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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.
Location: Directly on Bavaro Beach, next to the Iberostar Bavaro Resort, 60 minutes to Higuey, 30 minutes from the airport.
My hujsband and I stayed at the Iberostar Dominicana in Punta Cana from Nov.1 - Nov. 15, 2016. It is a beautiful - and we noticed the orchids - clean resort. We liked the food, the quiet beach area with the island feeling, enjoyed the nightly shows. A friendly hello to the bartenders at the Lobby Bar Quisqyueya, especially Francisco, Jensie and Johnny. The surprise birthday gift for my husband was a really nice touch. Mr. Hector, thank you for a wonderful vacation. Horst and Inge, (Room 4283)
When we arrived at 3 pm our room wasn't ready. It would be in 1 hour. Ok, we said, we will have a drink (no welcome drink!!) at the bar. At 4 the room wasn't ready. We said ok again, the room would be ready at 5. Guess what, at 5 no room!! At 6 I had enough and insisted to go to the room, after a 9 hour flight and waiting so long I just wanted to unpack and rest!It wasn't the cleaning of the room, they were rebuilding it! So... we had no toiletpaper-holder, the sink had no water stop, no laundry bag, the bath was in an aweful state, the curtain (!!!!) rings were broken..The next day, the floor in front of the wardrobe was soaking wet, there was obviously a waterleak coming from the roof. The second day the toiletpaper (that we put on the floor) was wet! And yes, another waterleak! So we put our towels on the floor!!Asked for another room, guess what? Fully booked they said! We were there for 3 weeks ad placed towels on the floor every day...The food was very average... But anyway, thanks to our lovely chambermaid Marta who gave our stay lots of extras, and the animation team, Pantera the black panter, Big Momma, Maria and ALL the team, they brighten up your day!!Not going back...
Recently returned from a week at this place. Given a room full of moldy smell/dampness as a result of an air conditioner poorly maintained. Waited hours for another room/ NO upgrade offered. Grounds are maintained nicely but rooms need major overhaul. TV didn't work and one day we had no water to bathe. Water is not purified so you need bottled water to brush your teeth. Multiple falls observed around the pool as the tiles are slippery. Food is terrible: foods that should be cold ie milk products, yogurt are not cold; foods that should be hot are cold. have travelled to many destinations and have never experienced such a place! Some staff are friendly, others make NO eye contact.
Just returned yesterday. Was an awful stay. Room definitely had mold and our floor was soaken wet, had no running water! Immediately went to desk for room change and got a run around. Got new room, no up grade after hours of waiting.. The food was horrible. What was supposed to be hot was not and what was supposed to be cold was not. The pool area is beautiful, but very slippery. Saw a few people fall. Pray for sunshine because if it rains there is not a thing to do at this resort...
My husband and I visited the Iberostar Dominicana last week. We had a lovely time there! The beach is fabulous with plenty of chairs and shade!The hotel is immaculately kept - spotlessly clean, grounds are beautifully manicured. We had a junior suite with a king bed, separate living area and a good size balcony. Don't expect a view of anything other than other buildings and gardens - there don't seem to be any rooms with views of the ocean.The swimming pools are lovely and never crowded - lots of chairs and umbrellas around.The are lots of choices for dining and if you are staying for a week, you can reserve at 3 a la carte restaurants. The buffet had lots of choices, but the beef and pork were always overcooked. The chicken and turkey were done just right. The hot food was never hot. Our dinner at Rock Star café was good, but the plate was filled with way too much chicken and not enough vegetables. The seafood restaurant was very good - we had the grouper, which was excellent. The steak house dinner was terrible - the rib steak was cooked properly but was very tough, the potato was hard and cold, the corn on the cob was so overcooked it was inedible, and the tomato tasted terrible. Our dinner at the French restaurant tasted good, but everything was just lukewarm. Overall, the food was a disappointment!We didn't see much of the nightly entertainment because we found the theatre way too smoky (even though it is outside). There were a lot of smokers and it was hard to find somewhere, other than the restaurants, with no smoking!We did golf one day and had a fabulous day on the course. The cost was $85 plus club rentals $40 (we had a coupon for $25 off), so the cost for both was $225. They provide drinks on the course and lunch after (you have to buy a drink at the 19th hole to get lunch). We did not like the constant badgering to attend a breakfast presentation at the Bavaro. Iberostar is trying to sell club membership and the staff tries to high pressure you to get you to attend. We hate that kind of thing and did not go. It would be much better if they just provided some literature and let us decide if we are interested or not.The people who work at the hotel are the best. They are friendly and helpful and very cheerful! Hats off to Julia in the buffet restaurant who looked after us every day. She was a delight!Overall, we enjoyed our stay but probably wouldn't go back.
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
- 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:
- Boogie boards
- Exercise room
- 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
- 2 pools
- 4 Jacuzzis
- 3 tennis courts
- Gift shop and boutiques
- 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
- Ceiling fan
- Small living area
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- 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.
Resort Location Map
Iberostar DominicanaPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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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