$124 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 10, 2015 Check-out: Sep 13, 2015

Riu Bambu All Inclusive

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
53 reviews
Friendly staffs Good food great service

The hotel is very nice is clean have a lot of kinds of activities for all ages we play in the... See full review

  • Ana R.
  • Aug 4, 2015
Love the Riu Bambu

Great beach and great vacation, 7th trip at same resort. I will only go to the Bambu. Love the... See full review

  • Michele M.
  • Aug 1, 2015
Surrounded by lush gardens, Riu Bambu All Inclusive sits oceanfront at the lovely Playa Arena Gorda in Bavaro, Punta Cana. Guests enjoy all-inclusive activities such as windsurfing, snorkeling, tennis, a fitness center, swimming pools and water polo. The hotel also features several restaurants and bars, plus offers access to most of the bars at Riu Resort and the Riu Palace Macao Casino.
Location
Riu Bambu overlooks Playa Arena Gorda in Bavaro, Punta Cana. Located in La Altagracia, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic, the Punta Cana area is legendary for a sunny climate, miles of picture-perfect beaches, golfing, historic sites, nature preserves and upscale resorts.
Dining
Guests at Riu Bambu enjoy all-inclusive dining, with a full American breakfast buffet plus continental service. Buffet dining is available at Colonial, Italian cuisine at San Angelo and Asian dining at Hibachi. Snacks are on the house at all hours. The hotel offers several bars, including a swim-up bar. Guests are welcome to unlimited alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks at most bars within Riu Resort.
Rooms
Riu Bambu features 560 graceful guest rooms, including double rooms, suites and family rooms. All include air conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, liquor dispenser, satellite television, safe, balcony or patio, iron/ironing board, hair-dryer and radio alarm clock. Suites offer extra space with a living room area, while family rooms include a sofa bed and even more space to spread out.
Highlights
  • Drop off the kids at the RiuLand kids club, a safe and fun hangout for young ones
  • Swim up to the bar at La Arena, one of the several bars and lounges at Riu Bambu
  • Enjoy a range of ocean sports such as windsurfing and sailing -- many without extra fees
Nearby attractions
  • Palma Real Shopping Village (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
  • Reserva Ecologica Ojos Indigenas (17.8 mi/28.6 km)
  • Basilica de Higuey (24.7 mi/39.7 km)
  • Casa de Ponce de Leon (46.2 mi/74.4 km)
  • Altos de Chavon (57.8 mi/93 km)
  • Santo Domingo (126 mi/202 km)
Transportation
  • Punta Cana International Airport (16.4 mi/26.4 km)
Recreation
Riu Bambu features all-inclusive activities such as water polo, tennis, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling and nightclubbing. Additional activities (fees apply) include selected ocean sports and golf.

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Riu Bambu All Inclusive Rooms

Deluxe Room
Modern and new decoration style, air conditioning,ceiling fan, two double beds, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace. Free WiFi available in the room
Family Room
Features air conditioning, ceiling fan, two double beds, separate living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower,double-sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Terrace.
Junior Suite
Features air conditioning, ceiling fan, two double beds, separate living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, bidet, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.
Double Room
Features air conditioning, ceiling fan, two double beds, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Barber/Beauty shop
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Colonial
Main restaurant offering a grand array of buffet style dining, and on the spot cooking stations. Theme dinners served twice a week.
Mama Juana
Beach bar
Mama Juana
Beach snack bar and restaurant during the day. For dinner Steakhouse and Italian a la carte restaurant. Reservations required.
La Arena
Pool and swim up bar
La Plaza
Pavillion bar.
Caribe Grill
Enjoy theme dining only at this tropical grill restaurant.
Azucar
Lounge bar
La Pizzeria
On the Caribbean street, and excellent option for pizza.

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.

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 Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
53 out of 53
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.7

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Alberto T.
Family
bridgeport
Aug 11, 2015

Family trip

Room smells humidity. Between reception and pool smells very bad. The beach dirty.

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

Family

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ana R.
Family
N/A
Aug 4, 2015

Friendly staffs Good food great service

The hotel is very nice is clean have a lot of kinds of activities for all ages we play in the swimming pool a lot of games at nights great shows free transportation to go shopping, casino and night club. I had a good time.

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

Family

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michele M.
Couples
MORRISTOWN
Aug 1, 2015

Love the Riu Bambu

Great beach and great vacation, 7th trip at same resort. I will only go to the Bambu. Love the workers and the beach very safe !!

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

Couples

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ramon P.
Couples
silver spring
Jul 22, 2015

Memorable

The hotel was quaint and had all the amenities one needs. The staff is what made the stay worthwhile. Beach access and pools were worthwhile. The gym equipment was super outdated and broken. Management needs to invest in new Nautilus equipment. Instructions should be provided on what other RIU Hotels allow you to access their property and enjoy the amenities. The Macau and Palace do not give you full access. Shows were ok, but need to come up with new entertainment. Maybe bring in current movies and comedy shows like cruises.

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

Couples

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
David S.
Friends
N/A
Jul 5, 2015

Will never stay in a Riu resort again

This is my first experience with Riu, and will certainly be my last. The staff made the entire group of 30 people I travel with annually feel as if we were an annoyance. Well we will not be annoying them again. I heard the Palladium was a much better experience, but I haven't been there myself.

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

Friends

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CARLOS M.
Family
PLANT CITY
Jan 16, 2015

Nice Hotel

The hotel was what we expected, good overall, good food and plenty of options, staf was very friendly and alwasy willing to help. Room was clean and bed were fine. Recommended, great price for the money. If you are going to get a tour, shop around the potions at the hotel, do not reserve in the first one..

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

Family

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jan K
Friends
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Not good

I would spend the extra money and go someplace else. this was below average.

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

Friends

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Good old dad
Family
Michigan
Nov 21, 2014

Great family vacation

Wonderful staff , clean rooms and good food! Great for kids.

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

Family

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SandR
Couples
USA
Sep 26, 2014

two peens two nuts

Very nice resort for the money. Food was great with large selection. Service friendly. Beautiful beach and pools except that pools were a little small and too many people. A lobster night would have been nice. Champagne was available in the bars but not in the restaurants. ??? Would recommend to others and will stay at other Riu's in future.

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

Couples

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

San Juan mall is nice but a little expensive. Bus ride to Higuey is a great sightseeing trip using the local bus for about six US Dollars roundtrip but recommend not traveling alone and you might have to get a little forceful to keep guides from bothering you with their offers. Ask police or some of the larger store owners for directions if needed. Don't trust locals on the streets.

Review of Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Viajero ABC
Family
LA, CA
Aug 22, 2014

Punta Cana 2004

The hotel location is wonderful, but unfortunately there were a few things that need to be improved. 1. The staff in the front desk are not well informed about basic info, and many times they are not capable to answer your questions and help you efficiently. They have a very informal approach. 2. The rooms were very simple which is not a problem, but the furniture and linings have to be replaced, are way too old. 3. The food at the Mexican restaurant was terrible and the buffet needs more variety. My family and me spent six days and we ate the same food every single morning. The stuff in the Colonial dinning room were not always cordial and polite as we expected. 4. The beach area needs more shade! It is very hot .There are not enough palm trees to hide from the sun.

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

Family

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