Excellence Punta Cana Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive

5 stars
Playas Uvero Alto,, Punta Cana,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
728 reviews
Awesome getaway!!!

Love this place!!! Everything was even better than expected! See full review

  • 40th bday girl
  • Sep 7, 2014
A perfect Caribbean vacation

Hotel Excellence in Punta Cana is everything you expect and more!!! Great Deal!!! Beautiful... See full review

  • Elli
  • Sep 5, 2014
Enjoy gardens and a quiet beach at this Dominican adults-only resort

For an adults-only getaway in the gorgeous, sunny Dominican Republic, the Excellence Punta Cana resort can't be beat. Stroll through coconut groves and lush green landscapes, and be sure to visit the delightfully isolated beach just a few meters from the hotel. Activities range from snorkeling and yoga to horseback riding at this lovely all-inclusive getaway. Get pampered at an on-site spa that's nestled in a relaxing, restful garden. There are 10 bars around the beach and pool areas, and eight restaurants serving international and local dishes.

Reason to stays
  • The Punta Cana area is famous for its sunny weather and postcard-perfect beaches
  • A swim-up suite or room with a private Jacuzzi are available
  • An all-inclusive resort in a quiet, secluded area
  • An adults-only policy
Excellence Punta Cana Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive rooms
The rooms at the Excellence Punta Cana have a distinct Colonial-inspired atmosphere and 12 different room categories with different features including 24-hour room service, swim-up access, private balcony, marble bathroom and four poster beds. All rooms provide guests with bathrobes, TV, CD/DVD player and free Internet/Wi-Fi access as well as a refreshing whirlpool tub.
Things to do nearby
  • Punta Cana Beach (0 mi/0 km)
  • La Basilica (19 mi/30 km)
  • Palma Real Shopping Village (21.9 mi/35.3 km)
  • Reserva Ecologica Ojos Indigenas (32.9 mi/52.9 km)
  • Casa de Ponce de Leon (43.4 mi/69.9 km)

Excellence Punta Cana Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive Rooms

