Barceló Hotel Dominican Beach(4 stars)

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543 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    4.1
  • Room
    4.0
  • Service
    4.1
  • Location
    4.7
  • Food and Drinks
    4.4
  • Sport & entertain
    4.5
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Thomas
Dirty, poor service, diarrhea
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
Unfortunately we had large problems in our holiday what the cleanliness and the service. Our room was the problem in the first place! Almost everything in the room was broken, moldy and unfortunately also very dirty. the moreover were the ' allegedly free unmotorisierten activities' on the beach not accessible. Instead they wanted to sell us the need for expensive courses they then free to use the things! First of all they wanted to 10 Dollar and after a little disktutieren he wanted to 50 Dollar of us. Aside from the fact that you as a german in the hotel ..., rather bad service or completely ignored good as nobody really understands english. On the above-mentioned things we also locally at the reception as also the carers complained. Unfortunately it is often stayed when we complain. Amended in that respect, unfortunately nothing! read hotel review
  • Room
    1.3
    Size of the bathroom
    1.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    1.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    1.0
    Size of the room
    2.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    2.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    1.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    1.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    1.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    1.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    1.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    2.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.0
    Family friendliness
    2.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    1.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Stefan
Horrible vacation! For the price? Never again.
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
Can my previous reviewers only confirm. Bad... Just krauenvoll! Dirty, unfriendly, old! read hotel review
  • Room
    1.3
    Size of the bathroom
    1.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    1.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    1.0
    Size of the room
    2.0
  • Gastronomy
    1.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    2.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    1.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    1.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    2.0
  • Service
    1.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    1.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    1.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    1.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    1.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    2.3
    Quality of the beach
    2.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    1.0
    Child care or playground
    3.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    1.3
    Family friendliness
    1.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    2.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    1.0
  • Location
    2.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    2.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Darko
Great vacation!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
Internet is not good in this hotel!you have to pay lot of dollars to get password,but it work very bad!dosent work in whole hotel,even its wireless,on beach dosent work!food is great in every restaurant,so as bars,drinks,coctails!people are always with smile!rooms need to be renovate,old furniture!generally,hotel is great for vacation and enjoying on beach,sun... read hotel review
  • Room
    4.3
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Maren & Tim
Great beach, caribbean sea, clean area!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
Large, very well-kept hotel location with many possibilities. Super nice and always endeavored staff. Clean rooms and restaurants. A bit old but still charming. On average, mostly russians, a part of spanish, americans (especially the afterall spring break time) french and a few german. The average age was at an estimated 30-45 years but also families with kids and older couples. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms are a bit dated but always clean, and there were small wet spots on the wall and on the curtains. Each room has a balcony and a sufficiently large bathroom. The size of the room was also fully in order. There is a television with a german transmitter, desk, minibar, hair dryer (the worked!) soap dispenser in the shower, towels, a closet with free safe, air conditioning the adjustable is, as well as a telephone and a coffee maker. Result: clean and big enough!

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    There are 3 buffet restaurants. In the main restaurant you get the largest selection, especially at breakfast: fresh omelettes and fried eggs, pancakes and squeezed juices. There is an outdoor area, where smoking is allowed and you could always find a table. The food is plentiful, there was a large salad bar, a corner you fresh pasta order and every evening there was another theme: spanish-mexican- domenikanisch -bbq etc. It is rather typical for the country and west but there was always something, which tasted. What we had to complain about was, that the food only slightly spiced and certain things often repeat (plantains, rice and beans in all variations) but you had salt & pepper on the table and other options on other meals. The other two restaurants are straight, because it quieter are recommended. The restaurant coco is very quiet, not so busy but for lunch and dinner just right. Coffee for breakfast, and drinks general you get the food served without long to wait to have and still water is never always again from alone refilled. Empty plates were quickly cleared away, the silverware and places to set up, cleaned and prepared again, if someone goes. All restaurants were clean and tidy and there are attractive decoration from fruits everywhere. Tip is never from the service staff demanded but we have from us from now and then 1 dollarschein given. This one has very pleased and the respective tried afterwards equal more than already. Bars there were also many: at the lobby with a lot of seats, the in-house disco, at the main pool, and right on the beach. There is a burger and hotdogstand on the beach where you free snacks, and a booth with pizzastücken somewhat more within the complex.

