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Wisconsin
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Our group included four Americans in their middle twenties. We stayed for six nights from Nov 17th- 23rd, 2012. The first part of our stay was average but eventually got worse (food sick, terrible service, terrible night time entertainment). RESORT: The resort was very large and beautiful. It was also very well kept. Gardners were out every day trimming bushes,...

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4Thank Katie G
New Jersey
Reviewed November 24, 2012

I just returned home from the Barcelo Punta Cana. The shows were excellent . Beds were comfortable. Pool and beach was great. Grounds are very well taken care of. Activities were great. Now for the BAD. Food and drinks were terrible. This could be the best place to go on vacation if they would improve the food and drinks

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5Thank topsweety
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I have to say when i booked my vacation i was a little worried. I had read some of the reviews and was a little put off by them. I was so glad that i listened to my husband and just booked. This was our first time to DR. Checking in/out - checking in was smooth. we checked in on...

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3Thank Janet A
Reviewed November 19, 2012

My family stayed for five days in August,2012. This was our annual family vacation. I stood on line to check in for close an hour. The rooms were absolutely horrible. The furniture was soiled with black stains. The bathroom had leaks and a mold- like appearance on the walls. I was unable to get a blanket and given extra sheets...

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3Thank Cheryl P
Miami
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Barcelo is gorgeous resort both in the pictures online and in person. However, the beauty of the location hides some terrible flaws. Check in takes forever. There were 3 people at the desk, with one person fluent in English. It's as if the three working together gave you one person doing check-ins. There were only 5 people ahead of us....

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1Thank DMerrin
Edison, New Jersey
Reviewed November 16, 2012

This was our first trip to the DR. This resort provided the perfect vacation. Gorgeous grounds. Good food. Extremely clean. Very very nice personnel. The beds and pillows were SO comfortable I slept in as late as my teens! Beaches and pools were great. No need to rush down at dawn to reserve chairs - there are plenty. Awesome pool...

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2Thank Susan W
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed November 12, 2012

With a little better management, this resort could be great. The room was spacious and clean, a few ants but only if you left food out. 1. There is only one place to get poolside towells, and it's at the far end of the three pools; a long walk if your room is at the other end. 2. The elevators...

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4Thank SusanCinLouisville
Pickering, Canada
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Our trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was nice but the resort not happy with at all. We stayed at the Barcelo Punta Cana. The room was lovely but we had 3 days with no hot water and not advised there was a problem. I inquired 5 times before the front desk told me they were working on the problem....

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This was my first trip to an all-inclusive resort and I'm so glad I chose this one. I took my daughter for her 16th birthday and we had an amazing time! The staff was wonderful, friendly and helpful. The resort was beautiful and clean. There was so much to do and a lot of entertainment so you will never find...

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Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is my 2nd visit to the Dominican, 1st to the Barcelo Porta Plater and now here, Barcelo Punta Cana. It's located 45 minutes from Punta Cana airport which is a big plus. Hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming Rooms are spaceous air conditioned & clean, room safe provided for free. Main buffet; wide range of meals at all...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center 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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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
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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: $121 - $291 (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:
#39 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#54 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#55 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#57 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, this is not the place for you.”
 of 5 bubbles VanessaB931, 2 days ago | Read review
“Building 2 – facing the water/pool (2 to 3 floor)”
 of 5 bubbles johnbE7524OB, 2 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a room in the renovated section.”
 of 5 bubbles stevesP7433CB, 1 week ago | Read review
“Request a suite, as it will be a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 36edward, 1 week ago | Read review
“Don't bother buying an "oceanfront" room because I had an incredible view of the main pool and beach from the standard suite.”
 of 5 bubbles genor2015, 1 week ago | Read review
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