Barceló Hotel Beach Bávaro Palace Deluxe

Barceló Bávaro Palace

Texto: 5222 Spectacular resort on Bavaro Beach with 11 restaurants, casino, golf course, spa and much more. Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, Playa Bávaro | 23301 | Punta Cana La Altagracia || República Dominicana
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Barceló Bávaro Palace Texto: 5222 4 out of 5 based on 16522 ratings. 16522 user reviews.
Barceló Bávaro Palace reviewed by Aria P on . Great Resort With Family Room - Read Past the Negative Reviews About Us: We travelled as a group of three with one first timer to the DR. We had previously stayed at Tropical Princess in Punta Cana at our last stay and loved it, and were hoping this hotel would... Rating: 5
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Barceló Bávaro Palace

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


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18 km Punta Cana International Airport

350 m The Lakes Golf Course (by P.B. Dye)

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Barceló Bávaro Palace

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    becamiller052018 San Diego, California. 05/21/2018 Family

    “You will have a great time - ignore the bad reviews”

    I dont write a lot of reviews due to lack of time being a working mother, but I felt super compelled to write on on our amazing experience here. Especially because I was getting a little nervous before we left due to a block of poor reviews complaining about the friendliness of the staff and a lot of comments about the food. First off we are a family of three, my husband and I are in our late thirties and my daughter is 3. I wanted to go somewhere that had something for everyone and had everything we needed.. where we could RELAX! and Relax we did! As far as the people, yes the english is not the best, but you need to understand this you are travelling to a foreign country. This resort is huge! the expectation that every worker know a foreign language such is English is absurd. We had a leg up as we know spanish, and once we got to talking to the workers they were all sweet and opened up to us. Many were so nice to my young daughter and always gave her a big smile. I understand why some people may have thought that some of the workers were not friendly, but please understand that it is probably because they dont quite understand you perfectly. I can assure you they are trying their best, and a quick smile and kindness on your part will transcend any language barrier and they will most likely give you a big smile right back. The food- ok, I have to be honest- the sit down restaurants were ok. Our favorite was the italian and japanese. But I actually really liked the buffet. There was so much to choose from, I didnt understand why the complaints. There were fancier options, local cuisine and even some of the boring things you can't go wrong with - pastas and rice bowls. If travellers expect 5 start dining, this is not for you. But I would say I ate well at every meal. I think a lot of people that complain are people that have a hard time having fun, because honestly the food was just fine. Every one found something they liked, case closed. I loved the water parks for young kids.. We spent a whole day there. The playground for the kids at the kids club was great too. The beach was absolutely fantastic, as were the pool areas and the pool entertainment was hilarious. We also LOVED the shows at the theatre. Honestly, if you were turned off by any of the reviews, but love to have a good time, just go. The resort was perfect for my whole family and I am already telling all my friends we need to plan a group trip back :) Thank you to all the Dominican staff that made our trip so fun!
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    NykieandDre Belmont, Massachusetts. 05/20/2018 Couples

    “An honest review ”

    I’ve been at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace for less than 48 hours and I already feel like I have enough information to write my review. We booked our trip in October of 2017 and were really relying on the reviews to get us prepared for what we about to experience. Let me tell you RIGHT now that these poor reviews are CRAP! I questioned cancelling this place based off of these reviews and I am so glad I didn’t! First off, if you’re coming to a country where the language is SPANISH, how dare you complain that no one speaks English? That’s ignorant! Here’s a tip; Rosetta Stone or G👀GLE! If you’re mad about someone speaking Spanish in a Spanish speaking country than you should probably consider a vacation in, I don’t know, AMERICA? 🙄 Good grief! Secondly, if you’re complaining about the food, than you just have an outright problem with anything and everything! There are so many options to choose from that it is hard to believe that you can’t find anything that you like. The food is not the problem here. The beach: Some seaweed but not enough to take away the absolute amazing experience. The water is the most beautiful teal/green color I have ever seen. It’s breathtaking. The pools are also great.....everything is clean and beautiful. I’m going to stop here and will continue my review midway through our stay. We are here for 11 days.
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    tom1mac81 05/20/2018 Couples

    “Amazing resort loved everything”

    Clean modern resort with tons to do on site Great beach and pools Modern resort with excellent staff Casino shopping and allot of entertainment on site Restaurants were good with allot of variety Close to malls and restaurants and good selection of excursions Would definitely recommend the pirate ship dinner and show it was allot of fun
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    travelerD7538GX Toronto, Canada. 05/20/2018 Family

    “Great resort”

    The food was amazing the service great big pool and the beach was beautiful. Our room was nice and we had a jacuzzi on the balcony. The people were really friendly and made our time really enjoyable. This hotel I amazing and I strongly suggest that you visit this resort
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    oscotti Montreal, Canada. 05/19/2018 Family

    “Amazing hotel with some things to fix”

