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Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Alonzo was always there for us-He is a tremendous asset to Melia. We never would have enjoyed our trip if it were not for him.

We loved our stay here. Of all of the hotels we have visited in Punta Cana this is the nicest, and most sophisticated

I would like to add videos of the rooms that I was in. The discrepancies are as follows: Room1 #0502 Dresser drawers didn't open completely, refrigerator cover door was off the hinges, stains on the wall & 5 beds with no living room for 2 people. Room2 #3806 Had a leak by the bathroom doorway which would caused puddles on the floor, stain on the walls from the leak, ceiling falling apart, mold on the bathroom ceiling, the wooden panel which framed the mirror was broken to which inculd stuck my fingers through. Room3 #1424 While I was attempting to use the bathroom I witnessed a roach crawling around the bidet toile.

Room was clean, but too many mosquitos. The balcony could not be used because of them. Also, the bathroom supplies were missing and had to ask multiple times for shampoo and towels. Restaurants were clean and food was decent. Management has to find a solution for rainy days as the entire resort was flooded.

Very bad service. Hotel staff not friendly at all. Maybe 1 out of 10 would smile at us. TV remotes would not work, called in the main desk twice, noone did not show up, used my batteries from camera. Hair blower did nit work. Toilet would not flash properly. 5 restaurants but 3 were closed in rotation. Check inn took 2+ hours, check out 10 min but bus to airport was late by 1:30 and almost were late to flight. Overall, NOT happy.

The property itself is beautiful and the beach is really nice to look at and take pictures, not to swim. We stayed there 5 days and the beach was filled with algae and trash (ex: plastic bottles, plastic ware, plastic bags) every single day. It was a shame since we were looking forward to the Caribbean beach experience. The restaurants were another huge disappointment. When we booked it, we were expecting to take advantage of all 13 restaurants onsite so we would not get bored with the food. Well, that's not how it works. From the 13 restaurants, 2 are not included in the "all-inclusive" Melia Caribe Tropical option ( you have to pay an additional fee). The Marketplace and Agora have the same food, just located in different areas of the property and opened at different times. The Agora is the only option for breakfast and lunch, and it had the same food options during the 5 days we spent there. The food was bland and tasteless (not even the fruits were sweet). The dinner options were even more pathetic. You would think you could choose from all the other restaurants for dinner, but again that was not the case... they only open 4 at a time - one being the Marketplace, with the same food options as lunch. The salad bar on the 3 restaurants we were able to try (Italian, Dominican and American cuisines) had the same options available during lunch (again, more of the same food). We also had one day without hot water to shower and the sheets/towels are rough. Very disappointing.

This was my first experience to an all inclusive resort. I was amazed by the cleanliness from reception through the grounds and to the beach and pool. The staff is very helpful, courteous and several spoke English while others at leased tried. I enjoyed practicing my Spanish and there was always someone willing to listen. The restaurants prepare and have presentation of the meals they serve. That I did not expect and a good selection of food. If I had another experience to compare to I would probably give this 5 stars but for me it would be hard to beat.

This hotel is awesome if ur single!!!! It's so single friendly it's ridiculous. Even the dr in the facility doesn't care for kids, but he will sure charge u after he tells u that! After the St charged us $180 he told us he doesn't care for kids go to the emergency room. When I spoke to hotel mgr he just yessed me to death. Even the babysitter aren't free! I had to pay them $15 a hour because I wanted to leave the resort for a excursion. And the one day we went to the adult side the food was better drinks were better EVERYTHING!!! I'll be sure to go there without my children

Mi experiencia fue muy buena estuve ahí para celebrar mi cumpleaños .un agradecimiento especial a Esteban palmero mesero del american grill por su amabilidada buen humor y a ariel el chico que no transporto varias veces éxitos para ellos.

Upgraded to level! It's adults only and closer to beach. Amazing! Would totally recommend and would visit again!

Very nice experience. Already recommended to family & friends who are planning to go there in the near future.

The staffs were not nice. Specially the front desk people.

The water at the beach had too much seaweed and no waves. The pool was very dirty. Our room did not get cold enough and we had a leak in the bathroom ceiling so the floor was constantly wet. The worst part is they over booked and at check in they had no rooms for us. They had to ship us to another resort for 2 days and brought us back on day 3. Wich we we're not happy to have to pack up and move and waste half our day doing it!

