Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus

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Overview
This resort complex is beautifully designed to blend harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. The resort offers three swimming pools, several large terraces and a separate childrenīs pool.¬† Further amenities include the reading/cards room, access to WiFi Internet, souvenir shop, boutique, supermarket, nightclub and performance stage. There is also a health center with fitness room, jacuzzi and massage.
 
Location: Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus sits on a gently sloping, sandy beach approximately three miles from the fishing village of Bayahibe and just over 15 miles from La Romana.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Carl M :
Great holiday

This is not our first stay in an Inerostar hotel so the expectations were high, and to be fair we were not disappointed. The entrance lobby, reception and bar area at the front of the hotel are very nice and in keeping with the theme of colonial. Beyond this is a seating area and a long corridor the leads on the the garden area, this is spectacular and wouldn't look out of place in an English stately home. The large gardens are well maintained and have lots of moving water that add to the experience. The pools are expansive and maintained well, with at least two members of staff cleaning continuously through the day. Almost without exception the staff are friendly, polite and professional. The accommodation blocks again keep with the colonial theme are are lovely to look at. The rooms them selves are, in line with most hotel rooms, comfortable and adequate, cleaned and restocked daily. The buffet restaurant was immaculately clean with a large selection of food,all presented nicely. There are four speciality restaurants, the Mexican was our least favourite, but the oriental, steak and French colonial were wonderful. We ate the best sirloin stake my wife and I have ever eaten. The Oriental was very entertaining as well as good food, with the main being cooked in front of you on hot plates. The best was the Colonial which was silver service fine dining and the food was perfect both times we are here. There always has to be a negative but this I have to say is being a little picky. When I'm on holiday I don't wish to be hustled and at this hotel three times in our two weeks they invited the 'looky looky' men into the lobby, not good. If I want souvenirs I will go and hunt them out for myself. The second is Iberostar are trying to sell you, well basically, time share, again 'I'm on holiday' please leave me alone. All in all this was a very relaxing holiday, the Dressel dive school was fantastic and I learned to scuba dive, but I have left a review on their site for that, enough to say give it a try this is great place to learn. Our overall experience is very positive and on our return to the UK we booked the same hotel for next year so I guess there is no better recommendation than that. Book with confidence.

  • Brynley Griffit... D :
Vacation

Nice resort, not too big. Initially offered an unacceptable room looking directly at a wall. After wasting a lot of time at reception was finally offered a better room overlooking the pool. Room was all set up for family of 4 with extra bed on our arrival. Excellent beach and pool. Beach bar serving drinks that were substandard but better drinks were available in bar near lobby. There was a gap in food availability and sometimes only available at snack bar by beach. Excellent resort for kids, as there's lots of entertainment,also has a great dive center. Staff very friendly and helpful. DO NOT come here for the food as it's mediocre at best. But DO come here for your kids and the beach, water sports and diving.

  • Tsepenyuk :
Never thought it will be Average

Hi. I was in the most magical place in Caribbean: Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus in Bayahibe LaRomana.1) Advice: before you pay extra to switch to a room closer to the beach, CHECK it , because stupid me lost comfort for 10 days being downgraded from King size bed and a twin to 2 full size beds and was not at all comfortable with my wife on one full size bed even if I was very close to a beach. 2) I was waking up at 6:00 to 6:15 am every morning to get a mushroom in a first row on the beach. Forget getting first 3 rows of mushrooms if you came past 7 am.3) Do not buy excursion from Dresser Diving Center in Iberostar to Saona Island due to it is not worth a dime , not even half what I paid to them : $85 for an adult and $50 for the child. If it would not be for local diver Enrique whose the true asset to this excursion I would be very devastated to pay them at all. This excursion has 3 parts and only snorkeling with Enrique worth the money. The part of the island where we had landed was a very dirty beach with dirty sand and locals trying to sell you stuff as I was on flea market. The food during lunch was horrible and the bunch of bees over run the area did not allow us to enjoy lunch at all. Natural pool was so over crowded with boats of people what instead of enjoying the two only left star fishes in it, you are constantly watching for other boats not to run you over.4) One of the best experiences in Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus was the Entertainment Team lead by Pharaohn. The best, hard working , funny bunch of people who make our memories for us every day. Thank you Pharaohn, Thank you Cappuccino aka Miguel, thank you Erica, thank you Johanna , thank you Lenny. Especial Thank you to Cappuccino aka Miguel who trained and practiced with me to win in one of the daily Ping Pong Tournaments.5) For anyone who comes to this resort due to its all inclusive food and drinks I could say that all four 5 Star specialty restaurants had great food and great service and that is coming from an American who is spoiled with the best quality food and service at home. One special shout out to the Best , most friendly and hard working waitress from the Buffet : Yasmin who made our dinning experience as we were dinning in her own home kitchen being a part of her family. Yasmin also was great with children helping parents to feed the little once and entertaining them while we fed them.6) Another recognition I would like to give to a True Leader, great manager - David Lopez who instead of sitting in the air conditioned room all day , walks his grounds and helps his people to deal with any of his guest's issues and needs . That is what true leader does- leads by example , coaches live on any instance.Thus, I had been in this resort total of 4 times, my daughter 8 times and my wife once and I recommend everyone to make Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus your vacation destination.Thanks Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus for a Great Vacation made possible by great bunch of people:David, Pharaohn, Cappuccino aka Miguel, Yasmin, Lenny.

