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“Great Low Key Hotel, Close to Beach, Very friendly Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of whala!bavaro

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whala!bavaro
Ranked #83 of 110 Hotels in Punta Cana
Hamilton
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great Low Key Hotel, Close to Beach, Very friendly Staff”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

I booked a snorkeling excursion off their beach tower and it was only $30 and I had a great time. The staff is super friendly and bilingual so there was never a language barrier. Its close to the beach and also near some local stores and pizza places. I would stay at this resort if I were to return to Punta Cana

  • Stayed March 2014
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Felt amazing staying at this beach paradise. The airport wowed us already, felt so warm when we arrived. Apartment was breezy, clean, smelled good. All the staff we encountered were pleasant and we found the facilities adequate. Hammocks, beds, take your pick we chilled out on the beach and met up with the rest of the family at night for dinner. All did our own thing and gave each other some space. This hotel proved that I have a nose for a deal. Location is as it is, the beach is all encompassing and the views early morning are worth getting up for. Will return to the Dominican Republic, it was great on many levels.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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8 Thank Marc W
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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Researched as always before booking and not disappointed at all. A nice hotel in a great place. Felt special from the minute we got there and after a quick check-in found ourselves in our room which was very nice and had amazing sea views. Exactly what we'd been hoping for, in a nutshell! Staff are on hand all day and the restaurant served some of the freshest, tastiest food we've had in a long time. The beach is a haven of wildlife and kept in it's natural state which is so nice to experience close up. We stopped off in town several times for a cold beer and the locals were very friendly. We have just booked to go back in October for 7 days and hope it will be as good. Scuba diving is the thing in Punta Cana and prices range from $70 to $250 depending on the package you go for.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mason, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Thought this would be a good place to have a break with my wife as she had often mentioned Bavaro beach as being one of the places she wanted to visit. Neither of us were disappointed and thought this hotel was great value and also charming in it's own way. The staff take their time to welcome you and were friendly and the cleaning staff were always on the ball and kept our room spotless. The fact that we could be sitting on the amazing beach within a few steps was the highlight for us and we returned very relaxed from this stunning part of the world.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wiltshire
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed at Whala for ten days of swinging in hammocks and eating well. Our holiday here was one to remember. We felt at home immediately and hated having to pack to go home. The rooms were cleaned daily and the girls were friendly even after seeing the mess my wife leaves. The hotel is a two minute walk to the beach, where the sand is white and the colour of the sea is amazing, we took loads of snaps but they were disappointing and dull compared to when you are there. The staff all seem pleased to be of help and were good with the details. Breakfast at the hotel was more than enough to fill the gap and there was a choice of hot or cold buffet. We didn't venture into the town as we became very lazy and were having too much fun not having to wear shirts and suits. This was one of the easiest holidays to do nothing. Checking flights to Punta Cana as we speak.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We normally go somewhere brash and loud but as we are getting older we just wanted some peace and quiet.
We decided just to take simple phones and no other way of communicating while away. We actually had to talk to each other and it was like old times.
The hotel room and resort is a quiet one and suited us being more basic as we are on that page at the minute. Friendly guys at the hotel and around the town.
Like I said this was a big change for us and it worked well.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brandon, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This girls time away was a long time coming and Punta Cana was stunning. As soon as we got off the plane the vacation started and the palm trees put us in the right mood, think it's the prettiest airport. The hotel reception were friendly, sorting our rooms quickly and giving us the chance to ask about the location. I was expecting plain but on the service side it was more personal, the hotel and Island is a beach haven and just the views for us to kick back and rewind. I will take a mental picture of the sun going down on the amazing beach with sky as far as you can see away with me. Spent some quality time with my best friends and I am very thankful. The world is a very beautiful place.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Eleanor F
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Property: whala!bavaro
Address: El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Punta Cana
#39 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#70 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#73 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — whala!bavaro 3*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in front of the beach, whala!Bavaro is the ideal place to enjoy the summer heat. Bavaro Beach is part of the Dominican Republic most exclusive coast resorts, thanks to its fine white sand bathed by the beautiful Caribbean Sea with crystal clear and emerald tone waters. Located in front of the beach, whala!Bavaro is the ideal place to enjoy the summer heat. The hotel is located in an excellent location that offers a wide variety of sport and leisure activities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel
Hotel Alisios Bavaro Beach

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