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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.
Great stay, friendly staff great service. Food repetitive. Rooms clean and great size of rooms. There was a man who was barely wearing anything walking around sometimes dressed as a woman. The bars were great but if you’re getting Coca Cola you’re form the uk say coke as I got some ice drink.
Just had the best stay at this hotel. We stayed in room 4377. The room was very clean and comfortable overlooking the grounds. The hotel twins with the Punta Cana so it is like one hotel. No problem with this at all. The food was excellent in the buffet aswel as specialist restaraunts. We thought the steakhouse and Rock Café were the best. The hotel was very clean and visually very nice. Some damage had been done by the hurricane affecting the theatre for a couple of nights, again no problem. A stage was put on the beach. The entertainment for adults and children was fantastic. The team worked very hard all day. By the end of the holiday they were like friends. The rest of the staff, well what can I say. Reuben on reception was the best. We loved him and nothing was too much trouble. Everytime we needed something he was the man and every night we just went for a chat with him. Paulina behind the bar was lovely and bubbly also Nelly. Francisco was full of fun. Its hard to comment on all the staff as they were all lovely and friendly. Even the workman working on the theatre always had a hello. Victor on the entertainment was very amusing as were all of them. What else is there to say? It was a great holiday in a great place with fantastic people. Will definitely return one day. Once again a big Hello to Reuben from the girls in 4377. We are just about coping without him!!
We stayed here from 14/09 to 28/09 . On arrival we were very impressed with the reception area and we were checked in by a nice man very quickly and we're given a refreshing welcome drink. The room (4305) was large and very clean with a massive bed and plenty of storage. Our cleaning lady Raquel did a marvellous job while we were there and kept the fridge well stocked and we always had plenty of clean towels.The grounds are beautiful and the the staff work very hard keeping them looking so niceNow about the food...we have stayed in quite a few all inclusive hotels in the Caribbean and this one has got to be the worst. We are not fussy eaters at all but we struggled with the food here. There wasn't much choice and it was very repetitive. I was ill with diarrhoea for about five days in the first week and ended up having to see the doctor. My wife had the same problem the second week. One example of the food not being good was when my wife had a burger on a bun and when she cut it in half it was raw, the bun was red with the blood off the burger! This is such a lovely hotel but something needs to be done about the food.The entertainment staff work hard and have so much energy but we felt like we couldn't relax and just sit there in the bar without them keep coming over too you and asking you to dance...one even sat down at our table and drank my wife's drink! It was the same on the beach with one after another keep coming over and telling you things and asking if you wanted to do some activity. We just wanted some peace and quiet.We didn't sit around the pool as it was very noisy. There were always plenty of sun loungers no matter what time of day.AFTER MARIAI must say the hotel staff did an amazing job making sure we were all safe, bringing some food and candles to the room and sending letters to the room with instructions about what to do. The day after the hurricane the grounds looked like a war zone but the staff got to work and still with smiles on their faces cleaned what they could. Within three days they had cleared most of it and we're cutting up the large fallen trees.We did have problems only having one buffet restaurant and others with holes in the roofs. It's not much fun trying to eat with rain coming through the roofThe staff are a credit to this hotel and are genuinely lovely people but beware Wilson who will try and charm you to get you to go for breakfast as vip and offer you gifts...it's just a form of timeshare!
