Barcelo Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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Customer Rating 59 Reviews
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3.6
Service
 
3.6
Beaches & Pools
 
3.7
Dining Options
 
3.1
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.4 out of 5
"I truly liked Barcelo Puerto Plata. The location was great as well as rooms. I only used the buffet to enjoy my meals, but that was amazing!" – Sippe
42 out of 74 (57%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Barcelo Puerto Plata March 2010 Bldg 15 overlooking the main pool. Look at that view;-)
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April 27, 2015
Not a picky person but

Place is dated but clean. Has the best beach in the DM and we go to a lot of DM resorts. Pool area and swimp bar and bar tenders really great. All the service people are very good. The big problem was the food. We loved the place but the food was so bad we won't go back. We don't normally give a rewiew like this but to be fair we had to


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From: ma
Age: Over 65
Travel: 7+ trips/year

August 26, 2014
Worst all inclusive I ever been to.

I was completely disappointed by this hotel. It started with the check-in, which took 1.5 hours and continued throughout the trip. The room was outdated and inferior to any other hotel I've ever stayed in. The staff was aloof and unfriendly, the pool packed with people all day long, and the dining options were very poor. The kids club was non- existent, and the nightly entertainment fair at best. Extremely disappointing for my first visit to Dominican Republic!


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From: Miami, FlL.
Age: 45-54
Travel: 7+ trips/year

August 13, 2014
Good resort for the money

The beach and pool were extremely clean and beautiful. We were only able to try two of the restaurants when we were there due to being away from the resort during the times allowed to make a reservation. We were pleased with the buffet for all 3 meals. The Japanese and Brazilian restaurants were ok, but nothing special. The beds were like a rock an that would be my only true complaint about the resort. Everything else was great!


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
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From: Indiana
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 4, 2014
decent budget trip for one

Spent the last 7 days at Barceló Puerto Plata. The hotel was slammed crazy busy on Friday when I arrived at least 300 people were all trying to check in at the same time. I had 'upgraded' to the Club Superior so I got to skip the hours and hours wait. That made the upgrade worth the money. The room was comfortable and pleasant. It had the only consistent air conditioning in the whole place. During the Friday-Sunday times there were multiple power outages due to over use. If you really like your shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/washcloth bring them-they do offer shampoo/conditioner but it is not a foaming experience and leaves much to be desired. Same with body lotion. The bed was springy, but manageable. The overall general feel was one of a budget experience. The buffet had a generous amount of food. There was much of it repeated daily with a few special items that changed like the type of fish they offered. Otherwise it was the same. Only a few of the special restaurants were open while I was there. The seafood restaurant on the beach, the pizza place, the Brazilian steakhouse, and the Italian location. I am allergic to seafood so I never dealt with them. The pizza location was a full size plate of pizza of your choice. It was edible, but not amazing. It was an open air experience. The Brazilian Steak house was nice. You do not get to chose what you would like to have, you get it all. It was a decent experience but again it was not anything that was outstanding. The Italian restaurant was my favorite and had the best quality in my estimation. The beach was nice early in the morning. The wind picks up after about 10 and so do the vendors. The people attempting to sell you items gets annoying quick, but they take no and go away. However 10 minutes later a new one comes around again. Not a bad way to spend a morning if you can deal with the sand and people. The main pools smelled like Urine. During the main week Monday-Thursday they are mostly empty like the rest of the place. However on Friday they welcome in the locals who spend the weekend at the resort and let their children run loose and free. Not a great place to be if you want peace and quite. The kids did not get out of the pool much at all which is most likely why it smelled like Urine. There were no adult only pools which was a slight irritation for me since I was seeking solitude. The VIP area was nice to eat at-there were upgrades that you could not get at the buffet like Bacon. Also you got to make reservations easier. Over all experience is one of a decent budget experience. No I would not return simply because I desire a more kid-free environment, a private beach and a higher class of experience. No regrets, no issues, not any problems. The staff was friendly and made a sincere effort to be accommodating and kind. Cheap Caribbean was available at all times and made an effort to ensure I was aware that I had a full support team waiting in the wings should I need them for anything!


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From: Texas
Age: 35-44

Room Information

Lodging is in 16 three-story (no elevators) white buildings with red-tile roofs, spacious guestrooms with extra-large balconies or patios facing tropical gardens or the pool. Tile accents above headboards and floral fabrics contribute color and tile floors provide barefoot ease. Big tile bathrooms contain tub/shower combinations. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, telephone and in-room safe.

Room Details

Double Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Superior Room Club Premium
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Suite Club Premium
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What's to Love

The food at the Barcelo Puerto Plata Resort buffets was above and beyond what we expected! Lots of vegetarian-friendly options, too!

 

What We'd Change

The decor in a few of the rooms could be a little more modern.

 

Why You Should Go

This area is known for its colorful reefs and fish, and with the resort right on the beach, it's easy to get in hours of snorkeling.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Dive Shop
  • Gift Shop
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Spa ($)
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Parking
  • Mini Golf
  • Dance Classes
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Scuba Lessons
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Nightclub
  • ATM/Banking
  • Beach Towels
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Golf Packages Available ($)
  • Safe Deposit Box ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Lounge Chairs


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Grocery Store(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing

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.