Junior Suite Garden View or Mountain View
All our Junior Suites Garden or Mountain View are 51 square meters in size and offer a private furnished patio or balcony. Room amenities includes a full equipped bathroom with a jetted whirlpool bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer, scales, vanity mirror, VIP toiletries and phone, bathrobes & slippers, Flat-screen TV, Free wireless Internet, Air-conditioning with in-room climate control, CD/DVD player; Direct dial telephone, Radio/alarm clock, electronic in room safe, coffee/tea maker, stocked mini-bar with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks, iron & ironing board; pillow menu, turn-down service and Excellence stationary. KING OR 2 DOUBLE BEDS.
Junior Swim up Suite Pool View
All our Junior Swim Up Suites Pool View are 51 square meters in size and offer private furnished terrace with direct access to the pool. Room amenities includes a full equipped bathroom with a jetted whirlpool bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer, scales, vanity mirror, VIP toiletries and phone, bathrobes, slippers, Flat-screen TV, free wireless Internet, air-conditioning with in-room climate control, CD/DVD player, direct dial telephone, radio/alarm clock, electronic in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, stocked mini-bar with beer, juices, soft drinks,water and snacks, iron & ironing board, pillow menu, turn-down service and Excellence stationary. KING BED.
Junior Suite Ocean View
All our Junior Suites Ocean Views are 51 square meters in size and offer private furnished patio or balcony and view to the Ocean. Room amenities includes a full equipped bathroom with a jetted whirlpool bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer, scales, vanity mirror, VIP toiletries and phone, bathrobes, slippers, Flat-screen TV, free wireless Internet, air-conditioning with in-room climate control, CD/DVD player, direct dial telephone, radio/alarm clock, electronic in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, stocked mini-bar with beer, juices, soft drinks water and snacks, iron & ironing board, pillow menu, turn-down service and Excellence stationary. KING BED.
Excellence Suite Ocean View
All Excellence Suites Ocean Views are larger rooms of 52 square meters in size and offer private furnishings in a double patio or balcony and ocean view. Room amenities includes a full equipped bathroom with a jetted whirlpool bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer, scales, vanity mirror, VIP toiletries and phone, bathrobes, slippers, free wireless Internet, Flat-screen satellite television, air-conditioning with in-room climate control, CD/DVD player, direct dial telephone, radio/alarm clock with Ipod connectivity, electronic in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, upgraded mini-bar including wine and liquor preference and room service menu, iron & ironing board, pillow menu, turn-down service and Excellence stationary. KING BED.
Master Suite Pool View
All Master Suites Pool View are larger rooms of 54 square meters in size and offer private furnished patio or balcony and separate living-room area. Room amenities includes a full equipped bathroom with a jetted whirlpool bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer, scales, vanity mirror, VIP toiletries and phone, bathrobes, slippers, Flat-screen TV, free wirelees Internet, air-conditioning with in-room climate control, CD/DVD player, direct dial telephone, radio/alarm clock, electronic in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, stocked mini-bar with beer, juices, soft drinks water and snacks, iron & ironing board, pillow menu, turn-down service and Excellence stationary. KING BED.
Excellence Club Junior Suite Garden or Mountain View
All Excellence Club Junior Suites Garden or Mountain Views are 51 square meters in size and offer private furnished patio or balcony. Superior amenities includes a full equipped bathroom with a jetted whirlpool bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer, scales, vanity mirror, Superior VIP toiletries and phone, bathrobes & slippers, flat-screen satellite television, air-conditioning with in-room climate control, CD/DVD player, direct dial telephone, radio/alarm clock with Ipod connectivity, electronic in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, upgraded mini-bar including wine and liquor preference and upgraded room service menu, iron & ironing board, pillow menu, turn-down service and Excellence Stationary, daily fruit and complimentary newspaper. Other amenities from the Excellence Club: private concierge service with smart buffets, bar service and free Internet access, private beach area, complimentary beach bag for use during your stay, shoe shine service. KING BED.
Excellence Club junior Suite Ocean View
All our Excellence Club Junior Suites Ocean Views are 51 square meters in size and offer private furnished patio or balcony will full view to the ocean. Superior amenities includes full equipped bathrooms with a jetted whirlpool bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer, scales, vanity mirror, Superior VIP toiletries and phone, bathrobes & slippers, Flat-screen TV, air-conditioning with in-room climate control, CD/DVD player, direct dial telephone, radio/alarm clock with Ipod conectivity, electronic in-room safe,coffee/tea maker, upgraded mini-bar including wine and liquor preference and room service menu, iron & ironing board, pillow menu, turn-down service and Excellence stationary, daily fruit and newspaper. Other amenities from the Excellence Club: private concierge service with smart buffets, bar service and free Internet access, private beach area, complimentary beach bag for use during your stay, shoe shine service. KING BED.
Excellence Club junior Swim Up Suite Ocean View
All our Excellence Club Junior Swim up Suites Ocean Views are 51 square meters in size and offer private furnished terrace with direct access to the pool and full view to the ocean. Superior amenities includes full equipped bathrooms with a jetted whirlpool bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer, scales, vanity mirror, Superior VIP toiletries and phone, bathrobes & slippers, Flat-screen TV, air-conditioning with in-room climate control, CD/DVD player, direct dial telephone, radio/alarm clock with Ipod conectivity, electronic in-room safe,coffee/tea maker, upgraded mini-bar including wine and liquor preference and room service menu, iron & ironing board, pillow menu, turn-down service and Excellence stationary, daily fruit and newspaper. Other amenities from the Excellence Club: private concierge service with smart buffets, bar service and free Internet access, private beach area, complimentary beach bag for use during your stay, shoe shine service. KING BED.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • Free internet in room
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Casino
Spa
Game room
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities

Hotel Map

18.8273 -68.6018
Area served
Situated on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, 50 minutes away from Punta Cana Intl. Airport and 75 minutes away from La Romana Intl. Airport.
Nearby airports
PUJ Punta Cana Intl Airport. LRM La Romana International Airport.
Area description
Excellence Punta Cana is located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic about 50 min. away from PUJ Punta Cana International Airport and 75 min away from La Romana International Airport. The resort is surrounded by a beautiful palm grove, bordering a beach of fine sand.

