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The Tropical Princess is a great resort for both families and couples. It's cleverly situated in a prime spot near the Bavaro Beach. It's a great location for those looking to walk along the beach shores. There are only three options available with regards to restaurants: the buffet, Brazilian and Dominican style cuisine. All of the restaurants are good in quality and serve fresh food. Good items available from the bar. There are also plenty of expeditions and activities to do throughout the resort. There's also free shuttle service to various shops and shopping centers are just a few minutes walk away.
Rooms were very basic, shower had great pressure but lacked hot water most of the time. Three excellent pools and one of the best beaches on that strip of coast. Animation team was wonderful - Yuly and Nelson did a great job of making everyone feel welcome and made sure everyone was having fun. Service staff was exceptional - this resort had some of the best food we have had in that area to date. Isidro at the lobby bar and Anna at both the pool and lobby bar took phenomenal care of our group. When room keys were an issue Pedro at the front desk had us covered - even when the card-making machine was on the fritz. All in all, great food and fantastic beach/pools - spend your time there, not in the room.
Traveled with my boyfriend, his 11 yr old son and boyfriends mother Oct 9th through Oct 16th, 2017. We stayed in a Family Suite and found it had ample space for all 4 of us and was pretty comfortable. We had a/c issues in the first suite but they quickly fixed the problem by moving us to another suite. We only did one a la cart - Brazilian..really good. The buffet was a different theme each night and we didn't feel it necessary to try another a la cart because the buffet was really good. The beach was really fabulous, very clean and we weren't overly "harassed" by vendors (unlike my experience in Puerto Plata)Resort had lots of activities during the day and the lobby bar was a favorite for cocktails after dinner...then off to the 24hr beach bar for late evening drinks. Disco was fun on one evening. Cant really comment on evening shows as we didn't take any in as there was other stuff we did instead. Its a fair size resort with the lobby at the top of property. You can walk from rooms/pool and beach area to the lobby in about 10 minutes or take their "train" car around the resort. The have streams and vegetation between the two areas stocked with birds and lots of turtles to see during the walk....really nice!! All was really great, had lots of fun and the staff were super nice and friendly. Side note - There are a LOT of Russian and Dutch travelers that we met but a few were really rude and aggressive. On our last day i had one Russian man kick a lounger so hard it slammed into my shin (and left a significant bruise). When I yelled at him he said something in Russian and motioned at my boyfriend as if to fight him...WTH!! Some people just shouldn't travel if they cant be nice and have manners. We all paid for a nice vacation and jerks like that aren't welcome ANYWHERE!!All in all - we would go back. I found we got our monies worth and were not disappointing.
What an absolutely amazing holiday we had thanks to this Great Hotel.From the beach to the foyer, this place and above that, the staff oozed class.We were unfortunate enough to be hit by hurricane Maria when we were there, “it’s not a problem” to quote our rep. And it wasn’t, put into a safe room for the night, but provided with enough food and water to last, the hotel was battered throughout the night, torn to bits really. Less than 3 days later, you would never know there had been a storm, never mind a hurricane.We tried all the restaurants, they were all really good, but our favs was the Brazilian and the plain old Buffet, a special mention must go to Esther, what a diamond she was.People mention the sellers on the beach, they were really nice people who did not hassle you once you had told them No.Would I go back?In a heartbeat
We actually stayed here July 2017 but never got round to the review until now.This was our 2nd time in Dominican but first time at this hotel. Yes it's not as posh as some hotels but we stayed in a 5 star last year and although the service was great the people were a little unfriendly at times. Thankfully, this was not the case this year. All staff were very friendly and willing to do what they could for you. Not enough pillows so they brought us more. The food was fantastic and lots of variety, the speciality restaurants were the same good standard, though we didn't try the Chinese one. Our favourites were the Mexican, the Brazilian and the Dominican ones. The bar staff got to know us at the pool bar that we didn't even have to ask for our drinks, most of the time they saw us and had our drinks ready. Staff at the snack beach bar were the same. Raymondo was very friendly and a good waiter. We always enjoyed our afternoon Mamma Jauna drink with him.Plenty of sunbeds around all the pools and the beach. Everywhere clean and tidy. Use the watersport guys onsite to book your parasailing, it's in a hut right on the beach.Daily beach BBQ for lunchtimes so we rarely went to the restaurant for lunch.Great surroundings and gardens, especially the mangrove nature reserve,(some refer to this as the smelly swamp on here, clearly not knowing about the countries ecosystem) we got to see loads of wildlife. You can take a walk or hop on the little trains that take you round the resort. Even has a little chapel with services every Sunday if you wanted to attend. Although we didn't join in with the pool/beach entertainment it was fun to watch. The only criticism we have is that the entertainment in the evenings was at the theatre by the hotel reception which wasn't very big and although there was plenty of empty chairs at the other disused theatre by the restaurant, there was never enough seating for where the entertainment was. I feel more could be done to accommodate those wishing to watch the entertainment, we ended up not bothering as unless you were there by 7pm you could not get a seat and didn't want to be standing up for long. Rooms were a little old but functional and clean.Would definitely go again.
