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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
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Went with my boyfriend for 10 nights and we had a nice time. We had the option of many different hotels but we picked this one because it was priced good and we didn't want a mega large hotel. Staff are all very happy at this hotel and always want to speak to you and in general helpful. The room... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband had booked this as a surprise and organised everything, didn't know he had it in him! I have always wanted to come to The Dominican Republic so was thrilled to arrive. Tropical even at the airport, the hotel and beach location was killer. Nice friendly and relaxed the staff made us feel welcome and even though we don't... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed at the Whala in April 2014 and I am still pondering the experience. I obsessively watched the mixed reviews - we were looking for something quaint - more absorbed into the culture but still nice enough to meet the holiday expectation. So I took the plunge and booked the Whala....my sister and her boyfriend followed suit and booked... More 

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was our second honeymoon and we loved every bit ofit, theservice was great, westayed in the jacuzzi lodges with secluded pool and a lacarte restaurant, a great place to chill out inbetween excursions. Would recommend the catamaran to saona island and the monster truck safari. Ate some amazing foid that was fresh, area kept very clean and staff extremely... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Spent time checking out the best places and good deals around Bavaro beach area and glad we went for this hotel. It is very clean and has the nicest staff working there. We asked for extra towels and they were there in minutes. Cleaners did a great job. The food was very varied and fresh and the waiter remembered what... More 

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Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Honestly one of my best vacations yet. The hotel is small and well run with great staff always happy and always making sure everything is going well for the guests. Charming room with good natural light streaming through the big window and we enjoyed the balcony to relax on with a drink early evening before dinner. Food was good and... More 

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Mission, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed there in April and have already booked for next April. Cannot wait! Not fancy but food was good, room was clean, you can procur a safe for $22 and no - it is not a skelton key as someone else said. Our maid was fantastic and only went into the room when we asked her... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is one of those places you don't go to many times in your lives. As far as the room goes it was comfortable, we slept well and the power shower was not too messy. Breakfast and other meals were simple and well done, fruit was especially tasty. The beach is a dream and the missus wanted to just sit... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I went during low season probably I think it is a quit place. But compare to others resorts in Punta Cana, this is a small one. At that time, because there were not a lot of customers we had the pool for ourselves and nights were quiet. They don't offer a variety in the menu, almost everyday the same food.... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Came with a small family group and had apartments close to each other. The complex had a well maintained garden, pool and patios. There are some local stores and a good pizza place just a short distance outside. The whole idea of this vacation was to be on the beach as much as possible and we were able to just... 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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