Catalonia Royal Bavaro
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Well the Dreamliner was amazing and first class rocked. The crew were lovely and it was great. The food choices were superb for normal people (Gill had to buy Pringles) and the supply of drinks were plentiful. Even the hot chocolate came with Baileys (fully recommend that). A smooth 8.25 hour flight ensued and we then landed in the Dominican which …
Last day at the Catalonia Bavaro! The resort was laid out pretty well, it was a fun time, the food was mediocre at best and the whole beach towel thing was a ****** but on the whole Danielle and I had a good time. We took one of the Hobie Cat out again to put the lessons learned from the day before to the test and we ended up doing pretty good, the …
Our trip to the Caribbean went off with a hitch. If it hadn't then we had travelled all that way for nothing.
We flew from LA to Punta Cana and landed late at night. Caught a shuttle to the resort to book in. We had a 'Royal’ suite which included a Jacuzzi and extra living room with supposedly a butler and our own resort pool and restaurant. It was a resort within a resort. Yeehar Good time, good times!!
... entire resort went out to see the ceremony, it was a complete free for all. Besides that, in the actual hotel, I was able to get a mani pedi for about 20 bucks, and they were offering horseback riding around the shore for 50 bucks. The room service was really great and the bar tenders never told you you had too many drinks. One thing I will say is if you have teenagers beware because in the Caribbean and ...
... all tax and gratiities are included.
The hotel was huge and there were many different places to eat during the day and night.
The food and drinks are delicious!
We went quad riding through the city and a bit of the forest for our first tour and then went on a Safari Adventure, and saw how coffee and cocoa was made, a very nice cultural experience.
I would definitely go back for another vacation!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Catalonia Royal Bavaro Punta Cana
Nous avons passé 2 semaines au Royal (du 21 au 3 février) et nous avons tout simplement adoré.
We have just returned my boyfriend and i from a week at Royal Catalonia.(feb. 1st-8th 2007) and we LOVED IT. I honestly recommend to try the Royal part (as both Bavaro and Royal are in the same resort) for people that have kids and are enjoying a vacation as a couple because no children are allowed in the Royal part.
Royal Catalonia Resort - Stayed from January 27th to February 3rd 2007
We spent an enjoyable stay at the Catalonia Royal Bavaro during the week of January 6 to 13, 2007. From the beginning to the end, it was a vacation in paradise, and I can recommend the Royal without hesitation.
We stayed from January 18 to 25 and loved it. We started out on the regular side and we upgraded to the Royal Side for a small supplement ( alot cheaper to upgrade at the resort then at home, but not a guarantee of getting an upgrade). The weather - only rained for 5 minutes one day for an entire week. The beach has padding on the loungers - other side doesn't. A separate beach bar for Royal Section was great. The pool bar excellent - Carlos is a great bartender and Mariline. The food at the Thallassa is great - breakfast, lunch and supper. The bar in the main reception is good, but very smokey. The ala carte restaurant great, the buffets ok, the resort is hugh but you can request a trolley over to the other side anytime for a small tip to your driver.The room - Gourgous - bring bubbles and candles - the only problem would be the language barrier. We have travelled the caribean quite a bit, and this resort is the only one that most of the servers and cleaner speak NO english. So be prepared to learn a bit of spanish before going - print off spanish phases from Debbies Travel - and try and get by. Overall, the resort was great.
Excellent ne pas mélanger avec le Catalonia régulier
Je crois que la personne de Colombie Britanique Canada se trompe d'hotel. Le royal Catalonia et adjacent au Catalonia.Nous avons été en 2005 au Catalonia et cette année au Royal catalonia. Super endroit, très bonne nourriture, super service. Restaurant uniquement pour la clientèle du Royal.Menu à la carte pour le lunch et le diner (diner et souper). Plage privé avec un service supérieur. Chambre propre et bien aménagé. La qualité de cet hotel est la gentillesse des gens y travaillant. Il est vrai que le service est de meilleure qualité qu'au Catalonia régulier. Aussi cet endroit est très tranquille et est pour adulte seulement. Très bon endroit pour se reposer. Pas de musique inutile que le calme et la beauté de l'environnement.
Nous allons y retourner.
Warning-- a health hazard!
The grounds are really pretty, but the hygene is not. Chickens and roosters are running around everywhere-- yes Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore.
When I was there, we kept running in to people who, like the three of us, got violently ill at the restaurants at the hotel. We all had horrible cases of food poisoning even though we didn't drink the water, or eat any unpeeled fruits. We ordered all of our beverages without ice, and even brushed our teeth with bottled water.
I have never been so ill in my entire life. It was even more frightening since you're at a third world country, and away from decent medical care. I would never go back to the Hotel Catalonia OR the Dominican Republic. Worst experience I have ever had on vacation.
Mi prometido y yo nos alojamos en el Catalonia Royal cuatro noches el 7 de mayo de 2006. Nos pareció que el servicio era maravilloso. Cuando nos registramos, ya nos habían reservado para cenar las cuatro noches que estuviéramos allí y nos dijeron que podíamos cambiarlas si queríamos. Era genial, porque odio hacer cola o levantarme temprano para asegurarme de que puedo conseguir reserva. También nos regalaron media hora de masaje a cada uno, que fue maravilloso. La comida del Royal era normal, pero los restaurantes de menú (del Catalonia) eran geniales, ¡especialmente el Steak house! Tener playa privada era maravilloso. Muy tranquila y preciosa. El bar de la playa era limitado, pero mejor que nada. Nuestra habitación era maravillosa. Teníamos jaccuzzi en la habitación y una hamaca en el balcón. Cuando limpiaban, dejaban la habitación oliendo a flores. Además, dejaban aperitivos en la habitación cada día. También me pareció que el servicio era genial y la intimidad, una maravilla. Podía hacer topless y no sentir que un montón de gente me devoraba con la mirada. El paseo hasta la playa era algo largo, pero una vez allí, no nos íbamos de la playa hasta que ya no salíamos. Recomendaría este resort a cualquiera a quien le guste la intimidad y la tranquilidad. Aunque si queréis más actividad, podríais ir al Catalonia e ir de fiesta con la multitud (mucho más activa). ¡Volveré!
My fiance and I stayed at the Catalonia Royal for 4 nights May 7th, 2006. We felt their service was wonderful. When we checked in they had all ready made our dinner reservations for all 4 nights we were there and told us we could adjust them if we would like. Which was wonderful because I hate waiting in line or getting up early to make sure I can get dinner reservations. They gave each of us a free 1/2 hour massage also which was wonderful. The food at the Royal was okay but the ala cart restaraunts(at the Catalonia) were great, especially the Steak house! Having a private beach was wonderful. Very quiet and beautful. The bar on the beach was limited but I say it is better than nothing. Our room was wonderful. We had a jaccuzzi in our room and a hamhock on the balcony. When the maids cleaned they left the room smelling like flowers. They left snacks in our room every day also. I thought the service was great and the privacy was wonderful. I could go topless and not be oggled by a bunch of people. The walk to the beach was a little long but once we got there we didn't leave the beach until we came in for the day. I would recommend this resort to anyone that likes it private and quiet. If you wanted more activity you could go to the Catalonia and party with that crowd though(much more active). I will be going back!