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whala!bavaro

El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
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  • Location
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Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked the all inclusive meal plan for me and my families stay here. On arrival we were greeted and helped with our luggage to the room. Friendly from the get go, the staff were happy and good fun. Enjoyed the fact that this is a smaller independent resort and you noticed it in every way with the individual attention.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never been to the resort before but liked the look of the hotel online so booked a last minute. Got a good price so wasn't to sure what to expect! Surprised with how nice the hotel was and how close to the beach and everything. The staff are great at making you feel welcome and the room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a lot of research we found the Whala Bavaro and it exceeded all our expectations. This is not the most modern hotel we have been to but it is the cleanest hotel for sure. Staff always looked after us and nothing was too much trouble for them. Our room was beautiful and large. We had trouble with our TV... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We spent a great week here and can thoroughly recommend it for anyone that wants a good, clean hotel on the beach. We thought the location was fantastic and the room was nicer than expected. We are more interested in enjoying our time outside rather than cooped up indoors, so the fact that the hotel is not all modern and... More 

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Ipswitch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was the second time we came to the Dominican Republic and it was even better than our first time. The warm air that hits you at the airport is one of the best feelings. This time the hotel I picked was all inclusive so no extra costs eating out. The food was excellent and changed day to day, fun... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Friendly smaller hotel with clean facilities. Room was slightly old fashioned but felt at home immediately and the bed and shower were good and cleaners came in and left everything spotless. Outdoor pool and gardens were kept immaculate and the beach is a stones throw away. Even enjoyed the food here and I can be hard to please! For a... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was unsure about this resort as others had reported but was pleasantly surprised. We had a disabled person in our group of 12 who found it perfect. She had been to other resorts that were so big that she had trouble getting to the restaurants, pools, etc. Everything was close and easy to access. The food was good and... More 

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Debert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great spot for anyone looking for a quiet experience for a trip. All employees were great! Food was great and the beach wasn't far from the rooms. The beach was beautiful. Had a beach bar and a snack bar on the beach as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful, despite being always busy. We were given a very quiet room and it was just great. If you are looking for peace of mind, make sure you ask a room that is far from the restaurant and bars. The food is ok, but not quite vegetarian friendly. Sometimes, salad and rice was the only... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful 4 night stay at Whala - some of the highlights included the top notch service we received at both restaurants, and the kind and patient staff who helped us book a fantastic safari trip on one of the days. All of the areas were nicely kept and our room was spacious and quiet... More 

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