"Was not happy with price, shortly after booking the visit in June with Travelocity I was informed by VIK that I was to pay an additional fee off $166. ... " More

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Arena Gorda Beach

Beachfront retreat

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this property, you'll find Arena Gorda Beach and Cortecito Beach. Iberostar Golf Course and White Sands Golf Course are also within 3 miles (5 km).

All-inclusive

This property features a casino, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.

Balconies, refrigerators

The 456 guestrooms have TVs with cable channels and offer balconies and refrigerators. Other amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and hair dryers.

Superior Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, Ocean View (Cayena)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family superior 2 Adults and 1 Child

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive

Everyone (3)
2 out of 5

The staff at the front desk was very rude and not at all helpful.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy
If you do stay here and wish an oceanfront suite do not take the ground floor. We paid an extra $340.00 to upgrade to oceanfront suite expecting to have a great view. Our view consisted of a 5ft. hedge which covered the front of the whole balcony. Since my husband had a bad hip changing rooms to an upper floor was not an option because of the stairs. The Westjet rep spoke to the front desk and they said they would have the gardener trim the hedge but this did not happen. On day of checkout our transfer was half an hour late and I requested at the desk to call to see where they were and was told that I could not use the phone. They really were pretty miserable. Also, unless you speak French you are pretty well left out of everything here. Food was plentiful but absolutely no taste to anything. They sure could use a chef to tell them how to carve meat as they just chopped the beef and chicken up into little pieces like they were afraid to give you too much. There are plenty of nice hotels to stay at in Punta Cana and I certainly would not stay here again.

Posted by , from Dundas, Ontario Canada on 29 Mar. 2013

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3 out of 5

Not a good choice for English speakers

Cons: Nothing close, No free Internet, english not spoken well, expensive
We found this resort to be enjoyable although it did have its problems. The biggest problem was that English was not spoken by some members of the staff and all activities and theatrical events were conducted in French. This resort caters to the French and Spanish speakers. We found it very irritating having to avoid the time share and activity sales people on a daily basis, these people were like buzzards flying over a potential meal. Why do they allow these people on hotel property? The food was average, not what we were expecting for a 4 star rating. The beds were a little hard, cleanliness was good. Bring your own shampoo and conditioner because they don't supply any and the mini market on the premises was very expensive. The beach is beautiful. The bar staff don't smile, didn't seem to be interested in their jobs. Can't get a buzz on the alcohol even if you drink all day. In general it was an enjoyable trip but we found the D. R. was very expensive and we felt trapped, because you can't just go for a walk off hotel property for shopping or meals because there's nothing like that nearby. Rather go to Mexico.

Posted by , from Vancouver, BC, Canada on 2 Dec. 2012

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4 out of 5

COST

Pros: BUFFET
Cons: Cut down shrubs outside room patio railings. so you can see beach(1st floor rooms) Add swim-up bar & stools. Also install stools around all bars.
Location: Stayed on resort
Was not happy with price, shortly after booking the visit in June with Travelocity I was informed by VIK that I was to pay an additional fee off $166.00 because there computer made a mistake. Travelocity guarantees there prices, they told me I had to pay the additional fee.

Posted by , from Sheboygan, Wisconsin on 22 Dec. 2017

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3 out of 5

The check in personnel were inadequate.

The check in personnel were inadequate and rude. It seemed as if they gave preferential treatment to Spanish speaking guests. They didn't make any effort to ask if I have any excursions reserved. Nor did they advise me of the excursions desk. Never visiting with this hotel again. I was less than pleased. The front desk and the lounge area smelled moldy!!

