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Barcelo Bavaro Beach
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playas de Bavaro | PO Box 3177, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #16 of 100 hotels in Punta Cana
New Jersey
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7 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our first time in an all inclusive and this place did not disappoint. Unlike, other reviews we felt the food was excellent whether u were eating at the buffet or reserved restaurants. The staff not only spoke Spanish they knew English, Russian, French and Portuguese! Our room was always thoroughly cleaned even if it was later in the day (who cares), we were on vacation, NOT there to clock in the cleaning staff. The only downside was the pool closed at 8pm. This was way too early for an adults only resort...that didn't keep us from dipping into the clear pristine safe waters of Punta Cana...

Room Tip: Room #1088 had an awesome view of pool and beach...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Director Samuel J, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
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Cher Client,
J'apprécie votre commentaire réalisé à la page Trip Aadvisor.
Je regrette que nous n’ayons pas eu la possibilité de remplir vos attentes.
À l'arrivée, nous vous présentons un plan de la station et la salle est un livre avec tous les services et la façon de l'utiliser.

Nous allons tenir compte de vos commentaires et nous allons continuer à travailler pour améliorer notre service.

Nous espérons avoir l'honneur de votre visite dans un proche avenir.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We visited the resort at the start of October for our honeymoon and we only have good words to say about it! From the moment we checked in we were greeted by happy smiling staff who couldn't do enough to make sure everything was just right.
The hotel is right next to the beach and is just like being in paradise! It is so so beautiful and we always managed to find a quiet spot easily. The hotel staff also clear the seaweed everyday!
The meals served in the buffet restaurants were varied and of good quality. There are also several A La Carte restaurants,mostly at the Palace hotel. I would recommend booking these in advance as they get booked up quick and would highly recommend Chez Gourmet and the Italian restaurant. We also booked a romantic meal on the beach on our last evening which is well worth the money!
The drinks were strong but also good! Alcohol content is high and can put you on your backside if your not careful as doubles seem to be the norm out there. Tipping does help but I wouldn't go mad with it as just being nice to the staff goes a long way.

We did a couple of the local excursions, the first being Megatrucks which is amazing! It's a real insight into local culture and the tour guides are brilliant. The second was to Saona island which was average at best. Unless you are excited by a roadkill barbecue and being swarmed with midges you will not enjoy this one. Definately book the Megatruck excursion though!
The entertainment on the resort itself was really top quality, they had a Michael Jackson show while we where there and it was EPIC! That boy had some serious moves, started to wonder if the king of pop actually did die.
The trains that go around the resort can be slightly annoying as you have no idea when they will turn up, but all in all they are pretty good. The mini golf is really good just get there before 6pm or you have to pay which is not good! Also remember to take your insect repellent!
Our two favourite people we met at the resort were Alexandra on reception and Fastino in the buffet restarurant who both very helpful and always happy to see to us and have a chat!
In short we would highly recommend the resort, if you want good service just dont be rude.
We hope to return to celebrate one of our Wedding Anniversaries!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This was my first time doing an all inclusive vacation. This place was just amazing. The Premium Club was value added. For a few extra dollars, we were treated like royalty. VIP room at the disco, excellent dinners at the French restaurant, and daily hydrotherapy at the spa. Best of all though was the staff at the Premium Club Lounge. They attended to our every desire.
When our flights were cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy, Joanna and Aracelis were our Dominican girls they went above and beyond their job and ensured that our vacation remained stress-free and helped us make new arrangements. They made our vacation relaxing and very special. I would definately go back if anything to just see them. Thank You very much for making my vacation and excellent one.

Room Tip: choose the Club Premium for a few more dollars its worth it!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Excellent, really recommended.. I decided to move to Club premium and it was the best decision and the best choice... I liked service and personnel service attitude. Restaurants are also espectaculars... Rolmar99

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We vacationed with two other couples at the Barcelo Bravaro Beach adults only part of the resort. The whole vacation was exceptional!! We couldn't have asked for better service from the entire staff at the hotel. the lobby bar was also a good place to enjoy a cocktail with bartender Jose Arno and waitress Alexandra Santiago. I would highly recommend this resort as far as value, cleanliness and service

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just perfect.Service,food,entertainment,a perfect week in a perfect location.
For people who look for perfect beach but within the secured borders of a huge hotel complex.It feels good being pampered though..:)

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel grounds were expansive. There were 6 Barcelo properties grouped together on one plot of land. You needed to take a shuttle to get around. The more expensive the room you stayed in, the closer you were to the beach. The food was fair (comparable to cafeteria food) The alcohol was no-name brand, unless you wanted to pay some extra $$ for a drink. The majority of the people employeed did not understand, nor care to understand English.By this I mean, they did not seem interested in addressing any questions or needs we might have voiced. The larger portion of the guest were from everywhere except the United States. I did not hear too much English being spoken, except for Canadian and British.We were permitted to make 3 reservations for a week long vacation. The restaurants were just fair. I would never, ever, ever stay at a Barcelo property again. This is a very poorly run operation. I would have been better served had I returned to any of the other hotels that I had visited while in Punta Cana in the past. Pass this place, if you are wise.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Barcelo Bavaro Beach

Address: Playas de Bavaro | PO Box 3177, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#13 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#15 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#25 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#30 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Bavaro Beach 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standing on the sands of one of the world’s top 10 beaches, the hotel Barceló Bávaro Beach has been reinvented following extensive renovation work to become an exclusive 5-star hotel for adults. Offering access to all facilities at the Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort complex of which it is part, it has numerous bars and restaurants serving lovingly prepared and varied dishes 24 hours a day in a perfect setting, on Punta Cana’s original Bávaro Beach, at the eastern end of the Dominican Republic.During the day, guests can practise any number of sports, ranging from football, tennis, water sports and golf on our 18-hole course. At night, we offer a wealth of entertainment with the various evening shows, discos, casino, and more... Highlights:- Hotel for adults only - Perfect for romantic getaways. - Located on one of the world’s top 10 beaches - Just 15 km from Punta Cana International Airport - 80% of its rooms are right on the beachfront - Rooms with the highest quality finish and cutting-edge technology - Very varied cuisine - Golf course at the Resort- Spa at the Resort ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Bavaro Beach Hotel
Barcelo Bavaro Punta Cana
Barcelo Bavaro Beach Punta Cana
Bavaro Beach Hotel
Bavaro Beach Resort
Barcelo Punta Cana Resort
Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort Punta Cana

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