Punta Cana

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue


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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, Don Pablo Collection is an adults-only (18+) resort situated on the beach within the Grand Bahia Principe Complex. Effective January 2, 2017, this hotel will be renamed Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue, Don Pablo Collection. Guests will receive exquisite treatment from the staff that has been trained to meet guests' highest demands. Private sections of the beach, pool, and restaurants guarantee the best atmosphere for relaxation.

Feeling lazy? Smoke a cigar in the Cigar Lounge or take a soak in the Jacuzzi in the privacy of your own room. Sleep with your favorite pillow from the pillow-menu. Call your private butler for whatever you need. Want a little more action? Also enjoy complimentary 24-hour Wifi internet access throughout the resort (up to two devices). Guests staying at Luxury Bahía Principe Ambar, Don Pablo Collection can use all of the facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana Resort Complex. Pueblo Principe has its own shopping & entertainment center that is open 24-hours. It includes shops, a disco, a casino, shows, live music, and much more.

Enjoy unlimited dining in the resort's four restaurants. Treat your taste buds to an International buffet or a la carte specialties including French, Italian and Mediterranean. The four bars serve cool, tropical drinks and each room has a mini-bar that is replenished daily. Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, and Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection (except main buffets).

Crystal Award Winner: Best Staff and Service in the Caribbean, 2014

Exceptional Value!
Extra Value: Apple Vacationers receive private check-in, VIP amenities, exclusive concierge service, and more.
Honeymoon: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket in the room upon arrival, and room upgrade (based on availability).

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HOTEL LOCATION
Right next to the new Golf Club Punta Blanca and near to Palma Real - Cocotal Golf Club, Punta Cana Golf Club and 90 min. drive to Casa de Campo Golf Club.
Address: ARENA GORDA - MACAO
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 1-809-552-1444
Fax: 1-809-552-1327
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
1 large swimming pool. Large sun terraces and gardens with sunshades and sunbeds.
Golf: NEARBY
Golf Club Punta Blanca is next to resort, Palma Real is near by
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 3
Court Fee: $ for night tennis
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Boccia, soccer, basketball, volley ball, and mini golf.
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
A Caribbean style Hotel with touches of colonial decoration, surrounded by tropical vegetation. Located closest to the beach boasting exclusive services and unlimited a la carte dining. Guests have full use of resort facilities (five pools, eight restaurants and ten bars), and enjoy free entrance and local drinks in the disco at Pueblo Principe! Beach: 700m white sand beach front Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 748
Year Opened: 2007 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Room service from 10:00 am - 6:00 am. 1 free hour on non-motorized watersports daily. There is fee for use of the room safe. Free 24-hour Wifi access throughout the resort.
ROOM TYPES
DON PABLO SUP JRS DLX AI
Rooms are equiped with 2 double beds or 1 king bed, pillowtop mattress, full bath with hydro massage tub, hair dryer, plasma sat TV, room safe, mini bar, balcony or terrace. VIP amenities, pillow menu, bathrobes in room, Butler service.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Shaver
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
There is fee for use of the room safe. Free Wifi internet access (up to two devices).
DINING
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue:
Palmira - International buffet. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Different theme every night. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
Portofino - Italian specialties. Open for dinner.
El Olivo - Mediterranean. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
Las Brisas - Beach buffet restaurant and bar. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Don Pablo - Gourmet. Finest selection of International Cuisine dishes in a sophisticated environment with magnificent garden and pool views. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Games and organized activities, watersports, pool.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Daily entertanment with live music and a variety of shows.
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3526 Recommend
3526 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue to their friends and family



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Mostly Good.
Ian_Sync, Edmonton, Canada
Wed Jan 04 08:05:58 EST 2017
We took an adult family trip to the Punta Cana over Christmas, and stayed at the Bahia Principe Ambar Blue. As advertised, the "Ambar Blue" was closest to the resort beach, which had an exclusive adults only section. The beach was well-kept, and their were ample beach chairs availble. As with any beach, you have to get there in the early morning for the chairs closest to the water. There were servers that were regularly available, and unlike some resorts in Mexico, there wasn't much intrusion by excursion vendors. The service at Ambar Blue was very good. The serving staff at most of the restaurants were very friendly and responsive. Cleaning and maintenace staff were also very friendly. Sometimes requests get lost in translation, but most worked very hard to please. Unfortunately our family ran into issues with the rooms. The rooms themselves were good, but not exceptional (compared to other five-stars). The space was ample; the bathroom was modern; and the bed was comfortable. However, we experienced leakage (sometimes due to rain, but other times for no observable reason). In my case, the washroom had a small leak over the toilet. My brother and his wife were moved the frist night because of water on the floor, and did okay for most of the trip. The last night, they had a significant leak of water, and were move to other rooms that also had leaks. They were moved four times that evening. Guest services did what they could considering this happened the final day -- but it is somewhat concerning how many rooms had these leaks (without knowing how they are fixed). Lastly, the food at Ambar Blue was wonderful. The main buffet, Palyrma, had a great spread of quality food. In terms of A la carte, the steakhouse and BBQ were also great. The food was excellent at Ambar Blue. Overall, the experience was very good. I didn't consider the rooms to be five-star, but assuming you get a room without a leak, you probably get great value for what you pay. The great beach, wonderful food and the great staff is really what allowed us to enjoy the vacation, in lieu of the room leakage issues. A good spot (potentially great without leaks).

