Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort & Spa
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This was our fourth stay in a Punta Cana resort, but the sole opportunity in which we had not option to choice it. The stay was booked as an extension of our cruise by Western Caribbean Sea and by the times we booked it, the Princess was already the sole option available. However, this was not important, being then a priority for us to have a …
Tiramillas stayed here on Mar 10, 2007 during their trip titled: Tiramillas's five latest years' travels.
This is the first time I went to Punta Cana. I had never traveled outside the US before. It was a family vacation. I have visited other places before within the US. This place was GREAT, the weather was perfect. The beach and activities keep us going. The best part of the trip was riding the ATV's and snorkling with the sting rays and sharks.
Today is actually our last day of our trip.
We didn't do anything interesting today, however, we did have an amazing dinner at the end of the day. We went to the spa, and we to the sauna.
Shopping is really important, the guide and the man from the airport told us not to go the Haitian's stalls at the end of the beach because ...
... on the beach, took part in archery and step class. Eventually had lunch, by this time, we checked our flight again. Sad to say we couldn't leave yet. Our flight got delayed again because there was an incoming fog in Toronto. Which influenced the flight landing in Toronto. So none of the planes were able to land in Toronto.
We called Angel our tour guide, my friend at this time is really ****** because our flight isn't until 2 AM local time. However, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort & Spa Punta Cana
i went to this hotel and thought it was the best place on earth i had a brillent time the food was wonderful and the staff were very friendly i cant wait to go back!!
Had to pay extra money to transfer to another hotel but it was worth it. The hotel room was dirty, had dead spiders plastered to the wall. The musty smell was unbearable and the air condiitioner was so noisy, it had to be turned off to use the phone. The grounds were beautiful but the food and service terrilble. The staff did not speak english and simple requests (a spoon please) was difficult to impossible in the restaurants. At one point, a lady cleaning the washroom literally grabbed by daughter and pushed her into a washroom stall. Not knowing english, I assumed she thought our conversation was that of my daughter being unhappy with the line up whereas it was her hugging me and telling me that she loved me. This was totally unacceptable behaviour for staff to even grab a child. It was ridiculous to have to rida a trolley to all restaurants since they were all distantly placed from the rooms and the fumes from these carts continuously driving throughout the resort were awful. The pools, being surrounded by trees, were too cold for the kids and there were no activities promoted for them, only on one sign that had absolutely no english interpretaton. Alot of money for nothing.
I went to Bavaro Princess with my family January 19th - 27th (2003). I thought that it was the best vacation ever. Although there were a couple down points to the trip, they definately didn't make a difference in how i felt about it. The only thing that i really didn't like about it was the bathroom, at first it kind of smelled musty, but after we let it air out it was all better. I thought that the food in the buffet line wasn't overly great, but if you got yourself into one of the actual restuarants in the resort then the food was pretty good. I thought that the steak house was the best one there though. The beach was awesome. The water was really clean and warm, and the sand was really soft to walk on. I thought that the pool was really nice. It was real big, it had a waterfall, and a wet-bar. I liked to get frozen lemonades there. The rooms are really nice too. I liked how the bedroom was set-up. The resort was set-up like a little village, and to get around it they had a little bus that you could take. The lobby area was nice too. They have alot of different animals living in the resort. And on the path they have a little walk that you can go on and it has a bunch of bird cages with birds from all over the world. I don't see how the people that had bad reviews could possibly think that way about it. And the people that complained about an "overly whelming stench" along the path, aren't telling you the whole truth. There was only a small part that had the waste area, and other than that part it didn't smell at all. The weather was really warm. Over all I thought that it was the best vacation that you could ever go on, and i would go back there anyday.
The grounds are the first thing that strike you. They are huge (20 minutes to walk from end to end) and the flora is phenominal. There is a nice mix of palm and various other trees and bushes which made the scenery very appealing.
If you can't find something nice to say about this place then there's something wrong with you. The grounds, rooms, beach, pools and restaurants were clean and wonderfully kept. There was nothing wrong with the food considering you're in a different country and they prepare food differently. We always found something to eat and never left hungry. As far as the language barrier - everyone there made a huge effort to speak english. People have to remember that they're in the Dominican Republic NOT CANADA. We had no problem communicating what we wanted. The beach is the best beach we have ever seen!! The people were friendly and the service was excellent. An employee who was originially from canada assisted us with booking snorkelling excursions, deep sea fishing, etc. Very easy to get along with and his english was as good as ours! We have no idea what people are talking about with the beach chairs. We were at the resort at the same time as all the other people bitching about the chairs. They were obviously looking in the wrong spot because there were plenty of chairs where we were by the beach bar and I assure you we were never at the beach before 10 a.m. Whoever says the pool was dirty must be a ridiculous clean freak! We didn't see any dirt in the pool or around the pool. They have people sweeping the pool deck all day. We read some reviews where people bitched about the tram being too crowded and not coming around often enough. It's true that it's sometimes crowded but if you're patient the next one will be there in about two or three minutes. If you're not patient then you should just walk. It would do you some good and nothing's that far away. If we would have read these reviews before we left we would have missed out on an excellent vacation. There was no robbery on te horse back riding excursion. That was a huge rumour. There's no problem making phone calls from your room. We called home several times both direct and collect. The phone calls were certainly no more ex
The food was terrible, attractive to look at , but everything was soaked or cooked or smelled like ROTTEN fish !
The language BARRIER was horrible , except at the markets , they all but carried you into their shops. Were insulting if you bought from some-one
ONLY like U.S. money and won't except Canadian or even their own if given a choice.
The grounds are lovely , but the stench of sewer is overwhelming.
I returned after ! week of eating cucumbers and coke and had to go the hospital as I was de-hydrated and sick .
There were multiple robberies from the rooms ,and on the horse rides.
BEAUTIFUL to look at , BUT NOT WORTH the money or the hassle .go to Mexico and save your money and have more fun .
Bavaro Princess - not a 5* resort
Grounds were beautiful. The hotel was seriously over-booked and the staff was overwhelmed to say the least. With some training in customer service this may one day be a 5* resort but they have a long way to go. Problems every day to get a beach chair. Food and entertainment only marginal. Would not go back.
Absolutely PATHETIC!!!! I have never been to a hotel were the staff was so inconsiderate and pig-headed! They lacked all possible public relations skills! Cracks in the walls, in the bathtubs, ants from all over, cockroaches, .... UGH! They advertise newly renovated rooms! NO WAY!!! And the VIP package they speak so highly of.... well, I had that package... and I could count how many employees even knew about it! We had to fight for everything ... even the advertised 2 bottles of water per day! I will return to Punta Cana... as the weather was beautiful and the beaches were clean... BUT I will never step foot into the Bavaro Princess again!
Do Not go THERE
Holiday worst ever. Staff inefficient, food terrible no service whatso ever. rooms in shambles. Bugs, ants and cockroaches in rooms.
Bavaro Princess, the best resort
The Bavaro Princess is truly a five-star hotel. It is located on a huge are covered with lush gardens and palm trees as far as the eye can see. Many restaurants, two buffet that were very good, and four specialty restaurants that were not great. Huge beautiful beach. Main activity was beach volleyball in which everyone participated, and had fun. The "Animation", or activity staff, are a wonderful group of people who lead the guests in different activities every day. The daily after-dinner show is very nice and the all-night disco is wonderful. This is the best resort that I have been to so far, and I have travelled much. Great for the family, couples, or just teens looking to have fun. Two thumbs up!