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Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

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Our Opinion

The Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe is a great getaway resort for both families and couples. The food options here are average. Make sure to reserve your a la carte restaurants at the beginning of your stay, as most of these restaurants get booked relatively quickly. The buffet items aren't that exciting. For those looking for good food in this resort, the best place to visit is the golf-course. There is a separate area in the resort for families with children (where babysitting services are available). This area includes an animal themed water-park, perfect for kids. The beach area is beautiful, well-maintained, and there are plenty of loungers available. There is also plenty of aquatic activities available, so you'll never have a shortage of things to do!


Overview
Situated on the Playa Bavaro Beach, a stunning 3 km stretch of soft white sands and turquoise waters, the Barcel� Bavaro Palace Deluxe is the most upscale resort of the Bavaro complex. Here you can enjoy all the facilities throughout the Bavaro complex including 18 bars, 2 Dance Clubs, 3 Theaters, 24-hour Casino and your choice of 14 restaurants and grills. An extensive renovation has added a Spa & Wellness centre, new pools, suites, a marina and a water park. Luxurious extras are available in every room like an outdoor Jacuzzi for two, LCD flat panel TVs, WiFi connection and iPod docking station. No matter the occasion, from weddings, to family vacations or romantic getaways the Barcel� Bavaro Palace Deluxe will surround you with luxury.

Location: Beachfront, protected by a coral reef that converts the sea into a natural swimming pool, 15km from the Punta Cana Int'l Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Lydia G : Mason, Ohio
Great overall didnt dissapoint

I read some negative reviews and was a little skeptical about our stay but it was great!!! the quality of drinks isn't the best but the rest was very good. we traveled with less than 2y.o. child and it was very relaxing and pleasant. even though staff doesnt speak much english but they are helpful and nice.

  • Mike S :
Nice place but will try somewhere else next time.

When we arrived the Palace looked amazing. We were Premium Level so we went into a nice AC area greeted with drink orders and a quick description of the area. The bellboy took us to our room...on a wild goose chase, lol. He was very friendly and got confused a couple of times but we finally made it!We had a Premier Family Junior Suite so our 10 year old daughter and 17 year old son had their side which was two queen beds with fridge, tv, 2 sinks, 1 bathroom, pull out couch and access to the outside deck with a jacuzzi. Our side had a king, with everything else. We liked the room and it had a sliding door for some adult privacy! No bathtub just fyi and the shower is half open which was a little weird but was fine. Our fan was making noises so we called the following day and they came out and fixed it. Also the little fridges were mildly cold almost warm.Here are a couple of things that bothered us with the room and service. I thought the bed was stiff but I guess I'm comparing that to my sleep number. The pillows were oddly shaped and not comfortable at all. The first couple of days the lights worked fine but by the 3rd day on our adult side of the room they would either turn on and stay on or turn off and stay off. We called to get fixed but it didn't because when we came in at night to go to sleep we turned on our bathroom light and then it wouldn't turn off!! My wife called and they would transfer her 4 times and she finally hung up and was headed to the lobby. The handyman came and I kid you not stood on a chair, pulled back a ceiling panel and banged on something. The lights worked fine of course. The next morning same thing... I called and even told them in the Premium Level area and the next 4 days we had to deal with lights that would never work correctly. We actually wouldn't even turn the lights on when we got into our room...we used our phone lights. That was really annoying.The other problem which I guess is 1st world problem but if your paying for something then you should get what you paid for is the wifi. It worked outside of our room but was hit or miss inside. We arrived on Sat the 11th and the wifi like I said worked decently around the area but on Thurs the 16th the 1st day of March Madness the wifi went down. They said it would be back on 1-3 hrs but never worked again while we were there until Sat the 18th. That really stunk cause we couldn't communicate via imessage or email.The restaurant food was fine. Not great but was better than at Strickers! The buffet there was really bad but hey it's the main spot for the kids to hang out at night and they don't care about taste, lol. The Casino was a nice perk. About the Casino...they round up when exchanging money. The rate should be 1 USD =47.0796DOP but they were charging 48 cause they would print off a receipt and when I handed them a 2.50 poker chip they told me they didn't have the .50. Also bring lots of cash for tipping and playing in the casino. The ATM's give you pesos and the casino charges 7%.Tipping is the way to go if you want that extra service. A way to avoid the extra long wait to order at the bars is to tip after first time and you will get noticed quicker when reordering.The beaches were nice and the weather was AWESOME! Brings lots of sunscreen that sun is hot but the temperature is misleading cause it was such a dry heat and you could be out there not sweating but frying your skin off. Saw plenty of red and burnt people, lol.Anyways, back to the hotel. It's very big and to be honest we didn't really walk all around cause it looked like other area was more shopping and we didn't want to spend more for something. If you have kids there is a kids club and besides a little bit of language barrier cause I do not speak Spanish the club was great. Our daughter who can be pretty stubborn on what she wants to do was there almost every night and loved it. The lady gave her a big hug after her last night. Lots to do...outside play area, video games, ball pit area, drawing area and they do activities and a nightly movie. Worth it for the kids to be entertained while the adults go have fun! All in all it was a really nice place, the staff was friendly and even the people staying there we met we had fun. Would we go back there again...no...but that's not cause they did anything wrong per say besides some of the annoyances which happens even at home...but for what we paid for and the options around the area we would try somewhere else. I would like more night activities, like a band playing on the beach and group activities.

