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“Loved it, excellent food, excellent staff” 5 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 #35 of 99 Hotels in Punta Cana
Toronto, Canada
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“Loved it, excellent food, excellent staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I travelled with my fiance last April 2012 and we both loved it. We travelled for relaxation and we got it on our 5 day stay which costs the same as a 7 day. Food at the buffet was excellent. I wouldn't recommend the seafood restaurant that you need card to get into. The food was horrible at the seafood place. Our best advice is to go to the main buffets because food changes everyday and its the most comfortable since you can take the portions you need without wasting if you don't like what get like in the restaurants that they allow you to go into, i think it was 4 for us. Staff was always very friendly and pleasant to us. We also asked the outside gardeners sometimes to get up a tree to cut a coconut off!! Rooms were ok, not the best but its spacious enough for us. Tip is to buy stuff from this store they drive you to that looks like a tourist trap but it actually has better prices than the airport. So load up there, it looks sketchy but its a legit and good value shopping experience to get booze, coffee, cigars and vanilla extract and amongst other random souvenirs..

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Manchester, New Jersey, United States
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I just got back from this resort and it was a complete disaster. The food was not very good because it was all over cooked, the room although nice was not really set up for 4 people we had 2 adults and 2 kids (12,17) the beds for my kids were a lumpy pullout couch and the other was a box spring and matters place on the floor in the corner. They had very little activities for kids unless they were under 6. The “FREE WATRE SPORTS” were only free after a $35 training cost and the last strike was they advertised for three days that the buffet for Saturday night was North American night so we planned our meal schedule around that. We ate at the buffet for lunch and the sign was still up but when we got there at 7 to eat they were serving Asian food.. When I complained to the front desk there was no apology or for that matter they did not even care.. DO NOT WASTE YOURE MONEY AT THIS DUMP!!!!
I will never step foot in that country again because of this horrible experience!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I really loved everything about this hotel and trip. The animation team is really nice! Especially Jourdain, Juan-Carlos, Robert and Alex who were just wonderful. The animations in themselves are hilarious and people can get nicely taned and in a better mood. I recommend to people to be platinum because you can lay in a bed on the beach! The music plays is a little bit repetitive but it is still good music.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We just come back after a 2 weeks stay at the Bavaro Princess….
This was our third stay in that hotel and we always enjoyed all moments we spent there !!
The restaurants were recently renovated and they are all beautiful, the rooms, the pool and the beach are still amazing.
The new year’s day celebration was GREAT !!
We stayed in the room 412 (ideally located to go everywhere easily and 20 meters from the little train station).
Our 2 kids had great fun at the Mini Club, managed by dynamic staff, always trying to find new ideas to entertain kids….
Special congratulations to ALEXANDRA (in charge of the Mini Club) for everything she does for all kids…

We will definitely go back again shortly…. thanks to all !!!

Room Tip: Block 41 is ideally located in the resort (room 412)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Wonderful vacation thanks to our host from Apple vacations. Carlos went above and beyond when we needed anything. Thanks Carlos. I would recommend this resort to friends and may return to it someday. It was clean, beautiful and overall relaxing good time.

  • Stayed December 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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Renfrew, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

