I traveled to the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe from Feb 6th - feb 13th.2013 After months of research we decided to select this Hotel for our Wedding. Please keep in mind that my review is completely honest, i realized after spending months obessing over reviews and like everyone else focusing on the negative. I can tell you this place went far and beyond our expecations. I actually asked all my 50 plus guests on our transfer to airport(via private bus just for my party) if there was anything negative about the Barcelo Palace Deluxe. To sum it up in few words words, "Fantastic", "perfect"."comeback in a heartbeat"
The property is immaculate, you could actually walk around barefoot on every path/walkway and there is miles of paths and walkways.(along the beach, through the complex), it was almost like they vacuumed the pathways every morning...lol. I read many reviews about long waits to check in-i think we were all booked and on our way to rooms within 15 minutes,
I read reviews claiming food was not great, - i can only tell you this the "French Restaurant"-La Comedie"and i have been to Chef school(makes me able to have an opinion..lol) and i will tell you it was probably one of the top three meals of my life. There is endless selections of food for any style, flavor you could imagine. Like i said earlier in this review i have been to many all inclusive's i always found that it was almost like they watered down the booze. I can tell you this, it is not even a slight hint of that going on at Barcelo Palace. Almost the opposite, all top brand liquor(you need to specify your brand).
Some advice concerning the language barrier, a few simple words in spanish goes along way, like a simple "ola"(hello) , "muchas gracias"(thank you very much)"por favor"(thank you), beunos dias(good morning), i think it shows that you are respecting there culture and language and in return they seem to really respond well to your requests!!
I recommend if you want that extra pampering and over the top service to upgrade to "Club Premium", if you could beleive it with 3000 plus guest at the hotel they remembered our names and details of our group.
Everything about about our wedding was amazing. The Wedding Coordinator(Lianny Duverge" made us so comfortable and stress free about o.ur day. She was awesome!!!We couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out!!
Just a small note, not one of our 50 plus guest had any stomach issues. Since i am being honest i must include a small detail that a few people in the group did not enjoy the house wine, and 1 situation where there was a mistake on charges to a room which was corrected immediately.
There is no doubt that myself and my wife had to best time of our life, we are so gratefull to The Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe for making our wedding and stay so special!!
We are already planning our trip next February to this resort!!