Barcelo Bavaro Suites & Golf Resort
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... on the board and surf in one direction. The only problem was that we only knew how to move in one direction and after some minutes we were very far away from where we started. I ended up inside where people were supposed to swim and the lifeguard were yelling at me in front of all the people that were swimming. I don't blame him because I didn't have any control of what direction my board went in. Oda on the other hand never came out of where ...
... in before going out to some clubs. We first stopped at a club right near the Hotel.. it was SO LOUD. We got one drink each and then decided to move onto the next. We had to walk by the Merengue couple's food cart again so we stopped and talked again and she told us some places to maybe check out.
We got some beers (apparently nothing is ...
... are really bad quality and not worth what you are paying in terms of what you are getting. I didn't listen, I decided to buy things from there. It was pretty cheap, I didn't spend more than 20 things for 5 items. Some items seems more expensive then I though but it was worth it. It was close and it was alright.
Our dinner ...
... Toronto to Punta Cana. So the pilots had to wait for a plane to arrive in Toronto. So they could fly the plane to come pick us up in Punta Cana.
OMG! So much work for one flight. So our flight was actually a whole day, if you calculate all the time that we spent at the airport and waiting for the plane. So it was about 7 AM when we arrived in Toronto on Sunday.
Sigh! The longest ride every. It felt longer than when I flew to Hong Kong. LOL!
... lion show that I keep calling, seals. LOL! oppzz.
But the rest of the day, I was just chilling with my friends by the beach and doing some of the free activities.
By night fall we had another "special dinner," it was the Mediterranean dinner. It was alright. It had seafood and pasta. Nothing really special.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Bavaro Suites & Golf Resort Punta Cana
My husband and I spent Nov. 29 to Dec.6, 2004 at the Barcelo Bavaro Golf . We were surprised to get a suite with five beds and two bathrooms, which was excessive for two people but okay. The decor needs to be brighter and updated especially the bedding. We slept in the king size bed up in the loft and it did not have king size bottom sheets which meant that your feet were on the bare mattress. Room lighting is poor and you need to strike a match to see if the lights are on. Also, it is very difficult to get washcloths (faciales in spanish). We always bring our own. The view was on the golf course was pleasant and open. We could go to any of the other three hotels in the complex ( except the Palace) by walking ( a few minutes to any of them) or by taking the little train that runs every ten minutes or so. Since we were indulging a bit, walking was good exercize.The food was quite nice and each buffet restaurant had something special like the chinese stir fry at the Casino hotel or the grill at the Golf hotel. We also enjoyed the steakhouse at the Beach Hotel, La Uva on the beach and the pizzeria. We did not try the Italian or the Mexican restaurants. The staff was very accommodating and pleasant. The only disappointment was when two longtime friends of ours staying at the Paradisus hotel came to visit. We had been informed by several desk employees that the resort charges $35 each to people wishing to come spend the day so we relayed the information to our friends. When they came by taxi to the complex gate, they were told by the guard that the charge was $45 per person and he would not let them in although they showed him that they had brought their own bottled water and snacks and were only coming to spend a few hours with friends. Not having extra money, they had to return to their hotel. By the way, they spent $25 on taxi cab. The interesting part is that the day before, we had gone to visit them at their hotel and we breezed right through without anyone asking us anything. Our feeling is that the guard thought he'd make a little profit on the side. It certainly was upsetting and we are writing to the Bavaro Barcelo general manager to inform her of this.
I just returned yesterday from the Barcelo Bavaro resorts in Punta Cana. We were booked "ROH" (run of the house) which meant they could stick us in either the Golf, Casino, Beach or Caribe resorts. This was more the travel agents fault- but I had asked specifically if ALL THE RESORTS were equal and considered 4*???
Nice place -- Bad people
The resort was great. The beach was nice and the pools were perfect. Every person we ran into was crabby and put-out by us being there. We brought extra money for tips hoping it would make the trip more pleasant, did not work...the wait staff, front desk staff, cleaning staff...every one of them was crabby. The food was good at best, about the only thing good was the pizza. Unless going on a supervised outing, do not leave the resort.
I visited this resort back in January and I just wanted to comment on the good time my boyfriend and I had. I travel quite often (usually 3-4 times a year), so I had pretty reasonable expectations.
I returned June 7th from 4 nights at the Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort. The resort is comprised of 5 hotels. We stayed at the Golf Hotel. The best thing about the Golf Hotel was our room had two bedrooms and two balconies and two thermostats for the a/c. My friend was able to stay in the room with the TV, fridge and closets while my room had the bathroom and sink (separate areas). The room was brown and dated as mentioned in a previous review. Actually the reviews were quite accurate depending on where you stayed.
My husband and I just returned from a 5 day trip to Barcelo Bavaro Golf. Our first room was large but it was on the first floor and we wanted to be higher up so we moved on our second day to a two-story duplex on a higher floor. The rooms were fairly bare bones, quite ugly in fact. ALthough "comfortable", they were very brown and somewhat run down. Oh well, we didn't plan to spend a lot of time in our room. In our first room, my husband claims that there was some sort of rodent scurrying around at night...never saw it so I don't know if there really was one.
