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Catalonia Royal Bavaro - Adults Only - All Inclusive

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff at Catalonia was great. Especially Victor at the Curaco Bar. The rooms were not bad. No hot water all week. Lukewarm at the best. We stayed at the adults side and it was quieter and the beach chairs were nicer, but most all of the activities were at the non adults side which is where my wife and I spent most of the time. If you are looking for a cheap getaway then this is your place. If you are expecting great food and shows this isn't your place.

Sea water was dirty, grass and other waste, I think the hotel did not do enough to clean the beach.

The staff was the best part of our stay. They are attentive, friendly, accommodating, fun and always willing to go that5 extra mile to help their guests.

Great staff, wifi friendly, very nice ambiance for adults only.

The hotel is beautiful right off the beach. The staff is friendly and attentive. The maid staff kept our room stocked with beverages and snacks. On my first night the hotel left a courtesy bottle of wine. In addition, while I was there I bought a 750ml bottle of Anejo which the maid staff noticed and left me a courtesy pint size bottle of Anejo my last night. It made me feel so valued as a client. I would recommend Catalonia hotels to all my family and friends as a place to vacation.

Excellent service and cleanliness and food was great. The grounds were beautiful

Upon arrival, my husband and I decided to upgrade to the "Priveledge" room, we walked to the room and noticed the toilet seat was broken, mini fridge was not working, room smell like mold... actual mold was on ceiling witch was poorly covered with paint, and the view from the balcony was horrible. Instead of a lovely garden view it was a view of clumps of shrubs and un-maintenance landscaping. We complained to the manager and asked for a different room. We were given a different room with a better view of the garden and pool area, however, the mini fridge was barely working and the room had a slight smell of mold. Despite of these conditions, we decided to keep the room. We left for the evening and when we came back to the room at 8 p.m.to find out that our key card did not work. We inform this issue twice to the office, they sent three people to fix the issue which took a little over 2 hours to fix. We finally entered our room after 10 p.m. All this within our first day of arrival.

Very happy to be at this hotel,facility was good the staff was wonderful.would recommend this hotel to my friends.

We did the honeymoon suite package which gave us privilege benefits. I will say well worth the extra cost! On of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at. We were waited on hand and foot! The pools are very quit for the most part which makes this a great place to go to relax! The only complaint I had with the resort is they say they have room service 24 hours a day but tried 3 different nights to order some, and the number was a busy signal for 3 hrs straight. Other than that I can't say a bad thing about the experience they provide to there guest. We will be back for sure.

La pasamos genial con mi esposo,hay de todo para hacer,nos atendieron genial,la comida diez puntos, las piletas,el mar,todo!!!!! Se los recomiendo!!!!!!!

Was an awesome honeymoon! Hotel was great, just wish they gave a bit more information as to using the other hotel as well

I expected a little better quality for the adults only all inclusive resort. Our 1st villa had a moist moldy smell. The 2nd day we requested a change and were only moved 2 rooms down and the room had the same smell. Then we finally got moved 4 villas down and didn't have the smell. The food was ok and for dinner a little better. The one restaurant that I really liked was the vegetarian which had a much better quality. Otherwise there was minimal options at most of the other restaurants. The alcholol was worse than house, I wasn't expected top shelf but I couldn't even drink the mixed drinks. The beach and ocean had tons of seaweed which made it not clear water or pleasurable for swimming. I did like the amenities and found the adults and kids side to actually be nicer and better equipped. Overall the staff was very friendly and accommodating but definitely moved on island time. The conceire went above and beyond to help us with transportation. The extras were worth the money... we did a couples massage on the beach which was heavenly. Their was upgraded rooms with private pools and better quality liquor and exclusive bar but for those prices you could stay at a 7 star resort. Most importantly: be careful with the ice, salad and vegetables that may be washed in tap water. I ate a lot of salad and on the last day I got horribly sick with stomach stuff.

Food could have been a bit better but over all okay.

Highly recommend this resort... We loved everything about it. I especially enjoyed the exercise classes.... Yoga, Pilates and surfboard yoga were all so much fun!

