Got back from the Dominicana on Sunday the 8th of September, after a weeks stay. This was out second time there and for the most part we were not disappointed. We Love this resort! The food was above average for most resorts we have stayed at and if I was expecting a 5 star US restaurant then I'd eat in the states and pay $100.00 a plate to eat. As it was I gained 10lbs. which I am now trying to loose. You will not walk away hungry.
The room was great A/C worked great, and Alicia did an excellant job. Always clean towels, fridge refilled, and all we had to do is ask for extra coffee and creamer and we got it every day. I will say that the room smelled a little musty, but a quick spray of Febreeze and a dryer sheet put on the cold air return, fixed that little problem.
Another lady that deserves a lot of credit cleans the mens and womens restrooms down at the poolside restaurant, La Marimba. those restrooms are the cleanest we have ever used. She worked non-stop the week we were there, always wiping down the vanities, restrooms, and keeping the floors clean. We are sorry we didn't write her name down.
We are beach people, so we spent a lot of time at the La Marimba, and the beach bar, Tambora. The food at the breakfast and lunch buffet always had a lot to offer. Francesco, always had two beers at our table as soon as he spotted us. Another waiter, Emillo also went out of his way to make sure everthing was alright. The bartenders at the beach bar were fabulous. As the week went on they knew what you wanted. They were all so friendly and fun to be around, Greysson usually waited on us, and we loved him!! When you read other reviews about watered down drinks don't believe them.
The Star Friends go out of their way to talk to you and hopefully get you to participate in the activities. Pablo, aka Superman, stopped by our chairs to talk to us every chance he got. As much as he wanted us to participate, he wanted to make sure everything was alright for us. The other Star Friend was Batman, which we are sorry we can't remember his real name, was fun to talk to. They will make your day fun.
We did have dinner at two of the al carte restaurants, La Marimba, and La Sibala. The service and meal were excellant at both. We also found the buffet Higuey, to be a great choice also at dinner. There was to much to choose from. Our waitress at that restaurant told us to call her Naddi, as her first name is really long. On the nights we ate at the buffet she always had our wine choice ready at the table. The buffet has so many choices you would not need to book the al carte restaurants, or be upset if you can't get into the ones you want. Book the al carte's as soon as you can as they fill up fast.
A special Thanks to Apple and Iberostar, for the suburb meal on Thursday night. We met a lot of fun people from the resort and other Apple Vacationers. When you are ready to leave, which we never are, you just have to call the reception desk and ask for Goofy to send someone up for your luggage.
We are hoping to go back next year. This is a fabulous resort with a whole lot of hard working employees, so if you can, give them a tip for their service. You will receive great service either way, but it is greatly appreciated. They all work a lot of hours to make our vacation special.
Thank You Iberostar and to everyone behind the scene for a great vacation. Looking forward to coming back next year!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Directly on the beautiful, sandy beach of Bavaro (Punta Cana). Colourful Caribbean flair. Water sports galore. All inclusive (generous, varied buffets for all meals). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Punta Cana Iberostar
- Iberostar Dominicana Punta Cana
- Iberostar Punta Cana
- Dominicana Hotel