Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort Reviews – Dominican Republic Hotels – Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort

Arrival: Dec 18, 2008 to Jan 1 Check in was easy and quick. The staff was competent and friendly.

Rooms:

Clean and comfortable, lovely balcony, hammock a great extra touch. We did not have hot water the first day, but after advising the front desk, they fixed this problem.

Restaurants and Bars:

Buffet restaurant was amazing. The selection and food there was fantastic, especially the fish. We were there between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and especially enjoyed the grilled lobster tails, shrimp, sushi, cheese variety, proscuitto and more. Mexican restaurant was a disappointment. The food served in the al la carte restaurants are mostly the same as you would find in the Caribe Buffet. The wine was below standard, both the red and the white. We mostly drank beer and international liquors. The service was great, our dirty dishes cleared away quickly and drinks refilled. The pizza by the pool was freshly baked in a stone oven and delicious. The Creperie a great place for an afternoon or evening desert treat.

Beach/Pools/Grounds:

The grounds were beautifully designed and well kept. The swimming pool was huge, the water clean. Difficult to find a lounge chair under an umbrella unless you reserved early in the morning, both at the poolside and on the beach. However, there always was enough shade available under palm trees. The beach was fine sand and one could walk for miles. However, we saw bits of glass and would recommend rubber beach shoes.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:

The activity staff were wonderful. Always up-beat, friendly and cheerful. Lots activities available, especially for the younger crowd. Nightly entertainment was average, what you’d expect to find in the islands, although the dancers were amazing! The free golf clinic/lessons were short and amateurish, however, golfing on the course was great, a challenge, more suitable for experienced golfers.

Other Comments:

I would definately recommend this hotel. Great value for your money. A beautiful resort, wonderful staff, amazing food, lots to keep you entertained.

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