Iberostar Costa Dorada

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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.

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
  • Craig R :
An amazing two weeks

My fiance and I have just come back from a two week stay at the Iberostar. The most amazing thing about the hotel is the staff, they were all really friendly and made us feel welcome. Probably the best of all was the waiter who served us in the main restaurant. His name was Domingo and he was one of the most polite and upbeat people I have ever met. He always made us smile and kept our drinks full. He always made meals at the buffet restaurant enjoyable particularly as you're there everyday. The entertainment team were also great. There is a guy called Hululu who is a great showman and is like a Dominican Michael Jackson. Also, a big shout out to Justin Bieber who was the definitely the most friendly of them all. Finally the maid, although we never actually got to meet them, always kept out room clean and made amazing animals from towels every day. Other good things about the hotel were the grounds and beach which are beautiful, the selection of drinks which is good and the food. There were a few slight negatives. The weekends get very busy which makes the restaurant and bars packed. The rooms are also a little tired and could do with a makeover. Finally the pool could do with some repairs and gets dirty with leaves, hairs and all sorts. To be honest if you are looking for 5 star luxury I would probably pay a bit more and go elsewhere. Overall though it was a great holiday and if I'm ever back in Puerto Plata would definitely go back.

  • samuraiword : Toronto, Canada
Too Good

Iberostar Costa Dorada you're the best and for the staff you're so awesome and you deserve my respect. I had a great time with my family and mother in law. Before I booked this hotel through itravel I came across a couple of negative reviews on trip advisor. Please don't pay attention to these reviews such as the hotel is old, too many locals or the staff doesn't understand English. Old doesn't mean the hotel is crumbling or falling apart. The furniture is old fashioned and I love it.Lots of locals in the hotel and they make the hotel more lively. I didn't have any issue with that because I'm not more superior than them. I don't care if some of the staff doesn't understand English. They always do their best to help you and honestly they work hard to assist everybody. The check in was quick despite I had to wait a little longer to get a room for my mother in law next to me. A big thank you to Erica at the reception for her great service. Close to the reception there are flamingos and turtles. Everything is in walking distance. Washrooms are everywhere and I'm even surprised how clean they are. The pool is huge but very busy at some time. My advice don't wear brand name swimwear because of the chorine. The landscape is well maintained and there are peacocks with their chicks wandering around. There is a small orchids garden. We never got wet when it's raining as it's covered all the way to the restaurants and the reception but watch out as it becomes a bit slippery. BeachThere are seaweeds despite the guys clean the beach every morning. Better put the blame on Mother Nature. For a good swim in the sea we need to venture a little further to avoid the seaweeds. Bring water shoes. RoomWe stayed in room 6117. Great view of the sea from the balcony. The room has enough space to accommodate a family of four. We were given a king size bed and a small bed for my 8 yr old boy. The furniture is old style and still looks superb. AC works fine. There is also a ceiling fan. Safety deposit box is digital and free.Mini bar is filled with beer, water bottles and soft drinks everyday at no cost.Wifi worked perfectly fine but sometimes will let u down and is available everywhere. On the balcony there is a clothes rack for your wet stuff. The mosquitoes won't spare u, so bring insects repellent and after bite cream. Washroom is ok. Toilet flush is very powerful. There is a shampoo and shower gel dispenser and is refilled everyday. Good shower pressure. Water is slightly warm early in the morning but becomes very warm later on and even hot in the evening. There's a water leak from the washroom ceiling but it's only a minor issue.Again don't let these minor issues spoil your vacation.Don't forget to tip the maid. She deserves our gratitude. FoodThis is a great place for u if you're a seafood lover. Lots of seafood. They serve paella on the beach for lunchEl Mercado restaurant serves buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lots of food to choose despite it's a repeat. We even had sushi rolls and they're pretty good. I'm a big fan of their stew beef. Very tender and juicy. Dinner at El Mercado is served till 10pm. Night time snack is available from 11pm. They serve lobsters every Wednesday night at the main buffet. Tip the waiters who assist you during breakfast and dinner and you'll be rewarded warmly till the end of your stay. Frank and Euclides are awesome. Night time showsThey start around 9 30 pm. Lion king is the best followed by Michael Jackson. If you're looking for a seat make sure u arrive by 8 55 pm. Now 2 things to avoid1 Please avoid the flea market situated on the right side of the beach. It's a ten minutes enjoyable walk but the souvenirs are way too expensive. Even if u bargain it's not worth. Better shop outside you'll get better deals. 2 Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club is a scam. Once u pass the immigration at Puerto Plata Airport and on your way to board the coach u will be approached by a rep from Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club. He will try to get u to accept a tour in their resort by offering a free helicopter ride. U will lose the whole day listening to their nonsense and if u refuse the membership u will end up with no helicopter ride. In all we had a great time at Iberostar Costa Dorada. Thank you for your excellent service and hospitality and I can assure u I will come back Cheers

  • Aidan C :
Best holidays

Is my second time here and this hotel is amazing is very clear hotel the beach is nice is very beautiful and very clear and also big the people from reception they are good the poor is great the entertainment is amazing batman justin bieber capuchino skinny wi fi they are amazing especially batma

  • Parra Y :
Best holiday

This hotel is the best. Around puerto plata is very very family and also the beach is very clear and very very beautiful the restaurant are very good the entertainment is the best especially Batman. Capuchino justin bieber wi fi sknny. Batman is amazing the best teen.

  • helloyandrys : Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Best holiday

The hotel is the best the restaurant are very nice the poor is very clear and very very big the beach is amazing the people from the bar are good the entertainment is the bes amazing especially Batman sknny wi-fi justin birbe capuchino. Batman was the best

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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  • 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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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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