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Excellence El Carmen

Excellence El Carmen

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2353 Reviews
Guide Price £1,329 per person
Based on 12 June 18 departure from London Gatwick flying with British Airways, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Junior Suite Pool View Room (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A contemporary and luxury adults-only resort

When you arrive at the Excellence el Carmen you step into an all adult world of luxury. With its contemporary Caribbean style and beautiful sandy beachfront location nestled in the palm grove you are in a secluded paradise. Every detail of your holiday has been thought of and catered for, from the best cuisine, to the most luxurious spa. Stay in a lavish Excellence Club suite  and enjoy a multitude of additional benefits, including early check-in and late check-out, in-room fresh flowers and sparkling wine welcome, Bvlgari® bathroom amenities, complimentary daily newspaper, fresh fruits and petit fours, a Nepresso® machine and one spa treatment per person.

  • An adults-only, all inclusive all-suite hotel
  • 23 swimming pools
  • 12 restaurant options with none requiring reservations
  • Boasts suites with rooftop terraces and plunge pools
  • Located on a stunning white sandy beach
  • Pool and beach waiter service

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Indulgent

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 500 rooms
  • The resort only permits guests aged 18 years and above

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Indoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

Excellence El Carmen

  • Beach
  • Approx. 25 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport
  • In the quiet beachfront resort of Uvero Alto
  • Next door to sister hotel Excellence Punta Cana
  • Along the same stunning coastline as other resorts such as Bavaro
  • Just a short taxi ride away from downtown Punta Cana
2353 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1405
  • Very Good 585
  • Average 231
  • Poor 71
  • Terrible 61

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 19, 2018

We will be back! Excellent vacay

We needed a getaway. A place to relax, have fun and enjoy just the two of us! That is exactly what happened. The staff was incredible and accommodating to all of our needs! The food was amazing! We especially loved The Kitchen Table (huge buffet and the best coffee and mimosas 😉) for breakfast. (1) The Grill & (2) Spice (make a reservation for the private hibachi dinner) for the evening. We loved everything about the pool, swim-up bar and ongoing drinks. There’s fun activities to attend during the day around the pool that’s fun too! While there you must meet Miguel, Jovanee, Enervira & Kassandra!!!! The best employees they have. Room service was convenient and quick! The views are breathtaking! My two minor negatives: (1) The guy that led the finger painting by the pool was a total jerk. I’m not quiet sure how making you feel completely incompetent and making jokes about how “disgusting” your painting is the whole time makes you feel welcomed but somehow he thinks so. I get being funny and adding humor to the activity is great, I totally agree. But many of us after the class said he takes it way to far. (2) The people that stay on the beach all day and try to get you to buy their stuff. They are very pushy. So beware of that at this resort. This will not keep us from returning. Will we go back?! Absolutely! It’s beautiful, inviting and the people are amazing! We absolutely loved it at Excellence El Carmen.
May 18, 2018

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Excellence El Carmen

Facilities

Miile Spa

A sanctuary to relieve the stresses and indulge and spoil your body in one of the wide range of treatments available. Receive complimentary access to the spa pools and fitness facilities, additional costs apply for treatments and spa services.

23 Swimming Pools

With 23 pools located around the property, some exclusively for Excellence Club guests you'll be sure to find the perfect spot for those lazy poolside days.

Excellence El Carmen

Room Types

Junior Suite Pool View

Your spacious suite will have either a king or two double beds and includes a luxurious bathroom, with a rain shower big enough for two, double vanities and VIP toiletries. In the living space there is a fully stocked minibar, with premium spirits and bottles of wine, which can be enjoyed in your own oversized Jacuzzi for two.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room

Suite Pool View

These suites offer the same amenities as the Junior Suite Pool View but offer an upgraded level of privacy. Featuring a separate bedroom, double sized balconies and a king-size bed.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room

Junior Swim-Up Suite Pool View

With all the luxuries of the Suite Pool View, your suite comes with direct access to a private pool, linked to the main pool. Your furnished terrace comes with a loung bed, two sun beds, a hammock hanging over the pool and a swan-nick spa jet.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Junior Suite Ocean View

Offering the same amenities as the Junior Suite Pool View but offering great views of the ocean and a king-size bed.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • TV

Terrace Suite With Plunge Pool

These spacious suites offer the same amenities as the Junior Suite Pool View plus a his and hers WC and an expansive terrace with comfortable lounge furniture, a Balinese bedand an exterior plunge pool and a king-size bed. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Junior Suite with Private Pool

