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just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

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just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

This 5 star hotel is a 5 star.They do their best. Lots to report... any questions?

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1. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

Glad to hear the "Palace" is top rate.

We have reservations Jan. 10-15.

What building did you stay in? Apple booked us garden view, but hope to request ocean view, in somewhat quiet area. Where do you suggest?

Where did you enjoy the best food? Any favorite specialty drinks there?

Did you try the casino?

Any excursions?

Did you golf?

I'll look forward to your comments + any travel suggestions.

Thanks much!

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2. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

A few more questions . . .

We are 50+ couple,with hopes that there won't be loads of kids???

Does the resort provide floats or inner tubes?

Are there alarm clocks in the rooms?

Did you have trouble communicating with staff,or do you speak some Spanish?

Was this your 1st trip to Punta Cana?

It is ours. We've been to other islands + eager to see how Punta Cana compares.

Appreciate your remarks!

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3. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

heres the goods.My favorite restaurant was the seafood and steakhouse both very good but again this is a different country all things are cooked and presented differently.The buffet was my least favorite but they do have a reseanable selection.All ala carte restaurants need no reservation and are open lunch and dinner i rarely ate at the buffet.Also the dominician restaurant had a fabuluos coconut fish ,like thai food.-not a lot of kids, a well rounded crowd.the other barcelo adjoining resorts are younger crowds and not quite as neat.I do not speak much spanish but enough to get the basics i want.easy enough to do.I always tipped and had a great time , staff was as friendly as thier individual personalities allowed.My only excursion was a catamaran ride it was o.k. but im heading back in a few months and i didnt want to do it all. I met many people on thier 6 and 7th visit to this hotel.I would return .ive been to other 5 star resorts that i would not go back to.The beach is worth this hotel in gold.The best i have seen.This is my fist time to this region of dr.The snorkeling is sad, but the beach and lovely mix of interesting people made up for the time i did not spend under water.no i dont golf but maybe next time. the casino is small but a fun destination ,the disco is also fun to dance and meet people.the appearance of the hotel is not all posh and marble but it is older but fine and well kept.

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4. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

no floats available.but kayaks. All drinks are good ,my favorites beer and g&t.the wine is poor.I wish you a great trip. Meet and chat to people that always open up new worlds. bon vayage

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5. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

Hi!

Thanks for all the details. We like varied cuisines + will defintely try that fish dish, too!

To go back to earlier room questions . . .

What building did you stay in?

Where would you suggest for beach view + quiet setting?

Our last trip to any tropical area was 1993, so we are long overdue!!!

Glad you had an outstanding stay + the opportunity to head back again is great!

Bye!

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6. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

Hi i was third floor building #2, #2078 great end corner room with next best view of the beach ,without paying for a sweet.I would go for that room again.I also heard people say #4 was great since its 2 minutes closer to rest.and bar. I didnt mind the 2 min walk on the beach right outside my door.When checking in i handed the check in guy a few bucks for a good room.it was a quite room. yes thier was an alarm clock, but i never tried it. cheers ,salut ,prost,

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7. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

wynne-glad you enjoyed your vacation. a few Questions.going to be at the Barcelo bavaro beach resort in march.your comments? and how far is this hotel from the palace,the golf one , the casino one etc.and how far is the flamenco? much appreciated.

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8. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

The caribe is first along the beach then the beach then the palace.about a 10-15 minute walk to go from one end to the other along the beach doing the stroll.The golf and casino are both away from the beach inland.The walk is not far, but i always took the little train that passes frequently.It is a great resort that offers many places to go for the price of one and experience each hotel and it carisma and guests are all different.cheers wynne

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9. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

Hi!

Are "water shoes" needed?

Didn't know if there were alot of rocky areas in the water . . .

Thanks!

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10. Re: just back from barcelo bavaro palace any ???

Not at all.Sand as soft as flour,no rocky coral bits anywhere i was. AWESOME beach...enjoy with naked feet. wynne