Punta Cana

IBEROSTAR Dominicana


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IBEROSTAR's Premium Collection: Boasting a great location on Bavaro Beach, the 24-hour all-inclusive IBEROSTAR Dominicana is a four-story mid-rise resort with 506 guestrooms, adjacent to IBEROSTAR Punta Cana. The facilities and services of both are offered to guests at either hotel. Even the two enormous pools run parallel to each other and both are lagoon sized and buried in an oasis of palms. Enjoy the magnificent setting where gardens are lush and abundant. Platforms over lagoons filled with goldfish lead to restaurants for buffet and ŗ la carte dining. As one would expect of IBEROSTAR, the decor in every part of the hotel is dazzling and whimsical, with huge artsy chandeliers, mosaics, art, statues, and great iron horses.

The IBEROSTAR Dominicana Hotel was designed with fun for the entire family in mind. Kids can play in Lucy's Club while teens meet friends in the teen club and parents unwind in the hotel bars, casino, and nightclub. Hotel entertainment and live shows are just some of the many options guests can take advantage of in the evening hours, along with dancing at the famed Hangers Disco, with all parts to it created from an old DC6 airplane!

Sports fans will find a wide array of individual and team activities at IBEROSTAR Dominicana. Play a round of tennis, scuba dive in the clearest Caribbean waters with a team of expert guides. The on-site 18-hole P.B. Dye Golf Course provides a great game for the golf enthusiast.

Work out in the beachfront fitness center, and clear your mind and relieve stress at IBEROSTAR Dominicana's modern spa. Five on-site ŗ la carte restaurants (dining restrictions apply) and an international buffet create a unique dining experience at this Punta Cana resort. You will be delighted with the wide array of restaurants and bars available at the IBEROSTAR Punta Cana.

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HOTEL LOCATION
With all three resorts situated side-by-side along an immense stretch of Bavaro Beach, the IBEROSTAR properties practically forrm a town unto themselves. Located on the Southeast coast, the resorts are 22 km from the airport and 54 km from Higuey.
Address:
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 809-221-6500
Toll Free Phone: 888-923-2722
Fax: 809-468-5859
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
There are two parallel free form lake-style swimming pools, creating a massive pool area rimmed with comfortable lounge chairs, shaded palapas and swaying palm trees. There is also a children's pool.
Golf: NEARBY
Located in the hotel complex.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Fee for night play
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Kayaks, boogieboards
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The IBEROSTAR Dominicana is a 4-story mid-rise hotel situated parallel to the Iberostar Punta Cana, together with which it forms half of the twin All-Inclusive Iberostar resort complex. Each air-conditioned room features a balcony or patio. Features include 24-hour All-Inclusive service, a state of the art beachfront gym, nightly shows, and a disco. Guests have access to themed events, shops and more at the nearby Caribbean Street, as well as a brand new casino in the lobby area. Beach: Guests have direct access to an immense stretch of beautiful white sand beach, dotted with swaying tropical palms and shaded palapas. Enjoy warm turquoise waters and an exciting variety of watersport activities. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 506
Year Opened: 1995 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Guests are guaranteed the following minimum # of a la carte dinner by duration- 3-4 nights= 1 a la carte dinner, 5-7 nights= 3 a la carte dinners. No spring breakers aloowed. Each room must have someone who is at least 21 yrs old.
ROOM TYPES
SPA JUNIOR SUITE
Located near the spa. Free access to spa's wet areas. Spa credits and amenities. Daily aromatherapy. Special tea service. One king bed. Priority location convenient to spa. Garden or pool view from private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR JUNIOR SUITE
Spacious junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with breathtaking ocean views. Room also features complimentary access to the spa wet areas, bathrobes and slippers, and much more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR STE
Spacious junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with stunning garden or pool views. Room also features complimentary access to the spa wet areas, bathrobes and slippers, and much more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW STANDARD
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with a beautiful ocean views. Room also features complimentary access to spa wet area, a minibar, turndown service, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW ROOM
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with a garden view. Room also features complimentary acces to the spa wet areas, a minibar, turndown service, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
IBEROSTAR Dominicana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-There is a coupon system in place for the a la carte restaurants.
There are 9 Restaurants at IBEROSTAR Dominicana:
Higuey Main Buffet Restaurant - A buffet restaurant with show cooking, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.Men are required to wear a shirt with sleeves and Bermuda shirts.
La Sibilia - An a la carte gourmet restaurant. Reservations are required. Men are required to wear long pants.
El Conuco - Continental breakfast (10am to noon),k buffet lunch (noon to 4pm) and snakc bar (4pm to 6pm).
La Marimba - A la carte restaurant. Reservations are required. Men are required to wear long pants.
La Pagoda - Oriental a la carte restaurant. Reservations required. Men are required to wear long pants.
Maria Bonita - Mexican a la carte restaurant. Reservations are required. Men are required to wear long pants.
Star Rock Cafe - Serving snacks and a la carte dinner. Men are required to wear long pants.
La Cana - Continental breakfast and buffet lunch (10am-12 noon) and buffet lunch (12:30pm to 4pm) Steakhouse (7pm-10pm) Reservations are required. Dress Code: Casual
La Yola - Ice cream stand (11am-5pm).
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Organized activities by Entertainment Team, Billiards, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Jazz, Archery.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Professional Shows, Live Nightly Entertainment, DC-6 Disco, exciting casino action in the Dominicana Casino.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Mini-Club (4-8 years), Maxi-Club (9-12 years) and Teeny Club offer all types of activities supervised by a professional staff. There is also a playground and mini- disco.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Teen Disco
Babysitting Fee: Yes
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
5248 Recommend
5248 past Apple Vacationers would recommend IBEROSTAR Dominicana to their friends and family



