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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
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Ranked #54 of 100 hotels in Punta Cana
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard so much about the Dominican Rebublic we thought we'd give it a try and weren't disappointed. The first thing you notice is how hot it is when you get off the plane. We arrived at the hotel and checked in and settled into the room. Got changed and went for a wander around the complex, stopped for... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a snorkeling excursion off their beach tower and it was only $30 and I had a great time. The staff is super friendly and bilingual so there was never a language barrier. Its close to the beach and also near some local stores and pizza places. I would stay at this resort if I were to return to... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Felt amazing staying at this beach paradise. The airport wowed us already, felt so warm when we arrived. Apartment was breezy, clean, smelled good. All the staff we encountered were pleasant and we found the facilities adequate. Hammocks, beds, take your pick we chilled out on the beach and met up with the rest of the family at night for... More

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Miami, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Researched as always before booking and not disappointed at all. A nice hotel in a great place. Felt special from the minute we got there and after a quick check-in found ourselves in our room which was very nice and had amazing sea views. Exactly what we'd been hoping for, in a nutshell! Staff are on hand all day and... More

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Mason, Ohio
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Thought this would be a good place to have a break with my wife as she had often mentioned Bavaro beach as being one of the places she wanted to visit. Neither of us were disappointed and thought this hotel was great value and also charming in it's own way. The staff take their time to welcome you and were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed at Whala for ten days of swinging in hammocks and eating well. Our holiday here was one to remember. We felt at home immediately and hated having to pack to go home. The rooms were cleaned daily and the girls were friendly even after seeing the mess my wife leaves. The hotel is a two minute walk to the... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We normally go somewhere brash and loud but as we are getting older we just wanted some peace and quiet. We decided just to take simple phones and no other way of communicating while away. We actually had to talk to each other and it was like old times. The hotel room and resort is a quiet one and suited... More

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Brandon, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This girls time away was a long time coming and Punta Cana was stunning. As soon as we got off the plane the vacation started and the palm trees put us in the right mood, think it's the prettiest airport. The hotel reception were friendly, sorting our rooms quickly and giving us the chance to ask about the location. I... More

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Churchill, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had booked this a while ago and after keeping an eye on the reviews we couldn't wait to see it for ourselves. The hotel is very basic, but the thing that impressed us most was the care and friendliness of the staff at the resort. We had a self imposed ban on gadgets and anything needing wifi so we... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Spent a week with my wife here for a short break. We needed some time to ourselves to relax and found this hotel and location ideal for that. On the beach so no walking or taxis needed to chill out with great views. Take a book and some decent tunes and you'll lose track of time like we did. Hotel... More

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Address: El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — whala!bavaro 3*
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Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel
Hotel Alisios Bavaro Beach

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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#6 Best Value Hotel in Punta Cana #39 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana #45 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana #48 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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Rooms and apartments. 30 double rooms and 6 apartments under German management. Accommodation: All rooms are equipped with bathroom, shower, safe, air condition, ceiling fan, Cable TV, Mini Bar. The Hotel features a swimming pool and sunbeds. For our Guests we offer free wireless internet access in our lobby. Security 24/7. Location: Located in the center of Los Corales de Bavaro with unlimited access to all the sun, beach, shopping and dining in Bavaro. Our Hotel Beach Club is only 30 meters walking distance. ... more   less 
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