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THE Royal Club at Occidental Punta Cana - All-Inclusive

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)

Room rates from:
$204 $136
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$1,459 $1,099
Per Guest for 5 Nights
Based on 8578 reviews
The Royal Club offers a boutique-style hotel within the Occidental Resort experience.
Style: Family-friendly Beachfront Resort
Room & Rates
Royal Club Luxury - All-Inclusive - THE Royal Club at Occidental Punta Cana - All-Inclusive - 1

Royal Club Luxury - All-Inclusive

Starting from
$204 $136
Per Adult Nightly
Your All-Inclusive Plan Includes:
  • All meals including buffet and a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Domestic drinks and wine by the glass with dinner
  • Use of tennis courts during the day
  • Free entrance to disco (does not include drinks)
  • Non-motorized watersports including kayaking, Hobiecats, windsurfing and snorkeling
  • Free intro scuba clinic in pool
  • Supervised children`s program for kids ages 4 - 12 years
  • Daily activities and nightly entertainment
  • All current hotel taxes, gratuities and service charges are also included

Amenities: Air-conditioned with an in-room dining area and a private balcony. Bedding includes either one king bed or two double beds. Other features include a mini-bar that is restocked daily; turn down service, ceiling fans, cable TV, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, complimentary Wi-Fi in lounge area, daily news delivery upon request and a DVD player.
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THE Royal Club at Occidental Punta Cana - All-Inclusive
Bavaro, Punta Cana, Punta Cana, DR Dominican Republic


Located on Bavaro Beach, 30 minutes from the Punta Cana international airport and 90 minutes from La Romana airport.

Why Stay Here

  • 24-Hour food and beverage service at nine restaurants and seven bars
  • Merengue, salsa and bachata lessons, nightly entertainment and music
  • WiFi access (fees apply per day or per week)

Resort Details

THE Royal Club welcomes Guests with private check-in and reception, and warmly accommodates them with personal concierge services, room service, a private restaurant, bar, pool and solarium area, and complimentary internet service.

All-Inclusive Details

Your All-Inclusive Plan Includes:

  • All meals including buffet and a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Domestic drinks and wine by the glass with dinner
  • Use of tennis courts during the day
  • Free entrance to disco (does not include drinks)
  • Non-motorized watersports including kayaking, Hobiecats, windsurfing and snorkeling
  • Free intro scuba demonstration in pool
  • Supervised children`s program for kids ages 4 - 12 years
  • Daily activities and nightly entertainment
  • All current hotel taxes, gratuities and service charges are also included

Accommodation Details

Luxurious rooms that include either one king bed or two double beds and a private balcony with beautiful views of the tropical gardens and the beautiful beaches of Bavaro. All rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Other features of the rooms include a private bathroom, a mini-bar that is restocked daily, satellite TV, a telephone, coffee maker and an iron/ironing board. Use of in-room safe and Wi-Fi is available at an additional cost. Cribs and extra beds are available upon request. Guests have complimentary Wi-Fi access in the Royal Club lounge area.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

On-site Dining: Restaurants

  • Le Buffet: Serving international cuisine
  • Las Reses: Rustic a la carte restaurant with grilled beef and fish specialties
  • La Hacienda: Traditional Mexican food served a la carte
  • Via Veneto: Italian cuisine served a la carte
  • D`Oriental: Asian cuisine served a la carte including vegetarian options, seafood, pork, and duck served in a serene Oriental atmosphere
  • Royal Club Restaurant: Exclusive to Royal Club Guests, this a la carte restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • La Taqueria: Pizzeria with a wood oven

  • The Lobby Bar
  • La Bodeguita Bar
  • Bar Hundido
  • Bar Chiringuito
  • La Fontana Bar
  • Beach Club Bar
  • Home Run Bar
  • Niki Bar: Exclusive beach bar for Royal Club Guests
  • Mangu: On-site nightclub

Meetings & Conventions

Honeymooners Package:
Present your marriage certificate at check-in when you stay a minimum of three nights to receive the Honeymooners Package.

  • Breakfast in bed (one day of stay, to be arranged with guest services)
  • Special recognition for couple during show by activities staff
  • 10% Massage discount voucher
  • Room upgrade (subject to availability)

THE Royal Club at Occidental Punta Cana offers the finest facilities and services for your event and meetings needs during your stay. There are adaptable indoor and outdoor event and function spaces to accommodate your need. Audio, video and presentation equipment can also be made available at an additional cost.

