We (my GF & I, *GAY FRIENDLY) stayed at the Iberostar (Costa Dorado) Feb.14-19, 2013 and we had a wonderful time. No complaints. Thefood was great, the service was excellent, the entertainment was non-stop, the grounds were clean, the gym/spa was up to date, the pool was enourmous with plenty of activities going on all day, the beach was beautiful, and the staff were extremely helpful. The food: was offered 24 hrs a day, from Brazillian cuisine to local dishes; outstanding. The entertainment: every night, gave us no reason to leave the resort. Everynight was a 'theme', with live music, and lot's of dancing, we had a great time! Plus there's a disco that opens @ 11pm everynight, so the party continues into the early morning. The entertainment crew, work their butts off! The grounds: were very clean, take notice of the tropical scent while walking to your room. The room is a little damp, given that it is a tropical island, it kind of comes with territory. The staff: most speak multiple languages and all speak English. Whatever we needed, the staff was very helpful in providing. From a taxi to information, very helpful. The gym/spa: the gym has treadmills, elipticals, bicycles, nautilus, and weights. The spa offers a full menu of services. The beach: we're from Boston, we have seaweed and red tide up here. The water is refreshing but, rough. There is some seaweed but, that comes with the territory. There was a wonderful seabreeze and plenty of chairs. The pool: very big and a section for kids. Much hotter by the pool, no seabreeze! Plenty of chairs around the pool. We went and ventured out to Carnival, Damajagua, and to the Casino next door. The Carnival was a bit interesting. Glad we got to experience it. Damajagua was incredible. This was very exhausting and energtic! We hiked for approx. 6 miles on the day, slid down waterfalls, and jumped off cliffs! The Casino's small but, right next door to the hotel. It was good to experience it. Couple of tips before you go: TIP! The entertainment team (GG, Kerling, Joselito, Aris, Beanie, & Babyface)work their BUTTS OFF! Get to know them when you first arrive, take notice of how hard they work, & TIP THEM! The bartenders, work hard, TIP THEM! The maids, will keep your fridge stocked everyday as long as you TIP THEM everyday! No tip, no spring water, it's simple! Bring dollar bills for tips. We brought used baseballs, Crayola markers, & notebooks to pass out to the local children. When I gave a kid a baseball, it was like giving them gold! My GF & I, were completely accepted & comfortable. We never ran into any type of difficulties. We can't wait to go back!
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On behalf of Mr. Pedro Morales, Hotel Manager, we would like to thank you for having chosen Iberostar Costa Dorada Hotel for your holidays and for taking the time to post a review about your stay among us.
We would like to express how glad we are to read that you and your friend were very satisfied with your experience during your stay due to the excellent service provided by our staff, our varied gastronomy, the wide options for daily and nightly entertainment and the beauty of our premises. In Iberostar Hotels and Resorts those are part of our guiding principles to ensure our valuable costumers memorable holidays. We have congratulated GG, Kerling, Joselito, Aris, Beanie, and Babyface whose service made a difference during your visit.
We are looking forward to welcome you back; please feel free to contact us before your arrival.
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