4.4 out of 5

"We loved our 4 night stay. The staff friendly and most helpful!! " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 21 Jun 2017

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in La Altagracia awaits you at Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only All Inclusive. You'll be 17.1 km (10.7 mi) from Macao Beach and 22.2 km (13.8 mi) from Punta Blanca Golf Course. Highlights at this all-inclusive resort include 11 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

LED TVs with cable channels are featured in all 462 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished balconies or patios, and iPod docks. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Premium bedding and pillow menus welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include jetted tubs and rainfall showerheads. Sitting areas, DVD players, and separate bathtubs and showers are also available.

A day of pampering at MIILE SPA can include body wraps, aromatherapy, and hydrotherapy along with access to the sauna. With 3 poolside bars and 10 bars/lounges to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the private beach and enjoy the 2 spa tubs, 3 outdoor tennis courts, and nightclub. Business amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and limo/town car service. Other amenities include a casino, free WiFi in public areas, and a fitness center. Each morning a free buffet breakfast is served. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4.5-star La Altagracia resort, you'll be 24.1 km (15 mi) from Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and 28.8 km (17.9 mi) from Iberostar Golf Course.

Junior Suite Garden or Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$528 per night

Junior Suite Swim Up Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite With Plunge Pool

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Excellence Suite Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Terrace Suite With Plunge Pool Ocean Front

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only All Inclusive ratings based on 178 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Excellence Punta Cana

We loved our 4 night stay. The staff friendly and most helpful!!

Posted by , from winchester, va on Jun 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Staff were very friendly they were just wonderful

The beds were not comfortable everything else wasvgreat

Posted by , from Michigan on May 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Amazing Staff! Beautiful!

It was incredible. Love the atmosphere! The Staff was fun! The hotel was beautiful and everyone made sure that our experience was memorable and it will be.

Posted by , from GA on Apr 20, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 25, 2017 by Community Manager

Dear Rivera-Santos, Thank you for choosing Excellence Punta Cana as your getaway destination and for sharing your experience with all Expedia users. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed so much your stay with us. We appreciate your positive remarks, We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another unique experience! Receive our warmest regards from Excellence Family!

3 out of 5

The name does not match the place.

Landscaping is very beautiful. Rooms, food and staff needs improvement. Beach is very rough. It always has a red flag on display. You can hardly go into the water. Speaking to the lifeguard, he said that the beach is this way almost all year around. If you don't care about the food and the ocean, then this is the place for you. In my opinion this place is not worth the money.

Posted by , from LY on Apr 19, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 21, 2017 by Community Manager

Dear LY, Thank you for taking the time to write this review in which you share your experience at Excellence Punta Cana. We appreciate that you added remarks of the positive sides of your vacation with us, mentioning the landscape that made your stay more enjoyable. On the other hand, on behalf of all the staff and the management at Excellence Punta Cana, we kindly extend our sincerest apologies for not exceeding your expectations, since one of our main objectives is the satisfaction of our guests with the food quality, services, and facilities. Please, remember that our customer service and concierge department are available to assist your needs and special requests in order to provide you a remarkable holiday. Please, rest assured that all the info you have raised have been addressed and that appropriate corrective actions have been taken. Nevertheless, we do hope that despite the inconveniences you had through all your stay with us, you can give us the opportunity to welcome you again in order to have the chance to show you the real meaning of service that you expect from us. Receive our warmest regards.

5 out of 5

Total Relaxation

Staff was friendliest I have ever seen. Food and Drinks were top shelf. Grounds and Hotel were extremely clean. Was an "EXCELENTE" experience.

Posted by , from Beacon New York on Mar 25, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 27, 2017 by Community Manager

Dear Dave, Thank you very much for recommending Excellence Punta Cana to all Expedia users. It is a satisfaction to know that you had a great experience at our resort, and our colleagues and the quality of food encountered were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your appreciation! We truly hope to have the privilege to welcome you back in a near future for one more memorable stay! Please receive our warmest regards from Excellence Family!

5 out of 5

Wonderful Vacation

Pros: Great staff, wonderful service, and excellent food. I loved the adults only aspect..
Cons: N/A
Location: Too many to mention
This resort exceeds the brochures and advertisements. They pay attention to every detail and make your stay a pure delight. My only criticism is that this all inclusive should have paid for transport to and from the airport. This $140.00 was not anticipated and was a unexpected expense.