Pools & Spas

outdoor Pools
Spa services (fees apply)


Please Note: Occidental Punta Cana will be renovating the rooms and facilities of the Hotel. This improvement process will begin on Monday, May 9th and will finalize approximately by November 30th 2016.
During this period, the hotel will continue operating normally since the work will be done by buildings without affecting the clients or any of the hotel services, which is normally provided.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Air-Conditioning
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Inclusive
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
  • Cable
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Program
  • Coffee Shop
  • Complimentary Use of Bathrobe
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms (+)
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Currency Exchange
  • Deck, balcony or terrace
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Golf (nearby) (+)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In room Mini Bar
  • In room Safe (+)
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Medical Services (+)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Night Club
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Public Internet Access (+)
  • Restaurant
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Telephone (+)
  • Television
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water Sports (+)
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Whirlpool
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 8578 reviews
from Monroe
Submitted on 24-05-2016
First of all let me say I have been a Grand Level member for several years. We love The Grand because of all the great staff. Recently I noticed that several of our favorite staff members were missing. I found that they were fired after Barcelo purchased the property. This was distressing because we look forward to visiting with them. They make us feel like part of a family. We hope Barcelo does not continue this practice. That being said it looks like a large renovation is about to start. The ... Read more
from Auburn, Alabama
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Just returned from another great trip to the Occidental Grand Royal Club. If you go to this hotel, I would definitely recommend upgrading to the Royal Club. Samuel, Hipolito and Hector take great care of you in the Royal Club dining room. The food is excellent and the service is better than a Ritz Carlton. The menu changes every day and they have a wonderful lobster night on Mondays. When you have to go home you will be sad because you will feel like you are leaving your family.
from Peoria Arizona
Submitted on 24-05-2016
We read negative reviews of the rooms but we we were quite satisfied. The rooms were very clean and not shabby. but nice, The food was good. They had a wonderful assortment of fruits and vegetables. The only suggestion would be to serve tender meat. We preferred the food in the buffet as compared to the specialty restaurants. The staff was great. Some of the people who stood out were Maria Eugenia who greeted us each day at the buffet. Francisco made the best drinks at the swim up bar, a... Read more
from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Submitted on 24-05-2016
this was my sixth visit to this site and still worth it. Like I said in previous reviews it is an older all inclusive but the beds are fantastic, the shower hot and a/c works. What makes the Royal Club worth the upgrade are the service staff, private restaurant and beach bar. It' been over a year since my last visit but Samuel and Racio remembered me and gave me a welcome hug. Recently purchased by Barcelo (sp) resorts major refurbishing of the general area has begun while I was there. Great p... Read more
from Edmonton, Alberta
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Weather was great. We were there about 10 years ago. Not much has changed. It is clean but it is getting close to time for an update. They told us that later this year it is getting a complete update. The food in buffet is good and the ala carts are good. The staff were very good at trying to accommodate and friendly. I didn't like the old safes with the lock and key. Also after you checked in you have to wait in another line up to get a safe lock. Not to happy with that as they were very slow a... Read more
from Woodbridge
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Do not get the first floor. Our room flood and help was no where to be found. When we reported the flood all we got was "Oh, sorry to hear that." Don't count on the information that the staff gives you to be correct. I was told twice that a restaurant would be open but when I tried to book on the day I was told, it was closed. After first couple of days, the hostess at La Buffet was not friendly. When we first arrived, they made sure we were walked to our seat. After that whenever we ate at La B... Read more
Submitted on 01-06-2016
On arrival we were upgraded to First Club our room was just metres away from the amazing beach (best part about the hotel) Stayed here for 12 days and overall a great stay. I would strongly recommend to stay in either the First or Royal club as after reading other reviews from the people that just stayed on a basic package it seems they didn't get the same quality of stay. We booked a sea view room (£15 more) and we were automatically put in First club. Hotel room - very dated needs some serio... Read more
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Hotel My girlfriend and I visited tris hotel at the start of May. We are back home now and back to reality. We stayed at this hotel for 10 nights and I can honestly say it was one of our best holidays ever. We booked this holiday last year September so we were really excited to go on it, especially as we tend to do Europe every year. Lobby We arrived at he hotel around 6.30pm, our flight was delayed by a couple of hours but everything was fine, easy and ready for us when we got there. I was ... Read more
from Brooklyn, New York
Submitted on 03-06-2016
First off, I was a little worried that this hotel would be terrible. But it turned out to not be so bad. We were in the First Club, with I guest that would be middle class living compared to the Royal Grand. Our Room was nice with a queen size bed and a pretty spacious bathroom. My only complaint was that the room did not have adequate lighting. There was only the night stand lamp to light the room. We arrived to a fully stocked bar with 3 different bottle of Dominican rum. one major complaint I... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 03-06-2016