Barcelo Puerto Plata

Complejo Playa Dorada, PO Box 547

+809 320 5084

Hotel Description

Barcelo Puerto Plata: Make Your Dream Vacation a Reality in This Caribbean Paradise

When you fantasize about your dream Caribbean vacation, chances are sparkling waters and sandy beaches are in the picture. Barcelo Puerto Plata has tropical beauty thanks to its unique island, home to lush valleys and regal mountains. Situated on Playa Dorada and surrounded by an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Barcelo Puerto Plata, an all-inclusive resort, features two swimming pools, eight restaurants and nightly entertainment. Picture yourself dog paddling to the swim-up bar for a refreshing drink, then spending the afternoon under the shade of a thatched roof.

If you're athletic, challenge fellow guests to a game of doubles at one of Barcelo Puerto Plata's two tennis courts. You could join a game of beach volleyball or mini golf. Amp it up a notch with snorkeling, sea kayaking, diving and windsurfing to make your vacation an island adventure. Adrenaline-pumping fun works up an appetite for Brazilian fare at Rodizio or Mexican entrees at Mexico Lindo Restaurant. Don't forget merengue class, where you can perfect your moves to wow the locals at Bar Disco Playa, the nightclub on the beach.

Organized kids' activities throughout the day and a children's swimming pool make the Barcelo Puerto Plata all inclusive packages ideal for families. After a full day making family memories, the hotel's helpful staff can set you up with a sitter for the little ones. For the older kids, there's a mini disco each night in the hotel's theater from 10pm-11pm. Mom and Dad, freed up for the evening, can enjoy a leisurely dinner at La Dolce Vita, then indulge with strawberry daiquiris at La Bodega.

With its idyllic setting, Barcelo Puerto Plata is the perfect destination for couples, as well. Imagine you and your sweetie on a private balcony, watching the sun set as the waves roll in. The romantic atmosphere makes it no surprise that the resort is a popular wedding venue, offering a variety of packages to manage all the details. Of course, Barcelo Puerto Plato's sultry appeal makes it popular with the honeymooners, too.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features:

  • Unlimited meals daily, drinks, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Wine served at meals
  • Currency exchange
  • Specialty restaurants
  • All 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.

Buffet Giralda
Type:
Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving a mix of international foods in a casual setting.
Dress code: Casual.

El Lago
Type:
Snacks
Hours: Daily, 11am-5pm
Description: Snack restaurant. Casual, but a sit-down venue.

Kyoto Restaurant
Type:
Asian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11:30pm, nine seatings every 15 minutes beginning at 6pm
Description: A la carte Asian dinner restaurant.
Dress code: Shirts and shoes for men, no flip-flops or swimsuits. Reservations are required.

Mexico Lindo Restaurant
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11:30pm
Description: A la carte dinner Mexican restaurant. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Formal attire.

La Dolce Vita Restaurant
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11:30pm, 9 seatings every 15 minutes beginning at 6pm
Description: A la carte Italian restaurant. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Shirts and shoes for men, no flip-flops or swimsuits.

La Fontana
Type:
Pizzeria
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte pizzeria. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Shirts and shoes for men, no flip-flops or swimsuits.

Marenostrum Restaurant
Type: Seafood
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11:30pm, nine seatings every 15 min beginning at 6pm
Description: A la carte seafood dinner restaurant. Reservations required for dinner.
Dress code: Shirts and shoes for men, no flip-flops or swimsuits. Reservations are required.

Rodizio
Type:
Brazilian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11:30pm, 9 seatings every 15 minutes beginning at 6pm
Description: Brazilian a la carte restaurant. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Shirts and shoes for men, no flip-flops or swimsuits.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

El Hundido
Swim-up bar located at main swimming pool. Daily, 10am-6pm.

La Bodeguita
Located near the theater. Daily, 5pm-11pm.

La Bodega
Located in the lobby. Daily, 10pm-12am.

Las Marismas Disco
Located on the beach. Daily, 11pm-2am.



BEACH

Located on beautiful Playa Dorada with beautiful sugary sand and crystal clear waters.

POOLS

Catch some rays at the resort's pool, featuring a swim-up bar to quench your thirst. With a children's pool close by, the kids can splash and play and you can sit back and relax!

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Introductory swimming classes
  • Kayaks
  • Sailing Dinghies
  • Windsurfing clinic
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving information
  • Hobiwave

Land

  • Mini golf
  • Beach volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Billiards ($)

Golf
Playa Dorada Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., offers 18 holes of challenging, 72-par golf in the lush Caribbean tropical surrounding the Dominican Republic. Playa Dorada also boasts two relaxing restaurants in their clubhouse. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Golf packages available through Barcelo Resort.



INTERNET

Internet is available at the resort for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

This resort does not offer spa services.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Four separate wedding packages, plus extra services, including photography, spa and beauty treatments, and floral services. All wedding packages include:
  • Wedding coordinator services
  • Translator, if necessary
  • Upgrade to suite room (subject to availability), for bride and groom
  • Seaside wedding location
  • Justice of peace or minister
  • Marriage certificate
  • Late check-out until 3pm (on request, subject to availability), for bride and groom
  • Witnesses if required


CHILD CARE

  • Organized activities during the day
  • Children's swimming pool available
  • Mini disco every night from 10pm-11pm in the theater
  • Babysitters can be arranged


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Formerly Occidental Grand Puerto Plata, the Barcelo Puerto Plata is located on the Atlantic Beach, 15 minutes from Puerto Plata Airport (POP-La Union) and only 10 minutes from town. Driving directions from Puerto Plata Airport: Outside airport, turn right and continue on Northcoast Highway to Playa Dorada sign. Turn right into resort.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 1pm.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 7-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 21, 2015 - Jan 6, 2016 and again Mar 21-27, 2016.

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.



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