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Catalonia Punta Cana

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $879 All-Inclusive
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Customer Rating 144 Reviews
Value
 
3.9
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.7 out of 5
"Perfect for those who want to get away but not cost you a kidney!! shows were great...food was good....scenery beautiful!" – BOOGER
108 out of 160 (68%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
3.9
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.7 out of 5
"Perfect for those who want to get away but not cost you a kidney!! shows were great...food was good....scenery beautiful!" – BOOGER
108 out of 160 (68%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Honeymoon Thanks Heaven Space around room door letting in mosquitoes Curacao Bar The Royal side beach Lobster dinner at the beach
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August 22, 2016
So-So

I am not sure if was just the resort or the Dominican in general. Some people are just not very welcoming. I will start with the positives, we met some really fantastic people who worked at the Catalonia. Eddy from the lobby bar, Angelica who is part of the entertainment team and Sarah who also worked in the lobby bar. They did their best to make our honeymoon/birthday trip very special. We signed up for privilege and some of the perks were nice like the massage, but don't be fooled by the free photo that you will receive. I have never met people trying to sell you something so rude in my life. The pictures were not that great and the cost was baffling. Ok, back to the positives, the resort is very well maintained and the food was surprisingly better than what we had read in other reviews. Now to the not so positive... The room was not at all what was described. After being in the sand and sun all day one would just like to take a decent shower, well you would not be getting that at this resort. It is small and was the worst of my day each day at the resort. Housekeeping was very inconsistent one day we walked in and all of the pillow coverings were removed and a stack of pillows just laying in the room... odd! The rooms in general were outdated and air conditioning was ok at best (that is true for the entire resort). I will not be going back and would not recommend this resort or country to any one else. Now, to our flight experience... I am not sure what happened when booking tickets, but Cheap Caribbean made some mistake with the tickets and names on my husband's ticket that almost cost us an additional $200.00 and we barely made our flight.


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Overall Rating: 3
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4.0
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From: Southlake, TX
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 22, 2016
“Resort was nice food was bad”

“Resort was nice food was bad” The resort was nice the grounds were beautiful. The staff overall was very nice, The food was not so good. It was barely cooked to the US requirements. This was a big issue for my family of 9. We had 3 rooms one had a ceiling leak they did move my family but this took time away from our vacation.Our keys keep demagnetizing if you put them next to your cell phone in this day and age everyone just about had one even if your just using it for pictures. My son had a $600 Bulova watch stolen the second night although I did not report until two days late because I was hoping that it was pushed in a luggage or something I did not want to believe that someone would take it and they did not even apologize in the USA we would have done things differently. I reported over a week ago and still they have done nothing and no email as they promised. All of the negative reviews you read are mostly true. Most of the staff is very nice. If you are privileged they really do nothing special the rooms are very nice overall. The Pure Bar on the beach Francisco was SUPER sweet visit him for sure and tip him he is a college student. The Pearl Bar is very nice however you can use the pools but have to pay for drinks they are not included even being Privileged. Word to the wise lock up EVERYTHING TRUST NO ONE!!!!


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Overall Rating: 3
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From: Pittsburgh, Pa
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 8, 2016

It would be nice to have more English speaking employees. The room was okay but the bathroom definitely needed renovating. The food was not all the greatest but one can pick through and survive the week. The restaurants were okay (a la carte) beaches and pool was okay. Overall had a good time.


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From: Canada
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 22, 2016
Great time at Catalonia.

My stay at Catalonia was great thanks to their wonderful staff. The resort is well kept and the beach is beautiful. I booked privelege and our room was upgraded to deluxe when we checked in. It was right next to beach in villa 3. The Pure Bar was one of my favorite things. The drinks were excellent and the service was superb. We mostly ate at the main buffet, our waiter Sam was great. He was our go to guy and he was very efficient. The only downside to our trip was the air conditioner issue. It was not working and the heat was oppressive. They provided an oscillating fan which helped but when you are paying good money its disappointing. The staff made our experience memorable. The Pure Bar staff Alvin, Ana, Francisca, and Yefry were great. I would recommend Catalonia, they just need to get the AC issue resolved.


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From: Allentown, PA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Catalonia Punta Cana boasts 711 well appointed rooms located in 30 three-story buildings (no elevators). Junior Suites offer one king or two twin beds, terrace or balcony with hammock, living room, air conditioning and ceiling fan, complete bathroom, shower, hair dryer, cable television, direct dial telephone, complimentary wireless internet access, safe deposit box, coffee maker and mini bar with soft drinks.

Room Details

Junior Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Privileged Superior Junior Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Privileged Honeymoon Junior Suite (Adults-Only)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

All-inclusive is right! Ten restaurants, eight bars, a casino and spa? Throw in spacious suites and a fab beach, and this is a package hard to beat.

 

What We'd Change

Like any huge resort, it's a bit of a walk from the beach to the lobby. Luckily, the beautiful landscaping makes the scenic stroll soothing.

 

Why You Should Go

Families love the all-inclusive features and the fabulous location on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana. The Catalonia Punta Cana offers everything you could want for a tropical getaway.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Casino ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • Sauna
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Dance Classes
  • Beach Parties
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • 9 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • Massage ($)
  • Theater
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Hammocks
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Tour Desk
  • Fitness Center
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water-Skiing
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Catalonia Punta Cana

Cabeza de Toro

+809 412 0000

Hotel Description

Catalonia Punta Cana: Noble Beach Prize Winner - The Bombest Bar

Leave your worries at home and head to Bavaro Beach, one of the Caribbean's hottest beaches. Catalonia Punta Cana is an all-inclusive, all-suite resort located on a huge stretch of heavenly Bavaro sand. This tropical resort is only 10 miles from Punta Cana Airport, so you can ditch the bags and start having fun in no time at all!

