Occidental Grand Punta Cana - All Inclusive ★★★

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Check-in: Feb 29, 2016 Check-out: Mar 3, 2016

WILL NEVER GO TO THIS HOTEL AGAIN!!!!

Would not recommend Mon, Jan 30, 2012
VERY UNHAPPY!! CAN"T WRITE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. WEBSITE WON'T ALLOW IT! CHECK OUT MY REVIEW ON THE WEBSITE FOR THE HOTEL

Attractions

Go on the Outback Safari!! Best part of the vacation!!

| Portland, MI 48875, USA Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

wouldn't go again

Would not recommend Wed, Jan 11, 2012
I must say that the hotel location is great and the hotel itself is beautiful. Like most vacation clubs, we were hassled by timeshare staff but after spending 30 minutes with them and receiving a free gift (souvenir I gave to my parents when I returned), they left us alone and let us enjoy our time there. Though you can't predict the weather, unfortunately it rained but there was plenty of sun in between for tanning and drinking by the pool was great. The pool was frigid cold. I also loved the pools and how they surrounded every building and still enjoyed going to them, regardless of not being to tolerate the temperature for very long. What really killed this trip for me was the all-inclusive meals. I'm a terrible cook, and I could've prepared food better than this. It was by far the lowest quality food I had ever seen and I had to limit a lot of my choices to what appeared sanitary (lot of buffet items sat out ALL DAY). And don't get me started on the so-called "reservation" restaurants. We came in late and couldn't book a reservation for the day we arrived or the day after because it had already filled up. We ate at their italian and mexican restaurants. I've never seen italian food prepared so poorly in my life. The mexican restaurant was tolerable but equally mediocre. I will say that the room was lovely and a lot better than I imagined. It was spacious, had a balcony overlooking the pool, and had a rustic villa feel that I wasn't expecting for an all-inclusive place. All in all, I had a great time drinking and exploring Punta Cana. My girlfriend and I were satisfied with the value of this trip, and would consider returning to Punta Cana, but not at this resort (most due to lousy food).

Attractions

If you are on a budget, the cheapest excursion is driving dune buggy's around the local area and its well worth the money. Me and my girlfriend loved it.

| Charlotte, NC, USA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Really good place to spend a lovely vacation

Would recommend Fri, Dec 23, 2011
One of the lovely hotels I have ever seen all over Latin America. Staff is very nice, rooms are really good. The variety of food, drinks and activities is just amazing. I would recommend this hotel to everyone

| Russia Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Relaxing Vacation

Would not recommend Wed, Dec 7, 2011
Nice facilities. Food could have been better as it did not compare to that of other all inclusive resorts we have visited. Maids seem to come and go into the room any time they felt like it. Good reason to invest in the safe lock, even if it is $30 for the week. You have to pay for wi-fi, so take some extra cash. Emilio, Ony and Christian were awesome bartenders at the lobby bar.

Shopping hint

Start your bidding low and stay there.

| Carlisle, PA, USA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Family reunion

Would not recommend Mon, Dec 5, 2011
First room was four flights of stairs and no elevator. Second room wasn't even cleaned. Third room was good! Right outside the pool and close to the beach. Food was so-so, but after two weeks, we had had enough. Not enough of a variety. Nothing to do for a teenager. Ours was bored by day 5. Also, not enough for small children. And last, but not least, the disco was open to outsiders of the resort and you had to pay for drinks. I thought this was an all inclusive.

| Pennsylvania, USA Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Nice resort but rooms smell bad and have issues with pluming etc.

Would not recommend Sat, Dec 3, 2011
The location is fine. The resort design is very good. The activities are as expected. The staff are friendly. It feels safe inside (outside is very unsafe, especially at night). But: Most rooms have mold from humidity. They have pluming issues. No hot water or water running out from the side of the bathtub because the tub was not setup properly. When it rained hard some rooms were dripping water from the ceiling, I was told. My first room was not usable. Could not sleep the first night because of the mold smell. I had to escalate to the travel agency and hotel headquarters in order for them to provide another room, a day after I arrived. Food was average.

| New York, NY, USA Singles

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Disappointing

Would not recommend Tue, Nov 22, 2011
From the minute we got there, we felt more like a burden rather than welcomed. The hotels advertisement (and most of the reason we booked with them) made us believe that we were getting a lot included with the all-inclusive fare. What should have been included in the all-inclusive was changed. When we booked, the all-inclusive rate included horse back riding, among many other things. When we tried to book this excursion on Wednesday, we were told that "two days ago our manager took that off the website, there is a fee". Nothing was done to accomodate us. The food was awful, and when we didn't like something, there was no apology. Usually, at all inclusive resorts, a different food option was offered. At the Occidental, it was not. The beach was beautiful, and the spa was very nice (but we did not receive our 15% discount as it said we would on the website). In order to have fun, we had to create the fun. Basically, I would not recommend this resort.

| Bristol, Conn Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Great overal!

Would recommend Tue, Oct 25, 2011
I was put in a room on the second floor, cause of a bad knee I asked for a room on a first floor. They did not have a Jr suite on a first floor, so they gave us an ocean view for the same price. The staff was the best.

Dining

Make your reservations early

| new York, NY Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good for Couples

Would recommend Wed, Aug 24, 2011
We had a good time. Good place to relax and get away from it all if you like white sandy beaches and clear blue water

Shopping hint

They do a lot of pressure sales. Stay away from the pressure sales. Learn to say no. Stay away from the presentations. They are time share presentation and they try to pretend they are not until they hit you at the end with it. IT WAS A HUGH WASTE OF A HALF DAY AND OUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

| Johnstown, PA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

[...]summary of hotel is misleading

Would not recommend Wed, Aug 10, 2011
The beef sucks in all the retaurants. The best restaurant was the buffet and the Pizzeria. Under new for 2011 we did not receive the fruit platter, bottle of wine, nightly turn down service, special sea food dinner, 15% spa discount, in room bathrobes and slippers, in room beach towels, ceiling fans. We booked the Grand Concierge Deluxe.My son got a ear infrction from the pools that need more testing to keep the diseases out of the pools and we spent a day in the clinic and hospital.We would not go back unless they inprove their hotel as it does not deserve the 3.8 as posted on the [...]Website.

Entertainment hint

The nightly entertainment was very good

| Florida Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5