Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
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Just returned from a 6 night stay here. We stayed in bldg 1 on the first floor. No room has an ocean view. The grounds were gorgeous. There were flamingos, swans, birds, beautiful flora. There is a buffet for all meals. There are 4 ala carte restaraunts that you need reservations for. We are at the Geisha, mexican and steakhouse. The Mexican was not good in my opinion. The buffet for lunch and dinner was good but lacking for breakfast. The alcoholic beverages were not what we were used to. No frozen drinks. If you asked for a pina colada, then you had to say frozen but they came out slushy at best. The beach is beautiful. The ocean varied daily on clear vs murky. The lighthouse has a bar in it. There were a few shops on the beach that you could walk to and some inside the resort. The resort mostly caters to those from Chile and Argentia. Everything is in Spanish. Staff speak little English except for the few exceptions. The activities were fun but spaced out. We loved the activity team: Banana, Lenny, Mafia, Chocolate, the head guy (don't know his name). My husband did 3 dives with Dressel Dives and we did an all day excursion to Sanoa Island. That was the highlight of the trip! We also got massages at the spa which is reasonably priced and a good experience. Get your coupon for $25 off at guest services before you go to spa!!
Worked in all the Bayahibe hotels but Choose the Iberostar to come back and visit on a weeks holiday .I had ate in the restaurants and buffet on many occassions , I enjoyed and was never disappointed . I love the location , the beach , the beautiful sunset photos by the lighthouse.I had a nice room on block 4 .Enjoyed lobster in the a la carte restaurant . I can try and help to the best of my ability any questions on the hotel or surrounding hotels . There are 5 in total in the area and they are all usually full .A must is the saona excursion ... do it in style catamaran both ways .Another great excursion is the one that visits casa del campo and isla catalina .
Stayed at IHD as a Family beach escape. Couple, 2 children (7 y and 11 month baby) for 12 days. Room Type: Junior Suite Spa (# 4017)This time and instead of Punta Cana, we decided to fly to Santo Domingo and try the Bayahibe area, which is more or less one hour drive from Las Americas airport. We like the Iberostar chain, as we find their standard to be quite interesting and being this hotel ranked #1 in TA, we booked it. At the beginning though, we were a bit divided between IHD and Dreams La Romana, but the Dreams beach area seemed less appealing for our taste (natural beach, not very crowded) so we decided to go for IHD, based on the good reviews and photos here at TA (though we feel the photos donât make judge to the beauty of this hotel) as well as based in our past experience in the chain. 1) Grounds and BuildingsThe grounds and buildings of the hotel are gorgeous. This used to be a Hacienda and there is still old furniture and equipment from the sugar cane time, very well integrated in the lush gardens and building structures. The hotel buildings are beautiful, classy and colorful in the outside. The common grounds are very well appointed, clean and bright. Lots of flowers, trees and animals: flamingos, peacocks, ducks, a swan and birds, immerse in gardens/jungle. We were in building 4 which is the one closest to the beach. We even had a partial sea view, a little obstructed by the Palapas and beach structures, but still gorgeous and very handy to the beach. You can walk easily from any point to another, no need for trams or golf carts. The gardens and pools are very clean and one can notice that attention is given to every detail. The Lobby, reception, resting area and bars are nice, both during the day and as well as at night. 2) BeachWe spent most of our day at the beach, so this is our main concern when booking such a trip.Beach here is lovely, calm, with plenty of Palapas. We were here during Easter so the towel game was at its peak and yes, we played it, though with respect towards other guests. In order to get a 1st row Palapa, we used to wake before 6 am (!!) but as we were 5 hours behind our home country time, this wasnât hard, at least during the first 5 days or so. The problem is when you have people reserving shades (simultaneously at the beach and by the pool) and then only appearing around 11:00. This was not the majority though. And there are good 2nd a 3rd row palapas still available at decent hours (but not at 10 or 11:00).We arrived early, stood at the beach for a while and then go for the breakfast. In the first days as we arrived so early we even watched the sunrise and/or go for a swim before eating our breakfast.Sea is fantastic, with shades of blue and green. We didnât find it to differ much from Punta Cana (though Bayahibe is in the Caribbean and PC is in the Atlantic side). Sea is calmer, no waves and less wind. There is a bit of coral, but there is a row closer to the beach that was planted there. Not many fish, at least we didnât see many when kayaking. We had very good weather except for 2 hours one day (which rained heavily) as well as the day of our departure (seems to be karma, for our last 3 stays in the DR ď).The beach Bar, El Farol, was nice and both bartenders were professional and courteous. 