Gorgeous , great staff, beach was unreal, complete relaxation....?only complaint was some restaurants not so great.... like the italian place and our ac was a bit clattering..... overall i would totally come back!!!! Great drinks and very friendly staff.

The food is mediocre at best and the rooms are starting to show water damage from all of the rain. We were "upgraded" to a nicer corner room but the smell of dampness in the air was overpowering. Their drainage system is terrible so expect to walk barefoot in puddles of water during and after a storm. Not sure if this was resort specific or typical for all of the Country. Also, be prepared for a timeshare pitch. At this resort, you really do get what you pay for - the price is great but you will not be blown away by their food.

-All inclusive, great deal -Great location -Huge resort, well kept on the adults-only side -Friendly staff, excellent service -Clean room, very spacious. Bathroom was recently renovated so it was very clean. -Access to sister resort and restaurants. No wait for restaurants on the adults-only side. -Many restaurants to choose from as well as bars. -The buffets were sub par, a la carte restaurants were up to par. Formal restaurants were excellent. -Steps to the beach (we came after a hurricane and they did a great job of cleaning up the debris!) -2 pools to choose from on the adults-only side, swim-up bar in the main pool -Lots of activities, BBQs, dinner on the beach, live music -Free snorkeling gear rental and kayak rental -Resort was not too crowded -Room service was fast. The menu was small but a handful of restaurants were walking distance We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and give the resort a 4 out of 5 stars. The staff was very proactive about making sure we were happy and helping us with anything that we needed.

Super helpful and smiling staff, great facilities and maintenance, spacious rooms, good and varied restaurants (as long as you expect an enjoyable and good-looking food, but not a Michelin-star grade dishes...). Keep in mind that the resort is pretty remote, hence there is basically nothing to see/do at a walking distance outside the hotel (although you'd not need any, considering the options within the resort itself...). In case you consider upgrading to one of the "special packages" (e.g., "Honeymoon" etc.)- make sure you are fully aware of what you're paying for, as some of the "upgrades" essentially only reflect some extra activities (e.g., Massage, romantic dinner on the beach etc.), that you might not really be interested in...

The staff was incredible. They alone made the trip excellent.

I went with my wife on September 9-12, 2016 for her birthday, very excellent place to relax with your couple, the Hotel welcome was great and the staff very nice. The type of guest were great, there were no children running around or splashing water from the pool. The drinks and food was ok, and the Restaurants excellent a lot of different type of variety for you to choose from. The room upgrade was wonderful, junior sweet at the Prestige Pearl area. The Hotel is beautiful and very clean. Have the advantage of going to the other Hotel Catalonia Bavaro Beach was great too and go to the night club at night. The staff at the Bar at the night in front of the main pool ANDY excellent bar tender. I recommend this Hotel to every couple for relaxing and have some time for your self's, you meet people from around the world and different cultures. We went to Isla Saonna is beautiful, recommend too. We planning of going back again soon, thank you Catalonia Royal for your attentions and excellent service. See you soon.

Room options

Superior Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Privileged Deluxe Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Privileged Exclusive Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Privileged Honeymoon Junior Suite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Catalonia Royal Bavaro - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Everyone (21) Couples (154) Business (1) Family (6) Friends (12) Other (8)
3

budget friendly

Everyone

The staff at Catalonia was great. Especially Victor at the Curaco Bar. The rooms were not bad. No hot water all week. Lukewarm at the best. We stayed at the adults side and it was quieter and the beach chairs were nicer, but most all of the activities were at the non adults side which is where my wife and I spent most of the time. If you are looking for a cheap getaway then this is your place. If you are expecting great food and shows this isn't your place.

By , from Louisville,KY on Jul 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2017

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us and for your review. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. We will share your comments with the involved department. Thanks for your observations. This is your home and we hope to welcome you back anytime soon. Best regards. General Manager.

3

sea water was dirty, grass and other waste.

Everyone

Sea water was dirty, grass and other waste, I think the hotel did not do enough to clean the beach.

By on Jul 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 10, 2017

Dear Guest, We are sorry that this natural situation didn't let you to enjoy your vacation. We kindly inform you that daily our staff works on cleaning the beach. Best regards.