  • Service
    6.0

    The service is great! All are always tried hard, were very friendly and courteous. One sees never someone just deedless bellhops and all were always in a good mood, although most 6a 23 hours working every day. You can tell them the joie de vivre and the domenican ease at! Although the language spanish, you can get easy access to english to understand. Now and again, also a few german words. Especially at the reception german nevertheless surprisingly well understood by many. Unfortunately we have no reason had to complain, because our room next to the hauptbühne in block 2 was accommodated. The music was so loud on our first day, that the first nachthälfte could not sleep. The next day we were friendly asked at the reception asked and they gave us in the afternoon another room, this time very quiet in block 8 street. In spite of the high season and the hotel was full, it was no problem at all! Really great. Housekeeping was always to our complete satisfaction. The rooms were cleaned every day, the free mini bar was more than adequate with soft drinks refilled. As you said, that we the teeth with the quiet water from the mini bar cleaning, they provided an extra bottle of water right into the bathroom.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    There are three pools, they are all clean and well maintained. Entertainment is from the road and is not pushy. The evening show from 22 hours is, as i said, very noisy but fun and entertaining. Sport gives it in the form of table tennis, basketball, football, Volleyball on the beach and by the entertainment at the beach bar. Water sports are available by contractors in from scuba diving, banana boat, parasailing but no jetzki. Beach: caribbean, white sand and turquoise water! However is now and again there was a lot of seaweed in the sea by the current washes. This is regularly from the gardeners collected. Beach chairs: there are many but you have to say, that from 9 o'clock in the morning in the high season all reserved or were full. These are in a good condition. Towels for the beach (1 per person) No sunshades but you could always find a spot in the shade. Showers were are at all strandausgängen to find What was really annoying are, the beach vendors were in all variations. These may only directly at the water and not to the guests the beach up come (except for the water sports). As a result they provide loudly heard by call and speech. Best simply friendly and certainly say no or ignore. At the beginning and at the end of the anlagenstrandes in each case a cheriff the supervision on the beach and those resisting the tourists to pushy. If you are the anlagenabschnitt leaves, at the beach along walk will mercilessly from sellers hassled and vollgequatscht. Even here means it; friendly but certainly thank you say no. Internet for an extra charge (expensive) available.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Large, very well-kept hotel location with many possibilities. Super nice and always endeavored staff. Clean rooms and restaurants. A bit old but still charming. On average, mostly russians, a part of spanish, americans (especially the afterall spring break time) french and a few german. The average age was at an estimated 30-45 years but also families with kids and older couples.

  • Location
    5.0

    The airport is by bus in about 20 minutes on a direct way to reach. Since we have other hotels on the return, the drive about 40 minutes. Since the bus was air-conditioned, no problem at all. The hotel is directly at the fine sandy beach and depending upon in which part of the area one is accommodated in 1-3 minutes walking distance. In front of the area are in the immediate vicinity some bars, a boutique and even an austrian gasthaus. We are with a few get in and we had to never worry about our security. Of course one should some principles note, not with expensive jewelry drape, not the big money out let, friendly but certainly things like straßenverkäufe decline and dispute out of the way. But these rules understand. With our guide, the 3 times a week, we have a day trip to the island Saona booked. Absolutely gorgeous and only recommendable! Some 100 meters on the beach, every day a large pirate ship from, free under the motto ' curse of Karibik'. The host of the 'Austria-haus' has himself often and is always thrilled. Since we unfortunately before the check out were, we could this trip not make. A little further away from the area toward the airport is a shopping mall nahmens San Juan. Somewhat more exclusively and western. Buses leave from the area and need about 15 minutes.

