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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro
Ranked #59 of 111 Hotels in Punta Cana
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I'll be back... for the 3rd time...”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

You need to rest? This is the perfect spot with perfect beach / a value for money.
The beach is in 2nd place just after maroma @ Mexico and before Tulum @ Mexico too, in my top 3 beachs worldwide.
The resort could have more varied food. The sushi restaurant is very pleasant at your eyes but variety and tasty... not so good.
The shows need an improvement.
If you need to rest, with a great beach, just go there.
Once again I recommend to exchange money » US Dollar.
See you soon!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Dear Tiago,

We are very proud to know that we have provided the rest you need at this paradise. Thank you for mentioning our perfect and great beach. Your comments and suggestions have been taken in the highest consideration.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana.


Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

We stayed in the hacienda room near to the beach. Very nice room. The food in the hotel is excellent. This was our first holiday at the Dominican republic... but our the best holiday... really.. Super hotel, super animation team, latino dance... aerobic...disco... THE BEST. I would like return to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Dear Ludmila M,

It is a pleasure and a great compliment to know that you experienced an excellent first holiday vacation at Dominican Republic.
You are welcome to experience again our Super Hotel, and the quality of our services and facilities in Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana.

Best regards,

Vianca Graciano
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

1) During check-in they tried to take a bribe for a better room (on the 2nd floor).
2) HUGE black cockroaches in our room as well as smaller cockroaches in restararunts.
3) Terrible smell in our room (felt like I was in a swamp).
4) Let down by late room cleaning (8pm ~ 9pm).
5) Awful restaraunts. You can eat almost identical (!!!) food in the buffet.
6) When we tried to rebook a reservation in a restaraunt then our request was just ignored. Nobody even looked if they could this. Just "no".

The worst hotel where I stayed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Dear Alexander,

Our customer´s comments are very important for us. We deeply apologize not being able to cover your expectations and we regret for the situations you previously shared. Your opinion is one of our top priorities and all feedback from our guests is valued.

Kind regards,

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Ledeberg, Belgium
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed in the hacienda rooms near to the beach. The room was lovely and clean. The food in the hotel is very good, no low cost food but healthy food. The beach is amazing and you have a restaurant near to the beach. This was our first holiday at the dominican republic but it was my best ever. Next year we will return to Grand Bahia Principe. And the staff is very friendly and they help you when you have a question or a problem. For my this is a 6****** star hotel.

Room Tip: hacienda room : near to the beach, because this hotel is very big.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Dear Tania,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro. It is a pleasure for all of us to read that we were able to fulfill your expectations during your first visit to the Dominican Republic.
We would like to have the opportunity to welcome you once again and continue providing the best holiday in Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana.

Kindest regards,

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

the best hotel, best holiday and hotel ever.......just amaizing, the room was lovely and very clean and all people are very friendly, i will back there for sure, Very big resort but so much to do if you want to. There are plenty of trams running if you aren't into walking. Don't understand how anyone could complain.

Room Tip: bavaro, is good and cheaper
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Dear Customer,

It is a real pleasure to learn that this have been the best holiday you have ever had, and to know that you find worth to mention our lovely room and friendly staff.
We would be absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to welcoming you once again and continue providing you the best experiences at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana.

Warm regards,

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Let me start by saying we stayed at the Amber last year & it was are best vacation ever. This year we stayed at the Bravaro with the kids & the service was horrible. I asked for wash clothes for 3 days before I got any. The Sante Fe private buffet employes we're great but the selection is very limited not worth it. The room was horrible the fridge had warm presidente beer & soda. The bath tub also leaked & the shower backed up so you stood in a half a foot of water taking a shower. The worst part was of the room was the bugs everywhere. Called the hacienda DIAMOND service desk & they brought a can of bug spray NO HELP AGAIN! The pool & beach were great but the room & front desk service we're horrible. And finally took the privilege club sales tour! These guys are a bunch of pushy used car sales people who think people are super dumb & will open thief wallets & just give them money. I got the feeling the guys think Americans are stupid & rich.

Room Tip: If your trip only includes adults & you want to go here stay at the Amber!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Dear Jay,

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest apologies for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay at our hotel.

Regarding your opinion about the bugs in the room, please allows us to inform you that our Housekeeping department follows established procedures and all rooms are subject to a very strict supervision, which are carried out continuously.
However, due to our tropical climate and the landscaping that surrounds the Hotel, and taking into consideration that we are located in a protected mangrove area, the presence of certain species coming from the exterior may not be avoidable at all times.

Kind regards,

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Stayed here March and absolutely loved it. Our family (2 adults, 2 teens) plan on retruning in the near future. Fantastic food, entertainment, accomodations, beach. The bar at the beach serves both hot food and drinks with an incredible view to the sea. Shuttle service runs often from beach to lobby, just sit and wait. Staff was awesome, always coming around (lobby) to offer another drink. Took a snorkling tour, booked at the beach (take gravol if the motion of waves bothers you and wear a life jacket, you will be in deep water).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Chris,

We thank you for taking the time of sharing your opinion with us on Trip Advisor.
We are glad to find out that there were some aspects you find worth to mention, especially our fantastic food and entertainment, the beach bar and our helpful staff. It is a pleasure to read that we exceeded your expectations.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Property: Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro
Address: Arena Gorda - Macao Seccion Baigua | Arena Gorda - Macao, Seccion Baigua, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#36 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#38 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#52 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#52 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#53 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#55 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro 4*
Number of rooms: 744
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facilities and services 2 lake-style pools Large sun terrace New relaxation zone with Bali beds, sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towels BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts (floodlit for an additional charge), multi-sports court Water activity centre WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Entertainment theatre Wedding gazebo 1 buffet restaurant and 17 speciality restaurants Japanese restaurant 10 bars 3 Snack Bars Cocktail Lounge Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Golf Punta Blanca Golf Club designed by Nick Price (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, karaoke, disco and casino Rooms 816 rooms including two types: Superior Junior Suite and Club Hacienda Junior Suite Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Sitting area with sofa Air conditioning Ceiling fan Telephone Alarm clock Satellite TV Minibar Coffee-making facilities Safe (additional charge) Ironing set Wifi (additional charge) Club Hacienda Junior Suite (See page 18 Club Golden, Club Hacienda) Children Bahia Scouts The hotel is perfect for families, offering a range of facilities tailored especially for children, including the following: Mini Club for children aged 4 to 12 Evening Mini Disco Babysitting service (additional charge) Bahia Scouts Water Park Fun Area and Adventure Park (additional charge) Teens' Club (11-16 years) Other services 24 hour medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Bus stop opposite the hotel Meeting and convention room Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request and subject to circumstances Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries ... more   less 
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