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Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

7 days and the mini bar was always warm, they dont change the sheets they just make the bed, getting beach towels took us 3 days and the staff was rude and didnt care. the manager basically just says yes and there is nothing i can do when it is to resolve anything, laundry service was difficult and hard to get our clothes back, we only asked for ice 1 time because the phone lines just rang and rang or we would get bounced around and it would take forever

They need more staff to work. Lines to a buffet is a 15 min because tables are not being cleaned right away. Cleaning of the pool with Clorox while people were in the pool. Need to take trailers around the resort It's too big to walk around If it rains you have no place to hide

Clean and warm hotel. Well kept and maintain.Excellent food, great cocktails, a lot of day and night events to enjoy our vacation. The personnel working day to day providing hot food, cold drinks and different activities are the ones that made the difference. Personnel is awesome...

My husband and I had a great experience at the resort. Food was amazing!

I stayed with family and we all had a blast. The rooms are clean and spacious, the property is very well maintained, the food is good, and lots to keep enterntained

Just had a nice stay, staff very friendly. The facilities are pleasant and well-maintained, very user-friendly. The main buffet restaurants and snack areas were fine if a little boring after a few days. All in all a very good value for the money. Kids waterpark was good fun and the main pool atmosphere was enjoyable if not always perfectly clean with so many people. Definitely worth the money paid, would do it again for sure

Proximity to beach, nice spread of food, courteous staff and evening events

We enjoyed this resort very much. We went up and down the shorelines to riu and iberostar and Grand Bahia's beaches were far superior. The groundskeepers keep this resort and beach spotless. The food is fantastic and the drinks are as well. This resort is like a small town, there is no reason to leave because there is so much going on all day and night long. This resort is a little hard to navigate at first but the staff is very helpful in guiding you. Highly recommended. Just be sure to buy and print your tourist card ($10) ahead of time online before getting there. We waited well over an hour at the airport.

We stayed at this resort for a week in March, 2017. Overall, the trip was decent, but few things will prevent me from ever coming back... Pros: 1) the cleanest beach around 2) immaculate lawn care & well kept grounds/room. Cons: 1) it is NOT an All-Inclusive resort. Resort is advertised as offering 9 restaurants...However, you can only choose 3 restaurants - i.e. you can only have THREE a la carte meals per stay period! The rest of the time you get to eat at the buffet that offers pretty much the same food every day (decent enough to fill your belly, but don't expect to enjoy it)... 2) I was aware of the stealing issues this resort has based on the multiple reviews I've read before travel, so I was extra careful (paid for safe). Once we were passing by the lobby and had our beach stuff with us, so we left it on one of the chairs in the lobby and went in to have lunch...Half an hour later our stuff was gone. More disappointing was staff's response to the incident. I was told there are cameras in the lobby... I came back to guest services 5 times inquiring if they checked the cameras and each time the agent took my room # and promised to get back to me...One agent asked me when the incident happened and when I said "yesterday" his response was "oh it hasn't been 72 hrs - come back in 2 days" DISGUSTING! 3) Service at buffet leaves much to be desired... you have to ask the server to bring you coffee/water and almost every time we'd be done eating before they do that...

Over all service and employee dedication to us CUSTOMER is poor. Employees are rude, the facility looks good but service is bad. Only two towels for room, same food everyday, not enough chairs for the all , very crowded and not enough employees. During the time spend on the beach, a very annoying individual always swiping sands of the chairs, even though we are laying there. Very uncomfortable. I will not recommend this hotel to any body that I care for.

The rooms need a bit of improvements and updates specially the bathrooms, The Carib Ian restaurant needs an overoll update specially the floors all the tables while eatting rock back and forth The food on the buffets close to the beach was always cold, I u der stand they are close to the water but it should take the necessary measures to improve the problem the orbitz representative at the hotel was very rude and should not be there to help customers and represent orbitz

all good. We only got to the buffet -- apparently you can go to up to three of the service restaurants without extra charge but we didn't learn that til too late to make reservations. Not much English among staff so a few things hard to figure out.

I went for a relaxing week away from work and did just that did not visit pool nor beach but was told that it was good its a nice place to relax and have fun. Hotel staff was generally friendly and support services good but like most poor countries you get the odd ones trying to pry out an extra dollar from your pocket like the taxi drivers and so. I am from the Caribbean and found that my diet was not catered for no pepper sauce and spicy food would be a nice addition to the menu if they are to attract visitors like me but it was generally good.

Coming in to the hotel was very nice expect when trying to ask for service, smokers are allowed to smoke everywhere, even in dinning places. Not enough activities for everyone. Room service never answered their service line in the 6 days I stayed. Stocking up the room & clean towels were only done once during my stay. I have been to DR 4 times & this was the worst service hotel experience I've had.

It was wonderfull experience, so beautiful hotel, so friendly staff, so good food and we enjoyed every day to stay here!

Starting with check in, got in from airport and check in was held back for more than an hour. Couldn't make reservations for any of the restaurants because they were booked for up to a week. Grounds look run down and room was in need of new comforters and some bleach. Pool closed one day at 5:30 and staff could do better with their customer service skills.

Beach is gorgeous, swimming pools are great, rooms are comfortable, you can walk to the beach or use "transportation" which is working perfect... There is plenty of food, lots of variety, but it's cafeteria level

Great time! We would travel there again. The hotel was great along with the staff.

