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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2013

My family and I were just there from March 9-16, 2013. This was our first time at a "family" resort and we were very impressed with how polite, professional and warm all the staff were with us adults but especially by my nieces who are 6 & 8 yrs old. The girls loved swimming in the pool and the ocean....

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Tammy, We appreciate the time you invested in writing a review of your recent stay and on behalf the entire team at Barcelo Punta Cana we would like to express our gratitude for the kind words you have submitted about us. Also, we would like to sincerely thank you for acknowledging so many positive elements experienced during your vacations....

montreal
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We went 2 senior couples in Feb,2013. We had an amazing time. Resort, beach, very clean. Staff were very kind, efficient and hard workers. We had a standard room which was okay, clean. The food at the buffet was very good, you cannot go hungry at all at this resort, there was always food everywhere. The swimming pool very clean...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Sophie, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to hear that you had a great time with us. Your special mention of the staff, like Maria that enhanced the quality of your trip was also greatly appreciated. We recognize that our staff plays a valuable role in the vacation experience of our guests, but reviews like yours serve...

Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We enjoyed our vacations in your Hôtel. It is a very nice place and we hope to return next year. We want to thank specially Mrs.Magalis Sanches and her chief Minaya. Magalis is a very good person, she found us a beautifull room #6410 with a marvellous view on the pool and the sea. The food was excellent in all...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Ginette, We would like to thank you for your feedback about your recent stay with us, being of the utmost importance for us and our main source to improve our facilities and service. It's a pleasure to know that you had a good time with us in general and you will keep a good memory of Punta Cana and...

Toronto
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Perhaps it was my 'glowing' reports not being specific enough as to just how wonderful this resort truly is OR 3rd time's a charm...Whatever the reason, the gist of my words remain the same. Do NOT worry yourself over negative reviews, as I had done. My girlfriend and I were at this resort from February 23 thru to the evening...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Virginia, Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at the Barcelo Punta Cana. We do not know how to thank you for this kind of comments. Posts such as yours delight us and gives us confidence to keep working hard to satisfy our customers and improve our service.It is an honor to know that our staff is providing...

london ontario canada
Reviewed 19 March 2013

We just got back from staying at this hotel. We were very happy. We got the room we requested, non-smoking and quiet. The view is amazing and the beach it the nicest one I have been too. It was a very relaxing and peaceful stay. I did not see one mosquito or any ants. Our room was very clean and...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Helen, We would like to thank you for your feedback about your recent stay with us, being of the utmost importance for us and our main source to improve our facilities and service. Thank you also for choosing Barceló Punta Cana for your holidays. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We are happy to read that...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2013

This was our first trip to the Dominican Republic. We traveled as a family with our 11 yr old son and has a fantastic time. A few challenges when checking in ie., they did not have our reservation and it was 1:00am before we were into our room. After much pushing and demanding they took care of us and we...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest We appreciate the time you invested in writing a review of your recent stay and on behalf the entire team at Barcelo Punta Cana we would like to express our gratitude for the kind words you have submitted about us. Also, we would like to sincerely thank you for acknowledging so many positive elements experienced during your vacations....

Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2013

I just came back from a week at this hotel for my wedding and would like to share that my wedding was perfect and the coordinator did an EXCELLENT job, everything I asked for was taken care of...we had 28 guests. I would highly recommend having a wedding at this hotel...the wedding setting was very pretty. I had a private...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Stacy, First of all, again our congratulations for your wedding; wishing you a happy life together! We are happy to read your kind notes on Trip Advisor about your stay with us. We are delighted to know that our facilities and services have left a memorable experience. For the Barcelo Punta Cana, all observations, suggestions or criticisms are very...

Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2013

I spent a lovely week here with my two grown daughters..The staff was very friendly and helpful..if we needed an umbrella or some such thing they were very accomodating. Of course they like friendly people too! I thought the food was very good, but the buffet could have been set up better..The room was very clean. The beach was fantastic...we...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest: The nice notes like the one you kindly posted on the Trip Advisor webpage are very appreciated by us. Thank you for taking some time to express your impressions during your stay at the Barcelo Punta Cana. It was delightful for all our staff to read that you appreciate the service of all of them and the facilities...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2013

I will post another review but quickly wanted to share... This being our 4 time at this resort since 2007 we most certainly will be returning again and again. Service was excellent and staff members so friendly. Barcello Punta Cana has become close to our hearts...with good food and comfortable clean rooms. The beach is to die for - very...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Shay and Geoff, thank you for your kind words!!! It was certainly a pleasure seeing you again! we sincerly hope that your visit will be repeated shortly! Kind regards Sandy Pfeil

Reviewed 16 March 2013

I was a little freaked out going here based on the reviews but honestly, it's such bs! Beach is perfect. Literally Food was great. Buffet and restaurants. Staff beyond friendly! I can't believe people are saying the staff was rude!?!?! Maybe treat them well and they'll reciprocate? Rooms were not amazing but I honestly have zero complaints. I really have...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest, In the name our entire team we would like to thank you for choosing Barcelo Punta Cana for your holidays and for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We want to express our satisfaction to hear that our relaxing ambience ensured you a memorable holiday. At Barcelo we aim to ensure to our loved...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Occidental Caribe

Address: Carretera Macao s/n | Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23301, Dominican Republic (Formerly Barcelo Punta Cana)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $158 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Caribe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 798
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
Breezes Punta Cana
Barcelo Punta Cana Resort
Barcelo Premium Punta Cana
Barcelo Dominican Punta Cana
Punta Cana Barcelo
Hotel Style:
#40 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#55 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#56 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#58 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“Request a suite, as it will be a little quieter.”
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“Don't bother buying an "oceanfront" room because I had an incredible view of the main pool and beach from the standard suite.”
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