4.5
Very Good 11023 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

Located in La Altagracia (Bavaro), Iberostar Bávaro Suites – All Inclusive is convenient to White Sands Golf Course and Iberostar Golf Course. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Punta Blanca Golf Course.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 598 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. When the sun is out, a round of golf or a day at the private beach are two great options for taking advantage of the fine weather. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 6 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 4 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Planning an event in La Altagracia? This resort has 3700 square feet (333 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Iberostar Bávaro Suites – All Inclusive
Carretera Arena Gorda - Playa Bavaro
Punta Cana, 23000 Dominican Republic

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 11023 Reviews
Thank goodness for the Yoga, Gym and Spa
Reviewed 7 hours ago

I'm not a sit around on the beach kind of guy and since you're basically on a cruise ship here (stuck on the property w/ very limited excursions....for all intents and purposes a cruise ship). The gym and spa facilities are just great. The wife and I did some boot camp and stretching classes but best of all were the yoga classes.
Samantha especially is a highly qualified instructor and these classes really gave me something to look forward to and to do. Anyone w/ a regular yoga practice knows how much you miss it when away from home and Samantha really saved the trip. The gym is well equipped and the boot camp instructors are knowledgeable, thorough and run a tough camp. The spa was equally nice w/ sauna and steam room and we did a couples massage. Very nice.
So, if you're not a sit around type, try out the gym, yoga at the beach, the spa. I highly recommend them.

Showing it's age, a bit disappointed :(
Reviewed 14 hours ago

Got back yesterday from a 10 day stay at Iberostar Bavaro Suites, group of 4 couples. Overall a great holiday because of weather and beach. Our first time there was last year and it was marvellous, this year will probably be our last time.

Pros - check in went very smoothly, rooms were ready on arrival, impressive as it was Ontario March break..
The beach is beautiful at the Iberostar, more beach area to the ocean compared to other resorts.
Our concierge, Nelson, was very helpful and pleasant. They need to notch down the push for timeshare presentations though. Once you've said no thank you twice, that should be enough.
The food was good, no real complaints there.
Grounds are well maintained and because it's an older resort the vegetation is mature and lush. A very tropical feel!!
The animation staff is very friendly and hard working. Bravo!
A very special thank you to Morellis (not sure is this is proper spelling of her name), a server in the evening at the show area. Incredible service, very friendly and professional. Always a smile and quick service. She was AMAZING! If all the staff was like her the ratings would improve!! Thank you Morellis!!
They had a beach party one night which was probably the highlight of our trip! You should have more of these! It was so much fun and it's wonderful to dance on the beach at night.
Cons:
Rooms are definitely showing age, our patio door was difficult to lock and flimsy. Mini-bar was almost never restocked, we constantly had to phone for bottled water. My husband was sick for a couple of days and we really needed water. No one answered the front desk, I had to walk down and complain. Every day after that we had to almost hunt down the water truck to get a few bottles of water.
Our first few days we'd get back from the beach at 4:30 and our rooms still hadn't been cleaned. I had to again go to the front desk and ask for an earlier cleaning, before 3:00. The problem was rectified at that point.
Every night we'd come back from dinner/show and our room smelled badly of mold and sewage. It never really improved.
A couple travelling with us had cockroaches in their bathroom. Completely unacceptable and the main reason my rating has gone from a 4.5 to a 3.5. Even though I didn't see any in my room, I never slept peacefully knowing the room below us had cockroaches.... :(
The rooms need a serious overhaul if they are to get return guests. It doesn't feel like a 4 star resort when everything is chipped or falling off walls.
There were 2 groups of "spring breakers" while we were there. Is Iberostar now catering to this? If they accept these groups they should insist on more chaperones. They tend to take over and make it unpleasant for other guests.

