# 31 of 137 hotels in Bavaro

ClubHotel Riu Bambu(4 stars)

Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 22000 Punta Cana View on map
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  • Clean and beautiful (1)
    "Clean and beautiful" found in 1 review
    • " The hotel was located directly on the beautiful sandy beach, clean and beautiful hotel, staff very friendly. Actually everything was perfect except for the food. The buffet was ... " 
      5.0928571428571425
      June 2011
  • Staff very friendly (1)
    "Staff very friendly" found in 1 review
    • " The hotel was located directly on the beautiful sandy beach, clean and beautiful hotel, staff very friendly . Actually everything was perfect except for the food. The buffet was each day the same, cheap ... " 
      5.0928571428571425
      June 2011
  • Cheap food (1)
    "Cheap food" found in 1 review
    • " The hotel was located directly on the beautiful sandy beach, clean and beautiful hotel, staff very friendly. Actually everything was perfect except for the food. The buffet was each day the same, cheap food and no variation. " 
      5.0928571428571425
      June 2011
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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    4.7
  • Room
    4.9
  • Service
    4.9
  • Location
    4.9
  • Gastronomy
    4.6
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    93
  • very good
    47
  • acceptable
    26
  • poor
    5
  • terrible
    1
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The most helpful positive review

5.207142857142857

A very nice vacation, who something to moan about has, should stay at home. The only thing that bothered us was, the drinking and eating habits of the american and canadian guests. Great trip with the jungle rally done. The driver Robert has everything great explained …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.375

A trip with lots of drawbacks... After we last year (5. times) already in the or other matter were disappointed, we have the whole still a chance, the hotel has after this trip the decision taken : never again Riu bambu! There was no morning clean tablecloths... Cutlery or plates you could not change... The breakfast was good! The lunchrestaurant flew the dishes through the geend and pigeons left some on the tables! The breakfast was the shouting of the c …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (1)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 1 review
      • " The hotel was located directly on the beautiful sandy beach, clean and beautiful hotel, staff very friendly. Actually everything was perfect except for the food. The buffet was ... "  read hotel review
        5.0928571428571425
        June 2011
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (1)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 1 review
      • " The hotel was located directly on the beautiful sandy beach, clean and beautiful hotel, staff very friendly. Actually everything was perfect except for the food. The buffet was each day the same, cheap ... "  read hotel review
        5.0928571428571425
        June 2011
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " The hotel was located directly on the beautiful sandy beach, clean and beautiful hotel, staff very friendly. Actually everything was perfect except for the food. The buffet was each day the same, cheap food and no variation. "  read hotel review
        5.0928571428571425
        June 2011