Dining

Oregano
Pizzeria/Tratoria a la carte for dinner. reservations not required.
Agave
Mexican cuisine for a la carte dinner. Reservations not required.
Chez Isabelle
French Cuisine for a la carte dinner. Reservations not required.
Barcelona
Mediterranean cuisine for a la carte dinner. Reservations not required.
The Grill
Provides continental breakfast, casual a la carte lunch and Steakhouse for a la carte dinner. Reservations not required.
Toscana
Provides Breakfast and lunch in Buffet style, and for dinner is an Italian Restaurant a la carte. Reservations not required.
The Lobster House
Lobster Restaurant open for breakfast and a la carte dinner. Reservations not required.
Spice
Oriental cuisine for a la carte dinner. Reservations not required.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Excellence Punta Cana dispose of several large meeting rooms of several sizes, a theater, cocktail terraces and in addition we have a small boardroom of 30 m2 for approximately 15 people. Audiovisuals are available. Conference facilities are subject to extra charges.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (728)

Ratings and reviews for Excellence Punta Cana Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
728 out of 728
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Gabriel, Ca
Aug 29, 2010

Excellence punta cana great tips!

The hotel is a great place to stay. However, be aware of a few things. First, do not try to check in early. Schedule your flight to arrive after 3. Even then we were not given a room until 4. After a red eye flight this was a night mare. The staff was very unfriendly at the registration counter. Additionally, the resort stores are way over priced. If you go to the south side of the resort there is a swap meet not owned by the resort. Stuff is way cheaper there and you can pick up some nice gifts. Also, get pool towels, floaties, and pool side chairs early because they run out quick and the staff won't be able to help you. Lastly, we purchased an anniversary package and they never decorated our room or gave us the promotional items after asking for them twice. Other than those minor things it is a really clean and nice get away with decent food for an all inclusive place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the south side of the hotel. Its called Nancy's and its cheap in there if you are on a budget.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bia
Aventura, FL
Jul 27, 2009

Great Ambience for Couples

First off, the staff are very nice and very hospitable! They are always there to serve you with a smile on their face and to do whatever you ask them to! One thing that I didn't like was the distance from the airport. It is about 1 hour drive until you get to the hotel. I bought a transfer online which Orbitz recommended, Coco Tours, but I wouldn't recommend it, because on the way back, they pick you up at the hotel 4 hours before your flight leaves. So, my husband and I were at the airport for 3 hours, with nothing to do, when we could be back at the hotel enjoying it for a little longer. I would suggest getting a taxi if you are with other people so you can share. If you don't want to take a cab, try to find a different way of getting to the airport or check with other companies to see if they take you to the airport later. One thing about the hotel that I didn't like was that only 3 restaurants are open for lunch out of 8. I wish they would open all the other restaurants for lunch as well, and not only for dinner. I LOVED the French restaurant and the Mexican restaurant... GREAT food! Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel... I would go back there for sure!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DBONE
Wisconsin
Dec 2, 2013

Excellente

The staff was awesome, the food was great, the weather perfect. It is an older resort but they are constantly upgrading different areas. They will make your stay special

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Apr 2, 2008

Watch what you eat!!!!!

For the most part our stay was beautiful. The people were very welcoming and friendly. Our room was very nice, housekeeping does an exceptional job twice daily. We stayed for five nights. The downfall was the food. My husband and I ordered the Lobstertail at The Lobster House,it was served lathered in an overly butterd sauce and the meat itself was mushy and at room tempuature!It was to a point difficult to continue eating. The buffet food seems to sit out for long periods of time, we wanted ice cream the one night and the vanilla ice cream had turned soupy.We also ordered a T-bone steak which was on the tougher side at The Grill. The french restaurant, Chez Isabelle, was decent the chiateaubriand was most delighful. But the first night I ordered duck and it was extremely hard to cut through and hardly any flavor. My husband ordered an omelet at THe Toscona , for breakfast one morning, and it had egg shells in it. The resort is very nice, clean, and pools we very clean and well maintained. We would go back to the Dominican Republic becuase of our food experiences with the food we would not go back to The Excellence.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Miami, FL
Aug 3, 2009

