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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 #37 of 100 hotels in Punta Cana
Bloomington, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Spent 15 days at the Bavaro Princess in Puna Cana, DR Resort is like a garden - ALL of the employees not only are the friendliest, but the hardest workers. The units are large, most have been remodeled and the maid and maintenance service is great. Every call is answered in about 5 minutes total.

The beach is large and kept clean with several huts if you can't take the sun. The view is awesome. There are also two nice size pools. What a variety of food! The main buffet always offers a variety and the several restaurants have outstanding menus.

Whether you're on the beach, in a restaurant or lobby, there are always several asking if they can help you in anyway.

Needless to say this is the favorite of my family, since this is the 6th year in a row that we have been there. Hope to keep going back year after year!

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Clinton, Iowa, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed from Feb 11 to the 18th 2013 . This trip started as always with just a few of us then grew into 15 people, 8 of us booked the trip all with the Platinum upgrade 4 through cheap tikets and mine through Expedia, that was in July 2012. We all were looking forward to a great time..... 2 more of our friends booked in Dec. for the Platinum upgrade our other friends went through Apple. When we arrived they took the original 8 to Platinum club to check in the last two would not arrive till later that night, Margarita was quite rude to two of our friends saying that they were not in the Platinum area and they would have to go to the front desk, come to find out later that they were down graded to the honeymoon suite and even though they paid for the upgrade they couldn't even have the bracelet for the amenitys. This upset all of us. And don't waste your money on the lobster dinner we all got sick.. 2 days into our trip they tore the roof off the swim up bar, we were told it would be done in 2 days and was still not done when we left. Upon check out we were at the Platinum bar to check out and one of us were filling out a review, that paper was takien out of his hand and the rest of them were removed from the desk.
The only up side to this trip was the beach and a few of the staff Carlos and Freddy and all the Bartenders were fantastic.... oh yes and to top it all off when we were packing there was cockroach's in our bag.... GROSS

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Dont hesitate to go to this resort! everything from the staff and the rooms, and the food are excellent! the staff are incredibly honest! There was a group of 32 that went for a wedding. The day after the wedding the maid of honour noticed she forgot a bag on the beach with jewelery and shoes. The staff had it at the front desk a few hours later ready for her to pick up!
We tried a few of the different restaurant and they are all great. It is the most clean and organized resort I we have ever been too. It is definately a HUGE resort, but the tram makes it easy to get around. The staff introduce themselves and keep in touch throughout the week. We also appreciated the phone call a few hours after we arrived to make sure everything was exactly as we expected it. There is no pushy time share people! A beautiful bridge brings you through a rustic area with peacocks, flamingos and different wildlife. I could say so much more about this resort , but just give it a shot..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were there from Feb 9th to the 16th. On arrival we were able to register with extreme ease. Because of the large size of the resort there is a shuttle that runs from 7AM to midnight every day. Outside of those hours one phone call gets to you picked up and delivered anywhere on the resort. The suite is to put it mildly the best I have been to. King size bed, Bubble Jaccuzzi and a rainfall shower. A full complimentary bar fridge that is stocked with water pop and beer. And absolutely spotless. The staff from groundskeepers to management were all very friendly and seemed willing to do what ever it took to keep the guests happy. The only negative was the food was not always hot. And it seemed to lean more towards rice and pasta. But there was a fair selection of fish and meat. The other minor negative is that although it is listed as all inclusive two of the restaurants were fee based. We never noticed this and were told about it by another guest who told us he had been there 4 years in a row and this was a new wrinkle.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I will start that this is the second time to this resort. We stayed from Jan. 29 to Feb 5th.
I'm pleased to say that this resort really has great service and the people are wonderful!!!
Our room was beautiful close to beach and pool and only a 7 minute walk from the lobby.
Everyday our room was cleaned with beautiful towel art and flowers that is such a nice added touch. Our experience with the staff was great we had left our camera on the tram and it was returned to lost and found. i wasn't worried about the camera it had all to do with the pictures of our trip.
Whenever we were at the pool or beach we also had great service someone always around to ask if you would like a drink. Koodo's to Claudio (not sure if the spelling is right) did a great job at looking after us.
we had Al a carte open no reservations required which was really nice. the food overall was very good the buffet food could have been a little hotter. Whenever we visited the Lobby we were looked after within minutes. if it wasn't a waitress/waiter the managers would be wandering around and make sure you had what you needed. The entertainment worked very hard and it was enjoyable. they had lots of activities within the resort no need to venture anywhere unless you wanted.
the day we were leaving we called for a pick up and within 5 minutes he arrived and loaded our luggage sadly as we did not want to leave.
if you have any question let me know and i will try my best to answer.
Highly recommend this resort.
Monica

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I really can't think of anything bad to say about this hotel or the staff. Happy Face from the animation team was so much fun, she made our vacation special! We had a group of 8 and the first night we were there she asked all of our names and remembered each one of us the whole week! The rooms were great, even without the Platinum upgrade. The ocean was so warm and a beatiful aqua blue. My advice would be ignore the bad reviews book your trip and have a great time! Oh and try a Bavaro Princess..yummy!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

On the first day we arrived, and we booked the standard suite. Automatically, they gave us a platinum suite, right by the beach, with 3 beds, perfect for our family of four. We ate at the seafood restaurant-good selection and good service, as well as view of the beach. What I really enjoyed about this is the fact that you do not have to make a reservation at the restaurants. We wet to the lobby bar, and enjoyed a couple of drinks, and the tenders there were really kind and they knew what they were doing, even the kids! The second day, we woke up, took a stroll on the beach, had breakfast by the beach-(there are two buffets-the main and one is across from the McPrincess snack bar. Average food for breakfast-nice variety of fruit and whatnot. We went for a swim, the for lunch at the main buffet, and then to the pool. There is an ecological forest trail at the resort that leads to or goes from the lobby, into the platinum suite villas.There we saw iguanas everyday, geckos, anoles, weird birds, parrots, rabbits, herrings, black widow spiders, frogs, toads and a variety of fish and turtles-I really recommend this trail! Lunch had a decent variety, burgers steak, potatoes, etc,etc.
We ate at all of the restaurants and buffets, and our favorite dinnertime restaurant was Chopin buffet-the first time we went there. The second time, we got food poisoning, as we ate the breaded grouper fish and it was old and soggy, If it is not crispy, don't eat it!
The beach was great and everyone at the water sports center. I recommend parasailing, surfing at Macao beach, and the one most important one is the snorkeling (strictly snorkeling) excursions in the reef. There is no reef on this beach!!! The beach itself though is amazing. It is raked and clean everyday, crystal blue water, but always high and powerful waves, making the water murky with sandy and seaweed. Watch where you step though, I got pinched by a crab!
Overall, a worth-it investment.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino

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:
#27 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#27 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#31 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#31 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#33 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*
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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Also Known As:
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