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Reviewed 26 June 2013

It's the fourth year my family and friends have stayed at the Barcelo Premium Resort in Punta Cana. The hotel is lovely, the accommodations and food are excellent. The beach and pool areas are fun filled and relaxing. The staff are welcoming and do their best to make your vacation memorable. We have never had a bad experience and look...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We are very pleased to read that your stay was another great vacation at the Barcelo Punta Cana! We appreciate all your positive comments regarding our restaurants, service, staff, rooms, and the fantastic beach. Looking forward to seeing you soon in...

Orlando
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We Have Been Saving For This Week Vacation and looking forward to it for 3 month, day arrived, we left Orlando for a vacation in Punta Cana, arrived at hotel minus our luggage, it took 1 day and a half to get luggage. The Food in this place was horrible, the specialty restaurant which in a week you get 4...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to communicate your opinion about your last stay at Barcelo Punta Cana. We are very concerned to read that your experience with us did not live up to our usual level of service . Indeed, your well being and entire satisfaction is our primary goal. We would like to...

Reviewed 22 June 2013

. I travel for a living and stay at a lot of amazing hotels around the world. I don't understand some of the reviews that people have left on here about the barcelo Punta Cana. This place was clean, the staff was great and the drinks were strong. The only thing that sucked was the fact we had trouble getting...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Priscilla, 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....

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 21 June 2013

would not recommend this resort to anyone on Friday it was so crowded we did not have hot water and we just came back from dune buggy excursion had dirt all over us. A tourist trap for sure.Hotel was ok, but I would not go there again The people at the hotel were rude and did not cater to americans...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at Barcelo Punta Cana. We greatly appreciate that you have chosen one of our Barcelo 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...

Reviewed 20 June 2013

My family and my self just got back from our vacation at Barcelo Punta Cana. The service, the food, the beach, the shows, the people and every single thing was great. We had an awesome time. We relaxed and really enjoyed our stay. We will be coming back soon.

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Santos Family, 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...

Niwot, Colorado
Reviewed 20 June 2013

My family and I just returned from a week at Barceló Punta Cana. I can absolutely tell you that prior reviews speaking of some need for updating are true, but can also say it is a quality resort that served my family very well. Every single staff member we interacted with was pleasant and helpful. From the front desk to...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Marie, Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at the Barcelo Punta Cana. Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate all feedback. We also are very pleased you enjoyed the all-inclusive program which includes a wide range of delicious food and beverage...

Reviewed 19 June 2013

Overall we had a great vacation, checkin was smooth however, we did upgrade to club premiere and the staff there was great especially Rosa. I do agree that the front desk is a bit unorganized but with proper training they will be great. The staff was friendly and helpful. We did not have suite but we had an ocean view...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Kira & Manny, We greatly appreciate that you have chosen Barcelo Punta Cana for your holidays. It is through communications of this nature that our customers give us an opportunity to assess and evaluate our performance, as well as to ensure that we maintain and deliver the level of service expected from us. It is a pleasure to read...

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Really bad hotel. Old rooms. Bathroom is a mess with leaks. Food is average, and im being generous. Service is slow, but friendly. Only good points: Pool and Beach. To eat, sometimes you need to get in a line (really), i've never seen this in any hotel.

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Joan, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Barcelo Punta Cana at Tripadvisor. We are very so sad to read that we couldn’t fill your expectations regarding our hotel. We always try to keep our quality service, in order to satisfy the needs and expectations of all our guests. We take all guest feedback very seriously; therefore we...

Fremont, California
Reviewed 19 June 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Barceló Punta Cana for 9 days for our honeymoon in June. We had read mixed reviews on the internet but wanted to give it a try because the pictures of the resort were so beautiful and the price was right up our alley. We were incredibly disappointed in so many aspects of the...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate all feedback. We would like to extend our most sincere apologies for any inconveniences or difficulties you may have experienced during your stay. Concerning your comments about the quality of our food, we would like to point out...

Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Just returned from a week at Barcelo Punta Cana and now understand all these seemingly contrary high and low reviews. So much depends on when you go and where your room is located. We arrived late- midnight- so no long wait for check in. Weekends have a special for locals who know the routines, so it was packed: no reservations...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Gomez Family, 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...

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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
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  • 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: RM536 - RM1,289 (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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