  • Lovingher21 : Miami, Florida
Fantastic for the family but not the best service!

My family and I went to this resort and it was awesome! It has a lot to offer from the architecture to the animals it has. Yes...animals... if you don't like ducks, birds, turkey, peacock... then that's definitely not the place for you but we LOVE IT! You could really feel like if you were in a "Hacienda". The lighthouse is their big attraction on the beach which by the way was the best spot of the beach that we've ever been in Bayahibe. The food was really good but if you go for more than 4 days you could start to see the same again and again. The drinks quality are not the best but for people like us that the drinks were not THAT important it was something we forgot about like in two seconds enjoying other things. The Star Prestige Club Staff was awesome! The sad part comes with the rest of the employees. Let me explain... The Star Prestige Club is something you could join to get other benefits with Iberostar so it is something a little bit separated from the regular staff. They have their own lobby for check in they have a reserved beach area and all that. They obviously get some benefit if you accept any offer and they seem to be better trained as well. So my family stayed for a weekend and me and my girlfriend stayed a couple of days more and we decided to joined the star prestige and got all those services! The thing is that the days before we took that package we were treated completely different. HOW could that be possible? Everybody should be treated the same way NO MATTER if they are going to pay you extra services or not...no matter if they have a different bracelet which is obviously the way they can tell if you are part of the club or not. And I'm talking about the way they talk to you..the way the treat you. 'Cause you could pay a little extra to get better drinks but you shouldn't pay to get better customer service right?So the resort IS ONE OF THE BEST comparing prices, location and what it offers! BUT the employees do not help their image at all. If they correct that point they could the even BETTER for sure! If you want to see our experience in videos & photos you could follow us on instagram @lovingher21 Any questions you have we are willing to answer. Hope you find this review helpful!

  • Maritza I :
11 years and still amazing

This was our 11th year visiting Hacienda Dominicus. To start the staff was waiting for us as we've become well known.For those who are considering this hotel you should definetly go. First the grounds are imacculate being attended to daily. The gardens are peaceful at night and were a nice end of our night with a drink.The beach is clean and seats are always plentiful.I spend most of my time at the pool which is clean, has very friendly staff and the drinks are great, hey Morla and Randy. The food is amazing in all reasturants, we usually went to the b.uffet because of the variety and we know more staff there. The true beauty of this resort is the people. They are genuine in thier happiness to see you and when they say family they mean it. Each year we do like to mention staff that went above all expectation so this year it's Alberto Battaria who made our son's vacation the most memorable. The best of all was Johnny Guzman, the guest services manager. He was so pleasant, always available, personable and profecional at all times. We have watched him move up the ranks and believe Iberostar is lucky to have a man like him He and so many like him are why we go back every year. You have sun,good food, nice beaches everywhere in the caribeian, but nowhere have we found people like these.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

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  • 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
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba lessons
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Bicycles
  • 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
  • Disco
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 2 lit tennis courts
  • Shops
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Watersports
  • Free WiFi internet
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or patio
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Max occ. 4 persons, up to 3 adults
Kids Stay Free - First kid 2-12 stays and eats free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults. Second kid pays special kid's rate. Max 2 kids.

Kids Club - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids Club, Playground, Games Room, Kids pool.

Honeymooners - Receive a fruit basket and bottle of rum. Request at time of booking, requires proof of marriage.

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 Dominicus
    La Romana,Dominican Republic

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Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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