First off I'm a flight attendant, so it's safe to say I travel a bit more than most. I decided to take kids on a quick getaway at the last minute. I almost did not book this all inclusive resort going by what I read on some reviews! I'm glad I didn't listen. We booked the Royal Club and we were given the royal treatment as soon as we got out of the shuttle even before they knew that we were the Royal Club. We were immediately taken to our VIP check in with a champagne toast and all! Diana & her ... Read more
from Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Very well spent our vacation time on the Atlantic coast, a great beach, friendly people) positive vacationers from around the world! Entertainment can be found here, each on your preference), the animation team are very nice guys) jokes, smiles, dancing positive word Raquel exelente!!!!
from Essex
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Welcome to my review, I hope you find it helpful. First was our time to Punta Cana, it is beautiful, serene and totally chilled. Hotel was listed as a 5*, most, but not all deserve the 5* rating. Rooms - in my opinion 3.5*, dated and tired, very dark, only 2 bed side lights but the huge bed was divine. We don't spent our holiday in the room, its merely a changing room and a place to sleep so, for us, it was ok but more lighting is needed, it was difficult to apply make up etc. Food - Delicious, ... Read more
from York, Maine
Submitted on 20-06-2016
We go to the Royal Club every year in March. The reason we repeat is because we love the hotel workers in this area and, especially the dining room. This is an excellent set up. Want to especially commend all the wait staff but especially Samuel and Victoria. They all make our vacation experience very special. We also want to especially comment the bar staff at the front lobby....THEY ARE EXCELLENT...We love Chanel and Judy (Yudelco)....lots of laughs with them....and the service is outstand... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-06-2016
This hotel is stunning stayed here for Christmas and new year been to this hotel twice, my room was lovely it was by the pool but not the main pool I was 2 mins walk from the white sandy beach, lots of things to do here for kids too they have s great Kids club. The entertainment staff r fantastic can't say one bad thing about this place the food was great 5* beautiful and clean would stay here again!
from Pictou, Canada
Submitted on 21-06-2016
This resort is located on a perfect spot on the beach no erosion or rocks. You will always get beach chairs but the week we were there we could never get a sun shade.People left their personal belonging out all night to keep them and the resort didn't police this. This was our biggest frustration in the whole week and there are lys of shades, not good for someone that needs full shade. We found the people on the beach and the resort staff that work on the beach very sneaky trying to sell trips ... Read more
from Santiago
Submitted on 28-06-2016
It was a great place to visit. Good service, beautiful place, beautiful beach, good food. My husband, my baby and I just enjoyed the time that we spend there. Thinking about to visit it again with friends and family.
from Phila
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Recently got back from a wonderful week's stay at the Royal Club.Staff were amazing from check in to check out! Royal Club restaurent staff were a joy to be around.Hector and his band of Merry Men and a few Women too! Ofcourse were excellent and entertaining! Can't wait to go back hated leaving! Everyone made us feel like family very proud to be affiliated with this group.They catered to all our needs and continue to live up to our expectations.Only downside was when a few stragglers would wande... Read more
from Bulgaria
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Yes, the beach is to die for. And that's pretty much the only good thing I can say about this hotel. White sand, amazing water, true paradise. The stuff was really trying its best to clean it every morning from the seaweed and they managed! What was disappointing was that nobody seemed to care about cleaning the area with the sun beds. Some mornings we could find plates with food leftovers from the day before, plastic cups everywhere, it wasn't very pleasant. BUT the most frustrating thing about... Read more
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Recently got back and it was our first time at the resort. The staff were very friendly but some were too friendly...(at the end of our trip, one staff member expected a kiss and after saying no and other male staff members made inappropriate comments and were kinda touchy) but all in all the resort was beautiful and the cleaning service was prompt and efficient. About the steak house... made a reservation the first time and they were closed? the second time my brother was told to leave because ... Read more
from Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Stayed here in june 2016, though the hotel is going through renovations there was no disturbance as it seems they are doing one side at a time. The room was spacious, clean and comfy. There are no major complaints about the room we stayed in, only minor ones like there was a little bit of rust in the bath tub, the aircon dripped from time to time and the bedding and pillows smelt damp-though we figured this is from the aircon being left on for long periods of time therefore making everything co... Read more
from Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Okay so all I have to say is WOW! I loved every minute of it. Flew with Air Transat from Toronto. First of all the resort has a wonderful beach front and the water is absolutely beautiful. Here's what I can suggest as far as rooming and all the amenities.... Rooms are pretty outdated and definitely need updating but thats a small fraction due to the time really spent in the room. The grounds were kept pretty well and the food was pretty good. I mean I'm comparing and have been spoiled by going t... Read more
from Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Went to stay here for five days, I needed to find a resort where I can visit frequently alone or with my family, I was a frequent guest of the Barcelo Dominican Beach, but they are now closed for renovations. I was a bit reluctant to stay here because some of the reviews were not that great. Well, when I arrived, no one really came rushing to help with my luggage which I thought was a bit rude, but it is not a huge deal breaker in my case. After I asked the luggage person to help, he rapidly go... Read more
from Melbourne, Florida