Posted by , from New York on 29 May 2017

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2 out of 5

Wouldn't recommend

Pros: The pool and beach area were very nice. The lobby was also very pretty. The little store was convenient and the people were friendly.
Cons: The Heckling! Stop trying to sell me stuff, I'm on vacation! building 1 needs to be renovated! New beds and no cracks under the doors.
Location: Location was good. We were right on the beach and any time you wanted to go somewhere a ride was available.
We booked this hotel because it was SUPER cheap. I read the reviews not seeing one that would keep me from booking this, the typical "food was bad, beds were bad" yada yada typical reviews... I would recommend going to the counters at the buffet where they have a cook actually making something. The beds were hard and poor A/C in the rooms, these were doable. If it were just those things I would have given this hotel a 4 but: - check-in is at 3 but because of all the late check-outs, our check-in was 4 (no biggie really) - The HECKLING! not the type you get one the beach with people trying to sell you stuff, the HOTEL trying to sell you stuff! At check-in you're handed a brochure with a time in the morning the next day for a MANDATORY meeting with someone to tell you when pickup for the flight home will be but really its a 2 hour meeting with someone trying to get you to book excursions. - The HECKLING! We were told by a staff member after 2 days they are supposed to show people around the VIP area and each person he walks through, he gets paid commission. When we went (because we felt bad and wanted him to get paid) they had us sit down with a rep. that tried to get us to book VIP for our next trip (this typically takes 3 hrs she said) - COCKROACHES! we were all in building 1000 on the lower level and got a notice they were going to fumigate. Later that night we found one in one of the rooms and another a few days later! I heard building 4 and 5 were remodeled js.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on 25 Jul. 2016

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3 out of 5

Great Location~No frills~Perfect vacation for relaxing.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Spectacular beach and beautiful weather. Property is very clean, safe and well kept. Workers are kind and always smiling. Rooms could definitely use renovations. Food is fair to good and plentiful. Go to relax and you will have a great time :)

Posted by , from Long Island, NY on 22 Mar. 2013

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3 out of 5

Good Deal for the Price

I enjoyed my stay at the VIK Hotel Arena Blanca in Punta Cana, but we definitely got what we paid for. My buddy and I went basically with the cheapest deal within reason. The hotel had great character and stayed true to the thematic style of an island resort. The food was ok at best, and the rooms were, well rooms. But as I said I wasn't expecting a whole lot from the price we paid. The beach was great, the drinks were plentiful, and all the people we met from around the world were fantastic. My buddy and I are both single and were trying to find a place that wouldn't be overrun with couples, but the place was packed with couples and families. If I had it all over to do again I would probably pay a little more and stay at a nicer resort.

Posted by , from Cincinnati, OH, USA on 8 Jan. 2013

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5 out of 5

THE HOTEL AND STAFF GAVE ME THE BEST TIME EVER,,,

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
THIS IS MY SECOUND YEAR AT THIS HOTEL,PLANS ARE NEXT YEAR AGAIN,,THE STAFF IS WOUNDERFUL,,,ITS HEAVEN ON EARTH THE POOLS AND THE FOOD ARE BREATH TAKING,,,,,,

Posted by , from San Juan, Puerto Rico on 21 Jun. 2012

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4 out of 5

Great beachfront vacation!

Cons: No free Internet
The resort is small enough to be easy to get around, get drinks and food easily. Plenty of food available plenty of time. Resort is not fancy or luxury but had everything I needed for a relaxing time on a great beach.

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2012

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4 out of 5

Beautiful beach, easy access to food and drink.

This is the second time I have stayed at the Vik Arena Blanca. The beach is beautiful. The hotel is smaller than some of the all-inclusives, which I liked. The layout is nice. It is not a fancy hotel, but I found it to be very convenient. Easy to eat, drink, and enjoy the beach, which was the purpose of my trip.

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2012

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All-inclusive Details

  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Water fitness classes/lessons included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included

Property Features

Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. At VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities like surfing/boogie boarding and snorkeling. There are 5 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges and a beach bar. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. This beach property also offers a complimentary children's club, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Self parking is free.

  • 456 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • 5 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2000
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive offers 456 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains.

  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

El Mirador - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

El Bucanero - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

La Trattoria - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Estrella del Mar - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

La Proa Not Inclusive - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Open daily.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Reflexology
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 39 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 52 (from 2 to 11 years old)

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.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 7.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 2 per night

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

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You should know

  • VIK hotel Arena Blanca - 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.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.