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Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only
Ranked #26 of 112 Hotels in Punta Cana
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“solid resort, nice grounds/pool/beach/golf. a few cons.”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

First time to DR and this was a good choice, Would go back.

Pros:
-very nice, well kept and clean grounds. beach was solid.
-staff was nice and usually very attentive.
-alot to do, with decent activities, beach, exercise, etc.
-el presidente on tap was better than expected.

Cons:
-while we realized we were in another country, there were constant issues with language barrier. while i don't expect everyone to speak my language fluently, like on a cruise, there should be more people available to communicate our needs to. quite often, you'd ask someone a question, they couldn't understand and there was no one close by to communicate with. not a reflection on the people at all. It's a mgmt. thing and they should do a better job here, esp. when big $$ are paid to come there.
-food was average/good, but the bigger problem was getting decent reservations at the restaurants. from the day we checked in, it was difficult and wed either get shut out of a rest. or get a 6pm or 930pm time. youd then be forced to go buffet, which gets old real fast. also, the rest. would be half full, so maybe a staffing issue. either way, for an all inclusive, it's not really acceptable. they need a better system here.
-the golf course was very good. however, if you are going to advertise that golf is included, then hit us for $65US/person for cart, that's a tad deceptive really. $130 for a cart for two?cmon now.
-casino was ok, but staff there seemed mostly unfriendly and quite disinterested in mixing with gamblers. part is the language for sure, but you have to be alot more customer friendly in the gaming business. win or lose, it's a big turnoff. i dont expect Vegas friendly, but cmon now.
-offsite excursions were weak, beware.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Director Samuel J, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear guest,
We thank you for choosing Barceló Bávaro Beach for your holidays and for sharing your experience with the online community and give us your feedback.
Thanks for your nice comments about our resort but I’m really sorry for you experience during your stay in our resort. As general information we do have a 10 day menu for the Buffet restaurants with 18 different salad choices and 4 fish and 4 meat options on the show cooking to be selected and cooked according to the guest’s satisfaction.
I regret that you could not take dinner at the a la carte restaurants, subject to availability we have 2 a la carte restaurants in our hotel Barceló Beach, but are 7 a la carte restaurants at the Palace Deluxe to which they have access. Besides this have one restaurant located at Deluxe too, named Hole 19th that don’t needs reserve and also is a la carte.
In relation to language, this country is in Spanish, but in our resort we have different department where employees are multilingual as: English, French, German and Russian. These departments are Reception, Guest services, Club Premium and Supervisor at restaurants and bars.
We hope to give us the opportunity to provide the care and quality you deserve at a future visit.
We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance you might need before your visit.

As with any business like ours, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from a satisfied customer. It’s our goal to retain you as a satisfied customer and will hope to serve you again in the future.
Warm regards,
Samuel Johnson
Director
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Planned this trip for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We upgraded ourselves to the Premium Club and were absolutely impressed with the service. All staff were excellent, Jasmin in the Club Premium Lounge greeted us upon arrival with Champagne to offer and arranged all our reservations for restaurants. Definitely a excellent idea to do asap, to ensure the times you would prefer to eat at. Joanne, Premium Club Staff, with the help of some friends, arranged for us to be invited up on stage on our Anniversary. Always wanted to be in the spotlight to kiss my husband! hahaha... Gerson De la cruz, in the Club Premium Lounge, was so very friendly, helpful and a true ambassador for Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort. Very proud of what he does and strives to ensure the guests are happy!! Enjoyed our visits with him and learning more about the Dominican Republic. At the end of our week, we hugged Gerson goodbye and encouraged him to come visit us in Canada.

Room Tip: Ocean front is just beautifu!! Worth the extra to upgrade for sure to Premium Club. Room service i...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Director Samuel J, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear guest,
We thank you for trusting in Barceló Bávaro Beach for your holidays and for sharing your experience with the online community and give us your feedback.
I really appreciate all your wonderful comments regarding to our resort. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed all services in our resort especially our kindness in providing our services.
For us is very important the experience our guest have about their stay with us. Is a pleasure for us to have met all your travel expectations. I hope you will visit us in the future in our resort.
Thank you for your feedback about our employees, it makes us feel very proud to do this job for you. Thanks for choosing us as a destination for you stay.
We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance you might need before your visit.
As with any business like ours, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from a satisfied customer. It’s our goal to retain you as a satisfied customer and will hope to serve you again in the future.
Warm regards,
Samuel Johnson
Director
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Grand Falls, Canada
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Recently arrived from our April 3-11 stay, loved that we had access to the Barcelo Palace Deluxe, together, it made quite a huge resort, approx 20 min walk on the beach within the resort bounderies, food was ok, you will not starve, although not necessarily prepared as in Canada or US, you can always make yourself a decent fresh salad, plenty of fruits, yogourt was excellent. Loved the chef that made you fresh egg omelet or scambled, also the one that did the pancakes..etc. Housekeeping was very good, friendly staff, nice pool and plenty of chairs on the beach. The only downside would be that we arrive approx noon and rooms are not ready until 3 p.m., also when we depart, rooms has to be vacated at noon, but shuttle only comes in at 8 p.m. Please request a locker $10 refundable fee, comes with a change and shower room at guest services for our convenience, that way, we enjoyed the rest of our day swimming, eating and just taking in the last bit of our vacation in the warm weather. Approx 45% of the resort guests were french Canadian which was pleasant. Never had any problems understanding the staff, most will understand basic enlish an french. Treat them with respect and you will get good service. Enjoyed the evening shows, would recommend this resort without any doubt. Wish I was still on the beach!!

