"Wonderful accommodations, food and staff. The beach and pools are also great! " More

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Hotel Description

3.5-star all-inclusive property near Arena Gorda Beach, connected to a shopping center

On the beach

With a stay at this well-placed property, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Arena Gorda Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. Also, Punta Blanca Golf Course is within 2 miles (3 km) and Iberostar Golf Course is within 6 miles (10 km).


This smoke-free property features a golf course, free water park access, and a casino. Relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas, and enjoy a drink at one of the 3 beachside bars. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and barbecue grills are available on site.

Jetted tubs, sofa beds

Boasting jetted bathtubs, the 744 guestrooms also offer WiFi and free minibar items. LED TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include furnished balconies or patios and sofa beds.

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$268 per night

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (Superior)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (Superior)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (Superior)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive

Everyone (16) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 26, 2019 by Customer Service

Dear Guest, Thank you for your rating! We would have liked to know more about your stay, but in the same way, we thank you for choosing us as an option for your vacations. Please do not hesitate to visit our website where you can find all information and update of our Hotels. Kindest regards, Valentina Checo Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

2 out of 5
First time here and I was not impressed. Beach is overcrowded. If you are a non smoker, definitely do not come here. People smoked everywhere witnout restrictions. Staff was rude. They don’t smile or acknowledge you. I will not come here again.

Posted by , from New York, NY on Jan 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 23, 2019 by Customer Service

Dear Daisy, We extend our most sincere apologies for any inconveniences or difficulties you encountered during your stay. It’s our sincere hope to cater you once again and change your perception of us. Please do not hesitate to contact us Best regards, Bolivar Arias Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

5 out of 5

Great property.

Wonderful accommodations, food and staff. The beach and pools are also great!

Posted by , from Detroit, MI on Feb 1, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 2, 2018 by Customer Service

Dear Leli, We are very pleased to know that we were able to meet your expectations.We hope you will be willing to give us the opportunity to host you once again in our Hotel. Kind regards, Victoria Balbuena Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

4 out of 5

stay at Bahia principle in dominican

Pros: staff and service excellent food very good sevice very good
Cons: stick to the reservations we made don't move us to a different part and don't try to sell privalage packedges
Location: location is good aavailable trips of site were fun and plentiful
our stay at Bahia principle was good but not excellent we were moved from bavaro to fantasia and we weren't happy they said it was an upgrade it was ok but not what we wanted my traveling companion had been at bavaro before and that was where we would have preferred to be matress was very uncomfortable staff was exceptional food very very good facilities ok I fixed the toilet myself the second night all in all a enjoyable trip but the fantasia side of the resort wasn't our cup of tea at all

Posted by , from wi on Jan 24, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 25, 2018 by Customer Service

Dear Jake, We greatly appreciate that you have chosen one of our Resorts as your holiday destination. It is a nice to know that overall that you had an enjoyable trip to our facilities. Thank you for taking the time of sharing your opinion with us which we will take in the highest consideration. Regards from Punta Cana! Adriana Peguero Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

5 out of 5

Successful girls trip!!!!

We just returned from a 6 night stay at Bahia Principle Bavaro. This place was very nice. We had stayed at the Amelia before and some quick differences that we noticed were that even though this resort is big, the pools were more centrally located to rooms so you didn't have to go clear down to the beach to use the pool. We were taken care of from the minute we got there. Our flight out of Atlanta was delayed 8 hours but the check-in at 4:30am still happened in less than 30 minutes (Melia took us an hour plus!). They also had food 24-hours a day, which the Melia didn't. There are different levels so make sure you chooose the one that fits your liking. Next time (and yes, there will be a next time!) we will go to the Adults Only area. There were a lot of kids which didn't bother me; however there seemed to be more activities poolside at the Adult Only areas. IF you bring your kid(s) - make sure you don't drag them to the bar with you late at night. Saw plenty of that...just not okay at anytime! The swim-up bartenders and also lobby bartenders are busy but just a smile or quick conversation would make things more of a better environment. They would also make more tips! The food was good - could always find something we liked. One egg maker and pasta maker (sorry, can't remember their names) but they were the best! Always had a smile and loved what they do! Thanks for the great experience - we will be back!!!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful place, amazing time

I am not sure why some people have any complaints about this hotel, but I couldn't have asked for anything better. The food was great especially the steak house, the pools and beach were perfect, rooms were clean comfortable and the air conditioning worked great. Any thing we needed we had. Highly recommend this hotel and cannot wait to go back some day.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