Spacious suites located on the ground floor featuring a fully furnished terrace with a lounge bed, two sun beds and a private 300sqft. pool. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Two Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite Plunge Pool

These romantic two-storey rooftop terrace suites offer all the amenities of the as the Junior Suite Pool View and split over two floors with a private rooftop terrace, a plunge pool and comfortable lounge furniture. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Honeymoon Suite

These rooms are ideal for honeymooners looking for that romantic retreat. Features the same amenities as the Junior Suite Pool View, these specious 1100sqft one bedroom suites offer a separate bedroom and living area, an oversized jacuzzi for two plus an expansive private terrace with comfortable lounge furniture.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Suite with Private Pool and Garden

Located on the ground floor this one bedroom suite offers a separate living area and a large outdoor space in addition to the features in the Junior Suites. In the garden you will have your own 400 sq ft pool, sun beds and furnished terrace.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean View

The Excellence Club offers the ultimate inexclusivity and privacy. Along with an upgraded mini bar, your suite comes with Bvlgari toiletries and exclusive use of the Excellence Club facilities. In addition to all these luxuries you suite has breathtakingviews out to the Caribbean seas from you private terrace balcony orterrace.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Excellence Club Junior Swim-up Suite

Join the Excellence Club and stay in the Swim-up Suite for direct access to your own pool, linked to the main pool.Throughout your stay you will have adaily newspaper, fruit and petit fours delivered to your suite as well as the exclusive facilities associated with the Excellence Club.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Excellence Club Junior Suite with Private Pool

Located on the ground floor with fully furnished terrace and a lounge bed, two sun bedsand a 300sqft. private pool with a full range of Excellence Club benefits including private check in and check out, club lounge access and upgraded mini bar and Bvlgari® bathroom amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Excellence Club Two Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool Ocean View

Your romantic two-storey suite offers views out to the crystal waters of the Caribbean sea, a private rooftop terrace with a plunge pool and comfortable lounge furniture, plus the exclusive benefits from the Excellence Club.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Honeymoon Swim-up Suite

Your romantic honeymoon suite features a separate living area, plus an expansive private terrace with direct access to a semi private pool, linked to the main pool. In addition you will enjoy in room check-in and out, Butler Service for your luggage and Jacuzzi® decoration.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Excellence Club Honeymoon Two Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool Ocean View

The Honeymoon version of the Two-Storey Suite, includes all the benefits of the Excellence Club as well as in room check-in and out, Butler service for luggage and Jacuzzi® decoration.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Excellence Club Beachfront Honeymoon Swim-up Suite

This generously sized suite is located right on the beach with impressive ocean-front views.They feature a separate living room and an oversized Jacuzzi® for two and an expansive rooftop terrace with plunge pool and lounge furniture, not to mention the additional benefits of the Excellence Club.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room

Excellence Club Beachfront Honeymoon Two Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool

Your large two-storey suite is right on the beach, affording it the best views of the Caribbean sea. Enjoy the ultimate in luxury with the Excellence Club benefits, including in-room checkin and out, enabling you to maximise your holiday time.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Excellence Club Imperial Suite with Private Pool

These beachfront one bedroom suites offer expansive interior space including; a separate bedroom, a full living room and a bar. Step outside and you can enjoy your own private garden with a 350 sqft. private pool. Featuring all the same amenities as Excellence Club plus in room check in and check out, butler service for luggage, a laptop and Ipad® for the duration of your stay and a day pass to Excellence Punta Cana with transportation included. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Excellence Club Imperial Suite Two Storey Rooftop Suite with Plunge Pool

Divided on two floors, you will find a living room with a cozy seating area, a bar, and a king-size bed in the bedroom. On the rooftop terrace you will find a plunge pool, lounge bedand a sofa area. Featuring all the same amenities as Excellence Club plus in room check in and check out, butler service for luggage, a laptop and Ipad® for the duration of your stay and a day pass to Excellence Punta Cana with transportation included. You can also arrange a private dinner and have a bar man available in your suite (once during your stay and booked through the concierge 24 hours prior). 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Excellence El Carmen

Food & Drink

Agave

Serving the best in Mexican gastronomy showcasing cuisine which is famous the world over. Perfect for groups or intimate couple dinners. Dress code: Casual elegance, gentlemen must wear long trousers and collared shirt. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and beach sandals are not allowed.