The fun starts with organized beach activities, or under a palm tree with a coco loco from the Beach Bar while the kids play. Switch it up and swim in the huge, free-form pool or clink colorful shots at the swim-up bar. When it's time to chow down, ten restaurants offer tons of variety. Families love the teppanyaki shows at Mikado, Rodeo Steak House has tenderloin to write home about, and no one can resist penne pesto at La Toscana. The once-a-week beach party is a hit with its live orchestra, and El Palmeral in the lobby serves classic martinis. If you're traveling without the kids, Cat's Disco Bar is for dancing 'til dawn.

Party hard at night and play hard by day with Catalonia Punta Cana all inclusive perks: make the most of the clear waters with snorkel gear, or hop aboard a catamaran for a cruise. Let the kids hunt starfish, while you check out the two adjacent golf courses, both designed by Alberto Sola. Cabeza de Toro Golf Club is nine holes, and for an 18-hole challenge, golfers tee off at Caribe Golf Club. If you want to test your luck, the resort's casino has slots and table gaming, or unwind with a massage or facial at Alegria Spa.

There's nothing like kicking back in a hammock after a long day, and the Junior Suites hook you up with a terrace or balcony. With a king for couples and two doubles for families, the Junior Suites are spacious and comfortable. Grab a soda from the mini bar and have a soak in the huge bathroom tub. You've earned it!

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet restaurants
  • Unlimited, national-alcoholic beverages
  • Water, wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Taxes and gratuities


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Gran Caribe
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Open-air restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and themed-dinner buffets.

La Toscana
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Intimate, air-conditioned Italian restaurant open for a la carte dinner.
Dress code: No shorts, tee-shirts, beach sandals for men, and no sarongs for women.

Mikado
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Air-conditioned Japanese restaurant open for a la carte dinner.
Dress code: No shorts, tee-shirts, beach sandals for men, and no sarongs for women.

YUCA
Type: Caribbean
Hours: Dinner
Description: A la carte dinner serving traditional Caribbean flavors.
Dress code: No shorts, T-shirts, beach sandals for men, and no sarongs for women.

Rodeo Steak House
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Air-conditioned a la carte restaurant serving American favorites.
Dress code: No shorts, T-shirts, beach sandals for men, and no sarongs for women.

Bretonne
Type: Creperie
Hours: Daily, 11am-5pm
Description: Casual, open-air spot for savory and sweet crepes.

Pizzeria Sorrento
Type: Pizza
Hours: Daily, noon-11pm
Description: Located near the swimming pool, featuring authentic wood-burning ovens.

La Palapa
Type:
Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7:30am-10:30; Lunch - daily, noon-4pm
Description: A casual, open-air beach restaurant open for breakfast and barbecue lunch buffets.

Pleamar
Type: Snack Bar
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Description: Poolside spot serving snack foods like hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches 24 hours a day.

Terrace Tapas & Lounge
Type: Tapas
Hours: Open daily
Description: Innovative a la carte tapas in a romantic setting next to the beach.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

El Palmeral
Lobby bar/lounge. Daily, 9am-midnight.

Curacao
Intimate bar/lounge. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

Pool Bar
Includes swim-up service. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Beach Bar
Offers drinks by the beach. Daily, 10am-5pm.

Cat's Disco Bar
Features DJ music, beer and cocktails. Daily, 11pm-2am.

Pleamar
Serves drinks by the pool 24 hours a day.

Maloo
Fresh natural juices on the beach.

Pure Chill Out Bar
Privileged guests only. Located in the beach area.

Casinos
Slot machines and table games. Daily, 7pm-midnight.



BEACH

This resort is located on Punta Cana's Playa Bavaro, one of the Caribbean's most famous beaches. Complimentary towels, lounge chairs and palapas are provided, and a variety of watersports are available.

POOLS

Catalonia Punta Cana's free-form pool includes a children's pool and a swim-up bar to quench your thirst. Complimentary towels, lounge chairs and umbrellas are provided.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • 1 hour of snorkeling or catamaran per day
  • Water polo

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Motorized sports

Land

  • Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Darts
  • Archery
  • Beach volleyball

Golf
Tee it up at The Cabeza de Toro Golf Club, a par-35, nine-hole course, or the larger Caribe Golf Club is an 18-hole, par-72 course. Green frees are included, but there is a charge for golf cart & equipment.



INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the resort. An Internet center also contains four computers, with high-speed connections, which are available for a fee.

SPA SERVICES

Alegria Spa is a full-service spa.
  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Body treatments
  • Beauty salon


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Weddings at Catalonia Punta Cana feature a beachside ceremony, and include the services of a wedding coordinator. Flowers, catering and special amenities, including private dining and spa services, are also available for the bride and groom.

CHILD CARE

A mini-club area is available for children 4-12. Daily, 9am-5pm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located on Bavaro Beach, a 20-minute drive from Punta Cana Airport, and 40 minutes from the town of Higuey.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required with the following exception:
A 4-night minimum stay is required when staying in the Privileged Honeymoon Junior Suite.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.


RESORT UPDATE
Catalonia has advised that their 18-hole golf course will be closed from July 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016 for maintenance. Their 9-hole course will be open and guests can also visit Pitch & Putt a short distance away.

Catalonia has also advised that they will be performing repair work to the pool beginning October 3, 2016 and last for approximately 3 weeks. The pool is divided into multiple sections and will still be open for guests to enjoy during this time.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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