Perfect for Quick Getaway
Posted Apr 24, 2016 on Expedia
We stayed at the Barcelo Bavaro - Adults Only Hotel. We needed a quick and affordable getaway at a good hotel. The hotel provided food, entertainment, beach, pool, casino, night club,spa, and even some shopping. We stayed for 5 days and there was no reason to ever leave the resort. (Though we did do one excursion through the hotel)
A few complaints, however, include...VERY LIMITED TOP SHELF ALCOHOL available and this was at an additional cost. Needless to say, we barely drank on this trip. We did not want to pay extra and we didn't want to drink their cocktails which we knew would give us heartburn later. NO FOOD OR DRINK SERVICE ON THE BEACH (NO FOOD SERVICE AT POOL. BEACH CHAIRS WERE OUTDATED. BEACH WAS NOISY AND CHOPPY - tour boats constantly passed by playing loud music. There was not a minute that passed by where you would hear the loud music or noise from the middle of the water (there was some sort of on-the-water aquarium by the beach). NO MUSIC playing by the pool. Make sure to reserve all your dinners as soon as you arrive, or if you can, before you arrive. All our dinner reservations that were after 9pm. If none of the above is an issue for you, then by all means try it out. It is affordable for a quick escape
Overall, the resort did its job... we are in our late 30s and we came to relax and we did just that. Though, if we return to Punta Cana, we will most likely try another hotel for comparison.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 29, 2016 by Sandy Pfeil-Hotel Director, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you for selecting Barceló Bavaro Beach for your vacation and sharing your feedback with the online community. We are happy because somehow your holidays were relaxation and tranquility. We hope to have the opportunity to give an early welcome to our resort. We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance you might need at a future visit. Warm Regards, Sandy Pfeil Director.