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Although the property itself is beautiful as is the stretch of beach it sits on, the hotel maintenance has been neglected for far too long resulting in too many issues. Never in my life have I experienced anything like it. I am a member of the Occidental Vacation Club. I had stayed at this property previously and had a great time and did not experience any problems. I requested an oceanview room with 2 double beds. Upon arrival I was told there were no ocean view rooms to be had as well as no... Read more
from New Liskeard, Canada
Submitted on 05-07-2016
This was my 15th trip this resort in 4 years!!! Yes that's right. I have stayed between 1-3 weeks at a time. Love the new renovations being done. Always am well received by staff. The only issue I found at this time was that the "private Beach Bar" for Air Transat guests is now located at the same bar at the Beach Restaurant. I think that was a huge mistake to move it there as when it was located in a privileged and private section of the beach it was clear that is was for Air Transat guests. We... Read more
from Mississauga, Canada
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Was at this fabulous resort just last week. Our room was nice but they couldn't accommodate a connecting one with my daughters. The maid had forgotten 1 bath towel and after my daughter said she wasn't decent so she couldn't answer the door, the maid barged in. Needless to say, I wasn't too happy abiut that. The concierge at our building told me I was going to be his mother-in-law! Should I have been flattered?? Lol. Other than those issues everything was great. The bartenders were very pleasan... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 07-07-2016
First off transat flight was excellent my departure tax was included in my price also the wifi and the safe which was a big plus. Arriving at the hotel went smoothly . Thanks to Elizabeth and Hermin at the front desk they are amazing people they assisted me everytime I had a question. I did not get my room until after 4pm which was a little issue nothing to complain about. The room was very clean the maids did an amazing job not once did I see any insects running around . The bed was big and c... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 11-07-2016
A beautiful place to visit very clean and friendly environment especially server Miguel Garcia he's an excellent server. The room are clean the pools are awesome the beach is amazing view and so much activities to choose and of course the shows are so much fun to watch
from Durham, NC
Submitted on 11-07-2016
I am a travel agent and booked the Deluxe Room for my husband and 2 daughters. The pictures of the deluxe guestroom were equipped with flat screen TV's, modern decor and a fully remodeled granite shower and walk in shower. When I swiped my key to my room, I was in sheer horror! The room looked like a 1970's version of the twilight zone. The bathroom was dirty, had an old tub with stains, the mirror had black smoke stains all around it and the bathroom was tiled in a blue and white travesty with ... Read more
from West Palm Beach, Florida
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We all enjoy our trip to this resort, it was really a great time for all of us, the 7 rooms we had were located in the same building for our best convenience, the service was above excellent everywhere you go, we want to say thank you to Ariel and Roxana for the service they provide to us in the buffet area at the lobby also to Gibe and Argentina in the restaurants area, Pedro and Carlos in the beach buffet, Melvis Peña in the lobby bar, and all the people who serve us in general that we don??... Read more
from NewJersey
Submitted on 14-07-2016
July 5-13th, The only good thing this resort has is the food & comfy beds..Our first room (Bld 23) had no A/C we complained for 4 hours and finally given another room (Bld11) which had roaches in it and a flooding bathroom along with a bathroom sink that was being held into place with a 2x4, we were then given a room in Bld 13 had no working phone and lamps with no light bulbs, we had to use our cell phone for flash lights at night, I asked several times in English and in Spanish but no one at t... Read more
from Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Submitted on 15-07-2016
We had a very pleasant stay overall. We had an issue with the air conditioner in our room which caused a 5:30 wake up on our first morning there. It made a horrible noise for an hour and a half, and no one came to check it until after it had stopped on its own. We called the front desk twice, but it was hours later when someone arrived. They found nothing wrong, although it made the same squeaking noise two other mornings for only a few seconds at a time. (Just long enough to wake us). Other tha... Read more
from Ramah, New Mexico
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Our first week at OVC in Punta Cana, at the end of June, passed smoothly, sharing the nice grounds with an international population of mostly couples and a few well-behaved kids. But, if you happen to book for the "wrong" season (on weekends during July and August, the grounds are run over by a multitude of large families, mostly local), there is no place to go for a peaceful moment. I have to confess, I never before had encountered a similar experience in other OVC we have been in Mexico and... Read more
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Returned to the Occidental again and I will continue to return. Lots of renovations underway now Barcelo has taken over, however the work did not affect our stay in the slightest. Amazing friendly staff. Te amo mi amigos Johanna, Franklin, William, Nordy, Cuchi, Anyelina, Miguel, Scooby Doo, Hosea and all the staff who made another vacation amazing. Great food as always. Minor room issues but hey this is Dominica people! and like I say renovations to the buildings/rooms are underway. We love you... Read more
from Sarasota, Florida
Submitted on 18-07-2016
The Occidental Grand Punta Cana is a great resort to take your family. Besides a wonderful staff that was very friendly, the facilities were well maintained and scenic. The beach was great and seemed to have the deepest from water to resort -- lots of room for activities. And with the First Club service level -- we enjoyed our own bartender! I recommend the main buffet for meals as there was variety from day to day. The restaurants were good, but with kids it is much easier to buffet! If y... Read more
Submitted on 20-07-2016
We came back on Sunday for a weeks stay and overall is was a great experience. we had lots of fun, food was ok, (bit i am picky) the restaurants were good! Rooms needs a bit of upgrading but the bed was sooo comfy! the grounds of the hotels were beautiful and the beach was amazing! were were right next to the beach and got a ocean view, without paying extra. Staff were very friendly but some knew limited English, so my Spanish improved throughout the week! the entertainment was really good and ... Read more
