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Carretera Bavaro, Km. 1, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#19 of 35 hotels in Bavaro
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe*****, a unique and unrepeatable location on the best beach of Punta Cana, protected by a coral reef that converts the sea into a natural swimming pool. This an all-inclusive luxury gastronomic hotel is a new concept in luxury on the best beach in Punta Cana. All the rooms have terrace and sea views (front or partial) and jacuzzi for two persons with hydrotherapy, Well-being of the latest generation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Golf course
Mini golf
Tennis court
Water park
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Neil G wrote a review Yesterday
Carrboro, North Carolina49 contributions26 helpful votes
I can only imagine the challenges of feeding a resort full of tourists, with varying tastes. Doing that with a buffet has to be a logistical nightmare. Barcelo tries, but missed (IMHO) in many ways. For breakfast, omelets were about the only option for something not in a chafing pan. I'm sure my cholesterol took a beating during my stay. For lunch and dinner buffets, the quality felt about like a cheap casino buffet on the Nevada state line. Additionally, there seemed to be no theme to the food offerings - pretty much a scattershot of various foods. I appreciate that the entire hospitality industry installed plexiglass panels in front of the buffet lines, but isn't it time to take them down? Even CDC recognizes that there's no evidence of Covid transfer via food. Our experience with the ala carte restaurants was entirely inconsistent. The French, Japanese and Spanish restaurants were excellent! Unfortunately the Italian, Mexican and steak restaurants fell short of being mediocre. Marinara tasted like thinned down Campbell's Cream of Tomato soup. My enchiladas were made with flour tortillas that turned to a slimy film wrap. Grisly steak. We don't drink alcohol, so I can't comment on the bars, but people seemed to drink a lot, despite complaints I heard about weak drinks. For non-imbibers, we probably all feel like we're subsidizing everyone else's hangovers.... The rooms were nicely maintained, the bed was comfortable and we were able to get the sodas in the minibar that we wanted. The beach was cleaned and raked everyday and the landscaping crew deserves applause and tips. The pools were very nice and (particularly with Covid occupancy limits) there was never a problem getting a good place to hang out on the beach or at a pool. Heads up! The resort arranged with a local hospital to perform Covid tests for people flying to the US. The process was painfully long and took us about 2 1/2 hours from when we arrived at the room for testing, until we were finished. The antigen test only cost $5 and the results were available about 1 1/2 hours later. The resort requires two (2) copies of the photo page of a passport. The concierge will make photocopies for guests, but people can save time by bringing their own copies.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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justkieding wrote a review Jan 2021
Cleveland, Ohio5 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
So if you're like me and you keep coming back here and reading a lot of mixed reviews I will give you my full honest opinion. We're both in our upper 20's just looking to relax, get some sun and have some drinks. I give this resort 4.5/5 We stayed here 1/20-1/24. We arrived at the hotel on Wednesday at 2PM, no wait at check in took about 10 minutes and our room was ready. Ask for the wifi password (WIFI is FREE). We were in building 5 Junior suite first floor, it wasn't on the water but it was okay because it was literally a 30 second walk to the beach. Once you check in go back to the lobby and visit guest services to reserve Al carte Dining for the evening. We had seafood, Santa fe steak house, Italian & Mexican all set for 7PM. Kyoto was completely booked up & I believe the Spanish and French costs extra (not for Premium) Buffett wasn't awful, I mean you're not expecting the best but it was honestly fine and for the reviews saying that the buffet was a nightmare it honestly wasn't that bad. Masks are required in all buffet and dining. It was much busier Saturday afternoon and Sunday but during the week day it was perfect. We would wake up every morning before 8AM go get breakfast and go to the beach for a few hours and yes they're plenty of lodge seating. Afterwards we would go the the adults only pool , which we felt like we had to ourselves the entire time. It was nice not being around the other kids and where our hotel room was (building 5) it was literally right next door it was perfect! Julia & Hector at the adults only pool bar will take care just please bring smalls bills and always tip, they're hard workers. The only entertainment at night was pretty much the casino, they do have daytime activites like zumba, yoga, etc... Only Cons: - Not much privacy in the bathroom, you will hear whoever is using the toilet lol - Seafood dining was my least favorite - If you're in building 1 and 2 I could see it being annoying having to walk pretty far everyday. I would 100% come back to this resort
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from César Güílamo, General Manager at Barceló Bávaro Palace
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We first would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló Bavaro Palace for your holidays in Punta Cana and for letting us know your concerns relating to your time in our hotel as it gives us an opportunity to look at areas which may have for improvement and for that we are grateful. We regret that the design of our bathrooms was not entirely to your liking, and feel that you do not have any privacy, we regret the inconvenience that this may have caused to you and your companions and we sincerely apologize for not having managed to make your stay with us a moment of perfect relaxation and pleasure. We do our utmost to ensure that our guests can enjoy an enriching dining experience in an unrivaled setting and with an excellent service. Our restaurant team will continue working to surprise you with delicious international and local dishes on your next visit. Thank you again for making us your choice hotel on this occasion, we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Regards, Cesar Güílamo, General Manager at Barceló Bavaro Palace.
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CHUNYAN C wrote a review Yesterday
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not recommend this hotel specially in during COVID, the food is very bad not fresh, and room have bugs and bug eggs (our visit is in March) we have to change room about everyday. need to wait until 3 m to change room.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Freddy V wrote a review 5 Mar
Colorado32 contributions44 helpful votes
I was just at this hotel and I was amaze by the attentions at the sport bar by Mayra Montero ( supervisor ) and her team of bartenders Juan and Nata and all the waitress Arelis, Katherine and Ruth. All of them wearing their mask at all time. Her team really rock at the sport bar. Also in the morning Yunior Ureña at the breakfast buffet took real care of me and my group. All the team members were very professional and polite ( Carlos Rodríguez, Luz Mejía, Alberto Rosario, Nicol, Dabi and Wilkin Méndez )... They all deserve a big CONGRATULATION. I will be back again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Travelinggirl730 wrote a review 3 Mar
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very disappointing stay! The food was the worst food i've ever had! I got food poisoning on the second day! Nothing was included, no golf, no bowling! We had to pay $200 to golf for the day. I was looking forward to a week away with my boyfriend but this hotel was horrible! To top it off its not even in Punta Cana. One of the workers said "Punta Cana is 10x prettier than this" VERY VERY upset. I will not be coming back.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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US$164 - US$385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta CanaBavaro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barceló Bávaro Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Barceló Bávaro Palace?
Nearby attractions include Escape Room Punta Cana (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Barceló Bávaro Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Barceló Bávaro Palace?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Barceló Bávaro Palace?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Barceló Bávaro Palace?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barceló Bávaro Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kyoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, La Fuente - Restaurante Español, and Santa Fe Steak House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Barceló Bávaro Palace?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Barceló Bávaro Palace have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Barceló Bávaro Palace offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Barceló Bávaro Palace?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Barceló Bávaro Palace offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Barceló Bávaro Palace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.