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Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, Playa Bávaro   23301 Punta Cana La Altagracia ,   República Dominicana  


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Barceló Bávaro Beach - Adults only

4.5/5 Round Indicators
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    André F New York City, New York. 09/18/2018 Couples

    “GREAT RELAXING LOCATION!!”

    If you want to get away from it all and JUST RELAX, Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults-Only All-Inclusive IS FOR YOU! It is one of the most relaxing places I've ever taken a vacation and the staff is always there and ready to cater to you. The hotel, pools, and beach are constantly cleaned by some of the most genuine and friendly people you'll ever meet; Security also does a great job by being present but never overwhelming and the locals right outside the resort are great too! You'll never lack for food options at the buffet but the evening a la carte restaurants are where you'll get the best meals on the resort ( you can't go wrong with any of their steak options). Chez Gourmet IS A MUST for dinner (try the Salmon Cannelloni appetizer) Throughout the day, the bar drinks tend to start on the weaker side but tip your bartender I'm sure they'll be better for the following rounds. The rooms are due for a bit of updating and the TV reception isn't great but who needs TV when you're in paradise for a week. Be sure to trek over to Bavaro Palace and take advantage of the free kayaks and paddleboarding, as you're able to comfortably go out to the reef and explore. All in all, A GREAT TRIP that SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS!!!
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    Jenna S Chicago, Illinois. 09/18/2018 Couples

    “Fun week in the sun, but wifi is NOT included”

    This was my third time visiting the Dominican and first time at Bavaro Beach. Overall, we had an absolutely amazing time. When we arrived we were given a first floor room, however we paid extra to be on the 2nd or 3rd floor. We told the front desk and right away we changed rooms, no problems. Our room was great, a double king size bed with a direct view of the ocean. The food was as good as it can be for an all inclusive, we wish there was a sit down for lunch instead of only buffet options. La Barsia was our favorite restaurant, we always went there for lunch because it was right on the beach. The staff were very friendly, drinks were always flowing. We had no problems making dinner reservations too, but you need them if you don't want buffet. We noticed speakers all over the property however there was never music coming from them, would have been nice to have some tunes while walking around. The seaweed wasn't too bad while we were there and they did a great job at keeping the beach clean, we definitely felt we had the nicest beach compared to near by resorts. If you are on the beach there are no servers so you have to go to the pool. Wifi is not included! You have to pay, do not purchase it until the day you want to start using it either. We did have a great time there and liked that we chose the adults only side.
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    Philip T Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. 09/17/2018 Couples

    “Expectations for premium level, no where close...”

    My wife and I were participating in a destination wedding the week of September 10, 2018. I had read reviews and chose the Barceló Beach for two reasons. 1. Proximity to resort for the wedding. (We wanted our own personal time:-)) and 2. The favorable reviews I read. I travel extensively, so my expectations are modest. My wife however has high expectations, so I booked the premium level experience with ocean front sub deck rooms with bells and whistles. Other than expedited check in, concierge seemed to be “put out” by any requests we made. Room service was horrible, choices limited, and preparation lacked. You have to travel by tram to all ala cart restaurants except one. When we tried to make reservations, (resort had about 15 percent occupancy), we were given very few choices, only to arrive and witness the restaurants at times half full. The food quality seemed good and I was impressed with the choices, but food didn’t arrive hot. The Italian restaurant (Dolce La Vita)... wife’s Alfredo was flavorless... French Restaurant (La Comnde) My sea bass was very good, escargot was over cooked , wife’s Chateau Briande was cold, and flavorless, the bear aisle was also lacking, Kyoto, the Japanese restaurant was ok but no sauces offered with protein selections. La Feunta the Spanish restaurant, had a nice ambiance. And here my lamb shoulder and vichyssoise was actually very good, however the sizzling garlic prawns were anything but sizzling and the grilled cheeses were barely warm, the chicken option my wife chose was also lacking.... buffets are buffets and the breakfast was generally ok, lunch options ok but limited.... enough with the food critique... service personnel were generally were kind and helpful... premium level / concierge service is where I became frustrated... I didn’t expect much except for customer care... I was made to feel that any request was an imposition... We enjoyed Punta Cana, but are not sure we would return to The Barceló Bavaro group... Beach and Palace are the same property... Palace is newer construction so we assume the rooms are nicer with updated finishes. The “Beach” adult only section is older. Rooms were comfortable, but dated... if you choose the adult only section, bring your sneakers and not sandals... everything is a hike...