from Irvine, California
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We love the beach and the pools though it could be better. It's a little crowded and people are putting towels on the chairs early in the morning to reserve it. There was even an incident when we were there that the guest were fighting who had the chair first!. We love the food and the restaurants. There a few selections and they change the menu at the buffet all the time. We hated that there's no free WiFi! Come on! That should be available whether you use it or not! We hated the standard room... Read more
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Just back from a very relaxing break at the occidental Punta Cana. The hotel staff were really excellent and never ceased to amaze us with their personal touches. Special mention for the waiters Melvin and Jonathan.. Melvin provided humour and a wonderful welcome every time we saw him, and Jonathan was the politest waiter ever! the food at the hotel was fabulous, with a huge choice and great quality! The Mexican and Italian a la carte restaurants were outstanding. The Steakhouse needs a rethink... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Stayed in block 10 and very disappointed with the room. Cupboard falling apart along with the chest of drawers. Bathroom very tired. Beds very comfortable though and room was always clean. Safe in the room but charge for a key..bit pointless. Great choice of food and to good standard, especially the steak house. Staff very attentive and in the main very friendly. Special mention to Vilorio and Rafael (aka Jackie Chan). Beach was fantastic and raked over every morning and plenty of comfortable su... Read more
Submitted on 22-07-2016
We had an amazing time at this resort! The staff are very nice and friendly. Especially franklin at the beach bar (he brings drinks to the beach) and Santo at the bar next to the pizza. Overall everyone is very friendly had a lot of fun with the animation (Jose Raquel Ruth and Juan)
Submitted on 23-07-2016
The best hotel in Punta Cana, few restaurants, bars, animations every day, Disco club - what else do you need? Would come back definitely. Beach is wonderful, the best august/september is good time to.come, very hot and not crowded.
Submitted on 26-07-2016
It's on bavaro beach, lovely area, beach stretches for miles. Food wasn't anything to rave home about, I ate a lot of Hot Dogs and French Fries and Coconut Ice Cream. Staff was very friendly. Bartenders at the lobby bar were the best, friendly outgoing just made our day more welcoming. Pizza bar late at night was devine. Mexican a la carte was my favourite, Asian was delicious, Italian not so much. Recommend taking the catamaran snorkeling excursion, best excursion I have been on. Nicely laid ou... Read more
from Lawrenceville, Georgia
Submitted on 26-07-2016
First thing, I am an owner of a First Club Membership. This was the fist time we have used it since buying into it Last year in Aruba. There were 9 of us 6 adults, and 3 grandchildren 3years to 8 years old. From the moment we arrived we were treated "special" . We arrived early roughly 11:30 am on a Saturday and were taken to the First Club via Golf carts. We were able to get one of 3 rooms a little early to take care of the young ones. My family and I had a wonderful time. I was a bi... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
After being to a few different hotels in Punta Cana, I can say that this one was the worst! This hotel is nowhere near what its title says, ??Grand??. Rooms: The rooms are absolutely awful! Totally outdated, the rooms barely have any light, toilet door won??t close, poorly painted, some power sockets don??t work, the air condition leaks and the balcony door doesn??t lock. Food: Absolutely poor! There is no variety, breakfast is decent but the same every day, the beach food is appalling, ... Read more
Submitted on 26-07-2016
The most exciting place I have traveled to out of country. I enjoyed the pool, beaches, bars and especially places to dine out. If you never been you need to go. Make sure you're ready to eat... The people's so friendly and professional services. They greet you with a smile at the door and wait your table constantly the entire time.. I love it and plan on going back.
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Just got back from this resort, my review is 60/40 1 st time in punta Cana.. People are friendly. I mean very friendly if your two women. Catch my drift. Check in was ok, they didn't say much just gave us a map, then a ride to our room. The resort outside was gorgeous , of course some areas needed to be painted and repaired .. Ok our room .. 13-125 was close to beach but...... It needs so much repair, mold on Curtains, wicker chair damaged.. Iron didn't work one outlet pulled from wall, and the ... Read more
from Pearland, United States
Submitted on 28-07-2016
So we went to this place & if you wanna save money & have an absolutely best deal ever then stay but know that you are getting what you paid for. I can say that the grounds, the beach & the cleaning service was good because our room was always made & the grounds were well kept. BUT on the other hand the service is awful, food was not great (except the Pizza) There are no waitstaff anywhere by the pools or beach. Restaurants were basically all in one spot so if you're on the other end of the r... Read more
from Greer, South Carolina, Usa
Submitted on 28-07-2016
The ONLY good thing good is the housekeeping staff was helpful and friendly, and the pool area was not bad. The entertainers were also quite talented. Now came the Bad. We had a group of 16 with 10 rooms. The check-in was chaotic to say the least, the two clerks were not communicating to each other, got confused in rooms and room keys. Only two rooms were ready and the rest had to wait till about 20 minutes after 3 pm, even the checked in time was 3pm. The complex and the rooms were dated, a lot... Read more
from Mission Viejo, California
Submitted on 01-08-2016
So many issues and we were totally ignored by first club. Dozen of calls to get someone to fix A/C, get blankets, turn on electricity, fix tvs, etc...Main lobby hung up on me twice. I speak Spanish and was told they do not! They stated that since I was a first club member that they could not assist me.
from Mississauga, Canada
Submitted on 02-08-2016