Most beautiful beach
Entertainment was good, had plenty of choices at restaurants, overall experience was positive, would go back again
We recently had the opportunity to visit Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort and had a most enjoyable week (June 28 July 5). How people can write negative reviews about this resort is beyond my understanding. Our group was not small, we had 108 people and we stayed at all the major hotels, within the resort - Golf, Caribe (used to be called Garden), Beach and Palace. We found the people to be very friendly, outgoing and glad to make you happy any way they could. From our arrival at the airport to our departure, we were treated cordially, amicably and with utmost respect. We arrived before noon and most of the rooms were ready, this is a most difficult time as other guests are vacating and the rooms are being cleaned. All were immediately given i.d. bands and were told to begin enjoying the resort, as all amenities were immediately available. Not one party had a problem with their room reservation not being on record, some waited an hour or two to get in their rooms, but the views, grounds and ambiance are so marvelous that it made little difference. The rooms were ample and clean, no bugs, no falling ceilings or any of the inconveniences some have mentioned. Even a couple of people who wanted to be moved to another room for personal reasons were quickly obliged. The Golf, being their most economical hotel, offers an outstanding set up for families or singles traveling together, all units have 2 separate bedrooms and some even offer a neat loft w/ another bedroom and bathroom! Great value for the money and nice privacy for parents, also has a front and rear balcony, this hotel faces the golf course, but is only a short walk to the beach. All the buildings throughout the complex are freshly painted in Caribbean colors are very nicely designed and appear very structurally sound. The bedrooms in the other complexes are adequate and clean. Our minibar was always kept filled w/ beer, sodas and bottled water. The bath towels are large and soft and the pool towels are large to wrap in and always available. It is real easy to get a fresh towel by the pool anytime. All the pools were clean and large and we always found lounge chairs, although not always in the shade. The beach lounge chairs there must be a million of them! No way you wont find one anytime you want. The beach is absolutely beautiful, the sand the best I have ever seen and felt and the water crystal clear. I have traveled extensively and visited some of the worlds finest beaches; this is paradise. The shade and beauty of the coconut trees and palms is very enjoyable. We found the drinks to be good, some bartenders made them better than others; you just had to find a good one (just like home!). They would gladly make anything you asked for and would come by often to refill our drinks without us asking. We did tip the server $1.00 and she often brought our table group 8-10 drinks at a time. The beer included is Presidente, their national beer (just like Budweiser here!). We even enjoyed herb teas w/ lemon on several occasions. English is not the big problem some put it out to be, they do try to understand you, but just as foreigners in America and Canada are often told Learn English! you should learn a little Spanish, this is their language, God gave them this beautiful land and this language and if you want to share it, you should meet them halfway. I cant believe people have written on this site that they are ignorant of the English language when you are in someone elses country, its the other way around!! We found the food to be very good, we ate at all the buffets and ethnic restaurants and enjoyed them all, no flies, or critters or funny things. Some of the items we were not familiar with, but if we wanted to venture we tried it or left it. The lobster, shrimp and fish are abundant and delicious. The Tropicalissimo show was nice and each table had a bottle of rum, sodas and ice and they would bring more rum or soda if you wanted. The hotel shows were fun, sometimes silly and sometimes just a way to sit back, have drinks, relax, no deep thought or life changing experience, just fun! Some of the guests did have an issue w/ diarrhea, probably due to the change in food, water, and drinks, mostly due to overindulgence, (nothing that Pepto-Bismol or Imodium wouldnt settle, the same thing happened in Las Vegas!). All the kids had a memorable time and hated to leave, there is a sense of security and safety and lots of activities for them. The water sports were fun and those that have a fee are reasonable, the kids rode the banana for $4.00 each and the experience was well worth it. The Bavaro Disco was a big hit with the young and old alike, playing the latest dance music and was very pretty inside. The Las Cañas Disco had great Spanish music for those that wanted to venture into Merengue, Salsa, etc. The shops are no big deal and the souvenirs take some bartering, however you will find some nice things to bring home. The trams (trains) came by often and usually it was no problem getting on right away. I do think that teens on rented golf carts were traveling much too fast on the streets and were a danger to themselves and others. The Casino is good size and has an adequate number of slot machines and table games for the guests; however, no one in our group won any money to make a difference. We did take a cab to Melia Caribe several times ($6.00 each way for 6 people) and the Casino there pays very, very well!! The tours were a nice experience and not too pricey considering they include lunch and most places are a bit far away. We would certainly go back again and think if you visit you will enjoy, relax and have a great time. You get plenty for your money!!
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I had the best times ever at his resort. We also got to do evreything at the 3 other resorts. I can not believe how much fun we all had. It was party central and so clean and food is great. I would tell evreyone to get down there asap. The drinks are great so what you gotta tip to get more rum and like we do not do that here. Over all it was great
On December 25th, 2002, my husband and I left for the DR for a two week vacation. We were booked at the Barcelo Villas but did experience the Barcelo Golf. Here is why. Two couples, who are very good friends of ours, were scheduled to arrive at the Barcelo Villas on New Years Day. It was planned that we would spend the second week of our holiday with them. I might add that we had planned this vacation for many months and our travel agent had specified that we were travelling as a group. On New Years Day we went to the lobby to anxiously await the arrival of our friends -but they never showed. We had found out from the front desk worker that all 34 Canadians that were coming that day and booked at the Villas had been taken to the Barcelo Golf. The front desk worker whispered to us that they were taken to this hotel because there were so many complaints about the Villas. What a disappointment for us. They would not transfer us to be with our friends nor would they transfer our friends back. We finally found a wonderful person Mary, who is a supervisor at Sunquest to help us. After placing numerous phone calls to our travel agent and to Sunquest