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Carretera Macao SN Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#80 of 160 hotels in Punta Cana
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Finding an ideal family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Occidental Caribe, a nice option for travelers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the all-inclusive resort rooms offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with paid internet access available.

Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge while staying at Breezes Punta Cana. In addition, Occidental Caribe offers a pool and breakfast, which will help make your Punta Cana trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you like Italian restaurants, Barcelo Premium Punta Cana is conveniently located near Ciao and Capriccio Mare.

Occidental Caribe puts the best of Punta Cana at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Casino and Gambling
Babysitting
Parking
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Water park
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
French, Russian, Spanish, German
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Relax670842 wrote a review 27 Jul
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I booked a room in Barcelo's hotel Occidental Caribe Punta Cana. The confirmation for this booking is Localizador: 7309SC134057. for dates: July 11-14. On the first night I arrived they placed me in a room 1 mile away from the restaurants and swimming pool, they offered a more expensive room closer to everything. For the next three days I ate food that was expired, making me sick in a Buffet since the booking was all inclusive. I paid for tours that did not do what they promised. I put a sign on the door for housekeepers not to enter but once agreed for a lady to enter and clean the room. The lady stole from my luggage: an expensive skirt that had Zirconia embroidery brand new $90 I have the receipt here. A nautica umbrella since it was raining hard when I drove to the aiport in USA. A Gucci Jacket my son owned brand new stolen. Expensive Jeans and the lock I put in my luggage. I was sleeping in the room when the housekeeper entered in the room thinking I was not there, and said "Ohhhh pardon, i am leaving". Despite the notice I had at the door not to be disturbed. when I fixed my clothes to leave the resort, I noticed my stuff was not there but because my son had his own suitcase, I thought because the rush he put all those items in his luggage. When I arrived to another city in that particular country, and took everything out to wash my clothes then I saw the reality that this person stole my stuff and called the resort. They said they were sorry but they are not responsible. For four days I ate awful food in their all inclusive buffet, 8 oz of juice they gave with each meal. They never put towels in the hotel room, I had to use my beach towels, they never gave towels for the beach, they never replenished soda and water in the room, the hotel housekeeper stole items of high value, designers clothes. I reported the incident directly to them. Have ignored completely, so far I have not seen an apology letter. At lease 10 times I wrote to caribe@occidentalhotels.com they did not respond even once. When they were trying to sell the room (booking) they replied right away. I hold Occidental Hotel punta cana responsible for the theft of my items and for providing food in bad conditions, no towels in the room, no free drinks they promised and for supporting the actions of its employees, a thief that entered in my room, broke my trust, and stole my items then tried to return to steal more.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Make sure you don't allow someone to clean your room. They will steal items !!!!
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Dottie wrote a review Jun 2021
Newark, New Jersey13 contributions1 helpful vote
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From the time we entered Rosemery, Alex, and quite a few other staff catered to our every need! We had so much fun dancing, drinking endless rum/cokes, making new friends and just enjoying life. The entire hotel staff was amazing-the food changed everyday at the buffet and reservations were needed for the other restaurants. With direct access to Bavaro Beach the hotel tried their best to keep the sargasm down. (very much appreciated) Everyone from the waitstaff down to housekeeping always had a smile and greeted you. I can not rant and rave enough about the good time my hubby and I---I came back with a new name "JOANNA" AKA Dorothy! Occidental Caribe I love you all and will be back very soon! Over and over again !!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Alvaro Fontenla, Owner at Occidental Caribe
Responded 15 Jun 2021
Dear Customer We would like to express our appreciation for the comments you have made about your recent visit, as they help us understand how our guests enjoy their stay with us. It is always our goal to achieve maximum customer satisfaction and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your vacation at the hotel. We continually strive to offer the best quality and to ensure that all of our guests return home with fond memories of their vacation. Your enthusiasm for our staff is greatly appreciated by all of us and we assure you that you will be a great source of motivation for them. Last but not least, We are proud to know that you were able to enjoy the result of the effort of our chefs to satisfy the culinary desires of our guests, offering them the most delicious dishes. Thanks again for this heartwarming review about your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Álvaro Fontenla Director Occidental Caribe
