Ratings based on 353 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Sue from new jersey
Excellent!!!Posted Feb 22, 2014
Pros: The hotel is GRAND. It is like a palace. Everything is easily accessible.
Cons: I personally would like a row of hooks on the wall. We needed them to hang our wet suits, and the only ones were for the wet towels.
Location: Location was close to the airport. We did not participate in outside activities.
When we arrived we were told that we had received an upgrade. The room had a private balcony and swimming pool. We got into our swim suits and went for a swim. The staff is gracious, knowledgeable and eager to help.
for Everyoneby NFC Travelbug from New York, NY
Gorgeous resort, friendly staffPosted Feb 22, 2014
We really enjoyed our all inclusive honeymoon. It was peaceful and the staff was very friendly. The food is good and 2 of the dinners were exceptional. We were not told to make our dinner reservations in advance and this posed a bit of a problem. There seems to be some distinct lack of communication between. The different staff members which caused some confusion for the guests about dinner times, excursions, check out etc. The resort is beautiful, really beautiful and we had a great time. I think we would be more likely to explore another iberostar property before returning here.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Amazing place will return for surePosted Feb 19, 2014
Pros: Everything !!! Food, service, the people!!!!
Cons: Nothing comes to mind. You don't need to change perfection.
Location: Plenty of options. Last year we did the zip line. I would not recommend that.
This is our second trip to Punta Cana and the first time at the Grand Bavaro. Last year we stayed at the Iberostar Bavaro and loved it, but the Grand is over the top and well worth the extra $. They treat you like kings in all aspects of your stay from the minute you check in, the food, hospitality everything. There is a reason they are #1 in Punta Cana and we fully concur !!!! Will be there next year for sure.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
very nice hotelPosted Feb 15, 2014
felt like a king food was awesome cleanliness was top notch beautiful property and we will be going back!
for Everyoneby Karen from Ohio
Perfect Venue for Fun in the Sun!Posted Feb 10, 2014
Pros: Plenty of pool chairs & pool cabanas were provided & spread out enough for privacy. Beach was easily assessable, free of fragmented shells.
Cons: Staff should watch for pool chairs & cabanas being saved by guests and then never used or rarely used. Blended drinks were not very strong.
Location: Location was great, not too far from airport. A visit to the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino was easy; the Casino there is quite impressive.
Attention to service was unequalled. You can tell that service is the culture of the hotel. Appreciated the offers for activities throughout the day. Food was plentiful & nicely presented. Facilities were exceptionally clean and well tended.
for Everyoneby mandy from kentucky
Beautiful hotel with an amazingly attentive staff.Posted Feb 10, 2014
The best all inclusive vacation we had ever experienced! The grounds were beautiful, good was amazing and staff at our every beck and call.....we're already planning our return trip.
for Everyoneby Theresa from Buffalo, New York
Beautiful hotel, wonderful staff, lovely grounds.Posted Feb 5, 2014
Pros: Everything. Wonderful pool area, lovely rooms, great food, super friendly staff.
Cons: Bar area should have entertainment a little later in the evening (after the show at the hotel).
Resort was everything advertised. Unfortunately my husband became ill on the trip so we did not get to enjoy the full amenities...somehow or other he contracted pneumonia and we had to cut our trip short.
for Couplesby Liz from New Jersey
beautiful hotel, delicious foodPosted Feb 3, 2014
Pros: the cleanliness is unbelievable. food is delicious
Cons: WIFI was horrible in hotel room, around the hotel. This needs to be addressed and fixed ASAP. It was very frustrating.
Location: we stayed at the resort did not leave it, no reason to leave. loved the beach
This was our third time at this hotel and it was great as usual! the food is delicious and the liquor is top shelf. the staff is so friendly and most recognize us when we are there.
for Couplesby Carol from Michigan
Wonderful ResortPosted Feb 3, 2014
Pros: The beach, the staff, and the hotel itself.
Location: The beach was all we came for, but we had a complimentary 18 holes of golf on site. Very good experience. Bring your own balls if you can.
We visited the Iberostar Grand Bavaro the last week of January 2014 to celebrate a special anniversary. The hotel was elegant and spacious. So much room for everyone. They were 97% occupied, but you would never know it because there was so much space. The beach was why we chose Punta Cana, white sand, beautiful turquoise water... we spent most of our day on the beach in our somewhat private chaise lounges. They were not so close together where you felt you were on top of each other as we noticed in many of the resorts down the beach. The staff was professional and so very friendly. They think of everything to make your stay enjoyable. Before we went I researched tipping, glad I did. Would have felt terrible if we hadn't brought US $$s to tip our butlers, morning and evening maid, mini-bar stocker, waiters/waitresses and the drink servers on the beach. They worked very hard to keep us happy. Always with a smile. This is the place to go if you are looking for a place to relax and unwind.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Jan 31, 2014