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Andrea
There are better hotels for a comparable price.
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
Overall we had a relaxing holiday. The hotel is located in a very nice and well-kept area and was potential for a dream holiday, a shame. Our room was nice and the beds were comfortable. Unfortunately there are however several these to complain about and we are certainly not incredibly demanding and also know, that the clocks in the dominican republic a bit differently tick. Which extremely negative is, is the whole communication with the guests. There are hardly any english and partly seems a much very carelessly. The cocktails are the real nightmare (depending on the bar always with ... other products) and the food was average. Furthermore, we had both the whole 14 days once more or less stomach problems and this was not only us sunday On ice it could not have been, as we do not have. The pools are with color painted, which one unfortunately after the swimming under your feet appear. Generally seems the management failed to have been, uniform standards for staff to define. This problem is for example also in the theme restaurants. Depending on, what evening this visit, the reaction of total enthusiasm to excessive disappointment. The evening entertainment repeated after one week and is then naturally only still bored. The ' icebreaker games' before the evening entertainment (show) are regularly the same and after a few days only boring. Unfortunately there is in the evening but no open bar (for example pool or beach bar) on the nice gathering could switch to. If you would like something else to drink, you have to the beach in purchase. It is really very unfortunate, the potential not more impressive is. Annoying was also the search for a sun lounger. From the early morning couches numerous towels to tan in the sun, and then in the evening were then picked up again. Well, it would be able, the owner to your had. The criticisms of course not to the management, but it also contributes to the displeasure during, if you go from one pool to the other and the entire beach section to free couches comb must. And also the towel service not working smoothly. Since it can be to waiting periods of more than one hour. And, and, and. We will be the next time another hotel try. Positive but definitely the massages, the under pergolazelten at several places in the area to be offered. Very professional and relaxing! read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    3.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    2.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Anette
Nice hotel with large, well-kept garden.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
Nice large hotel right on the beach. Our room was already a bit older, but it was renovated and beautiful room. But it was clean and the beds very comfortable. Towels were changed daily. Sheets on demand. The gardens are beautifully kept. The beach was furnished with sufficient beach chairs, there were no umbrellas, but a section under trees. Otherwise are 3 large pools available. Entertainment is great with many games, tanzübungen and sports at the beach. Evening on the stage. There are several restaurants with great food and everything is cleanly covered up. The waiters were all on the ... ball, you will be magnificently served. You can also on the beach, at the pool or pizza stand food and drink. Excursions are recommended, the country and people and the island Catalina, very nice. Otherwise one can hours to take walks on the beach to the left and right and shopping. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Petra
Recommendation yes/no = undecided.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
Great garden area, great beach, spacious rooms, large bathroom with very good vent, large balcony, various freshly squeezed juices for breakfast, 5 restaurants to advance reservation freely usable, free safe but: great hotel, great beach, spacious rooms, large bathroom with very good vent, large balcony, various freshly squeezed juices for breakfast, 5 restaurants to advance reservation freely usable, free safety deposit box, medical service around the clock but: The guest structure was 80% russian speaking, 10% english/french speaking (mainly canadians), rest spanish speaking guests, hardly any german-speaking guests. The staff was to a large extent the mostly unpleasant and rude ... guests unfortunately adjusted. Animation and music at much too loud, the food was mediocre (meant well). Rooms were not cleaned regularly. At the reception as well as in the whole area no clock. In the whole hotel area decent hidden speakers (under kunststoffsteinen ) playing 9 hours early evening until around 20 hours lounchmusik, which with the walk around atmospheric can be, unless you have a particularly noisy playing before his balcony (block 7), which, in turn, the stay on the balcony too salty ( vertröten ) can. A nice craftsman (the constantly busy toilets to fix it, mattresses take away, pipes to welding etc.) has it us but turned off. Our rooms in block 7 were ok, but other guests from block 1 and 2 told, were the rooms were old and a 'disaster'. The distance