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Kristin C wrote a review 26 Jul
Houston, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived in Punta Cana 1 day early so we booked the Occidental Caribe for that night. Service wasn't up to par, the tables were not cleaned fast enough, we had to look for somewhere clean for breakfast. The waitress acted as if I was bothering her when asking for silverware, food variety was very limited. Overall, it wasn't what I expected and I was glad to leave.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Alvaro Fontenla, Owner at Occidental Caribe
Responded 3 days ago
Estimado Cliente Agradecemos sinceramente el tiempo que invirtió en compartir su opinión después de su visita a nuestro hotel. Las opiniones de nuestros clientes son de suma importancia para asegurar el cumplimiento de nuestros estándares de servicio en todo momento. Por favor, acepte nuestras más sinceras disculpas por las incidencias que experimentó durante su estancia. Estamos convencidos de que siempre hay margen de mejora y sus comentarios ayudarán a nuestro equipo en sus continuos esfuerzos encaminados a satisfacer las expectativas de nuestros huéspedes, por ello agradecemos enormemente el tiempo que ha dedicado a compartir con nosotros sus críticas constructivas. Puede estar seguro de que sus comentarios serán tomados en consideración y que nos ayudarán a mejorar nuestros servicios. Esperamos poder darle la bienvenida de nuevo muy pronto. Álvaro Fontenla Director Occidental Caribe
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papi jay wrote a review 24 Jul
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The weather was fantastic, the staff members were excellent , lovely experience would definitely go back!!!!! The beach it’s gorgeous nice and clean ,the sand it’s soft and the resort grounds are well kept!!!the food it’s delicious especially at the Dominican restaurant.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Smile,,, thank you and please!!! go a lonnnnnnnng way!!!
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Response from Alvaro Fontenla, Owner at Occidental Caribe
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Customer First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing our hotel and for sharing this wonderful opinion about your recent stay with us. It is very gratifying to read it. We are very grateful for your compliments to our staff, whose kindness and kindness is one of our hotel's greatest strengths, and I promise to congratulate all of them on their behalf for contributing to your well-being during your stay at our hotel. Last but not least, We are proud to know that you were able to enjoy the result of the effort of our chefs to satisfy the culinary desires of our guests, offering them the most delicious dishes. Thanks again for this heartwarming review about your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Álvaro Fontenla Director Occidental Caribe
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Petra C wrote a review 23 Jul
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We have spent 14 days there in July 2021. Three adults and one child, all in one double room. ====== Overall value for the money ===== You get what you pay for. For their affordable price, the services were quite adequate. If you want a real scooped ice cream, go to a five star resort. If you want top-notch rooms, go to a five star resort. If you want Italian food to taste like Italian food, go to Italy. :) ===== Internet ==== If you want to work while staying at Occidental Caribe, be prepared that the internet (we got it for free) is not fast enough for any ZOOM calls or any real work. You might be ok browsing Facebook but you can not rely on the internet to work at all hours. You would need to re-enter credentials to log-in about 2-3 times a day. ===== Food ===== Disclaimer: I am a snob/foodie from San Francisco, a fan of Michelin starred restaurants. The food here is just okay, you get what you pay for. The best deal is the French restaurant (serves real foie gras), but it is only open on Thursdays, so make your reservation one week in advance. The second best are Mexican and Dominican -- not surprising, since the latin cuisine is just something they are familiar with. On the other hand, if you go to the Italian, you realize that the quality and authenticity of the dishes is way off. And if you go to the Japanese, you will get served a pineapple sushi roll (for real!). It is what it is, it has a Caribbean flavor, even for Japanese food. Just relax and don't come in with any expectations, and you will have fun. The seafood and Pizza restaurants were closed for dinner due to COVID. Get garlic mofongo or sancocho at Dominican Restaurant. Get garlic shrimp or fajitas at Mexican. Get seafood linguine at Italian. They were always out of burrata. Get foie gras and onion soup at French. Their lobster bisque was terrible. Get duck confit or lobster crepes. Buffet uses low quality ingredients (the desserts do not seem to contain real butter, the fish is too fishy, etc). But it is what it is. We spent another night at a 5 star resort by Barcelo (Occidental Punta Cana) and their food was a step up in terms of quality. Avoid ANY AND ALL fish anywhere in the resort -- it is not fresh, appears to be previously frozen and tastes fishy. Avoid salmon carpaccio at Italian. Shrimp and chicken dishes were good in all restaurants. If you want a great ice cream, take Uber to the Jumbo Mall or Blue Mall, each has the ice cream kiosk called Valentino, with