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Iberostar Costa Dorada

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Our Opinion

One of the most beautiful resorts in all of the Dominican. Top notch food, service, amenities, pools and rooms. The expansive buffet leaves nothing to be desired and overall, this is the best you will get in Puerto Plata. Recommended without hesitation.


Overview
Set in lush tropical gardens and designed in grand Colonial style, this expansive hotel manages to offer an intimate feel with its romantic gazebos, winding walkways, and colourful peacocks roaming the grounds. Gaze into one of the small ponds to watch the ducks and turtles splash about, or take a splash yourself in the large free-form pool. Iberostar Costa Dorada has it all: fabulous beach, great food, and a variety of excellent facilities - including spa services!

Location: Beachfront, 25 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from downtown Puerto Plata.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • travel204 : Winnipeg, Canada
One of the best resorts ive been too!

We were in a large group of 11 and we all were given pool views (the best views aside from one of the few buildings that has ocean views). Make sure you book for the 3 restaurants the day of your arrival as it fills up fast. The staff were very pleasant and there was never an issue with how long we waited for food or drinks. The entertainment was amazing! They put so much work into making each show special and everyone is so talented. The pool is really big and quite deep which is nice because the kids stay in the shallow pool for the majority. There is free access to two jacuzzi tubs at the spa and if you ask, you can get an employee to bring you fresh coconut anywhere on the resort! We did 3 excursions, the 27 waterfalls tour (we all LOVED this day, it was tons of fun for all ages) the buggy tour which is where you drive all around the country side getting real dirty and the safari tour! (safari tour was very informational and you learn alot about the country and their way of life) We also did the cable car separately without booking a tour because the taxi ride there is 45$ (you can split this with a large amount of people) and he waits for you until your done. Its only 10$ to get on the cable car. This is a cost efficient way instead of paying 60$+ for a tour.If you walk a km down the beach you will find some shops that sell touristy things and for a good price if you know how to barter. The local shop owners are all friendly and all want you to check their store out which can be a little overwhelming since its all generally the same things. There will be locals waiting for you at the resort line telling you about the shops and will want to walk you there to make sure you visit their shop first. I had a 15$ massage there for 30 mins which i bartered for but you definitely get what you pay for hahaOverall we all had an amazing time and would recommend to everyone!

  • Aliciatias : Toronto, Canada
Last Family Vacation October 2015

My family and I have been to Puerto Plata many times. This is the first time at Iberostar. I was there with my Mom, my step-father and my son. the rooms were what you would expect.Building 8 or 9 were my choice. I asked for ground floor facing the pool and that is what I received. I also received an adjoining family room with a door in between. My step father walks with a cane. I emailed many times to fin out if they had a wheelchair I could use. I think the email I got back didn't really say they did or not. I have a friend who said he bring bring me one that I could use for the week. My stepfather use to be able to walk with the cane. Now he is getting older and slower and the grounds seem a lot bigger so this will help. As soon as we got off the bus someone had my stepfather in a wheelchair that we ended up using all week long. The grounds are flat with many wheelchair ramps so I would recommend. As along as it was clean and everything worked it was great. We had a view of the pool. The food was amazing. My son is a little picky/ He like chicken nuggets and fries. So my Mom asked the head chef and before I knew it the was a plate of boneless breaded chicken like chicken nuggets on our table. So if there is something you want just ask they will try to please. The entertainment was great just beware of mosquitoes. At the theater bar my Mom and I finally found our favorite drink a Margarita in the right glass with salt. I found out that the Mexican restaurant turned into the late night snack area. Everyday we would go to the pool the ocean was a bit rough. It wasn't very busy in October. Weather was great. This is a while ago and bitter sweet as my step father passed away December 23rd 2016. So this was our last family vacation together. My travel was October 6th- October 13th 2015. October 6th is my birthday so my friend came to surprise me and take me to the city of Puerto Plata. The only other place we went to was La Sirenas it's like a big Walmart. Oh and we took a cab there and they have new scam. The guy in the lobby will call you a cab. The cab will come to the lobby to pick you up. Then he will drive out the main gate and another guy will jump in and say oh my friend the driver doesnt speak very good english so I come to help and I work for tips. My Mom and I have been traveling here for many years so this was a new one for us. i knew he would wait for us while we were shopping. So when they dropped us back to the hotel you have to pay the driver who seemed to speak english ok to me and then the other guy $10.00. The only other advice I would give is think before booking with SunWing. I have been to Puerto Plata 8 times but never with Sunwing. Ok so yes I got a good price for this trip. When you land you must pay $10.00 each person to get in the country. Other airlines give you this tourist entry card FREE. When you are leaving please make sure to check the Sunwing binder the night before to find out what time the bus is picking you up to go to the airport. I checked it 2 days before and it had been changed by half an hour earlier so we had to take a taxi to the airport $40US. With Sunwing when you are leaving each person must pay $20.00us to leave. Hope this helps.

