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whala!bavaro

El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We checked in late at night and were given a room that was honestly terrible (dirty, moldy, dark - I really didn't want to sleep there). The next day, I asked for a new room and several other individuals had done the same. I was lucky to have an easy transition to a new room but they seem to give... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Be Live Resort earlier this year and although it was a great resort, we much preferred this one. It was quaint, small, food was fantastic, beach bar was fun every single night dancing and laughing. Miguel was a gem at the front desk and made me smile. The guy who makes the omellettes made us laugh... More 

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Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 14 days at the Whala hotel and it was all good with accommodation to the point of satisfaction that we could even go back in a year or two. Food was basic but seasoning not so good because sometimes they put too much salt and sometimes no salt and that was my only problem. There was always good... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't want to come off as a high maintenance person who doesn't know what they are getting into. I have spent nights in the jungle, getting eaten by ants and other insects, and I would take that over staying here. I have stayed in basically sheds where mosquito netting is a requirement and the plumbing barely works. However, when... More 

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Estelle L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Thanks for your comment on our hotel whala!bávaro. We are sorry to hear it didn't live up to your expectations but we take note about all your comments and will sort them out for the future. We have been working on the restaurant variety and from next season on it will be much better, with a bigger selection... More 

Nova Scotia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have travelled to the DR and Cuba alot over the past 20 years and I rank this resort as one of the best I've stayed at. We stayed in the superior rooms which is in the 3000 block and they were clean, beds were comfortable, everything worked. The wifi yes you have to pay for it but it does... More 

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Enfield, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have just returned from 7 days at Whala Bavaro (Apr 3-10) and have few complaints. I had read all of the reviews before we booked (and after) and did my research so we knew what to expect when we got there. We travelled with two other couples and one single for my birthday. We were also... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 7 ladies landed late on April 5th and had a quick and easy registration and proceeded to settle in . After a few searches around the property we retired . Next morning ready to have fun we ate and headed to the beach where we found lots of seaweed and few people around . Our group love... More 

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Mission, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literally just came back from 15 days in the Dominican and once more stayed at this little all inclusive. Staff welcomed us back with hugs, hands shakes, bottle of good wine. It's basic but some of us don't ask for more and this past year they'd made more renovations., If somethings broke, ask at front desk and it will SOON... More 

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Lashburn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband and I just returned from this resort for 10 days, first room was awful as it was right by the road and noisy. Upgraded to a suit which is worth it for sure as much better, always found something to eat but not many options so we were tired of it by the end for sure, burgers at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 couples stayed and this was one of the worst places I have ever stayed! We stayed here because we missed our flight, when we arrived the guy at the front desk seen our bands from the previous resort and said "We are better than where you stayed". We that was a lie! The rooms are small, smelled, the air... More 

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Estelle L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for your time on this comment. We are sorry to hear that our hotel didn't live up to your expectations. At whala!bávaro we read the opinions of all our clients and use them to make our service better in the future. Kind Regards. More 

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