This was an amazing resort! Huge, Clean, and beautifully landscaped. Rooms were immaculate! Staff was friendly and helpful and they work very hard. They go to great lengths to keep the place up, and you can tell because you see them scrubbing pool decks every night, and even washing down trash cans daily. Drinks were plentiful and so was the food. The food was good, but not what we were used to in the states, so it was hard to adjust and get overly full. The Sante Fe restaurant was our favorite and it was delicious! I wish we had ate there every night. You do need to make your dinner reservations for each night for the restaurants, but if you don't there are plenty of buffets and snack places to grab something! I recommend arranging your transportation from the airport, we got off the plane and through customs and had people waiting to assist us and get us to the right place. Take plenty of money for tips, these people work hard! They will accept USD or Pesos. The beach and the water were amazing, weather was perfect! A great trip and one I would take again. Thank you Grand Bahia for your courtesy and hard work!

Stayed here for a nice romantic honeymoon. Overall we had a great time at the hotel. The room could have been maintained a bit better by the staff and the air conditioning system did not seem to keep the room cool, otherwise it was very comfortable and spacious. The restaurants and food was great. We also loved the grounds and property overall, which was immaculately clean and beautiful. Beach was a bit rough but the pool was nice. We really enjoyed our stay and do plan to return!!!

Room options

Junior Suite (Superior)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite Superior

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite (Superior)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite Superior

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive

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3
Everyone

7 days and the mini bar was always warm, they dont change the sheets they just make the bed, getting beach towels took us 3 days and the staff was rude and didnt care. the manager basically just says yes and there is nothing i can do when it is to resolve anything, laundry service was difficult and hard to get our clothes back, we only asked for ice 1 time because the phone lines just rang and rang or we would get bounced around and it would take forever

By , from massachusetts on Sep 1, 2017

1

dirty beaches nasty staff dirty pools

Everyone

They need more staff to work. Lines to a buffet is a 15 min because tables are not being cleaned right away. Cleaning of the pool with Clorox while people were in the pool. Need to take trailers around the resort It's too big to walk around If it rains you have no place to hide

By on Jul 22, 2017

4

vacations 2017

Everyone

Clean and warm hotel. Well kept and maintain.Excellent food, great cocktails, a lot of day and night events to enjoy our vacation. The personnel working day to day providing hot food, cold drinks and different activities are the ones that made the difference. Personnel is awesome...

By , from Miami Fl on Jul 17, 2017

5
Everyone

My husband and I had a great experience at the resort. Food was amazing!

By on Jul 13, 2017

5

family trip

Everyone

I stayed with family and we all had a blast. The rooms are clean and spacious, the property is very well maintained, the food is good, and lots to keep enterntained

By , from FL on Jul 5, 2017

4

fun dominican republic

Everyone

Just had a nice stay, staff very friendly. The facilities are pleasant and well-maintained, very user-friendly. The main buffet restaurants and snack areas were fine if a little boring after a few days. All in all a very good value for the money. Kids waterpark was good fun and the main pool atmosphere was enjoyable if not always perfectly clean with so many people. Definitely worth the money paid, would do it again for sure

By , from P., Santiago, Chile on Jun 11, 2017

4

must stay property

Everyone

Proximity to beach, nice spread of food, courteous staff and evening events

By , from NEW YORK on May 15, 2017

5

beautiful beaches, so much to do

Everyone

We enjoyed this resort very much. We went up and down the shorelines to riu and iberostar and Grand Bahia's beaches were far superior. The groundskeepers keep this resort and beach spotless. The food is fantastic and the drinks are as well. This resort is like a small town, there is no reason to leave because there is so much going on all day and night long. This resort is a little hard to navigate at first but the staff is very helpful in guiding you. Highly recommended. Just be sure to buy and print your tourist card ($10) ahead of time online before getting there. We waited well over an hour at the airport.

By , from Long Island, NY on Apr 15, 2017

3

all inclusive it's not. will not be coming back

Everyone

We stayed at this resort for a week in March, 2017. Overall, the trip was decent, but few things will prevent me from ever coming back... Pros: 1) the cleanest beach around 2) immaculate lawn care & well kept grounds/room. Cons: 1) it is NOT an All-Inclusive resort. Resort is advertised as offering 9 restaurants...However, you can only choose 3 restaurants - i.e. you can only have THREE a la carte meals per stay period! The rest of the time you get to eat at the buffet that offers pretty much the same food every day (decent enough to fill your belly, but don't expect to enjoy it)... 2) I was aware of the stealing issues this resort has based on the multiple reviews I've read before travel, so I was extra careful (paid for safe). Once we were passing by the lobby and had our beach stuff with us, so we left it on one of the chairs in the lobby and went in to have lunch...Half an hour later our stuff was gone. More disappointing was staff's response to the incident. I was told there are cameras in the lobby... I came back to guest services 5 times inquiring if they checked the cameras and each time the agent took my room # and promised to get back to me...One agent asked me when the incident happened and when I said "yesterday" his response was "oh it hasn't been 72 hrs - come back in 2 days" DISGUSTING! 3) Service at buffet leaves much to be desired... you have to ask the server to bring you coffee/water and almost every time we'd be done eating before they do that...

By , from New York on Mar 31, 2017

2

bad experience

Everyone

Over all service and employee dedication to us CUSTOMER is poor. Employees are rude, the facility looks good but service is bad. Only two towels for room, same food everyday, not enough chairs for the all , very crowded and not enough employees. During the time spend on the beach, a very annoying individual always swiping sands of the chairs, even though we are laying there. Very uncomfortable. I will not recommend this hotel to any body that I care for.

By on Feb 22, 2017