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Hotel Riu Bambu

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Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#93 of 146 hotels in Punta Cana
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The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Bambu opens all year round and is located on the beautiful Playa Arena Gorda beach, in the holiday area of Punta Cana, on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to El Cortecito (10 km), Higüey (40 km) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) (25 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 1000 comfortably furnished rooms with free WiFi and offers many amenities. Relax in the spa or get in shape at the gym. 5 outdoor pools, 2 of them with swim up bar, 2 children’s pools and the “Splash Water World” water park. For the youngest guests, RiuLand kids’ club (4-7 & 8-12 years old) and Riu4U activities (13-17 years old). For adults, daytime and evening entertainment, discotheque and Riu Pool Parties. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet, as well as Italian, Asian, Mexican, Steakhouse, Gourmet and Spanish specialty restaurants; 6 bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water park
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Waterslide
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Sofa
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 1 more
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Jim M wrote a review 5 Mar
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey24 contributions26 helpful votes
This is a very good hotel room was clean staff was great property was keep clean. The beach area was beautiful. The pool bar was closed due to Covid and the hotel let the kids run ramped!! I think because not many people want to travel at this time there were many locals there. It's great to mix with the locals but kids should not be jumping off the tables in the pool meant for the pool bar. I use the gym ever day and it was also very clean. Yoel was the trainer and worked me out could not be more thankful for him showing me around the gym and helping with great workouts. Andy69 was there in the mornings and was a great guy also. I will be back next month loved the pace and travel right now is very cheap.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Had a court yard room and it was great!!
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Morenalinda261 wrote a review Feb 2021
Providence, Rhode Island17 contributions12 helpful votes
I come to punta cana a lot. I never thought they would have a bad resort. They have no higiene , roaches , pancake pillows. I would leave the property since it was so bad. The smell in the rooms and towels where the worst. DO NOT WASTE ur MONEY HERE. A lot of locals
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Bambu
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your words with us. We want all of our guests to enjoy a comfortable and unique experience with us at a great value, and we are sorry to read about your disappointing stay as what you describe does not at all reflect our usual standards. Trust that your comments will be reviewed among our team, as we continually strive to improve for the comfort of our guests, and we would love to get another chance to welcome you back. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Bambu Online Reputation Manager
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Inti A wrote a review Feb 2021
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I came to punta cana for a 6 days and i stayed 3 days at riu bambú and 3 days at riu palace but I forgot one pair of Nike shoes and the same day that I left the hotel I went to look for the shoe. I kept going exactly for 3 days and wasting at least 1 hour waiting everyday. Every worker said different things and didn’t give me a solution. On my last day I went again to riu bambú and waited another hour for they to tell me that the shoes are not there. It’s an embarrassment the amount of time that they took from my trip to end up with no solution.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Bambu
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Inti, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We strive to deliver attentive care to each and every guest at Hotel Riu Bambu. In your case, we sincerely regret to hear that we did not exceed your expectations on your recent stay here with us. Our apologies for having felt not adequately attended by our staff. Please be assured that our staff have made every effort to find your missing sports shoes and we are sorry that they have not been able to find them. It is our hope you will reconsider and give us an opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Hotel Riu Bambu Online Reputation Manager
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CAYHdez wrote a review Feb 2021
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A lot to do in this place. Gorgeous scenery, delicious food in every restaurant and buffet. Kids loved it here! The cleanliness is very good and all staff is very attentive. I will definitely return to Riu Bambu! Great value for the prices.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Bambu
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear CAYHdez, Thank you for taking the time out to leave a great review! We are glad to hear our service exceeded your expectations and you had an excellent time at our hotel. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Bambu Online Reputation Manager
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jpozo20 wrote a review Feb 2021
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic1 contribution
I stayed for three nights and everything from the food to the sows was good. Though I hoped for it to be a more varied menu for breakfast and lunch. There are many pools so you can swim comfortably with your children or loved ones, as a well as a water park that is fun for all the family. The beverages are very good and the service people are very attentive wherever you are. I didn't use the beach much but it was clean and it's close to the main area so you don't have to walk that much to reach it.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Bambu
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know you really enjoyed your stay with us. Certainly, your feedback is vital to us, and allow us to gain insights for possible improvements. We would be very happy to welcome you soon again Sincerely, Hotel Riu Bambu Online Reputation Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$122 - US$306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
riu bambu punta cana, riu bambu dominican republic
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta Cana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
1000
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Bambu
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Bambu?
Nearby attractions include Bavaro Beach (3.5 km), Vivaldi Cigars (7.3 km), and Escapology (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Bambu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Bambu?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a bidet, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Bambu?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Bambu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Bambu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chic Cabaret & Restaurant Punta Cana, Montserrat Manor Restaurant, and Herman 311 Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Bambu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Bambu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Russian.
Is Hotel Riu Bambu accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.