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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!

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
  • Cristina P :
3 rd time at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe....and definitely the last one!

I've been to Barcelo first time in nov 2015 just me and my hubby....a good experience and decided to go back the following year with our baby girl...again everything a little disappointing but not a strong reason not to go back....So we have decided to go back on Jan 6 to 16th.....7 people in and another family with teenagers ....let's start with a 1 hr long line at check in....:(, getting in the room everything was extreamly dusty and a DIRTY DIRTY DIRTY shower....I went back to the front desk and pointed this out...the receptionist said will take care of this and by the second day will be better....The following morning the cleaning lady cames to do the cleaning....I handdle to her 10 bucks and ask her to do a proper clean up....after beach we go back to the room and nothing changed except the fact that we were missing from the room even the face towels...and so on...every day we were missing day the towels, other the blanket, other the coffee mugs, and the mini bar was never restocked except for water....I had to buy my own coffee ....The restaurants:The buffets had the same thing every day ....horrible food and dirty everywhere....The mexican restaurant was very good and Claudia was very nice to us...The steak restaurant was also very good Maria and the sommelier are very nice ppl...The rest was very very disappointing.....The hotel needs a renovation asap and most deffinetly they need RESTAURANT EDUCATED PEOPLE.... the servers at the buffets were just some rude and simply ignore the guests.....the tables at the buffets were extreamly dirty same as the plates and the silverware.....I am not the type of complaining person but this time was just a horrible experience for witch we paid 18000 euro to came all the way from Europe for that piece of Heaven that the Dominicans have there....So ppl stay away from this resort but definitely visit DR ....a beautiful country!

  • Miksem : Brookline, Massachusetts
No prior quality

Been in this place multiple times in a past 20 years and just keep seeing it deteriorate in value , at this point it's not worth coming to this place and expect anything other than 2+ food, 2+ service , good accommodations only if you are staying in ocean front deluxe section only , water on multiple occasions is not good and dirty, looks like area pollution affects its fauna - I can see how things changed since my first visit to this hotel in 1997. May be If you can get a good deal for let's say 2400-2500$ for a week for two all inclusive with airfare from the states with ocean front deluxe club - it's ok but anything above that look for something else.... it's all about the value for the money.

  • Relaxseeker : Miami, Florida
Do not buy any premium level, it's a scam

We stayed with our kids on a weekend on this hotel. When booking we took the premium rooms, since they told us we would've enjoy premium service and drinks. When we arrived on friday, we couldn't book not even one night at any a la carte restaurant since they were all book out for the whole weekend. Also, when we asked about premium drinks at the beach and at the pool, they informed us, that if we want to enjoy our premium level we could only do it at the reception premium lobby, which is the only place to enjoy the premium drinks and food. Who would pay premium price to have to walk 900 feet out of the beach or the pool?? There are much better hotels like Melia, with real premium service even in the pool. Sorry Barcelo Palace, you won't see me ever again.

  • lrobles77 : Panama City, Panama
Disappointed Service

I will write this review the easiest way for travelers. Pros. 1. Good facilities, big and long pool.2. Great water activities 3. Great areas for toddlers and children's4. Space and convenience rooms5. Airport transfer included in rate.Cons. 1. Room needs further cleaning.2. Food is terrible. Across all the restaurants. There are at least 6 restaurants a la carte plus 2 buffets, but you need to reserve in a la carte (good luck as they are always full, only options were 630pm or after 930pm). Make sure you bring pants otherwise you will need to buy $80 pants. Someone need to tell the GM that we are at the beach!!!. At least French restaurant will be ok with no shorts dress code.3. Be careful with he buffet, sometimes they serve raw chicken and when I advise the cooker they did not say thank you or sorry. This happened Twice!!4. Wi-fi, you need to pay at least $6 -$12 per day per device (subject to your # of night) Connectivity very bad and slow. Not even a phone call from whatsapp is possible. I do not mind to pay but not for this type of service/speed.5. Staff seems not happy. Not sure if they don't get tips or what but 2 out 10 will Make eye contact or actually say good morning.6. TV movie channels, without signal or without sound, only European worked.7. You need to pay for room service if request. (I guess the same type of food at the restaurant) 8. Beach not that great to be located in Punta Cana. Expectation were different. 9. Water Park inside, you need to pay a day pass $10. I wanted to try this hotel and compare vs hard rock and palace hotels, however I was very disappointed. Overall I would rate this hotel 2out5, I will not recommend this hotel as for $380 a night I believe there are much better options.

  • GG587 : New York City, New York
The worst resort in Punta Cana

We com to Dominican Republic every year for the past 25 years. This is the worst hotel that we've ever been to in Punta Cana We are here now since 1/14 and we booked a 10 day stay. Horrible service, cheap food no service on the beach at all, not even 1 umbrella at the entire beach. Rooms are not cleaned daily. You have to ask the maid 5 times a day to clean your room and now we just got back to our room at 11pm still the room hasn't been cleaned and no fresh towels Internet is $50 for 1 week for 1 device only and it hardly works TVs are old and hardly working but remote controls do not work at all. Bottom line ! Stay away from this horrible place

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.