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Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults only

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Carretera Bavaro, KM 1, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic
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Helen C wrote a review Yesterday
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My friend and I spent 10 days in January, 2023 at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adults resort and loved it. I have been to dozens of resorts in the Caribbean and this is my new favourite. It's an older resort, not too large with a beautiful beach. We were in building 1 and it was close to the pool, beach, and main lobby. There are 2 specialty restaurants in the Adult side and 2 more at the Palace. Food is very good! The pool is very nice and the beach is fabulous – long and lots of white sand and the ocean is smooth. There is a bit of seaweed but they go by every morning and remove it. The service is very good. When we arrived around 4:00pm, my TV and in room phone did not work. Within 25 minutes someone had come in to replace the remote and to give me a new phone! On another occasion I asked for small towels (very hard to come by) and to restock the mini fridge, and within 15 minutes someone was at my door. We booked through Air Transat and Tony, our Air Transat Representative was excellent. Very attentive. Overall our experience was excellent. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Eric63France wrote a review 26 Jan
Barrie, Canada53 contributions61 helpful votes
Plage tranquille sauf en temps de leçons de danse. Accès aux attractions et restos du Barcelo Palace à côté. Terrain énorme avec choix d’activités. Seuls bémols sont restos à la carte moyens. L’exception c’est le Angus burger au Bohio 19 et le chateaubriand au Chez Gourmet. Chambre très correct, mais vérifier si l’eau chaude est au rendez-vous avant de s’installer. Nous avons dû changer de chambre pour ça. Buffet très correct mais le plat de résistance n’est pas toujours irrésistible. Bonne omelette si on est prêt à attendre. À 19h il y a parfois un excellent rôti style Beef Wellington. Bon choix de fruits frais mais salades limitées. Concernant la plage, il y a des endroits sans algues et la mer était tranquille même en temps de gros vent. Plage longue de 1,3 km. Plage publique Bibijagua juste au nord si on cherche des objets d’art. Tous les magasins sont hors-prix. Il est mieux de prendre un taxi au grand magasin Jumbo en vile ($20 aller-retour) au lieu de payer des prix de fou au Barcelo.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monica wrote a review 20 Jan
Lively, Canada6 contributions5 helpful votes
BARCELO you messed up for 2023 February travelling couples big time! THE GUESTS: We are a couple in our 40s and HAVE previously stayed here 3 yrs ago and LOVED it (Barcelo Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana). Hotel and staff were wonderful, dining, facilities and entertainment available next door at the Barcelo Palace was also top notch and made for a very fun stay. We do lots of research on resort reviews, pricing etc. and we were sooo looking forward to returning to BARCELO this winter. THE SURPRISE: Early in January I was hot on the look for 7 or 9 day packages late Jan or in Feb. One morning last week I did my usual check and WHAMMO - ALL booked during February! What??? That's right....we followed 7 day packages for all of February and then POOF no availability until Feb 28th. The whole month - just gone. THE INVESTIGATION: Looking at packages, dates, and now also all durations, I could see that there were all kinds of February dates still available but only for 4 or 5 days. Living in Northern Ontario, taking a vacation from brutal snow and cold, 7 days or more is a must! THE CONSULTATION: I finally check with my iTravel2000 rep to see what was up. He checked with Barcelo and Air Transat and the result is that there are HUNDREDS of bookings for a business group (possibly out of Spain?) and these are all for very short periods of time ....some only 2 days and staggered dates all over the month. THE RESULT? These group bookings screwed up most of the whole month of February for any travellers wanting 7, 9, 10 day vacations. BOOO on you Barcelo. BARCELO - at the end of the day I guess you provide customers with beautiful facilities, location and dining BUT you also want to make money. I get it. BUT your decision to have such a large large large ....LARGE group has impacted so many other would-be guests including ourselves. So, Barcelo, no we will not wait and book our vacation with you on a different date than planned. We will go elsewhere and book at another resort as will hundreds of other travellers that may have come to you seeking to get away from the cold February temperatures (often below zero - minus 10 and minus 20-25 degrees or colder). PS. Spain temps are typically already in the teens to low 20 degrees
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Tom K wrote a review 12 Jan
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We have stayed preciously at the Breathless in DR & it was amazing. Here, it was like a retirement home with no night life & ridiculous golfers abounding. Our Ocean View room was an open courtyard facing the ocean, but not visible. Still nice.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Leslie H wrote a review 4 Jan
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Main bar closes at 11 p,m, no activities, no music, no games and no entertainment anymore. It seemed like a retirement resort everyone in bed by 10;30, The food is good and had no issues. No clocks in the rooms so not sure what time it is. Lights were being turned off in the buffet during the day. It seems they are really cutting back to save money. So don;t waste your time ande money.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Premium room but take your own clock and hairdryer
