we have visited this resort april 19-26, was our 1st time travelling to Dominican Republic, so we choose punta cana since everyone says that this is the place to go. have been to cuba many times and wanted a change and we werent disappointed one bit!
I was travelling with my 2 teenage sons, so I was looking for a place they would enjoy and wouldnt get bored.I bought this at the last minute at got a really good deal.
Rooms: they were great, big,clean,clean bathrooms(even had facecloths) we were close to the beach and the activity pool which was nice, second floor with a balcony.
beach: beautiful,lovely,clean,even had garbage cans and recycling right on the beach, even had a life guard. only thing is that sometimes outsiders come to bother you to buy stuff or visit places, just say no to them and they will go away.
pools: 2 huge pools, activity pool and quiet pool. we spent most of our time at the activity pool,always had games and music. we went to the quiet pool a couple of times just to relax
activities: you never had to worry about enternaiment cause their were always something going on. beer contest,fruit carving, water sports even a beach party one night which was so awesome. they have a trampoline and a rock climbing for the kids.games room which my sons spend alot of time it was open 24hrs had pool tables,ping pong tables, arcade games.
food: the buffet was really good and so was the a la carte restaurants,they have a pizzeria too
service: was pretty good, only thing was that we arrived at 12;30pm and werent able to get our room till 4pm, but besides that it was good
all in all this is a great hotel, lots of things to do, lots of bars open most of the night, theatre was awesome and their bar was open till 5am, even had a discotheque in the hotel, my son really enjoyed this, he also enjoyed the sports bar, their was also music playing in the lobby everynight and it was music that we listen too so was nice.
couple pointers....they use U.S dollars, so the stores on site were very expensive, make sure to go to the meeting with the rep from your flight they give you alot of pointers for your stay.
locals come twice a week to sell things and they can be real pests and dont like you to say no so becareful and they sell expensive too. we flew with air transat and had the best flight ever and what great about going here is that you have no tax at the airport to pay, what else was cool was their airport in punta cana they have all kinds of restaurants from home over there, nice way to finish your vacation.
so far this has been our best trip ever,this is a great hotel, the only little thing about it is I wish it wouldnt be so expensive but I guess its cause its punta cana and I guess you pay more when something is really great.. have nothing bad to say about this hotel really:)...and we are foresure going back, I had planned to go back in november with my teenage daughters but ended up going to cuba in october so now our next trip is a family trip at the end of April to the Barcelo in Punta Cana and I just can wait for my family to live this experience!!!
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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