Posted by , from Pulaski, TN on Jan 30, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 3, 2017 by Community Manager

Dear Terral, Thank you for choosing Excellence Punta Cana and recommending us to all Expedia readers. We are delighted to read that you had a fantastic time at our resort and you got so satisfied with your experience with us. We also appreciate your feedback, which helped us identify specifically the areas of opportunity encountered during your stay. We all look forward to welcoming you soon and provide you with another relaxing experience! Warm regards from Punta Cana!

3 out of 5

10 year anniversary

Fantastic but the food could use some improvement.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 26, 2017 by Yeifrid Ogando

Dear Guests, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your feedback regarding the experience you lived at our Excellence Punta Cana I am delighted to read that you lived a Wonderful Trip at our facilities and more than anything that our staff was successful in providing you our best service.. At our magnificent Excellence Punta Cana, all our staff is involved into making sure our visitors have a memorable experience during their holidays. Therefore it pleases us greatly to hear that we could impress you and better yet, that you recognize our efforts. Thanks once more for the opportunity you gave us to assist you... We can't wait to have you back to our Paradise again. Cordially, Yeifrid Ogando

3 out of 5

Nice grounds and on the beach

Pros: We enjoyed the entertainment, food, pools an beach
Cons: The bed seemed to be made of concrete, the restaurant staff could be friendlier and more helpful.
Location: The hotel is about 45 minute drive out into no where. We scheduled a trip but we had trouble getting Blue to responde and found out it was hours away
The hotel grounds, pool and food were excellent. The pools we nice and if you got there early you could get a seat. The beach was great, pleanty of chairs and helpful staff. There was WiFi but we could not get it our room, had to go out onto the balcony. Once you did get internet, it was as slow as dial up. The entertainment was great. The restaurants had great food but the staff was unattentive except the French and Mexican restaurants. Breakfast we would wait 10 to 20 minutes for coffee and water. The rooms we good size but needed updating and a real good cleaning. The shower had mold. The bed was like sleeping on concrete. We enjoyed the food, beach and entertainment but will go back to Cancun next year.

Posted by , from New Jersey on Dec 24, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 6, 2017 by Community Manager

Dear Wastoo, Thank you for choosing Excellence Punta Cana as host of your vacation and for sharing your experience. We are very pleased to read that you had a deserved relaxing stay and you were able to enjoy the refreshing pool and our beautiful beach. Thanks for adding very generous remarks of the positive sides of your vacation. We also would like to congratulate for your engagement and feedback, which are very important to us. It will be a great honor to welcome you again in a near future. Please receive our warmest regards from Punta Cana!

4 out of 5

Excellence Punta Cana

Pros: Restaurants/Bars Service
Cons: Hotel Rooms and buildings could use a face lift.
Location: Stayed at the resort, never left.
This resort has beautiful grounds. Restaurants are above average especially the French. Rooms are a bit dated, bathroom is very small, and lighting is poor in bathroom area. Beds were very comfortable, better then home! Wish the pool bar was located in a sunny area. Service was very good.

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 29, 2016 by Community Manager

First and foremost, allow us to thank you for choosing Excellence Punta Cana as your getaway destination and for sharing your experience. We are delighted to read that you found a memorable time at our resort and the beautiful nature & ambiance was a perfect scenario for your getaway. Thank you for adding remarks of the positive sides of your vacation with us and mentioning the comfortable facilities that made your experience so enjoyable. We also would like to congratulate for your engagement. It will be a privilege to welcome you back in a near future and provide you once again a remarkable experience. Please receive our warmest regards from Excellence Family!

