We spent the week before Christmas here. Pluses - they take great care of the property, the rooms are nice, the beach is pretty, the pool is great and you can always get a lounge chair. The gym is also very good as is the spa. I definitely recommend a massage while there. Downsides- the food is really only mediocre to not very good across the board. Granted that is from a NYers perspective and maybe I am spoiled... The diversity of restaurants was nice but so often they served very similar dishes and buffets. Few of the desserts were very tasty. Also, we had a lot more trouble communicating in English than we expected with the staff. Everyone was friendly but, for example, the gentleman who showed us to our room told us we could not walk to the beach from there,which was not true. Granted it was a 10 minute walk to the beach from our room but it was definitely walkable. The train they offer to take you around is not worth it. Walking was much more efficient. Another factor from being a "spoiled" NYer was that it felt like there were so many places to smoke and so many smokers. That was unpleasant for me. Overall we had a pleasant stay but we will not likely go back. I would say that it does seem like a great place for a whole family with lots of options for kids.
- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel
- Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel Punta Cana
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe*****, a unique and unrepeatable locationon the best beach of Punta Cana, protected by a coral reef that converts the sea into a natural swimming pool.This an all-inclusive luxury gastronomic hotel is a new concept in luxury on the best beach in Punta Cana.All the rooms have terrace and sea views (front or partial) and jacuzzi for two persons with hydrotherapy, Well-being of the latest generation. ... more less
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