If you love luxury this is not the hotel for you. If you are looking for a practical and affordable option this is the one for you. The location of the hotel is central and very convenient. The excursion team was very nice. The cleaning people do a good job. Our issues with the room included rust on some parts of the tub surface, toilets don't flush properly but we have come to know this is everywhere, the fridge takes 24hours to "cool" your drink and this is without opening it. Most of ou... Read more
from Terre Haute
Submitted on 02-08-2016
This was our first week of use with Occidental as First Club members. The property and staff were amazing. The room was well kept and nice. By looking around it appeared that our studio apartment was a newly renovated apartment. The staff were very friendly and always happy. There were some small issues with our membership which was no problem of the resort staff itself. We were told lies about our membership from the salesmen and didn't get discounted airfare as promised (same price as ... Read more
from Hillsborough, New Jersey
Submitted on 03-08-2016
We've been at the Occidental Grand Punta Cana about five times already. It's our favorite place to go if we are looking for a relaxing vacation. We stayed in the royal club. Even though the rooms need renovations our stay had always been wonderful. The royal club staff: Hipolito, Samuel, Clemente, Mariano and the rest of the staff make us feel like we were the only guests in the resort. They made all our wishes come true. We recommend this resort 100%
from New Jersey
Submitted on 03-08-2016
I am writing this review while still in Punta Cana because that is how annoyed I am with this place. We checked in on Saturday with a party of 16. We had 7 rooms with 2 separate reservations.We arrived at 11am I knew we could not check in until 3 which was fine. The entire reservation was a mess they could not comprehend that I had 2 reservations one with 2 rooms and one with 5 rooms. They decided to have 4 different people check us in even though I said 75 times this is going to confuse things ... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 04-08-2016
I literally just came back from my trip here, about 2 hours ago. And my experience was not what I was hoping. When I first came across this resort I was ecstatic! Thought the images were beautiful, they advertise many food options and restaurants, even the reviews looked promising. However.... Restaurant Reservations During check in, the customer service rep tells you that you can reserve dinner at one of the restaurants up to 3 hours before. We go to the desk to reserve and they say it begins ... Read more
Submitted on 05-08-2016
It was three weeks of sun, sea and sand! (1 July - 22 July ) The stay was exellent, the food was lovely, entertainment was great. I can really say almost nothing was bad. But then nothing is perfect. The first day we were dropped at the wrong room. So we ourselves had to carry our suitcases to the right room after we had settled into our room, we had another problem. My grandmother took a shower. She said great hot water. But our upstairs neighbors also began to shower, there began to run wate... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 05-08-2016
I usually stay at IFA Villas Resort, but unfortunately they were booked that week. If it wasn't for the building#13 section Host CARLOS ELIOUX. and the main Restaurant hostess ANANELY, I would have rated this 1 star . They were the only ones that made our stay worth while. Other staff very rude. Only catering to "European clientele. The site seeing kiosk on the outside were extremely rude. They actually were fighting in front of guests over work.
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Not the most expensive or elegant . We have gone back again and again. The beach is beautiful ,staff helpful,food good. Rooms could use and upgrade but are adequate and there is a refrigerator stocked in room. It does have bathrobes slippers and parasol . It is a great place for seniors small but not to small. We are able to walk to beach without it being to long or having to wait for a ride like other places.
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Absolutely amazing. Staff are brilliant and very helpful. Entertainment was stunning, we would always look forward to the next night. Food was great, wide variety of choices and always fresh. Wifi is a bit expensive but it extends all the way to the beach. We had an amazing experience and cannot wait to go back Very recommended
from Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Submitted on 07-08-2016
The plumbing, linens & furniture in the room needs to be changed/upgraded. Something needs to be done about the smell in the entrance of some blocks. This will make it more welcoming. Check-in should be done faster & made more pleasant. We booked a room with king size bed & was surprised to get a room with two single beds. Even when we reported this, nothing was done. This took away some pleasure from our vacation. The restaurants, food, day & evening entertainments were excellent.
from Coventry, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Just finished a 2 week break with my family (2 adults 2 children) and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The staff are great and work tirelessly to ensure a great time. Only downsides were the entertainment in the evening were sometimes disappointing and the reps that invite themselves to breakfast with you to try and sell you an upgrade package (time consuming as well as inconvenient). Other than those issues this place is a great holiday destination!
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 12-08-2016
My mom and I visited the resort from Aug 6th through the 11th. We arrived too early to go to our room but was able to check in and eat snacks in the lobby. Once we were finally able to go to our room, there were no washcloths, the toilet wouldn't flush, the tv didn't come on and the room phone did not work when we tried to call guest service to report our issues. I waited a little while and tried the phone again and finally able to call guest service. A maintenance person did arrive a short ti... Read more
from Saskatoon, Canada
Submitted on 12-08-2016
We traveled last week of July. Keep in mind that I'll be comparing everything to our previous stays in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Weather - We got lucked out, only 1 rainy day in 8 days stay. Beach - Very nice white sandy beach with lots of coco palms. Food - variety OK, taste OK, loved the fresh from-the-cook fish, pasta, crepes. A la carte - very interesting - italian, mexican, steak house, asian. just remember "pants policy and closed toe shoes" even if your nice white capri look better than mil... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Stay at the hotel for a whole week with my family (2 adults, 2 Kids). The overall experience was great. The hotel needs some renovation but I really don't pay much attention to the rooms. I stay 75% of the time outdoors. The food was great my kids enjoyed the desserts. Loved the pools, specially the bar at the main pool. Night entertainment was fabulous. Had lots of fun at Mangu Disco with the open bar. Now The Cons: - They promise that your room will be ready by 3:00pm. Good luck with that. I ... Read more
