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Melia Caribe Tropical  

Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana, República Dominicana

Joel De Los Santos; Jose Medina and Santo Rodriguez (World Class Workers)
Posted by: Cynthia on May 12, 2016
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Melia Caribe Tropical Bavaro Beach Dominican Republic

#4 of 29 Hotels in Bavaro Beach

user rating 3.7

based on 54 review(s)

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This hotel consists of 1,000 double rooms spread over 2 floors featuring a beauty salon, an air-conditioned restaurant and a public Internet terminal. There is a garage and a hotel car park for those arriving by car and room and laundry services.

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Melia Caribe Tropical Review: 3.7 of 5 54 review(s)
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I'd say this is a 4 star hotel with 5 star qualities in certain areas.
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User Rating:  Melia Caribe Tropical Review: 4.50 of 5

Posted by:  Ed from Nova Scotia  on Apr 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Apr, 2009
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Arrival: Mar 23 - 30
Arrived at 2.30 am, there were only a few people to check -in at this hour of the morning. We got the room we requested in building 29 which is about the middle of this very large resort, but close enough to pool and beach.

Rooms
Clean, but could use some TLC. Bath tub had been repaired from damage and the tv was old and needed to be replaced. Beds are old but comfy enough for a hotel in this country. Nice marble floors and countertops. Balcony not very secure, teens staying in the room next to us climbed on the cement railng to our balcony. This encroached on our privacy. Probably not an issue if they had been reised with respect for others.

Restaurants and Bars
Buffet is good but has the same things all the time. Japanese restaurant is a must, very good! Capri restaurant is also very good, surf and turf is excellent. The Amarican restaurant is terrible, don't waste your time there. Reservations are a challenge but take what ever time they give you and arrive early if you want. Ask for a table, if it is available thay will give it to you.

Beach/Pools/Grounds
Excellent and very beautiful. Paradise!

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel
Few activities at this hotel, it is very laid back and relaxing. Bavaro Beach runner tour was very good but not cheap. Make sure you are ready for the rough ride on their bumpy roads, not good if you are not feeling yor best. The rum will help though. haha!

Other Comments
I'd say this is a 4 star hotel with 5 star qualities in certain areas. Service, rooms and buffet food variety needs improvement. Maid service is excellent as well as some of the restaurant and bar staff, but not all are that friendly at times. Tips don't seem to make much difference for some staff, but a appreciated greatly by others. I would return at the right price though.

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Great beach, Great pools and beautiful grounds
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User Rating:  Melia Caribe Tropical Review: 4.50 of 5

Posted by:  Ed from Hamilton, Ontario  on Mar 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Mar, 2009
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Arrival
We requested building 11 or 12 when we booked. We were offered a room in building 5. They did make the change for us. So that was good

Rooms
Very clean. We had a small ant problem but they came and took care of it while we were at dinner.

Restaurants and Bars
Lots of great restaurants. Too many to use during a 1 week stay. Great service at the bars. We brought along $100 1 dollar bills for tips. This I am sure helped with service. Small price to pay for great service

Beach/Pools/Grounds
Great beach, Great pools and beautiful grounds

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel
We had 4 rounds of golf. Always had a hard time dealing with the girl at the proshop. She could never find our tee time until we turned the monitor around to show her our name. This became an inside running joke

Other Comments
This was our 3 trip and we will go back again.

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Beautiful!
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User Rating:  Melia Caribe Tropical Review: 4.50 of 5

Posted by:  Terry & Layle from Halifax  on Mar 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Mar, 2009
465 people found this review helpful

Arrival: March 13th - 20th
Arrival to the Caribe was uneventful (which is a good thing!). 15 minute drive from the airport, very prompt check-in. No complaints.

Rooms
Our building was #35 and our room was #24. It was a beautiful room. Spacious, quiet and everything worked well including the A/C. Nice fluffy pillows as well!I would highly recommend this building as it is the second closest to the beach and very close to the pools and beach buffet restaurant.

Restaurants and Bars
This is probably the only downside of our trip. We had difficulty getting reservations at the a la Carte restaurants for decent hours. We were always calling too late it seemed even though I would call first thing in the am. 9pm was too late for us to eat. But I did find out that if you approach your Tour Operator, they will book 3 of your fav. a la cartes at once for you. Friends of ours did this and they had bookings that were more appropriate eating times. If we had better luck with the a la cartes, I wouldn't have the following issue...the food at the buffet was the same each night.No variety. We have been travelling to the D.R. for 10+ years and we've always enjoyed the theme nights. We missed that here at the Caribe. Having said all this, my husband and I certainly didn't starve! It's just that when you see 5* you get excited about things like the menu.

Beach/Pools/Grounds
What can I say? Beautiful!This hotel is at the best part of Bavaro Beach by far!

Other Comments
Loved the resort. Would return in a heartbeat but my husband and I do like to try new resorts. Eden is building a new addition. Might try that next March!

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Staff are awesome.
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User Rating:  Melia Caribe Tropical Review: 4.00 of 5

Posted by:  Gary/Karen from Ontario  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) 
Visited on: Feb, 2009
452 people found this review helpful

Arrival: January 2009
Left Hamilton airport an hour late due to snow, no biggie.. Got to Punta Airport and found our bus with no issues. Check in, and from what Ive read, was dismal .. 30 min to check in,, and there was us and another couple. The girl was just looking, and looking at papers, We asked if there was a problem and she said no. It was nice that a girl came by with a couple beers. I had sent an email a few days before we left, requesting a room in a choice of a few buildings.. Im hoping thats why she was so long,, trying to find a room that met our request. .It ended up we were in the area we had wanted to be.

Rooms
Rooms are ok. nothing special. patio doors are difficult to use. Safe is $3 / day, and are modern. ( no key, just use your personal PIN code) Bathroom nice and roomy, with a bidet. They always kept fridge stocked with water/sodas.

Restaurants and Bars
Steak bar was pretty good. Italian was crap. After that we just ate in the Market Grill ( buffet) Waiters are VERY good. Food was good. lots of selection.
Tip.. if you bring your own wine, take it with you for dinner.. WHite wine was 'ok'.. The champagne at breakfast is a nice touch ( you have to ask for it ) Breakfast is nicer in beach buffets. Just a nicer ambiance.

Beach/Pools/Grounds
The nicest beach Ive been on. no rocks, kept very clean. You can walk out in the water with no worries of coral. Lots of activites.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel
I only used the Cocotal golf course. ( you get 3 free rounds , but Im sure you get more) Very unorganized at the starting area, but the course was ok.

Other Comments
I'd say its a 4 star. They get 4 1/2 or 5 cause of all their restaurants (10). VERY big ( 2 resorts in one), if you dont have kids, stay in the Caribe part. Kind of cool with the 2 or 3 trains running around the resort to get where u want to go. we never waited more than 5 min. Staff are awesome.
My only real complaint is the fact that the beach/poor bars close around 6 pm.
so ,, if you want a drink in your room, after dinner, and you are in the buildings closer to the ocean ( which is the place to be). you have to go all the way to the front of the resort to one of the bars there. Drinks tend to spill when you're on the train.. ;o) We'd go back. but we like to try different resorts every year. and this one is just too big for us. Lots to do tho'

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