to the beach as well as the loud entertainment is an advantage not in block 1 and 2 to stay, but in higher block numbers. There are free shuttle-buses from 10:00 a. m. shopping mall Palma Real or San Juan. The times are the empfangsdesk the kofferträgern to ask, what these hidden on the back of the block are available. If you don't this shopping centres called, one is simply in a free scheduled van to an overpriced souvenir and cigar shops dangers. Weekends build local traders sell (pictures, souvenirs, etc.) evenings in the hotel across. The as offered cigars are not recommended. Cigars you can turn right at the beach with a dutch (cigar shops with humidor) or on the left of the beach in a russian business' moskovsy shop ' also in the humidor best buy. But hardly cheaper than in Germany. The same applies to the duty-free shops at the airport. Cigarettes are there but only half as expensive than in Germany and still a bit cheaper than on the plane. In the hauptspeiserestaurant as well are in the outdoor area the chairs and place mats on table unfortunately totally filthy. Food is adequate and much, quality and prepared (meat mostly tough) unfortunately not so great. The doors in the hotel only with a loud bang of the strike. It is therefore in connection with the recent late home turning crowd was quite loud in the hotel. In summary one could say, that there is no clear for or against this hotel. If you in connection with the favourable price (1700 Euro for 2 weeks with flight in the high season january) and the great beach as well as the beautiful area the subjective perceived seen things in exchange, the one love to go back, the others are not more. The 4 stars are our opinion not, just 3 are ok. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
  • Service
    3.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    3.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Marina
Price/performance ratio is great - very nice holiday!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
The hotel is very nice, not too big and not too small. Everything important was available. The safe in the rooms are relatively new and without any additional costs. Unfortunately there are on the beach almost too few beach chairs and also no single umbrella. If you are, and it may even in the shade, would like, must get up early and reserve. The guest structure was quite mixed. Mainly however russian and latin americans. The food was good - something for every taste was always something for everybody. All in all a nice, relaxing holiday with top price-performance! I ... will be back! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Cem
Top location, but not so great rooms.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
Was in the large and whole everything was great, except for the rooms, they were very worn and old! Room change was possible without a problem, very nice and forestalling staff! The beach was a dream to on a few annoying beach vendors, but that is like that everywhere ☺ very many russians, but never bothered! Was a very relaxing holiday, which we recommend, if you don't large importance on luxury room,... One is anyway only for sleeping and showering there! Otherwise one will in a week definitely not boring. Small tip book a trip to Saona was a dream! read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Andre
Beach and Volleyball top.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
We stayed over christmas and our first all inclusive vacation enjoyed. Beach and at the Volleyball field are in good condition and clean. Guests about 90% russian speaking. Allen horrorberichten to despite, these were friendly and unobtrusive. Food ok. Could be somewhat pikanter are. The service staff was always friendly (except at the reception). Beware! First we try to give us a very bad room sell. So not the best. Entertainment was quite loud but thankfully only restaurant at the beach. Result: whom navidad singing shrubs and service with red santa hats nothing is here well waived. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.7
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    2.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
  • Hotel
    3.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    3.0
  • Location
    4.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Martina
Great caribbean vacation, in a great hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
Great hotel! We were already 2. time at this hotel and both times were very satisfied! The property is very well maintained and looks great. Most rooms are newly renovated. The beach is beautiful. As well as the pool areas. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    The rooms offered enough room. As mentioned above are the most renovated. Nice bathroom, always cleaned well. The beds are not comfortable, very soft. The minibar was inclusive and always got re-filled.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The food was very varied and very delicious! In the buffet the choice was very large and changed daily. The à-la-carte restaurants we did not try. The all-inclusive offer is worthwhile. At café there are many different and tasty cafes. In the bars delicious drinks, with much!

