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“Excellent Hotel”
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whala!bavaro
Ranked #85 of 112 Hotels in Punta Cana
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent Hotel”
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

This year I have been to whala a few times. Its a smaller hotel than some on the island, but far better.There are still three swimming pools,even though its smaller.

The staff are so friendly and always have a smile on their faces.Roberto on reception is a lovely guy and Aikel,Mario, Pascal and Alex are just a few of the fantstic bar/restaurant staff.


The food is great and there is plenty of choice.

The rooms are very comfortable.

I love this hotel and would
not stay at another hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Edmonton, AB
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2013

I don't know where to begin ---- everything was just great !!!
The reception staff, especially Roberto, outdid themselves to make everything perfect.
The cleaning staff was, well, I felt it was safe to eat off the floor !
the bartenders sang, danced and would make any drink you wanted
the rooms were nothing spectacular but had everything needed.
the food was good but could have used a little more variety when it came to the snacks
the beach was heaven and there was always a lounge available.
This was our first trip to the Dominican, but not the last

Room Tip: if you like to go to bed early, don't get a room facing the pool & bar where the stage is
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Estelle L, Guest Relations Manager at whala!bavaro, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and that our efforts to provide a good service are successful. We would love to see you back at whala!bávaro!

Best regards from Punta Cana.
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 6, 2013

This was our second stay at the Whala Bavaro but it will not be our last stay as we always enjoy this hotel. Maids do a good job and the front desk staff can't do enough for you. Rooms are spacious and comfy and the air conditioning works well. No need to say anything about the location as everyone has already mentioned it.
Would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2013

WE have recently come back from a very relaxing stay at the Whala Bavaro and I must say that it was just fantastic from arrival. Everything from the room to the pool area were kept clean and the staff made our vacation so much nicer. We made great use of the stunning beach right outside. If the hotel manager reads this, let me say that all your staff are a credit to your hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Estelle L, Guest Relations Manager at whala!bavaro, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Dear Mr. Jim,

Thank you for staying at our hotel, we are happy you had such a good experience with us.

Best regards from Bávaro!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2013

This holiday was long anticipated after working hard. We had an awesome time here. The hotel was really great, staff were cool, we really had no complaints. Food was plentiful and fresh, rooms were nice and airy and we really could unwind by the bar and cool off in the pool. We had lazy saunters down to the beach and lunch in local restaurants, wish we'd been there longer. Looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Just want to say thanks to the staff at Whala Bavaro. They really make you feel at home. The front desk staff did a great job and are super nice!

The hotel is the perfect size if you're looking for a good place in paradise to just sit and relax.

The beach is a short walk down the road, but is absolutely amazing.

The buffet was great, not a lot of options, but it is a small resort. We never went hungry and we ate all our meals there.

The rooms are older, but comfortable with everything you need. Also, the rooms are very clean. The water in the bathrooms are saltwater. My hair did not care much for it, but loaded up on conditioner and it was fine. Part of the hotel was closed for renovations, so it looks like the rooms will eventually be updated.

Free wifi in the lobby is definitely a plus!

Overall our stay was great! Thanks again :)

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Salford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Everyday was a good one in Punta Cana. We found the reception on arrival to be friendly and enjoyed the welcome drink. Our room was larger than usual and the hotels location is close to the beach, about a five min slow walk. We had all our meals here and they have it just right with the choice. Service is low key and the standard was great, always having reception manned and friendly staff for any questions around. The beach is a dream and we all relaxed after a week of this life. It was our first time to the Dominican Republic and it is a nice change to Greece, it really does things in a different way. Great holiday, could easily return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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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
#71 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#74 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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