My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary over the New Year's holiday at Catalonia Royal Bavaro and were thoroughly pleased. After a 7-night stay, we were never bored or longing for "home".
The ENTIRE staff was attentive, extremely polite, and the most pleasant to encounter. Whether serving you directly or indirectly, we were always greeted warmly.
The food was absolutely delicious. We actually ate at the Italian restaurant twice. The lasagna and risotto were divine and we personally thanked the chef for such a delightful meal. I have visited several all-inclusives and after day 2, was so disappointed with the menu choices, I was resigned to eating french fries on a daily basis. Not at Catalonia Royal Bavaro. There are several choices and the neighboring resorts provide an even greater opportunity for variety.
We greatly appreciated the Adult-only vibe. If we desired a more lively bunch, we'd simply visit the neighboring resort. But Catalonia provided a serene, adult-only atmosphere that encouraged the ultimate relaxation. ... just what the dr. ordered. :-)
I appreciated the party for New Year's -- it provided us with great 10th anniversary photos/memories.
According to my husband; however, the ONLY thumbs-down was the fact that it was very difficult to get small change for tipping. As a result, he felt he was being "gamed" to leave larger-than-normal tips. We have no problem tipping, but reserve larger tips for exceptional service. (Remedy for next visit... just bring more small bills. So no problem. :-))
We are looking forward to our return visit.
Muchas gracias, Catalonia Royal Bavaro.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the authentic Caribbean at an exclusive, adults-only resort. Its small details make big your stay and the personalized service you receive will make you feel as if you were in heaven. Exclusive suites, innovative restaurants, dreamlike swimming pools…relax in this tropical paradise and enjoy the best vacation you’ve ever had. Have an extraordinary experience, and leave the worrying to us; we’ll take care of you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catalonia Royal Bavaro Hotel Punta Cana
- Catalonia Royal Bavaro Punta Cana
- Royal Catalonia Bavaro