  • Service
    5.0

    The staff are all very friendly and always in a good mood. As the dominicans stop is! Most speak good english, german at the reception desk.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    There were many different sport offers. Tennis court, table tennis, billiards, zumba...

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Great hotel! We were already 2. time at this hotel and both times were very satisfied! The property is very well maintained and looks great. Most rooms are newly renovated. The beach is beautiful. As well as the pool areas.

  • Location
    5.0

    The beautiful beach and the turkish sea are directly at the hotel. A security team guarded the beach around the clock, so you don't from traders bothered.

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Nancy
With drawbacks, nice hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
With a few drawbacks you can recommend this hotel. We unfortunately had to right after the arrival in the hotel the room change, as it from the ceiling was raining. The employees of the reception did not consider it necessary to take care of it. Unfortunately, you had to be quite noisy until someone moved. Otherwise the hotel plant is very large and well maintained. There were three nice pools and the beach was located directly at the hotel. You can work play or simply soak up the sun on a sun lounger, enjoy. The food was ok, i would ... have liked more choice. Unfortunately we had in the family an accident where the doctor in the hotel would have used. In no case to him. He has no idea and adopted frightening high prices. Just one example. A bandage 120 dollars. Outrageous! Drive just go to the hospital! My conclusion, you can experience a nice holiday, if you didn't have too high expectations! read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0

    The rooms are all in need of renovation! It comes every day a charwoman but, if you really cleaned... Questionable!

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    There are many possibilities to go to lunch there. At the buffet, there was something different every day. The selection but could be bigger.

  • Service
    3.0

    At the reception you feel unfortunately for nothing responsible... The rest of the staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    There were much too few umbrellas, otherwise everything was ok.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    With a few drawbacks you can recommend this hotel. We unfortunately had to right after the arrival in the hotel the room change, as it from the ceiling was raining. The employees of the reception did not consider it necessary to take care of it. Unfortunately, you had to be quite noisy until someone moved. Otherwise the hotel plant is very large and well maintained. There were three nice pools and the beach was located directly at the hotel. You can work play or simply soak up the sun on a sun lounger, enjoy. The food was ok, i would have liked more choice. Unfortunately we had in the family an accident where the doctor in the hotel would have used. In no case to him. He has no idea and adopted frightening high prices. Just one example... A bandage 120 dollars. Outrageous! Drive just go to the hospital! My conclusion, you can experience a nice holiday, if you didn't have too high expectations!

  • Location
    4.0

    To the airport it was about 30 minutes.

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Dieter
Can i with calm conscience further-recommend.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
The area was old but was constantly cleaned. Certainly are some repairment works due. In some areas this has been implemented! The rooms are clean and are cleaned daily. Stop - and here is urgently remedy required, because my 1st room on arrival was mild told a joke the highest power! Alone the smell after entering, mold everywhere, in the bathroom a large disaster - even my hwr better. Something like that should not take a guest not be offered anymore! Naturally i reported the room immediately at the front desk. Without further inquiries i got a different room right ... about 50 meters away from the beach. Here we got everything in order. The food was great and very plentiful. Constantly it was refilled there was something for every taste. Whoever wasn't full, it was simply too lazy to eat. Many critics complained, that only on the russians in the hotel received!? The i disagree with! Every day there was the evening theme buffets and always delicious! The guest structure is with about 85% russians (but they did not), otherwise local, french, german (rather little) many complain here, that some areas on the beach were dirty. Yes, of course if i my own dirt entorge in planned bins, everything is possible and leave (especially the german vacationers) it is on the beach and where dirty! Every morning run about 10 employees at the beach and between the beach chairs very garbage to dispose of. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms are in need of renovation and some, some rooms did not more will be assigned! My 2. room had a tv, coffee maker, telephone (watch out very expensive), a free safe, ceiling fan, air conditioning, mini bar, and balcony. Since the beach was only 50 meters away, i was still there!

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    I have already further above assessed.