  • AaronH43 : Des Moines, Iowa
Good resort, food average

Stayed for spring break in March. The accommodations were great, and the food was average. The average time we spent at the evening restaurants was about 2-2 1/2 hours, not worth the time. Had a poor experience with the booking staff when I needed some help with changing premium level services, they were not flexible and not accommodating to what I thought was a routine request.

  • sarasL8829NT : Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Lovely stay!

My bf and I had quite an enjoyable stay at this hotel! It was our first vacation together and it was definitely a memorable! We will definitely recommend this resort...quite a variety of restaurants, shops, water sports and other activities ...rooms are quite comfy and nicely laid out...lovely ambience throughout this resort!

  • Bliss E : Carleton Place, Canada
Great location, but room for improvement

Everything was great about the resort except for the buffet hours and the wifi. Both main buffets were closed between 11:30-1pm and 5-6:30pm, which are both the prime eating times for our kids (ages 2 and 5). While we appreciated that the Sports Bar was open during these times, after eating their 2x per day, it got tiring. As a resort that supposedly caters to families, you'd think that at least one buffet would remain open during these times. Regarding the wifi, it was non-existent.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 9:00am-3:00am)
  • Drinks at disco
  • Sailing
  • Hobie Cats
  • Sunfish Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 488 rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants (Dominican, French, Grill/BBQ, Seafood, Spanish)
  • 5 bars including: Beach bar, Lobby bar, Pool bar, Swim up bar
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • Pools including kids pool
  • Spa & Wellness centre (fee)
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Multi-sport courts
  • Golf course (fee)
  • Mini-golf
  • Baseball and soccer field
  • Marina
  • Water park
  • Shops
  • Casa Club commerical and entertainment centre
  • Wi-Fi (fee)

Junior Suite Deluxe includes:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • A/C
  • 32" LCD flat screen satellite TV
  • Relaxation shower
  • Mini-bar with beer, water and soft drinks
  • Coffee-maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Clock radio with iPod and MP3 dock
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Gardenview balcony or patio with hot tub
  • Max occupancy: 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children 

Superior room with Prestige Class:

  • GOLF: Unlimited green fees (based on availability, 3 guaranteed rounds per person/week from Dec. 24, 2010 to Apr. 30, 2011 and daily from May 1 to Oct. 31, 2011. Reservations required, cart mandatory.)
  • Accommodation in renovated Superior rooms
  • Concierge service
  • Separate check-in
  • Beach towels in room upon arrival
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Welcome letter
  • Distinct identification bracelet
  • US $20 Matchplay Casino vouchers/ adult
  • Unlimited a la carte dinners (5 guaranteed a la carte dinners/week)
  • Unlimited selected international drinks
  • 24-hour snacks
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)

Kids Deal - Children 2-12 pay child rates when sharing with 2 adults in the Junior Suite Deluxe or Jr Suite Deluxe Oceanview. Children 0-1 are free. Maximum 2 Children. Junior Suite Deluxe Oceanfront, Maximum 1 child. Family Junior Suite and Family Jr Ste Oceanview, Maximum 3 Children.

For the Kids - Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12), Children's pool, Water park and Babysitting available for a fee (subject to availability).

Bonus - Guests have access to all facilities including restaurants through the whole complex, including one (1) visit to Chez Palace or La Fuente a la carte restaurants (minimum requirement - 7 night stay). Shuttle service throughout the resort.

Honeymoon Bonus - Upgrade to next room category (subject to availability at check-in) * Romantic dinner at 1 of the gourment restaurants * Bottle of sparkling wine and flower arrangement in room * Priority check in and guaranteed late check out (until 3pm) * Breakfast in room the day after arrival * Daily turndown service * Honeymoon t-shirts (1 per person) * 1 photo souvenir. Minimum 3 nights required. Couples must be married no more than 4 months before arrival. Proof of marriage required.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Barcelo Bavaro Palace
Carretera Bavaro, km. 1, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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