4

beautiful resort

Everyone

The staff was the best part of our stay. They are attentive, friendly, accommodating, fun and always willing to go that5 extra mile to help their guests.

By , from New Jersey on Jul 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 27, 2017

Dear Guest, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the friendly service of our team. We look forward to welcome you back soon!

4

very nice upgrades since previous stay.

Everyone
Night view of pool

Great staff, wifi friendly, very nice ambiance for adults only.

By , from Bronx, NY on Jul 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2017

Dear Guest, Thanks for your lovely review. This is your home and we look forward to welcome you back anytime soon! Best regards.

5

beautiful hotel next to the beach!

Everyone

The hotel is beautiful right off the beach. The staff is friendly and attentive. The maid staff kept our room stocked with beverages and snacks. On my first night the hotel left a courtesy bottle of wine. In addition, while I was there I bought a 750ml bottle of Anejo which the maid staff noticed and left me a courtesy pint size bottle of Anejo my last night. It made me feel so valued as a client. I would recommend Catalonia hotels to all my family and friends as a place to vacation.

By , from Lansing, IL on Jun 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 5, 2017

Dear guest, Thanks for staying with us and for sharing your experience. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and the friendly service of our team. Thanks for recommending us. Catalonia Royal is your home and we look forward to welcome you back anytime. Best regards, General Manager

5

great hotel

Everyone

Excellent service and cleanliness and food was great. The grounds were beautiful

By on May 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 2, 2017

Thanks for your kind comment. Best regards, General Manager

1

very disapointed.

NO ONE

Upon arrival, my husband and I decided to upgrade to the "Priveledge" room, we walked to the room and noticed the toilet seat was broken, mini fridge was not working, room smell like mold... actual mold was on ceiling witch was poorly covered with paint, and the view from the balcony was horrible. Instead of a lovely garden view it was a view of clumps of shrubs and un-maintenance landscaping. We complained to the manager and asked for a different room. We were given a different room with a better view of the garden and pool area, however, the mini fridge was barely working and the room had a slight smell of mold. Despite of these conditions, we decided to keep the room. We left for the evening and when we came back to the room at 8 p.m.to find out that our key card did not work. We inform this issue twice to the office, they sent three people to fix the issue which took a little over 2 hours to fix. We finally entered our room after 10 p.m. All this within our first day of arrival.

By on Apr 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2017

Dear guest, Thanks for your review. We deeply apologize for the situations you faced during your vacations with us. We have sent your report to the involved department to prevent similar situations in the future. We are sad that we couldn’t meet your expectations. Please feel free to contact us in the future and hopefully we will have you back for us to deliver a great service. Best regards,

4

great hotel,we were very close to the beach.

Everyone

Very happy to be at this hotel,facility was good the staff was wonderful.would recommend this hotel to my friends.

By , from atlanta ga. on Apr 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2017

Dear guest, Thank for your lovely review. We are happy that overall you enjoyed our facilities and friendly service of our team. Thanks for recommending us. This is your home and we look forward to welcome you back anytime. Best regards, General Manager

5

went for our honeymoon

Everyone
Main pool View from our room Main pool at night

We did the honeymoon suite package which gave us privilege benefits. I will say well worth the extra cost! On of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at. We were waited on hand and foot! The pools are very quit for the most part which makes this a great place to go to relax! The only complaint I had with the resort is they say they have room service 24 hours a day but tried 3 different nights to order some, and the number was a busy signal for 3 hrs straight. Other than that I can't say a bad thing about the experience they provide to there guest. We will be back for sure.

By , from Fort Worth TX on Apr 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2017

Dear guest, Thanks for staying with us and for your review. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. We strive to deliver a great service to all of our guests and we can confirm you that the situation you faced with the room service is not our standard in any way. We have shared your comments to the involved department to pervert further situations in this matter. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you anytime. Best regards, General Manager

5
Couples

Was an awesome honeymoon! Hotel was great, just wish they gave a bit more information as to using the other hotel as well

By on Mar 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2017

Dear guest, Thanks for celebrating your honeymoon with us and for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for your observations about the information of the shared property. This is your hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Best regards, General Manager