  • Service
    6.0

    In previous reviews about the language skills of the employees complained? The country lies felt approximately 80 years in the development back! Who in Germany spoke before 80 years here english or spanish? I think probably the least people here. So, to say, that the maid 5 different languages? I had no problems at all! With gestures and a little spanish i got what i wanted! In the areas of gastronomy as restaurants or bars was always tried german with me to talk! But as i english and some speak spanish there were no problems. At the front desk was always a staff member of the german no 'foreign',. Room cleaning daily and thoroughly.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    For me was only the diving in the foreground. This was in the best way served! Right on the beach there was the global divers - here i would like to say thank you to Piet, yannic, Olga, melwin, glenn, Marco- your since a great team, had very much fun with you made!

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The area was old but was constantly cleaned. Certainly are some repairment works due. In some areas this has been implemented! The rooms are clean and are cleaned daily. Stop - and here is urgently remedy required, because my 1st room on arrival was mild told a joke the highest power! Alone the smell after entering, mold everywhere, in the bathroom a large disaster - even my hwr better. Something like that should not take a guest not be offered anymore! Naturally i reported the room immediately at the front desk. Without further inquiries i got a different room right about 50 meters away from the beach. Here we got everything in order. The food was great and very plentiful. Constantly it was refilled there was something for every taste. Whoever wasn't full, it was simply too lazy to eat. Many critics complained, that only on the russians in the hotel received!? The i disagree with! Every day there was the evening theme buffets and always delicious! The guest structure is with about 85% russians (but they did not), otherwise local, french, german (rather little) many complain here, that some areas on the beach were dirty. Yes, of course if i my own dirt entorge in planned bins, everything is possible and leave (especially the german vacationers) it is on the beach and where dirty! Every morning run about 10 employees at the beach and between the beach chairs very garbage to dispose of.

  • Location
    6.0

    The location of the hotel is fantastic! The beach invite for a walk. The area outside of the hotel is local interesting. I can only recommend also times to leave the hotel grounds and the locals to mix. Bars, restaurants etc.

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Christin
Hotel Barcelo dominican beach
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
The hotel is totally outdated. The furnishing of the rooms is not on reconverted into. Had to change rooms, as the water in the room was, as the air conditioning, the tv, the fridge and many more were broken. The bed linen was not changed (despite request). The corridor to the guest service to the complaint was daily routine. The hotel complex is beautifully built and the staff is very tried hard, but it was not very clean. Especially the pools are disgusting. On the surface swim soap, cremereste or whatever. The partybesucher at weekends from all over america use ... the pool as a party area in which they drink etc. So you had to make the best of it, on the beach, as it was nice. One must only watch out, so that you do not the oldest are caught. Sandflohalarm on the beach. Animation is present, however, the specified plan is not observed and if you never know really what took place. There is a weekly 'market' instead of by probably native its souvenirs sell. Be careful! One is totally twitted and ripped off and the own hotel! In the on-site gift shop look, even as it's still much cheaper than on the market. You will be completely inconvenienced, for example, if you only from the beach to the room or even if you the dinners must one already ways ahead, not many meet. The internet is not free. You must per week 30 Dollar are charged, or for 15 minutes 3 dollars. Be careful when calling home from the hotel phone, the could lash out at. This hotel we would never recommend. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.3
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    2.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
  • Service
    3.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    1.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    2.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    3.0
  • Location
    3.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    2.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Dariusz
Was ok.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2013
You can the complex comb out The hotel is clean and tidy Outside the complex is dead The beach is miracle beautifully and several kilometer long read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    3.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    2.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    3.8
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    3.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Mirjam
Satisfied
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2013
In comparison to last hotel it had always enough deck chairs at the sea like by the pool. A big plus! A good, just usable safe! ☺ in general good value for money. Desk were great! Maid service was not always correct. Water in the fridge was often forgotten to fill up, as well as the replacement of the shower-and hand towels. ☹ plates in the restaurant were often not clean. ☹ the themed restaurants are not recommendable, meal not suitable to the country, very long waiting periods ☹ photos at the beach, extremely expensive, wrong prices! Besides that it ... was a lovely vacation read hotel review
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    3.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    3.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Petra
Nothing great, but clean
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2013
The hotel is already very worn, that you knew from the cathedral. Rep unfortunately now. Rooms were however always clean. That's why it can be bearable. Very well maintained the outdoor area/ garden. The chairs at the beach (beach was very narrow, as plentiful sand washed away) are worn, dirty or broken. The food in the main restaurant was okay - however nothing special. Taste-neutral and cold. In addition there was always a huge rush and long queue. The staff worked very hard - had the crush, but not easy. Complaints (broken shower, broken toilet flush) were always very quick ... to fix it. Guest mixture is very on one side-much eastern bloc party-crazy americans All in all fits the value for money (if you not too much expected)-the question arises, whether the hotel nor worth 4 stars is. The hotel we would however not recommend. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    2.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.5
    Quality of the beach
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Lars
No thank you!
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Business trip
  • March 2013
The rooms are in several houses and thus well arranged. The condition the hotel is very worn out... A renovation is necessary. Mold & co! The all-inclusive services are ok. I was on business there. One night or 1,5 days one bears it up. My private holiday i would not spend there. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.5
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    2.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    3.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    3.5
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
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Andreas
Beautiful hotel with small defects
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2013
The hotel makes a nice and well-kept impression. The rooms are in several houses and thus well arranged. The condition the hotel is very worn out... A renovation is necessary. The all inclusive services are very good. read hotel review
  • Room
    1.0

