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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    Юрій П 09/18/2018 Friends getaway

    “Very good hotel!”

    Beach and sea are very beautiful. Like in a paradise ) Room is not very newest but it's a very big and clean. In hotel is a lot of bars and restaurants. Food and drinks are very delicious and varied. You can try a lot of exotic fruits. Mango and steaks are the best on the world! The staff is very friendly and speaks English and Spanish. In the hotel a lot of different entertainments (incl. water sports). The country is also very beautiful. There are many tropic islands, waterfalls, jungle and also the oldest city in America (Santo Domingo).
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    Kristen J Brantford. 09/17/2018 Family

    “Good vacation with family of 5 ”

    Stayed with my family of 5 ages 59, 38, 39, 15 and 7. We’ve travelled to many all inclusive resorts before and this one has some positives and a few negatives. Here was our thoughts: Pros - lots to do for younger children. The water parks, mini putt and other indoor activities kept them very busy. - family room accommodated us well. Clean, spacious and had lots of storage for hanging clothing. - pools were nice and very large so even when it’s quite busy there’s still plenty of room - buffets we’re generally quite good most days. Lots of variety even for the pickiest eaters. Make sure to get coffee from the coffee machines as it is fantastic. Cheese variety was also very good and the make your own stations were great. Also for dessert try the chocolate!! - night entertainment had great shows for the family (not great if you’re a couple or younger party goers) Japanese restaurant- food and entertainment was great and the quality of ingredients was very high. Kids loved the cooking table and they even invited my older son to participate in the show - they don’t tell you this but you can book a dinner at the golf club restaurant and it doesn’t count towards your a la carte number. The food there was amazing, in particular the steak, cheese dip and the desserts! - watersports centre was very good and they were quite accommodating Cons - check in was worst I’ve ever experienced in an all inclusive- took over an hour to check in at 11:00 am and then we couldn’t get our room until 3:00. Was frustrating having to carry around bags when waiting for the room to be ready - many of the entertainment amenities cost extra money - be prepare to spend lots of extra cash in bowling, the larger water park and the arcade area. Would be way better if they included it in the overall resort cost. - Italian restaurant- was horrible experience. Food was cold, we waited over and hour and a half to get food and then when it arrives it tasted like the most basic buffet pasta I’ve ever tasted. Do yourself a favour and avoid this one. - swim up bar - this was the worst spot in the resort. It was quite busy when we were there and it was clear the resort desperately needs another swim up bar. Have to wait way too long to get a drink and by late afternoon it’s not a good spot to be with children due to drunk tourists making fools of themselves. - seaweed is quite bad mid-day so if you enjoy swimming in the ocean go in the morning Overall, we had a very nice family vacation and if you go with a positive attitude and a friendly smile, you’ll have a great time. The people do their best to help make your stay fantastic and they appreciate kindness and a tip never hurts.
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    rbuigas132018 Miami, Florida. 09/17/2018 Couples

    “Barcelo Bavaro Palace”

    Excellent services, Room service can't be better, the only negative point that I see is that they don't have services at the beach area. Food at the restaurants was Ok but nothing out of this world, to be sincere the room service and the buffet at Miramar was much better.
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    candipants Toronto. 09/16/2018 Couples

    “A lovely September getaway ”

