The Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adults Only and the Barcelo Santo Domingo, all belonging to the Spanish- based Barcelo Hotels & Resorts chain, were recently awarded Certificates of Excellence by the international travel website TripAdvisor.
The Chalet Tropical Village, featuring five beautiful rustic villas in Samana Province, on the country’s northeast region, also received an Excellence Award for a fifth consecutive year, thus guaranteeing its entry into the website’s Hall of Fame.
TripAdvisor evaluates the quality, quantity, and the latest commentaries made by travelers who use the site during a 12-month period. The website also monitors the performance and popularity of the facilities.
To qualify for this award, the facilities evaluated must maintain an overall score of at least four out of five points, receive a minimum number of reviews, and have appeared in TripAdvisor during a minimum 12-month period.
Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adults Only. In addition to the Certificate of Excellence 2015, this 584-room facility was certified as a Platinum Level EcoLeader. It features three restaurants, two bars – including a 24-hour sports bar – and an outdoor swimming pool with a sun deck surrounded by coconut trees.
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe. The 1,402-room hotel also features a spa, swimming pools, fitness center, shopping center and a casino. It was certified as a Gold Level EcoLeader for its innovative eco-friendly laundry program and the use of energy efficient light bulbs.
Barcelo Santo Domingo. This 217-room hotel is situated in the very heart of Santo Domingo, the country’s capital city. Its Kyoto Restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine.
Chalet Tropical Village in Samana Province Also Receives Certificate of Excellence
The Chalet Tropical Village B & B, a five-villa complex situated in Las Galeras, one of the country’s most beautiful beaches, also received the Excellence Award for a fifth consecutive year.
The beautiful rustic villas are built entirely from natural materials. All feature free internet service, satellite TV, 24-hour security, secure parking, electricity, gas, water and barbecue area.