Its not hard to find fault with this hotel. Tropical princess is a typical Caribbean budget hotel and this is exactly what I expected. I can forgive dated décor, poor to average quality food and poor service because the beach is amazing and the pool is good quality.What makes me angry is that the hotel actually encourages touts and sales people, so you cant even escape into the hotel grounds to relax. On the beach hotel sponsored touts try to sell you cigars, watersports, couple photos, photos with monkeys/iguanas and parrots, art work, clothing, hats, sunglasses etc. They do accept a firm 'no' however as the portion of the beach they patrol is only about 100 metres in length they approach you several times a day each. dealing with this all day and every day is REALLY exhausting. Theres a dive shop at on the left side boundary of the hotel, there is another one at the right side boundary, and several touts in the middle!This is also an issue inside the hotel, they station stalls selling coco bongo, water sports etc etc right where you collect the towels, there is no way of avoiding the sales people. At the entrance to each accommodation block there is another desk selling tours so you cant even retire to your room unmolested. As a special treat, every few days they have stalls outside the restaurants so they hassle you as you go in and out for food, firmly grabbing your hand and leading you to the stalls and giving you 'free gifts' but getting angry if you don't buy anything. Even the 'concierge' will stop at nothing to sell you timeshare.In the end I pretended to be Russian (they cant speak Russian) smiled sweetly and kept walking.Even worse my fiancé experienced sexual harassment from direct members of staff in the hotel. She went for a massage at the Spa and a Gardner in his 50s stopped her, started rubbing her arm and saying he would massage her for free. I saw another man walking behind her pretending to touch her bum and goose her much to the amusement of his friends and one evening in the bar, we were sat at a table for 2 enjoying a beer and a cigar. One of the animation team was stood behind her leaning back holding his genitals, trying to simulate oral sex with her, I had to get up and chase him awayOn checking out I approached a crowd of reception staff, all looked at me blankly. One girl did assist and I left her a tip, as I was walking around one of the reception staff mumbled 'eff off mate'. I was sure I heard him wrong so i stopped to clarify but he darted behind the scenes leaving some very embarrassed colleagues.
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
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Unlimited Domestic drinks & House wine
- In-room mini-bar w/water & soft drinks only
- 1 hr/person/day of non-motorized watersports:
- Hobie cat sailing
- 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool person/stay
- Daytime tennis
- Fitness centre
- Board games
- Daily activities program at Caribe Club Princess Resort & Spa
- Nightly entertainment
- Admission to the Disco, drinks included 11pm-Midnight
- Free shuttle to the Casino Princess (located at the Bavaro Princess Hotel)
- 310 rooms in several 2 & 3-storey buildings
- Buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants: Dominican & Brazilian Grill, dress code & reservations required
- Christmas & New Years Gala dinners
- Snack bar
- Tennis courts
- Fitness centre
- Massage service (fee)
- Beauty salon
- Internet access (fee)
- Car rental
- Banana boat (fee)
Superior Rooms include:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
Superior Rooms w/VIP package include:
- Same as above but including VIP package
Family Rooms include:
- Same as above with 1 king or 2 double beds
- Separate living area w/2 single beds
- Full bathroom plus another bathroom w/shower only
Kids Deals - One child under 12 and 1 child under 7 stay & eat free when sharing a room and existing bedding with 2 adults.
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club and playground. Teens 13-17 can enjoy the Teens Club. Babysitting service subject to availability (fee).
Stay at 1, Play at 2! - Guests have free access to activities at the Caribe Club Princess and to the hotel's a la carte restaurants (with supplement payable on site).
VIP Package for Superior Rooms - Includes: VIP bracelet, concierge service, room service, 1 bottle of rum/room/week, premium brand drinks, dinner at 'La Cava' (wine cellar) or 'El Pescador' seafood restaurant (once/week), Swedish massage (20 min/person/week), 1 open dive/room/stay (certified divers only, proof of certification required), and 1 hr/person/week of Motorized watersports.
Honeymooners - Receive Fruit basket, Bottle of Rum, Nightly turndown service, Floral decoration in the room upon arrival, Romantic Dinner, Special Cocktail for Honeymooners & Complimentary photo souvenir during cocktail. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required upon 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.
Resort Location Map
Tropical PrincessPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playas de Bavaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23001 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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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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