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St. Stephen, Canada
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Just returned from a two week vacation at the Barcelo Punta Cana. What a wonderful hotel, and the staff were amazing! This was our 3rd time at this resort and it did not disappoint. We upgraded to Club Premium and it was worth every penny. The conveniences were awesome. 10% off hotel purchases and excursions, breakfast, lunch and snacks and...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for writing such positive comments about your last stay with us, it is always great to read reviews from our repeat guests. Your special mention of the staff 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...

Barrie
Reviewed 6 March 2013

WOW what can I say had a fantastic 2 weeks here rooms were bright ,ocean view,and the housekeeping staff were excellent for the most part our rooms were made up before 10 am each day, and housekeepers generally left some fancy display with our towels and flowers each day A few dollars tip daily may have incured this super service...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Jill & Dave, Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at the Barcelo Punta Cana. Thank you for choosing Barcelo Punta Cana for your holidays and for the time you spent sharing your review with other travelers on Tripadvisor.com. We are happy to read that your recent stay at our resort was what you expected and we thank...

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We were there Feb 20-27, 2013. First night was horrible, they put us in very old rooms where everything was literally falling apart, rusting bathroom fixtures, leaking toilet, water dripping from ceiling, room a far cry from what you see on the pictures. It was bad, and felt like going back home. We complained and next day the hotel General...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Ken, Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at Barcelo Punta Cana. We greatly appreciate that you have chosen one of our Resorts as your holiday destination. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at our Hotel. We greatly appreciate your feedback as it enables us to continue improving and providing our...

Guelph, Ontario
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Just returned last night from vacation, feb 24- mar 03 2013. Had an amazing holiday! Traveled with husband and 10 yr old grandaughter. Had room 3342 which had an amazing view and was very comfortable and clean!I don't know how you could visit this resort and not enjoy yourself!The staff are friendly and very helpful, the rooms are very clean...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 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. Please allow us to reassure that we are extremely proud...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Just got back from DR. Traveled from Feb.22-Mar.1,2013. The resort is not very big making everything accessible by foot. No golf carts or shuttles needed to get around. The BEACH is in one word WOW. The food was good at the a la carte restaurants. The buffet was adequate( i personally don't like buffets). The rooms in the 7000 block...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear george, Greetings, thanks for choosing Barceló Punta Cana for your holidays. It was a pleasure to have you with us, Thanks for taking time to value and rate our product and services. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you give us another chance to serve you, if you happen to visit...

Selkirk,MB
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Just back from 2 weeks at this resort. We traveled with 2 other couples and we are all in our 50s. We stayed in building 6 and 7 and faced away from the pool area.(our choice). About the only real complaint we had was with the front desk. No real organized lines or direction for check-in or out. Front desk...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest, Greetings and thanks for choosing Barceló Punta Cana for your holidays. It was a pleasure to have you with us, Thanks for taking time to value and rate our product and services. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your recommendations for improvement. We hope you give us another chance to...

Reviewed 3 March 2013

Check in was pretty easy, just make sure they give you the paper work telling you what time they already prearranged your dinner reservations. The room was sort of dirty (tub with hair) the TV never worked right and the bed was pretty gross. The beach is amazing and perfectly located. Food at the buffet is unbearable after a couple...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest, First of all we thank you for choosing our hotel Barcelo Punta Cana for your holidays and for the time you took to share your review with the Tripadvisor community. We would like to thank you for highlighting our strengths and weaknesses. Please be sure that your observations are taking into great consideration for their analysis, in order...

Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

Great food, staff amazing, a little far from the airport but we took a cab so it was faster than the bus. Front lobby staff very nice, we wanted to switch our room and the hotel staff did so right away. Beautiful beach sand as far as the eye can see was wavy while we stayed but that happens anywhere....

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Shawna, Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at the Barcelo Punta Cana. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at our hotel. We are very pleased you enjoyed the all-inclusive program which includes a wide range of delicious food and beverage and the different activities. It is an honor to know...

Toronto
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We visited the DR in April 2012. Having previously stayed at the Iberostar Grand Playa Paraiso in Mexico we were very disappointed by this resort. Everything was average - the food, the resort, and the service. so far i would return to mexico in a heartbeat over the dominican... We travelled with another couple, and we decided to upgrade while...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Ola, Thank you to take your time to write and share your review in Tripadvisor. Checking your words we can appreciate you didn’t have a 100% pleasant stay at Barcelo Punta Cana and that we couldn´t fill your expectation about our property. We try to keep our quality service to give our best and we take all guest feedback...

Morinville, Alberta Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We recently stayed here for our Son's wedding, had a good time and the wedding was beautiful the wedding planner was great to work with. The food was good, we were impressed with the food quality at the al-a-cartes that we ate at and the food at the buffet was good and there was always wide varity to chose from....

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First of all we thank you for choosing our hotel Barcelo Punta Cana for your holidays and for the time you took to share your review with the Tripadvisor community. We would like to thank you for highlighting our strengths and weaknesses. Please be sure that your observations are taking into great consideration for their analysis, in order to improve...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • 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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“If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, this is not the place for you.”
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“Building 2 – facing the water/pool (2 to 3 floor)”
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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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