Iberostar Costa Dorada Hotel

, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Iberostar Costa Dorada Hotel

, Puerto Plata
5 star

Rooms: 516

km. 4 Carretera Luperón - Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic Hotel Website | 8887740040
2503 Traveller

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10/10
The staff are wonderful
Submitted by: Hannah in 30/04/06
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
The best hotel I've stayed in, I normally stay at 5 star but this was wonderful. The staff made my holiday so enjoyable.
10/10
Absolutely Amazing!
Submitted by: Gaile in 20/04/06
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
That was the nicest place my family and I have ever stayed. We loved everything about the place. It had a huge variety of food and all the food was fabulous. The people who worked there (star friends) were so friendly and fun, we had a blast with them. The beach was gorgeous and the pool was the cleanest and most beautiful pool our family has ever seen. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The disco was a great place to dance and finish off the day. I would definitely recommend Iberostar Costa Dorada to anyone, it was absolutely amazing. ONe of the best trips ever!
9/10
Excellent service
Submitted by: Michelle in 26/03/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Dominican Republic
  • Traveller type: Honeymooners
Stayed at the iberostar costa dorada, very nice hotel, excellent food, excellent staff very friendly, entertainment wasn't up to much, however would return again at some point.
3/10
We were robbed!
Submitted by: Dawne in 05/03/06
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
The hotel was very nice, service was great. Our room was broken into and after many meetings with hotel management, we were told that they take NO repsonsibility for this! We know that the culprit was the maintenance man who replaced our fan, but the hotel manager said that they were NOT responsbile for anything!!! The thief stole gifts for our family who live in Dominican Republic (jewellery worth $1000) that we brought down for our grandchildren. We also learned from speaking to other people that others were robbed of passports, jewellery, credit card, cheques, etc. while there. Dangerous place, but the hotel said that this has never happened before and would not even offer an apology or discount or credit. We will NEVER stay there again!
10/10
Wonderful
Submitted by: Samantha Jones in 26/08/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
This is by far the best hotel we've ever stayed in. The staff are so wonderful, we've booked to go back for our honeymoon in July 06.
10/10
Really good
Submitted by: Lynne in 08/07/05
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Sun Seeker
I went to this hotel in June.. and it was so good! I wasn't sure at the beginning because I was at the south last year. But I loved it and I really really wanna go back.. the food can be repetitive but its good anyway.. The entertainment is amazing and they work so hard there 16 hours a day and only about £350 a month! It rained a few times but its still hot.
10/10
10 out of ten 10 relaxing holiday
Submitted by: Jessica Teodorini in 21/06/05
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
I have just come back today 22nd June from Iberostar with my partner. Well what can you say it was excellent the resort was just right no complaints what so ever. The whole resort clean and tidy, staff excellent and the food was gorgeous. Me and my partner will be definatley be returning.
10/10
Staff rock!
Submitted by: Stacy B in 22/06/05
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Sun Seeker
Beach was fab! Room was fab! Grounds were fab! Food was fab! The staff rocked! They were really cool always up for a laff n most ov em were cute like tun tun (sure he was called tum tum, but bin told i was rong) wilson, rolo, fransisco x2(diver too and the other diver) best holiday eva goin bk in 10 month cant wait! x
10/10
Best Holiday ever!!!
Submitted by: Ellen in 29/04/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Just returned from a 2 week break at this hotel......never been to a better place! The staff were superb, nothing was too much trouble, lovely friendly hard working people. The hotel was marvellous, great food, gorgeous pool & very clean beach. Rooms are cleaned everyday, i will definately be returning there 1 day!!!!
10/10
Surroundings are gorgeous!
Submitted by: Lee in 11/04/05
  • Age Group:
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type:
This is the best hotel I've ever stayed in! The rooms are spotless, surroundings are gorgeous! The food is really rich and the staff are something else. They start working really early in the morning and don't finish until last orders at night, for very little pay as well. I would definitely return to the Iberostar Costa Dorada. I have many happy memories there and I'd like to re-live them the best I can. For all you people traveling to the Dominican Republic, the Iberostar Costa Dorada is definitely the best hotel on the island!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Iberostar Costa Dorada Hotel

Fantastic

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I left our two children with gran parents and we stayed at the Iberostar for a week in February. We had a fantastic time with no real complaints. The staff are fantastic, smiling, friendly and helpful, room was clean and spacious. The pool area huge and fantastic with loads of sunbeds, although you have to get early for poolside seats. The food is plentiful with good choice, although on a daily basis very similar. Lots of activities if you want things to do but we just lazed on our sunbeds all week and that was fine too. Beach nice but nothing spectacular and the sea was a little bit sea weedy in places. All in all a great weeks holiday!

UNBELIEVABLE

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was in the Iberostar Costa Dorada this Christmas with my family! it was the most amazing trip EVER! beautiful weather, awesome view and the people were the best! i met alot of people from all over, especially some canadians and english girls! the best part was the nights, the staff were so friendly (some more than others...junior!)! but the disco was fun, and i would recommend this resort to any young people looking to have fun! the staff made my trip the best for me! julio, calvin, eduardo, vladimir, so good people! i will go back agian forsure! i miss all the people i met there! GO AND HAVE FUN!

