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Excellence Punta Cana
Ranked #13 of 112 Hotels in Punta Cana
Orange, California
Level 6 Contributor
40 reviews
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We went here for our 8th Anniversary and had a great time. Four of our friends from FL came and met up with us. We did a lot of activities: ATV, dune buggy, horseback riding and cigar tasting. We hired a taxi cab to take us around town during the day. We stayed in the resort during the nights. The food and drinks were wonderful. Services and staff were great and friendly. There are shows every night and we frequented the casino nightly and they have poker tournament too! =)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

We traveled to Excellence Punta Cana in December, 2013. From the moment that you arrive at the resort, the warm and friendly staff takes care of your every need. This resort is located on a beautiful beach surrounded by lush groves of palm trees. We sensed a more intimate feel to the resort since it was separated from other, larger resorts. We enjoyed the food at all of the restaurants along with the variety of restaurants. Also, it is a wonderful attribute that the restaurants do not require reservations. This is a super relaxing place whether you like to spend your time at their beautiful pool, having drinks at the swim-up bar, or reading under a palm tree at the beach. In addition, Excellence also offers plenty of activities during the day and entertainment during the evening. They have a great workout facility and the spa is wonderful. This is a great place and I hope to return soon!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rexford, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Excellence for a birthday vacation. It was outstanding! We had stayed at the Excellence in Cancun and had a five star experience there and I am happy to say we weren't disappointed in Punta Cana. The service is top notch, food is excellent and plentiful, and the drinks were flowing. The only negative I have about the resort is that the bed was a little on the hard side(personal preference I know), and if that is the only fault I found with the resort, kudos to them and the Dominican people. Would highly recommend this resort. FYI the ride from the airport to the resort is 25 to 30 min. depending on the driver and if he wants to slow down for the numerous speed bumps on the highway.

Room Tip: Not worth spending the extra money on ocean view or pool, you won't be in your room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Minot
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Very nice place. Friendly staff. Lots of activities and entertainment. There are snack bars open almost all night, the Disco goes till wee hours on the morning. You will not get bored at this resort. There is also a shopping mall located right next to the property.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014

I went with my mom and dad and husband. No kids...awesome! It took me an entire day to figure out that something was missing...haha. The weather was perfect, we went the last week of November. Breakfast, room service was terrific...the fruit was fresh! I actually lost weight amazingly. I had fruit and shrimp everychance I got. I wish they had crab legs tho. I thought the food was pretty good for being readily available. The mini bar and stocked frigde...no words...awesome. The rooms awesome! With private balcony and table/chairs. We ate many meals there. We also went on two awesome excursions. The Zip line (don't go if you are out of shape), we also went on the one that takes you up in the mountains--bumpy isn't the word--and we got stuck once (not so bad). You get to visit many places on that one. Recommend. The lobby alone makes you feel your on another planet in which stress does not exist. I must say I was a little ify about the fact that women can take their clother off (not sure it is aloud)...and there is a porn channel that runs 24/7.

Room Tip: I like quiet so I would request a room that doesn't overlook a pool and is either on the sides o...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Staying at the hotel right now and until Jan 25 (room 10210)

Advantages:
- ocean view
- good food
- nice park
- spa is ok but a bit overpriced
- spacey rooms in the excellence club
- very friendly personnel always there to help
- good selection of the restaurants. 8 in total
- good selection of sport activities. Free horseback riding, tennis courts, ping pong and more

Disadvantages
- old rooms
- ridiculous internet connection. Drops every 15 mins for at least 5 mins
- best places on the beach are reserved by other tourists despite non- reservation policy

Overall, Good quality but the internet connection damages all image of the Excellence (place where everything is excellent). extremely annoying and the staff cannot do anything about it.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We just got back from Excellence Punta Cana and we had the most wonderful time! We were only there for three days, but we enjoyed every second of it. Every single person who works there is extremely friendly, and staff go out of their way to make sure that you are enjoying yourself and taken care of. The pool was really nice - clean, the garden was maintained daily, attendants checked chlorine levels in the pool daily. There was beach volleyball and pool volleyball every day. I especially enjoyed floating around the pool on the floaties. The beach was also cleaned and well maintained. the sand was gorgeous and the water was warm! I also really liked their first-come, first served system around the tiki huts on the beach. At some resorts they make you pay for them (ugh!!) but not at excellence. It was great also becasue there was enough turn over that you could typically find one no matter what time of day you went. It was relaxing to spend time on the beach - no one solicits you for anything, except to ask if you would like a drink! YES PLEASE! If you go, you HAVE to get the drink called the Coco Loco. They take a real coconut, cut it open, pour out the water, mix that water with rum and other delicious things (maybe coconut milk? I'm not sure what else was in there) pour it all back into the coconut and give you that to drink from with a straw! It was DE-LICIOUS! The food was excellent - they had great variety, and no waiting for seats, no reservations needed. My only regret was that we weren't there long enough to try all the restaurants, and that we weren't able to take advantage of the different excursions available like zip lining. There was a variety of age groups represented - young people, middle aged, and even some older people which I thought was really cool and made for a great, relaxed dynamic. I liked that the resort wasn't filled with people looking to just be wasted all the time and the mixed age groups there I think helped to make sure that wasn't the case. Our room was AMAZING! Deep soak tub, extremely spacious and a balcony! Room service 24 hrs a day! Everything in your mini-fridge was free and was restocked daily. AND! They come turn down your room for bed and leave you chocolates on your pillow. All in all, we will definitely return to Excellence. It was the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation we have ever had! Thank you, Excellence!!!

Room Tip: Our room faced the smaller pool. It was quiet and we had a nice view of the pool. I wouldn't pic...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Excellence Punta Cana
Address: Playas Uvero Alto, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#8 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#12 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#13 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#14 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Excellence Punta Cana 4.5*
Number of rooms: 464
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This quaint, colonial-style resort is the ideal destination for couples seeking secluded romantic getaways. Nestled among palms on a perfect white-sand beach on a remote stretch of Punta Cana's Caribbean shoreline, Excellence Punta Cana provides the perfect All-Inclusive playground for adults only and is also home to a world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and an exceptional range of activities and services. ... more   less 
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