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Nice if youíre on a budget
STEPHANIE D.
Jan 16 2018
The hotel was clean and the staff was nice. The food was not great and I got really sick about half way into the vacation. The beach was packed! You have to get there before 9am if you want even the slightest chance of getting a chair. So much seaweed too. We had a handful of Maintenance issues in our room (mini fridge didnít work, toilet ran constantly, and the radio was busted). They didnít fix anything when we asked. We did love the spa though and spent a lot of time there. The fitness center was also very nice. Drinks were okay and the service at the restaurants was fine. Nothing special.
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ASHLEY P.
Dec 12 2017
The bed was pretty hard. We woke up with back aches every morning. Our fridge in the room was broken and we told the front desk 6 times and it never got fixed. The hotel grounds was beautiful and very well kept. The sit down resturaunts were difficult to schedule. Technically we should have gotten 3 but we were only able to schedule one.
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Poor Food Quality & Worn Down Facilities
JOHN P.
Nov 28 2017
Old facilities, mold in places in bathroom, AC not very great in room. Grounds well kept but trash from rood repairs spread about. Slippy restaurant floors. Food not very good, poor flavor and quality. Steaks barely cooked above raw. Bland. Staff was very nice. Beach and pool were great.
Customer Rating: 

Needs updated
REBECCA W.
Nov 24 2017
This hotel needs updated. Rooms lack, sidewalks in poor condition. If you have a sports bar that's what it should be. Not a place that you have to have reservations to go to eat at. They really need to update their grounds and make it a more social place. Lost electric the first night. A villa caught on fire the second day. Please, update.
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Not the same
AMY V.
Nov 23 2017
This is our third trip to the Iberostar Dominicana, so clearly we had no problems with the resort previously. We usually splurge a little more and stay at Secrets Royal Beach lately but this was a good deal for our travel dates. Itís been 4 years since our previous stay at I.D. Some things have changed. Pros: -the staff is wonderful. Every single person that is employed at the resort goes out of their way to do their job to the highest of their ability. -the beach is still one of the prettiest stretches to look at and walk. Cons: -WiFi is bad. Could only get it in our room when on the balcony hanging over railing. -beach security. There isnít any. Had young children walking beach, stopping to do performance, than walking through entire beach area with hay out asking for $. Vendors yelling their excursions permitted to walk through entire seating area drumming up business, no kept to just shoreline. Older gentlemen allowed to sit down in middle of all seats a camp out for hours selling shells. Never had a resort not keep non-guests to public walk area only. -have taken over half of the beach for their ďClubĒ. If I wanted to pay more for premium services and seats I would stay at a newer,high end resort. The I.D. was always more of a middle price resort and services. Because of the reduced seating, there was a day were there were no chairs on the beach. Not one. And everyone is crowded into a much smaller area now. There is no quiet end to escape to for peace. It is now the Club. And there is elevator music piped out at that end continuously. The activities staff keeps those that want to participate very happy and busy but it was always nice to have a quiet area to relax -room. Our power went out at least five times. We had three men in our room on our last night for over an hour trying to fix it. Missed dinner reservations on final night. Couldnít get ready. Older room. No walk-in shower, no bidet, toilet right behind door making layout a bit awkward in bathroom. -older pool. No swim up bar. -food? Had extreme intestinal distress for four days. Passed out at lunch. In bed day and a half. Went to dr. who sent me to their pharmacy for antibiotics. Probably a parasite bc they worked. The dr. and pharmacy were very nice and competent. -food. Reservations required at all specialty restaurants. They were nice but nothing outstanding (and Iím pretty negative in the food thing because I picked something up somewhere) -other changes in 4 years. There was no longer a group dinner for Apple guests at the steak house which was always a good time. -no small gift left on door step on final day which was always a nice touch This is the only really negative review Iíve ever written on here. Iím not a needy traveler. Iím not a complainer. I just want everyone to have as much information as possible when choosing a resort. I feel the apple vacation rating of this resort is deceiving. Iíve stayed at 8 properties in the Dominican and have some room to compare them to each other now. I feel my vacation was a waste of money
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Iberostar Dominican
AMANDA K.
Oct 31 2017