We booked a 6 day vacation and when we got there tgey were overbooked so they shipped us to another resort for the night and promised us to be in our original room the next day but that didn't happen we got the runaround until 4pm so 2 out of six days were ruined they tried to make up for it by giving 3 free nights but I wouldn't ever go back we met allot of people who had the same problem. Wouldn't recommend this resort

Super annoying you have to wait for a bus to pick you up To go anywhere staff wasn't so friendly not alot of actives to do at the pool my family and I just got back we sat on dirty tables waiting to get forks or spoons they took more then 15 mins to bring us drinks the rooms are nice and clean hotel Gorgues but way to big that the walk from my room to the pool took 10 mins and in the heat it wasn't pleasant

Our stay was great, we were close to the Caribe lobby which is one out of the two lobbies. We were close to the restaurants and got a train down to the beach which came around every 15 mins. The restaurants: the buffets were blah, it was not the greatest food, so we tried to stay away and only ate the breakfast food at Agora, the beach grill. The restaurants at night though were better because it came to you hotter and they had a small menu to choose from. El Guarapo their Dominican cuisine was good and Ma Maison the French cuisine was good too. Our room was very comfortable and was cleaned everyday by the maids. We called to get waters because they didn't refill our mini fridge and they never came, but they ended up refilling he next day during housekeeping. We recommend to buy the excursions beforehand if you can because they overcharge everything. It was a great experience and very relaxing week! Thank you Melia Caribe Tropical!

Great place to go! Some of the staff are rude though.

The staff were rude. The food had no seasoning. Beach and room was nice.

In general, the Melia met my basic expectations for an affordable beach vacation. There were some good things about the resort, and some things that weren't so great, which brought my overall opinion of the resort down. The property: The grounds are beautiful and well taken care of, but the resort is HUGE so depending on where your room is you either have a super long walk to the pool or a super long walk to the restaurants. They have a little train that runs around the resort, but waiting for it can be a pain. The rooms: Depending on what building you are in you either get a run down room or a brand new one. I was in a run down room, so while they had renovated it, it wasn't as nice as the pictures make it seem. My friend was in a newer building and her room was nicer just like the pictures. The food: This was the biggest area of disappointment. While there are around 10 different restaurants to choose from, we found that the food was not very good at any of them. The buffet ended up being the best bet. Also, the drinks at the pool were not so great, enough so that I didn't even drink most days. Random complaints: The wifi is spotty and didn't work in my room. My key stopped working at least once a day, which meant late each night I had to take the long walk across the property to get a new one. Service can be slow all over the resort - dinner, front desk, etc. - I know things tend to run on island time, but it was excessively slow. In the end, the hotel was just okay. It wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't go back.

We stayed here last year from 7/13/15-7/18/15. It was the best trip of my life! I have been to both the Bahamas and Jamaica but this was the BEST resort I have ever stayed at! You will be blown away at how nice the resort is and how accommodating the staff is with you. PLEASE explore every inch of this resort as you will find so many beautiful cabanas, birds, & ponds. The food and drinks were great! No watered down drinks. :) There are lots of restaurants to choose from but be aware that some of them require reservations. The Asian restaurant was my favorite. My husband isn't into Asian food but he loved this restaurant. There's about 15 restaurants. The rooms are CLEAN! They mopped and cleaned our rooms and outside of our rooms daily. I am big on cleanliness and I could not find anything wrong with how they cleaned our rooms and believe me I was looking!! The Housekeeping was wonderful!! The beach was gorgeous! there was some seaweed but they cleared it from the beach every day. There's great music, volleyball, and games on the beach. There are lots of sunbathing chairs and little cabanas. They have a cute little train that runs all day to get you to different places throughout the resort if you do not want to walk. If you are looking for a nice place with a luxury feel go to this resort!!!

Playas De Bavaro Punta Cana La Altagracia

Located in Bavaro within a short walk of ChocoMuseo, Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive is within a mile (2 km) of Palma Real Shopping Village. This 1140-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 10 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a casino. In central Punta Cana, the resort is also close to Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Dolphin Island.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. This resort is home to 13 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat.


Rooms

All 1140 recently renovated rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and minibars. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.


Property features

Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive features a full-service spa, 10 outdoor pools, and a casino. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a nightclub, a children's pool, and a health club.

Room options

Family Suite (Junior)

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 5

The Level, Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

The Level, Grand Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

The Level Adults Only Suites

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive

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4

beautiful grounds

Everyone

Alonzo was always there for us-He is a tremendous asset to Melia. We never would have enjoyed our trip if it were not for him.

