beauty treatments, beauty salon, fitness center, pharmacy, jewerly, photo studio and lab, billiards, shops, medical staff on call 24 hours. Minimum Age: At least one person of 21 years old in every room. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and therefore we may not allow any room in which all guests are younger than 21 years. This situation can have serious consequences and should be avoided at any cost. ***NO STUDENT GROUPS UNDER 21 YEARS OR 'SPRING BREAKERS' ARE ACCPETED ALL YEARR ROUND*** Maximum Occupancy: In all RIU hotels and room categories (unless specified otherwise) the maximum occupancies are 4 people per room, either 3 Adults + 1 Child OR 2 Adults + 2 Children. Four adults are NOT permitted. All people in the room will fit on existing bedding, any special request remains upon availability. Children & and third adult will sleep in existing bedding. Discounts: Children under 2 years stay & eat free. Their age must be specified in the Booking. Honeymooners: Will receive a surprise gift in their room upon arrival. Certificate of Marriage will be required upon arrival. Special requests : Any special request such a extra beds, rollaways, cribs, room next door, remains upon availability of the hotel . Guests will be informed at check in.

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Hotel Map

18.722 -68.4577
Area served
Punta Cana, 50 km / 31 miles to Higey. Dominican Republic.
Nearby airports
Punta Cana Int'l. Airport
Area description
Some 45 minutes by car west of the airport, you'll find the small fishing village of Maimon. It's an ideal place to use as base for excursions to the city of Puerto Plata and inland sites.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
11:00 AM
Check-out:
3:00 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.

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Ratings and reviews for Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Antonietta G.
Family
Bronx
Aug 26, 2015

awesome entertainment

Awesome experience in terms of entertainment. Everyone is friendly and kind. Every night thee was a different show and it was great. If it wasn't for the entertainers this vacation would have sucked. The rooms are under developed. The beds and pillows are not comfortable. Poor lighting conditions in room and the wifi service doesn't always work in the common areas.

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

Family

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark S.
Family
N/A
May 31, 2015

amazing family trip

Honestly it's the most alive hotel, not to mention it's surrounded by all the palaces,so walking around and finding something to do is always fun. Sports bar is amazing, others from the riu palaces came to the sports bar so thats how alive it is. worth every penny, especially for family trips

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

Family

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dina D.
Family
N/A
May 17, 2015

Good Value

We had a good time on our trip. We are a family of 5 and the room was very tight for our family. The food was less than average and the restaurants are not air conditioned. The pool was very nice and the beach was wonderful. The kids had a very good time, but the hotel was just average or a little below average.

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

Family

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dina D.
Family
N/A
May 16, 2015

Good trip for the price

We had a wonderful vacation. After reading all the reviews, I was a little concerned with my hotel choice. We are a family of 5 and the room was very tight. The grounds at the hotel were nice and we had a very good time. The food wasn't great. It wasn't terrible, but it definitely wasn't good. Two of my biggest complaints would be that none of the restaurants are air conditioned. We went in the summer and it was hot. Also the shows were okay, but I had an 8 and 10 year old and they started at 9:00. Really that was the only nighttime activity. With this being said we still had a very good time.

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

Family

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Liz Beth
Family
Long Beach, IN.
Jan 2, 2013

So-So

Food was sub-par. Staff was ok - nothing special. Beach was fantastically beautiful. Only reason to be there! Would investigate other hotels before booking here.

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

Family

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pat Traveler
Couples
Mississippi
Jul 9, 2012

People are wonderful

They have one of the best beaches. The rooms all have two double beds, and are always clean. They do need to get new mattress's, the beds are hard. We have been going there since the year 2000, we think the staff makes a difference in the way you are treated. The staff couldn't be any better. You can sign up for the different water sports at the hotel. The buffet is very good, they have 3 restaurants that are very good. They have 2 pools one with seats and one with a bar. They were building another pool when we were there it is suppose to open end of July. They are also building another restaurant. Last year we took our grandaughter and she had a great time. (age 11)

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

Couples

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Katherine
Friends
Washington, DC
May 3, 2012

Below Par

The food needs to step up its game and the service could be better

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

Friends

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Label 1
Family
Illinois
Apr 1, 2012

Spring break 2012

The hotel was very authentic! The grounds were well manicured, the lobby was beautiful but the thing that made this hotel so enjoyable was the staff. Especially the pool staff during the day. The food was descent. You could always find something enjoyable to eat. The beds were a littler hard but fine. We enjoyed our time and would go back. Our three children had a great time too! While dining at the restaurants it was obvious that people sometimes make reservations and don't show up for them. If people don't show up they should allow others to fill up those spots.

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

Family

Dining tip: In Hotel

Make sure you go early in the morning to make reservations to eat at the restaurants. It's worth getting up early.

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Samuel
Family
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Aug 3, 2011

Good hotel!!!! Nice facilities

It was a good. Nice hotel. The personel it was nice. The food was great. The beach it was awesome.

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

Family

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