Iberostar Dominicana

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The Iberostar Dominicana is a part of the other Iberostar Suites found in the Punta Cana Resort strip. Much like the other Iberostar suites, this is a great destination for both families and couples. The food options are average. There are good buffet items. For those who are looking to eat at the a la carte restaurants during the majority of their stay, make sure that you reserve during your check-in. These restaurants have a tendency to be very busy. Great nightly entertainment and the staff are attentive and knowledgeable. Overall however, there are other options around the strip available if you want to get the most out of your money.


Overview
Set on one of the finest beaches in Punta Cana and showcasing a huge, meandering free-form swimming pool, you'll find everything you need at this fabulous resort. This popular superior hotel is located directly on Punta Cana's beach next to the Iberostar Bavaro Resort.

Location: Directly on Bavaro Beach, next to the Iberostar Bavaro Resort, 60 minutes to Higuey, 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
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First time out of country!

We just returned from one week at Iberostar Dominicana! It was our first time at an all-inclusive & out of country! Our first impression was that it is a beautiful resort! We ended up upgrading our room to a room with a partial ocean view & pool view which was well worth the money! We appreciated the opportunity! The view we had was stunning!Our room was spacious & clean! It was average! Our hometown beach hotel in the US was just as nice! Nothing spectacular but nothing terrible either...the only cons were our room did have a bit of an odor to it and the beds weren't the most comfortable beds but we made do & it didn't ruin anything for us.I don't know if I've 100% come to a conclusion on the food. Some things we liked & some not really! I think if you are from out of the country you need to remember that, their food is not the same! We definitely enjoyed La Pagoda & La Cana. The Mexican restaurant was ok also! We absolutely fell in love at the guys at The Higuey at Breakfast...they made breakfast enjoyable every morning!! Lots of smiles, lots of whistles & even a little bit of entertainment with their instruments! The coffee & Mimosas were flowing every morning! We wanted to pack them up & take them home with us!!Tip the staff, they deserve it! We tipped a couple dollars every meal & they appreciated it!We enjoyed the entertainment & the entertainment staff! They keep things fun & your stay feel like a good time the whole time! Michael Jackson night & The Lion King night were favorites!We think overall the place is great for first timers! We probably won't be returning because there are a ton of resorts & places to go, we don't see a reason to come back to the same place.We did the Wild Tiger Dune Buggy Excursion! It was fun! Be ready with glasses & something to cover your face though! It was dusty! The tour guide is great & we really enjoyed the overall experience!Oh & skip the sales presentation on the other "nicer" hotel with lots of "benefits". Not worth it if you aren't ready to pay out thousands of dollars! Not worth the waste of time for a breakfast that would have been more fun at your own resort. We did however get a small resort credit...still don't think we'd ever agree to it again.

  • Bill K : Toronto, Canada
Good experience, but was expecting something better

Just returned (family of 4) on August 14th from a 1 week stay at Iberostar Dominicana, which shares the property with Iberostar Punta Cana; these resorts are side by side.PROSNice wide, white sand beach with enough umbrellas and chairs to sit.Beach bar was big and you did't have to wait long for a drink. It was open all day and into the night. Buffet restaurant on the beach was convenient when you're spending all day on the beach.Nice spacious clean rooms; AC worked very well and not noisy. Comfortable beds with free safe in the room.Clean resort and they've done a good job at dealing with flies and mosquitos; rarely saw a fly around the buffet and none of us got sick. Buffets are good with lots of variety. Water and ice at the buffets, bars and restaurants were safe to drink.The staff are generally nice, hard working and made us feel welcomed - these people stuck out (and I remember their names). WALTER was our go-to guy in the lobby in Dominicana from the moment we arrived and saw us off when we left at the end of our vacation. He's a gentleman, always greeted us with a big smile, made us feel very welcomed and always asked if we were enjoying our stay and if he could do anything to help. Two waitresses in the Buffet Restaurant Hispaniola, JULIA and MARIA were particularly welcoming to us. They were very sweet, always greeted us with big smiles (every-time) and waves and gave us great service. Thank you Walter, Julia and Maria! Big Entertainment Team - by the pool, on the beach, by the lobby, they were everywhere and working hard all day. They had us laughing, dancing, gyrating, entertained...great job! CONSThe resort, although pretty well maintained, is starting to show it's age.Seaweed in the water. Most days it was tolerable, but on day 2 (especially) and day 4 there was a seaweed invasion! Never seen anything like it. It usually got bad when the afternoon tide came in.The a-la-carte restaurants were good, but not like what I've seen at other resorts. They could do better. The Mexican was the best one we visited.Punta Cana is a little too commercial for our taste; from the airport experience to the resort. Lots of people selling on the beach. Too much boat traffic in the water with parasailing, banana boat, many excursions, etc. etc... with each boat that past brought exhaust fumes which I really don't like when swimming. Message to the resort. It looks like people enjoy working at the resort which makes it a better experience for me, so that must mean they are treated well, but I did notice they work long days (in the heat) and some seem tired. I don't like to see people abused or taken advantage of (for our benefit) so please continue to treat these hard working people well.

