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IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

AC wasn't working for 3 days after reporting it and no one came to check or fix it

The staff are rude, food is nasty, no variety, old food. My husband get poison by a good are in the buffet. Flies everywhere in food, not hygiene at all.

It was nice but the staff should inform you at first what and where are the daily activities. We were not well informed so we didnt get a chance to do the beach aerobics because we werent informed. The shower flooded in the bathroom , they were stingy with the towels, The staff was friendly, the shows were nice, the beach is nice, there was a lot of security.

My family enjoyed the vacations, they was very happy and they said an inolvidable experience.

I don't like the everything. I don't again this resort

My family and I had a terrible experience with this resort. It started at check-in, waited an hour to get checked-in, they finally assigned a room with a very bad smell of cigarettes which am allergic to. Had to walk back to the front desk with my belongings to ask for a different room, they didn't have anything available, had to wait another hour for an available room. The food was also terrible with not many choices except for the main buffet. We made reservations for the Italian restaurant for my sisters birthday and her engagement and that was even worst, we couldn't finish the food. Saturday we spent the day out on a excursion. On Sunday I had my dad drive from Santo Domingo to our resort just so that we can see him and the manager informed us that we couldn't have guests and that he was trespassing, of course we were taken back by this and the way he was communicating with us, that's when the client services employee came to the front and began cursing at my sister. Security had to remove him, that's when another employee pulled me to the side and said if I gave him $100 he would allow my father to come in, I guess he was trying to get money from me. we ended up going to a public beach to spend some time with him. The behavior and the unprofessional-ism was unacceptable. I will never visit this resort again or recommend to anyone.

My entire experience here was dreadful the entire time. The food was inedible, low quality ingredients, stale food left and right, and an unhelpful staff thag seemed rather bothered by anything you asked them. Specially the bartending staff. The check in process was unorganized, and disfunctional. It took about 45 minutes for them to just give me a wristband and the key and map to my hotel room. There were no fans available for outdoor spaces, and c'mom, it the DR. It's always hot. I will be writing a more in depth review on google and Yelp, not for negativity but with the hopes that the managements takes notice as no one was really willing to do anything for you and it seemed to be a huge inconvenience when it was done.

Had such a great time! Fell so at home there and the staff was so friendly and accommodating. I will be returning.

The hotel rooms and facilities were nice with a lot to keep everyone busy at every age. However, the food is terrible. While there is lots of food, none of it is fine dining. You will want to eat out eveynight. So, we had fun but we probably lost weight as the food was so bad.

The location is great,The rooms were clean and had everything you needed But for the cost they were great value!

I went to punta Cana with my family and some friends. The staff at the Ifa was very attentive and friendly. One of our friends got there a day after we did. The staff allowed her to enjoy all the aminities at the hotel while she was waiting for her room. After we checked out. We were told to keep the bracelet so we could eat lunch before living. They hold our luggage until it was time for us to leave.

The hotel was great everything!! i have nothing to complain about beautiful place for a vacation.

Best experience ever!!! Can't wait to go back!!! Everyone was so welcoming, I made friends with the employees that same day I arrived. The dinner reservations were canceled due to a wedding,,but once we spoke to the manager we go on the lis that same night to eat dinner!!! Loved it!!!

At first not what I had expected but after a while it grew on me

This hotel and their staff are amazing!! Excellent service, the food are awesome and wonderfull place to stay, we are goin to comeback Thank you!!!

This resort catered more to families with young children. The staff was not helpful and often ignored you if you did not speak spanish. We truly wish we had done more investigation and research before booking. Our mistake.

Great experience. Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to have a fun and relaxing time.

The hotel was was much better then expected. I thought it was just going to be OK since it was one of the cheapest hotels for an all inclusive, but it felt far from it. Resort it beautifully landscaped, great pools and beautiful beach. The food at the restaurants are just OK, but plenty of selection to choose from. Would recommend it, unless you only care about eating during the trip, then maybe not the hotel for you.

great place for a budget friendly vacation. Food so-so. Beach clean pool nice, rooms okay. Overall, good value...