from Grantham, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Like many others, I was concerned at the reviews on trip advisor, but please don't believe them. Maybe it's because we're British and have learnt to always look at things positively, but the number of comments from American's even whilst we were there, made me think were we in the same hotel??!! Ok, so let's start with a few negatives: We were in block 12, and had two rooms. Both were fine, a little dated, but they are going through a modernisation programme and 3 blocks were undergoing this wh... Read more
Submitted on 13-08-2016
This is our first time to the Dominican Republic Our travel operator didn't inform us that on arrival you have to pay a $10pp entry tax cash only and $10 individual notes.... Nor did they inform us that the Occidental was having a face lift and there was building work which started from 07:00/07:30 and the banging & drilling could be heard from our room. This work carried on all day which did not give a peaceful & relaxing time when around the pool ???? Tipping won't get you any better serv... Read more
from Thornton
Submitted on 15-08-2016
The facility was great, out sounding service, food was awesome, staff was very friendly. I would highly recommend a vacation here. Upgrading construction was going on in one building but no loud noises or bother to customers.
from Fayetteville, Arkansas
Submitted on 16-08-2016
This is a great place if you like to party and lie in the sun. The staff is very very friendly and the first club went above and beyond for us. This would be a great place to vacation for anyone who loves to have a great time.
from Eibar, Spain
Submitted on 16-08-2016
I had a really nice week: the room was big and so was the bed, the staff was very kind and helpful, the restaurants were magnificent and the buffet a surprise every day. the pools and beach were wonderful places too and there were not too many people. As far as I know, the Occidental is higuer quality tan the other hotels in the nearbies, the Palladium
from Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-09-2016
Arrived yesterday to find out today the hotel is closing on Sunday and we are all being transferred to different hotels. Extremely annoyed that this wasn't told before the booking as I bought Internet to find out I can only use it for 3 days!!!!!!
from Burlington, Canada
Submitted on 06-09-2016
OUR stay at the Occidental Grand Punta Cana for the week of August 27th - September 3rd 2016. Upon booking my trip i had paid for an upgraded room with a safe and access to a private section of the beach, i had requested early check in and late check out, two double beds, and repeat guest. After arriving at the hotel i was put into a regular room with one bed, a broken toilet, a dirty shower with footprints in it, a broken washroom door, and stained bedsheets (Which i do have pictures of), no sa... Read more
from Niagara, Wisconsin
Submitted on 07-09-2016
I was not sure how this trip would go knowing the resort is under renovations, my first time taking my kids out of the country and being without my son as he passed in December of 2015. The staff including the grounds crew really stepped it up and helped make our stay very memorable. I thank you all so much for helping my wife and two daughters really enjoy themselves. The only reason I did not max out the rating is because the Royal area has not been updated yet but was still really good. T... Read more
from Thomaston, Connecticut
Submitted on 08-09-2016
We consider ourselves to be rather experienced and seasoned travelers. We stayed at this resort as their "First Club" members and expected an upscale experience. What we got was a ho humm stay and some very poor food and entertainment. Our room was a mini suite located on the first floor. Besides the numerous insects in our room we were also flooded out after a BRIEF rain. Hotel staff did very little to help us move to another room!!! The main buffet offered ho humm food in an area with no a/c.... Read more
from Ajax, Canada
Submitted on 08-09-2016
I am a Royal club member since 2014. Occidental has been bought out by a 5 star resort barcelo.The people make the place.People like Fabbrizio that takes care of his family's and new members.So attentive.Jose Antonio.Carmon.awesome Ipolito.Hector.Sameual.Diaago.Franklin. Victoria. Clemente.Hector royal club manager also caring and professional. Barcelo management must realize this and try to bring these people back. Not to mention all the chefs and cooks food was delicious.This was my 4th time... Read more
Submitted on 09-09-2016
This resort is not for people used to 4 or 5 star all inclusive because it's not that. It's a 3 star at best but a totally enjoyable experience for the money if you know what you're in for AND you should since this site has over 7000 pictures... I took my daughter and her friend. It was our first resort experience and we were on a strict budget. We had a great time. The room definitely wasn't fancy or even what you'd call nice but it was clean and beds were decently comfortable. We didn't spend ... Read more
Submitted on 09-09-2016
We spent our 20th anniversary at the Occidental Grand Royal Club, which was wonderful. Hector and the entire Royal club staff treated us like royalty. The service was world class; they anticipated every need. Yes, we're going back next year!!! Kudos to Hectors crew.
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-09-2016
Very impressed with the service, especially from Melina, Front desk. She was very approachable, helpful and always smiling despite the time of day. The location was great and food was excellent. I would happily return.
from Antigonish, Canada
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Right on the bavaro beach. Great entertainment. ! People were so friendly there. Relaxed. Enjoyed the food. And destressed ourselves! Great place for couples or families, we booked our restaurants right away and they were great. They take a bit longer than buffet. But it's nice to dress fancier for those nights.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 13-09-2016