    My husband and I came to Barcelo Bavaro Palace from September 10 - 17. It was a great getaway, in what is a very busy month for us at home, so it was great to be able to getaway and relax for a week. Ok... So down to the details. 1. Check in We booked an oceanfront suite premium. I had read quite a bit of neg reviews about the length of check in time and was also nervous as our flight arrived quite early. I was expecting to have to wait for four hours or so for our room to be ready. Happy to report that check in was a breeze and our room was ready within half an hour of arriving! We were checked in, in the premium lounge and the gentleman there made all of our dinner reservations right then so no worrying about that for the week. That was great! 2. The Room The room actually blew us away! It's more of an apartment then a hotel room. Living room, dining room, two full bathrooms ( one of which is gigantic). Tons of closets and drawers, microwave, two mini fridges, two big screen TVs, King size bed (very comfortable) A/C worked great. The clincher was the balcony. WOW! It is double wide, so tons of space. Also equipped with a jacuzzi hot tub right on the balcony. We were in the 5 building, so our room overlooked the adults only pool, the beach and of course, the ocean. Maid service done twice a day (normal daytime cleaning and then turn down service in the evening) Our building was close to everything and we just loved it. 3. Services around the resort Service was, for the most part, friendly all around. There is of course, a few that go above and beyond and that we all miss seeing their warm smiles and friendly chats everyday. Our number one employee would have to be Robinson Duran from the Cielo bar at the adults only pool. He was just wonderful! Thank you Robinson! Also great were Juan C Valdez and Omar Sanchez. All at the Cielo bar. These three make a great team and work tirelessly everyday with smiles. We thank you very much for your kindness and warmth and helping to make our trip a great one! I would recommend taking the short train ride around the resort to help you to see everything. There is tons to do here, but because of the resorts large size, you may not even know about some of them unless you take the train around. Runs all day, everyday. We had lots of fun in the casino at night time. Not one of the typical resort casinos that are usually small, limited games, and empty. This one is huge! Lots of table games and slots and even a go go dancer to keep you entertained. I even won a $1250.00 USD jackpot!! 4. Beach Beach is beautiful, despite the uncontrollable seaweed that the hotel staff works hard at keeping at bay. Water was warm and has that beautiful turquoise colour that really let's you know that you are on vacation. Always lots of seating available. 5. Shopping Tons of shops both at the Palace and over at the Adults only resort, Bavaro Beach next door. Tip: if you are a premium member, you have access to the services, pools, and restaurants over at Bavaro Beach as well. 6. Pools The two main pools at the Palace are a family friendly one (that has the swim up bar) and is huge! The other one is an adults only pool which features a poolside bar and cabanas that can be reserved for $15 USD a day. This was by far, our favourite pool. We reserved a cabana for pretty much everyday that we were here. It offered a shady retreat from the hot sun and brief rain showers. I would highly recommend them! 7. Food and drink Could be a little bit difficult to find a decent drink but part way through the week, we found that the lobby bar had the best. Also, if you are a premium guest, you could get better (maybe not top, but better) shelf alcohol at the premium lounge. Food. Here is the only reason this resort did not get a five star from me. Food was very hit and miss. Buffet was always stone cold. Would recommend getting your eggs freshly made at the buffet in the morning. Dinners were not terrible, but just average. We ate at the Japanese, the French, the Italian, and the Mediterranean. The French (thank you to Yessica) and the Italian (thank you to Robert) were, in our opinion, the best. But still...just average. For breakfast one morning, we decided on ordering room service (which is included for premium guests). It was great! Hot, lots of variety, and came quick. Overall, this was a great trip and we would certainly consider coming back. Thank you Barcelo Bavaro Palace! Keep working hard on those food issues and you will have yourself a five star rating in no time!
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    Rob W 09/15/2018 Family

    “Great”

    We loved Barcelo palace! Need a few more bartenders, other than that food was great no issues! Beaches were beautiful and so were the people. We will return as soon as possible, probably this year! Thank you

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    • september 18 2018
    • Friends getaway

    Юрій П

    “Very good hotel!”


    Beach and sea are very beautiful. Like in a paradise ) Room is not very newest but it's a very big and clean. In hotel is a lot of bars and restaurants. Food and drinks are very delicious and varied. You can try a lot of exotic fruits. Mango and steaks are the best on the world! The staff is very friendly and speaks English and Spanish. In the hotel a lot of different entertainments (incl. water sports). The country is also very beautiful. There are many tropic islands, waterfalls, jungle and also the oldest city in America (Santo Domingo).


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    • september 17 2018
    • Brantford
    • Family

    Kristen J

    “Good vacation with family of 5 ”


    Stayed with my family of 5 ages 59, 38, 39, 15 and 7. We’ve travelled to many all inclusive resorts before and this one has some positives and a few negatives. Here was our thoughts: Pros - lots to do for younger children. The water parks, mini putt and other indoor activities kept them very busy. - family room accommodated us well. Clean, spacious and had lots of storage for hanging clothing. - pools were nice and very large so even when it’s quite busy there’s still plenty of room - buffets we’re generally quite good most days. Lots of variety even for the pickiest eaters. Make sure to get coffee from the coffee machines as it is fantastic. Cheese variety was also very good and the make your own stations were great. Also for dessert try the chocolate!! - night entertainment had great shows for the family (not great if you’re a couple or younger party goers) Japanese restaurant- food and entertainment was great and the quality of ingredients was very high. Kids loved the cooking table and they even invited my older son to participate in the show - they don’t tell you this but you can book a dinner at the golf club restaurant and it doesn’t count towards your a la carte number. The food there was amazing, in particular the steak, cheese dip and the desserts! - watersports centre was very good and they were quite accommodating Cons - check in was worst I’ve ever experienced in an all inclusive- took over an hour to check in at 11:00 am and then we couldn’t get our room until 3:00. Was frustrating having to carry around bags when waiting for the room to be ready - many of the entertainment amenities cost extra money - be prepare to spend lots of extra cash in bowling, the larger water park and the arcade area. Would be way better if they included it in the overall resort cost. - Italian restaurant- was horrible experience. Food was cold, we waited over and hour and a half to get food and then when it arrives it tasted like the most basic buffet pasta I’ve ever tasted. Do yourself a favour and avoid this one. - swim up bar - this was the worst spot in the resort. It was quite busy when we were there and it was clear the resort desperately needs another swim up bar. Have to wait way too long to get a drink and by late afternoon it’s not a good spot to be with children due to drunk tourists making fools of themselves. - seaweed is quite bad mid-day so if you enjoy swimming in the ocean go in the morning Overall, we had a very nice family vacation and if you go with a positive attitude and a friendly smile, you’ll have a great time. The people do their best to help make your stay fantastic and they appreciate kindness and a tip never hurts.


