Puerto Plata

Iberostar Costa Dorada

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IBEROSTAR's Premium Collection: The IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada is a 24-hour all-inclusive luxury resort consisting of nine three-story buildings with 498 double rooms and 18 spacious junior suites. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, this all-inclusive paradise is located on beautiful Playa Dorada Beach. The IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada hotel is designed to provide fun for children, teenagers, and adults, offering a wide variety of activities throughout the day including the supervised mini club for kids.

Enjoy quiet days stretched across a private expanse of white sand beach, seek relief from the warm Caribbean sun within the cool waters of the lake-style swimming pools and improve your swing on one of two lighted tennis courts. Ride kayaks, join aerobics, or participate in archery and shooting tournaments. Keep fit by taking advantage of the fully equipped gym and be pampered at the modern spa where you can enjoy treatments like massages and facials. Use of the sauna, steam room, and other spa facilities are included at no extra charge.

The IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada offers three a la carte restaurants featuring Brazilian, Mexican and international cuisine (note: one guaranteed la carte dinner per week). The abundant buffet serves fresh salads, cheeses, meats, fish, and pasta, and a bar with refreshments and snacks, chips, and more. Enjoy unlimited domestic drinks at four bars.

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This property is located on the beach in between Puerto Plata and Playa Dorado, only 15 minutes awayfrom the International Airport and just a few minutes away from town.