By , from Northville, Michigan on Feb 21, 2017

5

great hotel. beautiful grounds. decent food

Everyone

We loved our stay here. Of all of the hotels we have visited in Punta Cana this is the nicest, and most sophisticated

By on Jan 11, 2017

2

aggravated

Everyone

I would like to add videos of the rooms that I was in. The discrepancies are as follows: Room1 #0502 Dresser drawers didn't open completely, refrigerator cover door was off the hinges, stains on the wall & 5 beds with no living room for 2 people. Room2 #3806 Had a leak by the bathroom doorway which would caused puddles on the floor, stain on the walls from the leak, ceiling falling apart, mold on the bathroom ceiling, the wooden panel which framed the mirror was broken to which inculd stuck my fingers through. Room3 #1424 While I was attempting to use the bathroom I witnessed a roach crawling around the bidet toile.

By on Dec 3, 2016

2

large resort not too well managed.

Everyone

Room was clean, but too many mosquitos. The balcony could not be used because of them. Also, the bathroom supplies were missing and had to ask multiple times for shampoo and towels. Restaurants were clean and food was decent. Management has to find a solution for rainy days as the entire resort was flooded.

By on Nov 25, 2016

2

will not go there again

Everyone

Very bad service. Hotel staff not friendly at all. Maybe 1 out of 10 would smile at us. TV remotes would not work, called in the main desk twice, noone did not show up, used my batteries from camera. Hair blower did nit work. Toilet would not flash properly. 5 restaurants but 3 were closed in rotation. Check inn took 2+ hours, check out 10 min but bus to airport was late by 1:30 and almost were late to flight. Overall, NOT happy.

By on Nov 6, 2016

2

dirty beach, bad food

Everyone

The property itself is beautiful and the beach is really nice to look at and take pictures, not to swim. We stayed there 5 days and the beach was filled with algae and trash (ex: plastic bottles, plastic ware, plastic bags) every single day. It was a shame since we were looking forward to the Caribbean beach experience. The restaurants were another huge disappointment. When we booked it, we were expecting to take advantage of all 13 restaurants onsite so we would not get bored with the food. Well, that's not how it works. From the 13 restaurants, 2 are not included in the "all-inclusive" Melia Caribe Tropical option ( you have to pay an additional fee). The Marketplace and Agora have the same food, just located in different areas of the property and opened at different times. The Agora is the only option for breakfast and lunch, and it had the same food options during the 5 days we spent there. The food was bland and tasteless (not even the fruits were sweet). The dinner options were even more pathetic. You would think you could choose from all the other restaurants for dinner, but again that was not the case... they only open 4 at a time - one being the Marketplace, with the same food options as lunch. The salad bar on the 3 restaurants we were able to try (Italian, Dominican and American cuisines) had the same options available during lunch (again, more of the same food). We also had one day without hot water to shower and the sheets/towels are rough. Very disappointing.

By on Nov 5, 2016

4

first time visit

Everyone

This was my first experience to an all inclusive resort. I was amazed by the cleanliness from reception through the grounds and to the beach and pool. The staff is very helpful, courteous and several spoke English while others at leased tried. I enjoyed practicing my Spanish and there was always someone willing to listen. The restaurants prepare and have presentation of the meals they serve. That I did not expect and a good selection of food. If I had another experience to compare to I would probably give this 5 stars but for me it would be hard to beat.

By , from Oklahoma City on Oct 23, 2016

3

not family friendly!

Everyone

This hotel is awesome if ur single!!!! It's so single friendly it's ridiculous. Even the dr in the facility doesn't care for kids, but he will sure charge u after he tells u that! After the St charged us $180 he told us he doesn't care for kids go to the emergency room. When I spoke to hotel mgr he just yessed me to death. Even the babysitter aren't free! I had to pay them $15 a hour because I wanted to leave the resort for a excursion. And the one day we went to the adult side the food was better drinks were better EVERYTHING!!! I'll be sure to go there without my children

By , from new jersey on Oct 15, 2016

5

loved it!

Everyone

Upgraded to level! It's adults only and closer to beach. Amazing! Would totally recommend and would visit again!

By on Sep 20, 2016

4

great place, friendly n helpful staff.

Everyone

Very nice experience. Already recommended to family & friends who are planning to go there in the near future.

By , from M on Aug 22, 2016