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Excellence Punta Cana
Ranked #15 of 110 Hotels in Punta Cana
Buffalo, NY
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“Had a BLAST!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Did a quick Wed - Sunday trip with 3 other couples to Excellence. Weather was a perfect getway from the chilly Northeast 80's and sunny everyday. This place caters to all needs & wants. If you are looking for a quiet getaway its perfect. If you are looking to party you can do it here too! We took full advantage of the poolside service staff - Kelvin became our buddy instantly. He kept em coming all day long! Trays of Presidente, coco loco's, and the drink of the day. Kept the swim up bar staff busy also pouring the Domincan specialty shot - Mama Juana.

The food is amazing. I acutally would rate lunch from the beach grill over all of the dinner spots. whole half chickens, burgers, payaya, pizza etc. And a cheese machine for cheese fries & nachos. Terrific. We enjoyed Agave the Mexican restaurant the most out of the 4 we were able to hit.

The evening shows were a blast. The casino was great and you are easily able to get action if you are looking to gamble. We all tore up the dance floor at the Disco as well. The DJ let us take over his computer and grab any song we wanted to play....great time!

Absolutley no complaints to be had. I recommed this place!

Room Tip: Rooms close to the pool wont be as quiet or private. Ocean view rooms are good to relax on the balc...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

We have just returned from spending 2 weeks at this amazing resort. There is nothing they will not do for you. The food is very good and the variety is outstanding. The rooms, the beach and the pools very clean and well kept. Nightly entertainment was more than expected, but the best thing is the staff. From the minute you arrive they are all so friendly and happy that it adds to the ambiance of the whole place. Willie and Kassandra on the entertainment crew, Omar and Victor on the bar staff just to mention a couple were hilarious and always looking to make your stay there better. We met a lot of wonderful new friends and are planning to return again next year. No wrist bands and lots of room on the beach and the at pool.

Room Tip: We had no problems with the rooms anywhere. We were 6 people in 3 rooms and they were all great.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

excellence is the word. Beautiful well groomed beach, the junior suite was above our expecations. the pool was area and swim up bar was very clean. The food was the only aea that we felt could be a little better. The morning breakfast buffet was excellent and full of verity. Dinner menus were a bit shallow with only six to eight entrees. the overall experience was well worth the money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

After much trouble trying to decide where to go, we finally decided Punta Cana - Excellence Hotel. While we love kids and have 4 of them, we needed an adult vacation. Peaceful, great food, customer service that has long since been forgotten and romance. Wow...We decided to go with the concierge service. We arrived and were in our sexy room and on the beach with 15 minutes. the view was beautiful and the bed was oh so comfortable. The room staff were so helpful and left extra chocolate and drinks for us. The view was fit for meditation. We're both have ADD and this helped calm us.
All our meals were spectacular. Most meals were split in different restaurants. We would start in one place and finish in another. Nobody minded and there were never any problems. The staff on the beach - WOW - you couldn't ask for better. They were friendly and made sure we had towels and a bed on the beach each day. It was there before we started. Food was brought to us, drinks were brought to us, magazines, books, sunscreen. Everything was supplied. We didn't have to bring anything.
The only reason i can't give this a 5 star...desserts (thank goodness) were average. Also, since i'm not a confident swimmer, the waves on the beach were a little intimidating to me. My husband loved it and was like a fish. We went snorkling, ran and ate. It was an awsome vacation. We felt special because the staff treated us so well.
Everything was fabulous and we never once heard "Mommy". We rested, played and came back home refreshed. - thank you excellence

Room Tip: we only stayed in our room which over-looked the pool - it was fabulous
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We just returned from a 7 day holiday at the Excellence. This resort is beautiful! This is overall the best we've seen. The beach and pool are beautiful with lots of chairs and beds. We always get up later and never had a problem getting 4 chairs together. The rooms are clean and very spacious. We had an issue with our room and we were immediately moved which took a total of 15 minutes. Great service! The restaurants were all very good and again the service was great. When we discovered we enjoyed a wine we were given two bottles to take to the room. The entertainment was also great and the bands were awesome.

The ocean is very rough at the excellence so if you enjoy playing in the water this may not be the resort for you.

The ride to the resort is a bite long but we didn't mind as we enjoy seeing the country. Why travel all the way to another country and not see a little of their culture.

We believe in tipping and tipped through out the week. We tip here in Canada so why not on a resort? Our thought is if you can afford a holiday like this you can afford to tip your servers. They worked very hard to make our stay a fantastic one. We listened to many couples in the past week complain about this and that I just wanted to tell them to stay home next time. Why waste a perfectly wonderful holiday with being so negative. I really feel sorry for them because we had a fantastic time. We expect a lot also and have very secific requests and they were all met with a smile from the employees. Friendliness goes a long way!

Most people don't recommend the upgrade to the Excellence Club but we were upgraded for only $20.00 each so we accepted and we were really greatful. We received our own concierge which we used often, had our own lounge which we also used. We had a fully stocked bar in the room which people say isn't neccesary but we loved using it and having some drinks before going out for supper and even spent some time with friends in our 'back yard'. We also received great service at the pool and beach because of it. We never had to ask for another drink. Someone was always there with a smile. We loved it!

I could go on but you must go and experience it for yourselves. It was a fantastic resort and we would definately go back.

Room Tip: We enjoyed our garden view 1st floor room. It was quiet and very relaxing to sit in our 'back y...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Excellence Punta Cana
Address: Playas Uvero Alto, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#9 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#13 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#14 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#15 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
Price range (per night): RM1,195 - RM2,512
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Excellence Punta Cana 4.5*
Number of rooms: 464
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This quaint, colonial-style resort is the ideal destination for couples seeking secluded romantic getaways. Nestled among palms on a perfect white-sand beach on a remote stretch of Punta Cana's Caribbean shoreline, Excellence Punta Cana provides the perfect All-Inclusive playground for adults only and is also home to a world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and an exceptional range of activities and services. ... more   less 
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