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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    Covarrubias-Gomez 11/15/2018 Business

    “El Coral Seafood restaurant”

    An interesting restaurant inside a huge place. You can have dinner here only if you make a reservation. It says that they open at 18:00 but the hostess is in place 15 minutes later. Be patient, really patient, my order took one hour to be over my table and guess what ? It was not awesome but medium low ... Ask the waiters (or the chef) what would they it ...
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    agleetraveler22 11/14/2018 Couples

    “Not really an 'All Inclusive' - Subpar at best”

    Had to pay extra for everything, and some things they wouldn't even let you pay extra for. Rooms are outdated and lack comfort. Alcohol choice was subpar - not brands you have ever heard of. Very strict with certain things that did not matter. Beach is very very small and crowded. Not enough bartenders at the bars. Quality of drinks were low. I would not recommend this hotel, nor come back.
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    emilieg999 Montreal, Canada. 11/14/2018 Couples

    “Lovely place, but no '' Soul ''”

    We stayed at Barcelo Bavaro Palace in a Premium junior suite. The resort itself is big and very beautiful. The first impression is the staff looks bored, not smiling much, like not happy much to be here. The premium is a must. You get free premium beverages and a la carte unlimited, beach towels, free wifi. Totally worth the price difference. So we payed for oceanview... we got a ground floor room so... view on a bush.. you could eventually stand up and see some blue, and people walking in front of our room and always giving a peep was a bit annoying. They give you as being premium a bottle of rhum, which was good. The room minibar was a bit of a joke. Never restocked, one mini very bad bottle of rhum and 4 coors lite, 4 juice and Coca cola... it s not the minibar your dreaming about. (we stayed in a hard rock and had a proper liquid dispenser and more beers and juice and always restocked) We left tips and a note, written in spanish and english, but nothing. the spa on the balcony was nice, but this same problem of being ground floor with people walking while you re in it makes it a bit awkward. The bed was really confortable and the suite very roomy. Regarding the cleanliness...i can t believe it s a 5 star hotel. There was dust EVERYWHERE and stains. Even the sheets, were clean but had blood stains. pretty gross and not up a 5 star hotel. The staff at the premium front desk was amazing. Always helped us out. The restaurant were a delight, Favorites were la Comedie and the Kyoto. Room service was also of great quality. The filet mignon was great. Regarding the drinks, the cocktails were not made from real fruits like the strawberry daiquiri was a premix like slush in a gallon, didn t taste 5 stars...Sometime with the good spirit, sometime with a cheap one.. There was a lot of option though. And could get corona at the premium front desk. Would have been better if we could have been able to get our premium drinks from all the bar.. but you had to get them at the premium front desk. And basically almost no service around the pool.. always had to go to the bars yourself, even there the staff always seemed pissed On the bavaro barcelo palace side, not the adult only, you had to pay for pool table, very cheap move. The mini golf is free until 6pm, so like everywhere, night activities are limited or you have ti pay extra. The water park is...really small, but still fun and free with premium, otherwise 10$/person, i would have never paid if had to. The RESORT Credit = MEGA scam. so they advertise that as 1000$, we had resort credit athard rock, and it was limitless, we could apply the whole amount anywhere we wanted. Here at Barcelo... it s a 10% discount on tours, up to a total of 1000$.. seriously, you would have to spend 10000$ if you want to use all the credit. i was very disappointed. About the day activities, nothing super exciting, bingo games... -_-, we had a dart competition, which was fun, but they stopped us because zumba was starting and so we never finished our game. We were looking for the pool party but was in the end a promotion for the coco bongo show and they were here to sell their tickets more than for entertaining you. we didn t really enjoy. Snorkeling equipment is free for an hour, you can also have mini catamaran, etc, that was super fun. For the snorkelling, the swimming area doesn t have a reef, so good luck if you want to see more than sand. We found a turtle in a patch of grass though, very happy and lucky :) but the water wasn t clear and bad visibility of course, so snorkelling out front the hotel is not worth much. Obviously they offer boat tour $$ to get you to a reef. So i could talk a lot about many things.à Overal nice experience,relaxing, but for the price, i would go somewhere else. I wouldn t go back to that one. So far, nothing has beaten the Hard Rock. We are a couple in our 30s, not partying people, but we love to hang out, drink, talk share a moment, so maybe that was just not made for us, more for family and old people.
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    kenandlindacohen 11/13/2018 Couples