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genysus wrote a review Dec 2022
Grand Rapids, Michigan17 contributions16 helpful votes
The rooms are much worse than pictures and website shows. There were bugs, dirty sheets, dirty towels, dirty walls and the smell of sewer. Even we pulled up to the security gate to enter the property, the security guard was hostile to us. He took our passports. Then after 5 minutes said that we needed to turn the car around because there was a “private function” and we were not on the list. I said, we have a reservation and are checking in at the hotel. He said he did not see our name on the list. He tried to retain our passports and We had a prepaid reservation. No valet, no help with baggage just disrespectful service. When we were finally shown to our room, it was disgusting. In no way did this room look like the website booking. It was ground floor so absolutely not an ocean front view room we paid for. Plus there were bugs on the floor right at walk in. We asked to see a different room and were told there were no others available. My son got on the website and showed them that there were oceanfront rooms advertised on line at that very moment showing available. Because of our protests about staying in a room we did not want to stay. We spent 2 plus hours trying to get the room we actually paid for. We stay in 5 star hotels and resorts 10 times a year. This was not good.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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iriding wrote a review Dec 2022
Orlando, Florida366 contributions176 helpful votes
OK we stayed here in July and booked again for December for a few days in the sun The weather was awesome the resort is spotlessly clean amazing crew keeping in that way The rooms (we stay in the premium ocean front) biggest bed I've ever seen Yes the rooms are dated and the bathrooms are tiny but they are clean and adequate Side bar here we normally stay at very high end resorts in top room category's at around $1300-$1700 a night so we factor the budget heavily. This resort is excellent value for money We fly down hand luggage only quick transfer with DAT in a chauffeured suburban and just chill We ate at chez gourmet EXCELLENT KYOTO hibachi fun and decent food and then we ate a CASA LINDA the mexican restaurant its an awesome set up eat at the counter in HUGE chairs and watch the production kitchen We ate at the buffet restaurants and the quality is very good However I would not like to be there like some of visitors for 14 days that would be a bit trying So a thing that amazes me is the ADULT only hotel does not have a swim up bar? however the ladies at the pool Belkys, Eva keep the drinks flowing Bring a lot of singles and tip along the way and you'll notice a huge difference We really enjoy this resort we love to walk over the palace at night have a quick drink eat then people watch!!!!! This by no means a 5 star property but they do an awesome job are very friendly We did notice a lot of the newer staff struggle with English (not a problem for us as we are both Spanish speakers) However there will be a fluent speaker feet away at all times Hope this helps DM with any questionsShow less
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Suzanne D wrote a review Dec 2022
Laval, Canada45 contributions41 helpful votes
LES PLUS :Personnel gentils,acceuillants,souriants,aimables et serviables,partout, plusieurs parlent anglais meme francais.Belle végétation partout très bien entretenu.Belle grande chambre bien entretenue, mais un peu vieilles. EXCELLENTE nourriture et abondance,partout, les chefs sont extras,plusieurs restos à la carte.Plusieurs gardes de sécurité sur place. Belle musique partout sur le resort.chaises longues en masse sur la plage et bien distancées. Petit train pour déplacement du beach au palace. LES MOINS : captivité des dauphins sur le dolphin Island, un gros NON NON, svp évitez,moins on y va, moins il y en aura! On laisse réserver les chaises à la piscine, désolant. Beaucoup d'algues à la mer,même si ramasser quotidiennement. BATEAUX tourisitques, visites de dauphins et autres avec musique beaucoup trop forte,come on..... 2 terrains de pickleball, mais pas de raquette ou balle. J'aurais aimé avoir des VÉLOS sur le site, même si on devait louer, ce serait franchement agréable.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Airsucker wrote a review Nov 2022
Maple, Canada504 contributions219 helpful votes
I have come to this resort for a number of years but have found this year that the quality has gone downhill. The food quality has gotten to the point that some things are inedible. The food service itself in many of the restaurants is poor. Some in our party never got their meals and a number did not get what they ordered. The only good service was at the 2 French restaurants. Also the beach was covered with seaweed but it was only removed once in the whole week.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Armend Z wrote a review Nov 2022
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Wir waren zwischen dem 23.Oktober - 3. November 2022 im Barcelo Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana in den Ferien. Dieses Resort legt sehr hohen Wert auf die Sicherheit. Dies gibt einem immer ein sicheres Gefühl. Man wird nicht von irgendwie bedräng Sachen zu kaufen oder sonstiges. Das Essen war auch sehr abwechslungsreich und sehr gut. Der Service rund um den Leiter Faustino Fermin war hervorragend. Insgesamt ist dieses Resort weiterzuempfehlen.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$220 - US$467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta CanaBavaro
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