Excellent choice for Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
We had the pleasure of staying at this resort for a week in Feb. /03. The resort was beautiful and the service was excellent. The food wasn't rated high on our list, alot of the food is prepared Dominican style. If your a salad eater bring your own salad dressing they only had two kinds and neither were very good. Don't expect a lot of seafood!! The staff are friendly and most speak english. We can't say anything bad about our stay, every vacation has it's ups and downs and everyone has their own expectations, I had a high expectation of the beach and I didn't find it that nice. I've read many reviews on this hotel and I think some people expect way more than they deserve, I highly recommend this resort to anyone who is looking to have a good time, their nightly entertainment is awesome.

the staff is amazing!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent two weeks this Christmas at the best place on earth - the Iberostar Costa Dorada! The resort was amazing (pool, food, disco, shows - all perfect!) It was great to be with family in such a wonderful place. I did have the opportunity to get to know the entertainers mentioned in an earlier review and they were nothing short of amazing! Extremely hospitable and friendly, they showed us the town and were nothing we couldn't handle. Part of our trip that was so special was making the friendships that we did - I couldn't have asked for anything better. The genuinely happy, friendly, "I love my job" attitude of the staff was overwhelming. What great people! What a great resort!

Awesome !

from A TripAdvisor Member
Jan 25 - Feb 1st. After some mix up with booking at Bahia Principe San Juan, we were upgraded to the Iberostar Costa Dorada. We were extremely impressed with this resort. We've been to other all inclusive trips in Cancun, and Tampico, Mexico but this resort does not even compare. It was definitely a 5 star rating. Right from when we arrived we were greeted with drinks and friendly service. The food was excellent including buffets and 3 a la cartes. Just remember boys no flip flops allowed at dinner - even in the buffet. The hotel lobby/bar was very clean and lush looking. We also really enjoyed Route 66 (the disco on site the resort). The pool was great with etertainment and the beach was nice as well. I've seen better beaches but we were there for an R&R and stayed by the pool anyway. The night entertainment was also great and enjoyable. Rooms in the resort were always clean and we received fresh flowers daily. Over all we had a great time and even met 5 other couples to keep in touch with. A great experience - thanks for the memories.

Paradise

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just got back from a two week stay at this resort. There was a group of 27 of us that went their for our wedding. It truly was paradise! The resort itself is so beautiful and spacious. The food was excellent as were the drinks! The wedding was equally as beautiful and the staff there made it so easy - there was no stress at all. Everyone in our group enjoyed their stay immensley. and were not ready to leave at the end of the two weeks. If you visit this resort, be sure to look for Domingo and Joselyn, as they are two of the sweetest people you will meet there.

Amazing

from A TripAdvisor Member
We visited the hotel back in September 2001 and this was my first time to the Carribbean and to an All Inclusine hotel so I had nothing to compare it to but I was so amazed by the whole hotel and experience.
There was nothing that we really missed or needed. The food was amazing the whole time (and I really find the food important). The staff were really friendly and although we found the entertainment very cheesy (Miss Iberostar with "who let the dogs out" in the background was a killer!!!!) they really did try so hard.
Went on two trips (Catamaran and Jungle tour) and both were fab!
Only negatives are people trying to sell you stuff on the beach and the fact the security guards have guns (quite freaky for British people!).
My only concern now is that I won't find anything quite as good. I am off to Varadero in Cuba and the reports I have read on this website have filled me with dread!

Gemma

Most Amazing Resort!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We ended up at Iberostar after a nightmare of a time at Superclubs Breezes and I couldn't have asked for more. The staff is fantastic, the food is great, the activities endless and the resort itself is beautiful! Great for couples or families. Iberostar is everything one could ever dream of.....and more.

Watch Out For Teenage Daughter

from A TripAdvisor Member
IMPORTANT: they had several Domincan guys working there as entertainment guys. these guys were sheep during the day and wolves at nite. several times, i saw them trying to take advantage of under-age tourist girls (like 16) while their parents were sleeping at nite. these girls were woed and taken advantage of by these semi-charming guys who were really only sexual predators. watch out for your young daughter ! dont leave her alone there at nite while you sleep in your room.

while the food variety was good, sometimes you couldnt eat it. the food looked better than it tasted. the fish was aweful. the taste was very sickening. the beef texture was like leather. they really need to get a better chef.
i have stayed at some 3-star places in the carribean and they had better quality food.
while they had 3 restaurants, you could only make reservations there between 8 and 11 in the AM !!!
it was impossible to get on the "free non-motorized water activities" list as these were always booked as we were told.
there were no waitors by the poolside, while many 3-star places have this.
the beach is really terrible. the sand is ugly brown and the sea is full of sea weed. almost noone ventured to take a swim in the sea.
there was no elevator. if you have arthritis or other condition like a bad heart, think twice about this 3-story hotel.

i must say however the service staff were curteous
and prompt. the rooms were clean and everything worked properly.

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from A TripAdvisor Member
My sister with son,my son and I went to Iberostar Costa Dorada hotel for the first time on March 28th 2002.We stayed for 7 nights.It was the best vacation for us.In February 14th 2003 my family and I will come again. See you soon!

Top Local Tips for Puerto Plata

Beaches The beaches in most of Puerto Plata aren't the white sand beaches of Punta Cana, so if you get the chance we went on the Monster Truck Safari tour which took us to a beautiful little private white sand beach and the Paradise Island tour where you can snorkel at the coral reef were great...

Crowded Tours Be careful of the the many "tours", even the ones sponsored by on-site tour operators. Our cross-island tour included visits to farm, locals' home, school, beachside luncheon, horseback riding and beach time - all way over-booked as we were constantly confronted by a series of other tours vising the exact same places at exactly the same time - 6 to 7 vehicles each holding 20 vacationers.

Popcorn at the ICD Go to the Pool/Snack bar around 4:30 p.m. They make popcorn.

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  • Address: km. 4 Carretera Luperón - Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic
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