phenomenal ice cream. Blue Mall is way nicer and bigger, so go there. When in Blue Mall, spend the extra money at Bachata Rosa restaurant for dinner, and order a fish there (fresh, amazing experience). ====== Drinks ===== Google “popular all-inclusive drinks” and do your own research into the options you have. They do have a QR code with drink menu, but they are more than happy to make any drink you instruct them to make. Tipping goes a long way. My daughter always ordered hot milk from the bartender called Alexis. Everyone was so sweet to her, ordering her "leche caliente". ====== Entertainment ====== Rafael Corsino himself comprises 90% of all the fun. The other entertainers are skilled (amazing saxophonist Joel, phenomenal female singer, pianist, etc) but Rafael actually brings in the show, whether it is during his poolside Zumba dance instructions or during the weekday nights by the bar. He is beyond hospitable, for example he brought us a small side table all the way from the pool deck to the bar, just so we have a place to put our drinks while listening to music. My daughter keeps talking about Rafael and misses him greatly. If it was not for Rafael, I would have given a much lower star rating. Occidental management, please give Rafael a big raise! There were no big mid-week shows when we arrived before 4th of July, and most guests were from Spanish speaking countries. After 4th of July, the whole vibe changed when Americans started rushing in. More English music started being played, the entertainment was more robust and frequent, lines at a bar started forming, etc.. If you want a quiet vacation, visit before 4th of July. ====== ROOMS ====== We changed the room mid-stay because we noticed mold in multiple places in the bathroom. Please examine the bathroom in great detail before you unpack, and ask for a different room if you see something you don’t like. My daughter has asthma so we did not take chances. A/C is very weak and rooms are humid, if you expect the room to cool to 72F, you should go to a different hotel. Expect wet clothes to take multiple days to dry. Bring anti-humidity spray for your hair, or keep them braided or in buns. The hotel staff quickly responded to all requests (fixing, later replacing the safe, getting pediatric medications at 4am, etc). They are working with old equipment, the building needs repairs, but they are doing their best. ===== EXTRAS ===== AguaMenta boutique has amazing swim suits. I dropped about $400 there. Kids show was great, acrobats and other entertainers, just go grab a seat by the pool at least an hour before the show starts. Or watch it from the pool. The big shows in the theatre start at 10:30pm (they tell you they start at 9pm but you just end up waiting for an hour and a half for it to start). We did the glass bottom boat trip, great with kids. The party boats were too loud/annoying. We spent a day at Scape Park, best day ever. Ziplining, blue hole swim, cave swim, monkeys, etc. Great for the whole family. Take Uber to downtown, and know that Punta Cana does not have a real downtown (with a square or something). It is only the CocoBongo area, the Jumbo mall and few shops at Plaza San Juan Shopping Center. But the best shopping is 15 min away at the Blue Mall.
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Responded 3 days ago
Estimado Cliente Nos gustaría expresar nuestro agradecimiento por los comentarios que ha realizado sobre su reciente visita, puesto que nos ayudan a entender como nuestros huéspedes disfrutan de su estancia con nosotros. Es siempre nuestro objetivo alcanzar la máxima satisfacción de nuestros clientes y estamos encantados de escuchar que disfrutaron de sus vacaciones en el hotel. Nos esforzamos continuamente en ofrecer la mejor calidad y asegurar que todos nuestros huéspedes regresan a sus casas con bonitos recuerdos de sus vacaciones. Su entusiasmo por nuestro personal es muy apreciado por todos nosotros y le aseguramos que será una gran fuente de motivación para ellos. Gracias de nuevo por esta revisión reconfortante sobre su estancia con nosotros, esperamos su próxima visita. Álvaro Fontenla Director Occidental Caribe
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PRICE RANGE
US$103 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Barcelo Punta Cana
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta Cana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
798
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Frequently Asked Questions about Occidental Caribe
Which popular attractions are close to Occidental Caribe?
Nearby attractions include Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana (0.9 km), ORO Nightclub (1.0 km), and Little Switzerland (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Occidental Caribe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Occidental Caribe?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Occidental Caribe?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Occidental Caribe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Occidental Caribe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Montserrat Manor Restaurant, Toro, and Los Gallos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Occidental Caribe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Occidental Caribe have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Occidental Caribe offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Occidental Caribe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Occidental Caribe offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Occidental Caribe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, French, German, and Russian.