    “Barcelo at Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana”

    We enjoyed the resort. One of the best resorts we have ever stayed at. It has activities for everyone. And is very kid friendly. The beach is beautiful. Staff cleans the seaweed every morning. The sand is cool to walk on and is very soft and powdery. The A La Carte restaurants are excellent and the food at the buffets is also excellent. There are shows every night and they are amazing. Very well done - especially the Circus show. We recommend upgrading to Premium Level. Well worth it.
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    T_Genese Decatur, Georgia. 11/13/2018

    “Great facility, beautiful beach, OK food”

    We stayed here in a premium beachfront room. The extra money for the premium level was worth it to us: separate room for check-in and checkout, snacks and beverages throughout the day, free concierge service, free room service, and extra premium in-room alcohol. There are also a number of other benefits we didn't have time to take advantage of that I suggest you check out. What really made it worth it for us was to have the beachfront room and view. Gorgeous! We visited in mid-September, so there weren't many kids around, which I preferred. However, even when the beach was busy, you could find more quiet places if willing to walk further down the beach. Everyone we came across was friendly and helpful. Just one note: learn some basic Spanish phrases if you don't already know some if you are from a primarily English-speaking country. That is definitely not a complaint, just an observation. You can still get by just fine if you don't know any. Food was OK for me. I definitely didn't go hungry while there, but I wouldn't say I was ever completely satisfied with any meal. Branch out and try some of the more local and international choices if you are from the US, because those items will not be what are used to. Definitely be sure to get the fresh fruit and seafood!

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    • november 15 2018
    • Business

    Covarrubias-Gomez

    “El Coral Seafood restaurant”


    An interesting restaurant inside a huge place. You can have dinner here only if you make a reservation. It says that they open at 18:00 but the hostess is in place 15 minutes later. Be patient, really patient, my order took one hour to be over my table and guess what ? It was not awesome but medium low ... Ask the waiters (or the chef) what would they it ...


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    • november 14 2018
    • Couples

    agleetraveler22

    “Not really an 'All Inclusive' - Subpar at best”


    Had to pay extra for everything, and some things they wouldn't even let you pay extra for. Rooms are outdated and lack comfort. Alcohol choice was subpar - not brands you have ever heard of. Very strict with certain things that did not matter. Beach is very very small and crowded. Not enough bartenders at the bars. Quality of drinks were low. I would not recommend this hotel, nor come back.


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    • november 14 2018
    • Montreal, Canada
    • Couples

    emilieg999

    “Lovely place, but no '' Soul ''”


