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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We just got home from staying at the Occidental Caribe for a week. We loved the resort and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was very nice and the air conditioning kept the room nice and cool which was great after being outside all day! We paid extra for the ocean view and that was worth it...

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3Thank Lauren B
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just got back from this resort and sadly we will not be returning. Although we loved the beach the resort really had nothing more to offer. We upgraded to premium and it was a waste of money. The rooms are old and outdated, and our pillows smelled so badly of mould we could not sleep with them. Our bathroom...

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1Thank petty2017
Andreas, Pennsylvania
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found the staff to be excellent, especially Martina Mota. Such a warm and friendly person there to greet us each day. The beach is gorgeous, the pools and outdoor areas had plenty of chairs and umbrellas for everyone. Great music and spaces. A wonderful place to relax and unwind. Highly recommend it!

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Here is a positive review. Don't know if there are any particular awards out there for the different aspects of resorts, but you guys could walk away with a lot of trophies. You can all be proud. Keep up the great work. Noah/Toronto

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for making our Occidental Caribe your choice hotel on this occasion and for your very kind recommendation to the travel community of TripAdvisor this positive feedback keeps us motivated to encounter the compliance of our demanding quality standards. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to...

Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to different resorts and had some good and bad experiences. Occidental Caribe was one of the best. There was really nothing to complain about. We came away with a smile and lots of great memories. Thank you, Vanessa- Ontario

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. We take a lot of pleasure in making each of our guests visits fantastic, especially when it comes to special occasions. Best Regards...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was our first time visiting the Occidental Caribe resort in Punta Cana. We don't want to expect upon our arrival. We only had one regret about our time at Occidental Caribe. We should have booked 2 weeks instead of one - next time!

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us, our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive critics. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best Regards Director...

Cornwall, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I just returned from Punta Cana. This hotel is in need of repairs, let alone up dating. Beds are old and uncomfortable to say the lest. We were on the top floor and could hear our neighbours talking among other things. Food was plain and tasteless. Beach was nice. Staff was friendly. Would not recommend not worth...

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your impressions regarding your recent stay at our hotel. At Occidental Caribe we always strive to exceed guests expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best Regards Director Occidental Caribe

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Such a beautiful resort!! Beach is amazing and the staff are the most entertaining I've ever seen! Especially Julio Iglesias! Love it here, super sunny, great rooms, great food, great entertainment and amazing bartenders Doroteo, and Ismael.

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your very kind words about our entertainment team as they work tirelessly every day to entertain our guests during their stay among us, we will make sure to relay your praising comments to them and we are sure they will be happy to know their efforts have been appreciated. Again we thank you for...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great service, beautiful beaches, wonderful staff. Good bartenders especially Doroteo and ismael, fun entertainment especially Julio Iglesias and Gabriel Chocolate. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Definitely going to come back soon. I love occidental caribe.

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us, our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive critics. Best Regards Director Occidental Caribe

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I traveled with a group of 9 people, from January 29th to February 5th and everyone had a blast. Prior to booking we read all the reviews and knew what to prepare for, my understanding with this hotel is that they seem to be going through some updates but regardless everyone in the party enjoyed their stay and would return!...

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We sincerely appreciate the time you spent to share your comments following your visit to our hotel, our guests feedback is of utmost importance to ensure our demanding standards of service at all times, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconsistency you may have experienced during your stay. Moreover we are glad you enjoyed the beauty of...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre 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 Centre 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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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre 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)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: $182 - $431 (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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“Avoid rooms near the casino and try to face the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles ecpapp22, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“book early”
 of 5 bubbles vzamprogna, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an updated room, if you are picky about them”
 of 5 bubbles Peppercornn, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“up grade anyway you can. You do not want to be about the restaurants.”
  • Pool view from my room
  • The Ocean view from my room
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Building 3 upper floors are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles 297shannonh, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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