Local Phone: 809-320-1000
Toll Free Phone: 888-923-2722
Fax: 809-320-2023
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
There is a lake-style pool, an activities pool and a children's pool.
Caribbean Village Playa Grande Playa Dorado Golf Club
Caribbean Village Playa Grande has an 18-hole, 7,042 yd course set atop a dramatic cliff overlooking a spectacular beach. Playa Dorada Golf Club is an 18- hole, Par-72 course with a yardage of 6,990. Both courses were designed by Robert Trent Jones.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Incld for 1 hr day
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Basketball, archery, billiards, table tennis, volleyball
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
The Iberostar Costa Dorada is a luxury beachfront resort consisting of nine 3-story buildings surrounded by lush tropic al vegetation. Each of the 516 air-conditioned rooms features a balcony, and either two doubles or one king bed. Hotel features one buffet and three a la carte restaurants, a snack grill, unlimited domestic drinksfour bars, nightly entertainment, a disco, two swimming pools, two lit tennis courts, a spa, fitness center, and The Pirate Ship Mini-Club. Beach: The property borders a long stretch of clean, private beachfront.
Total Rooms: 516
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Men are required to wear long pants for dinner. A coupon system for dinner in a la carte restaurants applies. Dress code in effect at restaurants. No spring breakers. Each room must have someone who is at least 21 yrs old.
Located in front of ocean. Free access to spa wet areas. One king or two double beds. Bathrobe and slippers.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
One king size bed or two double beds. Balcony with ocean view. Free access to spa wet areas.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Privileged location, on second beach line. Welcomed detail in room. Aromatherapy and turndown service during stay. Bathrobes and slippers.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Standard room. Four handicap rooms available. Free access to Spa Sensations wet area.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Iberostar Costa Dorada features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-A la carte dining is limited.
There are 5 Restaurants at Iberostar Costa Dorada:
El Bohio Poolside Snack Bar - Daytime snack bar. Swimsuit cover or t-shirt and proper footwear is required.
Mediterranean Restaurant - Serves Mediterranean cuisine. They will also offer a lobster dinner (at an additional supplement per person).
La Hacienda - An a la carte Mexican restaurant serving dinner only. Reservations are required. Men are required to wear a dress shirt, long pants (no jeans or Bermuda shorts) and proper footwear.
El Mercado buffet restaurant - A buffet restaurant with show-cooking, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Men are required to wear a shirt with sleeves, Bermuda shorts are allowed and proper footwear.
El Tropical - Dinner a la carte restaurant. Reservations are required. Men are required to wear a dress shirt, long pants (no jeans or Bermuda shorts), and proper footwear.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Organize daily activities for adults and children. Merengue classes, beach games, etc.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Entertainment with the "Star Friends" at the theater. Route 66 disco (11pm-2am).
Way's Mini-Club is available for children between the ages 4 thru 12, with supervised activities, a kiddie pool, playground, and mini-disco.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: Yes
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Repeat Customer
Aug 14 2017
First of all most vacations are what you make of them. 2nd time there probably the last , Hotel overall was O.K. Beach had too much sea weed and the locals who are hired to clean it daily did poor work , Swimming Pool outdated and not properly maintained, Food was O.K. I have been to many Iberostars this time it was not recognized even after I told them a couple times starting at check in Amstar travel products are bonafide tourist traps , As experienced travelers in the D.R. Overall we had a good time on vacation.
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back hotel
Jun 29 2017
calidad y servicio en bebidas y comidas pesimo
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Good 3 Star All Inclusive
Mar 11 2016
The staff were excellent overall but we were disappointed by the cups and trash still by the pool, on the beach and throughout the resort every morning. The Apple Rep misrepresented 2 of our excursions One was a city tour and he told us as long as we had 6 it would be private but we were loaded on a bus with 8 others and he told us the bus ride for one excursion was an hour and it was 2 hrs 20 mins! The beds were incredibly hard . The 3 specialty restaurants were excellent. The liquor was lower end then what we expected and are used to. The fitness center was the best I have seen in 12 years of resorts Overall I would say good medium level inclusive
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Iberostar Costa Dorada
Feb 17 2016
Hotel room was average, we did upgrade to the ocean view which was nice but all rooms appear to be the same and could use some updating. Being that this on the Atlantic side don't expect the white sand of punta cana, but it is still very nice with palm trees. Big down fall is the lack of beach chairs and condition of them, honestly if you aren't out there at the crack of dawn you need to hunt for one! The food, service and attitude of the staff was excellent! The people working there really did make the stay here worth it.
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Nice place for a reasonable price!
Feb 01 2016
Overall this was a clean and very friendly place to stay. Beach and pool areas were nice.Some of the entertainment was horrible (my opinion) but some of the shows were a lot of fun. Some of the restaurants good some just okay. We all enjoyed our vacation! A good time was had by all!
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Dec 23 2015
Beach could have been cleaner. Food was okay. Not much variety on the buffet so it was kind of repetitive. Very busy on the weekends when the locals came in. We liked the quietness of the Puerta Plata area but the resort is too small if you are staying for longer than a week. We only stayed for 1 show at night. After listening to the first 5 singers for karaoke singing in spanish (they were all local people) we left. Iberostar needs to change their entertainment at night. This is the 5th Iberostar that we stayed at and the shows are almost the same. This is not a 5 golden apple resort. More like a 4 golden apple. We have stayed at 4 red apple resorts that were nicer than this one.
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Dec 15 2015
Exceptionally clean ... Superb staff ... Wi if weak for credit cards ... Limited purchasing...beautiful place . Just the right size .
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Found Heaven !
Nov 20 2015
Exceptionally clean! The staff is friendly, young and very helpful! I have never seen a place where everyone works so hard to ensure that you are taken care of and happy. I had to touch the grass to see if it was real ! The views from every room ( garden/ocean) is beautiful . I felt very secure on this resort. Just the right size ... Not too big ...easy to walk... Especially for the elderly . Highly recommend . Thank you for a beautiful vacation . Larry from Amerstar was special !
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Nov 10 2014
More vegetarian items needed in restorutants.
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Jun 24 2014
This was my second time going to Iberostar Pop, I love it the first time about 4-5 yrs ago. I was disappointed this time around. I couldn't believe how run down the hotel looked. The food selection was poor and basically the same every day. I complained to the bartender about the quality of the drinks and he said that he can't make good drinks if he's not provided with the liquor. He is correct. I believe Managent has to rethink there strategy. All the guests that I spoke to where dissapointed and fighting as well.
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2nd visit to Iberostar Puerto Plata
May 14 2014
Our 2nd visit to Iberostar Puerto Plata in five years was better than the first visit. Excellent resort in all ways. I don't believe you can get this type of five star service at the current pricing level. I ususlly like to point out some negative items, but for this trip I could not find anything negative. Last two years we went to Costa Caribee Coral, Santa Domingo at almost the same proce level, but that was two star resort compared to Iberostar's five star. Difference in service, food and rooms is five times and all this at the same price level.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great value resort
suburbanmomCanada, canada
Wed Jan 10 04:14:46 EST 2018
This is a great resort. Don't let any negative reviews put you off. My husband, kids (2 boys - 9 and 14) and I arrived at this resort on January 1st and we all had a great time. We were there with another family and they had an equally great time. We booked a family room, which was awesome. It did not cost considerably more and we had 2 connecting rooms. Would highly recommend it. The staff were excellent - always wanting to make your experience great. I have seen on the reviews that people had issues with timeshare pressure? We had none whatsoever. Pros of the Resort: It is a nice small resort, everything is within easy walking distance. There was never a problem getting loungers by the pool- in the shade or in the sunshine There is a great deal of entertainment going on all day- lots to keep the kids organized. Food is available all day and night A la carte restaurants were good - particularly the Japanese. Drinks were good - better liquor on request The shows at night were great, particularly for a small resort The beach is lovely - soft sand Lovely large pool, never too crowded Cons: The beach loungers are not in good shape and they are not in any order at all No drink service around the pool or on the beach, though there are bars nearby The Dive shop was completely disorganized. We booked a snorkel excursion which kept getting postponed and eventually was cancelled, though there was pressure to pay up front.. My son made appointments for a dive lesson and the instructors were never where they were supposed to be. The dive shop was also in charge of the windsurfing and catamarans. They were very very reluctant to rig them up on request. Only with continued requests did they actually do it. We took a taxi to the 27 Charcos waterfalls - it was amazing - highly recommend. And we did a monster dune buggy excursion which is also fantastic. Alan was an excellent concierge and arranged both of these for us. Mi amiga Albania was always smiling and lovely at the bar. PepsiCola is the hardest working man - he is everywhere and runs all the entertainment. All of the staff were really great.

