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3.0 of 5 El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent two weeks in January 2015 at this resort and would go back in a heart beat! The staff was all friendly and helpful. Miguel Lopez, at the front desk was exceptionally wonderful. We enjoyed that we were close enough to walk to town. The resort is small, and you get to know the other guest. The resort has... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I like smaller properties, so I did enjoy my stay. The smaller size allowed us to meet many new friends :) All around I would come back as long as I wasn't with someone who expects a 4 or 4.5 star quality stay. Personally, I like a basic all-inclusive for a great deal so that I can feel free to... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Air conditioner did not work (many others didn't either from the number of folks coming to the front desk to request new remotes for them). No hot water (hotel never has hot water according to maintenance guy (room temperature is their hot). Room had not been cleaned when we unlocked the door on arrival. Beach was unusable because of deep... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

overall good value, good food, great service, could use more entertainment, only had 1 night out of 7 with entertainment. beach is only 2 minutes from main lobby, all the staff were very friendly, Our room was on the 1st floor next to the service way & we would hear the carts going by at 7am which was our only... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to be in the best part of the resort then this hotel is it. Close to the beach and all the shops and bars are just steps away. The reception and dining staff are great. Really friendly and helpful. Downstairs in the recepetion and bar area it´s very modern and new looking and probably the trendiest hotel... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been to many stunning beach locations in Europe but this really took our breath away. You couldn't beat what you got for the amount we paid. The rooms were clean, good quiet a/c, comfortable bed even if it had a tiny squeak. Found the salt water interesting, just learned to not sing in the shower. Access and public... More 

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Delhi, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been to ~25 all inclusive resorts including 8 trips to the Dominican Republic. We generally stay at 3 star properties relying on the tour companies assessments and Trip Advisor reviews. We realized we did not pay a lot for the Whala resort and we did not expect to be staying at a high end resort... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a 3 star hotel it was better than some 4 stars we´ve stayed at. The hotel is on the beach with easy access and a beach bar for cold drinks whilst sunbathing. Nice clean pool onsite and restaurant serving varied selection of food. The salads were always fresh and liked the fish and seafood. We were all-inclusive and impressed... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends had stayed here earlier in the year and recommended this hotel as a relatively cheap and clean alternative to the bigger hotels. We went for a week and loved it as the beach is on the doorstep and that was the main reason we had travelled, and the main reason most people travel to this area anyway. And it's... More 

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7 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of 5, 2 parents + 3 teens. We do 2 trips a year and so far we have visited about 20 all inclusive resorts. We usually go to 4 to 4.5 stars. I was our first experience to an all inclusive 3*. Overall it was a very positive experience. Pros: Staff at the reception was very... 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*
Number of rooms: 147
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Also Known As:
Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel
Hotel Alisios Bavaro Beach
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Punta Cana
#39 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#48 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#53 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana

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