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
  • LindaOntario_11 : Toronto, Canada
A Great Getaway

When we first arrived, we were delighted at the cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. Everyone was eager to answer questions & make your stay as comfortable as possible. Except for the check in desk staff. I'm not sure I ever saw one of them smile even when we tried to joke around with them. Most of the bar staff were lovely with the exception of the bartender in Bohio & one of the bartenders in the lobby bar. Everyone else made it a pleasure to get another drink in! Our room was ocean view and a called a "junior suite" although I'm not sure it would be called that in North America. It was, however, ideally located at the end of the complex away from the pool & kids so it was quiet. It was very clean but we didn't have any hot water for the first three days (just luke warm). We did report it and each time they acted surprised and said they would get right on it. Finally, by day four, we had hot water.One major flaw is the sales pitch that they give you for the timeshare. They call it the "Prestige Club Membership" and that's what piqued our interest. It turned out to be a 2 hour exercise in frustration. If they had of told us in the beginning that it was a timeshare, we could have saved everyones time & energy. It finally took me getting somewhat angry at the manager and sales rep before they let us leave.This type of high pressure scam is not welcome when you are just starting what is supposed to be a relaxing, de-stressing vacation. Don't get sucked into this unless you are REALLY prepared to shell out $20k USD over an 18 month period to be locked into a 10 year commitment for very little benefit.In summary, my husband & I agreed we would likely go back. The majority of the people were really lovely and the rest of our stay (after the above) was just what the doctor ordered. If you get a chance, do the Paradise Island VIP tour. Definitely worth it!

  • brik211 : Buffalo, New York
best staff!

we just returned from the iberostar and I have to say... the staff truly make this resort. Speedy, Barbie and Justin Beiber were absolutely amazing. We cannot wait to return. We had great time thanks to them. The grounds, food and rooms were great. Special shutout to Speedy for taking such good care of our group.

  • 76Tali : North Bay, Canada
Wonderful family of 12 vacation!

We had wonderful vacation for some of us the 2nd time, others their 8th time at Iberostar Costa Dorada. Beautifully decorated for Christmas! Wow! We were in the building 8 on the first floor, not my favorite but I'm not complaining. The room was clean and nice. Close to the pool, dining room, everything really. The previous time we were there, we were in Building 2, top floor, facing the pool and it was a better view and we had sun. Beach, pool and food are all enjoyable at this resort! Love the paellas on the beach! They do have some excellent employees like our room cleaning by Angela, at El Mercado Robert, Sarita, Santiago, Cezarin, and others! Animation, Wifi, Bieber, Blondie. Bartenders, Rose? (at the front), Miguel (pool bar), beach bar (always smiling), they were all really nice! Great resort to relax and have fun! And, I have to add that New Year's Eve was very well organized and exceeded our expectations! Special dinner, noisemakers, decorations, music, party and fireworks!

  • Hearts534 : Brooklyn, New York
Very Good Trip ❤️💯❤️

This Resort was very nice, the people was very nice & very Great Service, I would love to come back real soon and people are very friendly too, the Food was very good, it was unlimited eating lol & much Love!- God Bless

  • Carolyn W :
Memorable family vacation

We thoroughly enjoyed a family vacation with our teen (14&16) boys. The family suite with 2 adjoining rooms (1 king bed in one room and 2 dbl beds in the other) gave us lots of space. There were so many activities (pool and beach volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, pool table, tennis, basketball, in pool scuba, archery, bingo, and more) to keep us all occupied, lots of food options, a la carte meals were fabulous (Japanese, Brazilian, and Mediterranean) and lunches on the beach were delicious (seafood paella and bbq); excellent entertainment throughout the day and evening. Wonderful staff that were so friendly and attentive (*server Albania). Had a really fun time on dune buggy excursion. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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.

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.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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