    Director Sandy P, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review
     Dear guest, We sincerely appreciate the time you spent to share your comments following your visit to our Barceló Bavaro Beach Adults Only hotel, our guests' feedback is of utmost importance to ensure our demanding standards of service at all times, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconsistency you may have experienced during your stay. We were very saddened to read your disappointment with the dining expériences, at Barceló we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday expérience therefore we will make sure to take your comments into account to improve in this aspect of our services. Please be assured that your comments will be taken into serious consideration and that they will help us to improve our services. Once again, thank you for your time and despite the issues you have raised following your stay, we hope that Barceló will remain an option for your next holiday and that we will have the opportunity to restore your faith in our company in the near future. Best regards Sandy Pfeil General Manager

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    combsrd Independence, Missouri. 09/17/2018 Couples

    “Beautiful ”

    This resort is absolutely gorgeous. Plenty of stuff to do day and night. Staff is 50/50, some are so nice and others aren’t as willing to serve. Restaurant’s for the most part are above the average for all inclusive. Do the premium level, it’s well worth the small difference. Don’t expect a great deal from the rooms or you will probably be disappointed. As a non bilingual English speaking American, I found it very difficult to communicate well with most of the staff. If you get anything out of this review, don’t let me talk you out of staying here. a BEAUTIFUL place to vacation.

    Director Sandy P, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review
     Dear guest, Thank you very much for the time you spent to share your personal impressions of your stay at our Barceló Bavaro Beach Adults Only. We always welcome feedback, as it allows us to continually improve the experience we create for our guests. Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certaily look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. Best regards Sandy Pfeil General Manager

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    vincebarr0n London, United Kingdom. 09/16/2018 Couples

    “Sun, Sand, Seafood and Cocktails”

    This is the second time we have visited this resort this year we liked it so much in June we decided to come back for our Silver Wedding Anniversary and it did not disappoint. The only let down was that we had to come home!

    Director Sandy P, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review
     Dear guest, First of all, we congratulate you with your Silver Wedding Anniversary and we thank you for choosing our Barceló Bavaro Beach Adults Only hotel for such a special occasion.We take a lot of pleasure in making each of our guests' visits "fantastic", especially when it comes to special occasions. Thank you again for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Best regards Sandy Pfeil General Manager

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    • september 18 2018
    • New York City, New York
    • Couples

    André F

    “GREAT RELAXING LOCATION!!”


    If you want to get away from it all and JUST RELAX, Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults-Only All-Inclusive IS FOR YOU! It is one of the most relaxing places I've ever taken a vacation and the staff is always there and ready to cater to you. The hotel, pools, and beach are constantly cleaned by some of the most genuine and friendly people you'll ever meet; Security also does a great job by being present but never overwhelming and the locals right outside the resort are great too! You'll never lack for food options at the buffet but the evening a la carte restaurants are where you'll get the best meals on the resort ( you can't go wrong with any of their steak options). Chez Gourmet IS A MUST for dinner (try the Salmon Cannelloni appetizer) Throughout the day, the bar drinks tend to start on the weaker side but tip your bartender I'm sure they'll be better for the following rounds. The rooms are due for a bit of updating and the TV reception isn't great but who needs TV when you're in paradise for a week. Be sure to trek over to Bavaro Palace and take advantage of the free kayaks and paddleboarding, as you're able to comfortably go out to the reef and explore. All in all, A GREAT TRIP that SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS!!!


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    • september 18 2018
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Couples

    Jenna S

    “Fun week in the sun, but wifi is NOT included”


    This was my third time visiting the Dominican and first time at Bavaro Beach. Overall, we had an absolutely amazing time. When we arrived we were given a first floor room, however we paid extra to be on the 2nd or 3rd floor. We told the front desk and right away we changed rooms, no problems. Our room was great, a double king size bed with a direct view of the ocean. The food was as good as it can be for an all inclusive, we wish there was a sit down for lunch instead of only buffet options. La Barsia was our favorite restaurant, we always went there for lunch because it was right on the beach. The staff were very friendly, drinks were always flowing. We had no problems making dinner reservations too, but you need them if you don't want buffet. We noticed speakers all over the property however there was never music coming from them, would have been nice to have some tunes while walking around. The seaweed wasn't too bad while we were there and they did a great job at keeping the beach clean, we definitely felt we had the nicest beach compared to near by resorts. If you are on the beach there are no servers so you have to go to the pool. Wifi is not included! You have to pay, do not purchase it until the day you want to start using it either. We did have a great time there and liked that we chose the adults only side.


