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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2013

I had never been on a vacation such as this one and my husband said he wanted a Barcelo hotel in the Domincan so this is the one we chose. I just read all the reviews on here and I honestly cannot understand why the resort they described seems so different from the one we just spent a week in....

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Jaqueline, 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 overall what you expected and we thank you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 February 2013

This place doesn't even deserve one star. This was the worst vacation I had ever been on and couldn't wait to get home. Don't believe any of those high star reviews this place is atrocious. A little background to our visit is we were here to celebrate a family members birthday as a surprise so we needed to make the...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Jessica, Thank you for choosing Barcelo Punta Cana for your holidays. In the name of our entire staff, we want to thank you for taking time to share your review with other travelers. We regret to hear that our gastronomy offer at our restaurants didn’t fulfill your expectations. Please allow us to inform you that our menus in each...

Reviewed 31 January 2013

This wasn't the best resort I have stayed at however not as bad as how everyone on here is making it. Maybe i'm not as picky however we went for a wedding with a large group and had a blast. The weather was unreal - the specialty restaurants were VERY GOOD and the BEACH IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. White sand,...

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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 restaurants and the breathtaking beach of Punta Cana. We will be honored to welcome you back. Do not hesitate...

Hamilton
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Just got back from barcelo punta Cana and had a great time!! Read the negative reviews but I'm not a 6 star traveller!! It was exactly as I would expect!! Clean, tidy, friendly help full staff and all around a great place with of course a great beach!!! Our rooms were great with lots of amenities that came in helpfull...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, 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 and you will keep a good memory of Punta Cana and our...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Yet another amazing getaway with great friends. This is our second year visiting the Barcelo Punta Cana. It seems to have become our winter meeting place with friends from all over Canada. I love this resort. The staff are friendly and food is great. The layout of the resort is great, all the amenities are easily accessible. The entertainment is...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Mary, 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 recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate all feedback. It is always a pleasure to receive such lovely comments from our repeat guests. It is an honor to know that our staff...

hamilton
Reviewed 30 January 2013

I have to say that I have been all across the DR, almost 20 years ! I am always happy here :) I have been reading different reviews and really have to disagree with some reviews about Barceló Punta Cana. I have been to this resort the most.... and decided 4 years ago to make it my yearly vacation HOME....

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, 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...

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 January 2013

This was my 1st stay at the Barceló Punta Cana. I liked the food and service, the entire resort was clean and I felt safe. I am surprised that some people had such a bad experience. It took us maybe 15 minutes to check-in and our room was ready at that time. The room was clean, everything worked fine. It...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest, 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. Let us express our gratitude for writing your impressions on this website and to share them with other guests. We feel glad to read that you...

Woodstock
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Transportation, check-in fast no issues First room in building 7 very mouldy/ damp..asked for upper floor room=got it the next day. Second room great! Building 5, top floor. Couldn't have asked for any better- pool, garden partial ocean view. Buffet restaurant-food was average, after getting upset stomach for a day, I was very cautious of what I was eating...SOUPS-were very...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Monicska, Thank you very much for sharing with us your experience here at the Barcelo Punta Cana. The comments of all our guests are really important and we will review your opinions with all the departments involved. We expect to have the opportunity to welcome you again to be able to offer a more charming experience. Kind Regards Sandy...

Palisades Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 January 2013

It has been some time since I visited Barcelo since it was back in October....I do have to say it was a lovely stay...Me and my fiance stayed at Barcelo for four days and I must say I was nervous after reading so many mixed reviews of good, bad, so so, great...Checking in was good we were not in line...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest, 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. In the name of our entire staff, we thank you for highlighting out the strenghts of our services and facilities. We certainly hope you will decide to visit us again in the near future,...

Bemidji, MN
Reviewed 26 January 2013

My husband and I just returned from the Barcelo Punta Cana. I had read the reviews prior to going, but wanted to keep a positive attitude. I've traveled abroad a number of times, so I had an idea of what to expect. Never in my wildest imagination could I have the expected such rancid conditions from a Delta vacation destination....

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel. We really appreciate your comments and appologies for any discomfort you may have encountered. We have taken note and we will definately consider it to help us to continue to improve our services. Our main goal is to serve all our guests with the highest...

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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: ₹ 7,919 - ₹ 19,437 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles VanessaB931, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Building 2 – facing the water/pool (2 to 3 floor)”
 of 5 bubbles johnbE7524OB, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the renovated section.”
 of 5 bubbles stevesP7433CB, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request a suite, as it will be a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 36edward, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother buying an "oceanfront" room because I had an incredible view of the main pool and beach from the standard suite.”
 of 5 bubbles genor2015, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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