  • Miriam M : Bristol, Connecticut
Disappointed

We just returned from a week stay at the Iberostar Dominicana in a junior sweet.The room was old, the toilet ran non stop, wrong size toilet seat, no walk in stand up shower. Old fashioned tub and shower combo.We asked immediately for a room change and upgrade immediately, willing to pay the difference. Was told none available!Most days the maid forgot towels, bathmat, shampoos etc. Constantly had to call room service.The buffet was the worst we've ever had at an all inclusive. The steak house was our saving grace. The Asian restaurant was also decent. You can only make three reservations in a one week period leaving nothing but the buffet as your choice. ALL of their food was overcooked, the cheeses were melted looking and the cold cuts also had a sheen to them. Fresh fruits were delicious, but one can only eat so many of them.Be aware of a sales pitch to purchase the "Iberostar" way. Not a time share, but equivalent to the same. We were told it wasn't a sales promotion, LIE, by Bolivar at the main desk. Wait staff very friendly, will go out of their way to help. Nightly entertainment was EXCELLENT. The beach was beautiful but tons of seaweed when the tide changed.Total lack of AC throughout the resort. Lack of AC in the airport as well.Won't be going back. Will instead go back to Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Much better food and stellar rooms for a junior suite.

  • representin757 : Tampa, Florida
Quick 3 day wedding visit

I'm a frequent traveler and this is my 3rd trip to the Dominican Republic. This was my first stay at an Iberostar property. I will start with the negative and then end on a positive note. Check in was below standards. I arrived at 2:15 pm and did not get checked into my room until 4:30pm. I paid for an ocean view villa/suite and they assign a interior hotel room. After getting that mix up corrected they gave me an interior villa (still not what I paid for). That night dining experience was horrible also, after waiting hours for the room mix up just wanted something nice to eat. There are numerous option to choose from but there is a catch. Depending on your length of stay is how many times you can dine at a particular restaurant. Also you have to make reservations by noon for your preferred choice. If you don't make reservations your forced to eat at a buffet. We where not happy and not told this when trying to dine. We where treated pretty bad by the dining faculty and management. Pros. The staff was always friendly and willing to help, golf carts are constantly riding around the property. They are more than happy to give you a ride around the large campus and you don't feel pressured to give a tip. The grounds are highly maintain except for the green algae in the ponds. If you are the traveler that just stays on property it's plenty of entertainment daily and nightly. It felt like a really large cruise ship. The Dominican hospitality is great as always but you must leave the property in order to receive true Dominicans culture. Not extremely happy but not disappointed

  • John M :
Food poisoning at the A La Care restaurant

Five of us visited Iberostar Domenicana the first week of August 2017. We were greeted by Oksana, the Amstar representative. She gave us information on the local excursions. I asked her about golf and specifically the Iberostar course located on the resort. She told me that the green fees were $150 plus cart rental and club rental and it would be well over $200. She suggested that we go to another course located off the resort. I didn't want to pay that much for golf so I did not sign up. On Wednesday of that week my wife and I took a ride to the pro shop at the Iberostar Golf Course to purchase a hat or shirt and when I asked the lady behind the desk the cost of golf she told me it was $125 which included green fees, club rental and cart rental. If you went after 2:00 pm it was only $99. I'm not sure why Oksana tried to direct me to a course off the resort. We went golfing at the Iberostar golf course on Thursday. It also included all you could drink plus a light snack. We had a great time. The excursion we did take was the zip lines and monkeyland. The zip Lines were great and Angel at Monkeyland was very good. The only problem is that Oksana told us we would be back at 2:00 and we got back at 5:30. They took us on a tour of how coffee and cocoa is made, something I was not interested in, but had to sit through anyway. This extra excursion took another 2 hours. Two of our group only wanted to do Monkeyland and the coffee tour and they went on the same van with us but had to sit and wait for 2 hours while the other 2 completed the zip lines. On Thursday we had reservations for the Steak House a la Carte restaurant. My wife and son had the same kind of steak, my granddaughter had a different type of steak, my daughter in law had the chicken and I had the salmon. On Friday, my wife and son got very ill with severe stomach pains, diarrhea and vomiting. Once we got back to the US they went to the doctor and both were diagnosed with food poisoning. Be careful what you eat! The pool and the beach were beautiful and Paulino in the buffet was excellent. He was by far the best person we encountered at Iberostar. He took very good care of all of us every time we went to the buffet. All in all the experience would have been much better if 2 of us did not get food poisoning. As I said earlier be careful what you eat. One other thing about our room that needed updating. The paint on the back of the bathroom door was peeling very badly. I don't consider this type of accommodation to be first class.

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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hour snacks and drinks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic beer, select International brand drinks and House Wine with meals
  • In-room mini-bar w/water, soft drinks and beer only
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Non-motorized watersports 1 hour/person/day:
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Boogie boards
  • Tennis
  • Billiards
  • Exercise room
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Disco and Sports bar, including drinks
  • Free admission to the Casino, drinks not included
  • 346 rooms in a 4-storey building with elevators
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 6 a la carte restaurants: Tropical, Mexican, Gourmet, Oriental, and Steakhouse, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • Ice cream parlour
  • 8 bars
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • 2 pools
  • 4 Jacuzzis
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Mini-mart
  • Gift shop and boutiques
  • Gym
  • Sauna and steambath
  • Health spa and massage services (fee)
  • Beauty salon
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Cocotal Golf Course nearby
  • Deep-sea fishing, Scuba diving, Horseback riding available (fee)

Standard Rooms include:

  • 1 king or two 3/4 beds plus sofa bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Small living area
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4 no more than 3 adults

Kids Deals - 1st child 2-12 stays and eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults. Time restrictions may apply. Please inquire for further details.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' Club, Playground, and wading pool. Babysitting services available (fee).

Stay at 1, Play at 2! - Guests of the Iberostar Dominicana have access to the facilities, restaurants and bars of the Iberostar Punta Cana.

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

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 Dominicana
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Iberostar Dominicana Hotel
Carretera Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 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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