Good Trip
S B, Toronto, Canada
Tue Jan 09 07:17:32 EST 2018
We travelled in a large group to this resort. The staff is very friendly and helpful for the most part with the exception of reception. Upon check in, we got the impression that reception does not make an effort to accommodate guests. The food is great at both the restaurants and the buffet. We had an awesome time at the Japanese restaurant!!! The grounds are clean and well kept. The entertainment group is fantastic! The evening shows are really good compared to other resorts in the Dominican, Overall, it was a great trip! I would go back to this place.

Good experience
VANESSAZ07, Berkshires, Massachusetts
Tue Jan 09 06:43:49 EST 2018
The hotel overall was very good, there was plenty of food, the buffet hours were satisfying for everyone! Plenty of employees to satisfy the amount of guest. The management needs to change the fact that guest don't have the capabilities to make international phone call from their room; it is very uncomfortable to go to the main hallway to make a personal international phone call and have everyone walking by listening into your conversation! Some employees are treating the guest differently; in many occasions I saw that when a European guest needed assistance that guest got immediate assistance. I on the other hand waited, and waited sometimes for long times until I received assistance from someone. All guest need to be treated the same way regardless of where they are from! This needs to be address by management. Facilities nicely maintain. Felt very safe at the hotel, felt comfortable leaving my personal belongings in the room.

Amazing vacation
Rosalie B,
Tue Jan 09 05:17:18 EST 2018
Excellent beach, pool and services. Friendly staff and good food. A la carte Japanese was excellent. Anamacion team very helpful. Enjoyed meeting Blondy, Barbie and Pepsi cola. Alan and William in concierge and lounge bar were excellent Thanks for a great two weeks

Fantastic Food
Gloria R, Munich, Germany
Mon Jan 08 09:34:27 EST 2018
We just returned from Puerto Plata 5 days ago.This was our second time at this hotel and we came here because we had such a great time the last time we were here in 2015.The hotel really needs refurbishing but regardless of that the rooms were very clean. Towels were of good quality and were changed every day. There was always enough shampoo, soap, shower gel, and body lotion in the bathroom.The mini bar was thick with ice, it needed defrosting, so it did not function as good as it should.The shows were fantastic and the dancers excellent. There were so many activities that you were never bored. The lobster paella on the beach, cooked before your eyes in a huge paella pan was amazing. I thought it was particularly nice of the hotel to give all their guests a little Xmas present. This hotel is really great value for money. They also have a spa with 4 jacuzzis 2 hot and 2 cold and 2 steam baths. The hot jacuzzi was great. We both thought the disco was too loud. We asked for coconuts and to my surprise it was arranged the day after, that coconuts were served by the pool.

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