Barceló Hotel Beach Bávaro Palace Deluxe
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Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, Playa Bávaro   23301 Punta Cana La Altagracia ,   República Dominicana  


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11 mi Punta Cana International Airport

383 yards The Lakes Golf Course (by P.B. Dye)

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Barceló Bávaro Palace

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    sassperella1 Kitchener Ontario. 01/15/2019 Couples

    “4th time and feeling let down”

    This is our 4th time at this resort we brought other couples with us and wanted to share our favorite hotel. When we checked in we were upgraded to junior suites . The rooms were in the 6 block and as usual the rooms were lovely . My friends all received little dolls in their rooms which they loved . Our rooms were always clean with a lovely turn down service at night . The food at the buffet again was awesome ! lots of choice although the dining room staff were slow and half the time i fended for myself for teas and coffee and most time tables were not set fullly. The let down came from Santa Fe restaurant previously i have enjoyed the steak house but this time it was a mess ! we all ordered Surf and turf nobody was asked which side they wanted and when the food finally came out all the orders were wrong my steak was sent back for being way under coked and the steak being very small with 3 shrimps .it was not good at all We came out hungry and very disappointed we also did the Spanish restaurant our first time ever trying it the staff were wonderful the food was yummy the only thing that upset us was the many children screaming and ruining the ambiance of this lovely restaurant I just don't understand why they allow kids in this place . We then did Italian the next day again food was good not very Italian themed but still very filling and good food . Again though lots of children screaming and unhappy . The Disco was pretty empty and the music was continuous Latin which people rarely danced too the shining part was the Michael Jackson impersonator We also went to the show but found the sound system made it ard to listen to the music my friends and I had a decent time but this is the first yr my husband and i have talked about finding a better resort
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    doublebogie01 Boston, Massachusetts. 01/15/2019

    “5 nights in punta cana”

    Well real nice resort, have been to many resorts in Punta Cana this rates with the better ones, the food was good but fortunately i speak the language, the service was not great and the language barrier is a real thing.
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    Justine295 Toronto, Canada. 01/15/2019 Family

    “Family vacation.”

    We've been at this hotel 4 times already and each time we go there is better then ever. The hotel is Soo Beautiful. It's very clean. The workers are very friendly and curtious with the guests. The hotel has something for all different ages. A 24 hour Sports Bar. A 24 hour Casino, Bowling alley. Wave pool,Kids splash works. Every night they have live entertainment. The food is very good. Whether you're dining at the Buffet or at the Alacarte Restaurants. It's all good. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone that loves a great hotel. Please check out their beach. It is so much nicer than any other place that I've stayed in Punta Cana. My famiy and I love the Barcelo Bavaro Palace and we would go back in a heartbeat.
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    AlexZ82 Tel Aviv, Israel. 01/15/2019 Family

    “Good location and facilities, average or low quality of food.”

    The resort is good in general. An old one and outdated but in a good condition. All the facilities will probably meet your expectations. The food is however below the average, and there is no difference if you have your dinner in the buffet or in the pre-registered on site restaurant. The food quality will be the same. The only difference will be the atmosphere. Unfortunately, this is the case in Dominican Republic in general.
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    Solci13 London, United Kingdom. 01/15/2019 Couples

    “Hit and miss but overall a good vacation”

    Where to start? I would say that although a few things did not meet the expectations, overall, we had a good time and always have to remember that all inclusive have lots of issues. If you took the time to raise the issue, they tried to resolve it. So in short, the room was beautiful. A little walk but do-able. It had a hot tub on the terrace which was fantastic as we could see the see from the side while on it. They room was beautiful but had a few design issues (ie, you could see your naked neighbours from the side on their tubs (not always with clothes on it). We had issues the cleaner which we raised with the PR team. The night cleaning lady that helped was very sweet and efficient. The food at the buffet for lunch was awful. We avoided at all cost at night. Kyoto restaurant was very good with excellent fresh fish dishes. Santa Fe (steakhouse) had good meat but took ages and apetizers/desserts were awful. We had reservations for Coral but considering they had the same apetizers/desserts, we requested to change to Kyoto. Ended up being our restaurant for most of the night we were there. The cuban coffee shop was excellent for coffee/cakes. We didn't try the Mexican, French or Spanish restaurants so cannot say. The pools were great. The beach spectacular except of the lack of bins for bottles and the amount of bottles you could find on the beach. As always, you have to play the reservation game as no lounge chairs available unless you reserve them. Volleyball courts were constantly full which was great. Game boards were available also good. Didn't care for the aqua gym class as it was short, not well organised and seemed more to gather people to take/sell pics than to provide a great fun class. Day enterainment team- have been in other hotels were it has been much better. The lady that managed the water sports was great and so was the team providing you the sailing boats. Professional, helpful and pleasant. Bars were tended ok so no complains there. Unfortunately what i think Barcelo is lacking is a good relationship between its management and its workforce. This is visible throughout the teams and most people that work on the buffet seem extremely unhappy. The exception was one lady that worked on the lowest tear of the MIramar (I think her name was Jenny?), greenish eyes. She was quick to set up/clean up tables and ensure the drinks were on the table by the time you got your food. Unfortuantely, the rest was not. I personally thought that the shows were impressive. Had never seen in any other all inclusive the level of production for these. The waitresses at the show were not paying attention to see who needed drinks and every night was the same story. The 24 hour buffet was awful. They need to put some attention urgently on this which is easy to fix. Public bathrooms were very clean. The entrance and fountains and gardens were stunning at night and it was a pleasure to be surrounded by these. The water was fantastic. Clean and light blue/greenish caribbean. Didn't see one fish in the water during my whole stay. You can hear some boats and music from these but part of being at the beach. The palms were gorgeous. Like I said, a very mixed experience but overall, we had a good time and the spaces were very pretty.

