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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decent hotel that had all what had we hoped for and worked well for us. Sure it's not the best hotel we've ever been to but compared to everything else in the area for the price, it's a winner. Clean, good pools, nice food and easy beach access. The staff work hard keeping the whole place clean and tidy and...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good small/medium sized hotel with all the ingredients for a nice chilled week by the beach. It's not a fussy sort of place and rooms are pretty simple but ours was very clean, the beds were very comfortable and it was nice and quiet. Food was good. Always fresh and the dining room room staff were great. The beach is...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back home from a lovely vacation in Punta Cana. We stayed in a large suite with our two kids, equipped with a mini fridge, large bathroom, walk in closet, and big balcony, the room provided enough space for us and the kids to not feel cramped and the fridge was a nice touch for keeping kids snacks...

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would probably give this one 2 1/2 stars. I find it hard to believe some would give it 5 stars. Perhaps they do or perhaps those ones aren't real people. Everyones entitled to their opinion. To say the resort is large, seems far fetched. Compared to most resorts its rather small, which isn't necessarily bad thing. Its got a...

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Miguel L, Director de Recepción at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We greet you from WHALA! Bavaro. Thank you for giving us your impressions about our establishment. At Whala! Bavaro we continue working to offer a better service and improve all aspects indicated by our guest. We are deeply sorry that during your stay you have suffered these inconveniences. We would like have been able to meet your expectations....

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 3rd times in Punta Cana and we love the nature and relaxing. It depends much on each expectation but for us it is the time to wear baggy clothing and worry more about the sun screen factor we are wearing than the decoration of places we visited. Our arrival was delayed from Miami and then we couldnot...

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Miguel L, Director de Recepción at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from whala!bavaro. Thank you so much for your pleasant comment. Constructive support from our guests is extremely important for us when trying to improve our quality. We are working hard in order to improve our service, and your feedback is the best way to do it. Is very nice to hear that we have met your expectations...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is located in the heart of Bavaro Beach, meaning very convenient for just walking to the places you want to visit, cafes, dinner and places to shop. All inclusive but with lots of options becasue there are a couple of different restaurants, different bars spread throughout and also different pools. There are lots of sun loungers, the beach is...

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Miguel L, Director de Recepción at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Dear guest, Greetings you from Whala! Bavaro. Thank you for sharing your comments about our establishment. We appreciate the time you have taken in writing your experience. We are glad to know that you had a pleasant stay in whala. At whala customer satisfaction it’s really important for us, therefore we do all our best to great and ensure that...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed 3 nights at Whala Bavaro and the place was terrible. Poor food, awful rooms and ants. I was given a second room after 1st room was unbearable, terrible odor and the view was a wall 5 feet from balcony. I had paid for a superior room. 2nd room was better, but odd odor from the bathroom. The entire...

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Estelle L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your time on this review. We apologise if our hotel didn't live up to your expectations. At whala!bavaro we read all comments as they help us to improve day by day. On the other side, we are glad that you liked our staff and you enjoyed the dance lessons at the beach bar. Again, thanks for...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Okay it was our first time to The Dominican Republic and have to say what a lovely place. We stayed at the Whala Bavaro (all inclusive) near Punta Cana. The hotel has 3 pools, all nice to swim in. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food was okay but could have been better. We did have a problem in...

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

A small intimate resort. We had a superior room, large, but sparse on furniture. Room was very clean and well maintained. Large balcony with table and chairs. Food was basic, we always had choices. Short half a block to beach. As advertised, this resort does not have nitely entertainment. Nor is there activities at the pools. The pool bar does...

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Stayed here from 01/23/2016 for 11 nights and loved every minute of it. Yes we did have a lot of trouble with wiFi but at the end it was fixed. Class breakfast and lot of fresh fruit and good location as near some of the local restaurants and cafes. Ask the front desk staff for best places to party and...

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about whala!bavaro

Address: El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $83 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — whala!bavaro 3*
Number of rooms: 157
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Also Known As:
Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel
Hotel Alisios Bavaro Beach
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
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“I think the upgraded room would be better...”
 of 5 bubbles mapgirlie, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Superior rooms were in corner of building, so larger. Mini suites located in quiet area with quiet pool.”
 of 5 bubbles trivial60, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms by the last pool are nice”
 of 5 bubbles Leena113, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all crappy. sewage or mold smell. Transat hasn't got a clue”
 of 5 bubbles CanadaMichele, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upgrades to superior rooms are worth it, just make sure they give them to you!”
 of 5 bubbles tharcour, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
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