I went here for a little birthday getaway. Because I booked the room on hotwire and I didn't have the printed itinerary from hotwire they wouldn't let me check in. They don't speak very much English so communication was terrible. I finally get to check in. The property was nice. Constantly maintained. The rooms need to be updated.. very large. 3 queen sized beds in my room. Very cold I loved it. WiFi was $25 for 24hours over a 6 day period. There were certain places on property where I had conne... Read more
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 13-09-2016
The hotel is in reonovacion but that's no problem not bother. let's start with the rooms: we were 3 adults and got a room with a king bed ( it was very good but the other an old and small single bed that my daughter nearly bulged feet claims by one with doble bed and the answer was that they had even if the hotel it was running at 40% of capacity. second: day time entertainment is a failure, boring and simple, nothing special and the same every day: darts and beach volleyball and nothing else, ... Read more
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 14-09-2016
My husband and I traveled here with one other couple the last week in August. We had previously stayed at the Occidental in Costa Rica and had a positive experience. We knew coming into this trip that Barcelo had bought out Occidental and was beginning to renovate the Punta Cana property. We are very much "a trip is what you make of it" kind of people and don't tend to get upset by silly details. We usually give the benefit of the doubt. Boy were we wrong with this resort. I'll give you the pr... Read more
from Quebec
Submitted on 17-09-2016
good week at the royal club,we are member since 2010. but not appreciate the fact that we have to move at the end of the week. we were advise the day of our arrival.( hotel close for reparation ) the new location was Barcelo Bavaro Palace de luxe, which was very good.
Submitted on 17-09-2016
Food was good until I ate at Italian restaurant. Ordered lasagna and found a circular steel piece in my mouth. Asked for the manager because English was not spoken well. He took my name/room number. On last day got fruit/meat that couldn't eat and had to trash. Delivered to wrong room/name. No response after mixup.
from Bucharest, Romania
Submitted on 23-09-2016
So, you are you here for your first visit? Well, you really want to know how the weather it is like in the tropical areas and if it is your first visit in the Dominican you would want to really understand just by reading? Its hot and humide like hell. Or otherwise, wet and humide hot weather. But with further details to imagine how it would be like so to say, crossing from 14 Degrees dry winds weather to tropical Punta Cana 33 humide degrees? Well, have you ever walked in in the bathroom of your... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 25-09-2016
We spent a week at the occidental grand this summer, and it was an average all-inclusive resort. The beach is nice, but be warned that the lounge chairs are usually claimed before 7am. The resort itself and rooms were very clean. No problems with the room. The food / alcohol is typical of what you'd expect from a budget all-inclusive (meaning bland). The nightly entertainment was okay, but not really special. Overall, we found the accommodations to be nice, the staff to be standoffish, and... Read more
from CA
Submitted on 25-09-2016
My fiance and I stayed here for a week in November and had a blast. It was our first time at an all-inclusive resort and we loved it. They have several restaurants and the buffet, so you can't go hungry. They even have a pizza place that serves pizza all night long - til 6am! The beach was well groomed and had a beach bar and chairs. The swim up pool bar was a nice touch to the pool so you didn't have to leave. It wasn't extremely crowded, but if you wanted to get a chair you could put your towe... Read more
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-09-2016
We paid £3000 for this hotel for 2 weeks. We were sold it as a 5* but I cant even give it a 1. So the beginning, we checked in on 22nd August a party of 2 adults and 4 children. On arrival we were told we would have to pay $75 per room for the safe and $5 per day for the wifi. Obviously we had to get a safe so we purchased 1 for all of us. This consisted of us receiving a key and a barrel. We checked into the delux rooms only to find they were dark, very smelly and damp and had one double... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 30-09-2016
I've been to the occidental 5 times and every time I've come I've had an amazing time ! Service is always fantastic ! Food is generally good both in the buffets and the a la carts ! The disco mangu is decent depending on the time of the year of course meaning how busy the resort is , but generally good and I've always had a good time . The main pool is fantastic the beach is awesome ! I will definitely be back !
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 01-10-2016
I've never been in a Barcelo properties before and I enjoy so much the room very clean and peaceful for rest. I had a wonderful and quiet night sleep that is more I enjoy in my vacation. I love the beach area all the restaurant especially the international restaurant buffet and "Bohio Dominicano" and all the properties are so huge and beautiful thanks for everything and I will recommend to all my friends.
Submitted on 07-10-2016
Went here March with my boyfriend and going back December with my don before Xmas just for week break .. can't wait .relaxing..good value for money...great holiday.. Beach is fab..restaurants delicious and breakfast was amazing with lots off fresh fruit...good before morning run on beach xx can't wait to return
Submitted on 12-10-2016
I travelled with my husband daughters aged 27 and 17 my gran son 1 and a bit my mother and brother Aged 14. We arrived at hotel to a lovely reception with a welcoming drink. First impression of hotel was that it was an ok 4 star. We were hungry so changed and went for dinner. We were happy with the wide selection of food on offer. Not all waiters are waitresses are helpful but most are. next day investigated beach. Very nice beach with plenty of chairs. With straw umbrellas for shade. Wid... Read more
from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Submitted on 13-10-2016
The service and employees of this hotel is amazing! the food and it 's variety is what keeps us coming and the entertaiment is a lots of fun!the rooms are very clean,the pools are another place that keep you cool and happy with the drinks,we loved it!!
from Bracknell, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-10-2016
Was an amazing holiday actually apart from a few loud people but what are holidays for???? Loads of lovely part restaurants buffet got abit the same every night but aye unfortunately I got a food bug but apart from that it was great!!!