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"Family of 5 stayed in one of the family rooms. Room was cramped and uncomfortable but we were there for the beach, pools, and fun. Beach was great. Po ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 09 Jan 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Arena Gorda Beach

On the beach

You'll find Arena Gorda Beach and Iberostar Golf Course within 2 miles (3 km) of this Punta Cana property. Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and Punta Blanca Golf Course are also within 3 miles (5 km).


This smoke-free property features a private beach, free water park access, and a full-service spa. Enjoy a day at the beach surfing, or relax with sun loungers. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the convenience store.

Free WiFi, balconies

The 1000 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and offer free WiFi and balconies. Minibars, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.

Family Room (B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room Europe

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room Latam

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max


Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room LATAM

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Riu Bambu All Inclusive ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Bambu All Inclusive

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Oudyandong hotel with lots to do. The staff was friendly!!!

Posted by , from West Bloomfield on Aug 24, 2019

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1 out of 5
I have a nightmare at this hotel and not because the staff is because a nasty, unprofessional, disgusting, horrible man called Guillermo who stated he was the boss, director, administrator and he had the power to do whatever he wants. This nasty man treat the employees and guests like garbage, he has no skills to do his job and because this the hotel will lose a lot of money and businesses. This is my second time at this hotel (first time March 2019 - second time July-August 2019). This unprofessional man call Guillermo who refused to give his last name try to kick two Dominican families from the resort because they playing music at pool something that we all been enjoying. Many people was at the pool at the time this disgusting man came and told the people playing the nice music to turn it off or he is gonna cut their wrists bands and kick them out to f the resort. the women and children started crying because they got scared and decided to leave. the people who saw what happened told this disgusting person that what he had done was unacceptable and even more so that the people who he mistreated were Dominican like him. Mr. Guillermo, who kept repeating that he was the chief, manager, director and could do what he wanted. We asked him to please tell the guys on the bar to play music and Incredibly the music at bar was louder than the music the guests were playing something that we told to this nasty man. He didn’t like what we said and He threatened us also.continue

Posted by , from New York on Aug 5, 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful property. Family villas were large enough for 3 adults and 1 child. The food was outstanding and there was enough variety to satisfy everyone. The Expedia representative, Marissa, was full of attitude but she works for Expedia not the hotel. The hotel staff were kind and helpful. We added an extra tip for each of them to show our appreciation.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
Everything was great. Did not like the long far walks from our room to reception and the main general buffet near reception. However, staff at the restaurants were on point, always refilling the drinks without being asked, & always asking if we were ok or if we needed anything. Pool could have used some cleaning . I’m vegetarian and there were still plenty of food options for me, the food was good. We didn’t really have any problems , until checkout they tried charging us $60 for making two phone calls from the room (we only called reception twice) but it was resolved and the charges removed. The beach was a close walk , and we were able to use the kayaking equipment at no extra charge. Overall we had a really good experience, the staff were friendly and inviting, no one asked or expected a tip. We definitely plan to come back to Riu Bambu. I give it a 4/5

Posted by , from NJ on Jul 6, 2019

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5 out of 5
Excellent hotel and staff !!! Limited international drinks but Ok, they know anyway about international cocktails !!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

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2 out of 5
Not 5 star as advertised. From hard beds to subpar food the experience was not a pleasant one. The only nice part were the beach and pools. Would not return.

Posted by on Feb 24, 2019

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2 out of 5
nIce Hotel, close to beach. Food is terrible! Me and my 3 friends got stomak infection and could not eat for last 3 days of vacation! Never-ever we will go there again!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018

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4 out of 5

Riu Bambu Fun and Afforadable

Pros: Price was right
Cons: Better beds
Family of 5 stayed in one of the family rooms. Room was cramped and uncomfortable but we were there for the beach, pools, and fun. Beach was great. Pools were nice. Staff was amazing. Particularly Frank at the pool bar and Junior at the buffet restaurant.

Posted by , from Chicago on Jan 9, 2018

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1 out of 5

staff is nasty

The person in charge Javier acknowledged my daughter was not present and gave me the run around that they needed an email from Travelocity to refund me and then he denied my refund. For three hundred dollars. Really? I will never recommend Riu again to anyone again like I did for ten years

Posted by , from b on Dec 18, 2015

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All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Access to offsite clubs
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to offsite clubs included
  • Sailing included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Gratuities included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Meals and drinks at companion properties included
  • Theme parties included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Riu Bambu All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply step outside to unwind on the property's beach. At Riu Bambu All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served daily. There are 7 restaurants on site, along with a grocery/convenience store. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 swim-up bars and 6 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive property also offers a complimentary water park, a complimentary children's club, and a children's pool. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Punta Cana property is smoke free.

  • 1000 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 7 dining venues
  • 3 bars by the pool
  • 2 swim-up bars
  • 6 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) (27.1 km / 16.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Bambu All Inclusive offers 1000 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Colonial - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

San Angelo - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.

Hibachi - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine.

Mama Juana - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

Chillis - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine.

Nearby Activities

5 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, a complimentary water park, a health club, and a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Renova Spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • Debit cards not accepted

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.


Golf Promotion

Book a stay in any room or rate category for travel now - December 23, 2019, and receive the following inclusions for USD 95 per person: 18 holes of golf; sandwiches; transportation between the hotel and golf course; shared golf cart; water and sodas; practice balls and tees; and fresh towels at the end of the 18 holes.

Full details at check-in. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours in advance to arrange tee time; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Non-players are charged UDS 25 per person. Club rental is available for a surcharge. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.