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New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2013

This was our first trip down south and we absolutely loved it here. The drinks were amazing, the staff was always cheerful ! The a la carte restaurants were all very good, especially Tokio, it was to die for! The pools were both beautiful and the beach was out of this world. I would come back to this resort in...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Chantale, 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 in this website and to share them with other guests. We feel glad to read that you...

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 March 2013

A group of 12 of us went here for our Spring Break. We were Very Worried after reading countless reviews about this resort that said to stay elsewhere. However, much to our surprise we had a wonderful time. This is our second time in Punta Cana- We stayed at the Hardrock last year but wanted to spend a little less...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Christie, Greetings from Barcelo Punta Cana and thank you so much for sharing your valuable feedback about your recent stay with us. At Barcelo Punta Cana we work continuously every day to improve our facilities, being your comments very important to increase the hotel value. It would be great if you join us once again. In that case, please...

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 23 March 2013

When making plans for the Barcelo Punta Cana, I was really amazed at how polarized the reviews were, either really great or terrible. My wife and I stayed there 3/9-3/13 and had a wonderful time. True, our first room in the older section had a leaking shower, but the staff moved us to a much better room in the same...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest, 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...

annapolis md
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Stayed for 2 weeks, March 5-18th, 2013. I have stayed here many times and would stay no where else in Punta Cana. Great Staff and Service. People always with a smile and an Hola!!!Thankss to so many, Wandy, Sandy, Cesar, Omar, Julio, Magnolia, Mr. Alexander, Roza, Premium Club. Candida, Andres and so many more. See you all soon.

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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 excellent service of our friendly staff. Thank you for naming those who made a difference during your visit, like Wandy,...

kelowna
Reviewed 21 March 2013 via mobile

Staff were all somber and unfriendly even when given tips. We always tip ! Under staffed and hotel is falling apart. Beautiful huge beach was the only plus ! Have stayed before at Grand Bahia and should have stayed at the regular rooms there instead of the prestege club here !! Everyone who stayed here were not impressed ! If...

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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 happy to see that there are elements of resort that you quite enjoyed, however we are very concerned to read that your experience with us did not live up to our usual level of service...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2013

My family and I were just there from March 9-16, 2013. This was our first time at a "family" resort and we were very impressed with how polite, professional and warm all the staff were with us adults but especially by my nieces who are 6 & 8 yrs old. The girls loved swimming in the pool and the ocean....

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Tammy, 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....

montreal
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We went 2 senior couples in Feb,2013. We had an amazing time. Resort, beach, very clean. Staff were very kind, efficient and hard workers. We had a standard room which was okay, clean. The food at the buffet was very good, you cannot go hungry at all at this resort, there was always food everywhere. The swimming pool very clean...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Sophie, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to hear that you had a great time with us. Your special mention of the staff, like Maria that enhanced the quality of your trip was also greatly appreciated. We recognize that our staff plays a valuable role in the vacation experience of our guests, but reviews like yours serve...

Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2013

We enjoyed our vacations in your Hôtel. It is a very nice place and we hope to return next year. We want to thank specially Mrs.Magalis Sanches and her chief Minaya. Magalis is a very good person, she found us a beautifull room #6410 with a marvellous view on the pool and the sea. The food was excellent in all...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Ginette, 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 in general and you will keep a good memory of Punta Cana and...

Toronto
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Perhaps it was my 'glowing' reports not being specific enough as to just how wonderful this resort truly is OR 3rd time's a charm...Whatever the reason, the gist of my words remain the same. Do NOT worry yourself over negative reviews, as I had done. My girlfriend and I were at this resort from February 23 thru to the evening...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Virginia, 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.It is an honor to know that our staff is providing...

london ontario canada
Reviewed 19 March 2013

We just got back from staying at this hotel. We were very happy. We got the room we requested, non-smoking and quiet. The view is amazing and the beach it the nicest one I have been too. It was a very relaxing and peaceful stay. I did not see one mosquito or any ants. Our room was very clean and...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Helen, 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. Thank you also for choosing Barceló Punta Cana for your holidays. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We are happy to read that...

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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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • 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: $179 - $450 (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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“Ocean front is totally worth the extra money.”
945lindaf, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you want a great view of the ocean, pick a room that facing it. Otherwise ask staff for quiete rooms.”
robjohn2017, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They are doing upgrades so hard to give a tip for this.”
sassyas, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The 7 block was older, but closer to pool. Garden side if you want quiet to sleep better. Pool side if you want a great view.”
896cydneyh, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Building 7 is close to pool and beach. Also great view on the 4th floor”
PamR245, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
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