4 out of 5

STAY AT THE POOL OR ON THE BEACH

Pros: Price, location, grounds, beach, pool, bars, no kids
Cons: Aggressive tip hustling, hours-long wait for dinner at restaurants, housekeeping needs better supervision, ditto minibar
Location: Grounds are beautiful; not ONE mosquito (they spray nightly); we did not leave the resort so can't report on that.
TIP 1: LEARN SPANISH. Don't believe any review that tells you otherwise. Nobody's English is very good. TIP 2: BE PREPARED TO RELINQUISH YOUR TECHNOLOGY. A thunderstorm killed the wifi on our 3rd day and it never came back. TIP 3: SPEND YOUR TIME AT THE POOL AND BEACH. The minibar was never restocked except for the water, housekeeping kept taking towels and washcloths away, restaurants are just OK and room service is pretty bad. The beaches and pools, however, are glorious and pristine, and the service at all of the bars is jovial and polite. The drinks are fresh and strong. TIP 4: BE PREPARED TO TIP GENEROUSLY AND OFTEN, AND TO DEAL WITH ATTEMPTED HORNSWOGGLING. We were bullied into accepting extras we didn't want by a couple of very aggressive employees. I literally ended up hiding in the room all day the last day just to avoid them. Other than that, we were happy to tip generously for things we'd actually asked for. TIP 5: BE AWARE THAT YOU ARE IN A DIFFERENT CULTURE WITH DIFFERENT SOCIETAL RULES AND GENDER ROLES. The male employees were uniformly friendly and polite; the only issues we had with anyone came from women and were directed at me, not my husband. Other countries just have different rules and roles.TIP 6: "LUXURY" IS A RELATIVE TERM. This seems to be a destination for Americans who've never left their home towns, or maybe been on a cruise. They were loving it, but we will choose differently next time.

Posted by , from New York, NY on Aug 6, 2016

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About the Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only All Inclusive

Location Playas Uvero Alto - Punta Cana, Punta Cana, La Altagracia 23000

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Snorkeling

Land activities
  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Miniature golf
  • Tennis lessons
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Language
  • Yoga

Entertainment

  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages

Property Features

Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply step outside to unwind on the resort's beach. At Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 11 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 3 poolside bars and 10 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. This Colonial resort also offers outdoor tennis courts, a steam room, and a fitness center. Free self parking and valet parking are available.

  • 462 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 14 buildings
  • 11 dining venues
  • 3 bars by the pool
  • 10 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) (51.1 km / 31.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only All Inclusive offers 462 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LED televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs, rainfall showerheads, and hydromassage showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes, as well as phones; free international calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in November 2012.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • Jetted tub
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • International calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily.

Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only All Inclusive has 11 restaurants on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The hotel's main swimming pool stretches along the oceanfront between secluded pavilions and palm trees, extending more than 800 feet. There is a well-equipped fitness center plus facilities for tennis, squash, basketball, racquetball, bocce ball, volleyball, table tennis, billiards, darts, horseshoes, lawn chess, croquet, shuffleboard, and archery. Equipment for snorkeling (surcharge), sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing (surcharge), and kayaking is available, and scuba lessons are offered in the hotel's pool. Golfing is offered nearby (surcharge). Nature enthusiasts may arrange bird watching excursions on the River Nisibon, or enjoy moonlit horseback rides along the beach (30 minutes included per guest).

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Sauna in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 14
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No shows require payment in full, including taxes and service fee. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests with service animals should contact this property in advance. please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is
  • Caters to adults only

Fees

 

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 140 per person (roundtrip)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Adults All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • All Inclusive Adults Punta Cana
  • All Inclusive Excellence Punta Cana
  • Excellence All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only
  • ExcellencePuntaCana AdultsOnly All Inclusive (OPENING Nov1)
  • Excellence Punta Cana All Inclusive
  • Punta Cana Adults
  • Punta Cana Adults All Inclusive
  • Punta Cana All Inclusive Adults
  • Excellence Punta Cana Adults All Inclusive
  • Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only All Inclusive (OPEN Nov1)
  • Excellence Punta Cana Adults
  • Excellence Punta Cana Adults All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • Excellence Punta Cana Adults Punta Cana

You should know

  • Excellence Punta Cana Adults Only All Inclusive offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • This is an adults-only property and children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.

Promotions

Honeymoon or Anniversary Package
This package is complimentary with any stay at Excellence Punta Cana - All Inclusive and features the following: Fresh fruits in room upon arrival; bottle of sparkling wine; romantic dinner; rose petals in room upon arrival; special turndown service; Champagne breakfast in bed (once per stay; reservation required); and 15% discount on spa treatments.
Must be requested at time of booking. Guests are required to present a copy of wedding certificate at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.