Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
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I have been travelling to the Dominican Republic for 15+ years and have been to the Iberostar's on the island well over a dozen times. This resort (Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus) is honestly a 5 star resort and an absolute stand out from all others. My room was absolutely gorgeous, very clean, comfortable and luxurious. The buffet food was delicious and all the special themed restaurants in the resort are incredible. I enjoyed my stay so so much thanks to quite a few of the staff who served me hand and foot and were so kind, accommodating and friendly. This was the top reason I am already rebooking this resort for later this year! >Front Desk Manager Franciso Sanchez, so nice! >Wanda the Receptionist was so kind to me! >Jonathan Lopez for his wonderful suggestions! >Elisa from the El Carte shop was sweet and lovely! >All the Star Market staff (Syntia, Yesemix, Yonary, Maria) thank you thank you THANK YOU and See you all soon!!! XO
We usually come to this resort twice a year.In the last ten years we spent at least one week in different Iberostars in Europe, Cancun, Cosumel, Punta Cana. Every of these places have few Iberostar resorts.Hasienda Dominicus is the best of them on many counts.Sam&Inna
This was our second time at an Iberostar property in the Dominican Republic, first time at Punta Cana and then here. This place is smaller and quieter, we are a younger couple and this place has a lot of 60+ year old mostly european non english speaking people. Harder to communicate with staff and guests compared to staff at report in Punta Cana. They offer some activities but with the older crowd, not many people participated with the activities such as volleyball or others. We enjoy walking the beach line but was stopped by employees of the next resort to not walk on their beach line, so that was very disappointing, didn't have that in Punta Cana. They do want to try to talk you into a timeshare but we didn't go meet with them. Our kids are 24 and 18 and they were bored. Not much for younger kids to do except swim and eat. Food was good, plenty of options. Rooms are nice and clean, spacious. Great huts on beach and pool area, needed for shade. We like Iberostar as this was our second time at one, but would not go back to this one until we are in our 60s.
This was an incredible trip! From the people at the counter, Joana to the guides on the boat all were so professional, accomodating, informative and kind. They did all they could to make sure your excursion was pleasurable. We had taken an earlier trip with another company earlier in our stay which was less than enjoyable so we were hesitant to book another trip. We are SO glad we did, and used Dressel Divers Bayahibe! They are execellent..I highly recommend them. The convenience of their location to the quality control of the experience you share....5 stars! We will definately book with them again. Our family ranged in age from 6 to 63 and we all had a fantastic time.
I stayed at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus for a week during the New Year holiday. Overall, I was disappointed in my experience. This was also my first experience at an all-inclusive resort, so my perspective may admittedly be off. Two things were very off-putting about my stay: 1) The dining options were extremely limited, and 2) My girlfriend and I were constantly being pressured into time share presentations. My primary complaint about the dining was the “reservation” system for the resort restaurants. I arrived late in the evening and was told reservations would need to be made the next day. We were a little surprised at the requirement to make reservations for restaurants we had already paid for. It turned out it wasn’t just a mild inconvenience… the restaurants were all almost fully booked the entire week we were there. Every time we attempted to make “reservations” for a restaurant, the “customer service” reps would try to pressure us into going to a time share presentation. We ended up eating the majority of our meals at the resort buffet for this reason. The food wasn’t necessarily bad, but was bland and “institutional” for the most part. Our first night’s stay was also off-putting, in that the resort allowed local vendors onto the grounds. We were harassed everywhere we went, with overly-aggressive locals trying to sell their wares. We were told this was “Dominican Night,” and that’s why they were allowed onto the grounds. It was only the first night, but not a good way to start. The beach was very nice, and was a saving grace for the resort (in addition to the landscaped grounds). My only complaint about the beach has more to do with the other guests than the resort itself. People “claimed” the best beach spots by leaving their towels on chairs the entire week we were there. It would have been nice for the resort to have some kind of policy preventing this (perhaps, all towels must be returned by a certain time?). It was particularly frustrating watching one specific family claim the best seats on the beach for the entire week, but never use them. This was my first resort experience, and perhaps my expectations were off. We did speak with several other couples and families during excursions who were staying at other resorts around the area. It sounded like their experiences were much better than ours at Iberostar. I would not recommend Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, and will probably not stay at another Iberostar property in the future. In addition to the food situation, there were other issues to lengthy to list here (poor customer service, watered-down drinks, rude guests, etc…). The resort might be a good value during off-season, but for a $2000 week, I was extremely let down. I would definitely recommend taking a day trip to Sauna Island if staying in the area. We used a tour company booked through Cheap Caribbean called Ameristar to book that at the resort, and could not have been happier.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Wedding Packages - Are available. Please inquire for more details.
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Iberostar Hacienda DominicusLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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Playa Bayahibe, Bayahibe Dominican Republic
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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