Ratings based on 937 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified travelerfrom Boston

Spring Break 2015

Posted Mar 25, 2015
Pros: Pool, beach, rooms, Grand Caribe food
Cons: Number of towels available, quality of "wine", variety of cocktails on menu
Location: Great location, very central on barcelo beach. Go to scuba aquatic hut on the beach they have all the water and land activities nearby.
The hotel is great, great location, great beach. Amazing pool, good food (only in the lobby restaurants). We were there for 6 days. All inclusive options are great. Only few things that I have to say: - the resort runs out of pool towels incredibly fast. almost too fast. If you have a resort of over 500 people, you cant have 150 towels. Also, the staff by the pool and kitchen and even some housekeeping are a bit creepy, always trying to hold the ladies hands and inappropriately touch them, but it seems to be the culture there. The beach is awesome, and look for Venuese from Scuba Aquatic, he is the man and will hook you up with water activities for the best prices. Great place for spring break though
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Houston, TX

All inclusive right by the beach

Posted Mar 22, 2015
Overall we had a good stay at Catalonia. The beach was great, warm water and bars near by. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The buffet and the Japanese restaurant are the best spots for food. The other three restaurants are ok, but the food portions are small. One thing to be aware of is that they will try to get you to spend about an hour listening to a presentation about getting an exclusive membership. If you are interested in that sort of thing go for it but if you aren't don't waste your time. They were very friendly but the managers were very insistent and it became annoying. Other than that this hotel is a great place to relax. Keep in mind that Punta Cana is more of hotel/beach area and any area to go explore is quite a distance away which means it'll cost you.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 18, 2015
Great time for me and my girlfriend. Would recommend to couples with the caveat that there could be spring breakers if you go around that time.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom md

Issues

Posted Mar 16, 2015
Internet is spotty. Pushy sales pitch. Mix drinks needs help
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great vacation!!

Posted Mar 5, 2015
Beach was great. Resort was beautiful. Food was very good especially the Japanese restaurant.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

a recommander

Posted Mar 1, 2015
Hotel très agréable, bel environnement,personnel agréable, restauration variée et de qualité,et surtout super mini club animée avec passion et compétence par Marine et Oceane
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom são paulo, SP

Recomendação sob ressalva

Posted Feb 24, 2015
Pros: Organização, tranquilidade, comidas, bebidas, acomodações, praia.
Cons: Poderiam perseguir menos os hospedes ofertando o club de vantagens deles.
Location: Localização OK, mais próximo ao aeroporto do que os demais. Atividades nas proximidades, quase inexistente como todos os outros, Punta não tem muito.
Hotel agradável, serviço muito bom, atendimento OK. Todas as praias de punta são ótimas, a deste hotel assim o é, porém se você prefere um visual claro e límpido, não é o seu lugar, visto que mesmo sendo EXTREMAMENTE transparente, o fundo de algas passa a idéia de um mar mais escuro. Muito limpa, consegue-se nadar com os peixes. Algas vão ficando na praia ao longo do dia, poluindo um pouco o visual. Como todo hotel, eles vão ficar atras de você oferecendo um club de vantagens e tudo mais, no meu ponto de vista oferecem de maneira exagerada, perseguem os hospedes oferecendo tais vantagens. No demais, super recomendo, ambiente tranquilo, agradável, limpo, animado. Público mais sênior, atrações mais tranquilas.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom philadelphia, pa

Bad beach

Posted Feb 19, 2015
We went there for the beach but it wasnt a good beach. Not the turquoise clear water we were looking for. Also rocky. Believe it or not i spent time by the pool whih i never do when going on vacations. No other option, beach was rocky and the water brown. Also the shower was extremely small. Couldnt take a propper showrr and I am a small person! Drinks are terrible unless you have access to the privilege access only pure beach bar. Service was slow and they always lack something, mint for the monitos, towels, chairs by thr pool, etc. the worst part is ehat they call Bailey's. Most yimes it dis not tasted like the Bailey's I know, so I asked, they said "you are right this is cream" we dont have Bailey's now. So what? Are they refilling bottles with something else? Will not recommend this hotel. Slow servicr, bad beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 18, 2015
Excellent place. Great staff and food. A very fun place.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom oh

nice. Great staff

Posted Feb 18, 2015
everything was great except the sales pitch we got to become a member!! Too long and not interested!!!!