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Catalonia Royal Bavaro - Adults Only - All Inclusive

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very quiet and low-key, but there are better options. Some friends went here for their honeymoon and I personally thought I’d rather go somewhere more remarkable for mine. The grounds were kinda boring. Food was horrible. For this price-point, I had expected something akin to what you get at Applebee’s, but this was Applebee’s if it got left out in the rain. Japanese “teppenyaki” restaurant served dog food grade level meat. “Sushi” was fake tuna and fake salmon. All food everywhere was served at room temperature. Meat always rubbery and overdone. No carbonation for sodas or fizzy cocktails. No cold beer anywhere on grounds. All-inclusive includes mini-bar, which is stocked with unchilled beers and sodas. We thought we had broken it, since it never got cold. Called the front desk and they explained that the refrigerator was not meant to refrigerate things, but to store them to keep them out of your way. They did have some fun activities in the pool, such as bingo and aqua spinning. There were other fun activities, such as a paella cookout on the beach, rum tasting, etc. that were not advertised at all and we were disappointed to have missed. The family-friendly side also has all kinds of activities, but we weren’t given a schedule for these and had to track them down on our own.

Where the hotel was pretty it was under construction. Every day our room smelled of paint even though it was happening 2 doors down. The food was okay but limited selections. Ate most meals at the resort next door. Staff was not always pleasant. They also are really pushy about having you attend a welcome breakfast or lunch so they can push their member services which provides you better rooms and rates. Was approached 3-4 times and they all asked us the same questions, if you’re on your honeymoon or want to get married there etc. when you just want to relax being harassed like this after you nicely say no starts to ware on you. We starts avoiding parts of the resort to not be asked again.

Hotel check in was very quick and easy. Front desk staff was friendly. Hotel overall is very nice, cute quaint little spots and an amazing beach. Rooms could use some updating, took a long time to get our bags upon check in and wait and service staff somewhat slow. Santa was awesome. Went in a group and the adult side was a little boring, but we were able to use the family side and had a great time.

Very nice people , friendly , good and quick service, very clean . I recommend people to go on vacation very pleasant place to relax.

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.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Catalonia Caribe Golf Club, Catalonia Royal Bavaro - Adults Only - All Inclusive is within a mile (2 km) of Dolphin Explorer. This 255-room, 4.5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a golf course. Bavaro Lagoon is also 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from the resort, which is on the waterfront.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Get your fill of Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at THALASSA, one of 6 onsite restaurants, or enjoy the pool views at CATA TAPA. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, get a quick pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

The 255 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies and afford space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free minibar items, coffee makers, and free bottled water are also standard.


Property features

Catalonia Royal Bavaro - Adults Only - All Inclusive features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this adults-only resort include 2 outdoor pools, a casino, and a nightclub.

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

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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

Everyone (25) Couples (154) Business (1) Family (6) Friends (12) Other (8)
3

average

Everyone

Very quiet and low-key, but there are better options. Some friends went here for their honeymoon and I personally thought I’d rather go somewhere more remarkable for mine. The grounds were kinda boring. Food was horrible. For this price-point, I had expected something akin to what you get at Applebee’s, but this was Applebee’s if it got left out in the rain. Japanese “teppenyaki” restaurant served dog food grade level meat. “Sushi” was fake tuna and fake salmon. All food everywhere was served at room temperature. Meat always rubbery and overdone. No carbonation for sodas or fizzy cocktails. No cold beer anywhere on grounds. All-inclusive includes mini-bar, which is stocked with unchilled beers and sodas. We thought we had broken it, since it never got cold. Called the front desk and they explained that the refrigerator was not meant to refrigerate things, but to store them to keep them out of your way. They did have some fun activities in the pool, such as bingo and aqua spinning. There were other fun activities, such as a paella cookout on the beach, rum tasting, etc. that were not advertised at all and we were disappointed to have missed. The family-friendly side also has all kinds of activities, but we weren’t given a schedule for these and had to track them down on our own.

By , from USA on Oct 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2017

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us and for your review. We strive to deliver a great service to our guests and this do not represent our standards in any way for that reason we have sent your comments with the involved department to prevent this situation in the future. Thanks for your observations. This is your home and we hope to welcome you back anytime to enjoy the improvements. Best regards. General Manager.

3
Everyone

Where the hotel was pretty it was under construction. Every day our room smelled of paint even though it was happening 2 doors down. The food was okay but limited selections. Ate most meals at the resort next door. Staff was not always pleasant. They also are really pushy about having you attend a welcome breakfast or lunch so they can push their member services which provides you better rooms and rates. Was approached 3-4 times and they all asked us the same questions, if you’re on your honeymoon or want to get married there etc. when you just want to relax being harassed like this after you nicely say no starts to ware on you. We starts avoiding parts of the resort to not be asked again.

By on Oct 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 23, 2017

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us and for your review. We strive to deliver a great service to our guests and this doesn't not represent our standards in any way for that reason we have sent your comments with the involved department to prevent this situation in the future. Thanks for your observations. This is your home and we hope to welcome you back anytime to enjoy the improvements. Best regards. General Manager.

4

nice hotel-

Everyone

Hotel check in was very quick and easy. Front desk staff was friendly. Hotel overall is very nice, cute quaint little spots and an amazing beach. Rooms could use some updating, took a long time to get our bags upon check in and wait and service staff somewhat slow. Santa was awesome. Went in a group and the adult side was a little boring, but we were able to use the family side and had a great time.

By , from Sioux Falls, SD on Oct 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 21, 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.

5

nice hotel comfortable

Everyone

Very nice people , friendly , good and quick service, very clean . I recommend people to go on vacation very pleasant place to relax.

By , from Portland , OR on Oct 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 21, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are glad to know that you had a great stay with us and that you enjoyed our friendly service. This is your home and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards. General Manager.

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