Great trip...read review for reason for 3 starts
Reviewed 2 days ago

We just returned last night from the Iberostar Bavaro. The travelers included myself, my husband, our college daughter and her college girl friend. We had a great time. Everyone we met, with the exception of the towel guy, was very friendly. Of course, some more than others. Most of the staff spoke some English with the exception of housekeeping. The reason for the 3 star review instead of 5 is the rooms mainly. They need updated. I will touch on that more later in the review. I was told they will be shut down August through November for a remodel. They are doing the best they can to get by for now. If you have a reservation booked before August and are expecting 5 star accommodations you may want to switch resorts. Our room did NOT define the wonderful time we had on our trip. I only wanted to point it out for those of you who are expecting a 5 star resort.
The resort itself it very well maintained. There are workers night and day around the resort. Upon arrival we checked in to our two rooms. Everything went smoothly and quickly. It would have been a nice touch to greet us as we arrived with an adult beverage. However, we were given a non-alcoholic drink at the end of check in. This is a minor detail only mentioning as a suggestion to hotel management. It again, did NOT define out trip. We were then introduced to our concierge to make our dinner reservations. Ours was Nolvis. He was very nice. If you are not interested in a time share keep them on track and let them know your intention is only to make dinner reservations. I had made dinner reservations for the first two nights prior to our arrival via email with the hotel. We made 3 more with the concierge. Thursday night at the buffet was traditional Dominican dinner so he suggested we not make a reservation for that night. I told him which restaurants we wanted to eat at with his suggestions and we moved on. The golf cart took us with our luggage to our rooms. We had a great location for us. Closer to the beach but not too far from the lobby. The rooms are decent size. Each room has a very nice patio area which we enjoyed each morning and evening. The bathroom is SMALL and in need of a lot of work. But it functioned well enough for us. The bathroom did NOT define our trip. I keep saying that because we made the most of our trip. We defined our trip. We had a great time. It was the first time out of the country for the two girls. I was glad they were with us for that. We kept an eye on them but they did go to the disco next door at the Dominican a few nights and had a great time. The beach, was amazing. We are beach people and spent every day there. Our server the first 3 days was great. He came by frequently to take drink orders. We had a different server the last half of the trip and he didn't come by as often so we had to go to the pool bar and get our drinks a few times. However, when he did, he was super friendly. I did not enjoy the drinks as much at this resort as we have at others. There wasn't a lot of variety and they are pretty weak. That is one thing I think they could improve. We traveled to Cabo San Lucas last year and stayed in a Riu Palace and the drinks there were delicious. And they always used fresh fruit. If it isn't a lime,and they were stingy with those too, they don't use any fresh fruit at the Iberostar. The lobby bar did have bananas so we went up there the last few days to get our drinks and request they add bananas. It was also a little tricky to order drinks as they didn't exactly understand what we wanted. And they don't offer a wide variety. The food was good enough for us. It is plentiful for sure. My daughter and myself are very picky eaters and we both found plenty to eat. It's isn't 5 star dining. If that is what you are looking for, please be warned. We however, enjoyed all our meals. We all gained more than a few pounds. We did an excursion which we booked with our Amstar rep. I would suggest you only book with the vendors in the resort. There were vendors in the resort twice during the week with booths set up selling souvenirs. Negotiate with them. Pay about 40% or less of what they are asking. We found all of the vendors, including the beach vendors, to be a bit more pushy than in other countries. However, we never felt unsafe. They all want you to come into their shop or look at there merchandise. Just say no and keep walking if you aren't interested. Don't buy anything the first day you arrive. Shop around. Everyone pretty much sells the same thing. There are always going to be positives and negatives at every resort. And everyone has different opinions and values. For us, we had a GREAT trip.

Great time
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had an amazing time at Iberostat Bavaro, I met Mr. Nolvis a concierge at the resort. He was very professional , very nice and kind. He provided great customer service , I would definitely go back again, I felt like every dollar was well spent. The accommodation he arranged was implacable , and all of the staff were nice.

Iberostar Bavaro (spring break girls be careful)
Reviewed 5 days ago

Overall the resort is beautiful and the drinks were fantastic. Yorki at the pool bar was amazing and great person to talk to. The entertainment was great, they did an amazing job at getting people involved. My only complaint is the men of the resort, they make the young girls very uncomfortable and tense. On multiple occasions some, not all of the men workers have barked at myself and my friend or asked us to do inappropriate things. A worker named Andre had gotten my friends number and began stalking her throughout this trip. This trip is perfect for families, But if your going in a group of just girls, be very careful, or choose a different resort.