Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro
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Our OpinionThe Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro is a part of the other Iberostar Suites found in the Punta Cana Resort. This a resort that is definitely more suited for adult travelers and couples. This resort is notable for their outstanding staff. It can be guaranteed that all of your concerns and needs will be acknowledged by one of their attentive staff members. The rooms are modern and well-maintained. Make sure that you request an oceanview room if you can, as the view is spectacular. Plenty of room at the beach for lounging. Great buffet items to choose from. However, the a la carte items can be a bit of a hit or miss, depending on where you go. With the sheer size and this resort suited for an older clientele, it does have a tendency to get a bit quiet at times. This is definitely a destination to relax rather than party. If you're looking for a resort that is elegant, serene, and classic, this is the place to stay.
Our trip was with friends that had a room 4 rooms down the hall on the same floor. Every day we compared the little extras that their room received that ours went lacking in until I brought it to the attention of management. There should be a checklist for employees to go by to insure that all guest are treated equally. The butler was completely overloaded. He had somewhere between 20 to 30 guest rooms that was assigned to him therefore he was set up to fail and he did it big time. I am speaking here having had stayed at a Sandals where the butler was assigned 2 rooms and took care of all our needs with no mistakes which was not the case at the Bavaro. The meals in general good but bland. The daily breakfast and lunch buffet was good with a large selection that should please everyone. I especially enjoyed the lunch special that was offered at the entrance of the serving area. Fantastic. I cannot say enough about the crew that busted their butts to keep the guest busy with all the games and activities. Their attitude was contagious. If you didn't join in the fun and games it was not the fault of this bunch. And I can't forget to mention Margie the young lady that made sure that our glasses were never empty. She must have walked 10 miles every day. Great young lady.
What a beautiful resort !!! We were there the first week of August and we loved this hotel.Pros:Hotel is super cleanRooms are very nice.Fridge filled correctly every day.Cleanliness in the room is impecable.Pools are great.Never ran out of chairs or towels.Service is incredible everywhere.The staff look happy and this is good.Our concierge, Reynaldo made our stay unforgettable.Food in the restaurant is exquisite and the buffet is vey good.We golfed and the course is of very good quality and hard, especially when it's windy !!!The only thing not as good is the beach, a bit small with lots of algae.We never go back to a resort, but we will make an exception for this one !!
Had a wonderful experience! Staff was amazing and food was great. We travelled with some foodies and whatever they asked for they prepared it. One evening Ivan (chef) cooked us authentic Dominican cuisine in the Buffet restaurant! It was a great stay even during the rain!!
Wow! Do yourself a favor and book immediately! There is no comparison between the Iberostar and any other hotel in Punta Cana! Definitely worth the splurge. I agree with the other 9000+ people who have rated it as 5 stars. The service, food, amenities are all first class. We have stayed at several of the Sandals resorts and the Grand Iberostar surpasses them by far. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking. I loved looking at all of the perfectly manicured shrubs, trees and colorful foliage. Look for the flamingoes, huge goldfish and tropical birds around the fountains at the front entrance. The ONLY negative - take cash. They do expect tips. There is not an ATM at the Grand. You must go to the casino next door if you need cash. The gift shop's credit card machine did not work during our entire stay so we needed cash for it as well. I could go on and on but my review would not read any differently than previous 5 star reviews. Trust me, it's worth the $$!
My gf and I spent a week at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro in Punta Cana from 8/12-8/18/17. We had a fantastic experience. Among the highlights were the quality and variety of food options at the resort as well as the service. The staff were more than accommodating and willing to do whatever it took to make our experience memorable. The hotel itself, including the lobby, pool area, restaurants and room were first class. The complimentary butler service didn't hurt either This is a 5 star resort without question. The pool and beach areas are beautiful and not overly crowded with excessive amount of chairs. Waiters will take your drink orders regularly wherever you choose to sit and while tips are appreciated they are not expected. We took advantage of the Spa Center for a couples massage and facial. Price without tip was $260 combined, which is not bad for a 60 minute massage in the Carribean. We signed up for 2 activities during our stay, one of which was not what we had hoped for and we wouldn't recommend it. Probably best to avoid the EcoSafari tour of "real" Dominican Republic. Although we learned a lot about the culture, we were not prepared when our tour guide indicated that bringing school supplies is much preferred over donations of money. Apparently the tour booking agent was supposed to have told us this in advance (which he did not), The only other negative about the experience was that the main coordinating office decided about halfway through our tour that it would be more economical for them to combine two partially filled tour buses (both doing the same tour) into a single overly crowded bus. So we had to meet up with and join a second tour bus for the remainder of the tour. Not fun and not appreciated. We have not participated in the second activity at this time so I am not able to write a review of our experience.While my gf and I love kids this resort does not allow kids and they enforce the policy. I saw no young children during our stay and even watched the beach lifeguard politely notify a family to please not take their young children through the hotel pool area, which they were attempting to do. There are two or three Iberostar sister hotels along the beach that are much more suited for children. In speaking with the staff we were told that the hotel would be shutting down for soft renovations over the next couple of months; however none of the accommodations felt dated in my opinion, with the exception of the onsite gym. The gym was small, not air conditioned and noticeably lower quality than the other onsite facilities. We were told by multiple people (other guests as well as hotel staff) to take the free shuttle service to the sister hotel (10 min away) where the gym is much larger, newer, nicer and recently renovated. We never did experience the other gym but if you're willing to make the trip it sounded like a much better alternative. Instead we decided to just limit our gym visits during this trip.Other highlights - if you ask for it you can get a pillow menu with a variety of different options available, none of which cost additional money. You can also request that the chambermaid supply daily aroma therapy inside of your room, also at no additional cost.Nightly entertainment was available in their onsite theater area aka La Scala, such as Big Band, a Beatles Tribute and Boogies Nights, although we opted not to participate because the shows did not start until 11pm, and we like to wake up early. Other hotel guests told us we were not missing out on anything when it came to the shows. The live singing in the bar area started much earlier and was very enjoyable.Overall, virtually nothing negative to report and lots of positives. Highly recommend this resort. Perfect for couples looking to relax and spend time together.
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).
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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
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (Premium brands, International beer, House Wine, 24 hours)
- Tai chi
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Evening entertainment
- 274 rooms in buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants (International, Japanese, Steak House, Italian)
- 5 bars including: Swim up bar, Pool bar, Beach bar
- 2 outdoor pools
- Fitness facilities
- Scuba diving centre (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Free WiFi internet
- Casino nearby (fee)
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Concierge service
- Satellite TV
- CD & DVD player
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
- Hair dryer
- Bathrobes with slippers
- Balcony or Patio
- Room service (24 hours)
- Max occupancy 2
Stay at 1, Play at 2 - Guests at this hotel can also enjoy the restaurants and bars at the neighboring Iberostar Bavaro (reservations required for the restaurants).
Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of champagne, Breakfast in bed the first morning after arrival, Iberostar gift, Romantic dinner in the speciality restaurant, Late check out without charge (on request and subject to availability), Free massage for both. Must be requested at time of booking. 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.
Resort Location Map
Iberostar Grand Hotel BavaroPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Carretera Arena Gorda Playa Bavaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 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.
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