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whala!bavaro

3.0 of 5 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Came away with some of my other family members and took up three rooms. We asked for them to be close together if possible and they managed to have us all within shouting distance. We went straight to the beach to get some sun and couldn't believe only a few hours ago we had been sitting in our house with... More 

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Small hotel but has what you need for a beach based holiday. The rooms are a bit dated but very clean and maids came in all the time to put new towels and change bed. Swimming pool is clean and wasn't used much while I was there as everyone went directly to the beach. The beach bar is handy for... More 

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Friends recommended Whala bavaro for a more homely experience in a smaller hotel. They have stayed many times and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with no big pressure to dress for dinner. We often cruise so for a big change we joined our friends for a week of beach heaven. First of all I have to mention the location, showstopper!!!! getting... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Just returned from an amazing week at Whala Bavaro. Awesome vacation and exactly what we were looking for. If you want 5+ star luxury, 1000 room resorts where you take a shuttle to the beach, 5 a la carte dinners, and 24/7 parties, then Whala is not your place. But, if you want relaxing, friendly, laid back, enjoyable, and hospitable,... More 

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Salamanca, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went to Bavaro in 2009 for honey moon and it was very special and we came back in january again to remember the good times we had but this time to this hotel because it is not a very big hotel and for us the important thing was spending time together and relaxation. I can say we had a... More 

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Weymouth, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is the first review ever written by us after travelling south for 11 years also no nightly entertainment unless you call a worker nearly gassed us all by the second pool with fumigation products Beachfront hotel ,no you have to walk to the beach which is shared by royal vacation club,no free wifi in lobby,no 24hr bar closes at... More 

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Estelle L, Gerente at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Dear Vicky, Thanks for your feedback and we are deeply sorry that your expectations weren't fullfilled during your stay, as our management and all our employees work on that. We take note of all your comments in order to always improve satisfaction and content of our clients. Kind regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed here in Feb, just haven't got round to leaving feedback yet. Stayed 12 days with the mrs, beach, sun all over tan get the business done. Room and outfit ok. The basic style was v.little money suited our pockets at the minute. Staff all quick to smile and offer to try to get what you ask for(try hard). Location... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A long awaited week with my sister on a sun holiday was better than a facelift. The airport set the scene, warm breeze hot sun and palm trees..... hello this is more like it! Cutesy guy on the main desk, showed us around the dining room, pool area and off to the room. Clean and holiday happy style, we booked... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The best thing at this hotel are the chamber maids always happy, friendly, and do a good job cleaning the rooms fresh bedding and towels every other day. The worst thing about this hotel (The list is a little longer) the bar staff are ignorant, the food is disgusting, the sun beds are few, the smell from the the cesspit... More 

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Estelle L, Propietario at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I would like to offer my sincerest apologies for the inconveniences caused to you and that the hotel wasn't at the level you expected. We will take note of all your comments in order to improve our services. Thank you. Kind regards. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

i lost my iphone4s in this hostel!!1 do not go there!!! Staff was ok, they give my apartment after this accident. But still it is dangerous place to spend nice holiday. Managers was helping but it is not enough. I fill scare. Somebody comes to hotel area and grab me after supper. It is not acceptable.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Estelle L, Gerente at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are deeply sorry for what happened during your stay and the inconveniences caused to you. Our staff as you mentioned did their best to help you and we understand your concerns. Thank you very much. Kind regards. 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
#51 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana

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