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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #52 of 101 hotels in Punta Cana
Santiago, Chile
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quiet Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went during low season probably I think it is a quit place. But compare to others resorts in Punta Cana, this is a small one. At that time, because there were not a lot of customers we had the pool for ourselves and nights were quiet. They don't offer a variety in the menu, almost everyday the same food. Drinks were good, but just a little on the watery side. Workers are nice and service good. The beach is nearby, but you need to go out of the resort to get there. There is no gym and rooms are standard and simple. On the old side I would say. For the price I would say, it is all right.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came with a small family group and had apartments close to each other. The complex had a well maintained garden, pool and patios. There are some local stores and a good pizza place just a short distance outside. The whole idea of this vacation was to be on the beach as much as possible and we were able to just spend long lazy days together. So beautiful here, not real busy either. Service is relaxed but nothing is forgotten and the people were warm and hospitable. Thanks to all concerned we had a faultless time.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard so much about the Dominican Rebublic we thought we'd give it a try and weren't disappointed. The first thing you notice is how hot it is when you get off the plane. We arrived at the hotel and checked in and settled into the room. Got changed and went for a wander around the complex, stopped for a cold drink on the way back. Nice to find the beach, golden white sand, crystal blue sea and not too many people on it, just how we like it. The staff were polite, we enjoyed evenings at the bar and days on the beach or by the pool. Total relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I booked a snorkeling excursion off their beach tower and it was only $30 and I had a great time. The staff is super friendly and bilingual so there was never a language barrier. Its close to the beach and also near some local stores and pizza places. I would stay at this resort if I were to return to Punta Cana

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 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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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Felt amazing staying at this beach paradise. The airport wowed us already, felt so warm when we arrived. Apartment was breezy, clean, smelled good. All the staff we encountered were pleasant and we found the facilities adequate. Hammocks, beds, take your pick we chilled out on the beach and met up with the rest of the family at night for dinner. All did our own thing and gave each other some space. This hotel proved that I have a nose for a deal. Location is as it is, the beach is all encompassing and the views early morning are worth getting up for. Will return to the Dominican Republic, it was great on many levels.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Researched as always before booking and not disappointed at all. A nice hotel in a great place. Felt special from the minute we got there and after a quick check-in found ourselves in our room which was very nice and had amazing sea views. Exactly what we'd been hoping for, in a nutshell! Staff are on hand all day and the restaurant served some of the freshest, tastiest food we've had in a long time. The beach is a haven of wildlife and kept in it's natural state which is so nice to experience close up. We stopped off in town several times for a cold beer and the locals were very friendly. We have just booked to go back in October for 7 days and hope it will be as good. Scuba diving is the thing in Punta Cana and prices range from $70 to $250 depending on the package you go for.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Mason, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Thought this would be a good place to have a break with my wife as she had often mentioned Bavaro beach as being one of the places she wanted to visit. Neither of us were disappointed and thought this hotel was great value and also charming in it's own way. The staff take their time to welcome you and were friendly and the cleaning staff were always on the ball and kept our room spotless. The fact that we could be sitting on the amazing beach within a few steps was the highlight for us and we returned very relaxed from this stunning part of the world.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Punta Cana
#39 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#44 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#46 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — whala!bavaro 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rooms and apartments. 30 double rooms and 6 apartments under German management. Accommodation: All rooms are equipped with bathroom, shower, safe, air condition, ceiling fan, Cable TV, Mini Bar. The Hotel features a swimming pool and sunbeds. For our Guests we offer free wireless internet access in our lobby. Security 24/7. Location: Located in the center of Los Corales de Bavaro with unlimited access to all the sun, beach, shopping and dining in Bavaro. Our Hotel Beach Club is only 30 meters walking distance. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel
Hotel Alisios Bavaro Beach

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