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Palmdale, California
Reviewed May 2, 2013

I have traveld many places. I really want to say that Punta Cana in the Dominican was fabulous! People there are humble and very nice. I was very impressed. Not only the beaches but surrounding areas. I am planning on returning in November to visit the Cathedral in El Hguey. I will stay at the same plance Barcelo Punta Cana...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Carmela, The nice notes like the one you kindly posted on the Trip Advisor webpage are very appreciated by us. Thank you for taking some time to express your impressions during your stay at the Barcelo Punta Cana. It was delightful for all our staff to read that you appreciate the service of all of them and the facilities...

Fredericton, NB CANADA
Reviewed May 2, 2013

This was my second time at the Barcelo (Premium) Punta Cana, and as last year it did not disappoint. Upon arrival we were put in a Premium room (which we did not pay for - BONUS) We were so excited we all gave him a $5 tip.. It was a very nice room in Buidling 2 of the renovated section....

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Julie, As a repeat client your opinion is very important to us. It represents a challenge, an opportunity to improve our services, and maintain the magic that makes our dear customers choose for their holiday destination one of our Barcelo Hotels. We are very pleased to read that your stay was another great vacation. Thank you for your comments...

Moncton, Canada
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We booked through Nolitours, and having read many of the other reviews stating that you really needed to upgrade to premium rooms, we were expecting to pay to do so. Our room was 6303, located on the top floor with view of pool and you could see some ocean. It was very clean and well kept, and we were pleased...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Ricky, 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 Vanessa 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...

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was my first trip to Punta Cana and I was not disappointed at all. The hotel was lovely and clean. The staff were absolutely fantastic! They were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The staff work extremely long and hard. Benita, our maid, did a great job of keeping our room clean and I loved the flowers...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The nice notes like the one you kindly posted on the Trip Advisor webpage are very appreciated by us. Thank you for taking some time to express your impressions during your stay at the Barcelo Punta Cana. It was delightful for all our staff to read that you appreciate the service of all of them and the facilities...

Rosemère, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The best vacations ever. Food was more than excellent in all the restaurant a la carte. They even have a resto a la carte for everyone at noon and a excellent pizzeria by the beach.The langoust is a must to try very tender and well prepared. Nice room with view at the sea. Very nice attention from all the staff....

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Sylvie, We greatly appreciate that you have chosen Barcelo Punta Cana for your holidays. It is through communications of this nature that our customers give us an opportunity to assess and evaluate our performance, as well as to ensure that we maintain and deliver the level of service expected from us. It is a pleasure to read that you...

Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Stayed at the Barcelo Punta Cana April 5-19th, this was our 6th visit to the resort and our 4th time for two weeks. Best beach ever Food was very good this year, all of the a la cartes were great, our favorite was the Tokio, Jose our young waiter was very nice and spoke great english. Favorite lunch time spot...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Diane, We would like to express our gratitude for sharing your impressions and suggestions of your recent stay with us. I am very proud to have received your comments, informing us that you enjoyed your stay at our resort and that you appreciated the friendliness of our staff; we are aware that it is only because of them that...

Medicine Hat, Alberta
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Well 5 years later and I am still enjoying the Barcelo Punta Cana resort!!!! I find the staff to be very friendly and because it has been 5 years I have met some very nice people at this resort. It amazes me how hard these people work (Benita, our maid) for instance was wonderful. Also how they remember you from...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Dear guest, Thank you for your loyalty towards Barcelo Hotels and Resorts as your holiday’s destination and for posting a review about your experience among us. In the name of the entire team we would like to express you our satisfaction to acknowledge that despite the fact that some of the staff members have changed, your experience at...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed April 25, 2013

My (pregnant) wife and I just returned from a very relaxing trip to Barcelo Punta Cana (aka Barcelo Premium). I would not have chosen this resort with all of the negative reviews, but my brother and sister in law had already booked their trip. We got a really great price and decided to prepare for the worst. While their were...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at Barcelo Punta Cana. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate all feedback. We would like to extend our most sincere apologies for any inconveniences or difficulties you may have experienced during your stay. Concerning your comments...

Merrimack, New Hampshire
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Our family recently went to the D.R. we stayed at this hotel and the Occidental Grand. The Barcelo had much more going on, rock climbing, music and dancing by the pool during the day, volleyball on the beach, kids area. The buffet was huge and we ate there most days, the food had good taste but the meat quality was...

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barcelopc, Manager at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Matt, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Barcelo Punta Cana at Tripadvisor. We are sad to read that we couldn’t fill your expectations regarding our hotel. We always try to keep our quality service, in order to satisfy the needs and expectations of all our guests. We take all guest feedback very seriously; therefore we appreciate all...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed April 25, 2013

I feel so bad to write this review, but this is the only way you can improve. We arrived on the 9th at 2 pm (14 people). Our rooms were not ready, there were 2 kids, 9 months and 13 months. We tried to get atleast 1 room so that we could shower and change them and we were told...

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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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center 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
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Occidental Caribe

Address: Carretera Macao s/n | Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23301, Dominican Republic (Formerly Barcelo Punta Cana)
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $139 - $329 (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:
#37 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#52 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#53 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#55 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“up grade anyway you can. You do not want to be about the restaurants.”
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“Building 3 upper floors are amazing.”
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