Iberostar Dominicana Hotel

, Higuey, Dominican Republic
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Iberostar Dominicana Hotel

, Higuey

Rooms: 590

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from A TripAdvisor Member
Our gang just got back from a relaxing trip. The weather was great. Don't go by the forcast. It said it was going to rain all week, but we just had passing storms at night. PROBLEMS::::::::::::: We stayed at IBEROSTAR Dominican and the other guests stayed on the punta cana side.. ~~~POSITIVES~~~The beach is nice, no people selling stuff all day. The resort must own the beach. The drinks are not too bad. The people seem nice, and the resort is kept up. now for some ~~~~~Negatives~~~~~~~~~~~ which will probably keep me from Punta Cana again. -The food was pretty bad. Working in NYC, this was unacceptable. Food was kept outside for hours. Flys were sitting on the cheese and salad, meat was undercooked, and rolls and fruit were old. All of us have stomach problems. The room had lots of MOLD it it. I am talking about a sheet on the walls and curtains. Other then the maids not filling up the frig, and the ants, mold could be have long term effects on humans. The frozen drinks where water. They dont know how to use a blender in this resort. they use a little frozen machine to add ice. This is used all day, and doesnt have a chance to freeze. So, at the busy bars, your pina colada is in SODA GLASS and is in a liquid form. <:><:><:><:>Although I do have to concede the Iberostar provided great service, many activities, and a good nightlife...the "star friends" are not what they seem. Most of them are sexual predators, so women, beware. I've seen them grope girls as young as 16. I also heard of one of the star friends who grabbed women sexually and asked them to sleep with them in a hotel. Don't let your women travel alone!! The star friends also ask people for money, and phone numbers for girls. As they did to my daughter. I filed several complaints with the customer service office. She said it wasn't any of her business. Do not go into this cust. serv. office, for that it is full of flys. The main purpose of some of these employees is to find a wife and get a green card. (talk to the locals, and you will learn a lot) ALSO< watch out for the bannana boat. I watched them ride over the reef and god forbid if they fall off when they are over that............Other then the Star friends trying to have sex with little girls, the biggest problem of the trip was when my wife walked in the room, and saw the maid trying to hide something. She had one of our suitcases in the bathroom. WHY? we filed another complaint and asked to see the Manager. They gave us some BS again, and got another maid.....From all the places I have been to, I think we may be heading back to the Virgin Islands next year. At least you could walk outside the resort and feel somewhat safe........

Best Vacation Ever Taken

from A TripAdvisor Member
i went to punta canta on july 14th for 7 days it was the best vacation I've ever taken to be in an exotic place like that it was just great and the activities are great. The shows at night are amazing very fun. The people at the hotel including the people at the help desk are so friendly they help you with everything even though they dont speak great english lol if I'm going to go on vacation agian anytime soon i would defintitley go back to punta cana and definitley stay at the iberostar dominicana.


from psgmolina
My wife and I just returned from the Iberostar Dominicana on August 2nd. We stayed for 5 nights. I had stayed at other Resorts in Punta Cana but this was the best. The beach was just breathetaking, the pool was just huge, and the food was unbelievable. I mean if you do not find what you want to eat, drink or do then you with the different activities available then something is wrong with you. The room was nice and clean and the people were great. I agree with the other review about the shows, they were great everyday. Would definitely go back next year when our son is more of age. LOVED IT!!

Loved Iberostar

from A TripAdvisor Member
Punta Cana is beautiful, I just returned on July 30th. I stayed with family for 9 nights. Food was okay. Fresh Fruits were great. The beach was ok BUT If you are going with kids be careful. You will find Topless European Women allover the beaches. My opinion as an American I think they should have designated area If they wanna be Naked. Those women did not care. We noticed 6-9 years old little girs without clothes in front of their families. When we keep children away from certain TV Shows and keep them away from nudity etc and in Punta Cana specially European women display everything everywhere so look out. Outback Safari is great. Manati Park is ok. I don't recomend. Sauna Island is great. I recomend this place.


from A TripAdvisor Member
I just returned from the Dominican Republic Iberostar Resort, and all I have to say is that I am in love! It was the most amazing and spectacular place I have ever been to, and I have been to many resorts around the world.

not safe for women!

from A TripAdvisor Member
me and my wife recently visited the iberostar dominicana where she was sexually assualted on the grounds of the hotel while walking to our room. I would not refer this resort to anyone. please rethink before you book a vacation here .

The truth and then some

from A TripAdvisor Member
Well, well.... when half of the flight coming back home is unhappy you know something is not right. The resort facility is very clean and is well maintained. The property houses 3 hotels. Punta Cana, Dominicana & Bavaro...... we got upgraded to a Bavaro room. Rooms were very nice service was good. We have traveled extensively and this was not our first all-inc vacation. The Dominicans are decent people but by far are not as friendly to their customers unlike in Mexico USVI, BVI, etc. The beach is beautifull but you need to get there by 9 am to reserve a chair .... they say its not allowed but its the only way to get a good spot. (we have gotten into an argument with a couple from Holland who just threw our towells down made a scene on the beach and told us ...
thats why "we hate Americans".... imagine World War III almost started over towels =) In reality the food is plenty but no spices are almost used. The people in the resort told us that they cook for international clientelle thu the food is bland..... imagine cooking for the French and having the food bland! anyhow, the resort was pretty.... nice rooms decent service but once again the staff are not as friendly as in other countries. We left with the following seniment. DR is a very pretty place with relatively friendly people who want your money and will go to anylengths to get it. So here is the advice...... if you choose to go to DR choose a different resort than IBEROSTAR RESORTS