3) RoomsAs mentioned, we were in a Junior Spa Suite, already renovated. The room has already some details that show its age, but minor stuff. We found the room very spacious, well appointed, well-kept and extremely clean. There were some details that made the difference: there was not a communication door which isolated better from the noise and also a door that separated the entrance and bathroom area from the sleeping area, which isolated better from the outside. We had a ceiling fan in addition to the AC which worked very well and silently. We liked the room very much and felt comfortably the 4 of us (I was afraid it could be small for us). Our baby loved its crib. Being with 2 small children, the room location was fantastic, which enabled us going to the bathroom there when at the beach and also having a shower before lunch. We had slippers, robes, a coffee machine, a refrigerator and an iron in the room. Also 2 big umbrellas. 4) Food and RestaurantsThe Buffet was good, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. For lunch, we also tried the open air restaurant closer to the beach, a bit more confusing though. The fresh fruit juices and the variety of fruits were nice and better compared to other similar resorts.The only minus to appoint is that there were never enough spoons to serve the food, which implicate guests using the same to serve different food. In terms of contamination and allergies this was really a bad thing, but easy to amend. In terms of A la Cartes, we tried the French, the Japanese and the Grill. We liked the Grill and found the meet to be quite good for an AI. We were there twice. 5) Activities and ShowsWe stood at the beach all the time, except for one afternoon (foam partyâŚ our daughter had to be there) and a morning when they put some water slides by the pool. There were lots of activities at the pool going on but we just played the âjuegos en la playaâ which were funny. Afterwards there was the aerobics class at the sea. The star friends are very active and work long hours.The shows at night are good, considering this is a Hotel and not Broadway. We didnât see them all, but liked particularly the Circus and the Boogie Night. Overall, this was a very nice experience. We would like to return !!
We have been to several Barcelo resorts, but decided to try this Iberostar because of it's location for SCUBA on the Caribbean side of the DR. My husband and boys loved the SCUBA. My daughter and I loved the beach. We bought the Star Prestige package for the last 3 days of our visit, and it was worth it. The Prestige area at the beach is great, particularly Bienvenido and his staff. They provided the best service, and we had a great beach spot every day. Upgraded alcohol was good also. Access to the bar in the Prestige lounge was nice. Grounds were nice. The turkeys and peacocks were cool. They even had young ones, little families wandering around. Food was decent, not as good as Barcelo, but not bad either. To eat in the nice restaurant, men must have slacks. The website didn't specify this, so my husband and older son didn't bring them. I was really looking forward to the upscale dinners. I think the website should be clear on it. If it was, they would have brought slacks. My husband's dress shorts look better than half the guys slacks! Pool was good. And, night time entertainment in the lobby bar area was great. One more thing, they tried to sell us some kind of Club Membership for something like $20,000. That really pissed me off. I didn't come on vacation to get some timeshare pressure selling thing. However, other than that and the slacks issue, we did in fact have a great time.
Couldn't fault anything about this holiday. All of us from teens to my mum who is 60 thoroughly enjoyed. Food was great in the normal buffet restaurants. The speciality restaurants that u book (free but can't remember how many bookings u get) are out of this world.The drinks cater for everyone's tastes. Happy happy guy was fantastic and always made a fuss of everyone and got people involved in a nice friendly manner.Entertainment team were first class as well as all the other staff around the complex. So friendly and helpful. It's very hot there just to warn u.No problems getting sunbeds at pool or on beach which was a nice surprise. The pool and sea are cracking. We also had snorkels and kayaks hired for free there. We would 100% return here and will get back here after we have done other places on our to do list.
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- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- All domestic drinks
- Introductory scuba lessons
- Exercise classes
- Dance lessons
- Nightly entertainment
- 496 rooms in seven 3-storey buildings
- Buffet restaurant
- 4 a la carte restaurants: International, Mexican, Japanese, Steak House, dress code & reservations may be required
- 3 bars
- 3 outdoor pools
- 2 lit tennis courts
- Hot tub
- Fitness facilities
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- Free WiFi internet
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- In-room safe
- Balcony or patio
- Full bathroom
- Max occ. 4 persons, up to 3 adults
Kids Club - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids Club, Playground, Games Room, Kids pool.
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Iberostar Hacienda DominicusLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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Playa Bayahibe, Bayahibe Dominican Republic
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