Nice Hotel with friendly service
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2014
This is a very nice all inclusive club Hotel. The rooms were big with large bed. The animation was ok. The beach is nearby, but has very few shadow places. There is 1 open restaurant and 4 restaurant where you have to reserve. Quality of food was avarage for me. The staff at receiption is very kindly and we were called two times during stay if all is ok or if we have special wishes. What makes me angry, but is no problem of hotel, that most guests reserve places at pool alreday at 7am but never come to there ... place again during day. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Location
    4.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Matthias
Top - absolute relaxation - super nice
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
A gorgeous, beautiful grounds, sensational beach (the best section all hotels in the immediate vicinity), very friendly staff, animation gives itself much trouble and is never pushy - very pleasant, room wasn't anymore the newest, but the cleanliness is absolutely perfect, plentiful - is recommended excursions TUI - stars of the caribean, the food in the main restaurant was ok - culinary highlights you should not expect. For a buffet, it is absolutely ok. A small tip for the service staff is also a very fast and forestalling operation - only a small tip by the way. The tour operator ... (vivi) from TUI is also constantly locally and very hard - top. Ah - afterall spring break no trace, many us and canadian and south american in the hotel but is absolutely no problems with noise, party or dirt. In short, a top resort - very recommendable and again any time. An absolute relaxation! read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
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Helmut
Fantastic holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
On the whole a very cool area, especially the entertainers are, always in a good mood and ready for fun best. Cocktails and food was amazing, the beach with the palm trees is wonderful. The child care was very good, on the children watches out is great and speaks illou a perfect german. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
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Patrick
Very nice Karibik holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
We are traveling as a couple end of march april and can only provide feedback to the beginning than, that it was worth it. At first i was a little sceptical, because i had read a few negative reviews here and wanted to change the hotel. Finally, i must say, that we were glad, to be ended up here. The food is great and varied, provided you can also use the free theme restaurants. Only the buffet in the main restaurant, in the long term monotonous. The staff was friendly, and the area in good shape. In the morning it ... smelled from and to somewhat strictly, if the sprinkler of goods, but not more. There were also many kids in the hotel, which in my opinion (we ourselves have no children) were very well entertained. Annoying were only the pool chair reservations early in the morning. This should not disturb however. Towel and couch and ears to passages simply a further then i don't understand, or could all languages. And it is not the german the-). The beach was always super clean and the pool chairs were many open. It is also important, in case of defects always immediately notify, the hotel staff and the travel line worry about very quickly. Even at excursions always everything anmeckern. Highly recommended is the segway tour in the morning (with a visit to a lagoon). From the Spring Break we have heard nothing more, because the main season already past was for. What a pity, since we had adjusted ourselves to a weekend in order to experience it once (2 weeks but would be too much, according to which TUI travel line locally even worse than Ballermann mannschaftsfahrtzeiten to). Furthermore, i would like here, a large praise to the TUI management (the nice lady said vivian) to on site. Super friendly and very helpful. read hotel review
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
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Holger
Great holiday.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
It is a very good resort for a relaxing beach holiday. The mood is much to be done. At the beach bar is every day something going on, this is also the entertainment team to owe. If you want peace and quiet you are at the beach great. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Location
    4.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Maria
Colouful holiday.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
Great ausfligprogramme! Varied entertainment offers! If you want, you could also your rhue under the palm trees, read... Great beach and location! read hotel review
  • Location
    5.3
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
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Anjs
Very nice facility with 7 days animation.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
Who club vacation, it was exactly the right offer. Beach simply nice pool were at times all occupied with towels. Food was very delicious. Rooms are okay. read hotel review
  • Location
    5.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    3.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
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Eike
Great!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
Anytime again! Great holiday in a great hotel, in the everything is offered. You can not hesitate to recommend! read hotel review
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Marianne
Gorgeous family vacation.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
We were already in very many countries and all-inclusive hotels, but the Riu bambu is (forgive the pun) pretty much the coolest area at all. We were with our 3 children (8.6,5) of 25 december 2013 until 12 january 2014 here and were there from beginning to end of amazed. The room was large enough, the minibar was always freshly refilled and daily was our pearl (cleaning lady) and everything was super clean. New towels and always with fresh flowers nicely decorated. From the breakfast until the dinner was all 1a. A big compliment to the kitchen! The ... food was very good, there was something for every taste. All of the reviews complain about i could not understand at all. There is no single reason this kitchen a bit to complain about. The only problem are some the act as the piggery and everything was dirty. Food and drinks at the pool and to the beach and everything and leave. The beach is amazing, you feel like you are in paradise. The pool was very nice. The kids loved it, the kids club with ilou, she speaks german was one of your favourite spots. In the evening the kids disco. Really great. A big thank you to the animation team, especially at peluca. If one it at the morning as he laughingly, dancing and for every a friendly greet over, was the day still nice. Thanks peluca! So people, don't let yourselves this vacation not to bad bad reviews. Drive there, it is worth every penny. We will be back soon-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-) read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
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Monika
Small caribbean paradise.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
Beautiful and well-kept area, no large hotel complex, but small 2 floors-houses with about 6 rooms, the functional. Safe, daily freshly filled up refrigerator, with water, soft drinks, beer, rum, etc., everything free of charge. Extra bed/sofa bed very worn out, for those with back problems not recommendable. Bathroom: bath/a shower with a plastic curtain, since the years already noticeable. The deluxe rooms, are newly, beautifully brightly furnished, walk in shower, separate toilet, flat screens really great, has naturally also its price. The food was fabulous, there is actually no increase soutenant! And still complaining some guests, because it's not ... a splinter piglet gave. Hello is there such a thing? We had daily fresh mussels, shrimps, even lobster and daily 3 different sorts of fish, meat, vegetables, salads in all. Variations. Before the dessert and obstbüfett you can only dream, so gigantic that was. All the staff were very attentive and always with a smile and the serious merenque -step. The palmenbewachsene beach, the sea, a dream, very clean and well maintained. Animation offered all, the wanted, always activity and change, sometimes a bit too loud and annoying. Very sad, that the caribbean festival, it still before 5 years, not more in the old it is. At that time they had from palm leaves the cabins and drinks stations built, but now you plastikpavilions on, an absolute no go! Absolutely dearless! The whole caribbean flair was lost. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Garden
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Gift shop
  • Playground
  • Hotel safe
  • Air conditioning

Room amenities

  • Radio
  • Fan
  • Minibar
  • Minibar: alcoholic
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Breakfast buffet

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna

Other hotel information

  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club (6-9 years)
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included