Excellence Punta Cana

We had a great time in Excellence Punta Cana. The food was terrific and the service unbelievable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Steveracer
Queens,New York
Nov 20, 2009

great couple getaway

Overall the resort was very nice, and we will probably revisit.The mosquitos(pitbulls with wings) were deadly.We couldn't understand why the pools closed at 6pm at an adult only resort.The staff was great and the food was very good.Very pleased with the sports and activities.Tennis & basketball courts as well as the instructors were great.The weight room was excellent.The fact that we did not have to make reservations to eat was a major plus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

outside the hotel is cheaper,but they can be a little aggressive.Nancy seems to be Queenbee and has a more relaxed approach to doing business.

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4
5.01.0
Anonymous
East Lansing, MI
Jul 31, 2010

Great for couples!

This hotel is great if you don't want to pay for extra activities. The hotel offers activities like yoga, spanish lessons, games, contests, and diving lessons that don't cost anything extra. Not allowing children also allows the atmosphere to be quiet and relaxing. The beach is awesome and the pools are warm! There are also shows at the theater every night that are entertaining and even a nightclub where you can dance!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Royal Oak, MI
Jun 7, 2009

Excellence Punta Cana Family Vacation

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. Obviously, we loved it because we convinced our family to go back when my sister-in-law graduated. It was a great trip again, but I'm only giving 4 stars because of an incident we had there. My sister and her husband had a laptop and camera stolen from their room. The hotel did an "investigation" but said that they couldn't compensate them because that would be admitting guilt. They did give them a "gift" of 2 massages. Overall, though, this is a great resort. Lock your stuff up, and I promise you'll have a great time. I would still go back. So much to do there, you'll need at least 7 nights. The drinks are good, the water is safe, and the "adults-only" rule makes all the difference in the world!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

House wine is free! Don't order off the wine list unless you want to pay for something you've already paid for.

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4
5.01.0
Adults Only is AWESOME!
Dallas, TX
Jan 10, 2011

Excellente

Excellence - Punta Cana was an amazing resort. The beach was very nice and well maintained, and the pools had ample room to take full advantage of the sun-bathing. Additionally, with 12 different restaurants, there is plenty of variety to choose from. Customer service at the resort was great. Although they didn't re-fill our mini-bar daily as advertised, getting it re-filled was as simple as a phone call, and a short 5 minutes later it was fully refilled. One thing to keep in mind is that although its all-inclusive, tipping is not only appreciated, but will get you much better service and recognition during your stay. One thing we were unprepared for is the dress-codes for dinner. Some restaurants have a ban on shorts and tennis shoes, so be sure to bring some pants (or dresses for women) and nice shoes or nice sandals. Also, bring extra money to do the excursions. They average $80/person per excursion. I would highly recommend the Canopy Adventure, which is where they drive you to the mountains to zip-line through the forest. There are a few other excursions to do, but this one was the best (in my opinion). I would stay away from buying any souvenirs from the gift shop (directly on the premises). There are better deals to be had at the market just beyond the resort, you can get to it from the beach. I would recommend that when negotiating a price, always start at half of what you expect to pay for something. Don't forget a camera, sunscreen, and sunglasses! Also, if your bed is rock-hard, like ours was, be sure to request a pillow-top from the front desk!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk down to the market area at the end of the beach. The vendors are very negotiable and keep in mind that not only will they take money, but will trade other goods not readily available in DR (hats, shirts, drinks, etc). Think outside the box as you negotiate and always go there first as you can always come back the next day to see if the vendor can sweeten the deal!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
carmela424
Boston, MA, USA
Oct 16, 2011

Romantic trip

Amazing experience at the hotel. Best drinks, best beach, great staff. We didn't want for anything. Food overall was okay, not as good as some of the other resorts. All and all it was a great value and a great vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

the shops at the end of the strip, were 10 times cheaper than the hotel and very safe.

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