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Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

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Fredericton, Canada
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Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

Does anyone know the phone number there?

I want to hear what people have to say about the resort. :)

Thanks!

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1. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

Good luck getting info I've asked twice on this form never got a reply I hope you have better luck and enjoy your holiday

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2. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

jferrell- Sorry, I never saw any posts!!

I have been 3 times, and going again in 4 weeks.

What would you like to know?

Here are the basics:

There are 7 buildings. Building 5 seems to be the one to avoid. The renovated buildings are buildings 1-3. If you don't book upgrade, you may be able to upgrade at check in for 20 dollars a night, depending on availability.

The main buffet is average...There are 6 a la cartes. You should be able to email the hotel to book these before hand, usually about 1-2 weeks before your travel date, otherwise, you will be assigned them on check in, and will have to stand in line to try to change them day of.

1. Roma - Italian

2. Tokio - Japanese-pretty cool..they cook it right in front of you..lots of fun.

3. El Marlin - BBQ Seafood - open air restaurant by the beach and activity pool by Building 7. Also serves as the 'mini' buffet during the morning/day, and has an omelette station/grill for burgers/hotdogs during the day. Definitiy the place for a quick bite in the afternoon.

4. El Mirador - Mexican. Over by the 'Quiet Pool'. Has both indoor and outdoor seating, and is also open for a lovely lunch service. I would recommend it a couple times while you are there, even though it does take a bit longer than buffet, it's more of a sit down meal.

5. Paris - French Restaurant

6 El Conoco - Dominican Cuisine.

There is a swim up bar in the activity pool, as well as 2 lobby bars, a beach bar, and a smaller bar underneath the Mexican restaurant that serves as a beach bar/quiet pool bar for that side of the resort.

There are no palapas on the beach, however, there are a bunch of Palm trees for shade.

There is also a pizzeria above the Marlin that is open in the afternoon for pizza. Late night snacks are available in the Auditorium.

There is also a casino on site, and wireless available.

Those are the basics..lol...please post questions of even PM me if you want. I remember having a bunch of questions the first time I went, and want to pay forward the help provided to me by TA vets back then. Vacations should be relaxing, and not a source of anxiety wondering if you made the right decision or not.

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3. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

Went last year and loved it. Looking to return in october and can't decide between Amber and Esmerelda. Thought we would upgrade as its just self and hubby this time and we will be celebrating our anniversary and my birthday whilst there.

Any advice on which one to go for would be appreciated!!

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4. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

mccauleygirls.. You must've gone to a different hotel ..There are no Amber & Esmerelda at the BPC..

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5. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

peireg - Does everybody have their reservations for the a la cartee made for them upon arriving, or does it depend which company you booked with?

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6. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

Jferrell20

Checked & you only asked once.

Can't see how you couldn't find the reviews.

tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g147293-d6343…

Don't knock the members for not responding when you can't use the site...

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7. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

Reservations are allocated according to length of stay. I believe it's 3 for one week & 6 for 2 weeks.

You can allways get more.

Sparky

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8. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

I have only ever travelled via Transat/Nolitours.

We were given 4 for a 7 night stay. Sounds like that may vary by tour company as per Sparky's response.

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9. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

Sorry asked twice I know I did it also I did check the reviews most were very old and very conflicting so my knowledge should safice for this site as for the other replies thank you the info was great just what i was looking for I had heard that some of the resort had been redone and that's I would prefer to stay in thank you

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10. Re: Going to Barcelo Punta Can March 26 2012, any suggestions??

We will be travelling with Transat. Thanks for the info!