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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 The furnishings and interior of the suites are a little outdated.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.
Trip for two, for a week.I have to say the resort exceeded our expectations. My husband was a bit sceptical about resort experience.However the resort is not plain, it has much more then go to the beach , eat and sleep.The grounds are nice and relaxing, many flowers, threes. They have lots of birds on territory and it is nice around the buffet to eat amount like where lots of flamingo walking around. They have and a little iguana zoo and fishing pond around the sin buffet where you can feed the fish yourself!Rooms are comfortable,not small. You have enough space and mini fridge with refreshments. For some reason pillows were not good, kinda rough to sleep on.Some people complain about food, they must be real cooks or food guru, because food at the buffet and the other one at the beach is really good. Other restaurants in resort nice to check out ,we liked Italian one. You have to make reservation in advance or just stick around before doors are open. You only can order few dishes though.Also you can take a wack through the beach to near local bazaar, where you can buy very unique souvenirs. Also hotel staff can arrange day trips to dome site seeing. Yes, you should bring some extra money to resort, during the week they have special presentations from local shops. In addition resort have every night show.They have tennis and golf on diet and spa.Kids area to play and shops on site with sovenirs and things you might need and forgot. Ice cream place and blinis made to order!Also trip from airport didn't take too long, it was one of the first resorts. Even though the other more expensive resorts near by, I vex been to few and it is definitely a jewel.
Overall this is a great resort very big place with plenty to do. Suggestion to all is to fly in early preferable on Delta and have transfers all ready booked before you land. If you like tours outside of any resort I recommend Viator.com Happy traveling everyone!!!!
Firstly I would recommend people totally ignore bad reviews. This was my first visit to The Dominic and the Catalonia Bavaro and upon reading reviews I started to think I had made a big mistake!! How wrong was I!!!. This resort did nothing but make us feel welcome. All of the staff were wonderful. They couldn't of been more helpful. Special shout outs to Edwar, Eddy and Noel in the Lobby bar who worked tirelessly every night but always with huge smiles on their faces. All of the restaurants we tried were lovely, really enjoyed the Carribean, the food was just beautiful. The grounds are just breathtaking and so well maintained. Even the gardeners were friendly often having a chat.The beach is beautiful, so peaceful and plenty of sunloungers. Yes there's seaweed but really dont see what the problem is.Our room was fine very tidy and cleaned every day. The fridge was always fully stocked. As for people saying rooms are dated ??? I would say they are traditional more than dated.I havnt enjoyed a holiday so much in years, and would have no hesitation in returning. Loved it!!!I
Not a great start when arriving to the hotel..but the rest of the trip was amazing.Apologies in advance for the lengthy review.After checking in and getting to our room (Block 27 Room 2715), we came to find that our card key was not working. Luckily I asked a cleaner who was downstairs to kindly let us in our room which she did. My boyfriend and I thought the card key will probably work a bit later so headed out straight away to explore the resort and beach........A few hours later we returned to find that the card key was not working. So we headed to reception to let them know. They said the problem should be fixed and should be working ok now. So off we walked back to the room and once again the card key was not working. Obviously by this point I was getting annoyed. Back to reception we go and once again had to explain that the card key was not working. They called a mechanic and said he would be here in about 10 mins....we waited over 45 mins and no mechanic to be seen....I had really had enough by this point and told them that this was not acceptable. We had a long day travelling and all we wanted to do was get into our rooms to shower/change. Eventually we were told to get on a golf buggy which took us to our room and were told to try the card key again....once AGAIN it did not work, so I asked the guy to just let us in as I refused to go back to reception and wait around. Finally after being in our room for about an hour I tried the card key and hey presto it worked!!I've broken down my review into section which will hopefully make it easier to read.ROOM:Standard room. Lovely big bed. Our A/C worked well and was a god send on the really hot days. POOL: Great pool - never had a problem finding sunbeds. Although the ones with the umbrellas tend to go first.BEACH:Beautiful white sand - sea does have a fair bit a seaweed but they guys do try there best to clear this away.RESTAURANTS:We have breakfast in the buffet restaurant by the beach instead of the main buffet restaurant. Less busy and a lovely breeze from the beach.Main buffet restaurant was ok but sometimes really busy and had to queue outside (PEAK TIMES between 8-9pm we found)Al la carte restaurants are really nice - to avoid queuing I'd try and go before 8pmENTERTAINMENT:FANTASTIC!! The animation guys are amazing. Always dancing. Always getting everyone involved. My boyfriend and I aren't usually ones to get involved in any games or dancing but we ended up playing the Beach Olympics and had a laugh.The shows are really good as well - Michael Jackson show..brilliant!! Ideal Couples Show was hilarious.Beach party every Tuesday night - depending on weather.NIGHTLIFE:We went to the disco a couple of times we was good but they do mostly play Spanish. I would have really enjoyed it if I knew how to dance salsa, merengue etc.Lobby Bar can get really busy at night. It would be nice if they had a few other bars around the resort so everyone is not packed at the Lobby Bar - usually gets packed at around 10:30pm when the shows are finished. Can sometimes take a while to get served here as well due to it being so busy.Staff at the Curaco Bar are lovely. Sometimes we didn't even have to asked for a drink, they would see our glasses nearly empty and make us another one.
We stayed in privilege suite and would highly reccommend. The room we stayed in was lovely, close to beach and pool. The privilege area in the buffet restaurant and bar pure on the beach were beautiful and relaxed. The hotel grounds are beautiful - we saw turtles, flamingos, egrets, Woodpeckers and hummingbirds to name a few. Plenty going on for adults and children without it being over crowded or too busy. We will definitely be coming back next year. For anyone worried about reviews saying the smell is unbearable when they turn the sprinklers on, it was barely noticable and they did it once in the 10 days we were there. I cannot fault this hotel.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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- 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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