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.
From arrival until departure we were pampered by the entire staff. Everyone’s smile and desire to go above and beyond makes you so cozy. Shoutout to our butler Jonathan!!! He was amazing. Thank you guys. I will recommend The Iberostar Grand Hotel to anyone visiting DR!!! I’ll be back!!
We really enjoyed our visit at this resort. The food was great every night and the whole week was very relaxing. Make sure you book your dinner reservations ahead of time so you can get into the places you want to go to. They fill up fast. All of the staff went out of their way to make sure we were having the best experience as possible. 4 people I want to mention that were absolutely amazing were Melvin at the front desk, Jose & Rafael our butlers, and Yary who seemed to be working at multiple places and when we saw her and she had a wonderful smile and always made my wife and I feel welcome. We will definitely be coming back to this place again!
Just returned from the Iberostar Grand Bravaro and in short... Best all inclusive in the past 25 I stayed at. So let me detail why this is the best:1) ServiceFrom the moment you arrive and the check in process, to you're own butler seeking to please your every need. Every worker in this resort showed that they really cared about your well being and happiness. Almost anyone you bumped into asked how your stay is and do you need anything. 2). FoodThis is a high distinguishing area of excellence. World Class food in all areas, including the buffet and even the pool grill. Every day there was lobster and filets, as well as tuna and salmon at the pool grill and buffet - starting at lunch and going all day. Every restaurant was excellent. Note - order medium if you want medium, as they don't over cook the meat. I am a big fan of shell fish and every meal also had crab legs, claws, mussels and various others. I live in Chicago and any of these restaurants compare with the best of Chicago. 3). Entertainment Best shows I've seen in any resort or cruise ship. Not cheesy, but appropriate and classy, with tremendous talent. Iberostar entertainment team very good at getting you involved and informing you of activities. Nightly music in the Lobby bar and most nights in the ship’s lower level. Good for dancing.4). Facilities Again, facilities were modern and sheek. I actual went around to public bathrooms and took pictures, it was that nice. Every inch of the place was manicured and not a thing out of place. They are the top resort I’ve been to.5). Pool and beachLoved the pool layout where there were many alcoves and the fact that there were enough pool cabana's for so many people to have cover in case of rain and to limit sun. First resort that eloquently placed seating to allow couple privacy and space, as well as not overcrowding the pool with lawn chairs. Very good design job. By the way, never even saw one pool tile off. The beach was excellent. Fairly calm and easy to float in. Hard cool sand by the water to walk in. Took at least 3-4 mile walks every morning. 6). OtherOther key notables were:- they will stock anything they have in your minibar and are diligent to keep it stocked- they truly have top shelf liquor and not watered down- they have 24 hour room service- the lobby bar is open 24 hours- really fantastic entire complex gyms with many classes daily- spin class in pool- can get seats anytime of day and beach always had a palapa available - wifi great almost everywhere - great wireless7) PeopleTruly dedicated caring people ready to please you at every turn. Sometimes a bit of struggle with English, but certainly manageable. Key notables on our vacation included:- Out butler, “sexy” Romeo – whom fulfilled all of our needs- The entire entertainment staff, most notably “Strawberry,” whom was persistent in trying to keep us involved and enjoy the trip.All in all, the truly best (of 25 previous) overall resort that I have stayed in during my lifetime. In fact, I had a different one booked for mid winter, but will change to come back if I can. I wanted to stay Jan 27th, 2018 - Feb 3rd if I can get in.
This was my 6th time at this resort. It was great to see all the many familiar faces – Yary, Keyla, Juan Carlos, and the rest of the Concierge and Front Desk Staff. My butlers this time were Hernandez and “Sexy” Romeo. Both constantly checked in with me to see if I needed anything. Anthony at the Pool was always there if I needed to find a cabana by the pool. As always, I had a great time but things were changed up a little. The pool has been retiled and is not as cold (maybe a new heater as well?). Also, I noticed that there was more Club or Prestige members using the private area on the beach and the private lounge area. I also signed up for the Club because for me it is worth it. I travel to this chain of hotels every year and why shouldn’t I save money and use the upgrades that are given. Full bottles of top shelf liquor in the rooms, private beach area, discounts on everything I buy, etc. Food and presentation was good as always. They are still upgrading the resort but it does not interfere with anything. This time around there was NO seaweed at all, ocean or beach. The beach dips down a little more this year after the two hurricanes that came close to that end of the island. If you had read my previous reviews, you know I really feel like this is my second home and if I could I would retire here permanently!!! That says it all for this wonderful hotel and workers.
We spent 7 nights and celebrated our honeymoon. The specialty restaurants are small and intimate and have a very exclusive feel to them. The pools and beach are outstanding. The staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. A few that were esential in that for us was Edward the manager, Christian in guest services, our butler Luis and our favorite waiter Marlon. If you are looking to be treated like royalty this is the spot!
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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- 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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