  • Zhan H : Menasha, Wisconsin
One of the best beach location at playa Dorada

In Puerto plata area this is one of the best resorts, nice location, greate food, clean, grate service and friendly staff. I have stayed at most of the resorts in Puerto Plata but Iberostar outperformed most of them in my experience. The food is consistent and quality unlike lot of 3-4 star resorts, its kept very clean. It's a grate hideaway place for couples and family.

  • misslol13 : uk
not a 5star

I was expecting a luxury holiday given the vast amount of money to stay here for one week. The first thing that hits you on arrival into the lobby area was an overpowering smell of Tobago disgusting doesn't cover it. Then next the bedroom which was dated more like a 3 star room. television did not work, there was a large nail sticking out of the cabinet which housed the fridge, which barely kept drinks cool. Our outlook from balcony was overlooking the back 0f another scruffy hotel...which all through the evening until 2am was have noisy work carried out and then commenced again around 6am. The buffet was nothing more than average, apart from breakfast which was ok. The pool was cold and had many many cracks underfoot and the surrounding area was dirty and dirty. People were being allowed to smoke in the pool!! The poolside buffet well don't go there... wasps were crawling into the ice cream machine funnel also into all the self serve soft drinks machine highly dangerous if you were stung and had a allergy to wasp stings. I saw birds everywhere the worst was a black bird which was actually sitting in the chips tray. The spa when enter looked promising sadly once through the entrance the whole place was dirty the hot Jacuzzi was dirty and again cracked tiles and the steam room had slime underfoot. there was not one place in this hotel to escape smoke even in the spa!! The entertainment was quite possibly the worst iv ever seen. I only give this dreadful place 2 stars as the Wi-Fi was good

  • strikeace : Lachine, Canada
Family vacation

The staff was very accommodating, very polite people and just fun to be with in general. The servers at the restaurants were quick to find gluten free food for my son, it was like "my wish is their command". I will definitely return to this hotel.

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

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited International brand drinks & beer from 9am-2am
  • House wine included
  • Sailing
  • Boogie boards
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Tennis w/instruction
  • Archery
  • Aerobics
  • Water aerobics
  • Sauna
  • Spanish lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 516 rooms in nine 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Brazilian, Mexican, and International, dress code & reservation required
  • 3 bars
  • Disco
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 2 lit tennis courts (fee)
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna & steambath
  • Boutiques
  • Dive shop on-site (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Free WiFi internet 

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Sitting area
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 4 persons, no more than 3 adults

UNDER 13 STAY, PLAY & EAT FREE - Pay a special rate including airfare & transfers when sharing a room with 2 adults. Maximum 1 child. Discounted rates available for 2nd child. Inquire for details.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, playground, and kid's pool. Babysitting service available (fee).

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

Wedding Bonus - Wedding packages available, please inquire for details.

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.

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  • Iberostar Costa Dorada
    Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic

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Iberostar Costa Dorada
Carretera Luperon km 4 Marapica, Costa Dorada, Puerto Plata 57000 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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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.

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