Ratings based on 1,002 Verified Reviews

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3.9 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Atlanta, GA

Short shuttle from Airport

Posted 02-Jul-2015
Pros: Really enjoyed the swimming pool and the wonderful breeze near the beach. The restaurants get old after awhile.
Cons: The nightly entertainment - The good shows were the "Saturday Night Fever" show and the "Origins" show. The rest of the shows were really weak.
Location: Airport is 15 minutes away. You have to pay for any extras off of the resort. We did Country Express - it was great!
We knew nothing about the Dominican Republic all inclusive hotels. However, we did not want to spend a fortune on a vacation either. The price was good. The rooms were very comfortable, however the showers are very small and only trickle out water - not easy to wash your hair if it is thick. Great beach area with a lot of chairs and shade, however, the actual shoreline was covered with THICK seaweed. Really gross. Every morning there are local men that are paid to rake as much of the seaweed as possible using rakes and a tractor too. This goes on all morning. We did not expect to have to listen to a membership presentation while on our vacation. It did not say anything of the sort online. The "60" minute presentation turned into 2 hours long! They would not take NO for an answer. They trick you by telling you that you will receive a lovely "Welcome Gift" as part of the short 60 minute presentation. They also tell you that you are not obligated to purchase anything. However, it is hard to say NO. We did say NO. We completely enjoyed our excursion that was booked before we arrived. You will find a lot of excursion selling employees swarming the resort. It gets annoying after awhile. The facility itself was lovely. Beautiful, tropical surroundings. We loved the swimming pool too. Wish there was a shuttle that would take you to a different beach too. Macao Beach was much nicer than the resort beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Maryland US

Intimate resort. Not too big not too small.

Posted 01-Jul-2015
Pros: Staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Cons: A la carte restaurants were very warm. Better A/C would be nice.
Location: Glass bottom boat tour was great fun for a very reasonable price.
Staff were great!! Carmen (housekeeping), Jairo (Glass bottom tours), Felix (Steakhouse), Pedro (Grand Caribe buffet) were wonderful and treated us very well! The a la carte restaurants had very nice meals. This resort has great activities and shows as well/ We will definitely come back!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Washington, DC

Good service and nice enviroment

Posted 30-Jun-2015
Pros: The landscape, food and organization.
Cons: They should have a better wi fi service and cable tv also they should have music in the rooms
It was a very nice stay with a good weather everything well organized but, very bad wi fi service cable tv.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Brooklyn New York

Very nice resort will visit again

Posted 30-Jun-2015
Overall I enjoyed this resort I enjoyed all of the shows the food was very good The staff was great even with a few minor hiccups overall a great vacation site I will revisit again
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from alberta canada

The staff make the experience!!!!

Posted 25-Jun-2015
Food was amazing at all la carte restaurants! Buffet by lobby outstanding omelets and variety....loved all the staff...they did everything they could to make us comfortable and have the greatest time..would go back for sure no questions asked!!! Pool bar was great! Bartenders so awesome!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Miami, FL

Nice affordable hotel

Posted 25-Jun-2015
Cons: The floor in the pool area could use some renovation. Although we saw that the workers do clean the floors every morning, there are some cracks.
Location: The resort is close to the airport, but there isn't really much to do near by unless you book an excursion.
This is a really nice hotel for the price we paid. My family and I went for 5 days and had a blast. The staff is really friendly, and nice to talk to. The room was clean, and perfectly sized. The pool is big enough that many people can be in it, and it won't feel crowded. The beach is also really nice. The sand is super soft and the water is great. There are palm trees, and chairs everywhere for people to enjoy and relax at the beach. There are some plants that come to the shoreline, but the workers there work really hard to pick it all up. The entertainment staff work extremely hard to plan activities for everyone. There are activities both at the beach and pool for people to join along. They even give out fake money for the people that participate that can later be redeemed for prizes at the auctions. At night the entertainment staff also perform shows, and afterwards dances the night away at the disco with the guests. The food at the restaurants is good, and would recommend you to give them a try. If for any reason you didn't like what you ordered you could just change it for something else without any issue. There are four theme restaurants (we tried them all) and enjoyed it a lot. The chef at the Japanese restaurant is really friendly, and entertaining to watch ( PLEASE tip them they work really hard and a few dollars don't hurt your wallet, but makes a major difference to them.) Overall, we had a great time at the resort and enjoyed our time there!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Boston

perfect vacation!

Posted 23-Jun-2015
Pros: best food and drinks, very friendly service people, clean and green territory, bars, shows, contests, good neighbors, sun, fresh air and the big ocean
Cons: nothing more we could wish.
Location: very clean beach and warm water. santo domingo is located in 2 hours - some interesting historical sites. various night clubs around there.
we've spent a wonderful week in catalonia bavaro hotel. we can definitely call this place a small piece of paradise. sun, ocean, palm trees, sand and the beach bars - everything seemed to be in our service. large, but very clean and comfortable territory, the service people are very friendly and obliging. they always smile and are ready to help. the food is very fresh and healthy. my husband and i spent a week, eating as much as we could, but we both didn't get an extra pound! we are not sure about the reason - good food or walking or swimming or fresh air - but it's a fact. we could practically do whatever we wanted - staying alone or participating in various contests, shows, etc. this place is definitely not boring. every night we had a show, every day we had different events. the showmen are funny and groovy - our best regards to fernando! obviously you feel yourself comfortable with english there, but we would recommend to learn a couple spanish words. when you say "hola!" or "gracias" to an hotel worker, you get a big smile as an answer and double readiness to help you. the rooms are sunny and clean - thanks to the room maids - though we didn't spend much time in our room. the local tv cable is full of channels on a good half dozen of different languages. we are missing this place already and hope to get there back some day.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Dallas, TX

Nice hotel, very close to the beach.

Posted 23-Jun-2015
Very nice hotel, close to the beach. They have a lot of activities for the hotel guests, and the staff is very welcoming and friendly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from new york

Posted 17-Jun-2015
Everything was absolutely beautiful..the staff, the hotel, and the bars were great. Food was mediocre and the meat selection is only for pork lovers.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Amazing Hotel

Posted 15-Jun-2015
Amazing staff! Great food! Love the entertainment nd the staff! I have an amAzing time! I will be bac next year for sure!