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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    pretzelman reading. 02/20/2019 Friends getaway

    “Absolutely Beautiful Resort and Beach with average service and entertainment and below average food.”

    Good news: Our room was gorgeous as a beach front walk-out suite. Everything at the resort was always well maintained, clean and manicured. Always plenty of hot water for showers. If you've ever been to one without that, you know how to appreciate when you have it. Weather was amazing in mid February. The beach was beautiful and clean, ocean was clear and warm. Lots of shallow areas so we were able to throw a ball and Frisbee easily. No waves though if you like waves but we didn't mind that at all. Lots of great places for pictures and shops were nice if that's your thing. Average News: The service staff was very nice but poorly trained. English was spotty, definitely helpful if you speak un poco Spanish. Hospitality Director job role needs a hard look. If you like a quiet vacation it is easy to stay away from things going on because there wasn't much. Plenty of excursions and upsells though, if you like upsells. They didn't come to us to sell but you can find them easily. We had a speaker on the beach and had our own party so we were good with minimal entertainment. The casino is small and okay to play at....if you like to lose. Not that you should visit a beautiful resort to gamble but we enjoy playing so we did....and we donated to the house several nights. The disco, we had fun one night but then it seemed every other night they played a certain genre per period of time instead of playing to the crowd. 11pm-midnight, I hope you like ChiChi's music because that's all you're getting. Everyone standing around the dance floor with an occasional brave sole making the most of an opportunity (guilty). But when a song people knew slipped through the cracks the dance floor was packed and fun.... and then like a flashlight on cockroaches it went back to La Cuca Racha and the dance floor was empty. Perhaps some freedom to the DJ would be nice. I definitely asked them to change it up but to no avail. We had fun but room for improvement. Pools are beautiful but boy were they cold. Almost always near empty of people in the water because it was frigid...and I have a pool in North US so you know I know what a cold pool is. Guessing water was low 70s Fahrenheit. For sunny and 85 that water was too cold. Bad News: Food, if you are a foody you will not be happy at all, pack a lunch. If you eat to survive, you will maintain life...barely. 4 of our 16 adult guests became ill for 24 hours each at all different points of our trip with what was seemingly norovirus.
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    Carolyn D 02/20/2019 Family

    “Beautiful Resort!”

    We had an amazing time, the staff could not be more friendly especially the lovely Rosemary in the premier lounge who was an absolute gem! (Our 5yr old could not wait to run in each day just to say Hi to her and give a hug.) The check-in was smooth and the room was everything we asked for. While we didn't care for the regular buffet too much the 'al a cart' restaurants were great. The hotel grounds are amazing and kept impeccable, people are constantly working around the clock to ensure everything looks perfect. Can't say enough great things about this place.. and I think the upgrade to premium is worth it, as it just makes the stay an overall better experience (easy check-in, daily snacks and drinks in the lounge, quick access to restaurants, and free wi-fi). Also tip out of courtesy and it will make your stay more pleasant as the staff recognize and appreciate this. Only thing I would change / suggest is to ask they not allow smoking while eating on the patios at restaurants.
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    Mary Beth M Lake Buena Vist. 02/20/2019 Friends getaway

    “Wonderful stay”

    This is my second time at this facility and I will go again and recommend to to others. Went with friends for a golf holiday and was not disappointed. Just a wonderful week. Everything was five star except the food which is fine, just not five star.
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    dltrutravel Faribault, Minnesota. 02/20/2019 Friends getaway

    “Barcelona take me away!”

    Had fun, relaxed in paradise! The resort is like a small city. A very family oriented place. Well maintaianed, very clean,up to date. Highly recommend! Friendly and helpful staff. Golfer’s would love.
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    mkimimi 02/20/2019

    “Excellent stay if you aren’t a picky eater”

    Just returned from a 5 day stay at the Barceló Bavaro Palace. We had an oceanview Junior Suite in building 3, which was great because it was next to a trolley stop as well as being walking distance to everything. The room was very large and it was nice to be able to open to the outside. The resort grounds are beautiful, however there is some serious room for improvement for dining. The two buffets are basically the same food. We arrived on Valentine’s Day which definitely had a better spread than the other days. Some of the food tasted off and varied between days, but the highlights were the sushi, omelette stations, mozzarella sticks, jalepeno poppers, cheeseburgers, pastries. So if you were hoping to eat healthy, it’s really hard because the salad bar was a little off putting. And simple things like pasta had strange after tastes and flavours. The sports bar was also a buffet but with slightly better offerings. Hoya 19 for lunch doesn’t need reservations and I would definitely recommend going there. Great salad bar, salads, sandwiches and mains. For dinner, we ate at the seafood restaurant and the Kyoto Japanese one. The Japanese one is delicious and was a highlight. The seafood restaurant lighting was too bright so felt like a cafeteria but otherwise the lobster tails were tasty, however the lobster ravioli is just one tiny ravioli (not kidding- just one). The beach, safety, and ambiance of the resort made up for the food shortcomings. There were lots of bars open at all hours, and lots of activities such as bowling and a mini arcade. Ps- 2 tokens are in your welcome booklet to start playing. Also we found that you can get premium liquor if you just tip a little. On the beach there are lots of activities available such as volleyball, sailboats, kayaks, etc. And it is very clean with endless sand, and the ability to find empty chairs midday. I would definitely recommend this resort to families, but as a couple, you may be able to do better if you value your dining experiences on vacation.

