I suggest this hotel for couples, singles, and families as I saw all of them when i was there on vacation earlier this month, in harmony, all having the best time as we did. I liked that staying here meant a longer vacation than in other hotels because It dindt break the bank, a dollar goes a long way here but you also have a super duper nice room with an ocean view, cold strong cocktail, and the breeze and sound of the ocean. BINGO baby!!!! Stayed as a couple in May 2022.
Our stay was excellent! Why? Because every staff person did their absolute best to treat us like VIP and make us enjoy our time in their beautiful country. Most of the time we stayed at the hotel, two nights we went out for dinner but the hotel has a lot of offerings so staying in was easy and appealing daily. The hotel and rooms are sparkling clean and guests are made to feel very welcome and at home. Looking forward to a return very soon.
Great family hotel, was here at the end of last month for a few nights. Slept and ate very well every day, tanned and relaxed very much every day also. The only downside was we did not love the view that we had in our room, but otherwise we enjoyed and left with no complaints. A special shout out to the bartenders that treated me and my family so well, became like friends by the end of the trip.
I vacationed here with my younge sister and our mom on a ladies trip of sorts and were all pleasantly surprised by the amazing service, atmosphere, and super helpful staff who uplifted the trip (having happy and positive people by you helps make your experience a happier one). Very lively atmosphere day and night, and lots of options for dinner, never got bored or used to any one thing. Comfortable, great visit.
In this review, I shall simply say that I was able to purchase a day pass for quite cheap that met my expectations, and even surpassed them! The day pass is a goopd value, as with it, you get access to the breakfast and lunch (in the buffet) as well as all alcoholic options for the day as well as the snack bar. The drinks are good, standard resort drinks. The food is good - can be overly salty at times, however. The two main pools in the main part of the hotel are calm and not too crowded. The infinity pool may be busy at times, but it's also pleasant. The beach is okay. Not the nicest in Bavaro, for sure, but it still does the trick. There are some dogs that wander this beach, though, so keep this in mind if that's not your thing. Oh, and of course, I wanted to send a hige shout-out to the friendly and PLEASANT service of Islanda at the main pool bar. She was always smiling and welcoming, any time I asked for a drink. Whether I had a tip ready for her or not, she always acted in a lovely way when handing me my drink order! Thank you, Islanda! It is staff members like you who make me want to come back to this establishment. My trip took place in mid-March 2022.…
Great atmosphere, a “happy” hotel if you will, with lots of friendly staff. Miles of beach, lots of pools, lots of restaurants and food themes, lots of sun. Whala Bavaro went above and beyond on our vacation, they let us check in way early (for free) and stay way late (for free) to accommodate our odd flight schedules. Also our room was extremely spacious and they kept it neat daily. Very convenient location to get to the town. Will definitely be back.
At arrival they told that did not find our bookingcom reservation but they called few days ago and confirmed it! Then they offered a better room for a bigger price. Complete scam. We left but they charge our card attached to bookingcom. Do not book here.
Such a good time spent at Whala! Hotel last week. Found the hotel facilities to be as seen in the photos so expectations matched reality, it was easy every morning to find beach chairs and beds, no struggle like in other hotels, and beautiful miles of beach to enjoy (also sunny every single day, seriously perfect weather). Anytime that you want food or drinks, they are there! The best little bars are by the beach and pools, seriously its never far away, special mention to Mario the bartender, nothing is was too much to ask from him, and enjoyed our convos with him. One more special mention to the women who clean up, for their impeccable work. We will be back, thanks to everyone.
Pretty poor experience from start to finish. Will make this one easy by listing the pros and cons: Pros: - infinity pool is lovely and quite quiet for most of the day - located right on the beach - beach view room is a must, lovely views in the morning and quieter than any other part of the hotel - beach room was big and clean Cons: - awful checkin experience. Only ever one staff member in sight and horribly slow. Then gave an absolutely awful room right by the ‘beach bar’. After saying we will move hotels as it was that noisy, we were given a room with a beach view. An upgrade that is offered to literally everyone for $30… they pretended like they were doing us a favour - food is awful, basically in edible other than maybe the desserts - drinks are standard all inclusive cocktails. Basically Zero alcohol - infinity pool is full of people taking 1000s of photos of themselves, but only for a couple of hours in the middle. Quite sad to see people that superficial. And you can’t take drinks up. Bar up there is paid, as is the sushi, don’t believe them when they advertise this as part of the hotel. Anyone can come up - never been in a hotel as noisy as this one. Beach bar open to 1 (no idea why this is needed!). Drinks around the pool by the rooms into the early hours, and rotten food around the pool in the morning - staff, especially the bar staff, are really rude. Literally shouting at you to hurry up. Also seem annoyed you’ve asked them to make a drink - dogs fighting all night on the beach (every night) meant it was really noisy - public roads between hotel lobby and our room stunk. Very dirty and smelt of sewage. Not the hotels fault but pretty grim. In summary, would not recommend at all. Stay in a bnb and go out for food and drinks. Will be the same price!…
We were actually worried after reading some of the reviews but there was nothing to worry about as the hotel is absolutely fine. The location was excellent and the food okish. Room lovely and if you tip your housekeeping as we did you get a lot more. I would have given them 5 stars but I've taken a star off because check in was great till it was our turn and suddenly one of the receptionists left and we had to wait an extra 20 minutes and no one apologized.