Just came back from a 7 day trip, this being the second time to Punta Cana, this was the worst resort i have stayed at and i have been to mexico twice n punta cana , this resort was rated more like a 3-3.5 star, VERY slow service not enough staff on hand, the rooms were just ok.
We arrived around 11am and couldnt get our room till around 3pm, they sucked as we were limited to what we could do and waiting around to get settled in our rooms. Wifi access is available for a fee $12 a day or $49 for a week, but $27 for 3 days is the best option, cause if you dont use it that much, it can last upto 6 days i was told, i got 4 days out of mine before we left.
The weather would rain on and off, we had 2 really GREAT days with no rain at all and no clouds, other days were overcast.
We stayed in Building 3 Rm 3446, prestige class, its better to pay extra for this, so you can stay in the newly renovated areas, plus you get 4 guaranteed la carte rest. you would just have to change the times, as we given late dinner times at 8:30pm, with 2 kids no way!!
BAD news first!! service very slow, shows were not that good, casino - never went at all, not enough staff on hand and the resort itself is slowly falling apart, they are trying to fix things, but its hard with alot of people on the resort, food was good, nothing crazy with a few different choices every night, I have been to better places with much more choices of food in the buffet. There is ONLY one buffet to feed a lot of people, so lots of line ups at certain times for lunch, dinner n breakfast, but you do have 6 la carte rest. to pick from, hard to make a reservation with so many people trying to get an earlier dinner as well.
The pool beside the swim up bar was in some bad shape and didn't even swim in that pool at all, my two kids ages 6 & 9 liked the other pool beside the kids pool. It looked newer and much nicer, spent most of our time there.. WELL the beaches is why I took my kids there, they are AWESOME, even though the flag was yellow with high waves most of the time, it is great if you are a great swimmer.
Sports bar is far from a sports bar, 2 pool tables, the bar and one tv in the middle, the game room was even worst, hit n miss to get a ball to play ping pong, a few pool tables and video games that looked to be out of order or just turned off.
GOOD!! didnt see any roaches the whole time i was there, the chefs making the eggs n oomelets was great every morning, but getting drinks while in the buffet was pretty slow, but we had a regular guy to serve us the last 3 days in the morning and during lunch, so when I gave him a tip for the great service, the next time we sat down he was right there to get our drinks, thats what I saw in the resort alot of tips being passed around to get the service that you would normally get at other resorts, but i think the lack of staff n energy to be there made the resort an average place to go.
Pizza place, the kids n us enjoyed it, but again very slow service n line ups were crazy, we tried the jap, italian, french were the BEST, the dominican was ok and the texmex was weird, nothing mex about it, besides the salsa n chips u got. just seemed like a normal sit down rest.
So to sum up this RESORT, if you are on a tight budget n don't mind a below average resort with great food and some hit or miss of great staff, then book barcelo punta cana, but spend the extra $$ and go somewhere else, thats what we got from this Resort and talking to other people as well. good luck!!
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