The Barcelo Dominican Beach is one half of a complex of two hotels, the other half being the Barcelo Cana. This resort offers a wide range of activities to amuse yourself with, such as its disco, casino, gym, mini-golf, and multisports field. Those who like to stay in shape will also go to the "by Métamorphosis" spa regularly. Open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, it consists of 7 small massage rooms, two saunas, a Turkish bath, a Vichy shower and a relaxation terrace offering a superb view of the Bavaro beach.
None of the rooms are adapted for disabled guests. For lovers on their honeymoon, ask for one of the 12 honeymoon suites: only 50 metres from the sea, they offer superb views of the Bavaro beach and its clear waters. All decorated in white, these rooms have a double basin, a king size four-poster bed, slippers, bath robes, beach towels and the 'must': the large whirlpool bath between the bed and the balcony, to allow you to appreciate the view!
Following the announcement of the failure of tour operator Marsans in 2010, the treatment of some of the clients at the Barcelo Dominican Beach left a lot to be desired. Panic-stricken by the announcement of the group's liquidation, the hotel's management turned to the clients and asked them to pay upfront for their holiday! Their passports were confiscated, they were denied access to their rooms and to the restaurants and most slept in the lobby or in the gardens. Elder guests were forced to sleep on benches. This behaviour is of course totally unacceptable, shameful and irresponsible. It is for this reason that we are taking off two points from this hotel and strongly encourage readers to compare the full hotel offering in the Dominican Republic before reserving this establishment. If however, you are still interested in stay at the Barcelo Dominican Beach, make sure that your tour operator is in a solid financial position before making your reservation.