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Ocean Blue & Sand

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Playa Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Telford, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food - perfect and varied in the 7 Al a carte restaurants and 2 buffets. Rooms - cleaned daily with fridge stocked with beers, water, juice and spirits as required. 24 hour room service was brilliant. Particularly breakfast in bed with champagne. Lobby bar and sports bar. 2 contrasting bars which both had friendly staff. Good selection of premium drinks... More 

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Richmond, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went with our family of 14 for an anniversary celebration to Ocean Blue. The grounds, rooms, and pool area were very nice. The food was average, as was the ocean beach area. The biggest problem we encountered was the terrible service. Room refrigerators were never stocked up, even though we called and were promised everything "in ten minutes". It... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was by far the best family vacation ever. They did an exceptional job of keeping everyone entertained. The staff was super friendly; the facilities were well-maintained; the food was amazing! Tons of day time activities for the children and equally entertaining in the evening for the adults.

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Feltham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We traveled here 9-23rd june. Our room was lovely and big, bathroom a good size and nice balcony. The hotel grounds were amazing and always kept clean with staff cleaning around the clock. Restuarants We ate in all of the restaurants as well as the buffet all really good however we felt blue moon the formal restaurant was a let... More 

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San Diego, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel is nice, people working there are awesome. Our experience was really bad because even when we paid in advance they did not have a room for us and sent us to a neighbor hotel what was a lower category and we had to walk through the beach for 20 minutes to go eat and enjoy the ocean blue hotel.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first and last stay at this resort, service is terrible as it seems they are understaffed. We stayed at the "Privilege" section and even there service was really bad. It usually took 4/5 calls to get anything, from getting towels to requests to clean the room as they usually did it around 5pm. Staff is friendly but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The good: Firstly, the hotel is lovely, the 2 pools are massive and both have swim up bars and jacuzzi sections. The food choice is great, I have a very fussy boyfriend and he was able to find something to eat every night in the buffet. We also went to the Route 66 diner a la carte which was our... More 

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a great stay at this resort this past April, 2014. The rooms are big and the resort layout is very cute and romantic, plus a jacuzzi in the room! Cons: long wait lines for the Steakhouse restaurant. We were not able to make it to this restaurant as the lines were always long.

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Puerto Rico, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my 4th time in Punta Cana but the first time at Ocean Blue and Sand. By far, this has been the best hotel I've stayed in. The one worth making a review for. The staff is so friendly, welcoming and entertaining. They even remembered us and were so attentive. The food is great. The location is beautiful. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our June 2015 trip to Ocean Blue & Sand. The rooms were large, the grounds were immaculate, and the food was decent. We did not mind the walk from restaurants to beach...we actually liked having some space to spread out. The stay was not without a few issues: there was quite a bit of seaweed on the beach,... More 

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