-Drinks at the bar
-A la carte restaurant meals (require reservations)
-Front desk/concierge service
-Front desk organization
---Although we carried a print-out of our reservation from Delta Vacations, we were told that our reservation was no longer available because it had been made for the month of June in their systems. While they sorted the issue on their side, they gave us temporary bracelets and told us we could eat dinner in the buffet restaurant, but the restaurant did not open for another hour. Meanwhile, we had to carry our bags with us and had nowhere to go.
-Buffet restaurant food
---Much variety, but low quality taste and presentation
---I have been suffering from food poisoning symptoms for 2 days
-Complete lack of cleanliness in the buffet and El Marlin restaurant (breakfast and lunch)
---This includes disgusting and stained tablecloths
---Birds picking food up from unattended dining tables and the buffet line
-A very noisy crowd of 200+ youth from the "Highway" group who completely dominated the main pool and the pool bar each day we were there
We lost several hours in dealing with the poorly run staff (waiting for over 90 minutes for a safe repairman who was "coming up right now" according to three separate phone calls, plus having to fight for a towel voucher that was not given to us at check-in). The extremely large/loud/drunk college-aged group completely filled the pool and was rowdy through 4am and 5am most nights.
This was the most beautiful beach I ever visited, but I will never go back to Punta Cana -- and especially not to one of Barcelo's hotels.
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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