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“Fantastic Punta Cana Resort- awsome first trip to the DR” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Catalonia Royal Bavaro
Ranked #45 of 110 Hotels in Punta Cana
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Gatineau, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic Punta Cana Resort- awsome first trip to the DR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

This was our first trip to the DR for my wife and myself (April 11th-19th), a friend had recommended upgrading to the Deluxe loft suite with individual Infinity pool. WOW was he right!!!! If you do decide to go to the Cat Royal, you should try it at least once or even for a couple of nights.
The Room we stayed in was excellent 3410 - right in the middle of the resort, close to the Sea Blue-beach and also the main lounge, but nice and quiet.
The staff were excellent everywhere we went, a little effort to speak their language, goes a Long way, so does a little tipping- special thanks to Roberto, JC, Andrea, all the staff at the Thalasa lounge.
Food was awesome, to accompany the drinks, you never wanted for anything, and if you wanted MORE lobster,all you had to do was ask.
Shows on the Bavaro side, seemed o.k., watched a little from a distance
over all excellent resort, would definitely recommend it to all
Also while we were there, they had an offer to go to a Sister Boutique resort, same deal (AI) Sivory Punta Cana Boutique, if you are looking for even more peace and quiet, check it out

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

Stayed at the Catalonia Royal in November 2011, and loved every minute!! Lovely resort and good attentive staff, the days around the pool bar were great (i think). Restaurants are all good although Cata Tapa isnt really the European tapas you would expect, its served on one plate so defeats the object of the 'sharing' philosophy of tapas. As said in other reviews rooms do smell a little musty, but nothing too bad, what do you expect its a very humid place. Room service is also good and on time. The only problem is the price seems to have gone up dramatically this year with Thompsons so a return is unlikely.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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CataloniaRoyalBavaro, General Manager at Catalonia Royal Bavaro, responded to this review, 20 April 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know you enjoyed every minute of your vacation stay with us. Also we are very appreciative of your feedback, it’s important for us to be aware of your valuable suggestions. We hope to have the pleasure of a second visit.

Kindest regards.

Josep Castellnou
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

My wife and I have stayed at Catalonia Royal twice and are planning our third trip. Everything about our trips has been completely wonderful. We have been south 10+ times and the food at Catalonia is has been by far the best. The staff is freindly and always willing to help. We can't wait to get back.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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CataloniaRoyalBavaro, General Manager at Catalonia Royal Bavaro, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Dear guest,

It was our pleasures to provide a wonderful service, to earn you trust in our service.

Thank you for giving us excellent score on Trip Advisor, we look forward to welcoming you back for your third stay.

Receive warm regards from all the staff!

Josep Castellnou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012 via mobile

This was our first sun and sand vacation and we couldn't have had a better time. The resort was AMAZING. Large, comfortable rooms, clean and accessible pools and activities and a gorgeous beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was terrific, especially at the restaurant Thalassa. This was the perfect resort and perfect vacation. I highly recommend it!

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CataloniaRoyalBavaro, General Manager at Catalonia Royal Bavaro, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your vacation experience on TripAdvisor. And for choosing us for your holidays, we were delighted to exceed your expectations.

Thank you for recommending us, we look forward to a second amazing stay with us.

Best regards.

Josep Castellnou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

My husband and myself (along with two other couples) stayed at the Royal Catalonia from March 26th-April 2nd and had a wonderful time. We were greeted at the front desk with a big smile and check-in was done in 5 minutes, then greeted with a welcome drink and Maladas brought us into the piano bar for more drinks. We stayed on the 3rd floor facing the pool and the room was very big and kept very clean by our maid daily. We went to the Tapas a la carte 3 times and this was definitely our favourite....great food and great presentation. We also ate at the Sea Blue every day for lunch and the food there was also very good. The crepes at the breakfast buffet were awesome and the waiter, Moses, is a sweet heart. We went over to the Catalonia Bavaro and ate at the Japanese (our favourite on the other side), Mexican, Steak House and Italian....all good but not as good food as at the Royal.

We met some great people from NS and NB and had a very enjoyable and relaxing week.

This is definitely a 5 star as the staff tries very hard to make everything perfect and enjoyable. The golf cart rides over to the other resort for supper were a lot of fun. If you want to meet other people and have some fun go to the pool bar but if you want to relax and be alone go to the inifinity pool.

We only did one excursion and that was the dune buggies and it was ok....too many stops at local vendors and not allowed to drive fast at all.

I would definitely go back to this resort and recommend it to friends and family.

Thank you to Josep and his staff for making our vacation a very good one.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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CataloniaRoyalBavaro, General Manager at Catalonia Royal Bavaro, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Dear guest,

You comment is very significant for us, thank for posting on Trip Advisor!

To make sure your holiday were pleasant and unforgettable, is our main goal, we were delighted to make every detail special.

Once again thank for your kind appreciation, we will be waiting for your return!

Receive warm regards from the Catalonia Family.

Josep Castellnou
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Additional Information about Catalonia Royal Bavaro

Property: Catalonia Royal Bavaro
Address: Cabeza de Toro, Punta Cana 837, Dominican Republic
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Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#17 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#27 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#38 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#40 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#41 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#43 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
Price range (per night): ₹ 15,074 - ₹ 29,602
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Catalonia Royal Bavaro 4.5*
Number of rooms: 255
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the authentic Caribbean at an exclusive, adults-only resort. Its small details make big your stay and the personalized service you receive will make you feel as if you were in heaven. Exclusive suites, innovative restaurants, dreamlike swimming pools…relax in this tropical paradise and enjoy the best vacation you’ve ever had. Have an extraordinary experience, and leave the worrying to us; we’ll take care of you. ... more   less 
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