Room Tip: Pay extra for front Ocean View, very nice balcony to take in the view along with our glass of wine...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Director Samuel J, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear guest,
We thank you for choosing Barceló Bávaro Beach for your holidays and for sharing your experience with the online community and give us your feedback.
I appreciate all your nice comments regarding to our resort. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed all services in our resort and amazing beach. Thanks for choosing us as a destination for you stay.
We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance you might need before your visit.
As with any business like ours, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from a satisfied customer. It’s our goal to retain you as a satisfied customer and will hope to serve you again in the future.
Warm regards,
Samuel Johnson
Director
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Mirabel, Canada
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

we spent 14 days from march 19 to april 2, i must say this was just amazing.what a difference adults only makes.just great.the staff was always smiling and every time we said hola we were rewarded with a huge smile.people who say negatif thing about them just don't know how to act with them. we did not have any problem with the language.we tried some spannish and the staff was always trying to talk in english or french.the staff did try very hard.the whole place is a big wow.how can people make negatif comments.you are in another country and they do try.we had an upgrade to club premium and that was amazing.MABEL and JOANNA are great at there jobs,always there for anyone who needed them and the rest of the girls there where always looking after us.we where treated like royals.the waitresses (JUANNA,NOEMIE JENNIFER) even the cooks were smiling and helpful..what can i say about our room the view amazing.yes the bathroom neads a do over but they make up for it with the service and the freindly staff.we had our room made up by MARIBELwhat a gem. always happy and smiling and somedays we only wanted cerveza and aqua and she would give it to us with a huge smile. the animation was fun, the shows were good. i met one of the directos mr.MIGUEL GONCALVES and i must say that this man takes his job to heart. he listens and tries to change things. he treats the clients like he knows us and is always smiling. the beach is great and yes the boats pass but they have to pass somewhere and the smell is not that bad. the music from the boats was fun to hear.the food was great and ever night we went to the buffet my husband had lobster and fresh seafood that was cooked right in front of you. the a la carte resterants were good but too bad they are all at the palace side not adults only.the briza for adults was great.just to say that my mom is in a wheelchair and she was able to go everywhere .so this place is good for handicap
i had the best most amazing trip thanks to a wonderful staff
my family and i will be back next year

Room Tip: choose building 2 if you want an amazing view of the ocean and right on the beach
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Director Samuel J, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear guest,
We thank you for trusting in Barceló Bávaro Beach for your holidays and for sharing your experience with the online community and give us your feedback.
I really appreciate all your wonderful comments regarding to our resort. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed all services in our resort especially our kindness in providing our services.
For us is very important the experience our guest have about their stay with us. Is a pleasure for us to have met all your travel expectations. I hope you will visit us in the future in our resort.
Thank you for your feedback about our employees, it makes us feel very proud to do this job for you. Thanks for choosing us as a destination for you stay.
We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance you might need before your visit.
As with any business like ours, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from a satisfied customer. It’s our goal to retain you as a satisfied customer and will hope to serve you again in the future.
Warm regards,
Samuel Johnson
Director
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Anyone I know who has ever been to Punta Cana has told me the same thing- "it is beautiful but don't expect to eat well." The resort itself is beautiful- impressive in its size alone. The staff is friendly and non-obtrusive. The pool may be the most beautiful pool I've ever been in and I've been to many. It was warm and had these great fountains for neck and head massages. Mind you, I stayed in the adults only hotel so things are a bit less grand size-wise than the Deluxe wing. Still, incredible nonetheless. The beaches were well maintained as well as the grounds in general. Shows at night were entertaining and well-attended. There is a large international contingent at the hotel although it is mostly made up of Russians, French-Canadians and Americans.