    Room was very old and worn. Cabinets and desk fell apart soon. The fridge was rusting and made loud noises. The room electronics for the air-conditioner was broken. The balcony door can not be locked... Also after 30 minutes a mechanic had tried it with a large hammer and screwdriver to fix it. The bathroom looked on closer look not good. Dirt and mold. So the rooms are really not so nice. Luckily you so much.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    There are 2 buffet restaurant and several theme restaurants. In the buffet-style restaurant is something there for everyone. It was every day rather same food. Meat was very tough. In the theme restaurants, where you a table to before reserve must, it looked differently. The food was very tasty. I would recommend all restaurants to try out... You can also several times a restaurant visit. The one or other Dollar tip you should leave... It also has its advantages.

  • Service
    4.0

    In the hotel were all of the staff very friendly. English and spanish should be available... With german one comes not far ☺ The cleaning of the rooms was rather poor-despite tip!

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    The pool bar we really liked... Nice in the pool sit and at the bar order a cocktail - what else could you want ☺ Everything else billiards, Tennis, basketball is also recommended. The chairs by the pool were partly in very poor condition. In the morning at the 9 hours are already the most occupied by towels. Sometime in the 14 o'clock the people then also times which the loungers almost the enitre day reserved. I find that an isolence.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    The hotel makes a nice and well-kept impression. The rooms are in several houses and thus well arranged. The condition the hotel is very worn out... A renovation is necessary. The all inclusive services are very good.

  • Location
    4.0

    The hotel is about 20 minutes away from the airport. Aircraft noise you can hear no or only completely rarely. The beach is right in front of the door. The loungers are all in a very poor condition at the beach (worn/broken). At the beach was always seaweed washed ashore, it didn't bother us as it once daily has been removed. The right Karibik would just had a bit further to the caribbean sea... There is the beach much nicer. Is were only 2 time outside from the hotel. We have a buggy x-all tour which is very recommendable. A walk on the road in front of the hotel along we relatively quickly begun, because you can really all 2 meters disturbed by the traders, the partly pushy,.

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Marcel
For a short stay completely okay.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
We were there the last stopover to the airport Punta Cana. For a short break it is perfectly ok. The rooms are already ageing, the staff makes the impression a ferienfabrik. The internet must still be paid, which nowadays free service should be. Otherwise offers the complex everything, what the simple tourist heart desires there. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    3.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.7
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    2.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Other leisure activities available
    2.0
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