    I stayed with my family for 1 week in April. This was our second time there and we really love it. The hotel is amazing. It is huge and you have many things to do even if the weather is not good. Rooms are really clean and employees are super friendly. Room service is very good. Beach is the best we ever went and the pool is big and clean. If you have kids they have a pool for kids with a sledge and they also have 2 water parks (one small and free and another one big but you need to pay) that are very good also. It is very nice to walk and for pictures. They have persons that used to clean it often. The restaurants are good. They dont offer too much options but it is a good experience. They dont have good kid meals in general. All the employees there are friendly and they had around 2 waiters per table. If you have kids this is really good because you dont wait too much. The casino is good and the shopping are is expensive but is nice to walk and buy few things. If you go outside (downtown) you could get same thing cheaper. You have bars all over the places and they have a lot of options for local or international drinks. For the activities, you have few things to do. Like water sports and few fields for tennis, soccer, basket, etc. They have a huge theater that offers really good shows and it has 2 bars and waiters to serve you. They have a train that you can use to move within the hotel. The hotel is not that far of the downtown and you have a free bus that you can use to go there. They have a doctor 24hs and a pharmacy inside. As a negative side: The family rooms are kite far from the beach and if you have babies you need to use the train otherwise you are going to walk a lot. The food in the buffet was the same all days, they changed a little bit but in general was the same. If you dont go to the restaurants at the end is boring. You dont have too much options on the desert side and on the kids are you have 3 options only. As I mentioned before, restaurants are good but they dont have too much options. They also have the restriction that mens need to go in long pants with for me is not good. I understand that you cant go with your swimming suit but you are in a beach it is not necessary this rule. This also applies to some bars. Some times you feel that if you dont give a tip to the person is not that friendly as use to. Most of the persons that we spoke there complied about it. I think that is good to have like a jar for tips and put the tip there and thats all. Internet is not free. Many hotels on that area offers free internet. It is only free if you are premium. Otherwise, it is really expensive, bad quality and is one device at the time. I payed 45 USD for 7 days. You have free internet on the casino area but to go there you cant go with swimming suit and sandals and it is only from 4am to 4pm. The shows in the Theater starts at 10pm and it is late, more if you want to enjoy the beach in the morning or you have kids. Shows can start at 9pm and is good also. The services that are not included are expensive. I tried to take a massage and it start from 85 USD for 25 minutes. If you want to use some water sport things you need to pay around 50 USD. Check-in is a little bit slow. Nothing special but it takes time. At the beach, They have tons of beach chairs but they dont have a table next to them. In the pool area you have a tiny table to put your drink and/or food. Smoking should not be allow in the restaurants and buffet. If you sit outside, it is allow to smoke. I dont like that because sometimes we were "force" to go inside because of people smoking. I dont think that could be consider as 5 stars hotel but it is close. I really recommend this hotel and for sure we are going back there soon.

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    • may 21 2018
    • San Diego, California
    • Family

    becamiller052018

    “You will have a great time - ignore the bad reviews”


    I dont write a lot of reviews due to lack of time being a working mother, but I felt super compelled to write on on our amazing experience here. Especially because I was getting a little nervous before we left due to a block of poor reviews complaining about the friendliness of the staff and a lot of comments about the food. First off we are a family of three, my husband and I are in our late thirties and my daughter is 3. I wanted to go somewhere that had something for everyone and had everything we needed.. where we could RELAX! and Relax we did! As far as the people, yes the english is not the best, but you need to understand this you are travelling to a foreign country. This resort is huge! the expectation that every worker know a foreign language such is English is absurd. We had a leg up as we know spanish, and once we got to talking to the workers they were all sweet and opened up to us. Many were so nice to my young daughter and always gave her a big smile. I understand why some people may have thought that some of the workers were not friendly, but please understand that it is probably because they dont quite understand you perfectly. I can assure you they are trying their best, and a quick smile and kindness on your part will transcend any language barrier and they will most likely give you a big smile right back. The food- ok, I have to be honest- the sit down restaurants were ok. Our favorite was the italian and japanese. But I actually really liked the buffet. There was so much to choose from, I didnt understand why the complaints. There were fancier options, local cuisine and even some of the boring things you can't go wrong with - pastas and rice bowls. If travellers expect 5 start dining, this is not for you. But I would say I ate well at every meal. I think a lot of people that complain are people that have a hard time having fun, because honestly the food was just fine. Every one found something they liked, case closed. I loved the water parks for young kids.. We spent a whole day there. The playground for the kids at the kids club was great too. The beach was absolutely fantastic, as were the pool areas and the pool entertainment was hilarious. We also LOVED the shows at the theatre. Honestly, if you were turned off by any of the reviews, but love to have a good time, just go. The resort was perfect for my whole family and I am already telling all my friends we need to plan a group trip back :) Thank you to all the Dominican staff that made our trip so fun!