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    • january 15 2019
    • Kitchener Ontario
    • Couples

    sassperella1

    “4th time and feeling let down”


    This is our 4th time at this resort we brought other couples with us and wanted to share our favorite hotel. When we checked in we were upgraded to junior suites . The rooms were in the 6 block and as usual the rooms were lovely . My friends all received little dolls in their rooms which they loved . Our rooms were always clean with a lovely turn down service at night . The food at the buffet again was awesome ! lots of choice although the dining room staff were slow and half the time i fended for myself for teas and coffee and most time tables were not set fullly. The let down came from Santa Fe restaurant previously i have enjoyed the steak house but this time it was a mess ! we all ordered Surf and turf nobody was asked which side they wanted and when the food finally came out all the orders were wrong my steak was sent back for being way under coked and the steak being very small with 3 shrimps .it was not good at all We came out hungry and very disappointed we also did the Spanish restaurant our first time ever trying it the staff were wonderful the food was yummy the only thing that upset us was the many children screaming and ruining the ambiance of this lovely restaurant I just don't understand why they allow kids in this place . We then did Italian the next day again food was good not very Italian themed but still very filling and good food . Again though lots of children screaming and unhappy . The Disco was pretty empty and the music was continuous Latin which people rarely danced too the shining part was the Michael Jackson impersonator We also went to the show but found the sound system made it ard to listen to the music my friends and I had a decent time but this is the first yr my husband and i have talked about finding a better resort


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    • january 15 2019
    • Boston, Massachusetts

    doublebogie01

    “5 nights in punta cana”


    Well real nice resort, have been to many resorts in Punta Cana this rates with the better ones, the food was good but fortunately i speak the language, the service was not great and the language barrier is a real thing.


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    • january 15 2019
    • Toronto, Canada
    • Family

    Justine295

    “Family vacation.”


    We've been at this hotel 4 times already and each time we go there is better then ever. The hotel is Soo Beautiful. It's very clean. The workers are very friendly and curtious with the guests. The hotel has something for all different ages. A 24 hour Sports Bar. A 24 hour Casino, Bowling alley. Wave pool,Kids splash works. Every night they have live entertainment. The food is very good. Whether you're dining at the Buffet or at the Alacarte Restaurants. It's all good. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone that loves a great hotel. Please check out their beach. It is so much nicer than any other place that I've stayed in Punta Cana. My famiy and I love the Barcelo Bavaro Palace and we would go back in a heartbeat.


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    • january 15 2019
    • Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Family

    AlexZ82

    “Good location and facilities, average or low quality of food.”


    The resort is good in general. An old one and outdated but in a good condition. All the facilities will probably meet your expectations. The food is however below the average, and there is no difference if you have your dinner in the buffet or in the pre-registered on site restaurant. The food quality will be the same. The only difference will be the atmosphere. Unfortunately, this is the case in Dominican Republic in general.


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    • january 15 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Couples

    Solci13

    “Hit and miss but overall a good vacation”


    Where to start? I would say that although a few things did not meet the expectations, overall, we had a good time and always have to remember that all inclusive have lots of issues. If you took the time to raise the issue, they tried to resolve it. So in short, the room was beautiful. A little walk but do-able. It had a hot tub on the terrace which was fantastic as we could see the see from the side while on it. They room was beautiful but had a few design issues (ie, you could see your naked neighbours from the side on their tubs (not always with clothes on it). We had issues the cleaner which we raised with the PR team. The night cleaning lady that helped was very sweet and efficient. The food at the buffet for lunch was awful. We avoided at all cost at night. Kyoto restaurant was very good with excellent fresh fish dishes. Santa Fe (steakhouse) had good meat but took ages and apetizers/desserts were awful. We had reservations for Coral but considering they had the same apetizers/desserts, we requested to change to Kyoto. Ended up being our restaurant for most of the night we were there. The cuban coffee shop was excellent for coffee/cakes. We didn't try the Mexican, French or Spanish restaurants so cannot say. The pools were great. The beach spectacular except of the lack of bins for bottles and the amount of bottles you could find on the beach. As always, you have to play the reservation game as no lounge chairs available unless you reserve them. Volleyball courts were constantly full which was great. Game boards were available also good. Didn't care for the aqua gym class as it was short, not well organised and seemed more to gather people to take/sell pics than to provide a great fun class. Day enterainment team- have been in other hotels were it has been much better. The lady that managed the water sports was great and so was the team providing you the sailing boats. Professional, helpful and pleasant. Bars were tended ok so no complains there. Unfortunately what i think Barcelo is lacking is a good relationship between its management and its workforce. This is visible throughout the teams and most people that work on the buffet seem extremely unhappy. The exception was one lady that worked on the lowest tear of the MIramar (I think her name was Jenny?), greenish eyes. She was quick to set up/clean up tables and ensure the drinks were on the table by the time you got your food. Unfortuantely, the rest was not. I personally thought that the shows were impressive. Had never seen in any other all inclusive the level of production for these. The waitresses at the show were not paying attention to see who needed drinks and every night was the same story. The 24 hour buffet was awful. They need to put some attention urgently on this which is easy to fix. Public bathrooms were very clean. The entrance and fountains and gardens were stunning at night and it was a pleasure to be surrounded by these. The water was fantastic. Clean and light blue/greenish caribbean. Didn't see one fish in the water during my whole stay. You can hear some boats and music from these but part of being at the beach. The palms were gorgeous. Like I said, a very mixed experience but overall, we had a good time and the spaces were very pretty.


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