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“Huge Hotel with Outstanding Management” 4 of 5 stars
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Ocean Blue & Sand
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #28 of 100 hotels in Punta Cana
Chicago, Illinois
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“Huge Hotel with Outstanding Management”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This huge Spanish hotel is a well-kept property with beautiful gardens and outstanding management. Pedro Torres, General Manager, and José Luis Camos, Resident Manager, keep everything running smoothly and are totally professional. Judith Ripoll is a charming Cuban woman in charge of Public Relations for the hotel and is especially helpful to clients. The food is good, and the large restaurants demonstrate efficient service and a well-organized staff.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Just got back from a 10 day vacation. As this was our first 10 day - we booked with our fingers crossed that it was going to be o.k. We were had a great time and were not ready to go home! The resort, the staff all are amazing. Alexander, Cristal and ALL the "theatre" bartenders are great - very friendly and very attentive. The buffet staff were awesome - after the 2nd day - they remembered what you like to drink and always greet you with a smile! The only drawback to the rooms - the pillows are a little on the hard side - but as we always travel with our own pillows - it was not a big deal! We would highly recommend this resort! The other draw back for the resort itself - The vendors at the resort (they were there 2 evenings) - they are a little too pushy for my liking and did not take no thank you very easily.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

It was outstanding value for money, having been to Mexico and paid twice as much there was not much to choose between them.

The good.
Location, weather, friendly staff, clean surroundings, food, coffee house

The bad
The stalls on site at night, no beer in the mini bar after the first couple of days (lol)

Would recommend it to everyone

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kitchener, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Few people speak English and they want money for everything....a piece of cardboard and string, a podium for the MC...nickle and dime and the wedding planner not helpful at all.
The food is terrible in the resort..the only good place we found was the buffet down near the beach and the coffee shop...we took 86 people there for a wedding and couldnt even get a room set aside or tables in the restaurants for the wedding party the night before.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My husband and I have been H10 Premium members for 3 years now and I have to say that I don't regret my membership at all. This is the best way to vacation! That being said...
Our first trip out here was wonderful! Beautiful clear blue ocean, fantastic staff and pretty descent food for a huge resort such as this one. We stayed in building 10 right on the beach and had a gorgeous room, wonderful view of the ocean and pool, and will be returning again next year for my daughters wedding!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant hotel and excellent service. Myself, girlfriend & son stayed at this hotel and we enjoyed every minute of it. The room was brilliant and hotel staff was friendly. The food was good and good choice of restaurants, I would recommend the steak house as a must! The children's club was brilliant and the two ladies were brilliant with kids. Overall I would recommend this hotel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This property is fairly new. We had been to Ocean Coral in Mexico also . That was just as great. You certainly can't beat the Punta Cana weather. It it always spot on and very dependable for high 80's and little rain. This property is simply beautiful. It offers so much. I loved Mikes Coffee Shop and visited it frequently on our stay. We would go back in a heartbeat. It was a lovely week there and we will always keep it as an option for future visits to DR.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GuestServiceOBS, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank You so much on behalf of Ocean Blue and Sand by H10, for your most wonderful review and for sharing with others you Amazing experience here with us, we are also glad that you found the property cozy and the staff of the activities department of Ocean Blue friendly as well.

We most gladly will like to welcome you again,

Best regards,

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Additional Information about Ocean Blue & Sand

Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#21 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#22 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#24 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#25 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#28 Business Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Blue & Sand 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the wonderful beaches of Bávaro, and immersed in tropical foliage, close to the White Sands golf course, the Ocean Blue and Sand is an all-inclusive resort featuring suite accommodations, two luxurious pools, casino, spa and fitness center, dive center and an extensive activity program including childrens' and teen mini clubs, to make your stay an unforgettable experience. All-inclusive: Meals, drinks, cocktails and snacks included 24 hours. Some additional services are available at additional charge. Lobby with Free WiFi. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ocean Blue Punta Cana
Ocean Blue Hotel Beach
Ocean Blue Resort Punta Cana
Ocean Blue Golf Beach Resort Punta Cana
Ocean Blue Dominican Republic
Punta Cana Ocean Blue
Ocean Blue Hotel Punta Cana
Ocean Blue Resort Dominican Republic

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