Beautiful Grounds and Nice Beach - Nothing Special
AoxoA,
Wed Jan 04 02:32:10 EST 2017
We have stayed at 10 + Bahia Resorts and this one is no better or worse than the rest. Most of the staff are really great. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Probably the best looking greenery we have come across at a resort!!! Great Job!!! There's multiple pairs of wild parrots too! The beach is nice, albeit obviously very busy over the X-mas break. Surf is quite strong but fun. Pools are fun. Green pool is nicer, but has much less shade and has a more relaxed vibe. Food was good. The green buffet is way better than the blue buffet for breakfast and dinner. Beach restaurant is great for lunch. Waiters at the beach bar are awesome! Nelson in particular was fantastic!!! Franklyn in the yellow shirt will hook you up with chairs if you show up late. He was great too! Transportation is convenient, but nothing is too far to walk. Good luck getting a room by the beach!!! Entertainment was great with lots of variety at the various venues. Non smoking area in the lobby was a welcome surprise!!! All that being said, the hotel caters to the larger groups and privilege club members. Don't ask for anything at the front desk and you won't be disappointed. They are so bound be hotel policies and rules that they are basically useless, but that won't stop them from taking your tips. We are very easy going people and we don't ask much, but we are really getting quite tired of having our requests and issues ignored at Bahia Principe hotels. Small fish in a big pond, I guess???

I little bit big for my liking, but otherwise great
T B, London, Canada
Tue Jan 03 17:16:27 EST 2017
After a few trips to other places in the Dominican Republic we decided to try Punta Cana this time. We selected the LBP Ambar for that. Here's how it looked like: Check in: Absolute cluster**** They call it private check in, however the right name should be annoying check in. We were herded into a small room in the Ambar 2 (now Ambar Green) lobby, where we were offered some over-sweetened drinks and asked to complete the registration forms. The whole process was way too slow, too much talking from resort employees. Typical example of how this thing shouldn't be done. Room: Junior suites in building 63 at Ambar 1 (now Ambar Blue). Reasonably sized, a bit dated, but still looking good. Our room had a king size bed, our sons shared a room with 2 double beds. The bathrooms were reasonably sized, well appointed. I appreciated the shower stall in the bathroom. The safe was included in price. The minibar was stocked daily with water, pop, beer and few minis of vodka, rum and whisky. The beach: Clean, with lots of loungers in the Ambar private area. However, considering the number of Bahia Principe properties using the beach, the area right at the water may be crowded at times. The sea there is good for swimming, however there is no safe access to reef for snorkeling due to motor boat traffic. Food: Good food across the whole property. We were satisfied with the food and service in both buffets and most of the a'la carte's we visited. Oddly enough, the only place causing unhappiness was the Don Pablo Collection Gourmet Restaurant Drinks: Bars everywhere across the property with good selection of domestic and international drinks. No complaints here. Service: The staff was great everywhere. In general, the place is a bit large to my liking. I prefer quieter properties such as the GBP El Portillo in Las Terrenas. But I guess the large resort is the price for visiting Punta Cana. Would I go back? If the price is right, why not?

AWESOME TIME
Patrick M, Higuey
Mon Jan 02 03:14:27 EST 2017
Met some interesting people made new friends while vacationing here.Place was always keep clean and the staff made you feel like family.Always asking if there is anything they can do for you or get you.

Not 5 star
A B, Worthing, United Kingdom
Mon Jan 02 01:20:58 EST 2017
Two week Christmas break. First room; on arrival at night reported water leaking through bathroom ceiling which was loose and bulging. Phone not working. Balcony door lock broken (ground floor room). Next day changed rooms; Main door lock not working and chain missing. Safe left locked open. All dressing table drawers broken. Balcony door lock broken. Air conditioning not working due to detector on door being broken.Terrace light not working. Bath leaking and stained yellow.Mini bar not restocked. Hotel very large and pretty. All pools had loud music playing during day.Beach very crowded and tightly packed with sun beds. Food good.



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