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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed 3 nights at Whala Bavaro and the place was terrible. Poor food, awful rooms and ants. I was given a second room after 1st room was unbearable, terrible odor and the view was a wall 5 feet from balcony. I had paid for a superior room. 2nd room was better, but odd odor from the bathroom. The entire...

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Estelle L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at whala!bavaro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your time on this review. We apologise if our hotel didn't live up to your expectations. At whala!bavaro we read all comments as they help us to improve day by day. On the other side, we are glad that you liked our staff and you enjoyed the dance lessons at the beach bar. Again, thanks for...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently returned from a weekend in Punta Cana, and stayed at the Whala resort for four nights. Let me mention that the hotel is very big, bigger than it looks in pictures, it has multiple pools, a long stretch of beach, gym, bars, and more, its a big big space. The beach is clean and quiet and calm, easy and...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay it was our first time to The Dominican Republic and have to say what a lovely place. We stayed at the Whala Bavaro (all inclusive) near Punta Cana. The hotel has 3 pools, all nice to swim in. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food was okay but could have been better. We did have a problem in...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt we lucked out as soon as we arrived and were shown our room, we were placed on the second floor, and were not aware we'd be getting a terrace with a pool view, we ended up having a cocktail among the two of us at nights before going out and enjoying the terrace again when we returned at...

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welland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small intimate resort. We had a superior room, large, but sparse on furniture. Room was very clean and well maintained. Large balcony with table and chairs. Food was basic, we always had choices. Short half a block to beach. As advertised, this resort does not have nitely entertainment. Nor is there activities at the pools. The pool bar does...

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here from 01/23/2016 for 11 nights and loved every minute of it. Yes we did have a lot of trouble with wiFi but at the end it was fixed. Class breakfast and lot of fresh fruit and good location as near some of the local restaurants and cafes. Ask the front desk staff for best places to party and...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 (2 adults, one 19-yr old son and 2 teenage daughters) stayed here for an inaugural Christmas vacation. We do not travel much, so our research was done via price packages. We booked through Sunwing Vacation. Our criteria was to be near the beach, to have pool on site and to be all-inclusive. For the most part,...

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Key West, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I took a girls weekend trip for out friends bachelorette in the summer, and I can honestly say this is a hotel for all types of travelers, and its very big, there were families with kids, romantic couples, older people, and another group like ours but smaller, everyone respected each others privacy, it was not loud at...

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 19 January 2017

If youre looking for a 5 star resort with a million things to do then this is obviously not it, if youre like us, and just care about being in the tropical weather, clean room, good service and food, and fair value then I can recommend staying at the Whala hotel. My boyfriend and I were there in November during...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2017

There are a lot of different reviews for hotel. If you are not a flexible easy to please traveler this hotel is not for you. For the best experience I would suggest staying in the upper level 2 room suites which are located in quieter area of the complex with their own big pool. This is a 3 star hotel...

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about whala!bavaro

Address: El Cortecito | Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: RM277 - RM727 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — whala!bavaro 3*
Number of rooms: 157
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Also Known As:
Alisios Bavaro Beach Hotel
Hotel Alisios Bavaro Beach
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Punta Cana
#39 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#62 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#65 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Superior rooms were in corner of building, so larger. Mini suites located in quiet area with quiet pool.”
 of 5 bubbles trivial60, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms by the last pool are nice”
 of 5 bubbles Leena113, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all crappy. sewage or mold smell. Transat hasn't got a clue”
 of 5 bubbles CanadaMichele, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upgrades to superior rooms are worth it, just make sure they give them to you!”
 of 5 bubbles tharcour, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Reserve a suit. It's much more private and larger than the queen and regular rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles srussianovcharka, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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