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    • september 17 2018
    • Miami, Florida
    • Couples

    rbuigas132018

    “Barcelo Bavaro Palace”


    Excellent services, Room service can't be better, the only negative point that I see is that they don't have services at the beach area. Food at the restaurants was Ok but nothing out of this world, to be sincere the room service and the buffet at Miramar was much better.


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    • september 16 2018
    • Toronto
    • Couples

    candipants

    “A lovely September getaway ”


    My husband and I came to Barcelo Bavaro Palace from September 10 - 17. It was a great getaway, in what is a very busy month for us at home, so it was great to be able to getaway and relax for a week. Ok... So down to the details. 1. Check in We booked an oceanfront suite premium. I had read quite a bit of neg reviews about the length of check in time and was also nervous as our flight arrived quite early. I was expecting to have to wait for four hours or so for our room to be ready. Happy to report that check in was a breeze and our room was ready within half an hour of arriving! We were checked in, in the premium lounge and the gentleman there made all of our dinner reservations right then so no worrying about that for the week. That was great! 2. The Room The room actually blew us away! It's more of an apartment then a hotel room. Living room, dining room, two full bathrooms ( one of which is gigantic). Tons of closets and drawers, microwave, two mini fridges, two big screen TVs, King size bed (very comfortable) A/C worked great. The clincher was the balcony. WOW! It is double wide, so tons of space. Also equipped with a jacuzzi hot tub right on the balcony. We were in the 5 building, so our room overlooked the adults only pool, the beach and of course, the ocean. Maid service done twice a day (normal daytime cleaning and then turn down service in the evening) Our building was close to everything and we just loved it. 3. Services around the resort Service was, for the most part, friendly all around. There is of course, a few that go above and beyond and that we all miss seeing their warm smiles and friendly chats everyday. Our number one employee would have to be Robinson Duran from the Cielo bar at the adults only pool. He was just wonderful! Thank you Robinson! Also great were Juan C Valdez and Omar Sanchez. All at the Cielo bar. These three make a great team and work tirelessly everyday with smiles. We thank you very much for your kindness and warmth and helping to make our trip a great one! I would recommend taking the short train ride around the resort to help you to see everything. There is tons to do here, but because of the resorts large size, you may not even know about some of them unless you take the train around. Runs all day, everyday. We had lots of fun in the casino at night time. Not one of the typical resort casinos that are usually small, limited games, and empty. This one is huge! Lots of table games and slots and even a go go dancer to keep you entertained. I even won a $1250.00 USD jackpot!! 4. Beach Beach is beautiful, despite the uncontrollable seaweed that the hotel staff works hard at keeping at bay. Water was warm and has that beautiful turquoise colour that really let's you know that you are on vacation. Always lots of seating available. 5. Shopping Tons of shops both at the Palace and over at the Adults only resort, Bavaro Beach next door. Tip: if you are a premium member, you have access to the services, pools, and restaurants over at Bavaro Beach as well. 6. Pools The two main pools at the Palace are a family friendly one (that has the swim up bar) and is huge! The other one is an adults only pool which features a poolside bar and cabanas that can be reserved for $15 USD a day. This was by far, our favourite pool. We reserved a cabana for pretty much everyday that we were here. It offered a shady retreat from the hot sun and brief rain showers. I would highly recommend them! 7. Food and drink Could be a little bit difficult to find a decent drink but part way through the week, we found that the lobby bar had the best. Also, if you are a premium guest, you could get better (maybe not top, but better) shelf alcohol at the premium lounge. Food. Here is the only reason this resort did not get a five star from me. Food was very hit and miss. Buffet was always stone cold. Would recommend getting your eggs freshly made at the buffet in the morning. Dinners were not terrible, but just average. We ate at the Japanese, the French, the Italian, and the Mediterranean. The French (thank you to Yessica) and the Italian (thank you to Robert) were, in our opinion, the best. But still...just average. For breakfast one morning, we decided on ordering room service (which is included for premium guests). It was great! Hot, lots of variety, and came quick. Overall, this was a great trip and we would certainly consider coming back. Thank you Barcelo Bavaro Palace! Keep working hard on those food issues and you will have yourself a five star rating in no time!


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    • september 15 2018
    • Family

    Rob W

    “Great”


    We loved Barcelo palace! Need a few more bartenders, other than that food was great no issues! Beaches were beautiful and so were the people. We will return as soon as possible, probably this year! Thank you


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