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“Wonderful Honeymoon” 4 of 5 stars
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Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Av. Italia, Playas de Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #38 of 99 Hotels in Punta Cana
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful Honeymoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Just got back from our honeymoon, Nov. 6 - 13. We went Platinum and originally were in room 797, with a view of the Platinum Lounge. We asked for an ocean view and were moved the next day to room 763. The resort is beautiful, well groomed landscape, clean gorgeous beach, and our suite was lovely. The staff were gracious and welcoming, in particular, Roodolfo and Sarah at the Platinum Lounge. A huge thank you to them for being so warm and helpful, you really added to our experience at the resort. Also a huge thank you to Dieby who seemed to being EVERYWHERE, (but mostly the lobby bar and pool bar) working and smiling, and greeting us everyday by name and a huge smile. Can't wait til next year to have another mamajuana with you :) Even the groundskeepers trimming coconut palms outside our balcony smiled and offered me fresh coconut straight from the tree. All these people work 12 hour days, 6 on 1 off, or 14 on 3 off, or 22 on 6 off, I don't know how they manage to keep smiling through all that. Our experience is this, if you are having a great time, the staff goes out of their way to make it even better. The resort is indeed huge, but we always took the trolley, and yes, sometimes they were full and we had to wait. But so what, have another drink in the lounge and wait for the next..... you're on vacation, where do you have to be in a hurry. We had full access to the a la cartes, but in the end decided just to go to the buffet, as we didn't want to have "to be" anywhere by a certain time. The food was ok, it's resort food, and to please everyone in terms of taste I think you have to aim for middle ground, thus nothing was overly spiced. Burgers at the McPrincess were really good. Breakfast was the best, my husband really enjoyed it. Drinks were good and plentiful, if you want it stronger just ask for it! Bring a large sippy cup or bubba keg and you won't have to go back as often for refills. One big highlight of our trip was PCMike's tour, just an amazing excursion, and next time we'll do the full day one. In terms of value for money, I know you can pay more for a resort, but I can't imagine why on earth you'd want to....... We're already planning our next trip. Hold us a seat at the bar Dieby!

Room Tip: Go Platinum - all are near enough to the beach, pool, lounge. Try to get an oceanview in buildings 7...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! i stood at the Bavaro Princess All Suites Casino & spa, i stood there for 8 days when with my Fiance, it was a amazing time everything was great the food was great! the Staff alone is AMAZING! the animation team is excellent! Karen is sweet girl she was my friend through my whole trip i miss her, Michael is a great guy who make everyone laugh. Roberto omg hilarious wow always made laugh and melvin is great kid who is very very helpful. and anairis omg love to see how she play with the kids great with kids! idk how people give bad rewiew to this hotel when everything is great!! room always clean, the pool very clean.i will def recomende this hotel to everyone. i will be back soon to this hotel for sure!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Avenel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I went in May for my mother's 60th Birthday. It was my first time in Punta Cana and we stayed at the Bavaro Princess. The service was wonderful and friendly. It was booked though Apple Vacations and Carlos and Caesar went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time. From booking excursions to keeping us updated on any events that were taking place made the experience a memorable one. I can not wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This was my first visit to Punta Cana. The resort is huge, grounds are beautiful. Stayed in the Platinum rooms which were near the beach and pool. Rooms were very clean. No sign of any bugs. Try to plan your shower because the hot water goes very fast. Maids kept the rooms super clean and made many towel animals and special things throughout the room daily. I was worried when I was reading through the reviews and noticed that alot of people were not happy about the food. I hoped they were just picky. I mean really? your in paradise, how bad can it be?? Well let me warn you! Its terrible. I went to bed twice hungry. Their is no reservations and our average dinner was at least 2 hours long!!!! Food cold. They use the same food breakfast, lunch and dinner. After 10 there is no food to be found until 1 when you can eat the cold leftovers from dinner w/ the hotel staff if you beg hard enough. We went during off season and still found it very busy. We had to wait a couple times for another trolley because the 1st one was full. I cannot even imagine this place during high season. Not many bars either...one in the lobby, pool bar/beach bar which both close at 6. While waiting for dinner, no bar to get drinks!! What makes this hotel is the beach. Beautiful and clean! We had a hard time finding a chair w/ shade. I found many people staked out their chairs the night before. We had to get up before 8 to get a spot in the shade. The value did not match the money we paid. . Do your research. Be prepared for a huge resort where you take the overcrowded trolley everywhere for bad food and mediocre service. The restaurants were not fully staffed. Too many people, too little staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My sister and I spent 5 days at Bavaro Princess in October and had a wonderful experience. The resort is beautiful and very big. Our room was close to the beach so we usually took the "train" to get to the lobby area where the buffet is. Food was good, but we would have liked to see more vegetarian options.
Rooms were absolutely amazing and very spacious. We stayed at a suite with a jacuzzi. Rooms were cleaned twice a day and we always had lots of flowers everywhere =)
The pool was great and very clean with plenty of loungers available. The beach was the best part.
Staff was generally very friendly. Special thanks to Tony (concierge) for being extra helpful and making our trip even more fun.
The night entertainment was wonderful. We went to see it every night. The singers and dancers were incredible.
I would definitely recommend this resort. We are going back there on our next trip.

  • 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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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

LOVE LOVE LOVED every aspect of this resort. Make sure you upgrade to Platinum if possible. Food was awesome and that says a lot coming from a guy that is extremely picky. Favorite restaurant was Bella Pasta. Beach was immaculate and the views were amazing. All the staff that we dealt with during our two week stay were super friendly and a blast to talk to! Especially Carlos ( worked the bar on the beach most of the time) We spent two amazing weeks on our honeymoon and i couldnt have asked for a better resort to attend the sites and food and just everything was way better than we expected. Make sure to do lots of tours while you are there.

Room Tip: Upgrade to Platinum
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Weston, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

The food was really not good at all. I've stayed at many all inclusives and I get that the food is just average. This, though, was below average. I would recommend if you still go there to opt for the buffet, there is no wait and the food is slightly better than the à la carte options available. The same applies for the drinks, they are all from the same "Normandy" brand!?!? from wine to vodka and none of them were good. The "Presidente" beer they serve was surprisingly good though.
The staff was generally friendly...all seemed to park a million hours each week. Big European/Russian resort. Not many Americans.
It is hard to get a beach chair, they are all taken real early in the morning, if you crave that, maybe you should look for the Platinum option which gives you access to a reserved beach area. The beach is very nice and beautiful, the pool is ok. The pool bathrooms are not well maintained and are generally filthy after a few hours of use.
We stayed at a building just steps from the beach and main pool. All rooms seemed to have a jacuzzi between the bed and bathroom. The resort is very big, so they have a train that runs through the property every 10 min, the drivers sometimes ignore you and don't stop. The pool dances are very lame and we have not been to any of the night shows.
We have definitely enjoyed another all inclusive experience and will be travelling this way many times in the future, probably not again to this hotel.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Av. Italia, Playas de Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#27 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#29 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#31 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#32 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#34 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#36 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 808
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Bavaro Princess, situated in the Dominican Republic in an area renowned for its incomparable beauty, the quality of the sand and the clarity of the water on the famous Bavaro Beach. Accommodation at this prestigious resort more than meets the expectations of the most demanding of customers.136 splendid Platinum Suites, 16 Honeymoon Spa Suites, 82 functional Junior Suites, or the 572 spacious and fully equipped Bungalow Suites, provide the ideal added value to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. ... more   less 
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