The staff were very friendly, and the hotel entertainment team was great. The limited English by the staff was often frustrating. The pool is a bit rundown, the beach is lovely. Chairs are always available at both. The service at the restaurants was awful. For our 7 night stay, we got 4 reservations. 2 restaurants were closed. All 4 meals were bad. The food overall wasn't great in flavor, but the service in the restaurants was non-exhistent. All four meals, they took our order, but missed delivering a course ( or two). The service was not adequate. you would wait for a drink refill for hours, or never get the drink you ordered.
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Great Place for a holiday
PHILIP A.
Oct 26 2017
Perfect place for our relaxing and fun vacation. The beach was great with plenty of covered areas. The food and drink near the beach was awesome. The gardens and ponds were beautiful. The room was large, clean, and noise free. Little things that made this hotel special: free safe in room and stocked refrigerator in room; towel animals each night; always fresh towels for beach; all employees smiling and greeting you; bartenders remembering your drink; great effort from entertainment team; and grounds were beautiful. Opportunities: check in and concierge trying to sell you upgrades and time share (other places do the same but they are dressed different so you know they are trying to sell you something); face clothes are rare; canít bring food to room from restaurants; and place was repairing from hurricane so not all ponds were working and front atrium was in disarray.
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Past its prime with attitude
BRUCE B.
Oct 22 2017
The hotel is s howing its age. They have many people with their hands out but short on great service. Claudia with Apple is the person to buy tours from. She is honest and accurate. Avoid Iberostar Dominicana and Punta Cana. Use their other DR facilities. I would never go back and would consider other companies, esp on the south coast.
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Not impressed
ZORYANA B.
Oct 05 2017
Rooms Where so old horrible needs updating badly rooms smell very bad. Forget about reaching anyone on a phone from your room nobody picks up ever. Bar was ok not many choices to have for drinks.
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You will enjoy more if you spoke Spanish
GREGORY G.
Sep 05 2017
I should have known but the primary language is Spanish. Most of the staff at the resort spoke only Spanish.
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JOHN H.
Aug 24 2017
This was our first trip to Punta Cana and to an Iberostar Resort and we were not disappointed. We stayed 5 nights and would definitely go back. The resort was beautiful and the service was excellent. Very clean and comfortable. We did wish they had more seating for the specialty restaurants though. Overall one of our best vacations and would definitely go back.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Trip
Randy B, Missouri
Sun Jan 21 16:37:38 EST 2018
Stayed from 1/13 to 1/20. Did upgrade to suite and Prestige club and well worth the money. Room large w/o any issues. WiFi great everywhere. Stocked mini bar and cleaned daily. Prestige club was great with shout out to Rosa on the beach for drinks and Ruth and Flora at the front desk. Special recognition to Flora for excellent service. Enjoyed Hamlet at the main buffett - very entertaining guy. Beach was very good. Buffett food just average to ok. Liked the seafood restaurant best. Steak house just ok as was the Oriental. Entertainment was good at nightly shows. Drinks good and varied. Worst of our trip was the excursion we booked. Did VIP Sanoa Island throught the resort and worst excursion we have ever done and we have done many. 90 minutes bus ride at 0700 after breakfast and several coffees. No bathroom on bus and none at destination until herded onto the catamaran by boat transfer so very long time. Our guide was multilingual and I could not understand anything he said even though I know several. Poorly organized. The snorkeling part was actually in the harbor but we did not know that until later. Boat was packed with no place to even sit. Again this was VIP. Stopped in shallow sandbar and was to see starfish but instead an old conch shell brought off boat to have pictures taken with. Next went to the "private beach area" at island along with about 900 other tourists. Had long walk through jungle to area where we ate. One bathroom functioning at this point with lines waiting to use it. Food was okay. Then told have 2 hours at beach and actually best beach was a good walk on down from where we were. Again this was exclusive VIP. Whole day was really awful and couldn't wait to leave and wish we had stayed at our resort as beach was actually better there with good drinks and food. Do not recommend period. We did use the Spa at resort as was very good. We would return if price is right but we like to visit various resorts and areas. There was some pressure for time share presentations but I made it very clear I was not interested.

