Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 183 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Great experience, great staff!

    Reviewed by william V(Mahtomedi, Minnesota) on Mar 18, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We enjoyed ourselves very much at the Melia, tha staff was very friendly and the property was beautiful. The food was very good and our room was great. I would definitely return to this resort again. The beach was wonderful.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    What a time, it was too short for me

    Reviewed by Dream05255018965() on Mar 18, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Overall had a great time, the people there were so friendly. the food was very good. Can't wait to go back. Great looking beach, the pool was nice and the weather was perfect. 80's almost every day. But the staff was so nice and professional. I wish it included transportation to and from hotel but besides that I was raving to everyone to go check out their hotels.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Adult only section

    Reviewed by OLEVIDARH2(Arendal, Norway) on Mar 18, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Missed a Tiki bar on the beach. The resort is huge and the whole area is like a very well kept botanic garden. Transport services with mini trains and golf karts within the resort could not have been better. Possibilities to select one of the 7 alacarte restaurants with all having an entrance bar, without paying extra was really appreciated. All drinks were served at all locations and quality was very good. All employees we met were very frendly and smiling. Will definitely return and Would recommend adult only for visitors without kids.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-5

    NOT A 5 STAR RESORT

    Reviewed by john d() on Mar 17, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    Just recently traveled to this resort , i was also concerned about the negative reviews but went ahead and took a chance they were wrong. Let me first say that the resort overall is very well kept and the beach is nice , the family side is much nicer that the Adults Only and we stayed on the Adults Only side of the resort . The check in process is very slow and there are not enough people to check you in . This is clearly a management issue , the problem with this resort is that they have little concern over the fact that one may have traveled all day and they don't care if you have to wait 45minutes or more to check in and for them to tell you that the room needs to be freshened up or cleaned. Now this is where they really fail ! Our room was the 16 building right next to the beach , one that i paid a lot more to stay in and it was a 2 star at best . The refrigerator didn't cool , the safe didn't work , several days the toilets didn't work ,needless to say there was paint all over the floor , exposed pipes , no cold water to shower some days . As a person almost 60 and successful , i have had the opportunity to travel to some fine places on this earth and have stayed in many 5 star resorts this is not one by far. Overall the vacation got better everyday and we did enjoy ourselves ( although we had to rough it some days ) Im just warning people if you are looking for a 5 star vacation resort look elsewhere .

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-3

    Service

    Service-3

    Honeymoon!!

    Reviewed by grandforksfoodie(Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Mar 17, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We did lots of research before booking because we had never been to an all inclusive resort and found a lot of mixed reviews of this place but we decided to take a our chances. It was so beautiful in the pictures and had nice pricing that we kept coming back to it for our final selection. The pictures don’t do justice of the true beauty and usually it’s just the opposite. I’m sure glad we choose Melia adults only! We are easy going happy go lucky people that aren’t picky which I feel always makes a difference in knowing what you are reading for your review so keep that in mind with this review. We stayed for 5 nights and 6 days for our honeymoon. We arrived, were greeted and someone helped us with our luggage to the front desk and got us something to drink. Mitcheal at the front desk was very nice, he is a hard working! They all seem like hard workers to be honest! After check in, they escorted you to your room. Our travel agent booked us a premium beach side room (building 1,2,3) which I HIGHLY suggest!! We were a quick walk to the beach, fitness, breakfast/lunch and their huge pool! You were farther away from night activities and dinner but there are golf carts to take you if you want, otherwise it’s a nice 10 min walk from the premium rooms. The one key thing I’d note is the way you use your coupons, you have to show them your resort sheet, you don’t get actual coupons to say I get xyz. It also was not explained at check in, our Delta rep was the one who told us. This property is breath taking! They keep it very very clean and landscaped! The beach is one is a kind!! The only downfall is reserving your area, so many different cultures have different ways to show it’s reserved that you could accidentally take someone’s spot and the other guest will more than likely be pretty rude to you. Pretty minor but I’d suggest some signage that states how to reserve your area while you are out in the ocean so everyone is on the same page. The pool was HUGE with a fun swim up bar! Views from both the beach and pool are incredible! Makes it easy to relax!! Our room was nice. It had mini coors light cans along with some pop. We had a nice balcony. House keeping was very good too! We never reported our minor things with our room but our balcony door didn’t lock, our ceiling fan didn’t work and our AC only worked on high. All completely minor and didn’t make or break our trip but know for some it may. They are doing some renovations & updates so maybe that will be fixed. We stayed on the adults side and walked over to the family side to check out different services. We enjoyed the spa very much!! I have never felt so relaxed and pampered between the service and environment! Virginia and Maria were top notch as well as the service at the check in desk. I noticed some reviews said there wasn’t very many activities. I would have to disagree, there were lots of activities we could partake in between both sides of the resort. We went to a dj dance, enjoyed the casino, a dance show, a silent dance party, foam pool party and sand volleyball. There were more events but we were too tired to partake in. It’s nice at check in, they give you a list which ranges from works outs in the pool or on the beach, games, parties, or shows. The food there was good. We didn’t know what to expect. For breakfast and lunch you have two buffets to pick between if you stay in the adults side, you can venture to the family side. I don’t recommend because it is a lot busier, guests are rude, budge and are entitled which therefore makes the servers a little crabby which is understandable. Please note this was just for the breakfast/lunch that we experienced this, not when we went over to that side in the evenings for activities, spa or casino. After that experience, we stayed on our side for breakfast/lunch/snacks which had great servers, selection, and didn’t feel as busy. For dinner you could do a different buffet or two ala carte on the adult side or a couple on the family side. If you are the premium guests aka “level” you get a couple more places to eat. Food was good, nice selection. I liked the selection but I did read people get sick of it or tastes the same which I feel is of any place that you stay a long time at, you eventually just want your home food that you are used to so I wouldnt let that detour you. They had lots of different choices that it didn’t feel like it all tasted the same. After 5 nights, we were just fine and could have did a few more days before I was ready to have home food. I love their coffee with milk! YUM!! The only thing is we had never did anything like this so we were unsure how it worked with what drinks to order and if you order an appetizer or get bread/chips with the meal where others were definitely in the know so we tried to follow them. We are beer drinkers and had wished there was a mix cocktail list of favorite drinks because we weren’t completely sure what wine was included because they show you the list you can buy from but not an included list or what drinks were normal to order down there. Plus it’s hard to come up on the top of your mind, some of the bartenders would help by coming up with something for you or we would ask what they were making. We were more timid than we should have been with being new. Overall after all said and done, we more than enjoyed our trip to the Adults only Punta Cana and are glad we chose this resort. It is nice you can hop over to the other family resort if you want to check out the spa, casino, food, or activities. We wish we would have taken in the mall that was attached and tried their golf course but we ran out of time. We just loved the beach and pool so much that we didn’t get a chance. Maybe next time! They are so incredibly organized and reliable. I’d book through Delta Vacations to this place again with our premium beach side room! Thank you for an amazing honeymoon! Hope to see you again!

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