    We stayed at Barcelo Bavaro Palace in a Premium junior suite. The resort itself is big and very beautiful. The first impression is the staff looks bored, not smiling much, like not happy much to be here. The premium is a must. You get free premium beverages and a la carte unlimited, beach towels, free wifi. Totally worth the price difference. So we payed for oceanview... we got a ground floor room so... view on a bush.. you could eventually stand up and see some blue, and people walking in front of our room and always giving a peep was a bit annoying. They give you as being premium a bottle of rhum, which was good. The room minibar was a bit of a joke. Never restocked, one mini very bad bottle of rhum and 4 coors lite, 4 juice and Coca cola... it s not the minibar your dreaming about. (we stayed in a hard rock and had a proper liquid dispenser and more beers and juice and always restocked) We left tips and a note, written in spanish and english, but nothing. the spa on the balcony was nice, but this same problem of being ground floor with people walking while you re in it makes it a bit awkward. The bed was really confortable and the suite very roomy. Regarding the cleanliness...i can t believe it s a 5 star hotel. There was dust EVERYWHERE and stains. Even the sheets, were clean but had blood stains. pretty gross and not up a 5 star hotel. The staff at the premium front desk was amazing. Always helped us out. The restaurant were a delight, Favorites were la Comedie and the Kyoto. Room service was also of great quality. The filet mignon was great. Regarding the drinks, the cocktails were not made from real fruits like the strawberry daiquiri was a premix like slush in a gallon, didn t taste 5 stars...Sometime with the good spirit, sometime with a cheap one.. There was a lot of option though. And could get corona at the premium front desk. Would have been better if we could have been able to get our premium drinks from all the bar.. but you had to get them at the premium front desk. And basically almost no service around the pool.. always had to go to the bars yourself, even there the staff always seemed pissed On the bavaro barcelo palace side, not the adult only, you had to pay for pool table, very cheap move. The mini golf is free until 6pm, so like everywhere, night activities are limited or you have ti pay extra. The water park is...really small, but still fun and free with premium, otherwise 10$/person, i would have never paid if had to. The RESORT Credit = MEGA scam. so they advertise that as 1000$, we had resort credit athard rock, and it was limitless, we could apply the whole amount anywhere we wanted. Here at Barcelo... it s a 10% discount on tours, up to a total of 1000$.. seriously, you would have to spend 10000$ if you want to use all the credit. i was very disappointed. About the day activities, nothing super exciting, bingo games... -_-, we had a dart competition, which was fun, but they stopped us because zumba was starting and so we never finished our game. We were looking for the pool party but was in the end a promotion for the coco bongo show and they were here to sell their tickets more than for entertaining you. we didn t really enjoy. Snorkeling equipment is free for an hour, you can also have mini catamaran, etc, that was super fun. For the snorkelling, the swimming area doesn t have a reef, so good luck if you want to see more than sand. We found a turtle in a patch of grass though, very happy and lucky :) but the water wasn t clear and bad visibility of course, so snorkelling out front the hotel is not worth much. Obviously they offer boat tour $$ to get you to a reef. So i could talk a lot about many things.à Overal nice experience,relaxing, but for the price, i would go somewhere else. I wouldn t go back to that one. So far, nothing has beaten the Hard Rock. We are a couple in our 30s, not partying people, but we love to hang out, drink, talk share a moment, so maybe that was just not made for us, more for family and old people.


    EVALUATION

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    • november 13 2018
    • Couples

    kenandlindacohen

    “Barcelo at Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana”


    We enjoyed the resort. One of the best resorts we have ever stayed at. It has activities for everyone. And is very kid friendly. The beach is beautiful. Staff cleans the seaweed every morning. The sand is cool to walk on and is very soft and powdery. The A La Carte restaurants are excellent and the food at the buffets is also excellent. There are shows every night and they are amazing. Very well done - especially the Circus show. We recommend upgrading to Premium Level. Well worth it.


    EVALUATION

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    • november 13 2018
    • Decatur, Georgia

    T_Genese

    “Great facility, beautiful beach, OK food”


    We stayed here in a premium beachfront room. The extra money for the premium level was worth it to us: separate room for check-in and checkout, snacks and beverages throughout the day, free concierge service, free room service, and extra premium in-room alcohol. There are also a number of other benefits we didn't have time to take advantage of that I suggest you check out. What really made it worth it for us was to have the beachfront room and view. Gorgeous! We visited in mid-September, so there weren't many kids around, which I preferred. However, even when the beach was busy, you could find more quiet places if willing to walk further down the beach. Everyone we came across was friendly and helpful. Just one note: learn some basic Spanish phrases if you don't already know some if you are from a primarily English-speaking country. That is definitely not a complaint, just an observation. You can still get by just fine if you don't know any. Food was OK for me. I definitely didn't go hungry while there, but I wouldn't say I was ever completely satisfied with any meal. Branch out and try some of the more local and international choices if you are from the US, because those items will not be what are used to. Definitely be sure to get the fresh fruit and seafood!


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