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.
The Iberostar Grand Hotel is definitely GRAND! It was everything I hoped for and more! It was perfect! Nice, quiet, clean and relaxing! We stayed for 5 days and had no desire to leave the resort. The service everywhere is exceptional and the couples massage was magnificent!
The Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavero certainly lives up to it's reputation of 1st class accommodation at this hotel. The front desk staff were top notch and always happy to engage in conversation about Canada and especially the Blue Jays! Our butlers were outstanding (sorry, can't remember their names) and the rooms were always spotless and the stocked bar and snacks were replaced every day and if you needed anything during the day it was delivered immediately.. We stayed in a Seaview Suite and it was well worth the money. Overall the food was excellent, the pools and grounds well cared for. We will certainly be back.
I usually don't review places, but considering how many resorts Ive stayed at, I feel like I have a good frame of reference to compare. If I could have given the resort a 4.5 rating, I would have. Its a beautiful resort, and the things I didn't like were not on the staff themselves for the most part. The real knock is my feelings about the other Iberostar Grand Resorts Ive been at. First, the resort is a little on the smaller side, I didn't get the "big" feel I had from the Jamaica and MX resorts, but some may like that. The rooms also felt a little smaller, not sure if it was arrangement, but I liked the other ones better as far as setup. The beach was way better than MX, but not as nice as Jamaica. The staff, was, for the most part, amazing. Very attentive and helpful. They seemed overly focused on getting this 5 star tripadvisor rating though. Im sure thats a push from management. There were times I just felt it missed the "IT" factor the other two Grands had. The food was great, but they didn't have enough restaurant reservations for this quality of resort. I prefer the first come, first serve approach, and would rather wait than be forced into buffet if the place I wanted didn't have openings. There was also the "timeshare" thing, which Ive never run into at the other Grand resorts. I didn't pay a lot of money to get pushed into a breakfast meeting for them to sell me something. Thats huge, and I understand they want to build brand loyalty, but it should be left to those to inquire, not asked or pressured. I did feel like sanitation was lacking, and I had a minor stomach (nausea mostly) issue the entire visit, only had that happen at one other resort over almost 15 trips. I watched the staff touching raw meat and then touch other foods without gloves, which may have been part of it. Could have been anything really, but its uncommon for me to have that type of issue. The Crown Royal, which I know VERY well, was not Crown at the pool bar. Im not even sure it was Jim Beam, but thats what it tasted like. Ive NEVER had a resort replacing liquor, but this seems to be occurring. Not a top end resort if thats happening in my opinion. I watched them pour from the bottle and got it from TWO different bottles with the same result. I would guess this may be the case for other liquors too. Our butler Justavo (I think) was great and very nice. Anthony the concierge was really great too, just felt like the time share portion was overly done, but once again, Im sure he's put into that position by management. Finally, I would say the thing I like about the other Iberostar resorts was the ability to go to the one next door for a different atmosphere. I was really disappointed in the quality of the next level down. In Jamaica, the Suites resort is AMAZING, just as nice as the Grand but with kids and a relaxed "party" vibe. This resort had that party vibe, but I would compare it to the lowest level in Jamaica, which was not for me. We didn't explore much further after seeing that honestly. Overall a really nice place, but failed to impress me like the other places Ive been and didn't hit the mark like the Jamaica Grand did. In summary, it was nice, but I doubt I go back. Just so many options these days, and a few small things can make the difference in where we choose to go.
The Iberostar Grand -Punta Cana, was beautiful and everyone was so friendly and attentive. I am definitely considering staying at another of the Grand collection hotels. They told us that they are remodeling this fall, so it might even be worth a return trip!
On arrival into the property you are greeted with the sights of the most delightful furniture and beautiful aromas. Moving onto reception, the girl was friendly polite and actually quite funny! We received a welcome cocktail and champagne which set us off beautifully.The food here is just great, the buffet restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner is stocked full of everything you could ever wish for. I had freshly made omelettes to order, freshly squeezed natural juice made in front of me, crepes made in front of me and the widest selection of tropical fruit including dried sugar cane - which I have never seen in a hotel before!The drinks are just superb, the cocktail list is extensive and in the lobby bar the waiter would make us a specialty chocolate and milk Baileys frappe which was amazing.We played pool to the backdrop of The Beatles and The Stones reminding me of the UK and enjoyed the lovely jacuzzi areas by the pool.Going back to the food... even the pool bar had lobster!As my title said, it was simply amazing.
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
- 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
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Carretera Arena Gorda Playa Bavaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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