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Catalonia Bavaro is a solid resort, clean and well maintained. The furnishings and interior of the suites are a little outdated. However, many travelers find this a menial issue that did not interfere with their stay. The beach has a lot of seaweed but they do their best to keep it clean. The food is good with lots of selection.
Before I went, I read a whole lot of reviews. There were good reviews, and average reviews, but the average reviews made this resort sound as if it were a mistake to even set foot onto the resort grounds. Now, I'm not sure how entitled these average reviewers are, but as your average Joe newly graduated nurse from Pennsylvania, I had an absolute blast while there! We stayed for 5 days and 4 nights.My girlfriend and I chose not to upgrade to the privileged option (even though it was offered to us at half price), and are glad that we didn't. Our room was great and well air-conditioned, which was the most important part. We're not the kind of people to fly 4 hours south to spend a vacation in our room, but it was more than adequate to sleep and shower. There was a safe, an iron, ironing board, king-sized bed (a little firm, which I like), and a bathroom with ample space, including a shower, sink and counter, and whirlpool tub. Like I said, it did the trick, and it was so nice coming back in the evening from the humid outdoors to an air conditioned room to! The grounds are immaculate, and it is not a super large resort, no shuttles needed. It's probably an 8 minute walk from the beach to the lobby, which is the span of the entire resort. The beach is pretty nice, although there is some seaweed, but there's also a great beach bar. Sidenote in regards to the bars: because it's all-inclusive, bring a water bottle or container to get your drinks filled, or else they are put into little 8 ounce cups. A water bottle of Long Island Iced Tea is a beautiful thing. There's also a sand bar that you can walk out onto, at its furthest point is about a half mile (nearly one kilometer) from shore. One of the best parts of our trip was grabbing snorkeling equipment for an hour, which is a $20 deposit for one snorkel/goggle for one hour. There's a whole bunch of mini coral reefs that you can walk to that you have to find, but it was an absolute blast! We did not do any of the excursions, as they cost money and we'd read that some weren't that great. Also: maybe it was the week we went, but we had absolutely no problem getting beach chairs. People left towels on them, but we did when we went down, and there were a million spots. If you have a larger group, you may need to pull some chairs together.More on the beach: there are a good amount of locals trying to sell you trinkets and massages. Ignore them, or tell them no thank you, if you show any interest they will really try
If you are coming to this hotel don t take any notice of the moaners!The place is beautiful.Beach and grounds are stunning,the food choices are excellent and varied to suit everyone.The rooms are ample well furnished and clean, could do with updating ,but you don t spend that much time in there anyway-and the beds are really really comfy!We found the staff really happy to help, remember this is after all a foreign country and the staff have tocommunicate in many many languages so have a heart.I find if you try to speak a little Spanish it may help! Some of the staff are the best you ll find anywhere,Mafalda in the lobby bar for example!We have been to DR several times but this hotel is hard to beat.
The environment and the people are superb. A wonderful place to stay, full of lovely scenery. Nature at its full, find beauty and pleasure everywhere, feeling safe and free. Clear water and a lot of different people from all over the world.
If your reading this review, you probably want reassuring that the hotel you've booked is the best. It really is. The best analogy i can use for the review is that its like a beautiful girlfriend the hotel, the grounds the scenery the location is perfect. The great things about this hotel can be a list longer than I can be bothered to type. When you arrive at the airport be prepared that those men offering to carry your bags to the transfer bus are wanting a tip, that personally doesn't bother me but if your tight with money it might be. Took around 20 min from the airport and once we arrived we checked in, you get a ticket that you can use 4 times at a choice of 5 restaurants (Italian, steak house, Caribbean, tapas and Indian or Chinese i think. We tried the steak house twice and walked out both times. I dont like to moan about a hotel or staff because maybe it was my fault. The reason we walked out of the steak house were that the first time, i had pork ribs which was greasy and fatty, the service wasnt there, no offer of a drink, and we preferred the buffet. Second time, I asked for a cola on arrival and after 10 minutes i still didnt have one so i asked again, after asking, the waiter still continued to do pointless tasks as i assume we upset him walking out the first time we visited. Eventually i got my own cola and got told off for it. The staff are same as any other country you visit. Some are welcoming and cant do enough for you - others are abrupt and rude. The Italian was our favourite with the waiter we tipped as his service was that good. The buffet food is alright, its not terrible and not not edible. But it is abit bland, like you could eat a mozzarella stick and it would be like eating rubber. I probably haven't sold this hotel to you but at the end of the day if your in the Caribbean you should be happy as you possibly can and just enjoy your surroundings. I put it down to us being a fair few of British and the lack of British welcoming. The pool is perfect with a swim up bar and no problem getting a sunbed, another thing us that you could get 10 ammeretto and cokes and still be standing, it was almost like a non alcoholic liquor. Non of the alcohol seemed full strength. But it is great, everyone can find fault but overall its the best hotel ive ever been to the beach is as you imagine and you can get fruit smoothies all day. Youll enjoy this hotel and it deserves 5 stars. ☀️✈️🏝😊
I'd like to thank all the people at CATALONIA BAVARO, you made my vacation experience unforgettable!! You're the best! At the resort I could find everything I needed to relax...Everybody tries to make the guest feel beyond welcome, starting at the entrance, lobby, restaurant/buffet, rooms, facilities, everywhere you go the staff is very kind and caring.The beach and pool area is awesome. Some, but few, of the names I can remember are:Jackie Chan@Mikado RestaurantFrancisco@discoLuiggy, Adamilka, Johnny, (I didn't one guys name, but I would call him "Superamigo", he knows who he is!! Great dude!!)@Palmeral BarThe staff@Yuca!Oscar, the photographerJanderson from the night show!I look forward to going back soon....Thanks XOXO,Ecuador
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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)
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Unlimited Domestic brand drinks, Domestic beer and House Wine
- In-room mini-bar stocked w/water, soft drinks and beer only
- Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
- 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool per stay
- Daytime tennis
- Pool table
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Entrance to the Disco with drinks and snacks from 10pm-3am
- 711 Junior Suites in 31 three-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 4 a la carte restaurants: Tex-Mex, French, Italian and Japanese, dress code & reservations required
- Beach grill & snack bar
- 5 bars including swim-up bar
- Large swimming pool with islands, jacuzzi, fountain and separate children's pool
- 2 tennis courts
- 9-hole golf course on-site (fee)
- Shopping centre
- Fitness room
- Beauty salon & massages (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- Medical services (fee)
- Banana boat rides (fee)
Junior Suites include:
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Ceiling fan
- Living area
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom with separate bath and shower
- Balcony or terrace with hammock
- Max occupancy 4 persons no more than 3 adults
Kids Deals - Under 7 stay and eat free when sharing a room with 2 adults; pay airfare and transfers only.
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' Club from 10am-6pm, mini-disco and wading pool. Babysitting services available (fee).
Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (subject to availability) and a bottle of rum. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.
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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Catalonia BavaroPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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Playas De Bavaro Cabeza de Toro, Punta Cana 2062 Dominican Republic
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