Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
From the minute that we arrived to the last, we receive the most beautiful attention. 100% recommend. My wedding was everything that I imagine. The food is always fresh and delicious. Beautiful gardens all around. Beautiful beach and pools. The room are awesome. Evelyn my wedding coordinator is a wonderful person, thank you so much for everything.
Simple an excellent all round experience. Food service staff gardens beach. Second visit and it gets better. True all inclusive hotel. Upgrading to the Prestige Club is well worth the extra for the wider services. Recommended.
Grounds were lush very well maintained. Very relaxing front lobby with bar and music. Beach clean however resort was full over Easter break and it was difficult to get a beach chair with people "saving" them. Food fair to good. Several days diving with Dressel Divers - also very good.
The family room have 2 connecting rooms, 1 with a king size bed and the other one with 2 double beds, with a total of 2 bathrooms, 1 couch, 2 TVs, 2 balconies and 2 refrigerators, if you're travelling with kids, it's really the best choice to make. We were facing the beautiful garden and everything was within a walking distance. We were in block 2, but all the blocks were really close, so it doesn't matter which one you choose.You can have your breakfast at the main buffet (el ingenio) from 7 to 10 a.m., if you missed it, you can have it at the pool buffet (la goleta) from 10 a.m. to noon, then there's the lunch from noon to 4 p.m. at the pool buffet and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the main buffet, dinner was served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the beach buffet (la palapa) and from 6.30 to 10 p.m. at the main buffet and all à la carte restaurants. The from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. at the mexican buffet (la hacienda).We loved our rooms, the food, the drinks, the pool was amazing, the beach was stunning, and the sunset was unbelievable, the garden was so beautiful with flowers, palm trees, birds, no mosquitoes at all no where which is surprising. The weather was so hot and perfect.The personnel was very welcoming and treated you like a star.The check-in was fast, efficient and personnalized, we didn't wait a second to be served, and the check-out was as great.The property was always clean and well-maintained.We will go back there for sure, it was the best lication and the best resort we ever visited.If you come from La Romana airport, it's a small airport that is so fast and efficient, travelling to and from there is a breeze.
Our second visit here and we again came away very happy. It is a very nice, right-sized resort. Absolutely beautiful grounds and very relaxing. Forgot how much I loved seeing the flamingos walking around. Buffet food is good, even very good at times and there was always a wide variety to choose from. The special carved items and the "cooked to order" dishes (pasta, meats and eggs) are always excellent. There is always fresh fruit, a salad bar and plenty of desserts. Our dinner at the Steak restaurant was very tasty (although I found the selections at the appetizer bar a bit odd). Drink service at meals was variable and sometime a little slow but never bad.Our rooms were well cleaned and beds made and turned down beautifully, with daily towel sculptures. Had all the cold water and drinks we needed in the room refrigerator.We absolutely love the calm beach and the Lighthouse beach bar (and Yan and the other bartenders there !). Great beach for families with small children. You can often see fish swimming around you in the clear and calm water. The birds and flowers are beautiful. The Lobby and the Lobby Bar are also very nice and offer the best WiFi signal. Staff is friendly overall.Strongly recommend for international guests and families (although it is a beautiful place it may be too challenging for many non-Spanish speaking American families). At least come prepared to order Coffee, Beer, Wine and other items important to you in Spanish as well as being able to offer a Spanish "Please" , "Thank You" and a "Good Morning".So- a few "room for improvement" items that have not changed or gotten worse since our last visit. We love going to an international resort, which is why we choose Iberostar. But the Staff here (in particular the Activity and Entertainment staff) really need to upgrade their English language skills to better serve the international guests. Many scheduled activities did not occur. Some I think because guests could not understand what event (horseshoes, water polo etc) were being announced. Nightly entertainment is not great (band is good, singers OK) but guest interaction is again limited in part because German and English speaking guests cannot understand a single word of the staff's English (even the MC). Drink service is very slow at the shows, so it is often much quicker to go to the bar yourself. We preferred having drinks at the Lobby Bar to attending the shows.Both the beach area and resort in general seemed to have more litter than other Iberostars. Hacienda Dominicus does not seem to have dedicated staff to clean up the beach (particularly empty glasses, straws and cigarette butts). Maybe add collection boxes for empty glasses around the pool and walkways ? (other Iberostars do) WiFi is weak overall and doesn't reach the beach. If you want a shaded beach umbrella in the front two rows you need to be up and at the beach by 5:45 AM to reserve a spot.There is also a coffee machine at the snack bar nearest the beach. I strongly encourage the resort management to open that machine early with "to go" coffee cups to give the many people spending early morning on the beach a chance to do so with a nice cup of coffee.As at many hotels and resorts, you might want to consider bringing an extension cord or power strip with multiple outlets if you need to charge multiple electrical devices - there are not many free outlets in the rooms.A positive is that Iberostar seems to have given up the hard sell approach to try to promote its Priority Club Membership. That had become annoying.
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).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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.
Resort Location Map
Iberostar Hacienda DominicusLa Romana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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.
Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. Escapes.ca is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.