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 my husband and I went to the Dominican Republic for our vacation. This was our 17th trip to this beautiful country. We always stay at either Iberostar Punta Cana or its twin, Iberostar Dominicana. We have enjoyed these resorts for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the employees of the resort are always happy, smiling and work very hard to make the guests comfortable.The grounds keepers maintain the beautiful gardens and the cleanest beach. I know because my husband and I like to walk on the beach. We pass many other resorts, and they are not as clean as the Iberostar beaches. Every morning the pool and seating area around the pools are cleaned. There are so many palapas (umbrellas) around the pool as well as on the beach. Again, not all resorts have them. Fresh beach towels are available all day. The maids do a spectacular job of cleaning the rooms. They also go out of their way to make sure the guests have a stocked refrigerator with their favorite beverages, plenty of bottled water, tea bags and coffee everyday. They also make the cutest towel animals and shapes with flowers to decorate your room.I can not say enough about the food service. Every meal is displayed artistically. It always amazes me when I see the many different foods available to the guests. The specialty restaurants are all wonderful. We especially love the French and the Steakhouse restaurants. All the food is delicious and fresh.The entertainment group is outstanding. They have so much energy. I'm always impressed that all of them speak multiple languages...Spanish, English, German, French and some even more.This group sings and dances, exercises, plays games, and generally makes you smile all day and night. Their leader, Maria, has been with Iberostar for quite a while. It's been fun watching her grow into her leadership role.We love to go back because we have made friends with people who work there and love seeing them year after year. It always impresses me that they, who see thousands of guests in a year, still remember us and fondly greet us when we are there. In the main dining room about ten years ago we met a young man, Jose, who still works there. He always remembers us and asks how the other members of our family are doing. We also love Juana and Magnolia. They too have served us for quite a few years and always remember us. Every time we come to our Dominican home (Iberostar) we meet many new and interesting people. This year, Yineiry was one who stood out. She was so helpful and her sweet smile lit up the room. Of course we have a very special friend there. Missy Foy, Room Division Manager, has made each of our trips special. She makes us feel like we are home. This year she became my hero. I'll discuss how and why in a bit.Iberostar runs like a well oiled machine. Everyone knows their job and they are all great at what they do. The person who is responsible for this well oiled machine is the director, Helena Santos. She is an amazing leader.This trip was different than any of our trips. This time hurricane Maria caused some trouble. Our trip was over on Wednesday, Sept 20th. We headed to the airport at 9 am, hoping that we could leave the island before Maria's approach, but our flight was cancelled at 12:30 pm just as the wind and rain began to howl. The airport was already closed. We weren't sure what to do. I texted Missy Foy, and told her of our problem. I asked if we could return to the resort. She was ready for us. As we pulled up to the lobby of the resort we could see that the staff was in the midst of moving guests to safer rooms away from the beach. They were receiving directions from a very busy Missy Foy, who saw us getting out of the taxi. She had a very safe room ready for us. The staff was delivering meals, milk and candles to all the guests. We all hunkered down for a very windy, rainy night, but I was so grateful I was at my Iberostar with my friends.The next morning, I saw that my Iberostar had lost some palm leaves, trees and roof tiles. But I also saw the Iberostar team springing into action to quickly make the necessary repairs. The dining room had put out an amazing breakfast spread.We were there until the next flight to Philadelphia which was Saturday. However, by Friday, just a day and a half after Hurricane Maria, people were back in the pool and enjoying wonderful meals in the dining room.At the airport, we met other American travelers who stayed in other resorts. No one had been treated as well as we were. Some resorts closed and boarded up, leaving the guests nowhere to go when our flight was cancelled. Some went to shelters and slept on cots for three days. All I can say is Iberostar knows how to treat and take care of their guests. I will always return to my Caribbean home with my Iberostar family.
The hotel was pretty nice, although a little outdated. For the most part, the staff members were friendly and lively. The beach is not as clear as other areas in the Dominican Republic; there was a lot of seaweed that washed ashore as well. Unfortunately I was there during Hurricane Maria. They hotel did a pretty good job at keeping everyone safe. A couple of things they could have done differently was advise the guests that a hurricane was coming. We knew there was one coming, but a lot of others did not know until the day of, so they didn't have time to plan ahead or make arrangements. All of the restaurants and bars closed down. For dinner they came and gave us only salad and fruit. one container of each per 2 people. The salad didn't come with any dressing and it tasted as if it hadn't been washed. This was not enough food to last from early afternoon until early morning next day. Room service wasn't even able to deliver some milk for the baby. During one of the day's I was staying there, my family and I went to the buffet area to have some lunch. All of the tables were dirty. We asked a waiter if he could clear a table up for us and he responded by saying that he would only do it if he was tipped. I then asked a different waiter for some utensils and he came back with used ones, it was really gross. We then asked for water and they said they would be right with us and never came, so then I got up to get my own water, and was receiving nasty looks from the waiters. I enjoyed my few days there, the staff members could use a little more training on how to speak to their guests and how to deal with them if a natural disaster were to happen and they have been scheduled to check out. Also, be careful leaving clothing outside to dry, small animals can get into the pockets and make their way back home with you.
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.
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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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