Not what I expected

from cardinal
Just came back from D.R. and boy was I disapointed. This is one island that I will never go back to. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the hotel. It was the weather and travel aspects, that were a nightmare. When you arrive at the airport, in Punta Cana, it's like stepping back in time. All the money that this country makes off of tourisim and this is the best they can do? The people that live there should be embarrassed. It is not only extremely hot and humid, but dirty and decrepited. Then comes the ride to the resorts. Not only are the roads in terrible condition, there is NOTHING to look at. It's like landing in the middle of the jungle. As far as the Iberostar property, I would give it a 2 to 3 star rating. They people there do try there best and the landscape and beach is nice. We were unfortunate to have rain EVERY DAY that we were there, so there really wasn't anything to do. One major problem we encountered though, was communicating with the staff. English was not spoken or understood very well, throughout the resort. My final opinion, is that I will leave the D.R. to the Europeans. The locals seem to treat them better, so they can have it.

Fantastic Holiday

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just had an amazing week at The Iberostar Dominicana. As we were travel agents we decided on Dominican Rep as we seem to be selling a lot of it lately. We chose this hotel as is looked like one of the best in the brochure. We travelled with First Choice Holidays. The flight was the only bad thing about this holiday. We flew with Brittania from Gatwick to La Romana (Why not Punta Cana????), as a result the transfer took about 2 hours!! The flight was average but the seat pitch is disgusting at 29 inches, and only 1 movie on a 9 hour flight!! On arrival at the hotel we were checked in in no time (with a cockltail). I travelled with a work mate so we shared a twin room. The room was large and very comfortable. Ceiling fans and air conditioning are provided. The room was spotless and the mini-bar well stocked with cool drinks which are part of the all inclusive package. If you want your bar restocked daily I suggest leaving a tip for the maid. We had great views of the lush tropical and well manicured gardens. You will find peacocks, flamingos, chickens and ducks strutting around freely. The gardens are prestine and very well maintained. Every memeber of staff would acknowledge you with a smile and an "Ola". Nothing seemed to be to much trouble. The beach as you would expect is possible one of the best I've been on. Pure white sands and crystal and turqouise coloured water. The sea itself is safe to swim in and warm. The pools were fantastic and there were plenty of sunbed to choose from if you got there min morning. Getting to the pool in the afternoon sometimes meant having to lie in the sun - but hey - first come first served! Cocktails, soft drinks, coffee are on tap whenever you want from the bars dotted all over the place. Food. Where do I start. Big hint - try booking the restaurants as soon as you get there, and try asking for extra reservations. We were there for 7 nts and were entitled to 3 reservations - we ended up with 5. The La Sibila a la carte was my favourite for the lobsreakfast is buffet and has every possible thing you could want - from waffles and pancakes to a full hot fry up. Food is fresh and hot. If you are not picky then there is something for everyone. Luch time was hamburgers/salad/fries/fish/pizza/fruit from the beach bar. I have been to Cuba and Jamaica and must say that I was very impressed and will from now on recommend Iberostar hotels whenever possible. Activities ranged from doing your own thing without any fuss to volleyball/water aerobics/water polo/paragliding/pedaloes etc. We only did one trip. Sanoa Island with its prestine white beaches, green palms and blue waters was worth the full day. Out by catamaran back by speedboat with lunch and drinks included. This hotel resort (Punta Cana/Dominicana/Bavaro) will continue to do well if the level of service is maintained and the food and activities remain excellent value for money. Another important issue for us were the animals. The Resort seems to have created its in mini-eco system with its ponds and fountains dotted all over the place alive with animals - from the tropical fish and birds to the turtles swimming freely in the hotel foyer pond! Have an open mind and don't expect to be like home and I'm sure you will have the best holiday possible.

Fabulous Beaches

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from a 5 night stay at the Iberostar Dominicana in Punta Cana. These beaches were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, not one pebble in the sand or one seaweed strand in the aqua blue water. The Iberostar takes great care of the grounds which are very expansive since it offers 3 different resorts in one. The buffet had a great variety, but for those of you who have been on an all inclusive vacations before remember we are talking buffet food not a gourmet restaurant. The pineapple was terrific and the variety of breads and croissants was amazing and very good too. You can also dine at a choice of 4 restaurants. We tried the Mexican restaurant and the Tropical, both were good, but the Tropical offered you the ability to try some real Dominican food. Iberostar offers many non motorized water sports including snorkeling and kayaking, but if you plan to use the equipment for more than 1 hour a day you will encounter a charge. One very important tip is to make sure you reserve your beach chairs early in the morning despite the fact that the resort frowns upon that by 7am all of the chairs under the thatch beach huts were taken. The overall all inclusive experience the Iberostar offers is one of the best in Punta Cana and is well worth your money. The only negative was the 2 very small very hard double beds. Also there are a variety of off sight packages that are available for a reasonable fee.

Top Local Tips for Higuey

Limited Shopping at the Resort Bring small bills to barter with the locals. Most items are nothing special.

Drinking water May want to take antidiarrheal medication and antibiotics just in case.... you can buy at the pharmacy, but very expensive.

The Dominican peolpke Some of the most friendly people in the world.


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