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.
I have been to many, many hotels, but never have I had the unbelievable service we received at the Grand. We ungraded to Star Prestige, which was amazing. An example is, we wanted to watch the NFL game, and they hooked up the cable station in our rooms and in a lounge so we could watch it with others. They also gave us all kinds of snacks to eat while watching the game. The restaurants were delicious, especially the buffet (which I usually don’t like) and the surf and turf. The rooms were beautiful, and the grounds were gorgeous. But nothing compares to the service. Alejandro, Kelly, Diego, Augusto, Miguel, and Carlos (I hope I am not forgetting anyone) were fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!
We chose Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro as the place to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday with 10 couples based on the exceptional reviews. I chose Punta Cana for the direct flight from NY and the close proximity to the airport (25 minutes). I had narrowed it down to this and one other hotel in Punta Cana that could not/would not accommodate a birthday party for us. In contrast, this hotel welcomed the opportunity and immediately provided photos, options and menus for a cocktail party, dinner and birthday party. Rocio their party planner, could not have been more helpful and patient and dedicated to delivering exactly what we needed. The grounds are lovely and spotless, with pathways winding between and around pools. The resort is horseshoe-shaped and manageable, not like resorts that require golf carts to get around. The rooms that we had were identical, clean and modern, each with a private patio or balcony. The mini bar was stocked daily and room service took less than an hour. The hotel was apparently sold out, but there was never a struggle to get chairs by the pool or the beach, where we mostly hung out. The sand was powdered sugar and the turquoise water was warm. We were universally impressed by the service. The beach waiters came by regularly and there were guys there to move your chairs in and out of the sun, as desired. They could not have been more accommodating and genuinely happy to serve you (look for Kerlin). Many of the waitstaff and bartenders (Ery!) moved around the resort so we might see them at the pool bar and then later in the lobby bar or restaurant. They always remembered us, some of us by name! We didn't feel as if we had to tip, but we wanted to.With regard to food, we were delightfully surprised. The restaurants offered solid options (filet at the Italian restaurant was particularly good, as were the lobster tails in the buffet each day). Breakfast was exceptional with custom omelets, a crepe station, a vast assortment of breads, cheeses, fresh fruits and fresh fruit juices. We actually ended up at the buffet twice since it was best able to accommodate our large party. The resort did their best to fit us in where we requested. Overall, that was the theme. They always said "yes" if they could.In terms of entertainment, it was relatively quiet at night, but there were shows each night that were well-attended. There's also a big ship on which you can have drinks on the deck as well as down below, where there was a pool table, a bar and a DJ. There is also a billiards room, some kind of bar where people were watching a football game and an area outside the lobby where people were having drinks. Plenty of gathering spaces.Our party was flawless. The waitstaff even danced with us on our LED dance floor on the beach between pouring drinks. Rocio accompanied us at each of the these party venues to ensure successful execution. This is a wonderful property made more special by the friendly, professional and accommodating people who work there and the surprisingly good food. Book with confidence.
We stayed at the adjoining Iberostar Bavaro Suites and while we were there we invested in the Iberostar membership so they gave us access to the Grand Hotel grounds for the rest of the week. We spent most of 2 days on the location and found it to be very relaxing and pampering. Compared to the suites the grand is much quieter and more 'adult' (in a quiet sort of way - no band at the pool, no dominican dance troupe - not that they are bad at all, just not quiet where as the Grand had wine tastings and a jazz band in their bar) and the beach was almost a private beach - very nice. The service was really good... we had 1 bar server for 6 of us! We only ate at the buffet (once for breakfast once for lunch and once for dinner) and found the food to be just a notch up from the suites. The desserts were probably the biggest difference.. the grand much fancier and European. Lastly this is a beautiful hotel.. the grounds the buildings, the rooms, the 'iconic' ship in the quad courtyard, the bars, and the buffets.... Ultimate analysis... if you want a quiet more upscale vacation and you are willing to pay more we think you'll have a great experience, but if you are looking for more of a 'fun' and 'party' vacation you'll be just fine at the Suites.
I do not have words to describe so many good things, you have to live it to understand it..the rooms were mor than perfect, the service at the bar, pool, restaurant and beach could not be more "GRAND"...We Just want to thank all the staff members who made so amazing our stay.
This is our 4th trip to the Grand and as always it didn't disappoint. This time we traveled with friends who had a amazing experience as well. Grounds were beautiful, room on the side high floor was great, Spa was relaxaing, food good, and butlers did not disappoint. This time we had Dawel and Silvesture who were great as always. Justo from last year was missed but still remembered us.. All the butlers do such an amazing job. They work so hard and are always there to please in any why they can. After staying at different hotels across the country and Caribbean, Grand Bavaro service is well above the competition. Hats off to you all. Size of the hotel is perfect for us as we like to enjoy ourselves but relax and not have to walk miles to get to the beach, pool and lobby. Went to the Hard Rock Casino one night which was a ton of fun, but made us realize it is way to busy, big, and loud for us. Just loved relaxing and enjoying ourselves at the Grand yet again. Can't wait to return.
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
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Carretera Arena Gorda Playa Bavaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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