It was our first time in Punta Cana and our first stay at the Bavaro Princess. I was worried at first because of the reviews I had read but we went with an open mind. It was a smooth check-in with Carlos at the desk. We had clean rooms everyday, as well as our mini fridges were restocked everyday. Platinum is how we went and I would recommend it. We received Platinum bracelets upon check-in, complimentary dinner at Licey restaurant (food and service was excellent) for the four of us. We got one complimentary 20 minute massages but we didn't use them. I loved the Platinum Lounge area, staff was excellent and we booked our a la carte reservations with them. They were friendly and spoke English very well. Beach area was beautiful, lots of beds in the Platinum Beach area. You do get bothered by the vendors walking back and forth on the beach but a "No, Gracias" is all it took and we weren't bothered by them anymore. We booked our 3 excursions through our Sunwing Reps: Tony and Richard. These guys were amazing to deal with, easy to talk too, very informative and would answer any question that you had. I was very impressed with them because they were at the resort like they said they would be. You had no trouble finding them. We never got sick from the food and we enjoyed the main buffet but the Seafood restaurant was a disappointment (El Pescador) wouldn't recommend it. Poor service after the first half hour or so. They were friendly at first but forgot about our table once we got our main course over with. We didn't get our desserts after waiting quite awhile so we ended up leaving. Food was okay but we felt we were ignored after awhile. That was the only real negative thing about our week long stay. We never drank the tap water and stuck with bottled water the whole time. The resort was beautiful, clean and well maintained. They have peacocks and other birds throughout the resort. One morning my son's room 702 didn't have any hot water for his shower but the rest of the week wasn't a problem. If you leave anything out that is sweet, you do get tiny little ants but it wasn't a big problem. Firm mattresses to sleep on but that wasn't an issue with us either. We didn't have to wait too long for the trolley to come by to take us to the main lobby. They could be crowded at times but again we didn't sweat the small stuff. We were there to relax and have a good time. That is exactly what we did. The lobby was clean and spacious, we enjoyed the parrots, turtles and other birds that were located there. Staff was never rude to use and a lot of them spoke very good English. I had brought with me a Spanish phrase book just in case. I would recommend this resort to anyone and I would go back in a heart beat if I could. I travelled with my two teenage sons and there friend, aged 19,17 and 18. They spent a lot of time in the ocean and the two pools. For our excursions, we did the dune buggies, Saona Island tour and swam with a Dolphin named "Juancho" at Dolphin Island. We booked our excursions through our Sunwing Reps.The boys enjoyed getting muddy and dirty on the dune buggies, me not so much. There were too many vendors on the dune buggie tour at every stop we made, they were like vultures circling around us. Saona Island is beautiful and we had a wonderful buffet lunch on the beach there, great area for swimming too. It is an all day trip and we were tired at the end of the day but it was nice. The highlight for me was Dolphin Island. This I would do again in a heartbeat, they don't video tape it, but they take pictures that they put on a disk for you if you want to buy it. It is expensive excursion but it was worth every penny. We would love to go back in a couple of years if we could to the Bavaro Princess. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

Room Tip: Go Platinum pkg if you can. Had rooms 702 and 803 both were great rooms. Room 803 was a balcony suit...
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  • Stayed November 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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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

First of all if you are going to go to this resort pay the extra and stay at the platinum club. We did this the two times we stayed at this resort. We have been to the DR 4 times and this is the best of all the princess resorts. If you value having your room close to the beach, a la carte every night, siestas on a beach bed in the middle of the afternoon and premium liquor, then going platinum is worth it. With the platinum club you have a separate check in and check out, in the platinum lounge. The lounge is a great open aired place to chill out after dinner with a nice drambuie. The coffee machine makes the best cappuccino with hot chocolate in the world. The staff is friendly. I was certainly impressed on how quick they were to fix anything that was broken or respond to my needs. When ever we travel we always pack our sense of humour. We do not expect anything but to relax and have fun and roll with whatever comes our way.
The food was good. We ate at a different restaurant every night. Again you can't really expect their Japanese or Chinese food to be what you are used to. It will some version of it. For instance won ton soup, miso soup, italian wedding soup were all the same thing but with minor substitutions, it all tasted like beef broth. . Argentinian chiorizo and sausage where basic hot dogs. We found it humorous rather than disappointing. I tended to order things I knew they would do cook well like, sea bass, snapper, grouper, steak ... If you love fish you will love the seafood. excellent paella! The fillet minion at el goucho was awesome as well. The chicken served at the beach restaurant during lunch was very tasty. the mojitos were very good.
The only excursion we took was the Saona Island trip. It was fun to take the speed boat and a catamaran, and swim with star fish. The beach itself was just as wavy as the resort. i thought it would be more calm. The sand beneath our feet was filled with shells, so not so tender on our tootsies as the beach at our resort. The BBQ lunch was tasty...once again I ate the fish... Awesome!!!! If you go on this excursion expect to be on a bus there and back for more than an hour and a half.
I would recommend this resort. Thank you to Juan,Freddy, Margarita, Sarah, and Anna, the crew at the platinum club. A special shout out to Niorca... She is the lady that does all the fresh juices at the breakfast buffet. . She remembered us from the last trip and gave us special smoothies. Remember people are friendlier when we act friendly towards them. We are so lucky to live in a country that has so much, travelling always reminds me of how good we have it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Italia, Playas de Bavaro, 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#20 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#27 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#30 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#31 Luxury 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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