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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.
Our group (family reunion) traveled to Iberostar Dominicana from 07/12 - 07/17. We had 24 people in our group and 10 rooms occupied. We truly enjoyed our vacation to Punta Cana and will definitely be back for a re-visit in the near future to this Oasis in the Dominican Republic. Iberostar Dominicana has some amazing staff members that deserve to be highlighted for their personalized service. They truly made our vacation unforgettable. Joselito in the lobby bar, Miguel from the Higuey Restaurant, and Jose from the Marinero Restaurant were all amazing, and deserve kudos for a job well done! Also, all of the housekeeping staff were extremely nice, and worked extremely hard to keep our rooms clean and tidy! Hats off to all of you!With regards to the items that the hotel needs to work on, the attention to detail that needs to be given to groups is lacking. As the group leader for our family reunion, I was expecting to receive some communication with regards to the arrival process, room assignment process, restaurant reservations, etc. I did not receive anything prior to our arrival. When I initially made the reservation for the rooms, I specifically requested for all of our rooms to be placed near each other, instead, we were placed in opposite ends of the building and in numerous floors. This made it very difficult for me to keep track of everyone and communicate with my family with all of the happenings of our trip. Secondly, I emailed weeks prior to our arrival about making a restaurant reservation for the whole group, so that we were able to have a farewell dinner on Sunday 07/16 @ 8 PM (to which I received no response). Come to find out, when we arrived to check in to the hotel, our restaurant reservation was made for Saturday 07/15 @ 7 PM instead. We had itineraries printed with this information, as everyday was filled with activities. The hotel could not change the reservation, and we were forced to have our farewell dinner one night early, and at a restaurant not of our choosing. These may seem like miniscule things, but when we specifically planned to have a farewell dinner together, it was hard, because we wanted to end our trip with as much excitement, as we had started it!The hotel needs to put a little more focus on groups to ensure that all details have been met. There was some important information that I wish I would have known prior to our arrival so that we can plan accordingly, and ensure that everyone in my party was on the same page. There is nothing worse than having to "answer" to your family, when you yourself do not know how to answer them.There were also some room issues where my brother's room AC did not work for the duration of the whole stay even though numerous requests were made, and another person in my group complained that her room smelled of "plumbing" issues.All in All, the vacation was phenomenal, and everyone in the group had an amazing time, but if there was some communication before our arrival, I feel like these miniscule issues could have easily been avoided.
One of the best vacation ever, the hotel personal are the best they make feel like you are part of their family, the waitress at the main buffet they have no comparison plus the food you can't ask for more definitely, keep going guys you are doing a great job
My family and I had our first visit to Punta Cana. I was nervous about booking a place that we would enjoy. I read many reviews of many places and people do a lot of complaining but you never know how bad things really were. Everyone has their own opinions.... well our stay was fantastic!! The best!!! The food was AMAZING!! My family can be picky but they had everything covered. The room was nice also. Clean towels everyday. All the staff were nice and greeted us with smiles. The ladies at the bar at the pool we sweet to my girls and always dancing and smiling. The bartender at the steakhouse buffet remembered what I was drinking and very nice. Bruno Mars danced with my daughter and I during a Fourth of July celebration. Not the real Bruno Mars but my nine year old thought so;) Christopher our guest service was helpful also. Definitely we will return . Very happy. Very rested.
Wonderful resort, food was good, staff were awesome. Had no trouble with anything was a pleasure to stay there. Spent most of our days by the pool, no swim up bar which is one of my favourite things when going to a resort but the bartenders would bring your drinks poolside and we would tip them. We had a group of 23 Newfoundlanders and a good time was had by all!!
Our 12th visit to Iberostar Dominicana was fantastic again! However: this year we have criticism and concern about the quality of Iberostar Dominicana / Punta Cana about their attention to us as guests of their resorts.At the beach of Dominicana and Punta Cana, 15 of the 50 frontline shaded parasols are taken for members in the front row (right by the sea). Members are holidaymakers of the four Iberostar-resorts who pay as member of the membership club extra for membership, sometimes up to 25,000 Euro a year! This includes holiday rentals and services. For the guests of Dominicane and Punta Cana this means that 30% of the available beach area is reserved for members. So 100% of the guests have to do with 70% of the previously available space. This year was fully-booked for one of the weeks and on the beach it seemed like an anthill of hustle and bustle! In addition, the members drink freshly squeezed orange juice, while "we" had to take pleasure in this year's breakfast with an aqueous / sweet orange syrup. In previous years we used to have the fresh squeezed juice. Less beach space is not compensated by Iberostar by allowing us to beach bed in the shade (and beach bar) at Iberostar Bavara or Grande. We were sent straight away at the beach bar at Bavaro and Grande with our wrong color wristband as unwelcome guest. "Our beach at Dominicana and Punta Cana was welcomed to the (well paying) members, but we were unwanted as guests of the beach bar of Bavaro and Grande! There were also relatively many employees employed to receive and retrieve candidate members to join. Throughout the day they we brought up and down by electric car trolleys from the Iberostar resorts to invite them to be members to the club. The employees in question were very proud of their attitude and expressed no interest in "lowering" themselves to communicate to us as "second-rate visitors". We did not see much about the management (manager and room manager). In previous years you encountered the (room) manager on the premises and could made a chat. This year we met them only a few time. For us, this is not the right way, and this is a serious reason for us to choose another destination next year. Unfortunately, for the last 12 years we have had a great time with Iberostar Domonicana/Punta Cana!
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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