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2 out of 5
Tile floor, which is fine but dirty. The room itself, very dusty. Bathroom mirror stained. Terrible lighting. Had to call lobby 3 times to get a technician to room to re program safe. Safe not included in "all inclusive " rate.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

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2 out of 5

Two Star - More negative than positive

Pros: The grounds are nice and the children's area is good.
Cons: Need to reduce the size of the resort to more manageable levels. It is just too big.and booked heavily
Location: Grandchildren enjoyed swimming with the sharks and manta rays.
Spent a week at the beginning of February. Have stayed in the complex two previous times. IMHO the hotel has gone down hill until would only give it a 2 star rating. The grounds and the outward appearance is still good but the room quality is less than previous trips over a six year period. Went as a family with six people ranging in age from 3 to mid 70"s. In one room the minibar was not working and the bathroom ceiling, was leaking from the unit above. But probably the greatest disappointment was the food quality which seemed to be recycled always from the previous day .Both my grandson and I came down with food poisoning from offerings at the super bowl party. When I first came to the resort six years ago the workers went out of their way to provide good service especially if you were leaving a small tip of even a dollar. Now they seem to feel their tips for anything should be $5 to $10 dollars.The resort tries to meet everyones needs and as a result is meets none It is too huge and has lost its focus. You are herded like cattle from place to place. They need a new property manager!

Posted by , from Florida on Feb 19, 2017

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5 out of 5

Amazing Getaway!

This was our second time at The Grand Bahia Principe. Our first trip was in 2004 and the resort has definitely grown! Our reservations were originally for Bavaro, but we upgraded to Ambar Green on our second day. The more luxury ammenaties were well worth the small price paid for the upgrade! All staff was willing to go above and beyond to accommodate! The breakfast and dinner buffets, along with the snack bar, had better food selections in Ambar than in Punta Cana or Bavaro. Finding chairs for beach or pool was also easier in Ambar. We were able to book restraunts at night with ease, as we had heard they book up quickly. As parents of four small children, we love kids, but Ambar being adults only was definitely a plus! Our first and only day in Bavaro was far from relaxing due to unsupervised children running here and there, and especially being all in the food at the snack bar. Clearly unsupervised children are the responsibility of their parents, so in no way did I feel like this was any fault of the resort! I cannot say enough good things about The Grand Bahia Principe and it will certainly not be 13 years before we visit again! Looking forward to our next visit!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017

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3 out of 5

nice hotel but

Pros: room was nice sized rooms
Cons: cleaned in a timely manner and without having to ask
Location: lost of things to do here if you spend alot of money
resort was very pretty and the grounds were clean and well kept. the food on the other hand was bad all but the garden grill it was great. at 10pm there is no entertainment it was boring at night, we had to ask daily for the room to be cleaned. DO NOT leave your cell phone in your room are it will be taken. the party boat was the best thing we done and the zip line was fun. the beach was nice but the water was rough to swim in

Posted by , from pontotoc ms on Jan 18, 2017

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About the Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive

Location Arena Gorda, Higuey, Punta Cana, La Altagracia 23000

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)
  • Limited gourmet or à la carte dining

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • A la carte or gourmet dining is limited
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Tennis included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Gratuities included
  • Minibar beverages - restrictions apply
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. Summer fun is a breeze at Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive, where you can play a round of golf at the golf course, cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, and enjoy a treatment at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 9 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 beach bars, 3 swim-up bars, and 13 bars/lounges. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. This all-inclusive property also offers a complimentary water park, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Punta Cana property is smoke free.

  • 744 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 9 dining venues
  • 3 bars on the beach
  • 3 bars by the pool
  • 3 swim-up bars
  • 13 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2004
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 3
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Playground on site
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) (27.8 km / 17.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive offers 744 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature free minibar items and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include sofa beds. LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with jetted bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Punta Cana property provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • Jetted tub
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Bugambilla - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Il Capriccio - This theme restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Santa Fe - This restaurant specializes in Tex-Mex cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Maiko - This theme restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

El Meson - This theme restaurant specializes in Spanish cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.


Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro's outings are diverse and surprising. Would you like to swim with dolphins, learn how cigars are made or visit the unspoilt beach of Macao in buggies? Here you can see those most requested by our clients, choose yours. We'll visit Bávaro's parks, where we'll spend a day together surrounded by vegetation and animals that we can interact with, like sea lions, multicoloured birds, manta rays, and even dolphins. Take an exciting swim with them and enjoy the strange feeling of their skin! We'll be picked up by amazing 4x4 trucks which will bring us, in the hands of expert guides, around the reality of Dominican life. We'll start with a visit to the Hacienda, where we can enjoy a pleasurable horseback ride through one of the country's largest cattle ranches. We'll drive a funny and fantastic vehicles for a day of unforgettable adventure. An engine, a steering wheel, a metal body and the desire to have a good time is all you'll need for this outing. Ah! And a bathing suit, since we'll go swimming in the waters of the unspoilt Macao beach and in the cenote in the Tahína cave. We'll sail across the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea on a visit to the Casa de Campo marina, vacation spot of many global celebrities. On board the boat there will be drinks and entertainment thanks to the team of sailors and entertainers. On arrival at Catalina Island we'll combine swimming time with all-inclusive water activities, like "banana boat", “skyboat” and “snorkelling” in the coral reefs off the coast, where we'll discover the spectacular marine life. After lunch on the beach we can enjoy a potpourri of Caribbean festivities. Return by boat to the Roman dock and transfer to the hotel. Pick up and departure in air-conditioned buses, for a short tour of the Altos de Chavón and its impressive Greco-Roman amphitheatre (artists city).Afterwards we'll leave for Saona Island in speedboats, over the crystal clear Caribbean waters. On board, local drinks are included.Once on the island, we'll enjoy a marvellous day at a paradisaical dream beach with a traditional buffet lunch with drinks included (beer, soft drinks, water and rum). We'll come back in catamaran to a merengue and bachata rhythm, visiting the island's most impressive natural pool with its school of starfish.

Nearby Activities

There are sports and activities at all hours of the day, to enjoy the sun, the sea or the beach, so you won't stop even for a second.Learn to sail with a catamaran, the wind arts of windsurfing and even the banana boat with your friends. Each and every one of your activities and favourite sports are here. Find yours. The country's top golf destination is here, in one of the best spots in the Caribbean. Golf lovers will find, only 5 minutes from the resort complex, the fantastic course designed by Nick Price in the Dominican Republic, at the Punta Blanca Gold Club. Holes: 18. Also the course at White Sands Golf, with 9 spectacular holes. Known for its big lakes and coves. 15 minutes from the hotel.Bávaro Golf: 20 minutes from the complex, holes: 18, par 72. La Cana Golf Club: at just over 30 minutes from the hotel, holes 18, yards 7,152. Cocotal Golf & Country Club: Holes 27, par 72. 20 minutes from the hotel. For sport lovers, the hotel offers water sports for all tastes such as snorkeling and kayaking (each for 1 hour complimentary per day). Guests can learn the basics of scuba diving in the pool (1 complimentary session per stay) or test their ability in sailing catamarans or motorboats (with charge). Concerning the traditional sports, a gym is at disposition as other facilities to play soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, paddle tennis, lawn bowling, darts and mini-golf. For golf lovers, the fantastic 18-hole course of Punta Blanca Golf Club, designed by Nick Price, is only 5 minutes away (with charge). For relaxation, the Resort's spa performs Caribbean health and beauty treatments in its fully-equiped facilities. Hydrotherapy is available (water circuit) to combat stress with three different types of saunas, therapeutic and sensation showers and two splendid swimming pools.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

The Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro Resort's Spa has magnificent facilities and offers the most exotic Caribbean treatments. It's easy to relax and drift away in this luxurious Spa, in matchless surroundings with a beach with some of the whitest and finest sand in the world at your disposal. This SPA has many Massage Gazebos right on the magnificent beach.You have, among other treatments, a spectacular hydrotherapy area (water circuit) to beat stress, where you'll find 3 different kinds of saunas, therapeutic sensation showers, bathtubs, Vichy shower, Scottish shower, bubble beds, cervical jets and 2 splendid dynamic pools. Couples can also enjoy exotic VIP Cabins with private Jacuzzi. Highlighted treatment - Caribbean massage: Take care of your body and spirit with this fabulous traditional massage technique. The results include, circulation increase, deep relaxation, stress reduction. Exotic massages unique to Caribbean culture. Relax with all the flavours!

  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered on request. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee
  • Resort fee

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Partner property pool access
  • Partner property access
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 4 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Grand Principe
  • Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro All Inclusive All-inclusive property
  • Bahia Principe Bávaro Inclusi
  • Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro All Inclusive

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • For stays on 24 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner.
  • For stays on 31 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.