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    • february 20 2019
    • reading
    • Friends getaway

    pretzelman

    “Absolutely Beautiful Resort and Beach with average service and entertainment and below average food.”


    Good news: Our room was gorgeous as a beach front walk-out suite. Everything at the resort was always well maintained, clean and manicured. Always plenty of hot water for showers. If you've ever been to one without that, you know how to appreciate when you have it. Weather was amazing in mid February. The beach was beautiful and clean, ocean was clear and warm. Lots of shallow areas so we were able to throw a ball and Frisbee easily. No waves though if you like waves but we didn't mind that at all. Lots of great places for pictures and shops were nice if that's your thing. Average News: The service staff was very nice but poorly trained. English was spotty, definitely helpful if you speak un poco Spanish. Hospitality Director job role needs a hard look. If you like a quiet vacation it is easy to stay away from things going on because there wasn't much. Plenty of excursions and upsells though, if you like upsells. They didn't come to us to sell but you can find them easily. We had a speaker on the beach and had our own party so we were good with minimal entertainment. The casino is small and okay to play at....if you like to lose. Not that you should visit a beautiful resort to gamble but we enjoy playing so we did....and we donated to the house several nights. The disco, we had fun one night but then it seemed every other night they played a certain genre per period of time instead of playing to the crowd. 11pm-midnight, I hope you like ChiChi's music because that's all you're getting. Everyone standing around the dance floor with an occasional brave sole making the most of an opportunity (guilty). But when a song people knew slipped through the cracks the dance floor was packed and fun.... and then like a flashlight on cockroaches it went back to La Cuca Racha and the dance floor was empty. Perhaps some freedom to the DJ would be nice. I definitely asked them to change it up but to no avail. We had fun but room for improvement. Pools are beautiful but boy were they cold. Almost always near empty of people in the water because it was frigid...and I have a pool in North US so you know I know what a cold pool is. Guessing water was low 70s Fahrenheit. For sunny and 85 that water was too cold. Bad News: Food, if you are a foody you will not be happy at all, pack a lunch. If you eat to survive, you will maintain life...barely. 4 of our 16 adult guests became ill for 24 hours each at all different points of our trip with what was seemingly norovirus.


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    • february 20 2019
    • Family

    Carolyn D

    “Beautiful Resort!”


    We had an amazing time, the staff could not be more friendly especially the lovely Rosemary in the premier lounge who was an absolute gem! (Our 5yr old could not wait to run in each day just to say Hi to her and give a hug.) The check-in was smooth and the room was everything we asked for. While we didn't care for the regular buffet too much the 'al a cart' restaurants were great. The hotel grounds are amazing and kept impeccable, people are constantly working around the clock to ensure everything looks perfect. Can't say enough great things about this place.. and I think the upgrade to premium is worth it, as it just makes the stay an overall better experience (easy check-in, daily snacks and drinks in the lounge, quick access to restaurants, and free wi-fi). Also tip out of courtesy and it will make your stay more pleasant as the staff recognize and appreciate this. Only thing I would change / suggest is to ask they not allow smoking while eating on the patios at restaurants.


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    • february 20 2019
    • Lake Buena Vist
    • Friends getaway

    Mary Beth M

    “Wonderful stay”


    This is my second time at this facility and I will go again and recommend to to others. Went with friends for a golf holiday and was not disappointed. Just a wonderful week. Everything was five star except the food which is fine, just not five star.


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    • february 20 2019
    • Faribault, Minnesota
    • Friends getaway

    dltrutravel

    “Barcelona take me away!”


    Had fun, relaxed in paradise! The resort is like a small city. A very family oriented place. Well maintaianed, very clean,up to date. Highly recommend! Friendly and helpful staff. Golfer’s would love.


    EVALUATION

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    • february 20 2019

    mkimimi

    “Excellent stay if you aren’t a picky eater”


    Just returned from a 5 day stay at the Barceló Bavaro Palace. We had an oceanview Junior Suite in building 3, which was great because it was next to a trolley stop as well as being walking distance to everything. The room was very large and it was nice to be able to open to the outside. The resort grounds are beautiful, however there is some serious room for improvement for dining. The two buffets are basically the same food. We arrived on Valentine’s Day which definitely had a better spread than the other days. Some of the food tasted off and varied between days, but the highlights were the sushi, omelette stations, mozzarella sticks, jalepeno poppers, cheeseburgers, pastries. So if you were hoping to eat healthy, it’s really hard because the salad bar was a little off putting. And simple things like pasta had strange after tastes and flavours. The sports bar was also a buffet but with slightly better offerings. Hoya 19 for lunch doesn’t need reservations and I would definitely recommend going there. Great salad bar, salads, sandwiches and mains. For dinner, we ate at the seafood restaurant and the Kyoto Japanese one. The Japanese one is delicious and was a highlight. The seafood restaurant lighting was too bright so felt like a cafeteria but otherwise the lobster tails were tasty, however the lobster ravioli is just one tiny ravioli (not kidding- just one). The beach, safety, and ambiance of the resort made up for the food shortcomings. There were lots of bars open at all hours, and lots of activities such as bowling and a mini arcade. Ps- 2 tokens are in your welcome booklet to start playing. Also we found that you can get premium liquor if you just tip a little. On the beach there are lots of activities available such as volleyball, sailboats, kayaks, etc. And it is very clean with endless sand, and the ability to find empty chairs midday. I would definitely recommend this resort to families, but as a couple, you may be able to do better if you value your dining experiences on vacation.


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