Iberostar Selection Bávaro Suites reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

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

13341 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

March 2024 Visit

Emily M (Nova Scotia, Canada) on Mar 28, 2024

If I could give a 4.5 / 5 I would! Overall the resort was really great, and I would go back. The grounds were very pretty and well maintained. The room was spacious and clean, and we had no problems with our AC. Our room was close to everything (villa 56). The beach was amazing! Lots of space, super clean, and always chairs available. The pool was clean with lots of chairs as well. There were vendors set up one day along the pathways on the resort which was a little difficult to walk through as the sellers would stand in front of you and sometimes put their products on you - like bags, necklaces etc. One tried to charge $125 USD for two cheap bracelets and earrings not worth more than $10. Gave it to us for $20 after we started to walk away. The earrings broke as soon as I got home. There is a shop by Coral Level that tried to charge us $40USD for a pack of cigars which we ended up getting for $25… only to find out at the next shop they were selling the exact same thing for $10. You expect some inflated prices on resort but those were both negative experiences. There are sellers on the beach that approached you as well, but they were generally good if you told them you weren’t interested. They were only set up on resort one day. Food was great, the buffet was always good with lots of options and the a la cartes were good as well. The Japanese and Steakhouse restaurants were great! I was disappointed by the Mexican restaurant, which I found lacking in flavour and the service was not good. They gave me a letter requesting gluten free options in Spanish for me to give to the restaurants which was really nice. They also let us reserve 5 instead of 3 which was great! We played tennis and went parasailing which was fun, and got massages at the spa. The spa was beautiful and the messages were amazing! We both found the entertainment to be lacking. They could use some work there for sure. Overall it was a great visit!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Glad we came back, love it here

donnafH9443YB (Gardner, Kansas) on Mar 24, 2024

2nd time at this resort with my son, daughter in law and 2 granddaughters and we love it at the Bavaro Suites. I like the Suites better than long hotel hallways, less noise. We stayed 8 nights in 2 different rooms, but Isabela at the front desk was great that she got 2 rooms right next to each other, she worked a miracle. We were there over Valentines Day and as a family we passed out little Valentine pins mainly to the staff that were so good to us. They also had a Super Bowl party that was a blast. The kids corner(?) play area is now located near the Dominica, different than last time we were there. We were all very happy that Mario was still there in the main buffet, he took good care of us both times. The buffet is open air but there are no bugs, but maybe a visiting crane bird. The actual buffet food is behind closed doors. Jorkey(?) is a bartender by the pool and she makes great drinks. The rooms are big, clean and comfortable. I really liked the new way they have your room key around your wrist. Very little seaweed in the ocean. Nothing really has changed since IHG and Iberostar merged. I was sad that the shopping area street next to the RIU is closed down and I did not see the hut/tents that were on the beach that you could walk to to shop were also gone. There were a few shops near the Coral Level rooms to shop. Lots of walking vendors on the beach offering excursions, clothing, jewelry, etc.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Memorable Family Vacation

MeechTravels (Toronto, Canada) on Mar 24, 2024

Came here back in 2016 never thought to write a review, When we went the food was amazing. Rooms we're clean but nothing too fancy, Sheets could of been better. The staff was amazing and it was by far the most memorable trip we'd taken as a family. We walked through the higher end option and definitely would pay up if we returned.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Choose Another Hotel

irishteacher44 (irishteacher44) on Mar 20, 2024

Water Park broke all week. Toilets shut down all over the grounds at various times. Nine of 12 of us had digestive issues. Do not honor rooms guaranteed. In fact, I was told when checking in they will lie to you to sell you rooms when booking. Food ok Grounds nice Pool good Beach beautiful. Staff some ok some not and that’s with tipping. I brought my children, spouse and grandchildren. We had fun on our own accord. I had stayed at the Grand Bavaro next door a year ago and it was great. That’s why I booked this family trip. Great difficulty with communicating with staff here. Huge water problems hence shut down on water park and toilet issues. Drinks ok There was no main valve to isolate the water park so that the toilets would work. After it was shut down a few days they pretending to be sanding it for painting which you do not schedule during high season. Restaurants Brave ok Il Forno ok Mexican awful outside bit by bugs Restaurant web sites not updated The adult only restaurant you now can dress any way you want and bring babies I could go on but I’m giving myself a headache. Not very truthful group overall. They tried to make things better, but they couldn’t. A rum bottle doesn’t cut it. Choose somewhere else!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Another great vacation

josieg1102 (New York City, New York) on Mar 18, 2024

Fourth time at this resort. Stayed 6 days. We love it. Service, staff, food all amazing. The beautiful flamingos were returned to nature yet there are still ducks and other birds to see. The evening entertainment also included the children until around 8pm. They are wrapping up the evening earlier than usual at 10pm. There was a good variety of talent and entertainment. The spa was everything for us. We went almost everyday to the wet areas. The specialty restaurants were also great. The beach had some algae and very strong waves. There was a lifeguard on duty.

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