The resort was beautiful & very well kept. We were so relaxed & content at the resort we only ventured out one day for an excursion. Overall we were VERY happy with the resort & enjoyed our stay. The "only" complaint my friend & I had was that the staff at each & every bar on the resort was not friendly. They rarely made eye contact & when they did, they didn't smile or care to try to communicate with us - or anyone else we saw them wait on. Other than that, we give the resort a thumbs up!

Playas De Bavaro No 7 Punta Cana La Altagracia

Located in Bavaro, IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Palma Real Shopping Village and Dolphin Island. This 652-room, 3.5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a full-service spa. Also nearby are Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Manati Park Bavaro.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Get your fill of regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Colibri, one of 7 onsite restaurants, or enjoy the ocean views at Las Velas. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive's 652 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find WiFi and 27-inch plasma TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water and phones are also standard.


Property features

IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a nightclub, a children's pool, and a fitness center.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 2 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Promo

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive

Everyone (8) Couples (41) Family (33) Friends (20) Other (9)
2

a.c wasn't working

Everyone

AC wasn't working for 3 days after reporting it and no one came to check or fix it

By , from Miami fl on Apr 20, 2017

1

horrible experience

Everyone

The staff are rude, food is nasty, no variety, old food. My husband get poison by a good are in the buffet. Flies everywhere in food, not hygiene at all.

By on Apr 12, 2017

3
Everyone

It was nice but the staff should inform you at first what and where are the daily activities. We were not well informed so we didnt get a chance to do the beach aerobics because we werent informed. The shower flooded in the bathroom , they were stingy with the towels, The staff was friendly, the shows were nice, the beach is nice, there was a lot of security.

By on Feb 8, 2017

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5

very nice hotel, all staff friendly.

Everyone

My family enjoyed the vacations, they was very happy and they said an inolvidable experience.

By on Jan 11, 2017

2

four food sucks. unfriendly service. dirty pool

Everyone

I don't like the everything. I don't again this resort

By , from new york on Aug 4, 2016

1

horrible customer service

Everyone

My family and I had a terrible experience with this resort. It started at check-in, waited an hour to get checked-in, they finally assigned a room with a very bad smell of cigarettes which am allergic to. Had to walk back to the front desk with my belongings to ask for a different room, they didn't have anything available, had to wait another hour for an available room. The food was also terrible with not many choices except for the main buffet. We made reservations for the Italian restaurant for my sisters birthday and her engagement and that was even worst, we couldn't finish the food. Saturday we spent the day out on a excursion. On Sunday I had my dad drive from Santo Domingo to our resort just so that we can see him and the manager informed us that we couldn't have guests and that he was trespassing, of course we were taken back by this and the way he was communicating with us, that's when the client services employee came to the front and began cursing at my sister. Security had to remove him, that's when another employee pulled me to the side and said if I gave him $100 he would allow my father to come in, I guess he was trying to get money from me. we ended up going to a public beach to spend some time with him. The behavior and the unprofessional-ism was unacceptable. I will never visit this resort again or recommend to anyone.

By on Jul 19, 2016

1

a special place in hell

Everyone

My entire experience here was dreadful the entire time. The food was inedible, low quality ingredients, stale food left and right, and an unhelpful staff thag seemed rather bothered by anything you asked them. Specially the bartending staff. The check in process was unorganized, and disfunctional. It took about 45 minutes for them to just give me a wristband and the key and map to my hotel room. There were no fans available for outdoor spaces, and c'mom, it the DR. It's always hot. I will be writing a more in depth review on google and Yelp, not for negativity but with the hopes that the managements takes notice as no one was really willing to do anything for you and it seemed to be a huge inconvenience when it was done.

By on May 28, 2016

5

great time!

Everyone

Had such a great time! Fell so at home there and the staff was so friendly and accommodating. I will be returning.

By on May 8, 2016

3

fun family trip

Families

The hotel rooms and facilities were nice with a lot to keep everyone busy at every age. However, the food is terrible. While there is lots of food, none of it is fine dining. You will want to eat out eveynight. So, we had fun but we probably lost weight as the food was so bad.

By on Jan 5, 2016

5

awesome family trip!!!!

Families

The location is great,The rooms were clean and had everything you needed But for the cost they were great value!

By on Jul 30, 2015