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    • september 17 2018
    • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • Couples

    Philip T

    “Expectations for premium level, no where close...”


    My wife and I were participating in a destination wedding the week of September 10, 2018. I had read reviews and chose the Barceló Beach for two reasons. 1. Proximity to resort for the wedding. (We wanted our own personal time:-)) and 2. The favorable reviews I read. I travel extensively, so my expectations are modest. My wife however has high expectations, so I booked the premium level experience with ocean front sub deck rooms with bells and whistles. Other than expedited check in, concierge seemed to be “put out” by any requests we made. Room service was horrible, choices limited, and preparation lacked. You have to travel by tram to all ala cart restaurants except one. When we tried to make reservations, (resort had about 15 percent occupancy), we were given very few choices, only to arrive and witness the restaurants at times half full. The food quality seemed good and I was impressed with the choices, but food didn’t arrive hot. The Italian restaurant (Dolce La Vita)... wife’s Alfredo was flavorless... French Restaurant (La Comnde) My sea bass was very good, escargot was over cooked , wife’s Chateau Briande was cold, and flavorless, the bear aisle was also lacking, Kyoto, the Japanese restaurant was ok but no sauces offered with protein selections. La Feunta the Spanish restaurant, had a nice ambiance. And here my lamb shoulder and vichyssoise was actually very good, however the sizzling garlic prawns were anything but sizzling and the grilled cheeses were barely warm, the chicken option my wife chose was also lacking.... buffets are buffets and the breakfast was generally ok, lunch options ok but limited.... enough with the food critique... service personnel were generally were kind and helpful... premium level / concierge service is where I became frustrated... I didn’t expect much except for customer care... I was made to feel that any request was an imposition... We enjoyed Punta Cana, but are not sure we would return to The Barceló Bavaro group... Beach and Palace are the same property... Palace is newer construction so we assume the rooms are nicer with updated finishes. The “Beach” adult only section is older. Rooms were comfortable, but dated... if you choose the adult only section, bring your sneakers and not sandals... everything is a hike...


    Director Sandy P, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review
    Dear guest, We sincerely appreciate the time you spent to share your comments following your visit to our Barceló Bavaro Beach Adults Only hotel, our guests' feedback is of utmost importance to ensure our demanding standards of service at all times, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconsistency you may have experienced during your stay. We were very saddened to read your disappointment with the dining expériences, at Barceló we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday expérience therefore we will make sure to take your comments into account to improve in this aspect of our services. Please be assured that your comments will be taken into serious consideration and that they will help us to improve our services. Once again, thank you for your time and despite the issues you have raised following your stay, we hope that Barceló will remain an option for your next holiday and that we will have the opportunity to restore your faith in our company in the near future. Best regards Sandy Pfeil General Manager

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    • september 17 2018
    • Independence, Missouri
    • Couples

    combsrd

    “Beautiful ”


    This resort is absolutely gorgeous. Plenty of stuff to do day and night. Staff is 50/50, some are so nice and others aren’t as willing to serve. Restaurant’s for the most part are above the average for all inclusive. Do the premium level, it’s well worth the small difference. Don’t expect a great deal from the rooms or you will probably be disappointed. As a non bilingual English speaking American, I found it very difficult to communicate well with most of the staff. If you get anything out of this review, don’t let me talk you out of staying here. a BEAUTIFUL place to vacation.


    Director Sandy P, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review
    Dear guest, Thank you very much for the time you spent to share your personal impressions of your stay at our Barceló Bavaro Beach Adults Only. We always welcome feedback, as it allows us to continually improve the experience we create for our guests. Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certaily look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. Best regards Sandy Pfeil General Manager

    EVALUATION

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    • september 16 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Couples

    vincebarr0n

    “Sun, Sand, Seafood and Cocktails”


    This is the second time we have visited this resort this year we liked it so much in June we decided to come back for our Silver Wedding Anniversary and it did not disappoint. The only let down was that we had to come home!


    Director Sandy P, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review
    Dear guest, First of all, we congratulate you with your Silver Wedding Anniversary and we thank you for choosing our Barceló Bavaro Beach Adults Only hotel for such a special occasion.We take a lot of pleasure in making each of our guests' visits "fantastic", especially when it comes to special occasions. Thank you again for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Best regards Sandy Pfeil General Manager

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