Basmati

Contemporary Indian cuisine specialising in India's north west region serving an a la carte menu with great decor and perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Dress code: Casual elegance, gentlemen must wear long trousers and collared shirt. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and beach sandals are not allowed.

Chez Isabelle

You will feel like you are spending the night in Paris with a fantastic range ofFrench dishes. Before dinner we recommend to take a visit to the wine cellar with an extensive and wide selection of the finest wines. Restrictions: Reservations are not required. Dress code: Casual elegance, gentlemen must wear long trousers and collared shirt. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and beach sandals are not allowed.

The Grill

The Grill offers a variety of American and Brazilian cuts of meat cooked either on the grill or Rodizzio. Dress code: Casual elegance, gentlemen must wear long trousers and collared shirt. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and beach sandals are not allowed.

Flavor Market

Offering small plates but big on flavour, this cozy Spanish restaurant offers tapas style dining and a great wine selection to pair with. Dress code: Casual elegance, gentlemen must wear long trousers and collared shirt. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and beach sandals are not allowed.

The Lobster House

Serving an a la carte breakfast to start your day, and offers a wide range of lobster and seafood for lunch and dinner overlooking the ocean its the perfect spot. Dress code: For breakfast and lunch, casual shorts, t-shirts, sarong are welcome. Tank tops, wet clothing or swim wear are not allowed. For dinner casual elegance, gentlemen must wear long trousers and collared shirt. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and beach sandals are not allowed.

Spice

Serving authentic Pan-Asian dishes ranging from Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and China. Offering a la carte menu or enjoy a private Teppanyaki experience. Dress code: Casual elegance, gentlemen must wear long trousers and collared shirt. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and beach sandals are not allowed.

Oregano

A popular trattoria style restaurant serving Italian pizza and pasta dishes. Lunch: 12:00 - 16:30 Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00 Opening times are always subject to change. Restrictions: Reservations are not required. Dress code: For lunch, casual shorts, t-shirts, sarong are welcome. Tank tops, wet clothing or swim wear are not allowed. For dinner casual elegance, gentlemen must wear long trousers and collared shirt. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and beach sandals are not allowed.

The Kitchen Table

Offering an impressive buffet breakfast and lunch serving a wide range of international and Dominican dishes. Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00 Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00

Magna Club Restaurant

Exclusive for Excellence Club guests and open for breakfast serving international and French influenced cuisine. For dinner enjoy the al fresco seating and elegant atmosphere. Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00 Dinner: 18:00 - 22:30 Opening times are always subject to change. Restrictions: Reservations are not required. Dress code: For breakfast casual shorts, t-shirts, sarong are welcome. Tank tops, wet clothing or swim wear are not allowed. For dinner casual elegance, gentlemen must wear long trousers and collared shirt. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and beach sandals are not allowed.

Aroma

For those with a sweet tooth, offering a range of breads, pastries, cakes and desserts all complimented with a fresh coffee.

Martini Bar

Located next to the lobby offering a calm and relaxing ambience open all day. Dress code: Before 18:00 shorts and t-shirts are permitted. Tank tops, wet clothing and swim suits are not permitted. After:18:00, casual elegance - gentlemen must wear long trousers or smart shorts, and collared shirt.

Aire Bar

Enjoy the rays and the cool breeze at Aire Bar serving a variety of refreshing cocktails and beverages.

Excellence Club Bar

Sit back and relax and enjoy a drink at the Excellence Club bar, exclusively for Excellence Club guests.

Art Deco Piano Bar

An open-air smoking lounge, enjoy the sounds of the piano with a good wine or spirit and cigar. The perfect way to end the evening. Dress code: Casual elegance - gentlemen must wear long trousers or smart shorts, and collared shirt.Tank tops, shorts, beach wear and flip flops are not permitted.

Blue

Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or beer without having to leave the pool at the main pool bar.

Stars

Located in the Grand Theatre - enjoy a beverage whilst watching the evening's entertainment. Dress code: Casual elegance,gentlemen must wear long trousers or smart shorts, and collared shirt.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day. Ten a la carte options for dinner, two a la carte options for lunch, one buffet, one snack grill at the beach and take away wood oven pizza. 24 hour room service and pool and beach waiter service.

Unlimited fruit juice, soft drink, international premium and local alcoholic beverages.

Non-motorised watersports, including sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and introductory scuba lesson. Daily activities and nightly shows.

Excellence El Carmen

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