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    • may 20 2018
    • Belmont, Massachusetts
    • Couples

    NykieandDre

    “An honest review ”


    I’ve been at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace for less than 48 hours and I already feel like I have enough information to write my review. We booked our trip in October of 2017 and were really relying on the reviews to get us prepared for what we about to experience. Let me tell you RIGHT now that these poor reviews are CRAP! I questioned cancelling this place based off of these reviews and I am so glad I didn’t! First off, if you’re coming to a country where the language is SPANISH, how dare you complain that no one speaks English? That’s ignorant! Here’s a tip; Rosetta Stone or G👀GLE! If you’re mad about someone speaking Spanish in a Spanish speaking country than you should probably consider a vacation in, I don’t know, AMERICA? 🙄 Good grief! Secondly, if you’re complaining about the food, than you just have an outright problem with anything and everything! There are so many options to choose from that it is hard to believe that you can’t find anything that you like. The food is not the problem here. The beach: Some seaweed but not enough to take away the absolute amazing experience. The water is the most beautiful teal/green color I have ever seen. It’s breathtaking. The pools are also great.....everything is clean and beautiful. I’m going to stop here and will continue my review midway through our stay. We are here for 11 days.


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    • may 20 2018
    • Couples

    tom1mac81

    “Amazing resort loved everything”


    Clean modern resort with tons to do on site Great beach and pools Modern resort with excellent staff Casino shopping and allot of entertainment on site Restaurants were good with allot of variety Close to malls and restaurants and good selection of excursions Would definitely recommend the pirate ship dinner and show it was allot of fun


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    • may 20 2018
    • Toronto, Canada
    • Family

    travelerD7538GX

    “Great resort”


    The food was amazing the service great big pool and the beach was beautiful. Our room was nice and we had a jacuzzi on the balcony. The people were really friendly and made our time really enjoyable. This hotel I amazing and I strongly suggest that you visit this resort


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    • may 19 2018
    • Montreal, Canada
    • Family

    oscotti

    “Amazing hotel with some things to fix”


    I stayed with my family for 1 week in April. This was our second time there and we really love it. The hotel is amazing. It is huge and you have many things to do even if the weather is not good. Rooms are really clean and employees are super friendly. Room service is very good. Beach is the best we ever went and the pool is big and clean. If you have kids they have a pool for kids with a sledge and they also have 2 water parks (one small and free and another one big but you need to pay) that are very good also. It is very nice to walk and for pictures. They have persons that used to clean it often. The restaurants are good. They dont offer too much options but it is a good experience. They dont have good kid meals in general. All the employees there are friendly and they had around 2 waiters per table. If you have kids this is really good because you dont wait too much. The casino is good and the shopping are is expensive but is nice to walk and buy few things. If you go outside (downtown) you could get same thing cheaper. You have bars all over the places and they have a lot of options for local or international drinks. For the activities, you have few things to do. Like water sports and few fields for tennis, soccer, basket, etc. They have a huge theater that offers really good shows and it has 2 bars and waiters to serve you. They have a train that you can use to move within the hotel. The hotel is not that far of the downtown and you have a free bus that you can use to go there. They have a doctor 24hs and a pharmacy inside. As a negative side: The family rooms are kite far from the beach and if you have babies you need to use the train otherwise you are going to walk a lot. The food in the buffet was the same all days, they changed a little bit but in general was the same. If you dont go to the restaurants at the end is boring. You dont have too much options on the desert side and on the kids are you have 3 options only. As I mentioned before, restaurants are good but they dont have too much options. They also have the restriction that mens need to go in long pants with for me is not good. I understand that you cant go with your swimming suit but you are in a beach it is not necessary this rule. This also applies to some bars. Some times you feel that if you dont give a tip to the person is not that friendly as use to. Most of the persons that we spoke there complied about it. I think that is good to have like a jar for tips and put the tip there and thats all. Internet is not free. Many hotels on that area offers free internet. It is only free if you are premium. Otherwise, it is really expensive, bad quality and is one device at the time. I payed 45 USD for 7 days. You have free internet on the casino area but to go there you cant go with swimming suit and sandals and it is only from 4am to 4pm. The shows in the Theater starts at 10pm and it is late, more if you want to enjoy the beach in the morning or you have kids. Shows can start at 9pm and is good also. The services that are not included are expensive. I tried to take a massage and it start from 85 USD for 25 minutes. If you want to use some water sport things you need to pay around 50 USD. Check-in is a little bit slow. Nothing special but it takes time. At the beach, They have tons of beach chairs but they dont have a table next to them. In the pool area you have a tiny table to put your drink and/or food. Smoking should not be allow in the restaurants and buffet. If you sit outside, it is allow to smoke. I dont like that because sometimes we were "force" to go inside because of people smoking. I dont think that could be consider as 5 stars hotel but it is close. I really recommend this hotel and for sure we are going back there soon.


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