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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel last year. The setting and beach is beautiful. Staff very nice but I didn't love the hotel. It is huge and divided into a few blocks, try stay in the newest one! We stayed for two weeks so dined in all restaurants in resort. The Japanese was my favorite but overall the food was very average....

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all thank you for having chosen Barcelo Punta Cana as your holiday destination. We want you to know, that your opinion is very important and valuable to us. For this reason, your comments are taken with special consideration as they help us identifying our improvement areas, giving us the opportunity to correct them, and thus achieve...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This was my 4th visit to Punta Cana and 1st time to this hotel. It was my worst experience ever!!! The BAD stuff: LOCALS: -they allow locals into the resort which I have never seen in other resorts. So be prepared to see all kind of crazy local kids yelling/running/splashing around the pools and long line ups of locals while...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 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...

Michigan
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Dream vacation. Was scheduled to go diving but 6-7 ft waves changed those plans for 5 full days. The beach is pure sand and the food tasty. Played Bocchi Ball for the first time watched young European women go topless in the blue water. What could be better, although' I did miss scuba diving. The food was endless. I will...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 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 are looking forward to welcome you back at Barcelo Punta Cana in the future....

Dominican Republic
Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

This hotel is amazing, has a good pool, good hospitality, excellent food, good bars, restaurants a la carte restaurant mainly Japanese. very comfortable rooms. the show very good and has a good atmosphere. remember to ask the royal plan for a better experience. this hotel is good and great for the family.

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Folke, 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 excellent service of our friendly staff. We certainly hope you will decide to visit us again in the future, thus...

Dryden, Ontario Canada
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed here January 2011. We were put in the older section and our room was horrible. We went straight to the front desk to complain and the manager said there were no other rooms available....we were not happy. We didn't want to ruin the trip for our kids so we tried to let it go...the next morning we saw...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Heidi, First of all thank you for having chosen Barcelo Punta Cana as your holiday destination. We want you to know, that your opinion is very important and valuable to us. For this reason, your comments are taken with special consideration as they help us identifying our improvement areas, giving us the opportunity to correct them, and thus achieve...

Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is our fifth visit to Punta Cana and the first to Barcelo. We stayed the week before at Iberostar Punta Cana on Bavaro Beach and can objectively say that Barcelo's focus is on quantity at the expense of quality. We stayed at Barcelo as an exchange through our vacation club and though we got a good deal on the...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Clement, 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 taken into great consideration for their analysis, in order...

Villa Park, California
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I went to this resort for my senior trip graduating high school with four of my other friends. We went in mid August of this year 2013. People always complain that this resorts check in takes 2 hours and what no but I did not experience that at all. However, we arrived on a Monday and the reason for check...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Suchi, Thank you for having chosen Barceló Hotels & Resorts already for the 4th time and for sharing your experience with us through this website. It is a pleasure to read, that you had a wonderful vacation in our resort. We are also very pleased to read your appraisal of our team, services and facilities and I know that...

Elliston, Canada
Reviewed 2 November 2013

My mother, son, and I stayed here for a week in March of 2013. There were things we really liked about the resort and things we really didn’t. We arrived late at night and check in was a bit slow (they seemed disorganized). We were hungry, but, because we were late arriving, all the restaurants were closed and the only...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl, Thank you for having chosen Barceló Hotels & Resorts and for sharing your experience with us through this website. Your opinion is one of our top priorities, now that we are seriously committed to the achievement of our guests' satisfaction. Even though you feel a bad breath with the unfortunate situation in your block, and we do not...

Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2013

we have visited this resort april 19-26, was our 1st time travelling to Dominican Republic, so we choose punta cana since everyone says that this is the place to go. have been to cuba many times and wanted a change and we werent disappointed one bit! I was travelling with my 2 teenage sons, so I was looking for a...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Christine, 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 Barceló Punta Cana. It was delightful for all our staff to read that you appreciate the service of all of them and the facilities...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Hi, my name is JOSE ROSARIO CACERES, I stayed with my family in Barcelo Punta Cana (carretera Macao) this past weekend (10/25/13-10/29/13). My experience in this resort wasn't very good. My nacionality is dominican, and I felt many employees treat dominican people not with the same quality and friendlyness as they do with people with other nationalities like american and...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Martin, 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 take all guest feedback very seriously because we want improve with you, and we're constantly changing all aspects of our service and facilities. Thank you...

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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
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  • 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: €113 - €269 (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:
#39 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#54 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#55 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#57 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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