Barcelo Bavaro Palace reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0

29138 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Beautiful place. Great value

minicooper330 (Philadelphia) on Jul 13, 2024

The hotel is beautiful. Were there lil things that could be improved? Yes. Were there some food items that we didn’t like? Of course. Was it worth the trip? Every penny. It’s a great value and the whole family could go and enjoy themselves. We snorkeled right off the beach and saw many fish, sea turtles and a starfish. Jose taught me how to do the catamaran and was more patient than I deserved. We had a wonderful family vacation.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Better than other resorts, but still a resort

klcardente on Jul 13, 2024

We paid for premium level service which was well worth it. Other family did not and were frustrated with many aspects of their stay. We had better options for breakfast and lunch at Coral and despite slow service, service was good and with fewer people, it seemed much more hygienic. Having room service included was key with a young child since they eat at different times and when ours was sick and we couldn’t leave the room, I don’t know what we would have done without it. The beach is picturesque, perfect, but near the main resort, a little rowdy and lots of trash being left by guests. Staff do a good job, but people just leave their trash everywhere! Waterparks were great. Nice to have access to both. Our little was too small for the slides at the pirate ship waterpark but loved the wave pool, so it was still a win. Overall ok experience, lots of people, crowded and some unhygienic aspects. Food options limited for those who are vegetarian and/or dairy free and/or gluten free which is fine for a few days, but gets old after day three.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Below average food and bad service

misselsanchez (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) on Jul 12, 2024

Food quality is below average, premium restaurants have absurdly long service times, are hot and some have moldy smells,rooms are warm. Would not recommend!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Just average resort -disappointed

Sightseer06758225744 on Jul 12, 2024

Was not fully satisfied with our stay. This was our family trip since 2018 so we were looking for a good time, great food and more. Pros -resort grounds, pools and beach were amazing, fresh coconut water straight off the tree, booze party boat excursion. If you stay, get the junior suite option. Cons- extremely long chechy-in process, terrible food at buffets (better as week went on), some staff was rude, it was hot and humid throughout most of the resort----where were the big fans to help out? It was ridiculous how humid it was inside. The garden level balcony has gnats,/mosquito so couldn't enjoy outside my room.Not much to do after 12:30 except drink. The nightclub didn't play a variety of music-mainly techno. Not fully all-inclusive -waterpark, pool hall, bowling and certain alcoholic drinks had a separate cost. It was an ok trip but I have stayed way better in Punta Cana.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Go here for the children

markgorney18 (Baltimore, Maryland) on Jul 12, 2024

Great resort. A lot to do, very accommodating. Beautiful. Reasonably priced. You’re missing out if you go somewhere else.

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