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IFA Ocean Bavaro Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Playas de Bavaro | Higuey, La Altagracia, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #36 of 100 hotels in Punta Cana
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upgraded at the front desk to a superior room with beach view for 30$ pr night. Worth every cent! Walking distance to everything you need at the resort. Loved the beach and pool,different dining areas for your taste. The shows at the outdoor theatre was magical..I think IFA has some of the best dancers in whole Punta Cana. The gym... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the most amazing time in IFA. The service is incredible. Everybody is friendly and I wouldn't change a second of it. This is my home away from home and I've gone one million times. I will probably bring my children when I go there in a few years😁

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Charlotte
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week there in June 2014. Overall it was a good vacation but it coud have been better Things the Hotel needs to do better - Our check in process was a total zoo - there was one poor lady trying to check in a full bus load of sweaty and tired guests. It took us an hour... More

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LopesanHotelGroup, Gerente at IFA Ocean Bavaro Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest , We would like to extend our most sincere apologies for the inconveniences or difficulties you have experienced during your stay and if you felt you did not received the service you entitled to. Your comments are very important for us and help us to see the points we need to emphasize and improve. I would like to... More

fife scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my wife and I stayed at this hotel on the 24 of may 2014 for 2 weeks its the worst holiday we have ever had in the dom rep.Most of the staff don't understand English you ask for one thing and you get some thing different.The food is terrible,the only good thing is the transport around the complex.The beach is... More

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LopesanHotelGroup, Director General at IFA Ocean Bavaro Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest , We would like to extend our most sincere apologies for the inconveniences or difficulties you have experienced during your stay and if you felt you did not received the service you entitled to. Your comments are very important for us and help us to see the points we need to emphasize and improve. I would like to... More

Dartmouth, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We travelled to this resort in March 2014 and found it very enjoyable. The rooms could have been a little cleaner (for my partner's liking), but I thought it was fine. The site for the resort says that there is a Casino on site but, NOT TRUE!!! There is a Casino about 15 minutes away (Tower Casino) which you can... More

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LopesanHotelGroup, General Manager at IFA Ocean Bavaro Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Kindly receive a warm greeting from IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa I would like to thank you for your stay and for your compliments on our property as well for the observations that have proven to be invaluable to us since our company is actively working to improve our service levels and standards. I´m glad you had fun and... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were very disappointed with this resort. We traveled from March 13 to 20, 2014. We upgraded our room and got closer too the beach, although no one is close to the beach. We had to pay for a lock on or room safe. We could not get clean towels or washcloths. We had to run the cleaning woman down... More

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LopesanHotelGroup, General Manager at IFA Ocean Bavaro Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for choosing our hotel IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa for your vacations and for posting your review on tripadvisor.com. We regret that your stay with us wasn´t 100% pleasant . We apologize for the inconvenience that you had with the unfriendly staff you found. Please note that your comments are being taken into serious consideration... More

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

In the summer of 2013 I was here with a friend for 11 days. It was a really great vacation. Great staff and animation! The rooms are beautiful and very clean. We also had a lot of fun at Ifa fantasy disco. Nice pools and beach. It was my best holiday ever! And I want to go back for sure!

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Toronto
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

All the previous negative submissions are true. In addition: the room "key" frequently and unpredictably does not work at all. You take the long walk back from the beach and randomly cannot open your door with the "key" The friendly chambermaid's key is also not working. You have to do another long walk to rude reception to report that you... More

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LopesanHotelGroup, General Manager at IFA Ocean Bavaro Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for choosing our hotel IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa for your vacations and for posting your review on tripadvisor.com. We regret that your perception of our hotel wasn´t the best one, because of the inconveniences you had with the room key and pool chairs. Thank you for pointing out the excellent pizza and the friendliness... More

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Just returned from a Sunday - Friday get-away to IFA Bavaro Ocean. When I arrived, I asked to upgrade to Ocean View & learned there is no ocean view - why call something "Ocean" when you can't see or hear the ocean from any room at the resort. Front desk offered to get me closer to beach. They moved my... More

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The resort was brilliant. Check in was smooth. We had upgraded rooms that were great. Cleaned every day. Staff were fantastic, all very friendly. We were there for two weeks and the selection of food in the buffet was brilliant. The a la carte were very good although we were as happy in the buffet. Beech was very clean and... More

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Address: Playas de Bavaro | Higuey, La Altagracia, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — IFA Ocean Bavaro Resort & Spa 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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