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Iberostar Costa Dorada
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Puerto Plata
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“Clean and friendly”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Please keep in mind this review is for Dominican Republic, not Manhattan.

Reception Area: Open, roomy, welcoming and comfortable

Cleanliness: Excellent with no little reptiles running around. Occasionally, there was a peacock nearby :-) Rooms are clean and tidy. Glasses are clean. Still recommend you to take all your shots before going.

Room space: Very comfortable for 2

Safety: Room has safe. Front hotel gate is guarded at all time and there was a second gate outside the hotel for additional safety. Being next to a casino could bring younger crowds nearby. We walked the area by foot at night and we felt safe.

Convenience: You could use their local transportation such as buses or passenger vans, private taxi, and local taxi (much cheaper but require some Spanish) Location is great. Very easy to get around.

Food: Good for this 4 star hotel. Always someone waiting to serve you during the entire day with a smile. We went out a couple nights until 2:00AM and they grilled us steaks :-)

Amenities: Disco was adequate because most guests were well behaved but good music kept the atmosphere going. Swimming pool was a good size. There were tennis courts and a full size basketball. We love them all!!

Beach: Next to the beach and there were lots to do. Perfect for family, couples or even guys to hang out for a relaxing day.

Staff: Very friendly and always helpful. As drinks were free, the bartenders were always attentive and understood English well.

Entertainment: There were nightly entertainments and excursions (during the day time) available at the resort.

The only pet peeve I had was our departure flight was in the early evening but we had to check out at noon. They were kind enough to take care of the luggage but we had no place to rest or shower after outdoor activities. We ended up paying for an extra half day of accommodation that we thought should be included in the package.

Otherwise, we were satisfy with our experience at the Iberostar Costa Dorada. Highly recommend to all travellers: families, singles, adults, friends-get-together, romantic couples!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely love this place, been 6 times and returning soon..The food is amazing, the cleanliness is superb, the staff are second to non. We renewed our wedding vows here, everything was faultless. Perfect place for a wedding!..would just like to know if the barman Ricardo is still here, also Mama Maria?

Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Great service . Beautiful resort with great food. I usually eat vegan and all the beautifully colored food choices were served in a healthy way - fantastic for me! My friends and husband loved all the choices as well. I preferred the buffet but the three restaurants were good too. Everything is FRESH FRESH FRESH!! And plentiful. The resort is so laid back and relaxing. The bartenders are friendly, especially Andy who seemed to be working everywhere. We loved Efrain - he made great mojitos - and he reminded us of Big Papi with his enchanting smile and playful personality. The staff are all great We went with 2 other couples and everyone had a great time. I don"t know how you could go wrong at the Iberostar. Let me thank the management for the surprise birthday cake in my room Yum! One thing I would prefer is that the dancing lessons at the dance club take place an hour before music time. 12:30 in the afternoon is a bit early: I'd still be at the beach. And the plastic chaise lounges at poolside were a bit uncomfortable, literally a pain in the back for my husband. I preferred the canvas lounge chairs at the beach.

Room Tip: We stayed in 6013 . We asked to be by the beach on the first floor and that"s what we got and w...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

just returned on jan.26th 2014. 5 couples, we had a perfect vacation. great food, very clean resort,fun entertainment every night. we did the rum factory tour, cable ride was ok, lot of walking. the rest was disappointing, very pushy people, glad to get back to the resort. this is my 4th iberostar and my best so far. thank you adelma my room cleaner,pretty towel art! room 5101.

Room Tip: rooms 9000 are closest to lobby and 5000 is closest to beach. all rooms are good
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great hotel, the site is super clean, beautiful and clean rooms and the food was simply excellent !!! The hotel staff are just wonderful people ... very friendly, helpful, always very kind and welcome to answer any questions we had. Lovely place that we recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

It was a fantastic place for a destination wedding.Right from arriving the staff was amazing. It was a quick check in and then taken to our room. The room was clean and we had neat towel art every day. The buffet had a wide assortment of food for all meals. Domingo our waiter wasSUPER! The Mexican and Brazilian a la cartes were okay.what beautiful grounds someone was always working on them. The peacocks and flamingos were neat. The service at the bars was very good the lobby bar even made me my special coffee.The wedding was magnificent.75 guests at a destination wedding.Such fun! I would recommend this resort.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and another couple spent a week at the Costa Dorada and rate it the best overall resort we have stayed at. The pride the staff has in their jobs is apparent from their constant smiles and warm greetings. The food, accommodations and amenities exceeded our expectations and there were only two minor points that we noticed. The beach area is always clean with a good choice of sun, partial sun or shade and ample beach chairs are usually available. We did find that if the waves are up, it is important to give the coral deposits a wide berth as it is easy to be knocked off balance. The coral is easily visible and there is more than enough sandy bottom to accommodate. The couple we traveled with expressed some concern over the after checkout baggage storage arrangements and felt it could have been a bit more secure.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Iberostar Costa Dorada
Address: Carretera Luperon km 2.5 | Marapica, Costa Dorada, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Plata
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
#1 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata
#2 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#4 Business Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Iberostar Costa Dorada 4*
Number of rooms: 516
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada hotel is located in front of the large golden sand beach of Costa Dorada, 10 minutes from the city of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic's north coast. This wonderful 5-star All Inclusive resort is a wonderful haven for aquatic sports lovers. Renovated in 2011, the IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada hotel has 498 Double Rooms and 18 spacious Junior Suites. ... more   less 
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