Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Bavaro

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 160 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Awesome getaway! Highly recomment!

    Reviewed by tjernie43(Kansas City, Missouri) on Apr 28, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Just returned from the Iberostar Bravo Coral Level in the DR and it was a great trip. Will try to give a review of all we experienced. Arrival – Since at the Coral Level – you arrive at the main lobby and they take you down to the Coral Lobby. First class there. My wife wants that ‘smell’ they have in the lobby areas. If you have been there, you get it. If not and you are going, you will understand…… Great staff. We arranged 4 dinners while there for the week. Piece of cake. Getting our room was smooth and went quick. Room – Awesome. We had an ocean view. In fact, it walked out to the pool. Beach was 20 feet away. Bar 20 feet away. Restaurant 30 feet away. Pretty great. Clean room. Pretty large actually. TV had some English stations, but we didn’t spend a ton of time in there. Housekeeping did an awesome job. Can get refills of fresh water and/or ice not too far away. They will bring every day, but you can get at any time really easily. Stock fridge daily. Couple of beers and some soft drinks. Pools – Had the one right in front of us that was a smaller, infinity pool and only reserved for Coral Level guests. Had another Coral Level only pool a little bit away as well. Main pool was good sized. Deep in one part where I think they did scuba courses. Only ‘con’ was the pool bar was closed. But, 2 bars open really close (and wait staff), so not that big of a deal. Beach – Tons and tons of room/chairs/cabanas/huts. Yes, COVID is having a huge impact, but made getting a place to sit really easy. Didn’t matter when you went to the beach, there was a spot for you. Sand was soft as can be. Water was a little rough. But, not crazy. Could go in and cool down and enjoy. Actually saw some snorkeling, so wasn’t bad. No rocks in the water either!! Had some seaweed washing up on the shore but there were machines cleaning it up daily. Had waiters walking the beach too. If you get John, you are good. He will do anything he can for you. Bars – Most of our time was at the El Faro Beach Bar. Franklin was awesome. Because of the limited number of guests, we had the opportunity to talk to them, get to know them and about them, the time they travel to get to work. How many days in a row they work, their family, etc. Greeted us daily and remembered our drinks and always took care of us. Main Lobby El Cayuco bar was good too. Food/restaurants – Not all are open or they rotate what is open. Not a problem at all. Just need to plan ahead. Need reservations unless the buffet. I’ll hit what we went to and our thoughts. Generally, the food was good. Some restaurants better than others, but never had a bad meal. They ‘serve’ you in the buffets. Not allowing guest to take their own food right now. But, not a huge deal. You want more than they serve you, just ask and you’ll get it. Hostess Anna was amazing. She took care of us and was happy and cheerful. Tried to tip her and she didn’t want it. Just wouldn’t take it. She was happy to do what she could for us and wouldn’t accept anything for it. Anna is awesome! Mexican – Good food. Beef Nachos were great. Churros! Italian – IL Forno – Awesome Italian food. Meatball appetizer was great. Lasagna was awesome. Not like I’d normally have in the US. Very good. Hibachi – Great place – Good food – They ‘fit us in’. Really enjoyed it. Thank you Anna! Brave – Awesome steakhouse – Blooming Onion anyone? They made Cesar Salad at the table too. Los Bohios Buffet – Good buffet by the pool. Basic buffet offerings. Los Bohios Snack Bar – Went several times late in the afternoon for bugers, dogs, fries, etc. Great for snack time! El Faro – Great buffet by the Coral Level pool/beach. Most days for a good breakfast. Omlets. Eggs to order. Pancakes. Waffles. Los Haitises – Large/main buffet. Has a little bit of everything! If you go away hungry, you sure missed out. El Botey Ice Cream – Actually, was a little disappointed in this one….. I had such high hopes…. LOL. Not a great selection. Small servings. Just didn’t taste the greatest. Entertainment – We only went to the entertainment 1 time while there. And, it was just by chance. But, we got a great show. Just got lucky and they had the Michael Jackson night. They were spot on with the mannerisms of the late MJ. If that is their Saturday night show, highly recommended. Started about 9 pm On-Site Doctor – Unfortunately, we did have to make a visit to the on-site Dr. Arranged a ride up through the concierge. Waited for about 45 min to see. Cost was $170 USD to be seen (not part of the all-inclusive) and then for medicines after that. A little bit of a language barrier, but we made it work through repeat/rephrase or using our phones. It worked for us. Recovered in about 24 hours. Unfortunately, the person in front of us had to go to the local hospital. We saw them later at the resort, so must have gotten better. RECOMMENDATION – TIP!!!!!!!! With the number of guests being limited, we got to know quite a few workers. Some of them work 24 days on, 6 days off. Others have to travel for 8 hours and 3 bus rides to get home for their days off. They do not make much. When they say ‘tipping included’ that just means they get a wage. It doesn’t mean they get anything above and beyond. We tipped $1-2 when getting a drink. $1 for them getting us towels. $2-5+ at restaurants. $5 for room cleaning. Then, just miscellaneous. Everyone treated us well, so we treated them well. Could there have been a couple of things better? Sure. But, nothing was bad. You are sitting on a beach, drinking, eating and swimming. COVID has messed with them and they are short staffed. So, they were doing a great job in my opinion. So happy they were open and we could go. Would recommend the Iberostar Bavaro Coral Level. We had a great week. Been to the Iberostar resorts in the past and they are all top notch.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    AKENY ARELIS, MARIO are amazing!!!

    Reviewed by Alora_san() on Apr 25, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    They made our trip more amazing. They are so welcoming and fun. Look for them at the buffet if you come here!! We had such a great time and they gave us a special welcome every time we walked into the restaurant. Amazing!!

    Food customer service Akenny Mario and arrelly

    Reviewed by tommybZ8898LT() on Apr 25, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Best part about the stay was not just the great beaches but the wonderful, professional and passionate staff. Akenny Mario and arrelly all made an amazing impression on my fiance and I. They were high spirited fun and above all amazing people. The resort and the amenities are nothing without amazing people such as them, they made the experience worthwhile and why I would recommend this resort to family and friends.

    Best

    Reviewed by Zita8306() on Apr 18, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Audy is the most talented and the best bartender at Iberostar hotels. He makes everything with smile and makes everyone special. This place is amazing. Everyone has to visit it one day. Everyone is kind, everything is faboulos. And everyone have to go to the beach bar, to taste Audy’s coctails, the best i ever had.

    Audi is number 1

    Reviewed by peterwD2468PG() on Apr 10, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    The greatest service you can think of! He is 1st class and super friendly, and of course the drinks were out of this world!!! ?? the coral experience was great. Food and hotel service were the best we have ever experienced!