I went to the hotel with no expectations as far as food is concerned but was greatly disappointed regardless. My wife is Russian and just calls me a spoiled American. Let's leave it at that :) The beds were comfortable but bathrooms needed updating. All in all, it was well worth the price per night and I would happily go back again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Director Samuel J, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear guest,
We thank you for trusting in Barceló Bávaro Beach for your holidays and for sharing your experience with the online community and give us your feedback.
I really appreciate all your comments regarding to our resort. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed all services in our resort.
With regards to the food selection at the A La carte restaurants being the same as the food at the buffet, I must clear this point to you that we have a totally different menu, once we do not offer choices of sirloin or cod fish, grouper and many others on the buffet, but I understand that you can find lobster and shrimp on the Buffet and also on the A La Carte Restaurants.
Thanks for choosing us as a destination for you stay.
We hope to give us the opportunity to provide the care and quality you deserve at a future visit. We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance you might need before your visit.
As with any business like ours, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from a satisfied customer. It’s our goal to retain you as a satisfied customer and will hope to serve you again in the future.
Warm regards,
Samuel Johnson
Director
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Montreal
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Just got back from 10 days in paradise at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Hotel. We left April 4th for 10 days and travelled by Air Transat. Our Air Transat respresentatives were always present as per the schedule posted. They were most helpful and informative. The staff at the Hotel were friendly, courteous and, for the most part, multi-lingual. We had booked the <ocean view> room and did we ever get a great view. One of the most comfortable beds in which we have ever slept. Although the bathroom could use a bit of a reno, the room was clean, the linens also were clean and free from stains.
The beach was clean and well taken care of. There were chairs for everyone including shade offered by the many palm trees which dot the beach.
As for the food, what can I say, both my husband and I put one a few pounds. The <A la carte> restaurants offered some great choices. Our favorites included the filet mignon, the braised lamb shoulder, all of the seafood and fish dishes. Great variety offered at the Buffet.
We too the Bavaro Runner tour. Our Tour Guide Alex was very knowledgeable and very informative. A definite must see for any visiting the Dominican Republic.
Thank you to all of the staff for making our vacation one to remember. We will definitely be visiting this hotel in the future!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Director Samuel J, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear guest,
We thank you for trusting in Barceló Bávaro Beach for your holidays and for sharing your experience with the online community and give us your feedback.
I really appreciate all your wonderful comments regarding to our resort. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed all services in our resort especially our buffets and a la carte restaurants. Thanks for choosing us as a destination for you stay.
We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance you might need before your visit.
As with any business like ours, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from a satisfied customer. It’s our goal to retain you as a satisfied customer and will hope to serve you again in the future.
Warm regards,
Samuel Johnson
Director
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is an "Adults only" hotel. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for, this is the place for you! Those of you, who are looking for a higher energy type hotel, can go to the Barceló Bavaro Palace Deluxe, next door.
The ocean water is calm as it is protected by a coral reef. Some algae in the water but lots of sandy spots as well. The beach is very wide, with white sand that is meticulously cleaned daily. Lots of new beach chairs that fold at the knee. Shade is also no problem under the numerous palm trees, and sunny spots are plentiful for the sun worshipers. There are no vendors of any kind on the beach.
We experienced nothing but good service at the front desk, bars and room cleaning service.
The rooms are large and spacious with comfortable beds, a double sink in the bathroom and a nice large balcony which is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee in the morning. The AC was efficient and quiet and the mini-fridge is well stocked with bear, sodas, juices and snacks which are replenished daily.
There is a shuttle that runs all over the resort.
PROS:
Clean, quiet with good service. Great a la carte restaurants
CONS:
The food at the buffet was never warm enough.
On three occasions, our key cards did not work and had to be re-programmed at the front desk. Very annoying!

We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Director Samuel J, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear guest,
We thank you for trusting in Barceló Bávaro Beach for your holidays and for sharing your experience with the online community and give us your feedback.
I really appreciate all your wonderful comments regarding to our resort. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed all services in our resort especially our kindness in providing our services.
For us is very important the experience our guest have about their stay with us. Is a pleasure for us to have met all your travel expectations. I hope you will visit us in the future in our resort.
Thank you for your feedback about our employees, it makes us feel very proud to do this job for you. Thanks for choosing us as a destination for you stay.
We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance you might need before your visit.
As with any business like ours, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from a satisfied customer. It’s our goal to retain you as a satisfied customer and will hope to serve you again in the future.
Warm regards,
Samuel Johnson
Director
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Property: Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only
Address: Carretera Bavaro Km. 1, Punta Cana 23301, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only 4*
Number of rooms: 589
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The Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only*****hotel is located on one of the 10 best beaches in the world, in the Punta Cana area of the Dominican Republic. This dreamy hotel has reinvented itself after a complete renovation to become an exclusive hotel for adults only. The hotel offers first class rooms 80% of which are located right on the beachfront. This makes it the most perfect place for a romantic getaway. Enjoy the exquisite range of cuisine on offer at the hotel through the Barcelo All Inclusive Programme with its Caribbean Buffet, Chez Gourmet and La Brisa restaurants; 9 a-la-carte restaurant options: Chez Gourmet (international), La Brisa (Mediterranean), El Coral (fish and seafood), Santa Fe (meat), La Dolce Vita (Italian), Mexico Lindo (Mexican), La Fuente (Spanish), Kyoto (Japanese) and La Comedie (Gourmet - additional charge except for Club Premium guests). Visit the facilities where you can find different options to fill your days: football pitch, tennis court, swimming pool, golf course, water sports, wellness centre, theatre and casino. This exclusive resort set on a virgin beach welcomes you with a cocktail, spoils you with drinks by the pool and offers you a 45 minute hydrothermal circuit, per person once during your stay. There are also 2 massage beds in the pool area (at an additional charge). Staying at this hotel also grants guests access to the facilities of the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, a hotel which shares some of its services and facilities. This hotel is one of the very few in the country that boasts the international BLUE FLAG for compliance with the standards required by the non-profit non-governmental organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Come and rediscover the marvels the Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only***** hotel has to offer! ... more   less 
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