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whala!bavaro
Ranked #83 of 110 Hotels in Punta Cana
Burlingame, California
1 review
“Hola punta cana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just got back loved this place relaxing real the people were wonderful helpful especially joseroberto at the front desk! The maintanence was great lead by angel too had morning swims at the beach right outside the hotel the lobby is sweet open air cool breeze mellow! Great local music in espanol can't wait to go back

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Desi G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great spot to relax and unwind. I had some family members who had been to Bavaro beach in the past, so the area came well recommended and I also found I loved the place. This hotel was a good choice with clean rooms and clean well maintained facilities. Enjoyed using the pool every morning for a quiet swim and found the whole hotel very calm and relaxing. Much more personal and enjoyable than the great big hotels you see everywhere. The beach is ideal for long walks and chilling out on and there is a beach hut bar from the hotel serving cool drinks. I forget the guys name who served there most days, but he was very sweet and always smiling. Overall a good hotel priced at a great price and the sort of place I would love to go back to some day.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Victoria J
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

We wanted to share the good time we had here with others, so here goes;
Room. Spacious with a balcony. A/C and a hairdryer ( all important for my wife ) safe and satellite T.V. Big bed with a firm mattress.
Location. A close distance to the long stretch of beach, palm tree's with room to make a good base all day and not be bothered by too many others. We took a trip to Dolphin Island, well worth it even if it's just to get on the ocean for a day.
Meal Times. The buffet was changed each day so you get a choice, I prefer to find something I like and stick with it, had no problem here, we ate well.
This is the kind of break we enjoy, a real steal for what it offers.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bobby M
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Our first trip to The Dominican Republic and we booked Whala after seeing pictures of the amazing Bavaro beach right outside the door of the hotel. Of course the very reasonable price for such a great location won us over as well! We were all inclusive and the food was very good. Served freshly every day and a good choice available. Apart from the buffet there was a beach side snack bar which was handy! Our room was nice, on the first floor with a pool view and was spotlessly clean. We liked all the staff and had a fantastic time here and happily recommend Whala.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Julia W
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Robertsville, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

rooms were average, no hot water in shower the whole week, we tried 3 differant rooms. Water in shower and pools were salt water. Water in sink and toilets was brown! Web site says 2 restaurants and 3 bars, that's a lie. Only one buffet area and they only serve food at certain times of day. Food choices very poor and they serve left over food from dinner for breakfast. Bar tender is also waiter/bus boy so getting a drink takes awhile and they have very limited choices to choose from. They couldn't even make something as simple as a whiskey sour and we went all inclusive. My niece got shocked using their hair dryer and it took them 3 days to change it out for a differant one. beach is a short walk but you have to go through the front desk area, down the alley that has cars comming around a curve so it's dangerous. Beach is dirty, lots of sea weed on beach and in water. No snorkling unless you pay to be driven out to a reef to swim for 30 minutes. Beach is roped off per each resort so swimming area is very small. No beach unbrellas and lounge chairs are locked up and you have to find someone to get them for you. You can't go relax at the beach without the island venders wanting you to come into their shop to look, and they don't take no very well. They were very pushy even with security all around. The hotel had no night life, the wi fi was very weak and you might get signal only at front desk. Chairs had mold on cushions. Staff spoke very little english so brush up on your spanish if you want to get anything. I won't go back and do not recommend this place!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank 23doglady
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Travelled with my partner and spent 2 weeks here. Found everything fantastic and had a great time at Whala. The location was exactly what we wanted and the hotel was very clean, comfortable and just the sort of place we enjoy spending time at. The staff were always happy and smiling and gave a good feeling to the whole holiday. Cleaners were efficient and the food at the restaurant was good too. We didn´t venture out too much as we enjoyed just lounging by the pool or on the beach but what we saw of the area we liked.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Simon A
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Everything from the first minute was great. This was the perfect holiday for ten days we totally enjoyed the beach. The staff were friendly and always helpful. The breakfast served every morning was eveything you could want. Absolutely loved the place and intend returning in the future for a longer holiday.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jean D
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Additional Information about whala!bavaro

Property: whala!bavaro
Address: El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Punta Cana
#39 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#70 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#73 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — whala!bavaro 3*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in front of the beach, whala!Bavaro is the ideal place to enjoy the summer heat. Bavaro Beach is part of the Dominican Republic most exclusive coast resorts, thanks to its fine white sand bathed by the beautiful Caribbean Sea with crystal clear and emerald tone waters. Located in front of the beach, whala!Bavaro is the ideal place to enjoy the summer heat. The hotel is located in an excellent location that offers a wide variety of sport and leisure activities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel
Hotel Alisios Bavaro Beach

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