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Rootstown, Ohio
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This place is beautiful. The beach is the nicest I've ever seen. No seaweed. Warm, clear water. The food is plentiful and easily accessible, the quality is just okay. The entertainment begins at 9:30 nightly in the amphitheater. Good shows, talented performers. Sound system not good if you are sitting in back. Casino is not really worth mentioning, it's super...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I travelled to the Occidental Caribe on March break with my graduating high school class and I must say I was so disappointed. Nothing is more important to me than safety and comfort and I truly had none. The security was terrible and unreliable. My roommate and I had a combined total of $90 stolen straight from our shelves since...

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Hagerstown, Maryland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let me preface this review that I am not a terribly picky person, however I do expect a certain level of service when staying at a resort. I will say the beach is beautiful. Lovely ocean and white sand. We had several issues. First the check in is chaotic. No information is given about the resort at all. It would...

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Waukegan, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a lady working at the bar MARIA RAMIREZ was always nice and helpfull and gave us good advises what to do inside and outside the resort she is somebody you can trust.The one thing i didnt like from our room was the shower door its like a half door and i couldnt take a good shower because lot a water...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bunch of friends and I (Seniors in college) just spent 6 nights at Occidental Caribe. Overall it was a great time and had a blast. The best bartenders on site were Dorotero and Yimi. Both of these gentleman were usually at the swim-up bar and were both extremely nice and fun to talk with. I also give high praise...

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Island Park, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

First glance it looks pretty. This hotel at one time had to be really nice. I was with a party of 8 people so 4 couples. They tried to kill you with kindness upon entry with an upgrade but don't let this fool you they take you up to a special room with a bar and snacks and lots of...

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I sincerely appreciate the time you spent to share your comments following your visit to our hotel, our guests feedback is of utmost importance to ensure our demanding standards of service at all times, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconsistency you may have experienced during your stay. We do apologize for the technical problems you encountered...

Upper Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have have read thru the very mixed reviews and was extremely hesitant about booking this hotel. Plz excuse typos and grammar...as I'm typing on my phone ...on the beach here. We usually stay at 4 and 5 star resorts....but this was a last minute booking with my college aged sons home for spring break. It is a 3 star...

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, In Occidental Caribe we strongly believe that there is always room for improvement and your comments will assist our team in their continuous efforts aimed at meeting our guests expectations, therefore we greatly appreciate the time you took out of your day to share your constructive critics. We strive to deliver an excellent service to our international clientele,...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since my last review was deleted by TripAdvisor for covering too many topics I guess this one will have to be shorter. The food is absolutely disgusting, the beach is amazing, lots of people smoke at this resort, if you want a lounger by the pool get it early, pay the staff with dollar tips for anything and everything you...

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Babylon, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So I went knowing that the reviews probably weren't the best but this hotel was awesome! We arrived to check in at 4pm and our room was ready right away. Super big and clean. The pool is huge and always had plenty of chairs, as well as the beach which got crowded after 10am. The beach is full of people...

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to express our gratitude for the comments you made about your recent visit, they help us to understand how our guests experience their stay with us, it is always our goal to achieve maximum customer satisfaction and we are delighted to hear that your holiday at Occidental Caribe was an enjoyable one. We continuously strive...

Andover, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to other all-inclusives before (Aruba, Mexico), so I feel we have enough experience to accurately rate this resort as disappointing at best. This is a spring break resort, which either way, would not make or break it for us. We don't mind lots of younger kids, and there was another pool to escape to when we wanted...

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate you reaching out on Tripadvisor to notify us of your concerns related to your recent stay at our hotel and apologize if you experienced any inconsistency in our service, we have read your review with our utmost attention and will take note of your constructive remarks. We are very sorry to read the disturbances caused in...

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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: $171 - $408 (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:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Punta Cana
#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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“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
“Fourth floor, family friendly wing”
 of 5 bubbles 719carolync, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“superior rooms might be better”
 of 5 bubbles 910erinf, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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