Taylor honeymoon
Brom778,
Sat Jan 20 08:15:01 EST 2018
Very nice place to stay. Very clean, very nice people, good food. A lot of stuff to do during the day. Nice pool. Rooms were very nice. Easy to book excursions. Bartenders always walking around asking if anyone needed anything to drink.

Incredible!!
Maddison C,
Thu Jan 18 05:57:14 EST 2018
The only complaint I have when it comes to the Iberostar Dominicana is that I couldn‚Äôt stay longer! I have never felt so welcome at a resort and it was all thanks to the wonderful staff! I travelled along side 8 people and we were known by the entertainment staff as ‚Äúfamily white‚ÄĚ because of how pale we were upon arrival. The entertainment staff had activities set up pool side every day at 12pm and 4pm such as foam parties and wipe out courses. They also held a show every night in the theatre at 9:30pm which were hilarious and got everyone involved! The servers were also incredible! A special thanks to Paulino, Wascar, and Juana for making our dining experiences so incredible. Every time we walked in to the buffet we had a table set up with flower petals on it waiting for us. Paulino and Wascar were there waiting for high fives and Juana was always blowing kisses! The food was also amazing with hot, delicious options for everyone (and we travelled with many picky eaters)! Thank you to everyone at the Iberostar Dominicana for such an amazing vacation! We will all be back! With love, Family White

Over-rated hotel with so-so food - great beach though.
robQuebec, Pointe Claire, Canada
Wed Jan 17 07:55:19 EST 2018
We'd been to Iberostars in Mexico and Cuba with great experiences, so we thought it would be the same here, particularly with our grandchildren in tow. We were in the main building and found it kind of dated. The A la carte restaurants were uniformly terrible so we stopped going and stuck to the buffets. Descriptions didn't match what we ended up getting. 2 of us ordered ribs one night and received a 3x5 inch chunk of something that we couldn't even chew. Another night we ordered beef brochettes and got meat balls on a skewer that had barely been cooked. Seafood dishes seemed better but there were no rave reviews. The waiters just shrugged, so we kept walking out leaving the food barely eaten. Had wine delivered as we'd be finished our meal, or drinks not delivered at all. Buffets had better food. Entertainment was better than past resorts, including a Lion King show that was well put together. Nice to have a disco and a small casino as activities for a change. Service was a bit of challenge sometimes because staff's English was so-so. This resort had an unusually large mix of visitors from different countries - may be the time of year, right after New Year's. Beach was really nice and clean. Started out with no seaweed at all, then more by the end of the week. Lots of waves which was fun at first but got a bit tiring eventually. Lots of activities for the whole family to do what they wanted.

Horrible Experience
Hercules M,
Thu Jan 11 10:01:05 EST 2018
I'm not really one to write reviews, but I felt compelled after my latest experience. I had read mixed reviews about this hotel, some bad and some very good, Thought I would give it a chance, based on mostly good reviews (Big Mistake). I booked a 7 Day All Inclusive trip for my Spouse and 2 children (Ages 8, and 4 months), we arrived on a Friday, and during check in had requested an upgrade to a family room (Room #4156) was a nice room (Cost was $500 US for 6 nights), but was located beside the elevator, and all day/night all I could hear was the elevator shaft moving up and down (very annoying). We decided to stick to the buffet, as it would be easier with the 4 month old. By Sunday both my Wife and I had become very I'll (Vomiting, Diarrhea, Cold Sweats) We tried to go to see the on site doctor (But it was a distance to get there as it was located closer to the lobby, and both times we tried the doctor wasn't there.) Luckily the kids both seemed to be ok, and the 4 month old is formula fed, however was challenging as both my spouse and I were both lacking energy just trying to get through the day. I contact Westjet on Monday, and they were able to book us on a earlier flight (Wednedsay, instead of Friday) as both of us were still not feeling well. I did go to the front desk to tell them that we would be checking out early and requested a refund on my upgrade as we were leaving 2 day's early (the Manager Hector was good about it, he offered to refund me $148US of the $500 I paid) I really didn't have the energy to argue with the hotel manager, as I was still feeling quite ill, but normally would have asked for a much more substantial refund of the packager price as I paid well over $4200 for the week. (The Lobby Manager, didn't really seem to surprised or concerned that I had food poisoning) We are home now, was able to get in to see my family doctor, and she has diagnosed both my spouse and I with Food Poisoning and are both on medication. We travel south a lot, At least 2-3 weeks a year (Jamaica, Mexico, Aruba, St. Maarten, Dominican) This is probably my last trip to Punta Cana, and also my last stay with Iberostar. I will stick with higher end hotels from now on, as I really think you get what you pay for.



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