Puerto Plata

Iberostar Costa Dorada


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Iberostar s Premium Collection: A water lover s paradise, Iberostar Costa Dorada features expansive golden beaches, lagoon-style pools, towering columns and an atmosphere of relaxed luxury. This region is steeped in history and offers the Caribbean s largest dolphinarium. Tucked between majestic forested mountains and the shimmering blue ocean, you ll find Iberostar Costa Dorada. With a seemingly endless shoreline, the resort is a haven for divers, snorkelers, sailors and windsurfers. When your time on the water is through, relax under the shade of towering palms and thatched roofs overlooking spacious tropical gardens. Enjoy a beverage, dine in any of the resort s superb restaurants, or take in a nightly show. For those who love water and unrivaled amenities, this is your dream vacation.

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 a 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 six bars.

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HOTEL LOCATION
This property is located on the beach in between Puerto Plata and Playa Dorado, only 15 minutes away from the International Airport and just a few minutes away from town.
Address:
PUERTO PLATA


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Local Phone: 809-320-1000
Toll Free Phone: 888-923-2722
Fax: 809-320-2023
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 2     
There is a lake-style pool, an activities pool and a children's pool.
Golf: NEARBY
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
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
The Iberostar Costa Dorada is a luxury beachfront resort consisting of nine 3-story buildings surrounded by lush tropical 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 drinks, four bars, nightly entertainment, a disco, two swimming pools, two lit tennis courts, a spa, fitness center, and The Pirate Ship Mini-Club. Beach: Iberostar Costa Dorada features expansive golden beaches, a property borders a long stretch of cle an, private beaches.
Total Rooms: 516
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
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.
ROOM TYPES
OCEAN VIEW JUNIOR SUITE
Located in front of ocean. Free access to spa wet areas. One king or two double beds. Bathrobe and slippers.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD POOL VIEW ROOM
Pool View Standard room at privileged Location. Welcome detail in the room.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
FAMILY ROOM
It is a family unit composed of two connecting rooms. Welcome gift (chocolates for children and a bottle of rum for adults). Toys for children. Minibar stocked with juices and snacks. PlayStation in the room. Free babysitting at night until 10:00pm.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
OCEAN VIEW STANDARD
One king size bed or two double beds. Balcony with ocean view. Free access to spa wet areas.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW ROOM
Garden View Standard room. Welcome detail in the room.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD STAR PRESTIGE
Double room with free access to the Spa wet areas and Star Prestige Package inclusions such as upgraded room amenities, superior services and a sports package (with a 5 night minimum stay per adult).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SUPERIOR STANDARD ROOM
Privileged location, on second beach line. Welcomed detail in room. Aromatherapy and turndown service during stay. Bathrobes and slippers.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
RUN OF HOUSE ROOM
Standard room.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD LAKE VIEW ROOM
Lake View Standard room. Welcome detail in the room.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
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:
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.
El Bohio Poolside Snack Bar - Daytime snack bar. Swimsuit cover or t-shirt and proper footwear is required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Organized 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 (11:00pm-2:00am).
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Way's Mini-Club is available for children between the ages 4-12, with supervised activities, a kiddie pool, playground, and mini-disco.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old

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

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
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STEVEN W.
Aug 07 2018
The hotel staff was great and always friendly and very helpful. The added touches like flowers in the room and the special dinner was great. The buffet had lots to choose from but the food quality in the buffet and ala carte restaurants was just ok. The beach, even though the staff did a good job of cleaning up the seaweed needed more attention. I cant say enough about how good the service was everywhere in the hotel and the maid service was excellent. Improvements in food and the beach would definitely make this a much nicer resort.
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MARIA N.
May 30 2018
Overall the hotel is nice, the hotel staff were very friendly and attentive, they go above and beyond to meet your needs. Rami one of the staff member make sure we had a great time.
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Iberostar Costa Dorada
MARTIN G.
Feb 28 2018
Many staff were friendly and well trained, many were not. Frequently the bars did not have the top shelf liquor as advertised. Some bottles had clearly been either diluted or they put a much less costly liquor in the bottle. For example: a bottle of Tanquery Gin at the beach bar was not even Gin. Gin has a very distinct flavor and that was clearly NOT Gin. Frequently when going into the buffet area there were empty tables but they were all still had dirty dishes. Maybe it was a staffing issue, but it seemed that there shouldn't be that many dirty tables during breakfast & dinner service. Consierge Manuel Gonzalez was OUTSTANDING. Very friendly & helpful. He speaks 4 languages and is very informed about the hotel services as well as local areas.
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Repeat Customer
ROBERTO O.
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
RENIERO R.
Jun 29 2017
calidad y servicio en bebidas y comidas pesimo
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Good 3 Star All Inclusive
RANDY E.
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
SCOTT C.
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.
Customer Rating: 

Nice place for a reasonable price!
TERRY C.
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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SAMUEL R.
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.
Customer Rating: 

Paradise
SHIRLEY M.
Dec 15 2015
Exceptionally clean ... Superb staff ... Wi if weak for credit cards ... Limited purchasing...beautiful place . Just the right size .
Customer Rating: 

Found Heaven !
SHIRLEY M.
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Vacation
randiek2019, Saskatchewan, Canada
Sun Feb 17 16:04:55 EST 2019
Great food, good service, good pools, beach is great. Drinks are good, rooms/hotel is super nice. Staff is great, especially RoadRunner. Everyone is happy, great resort! I love Dominican Republic is good.

Excellent experience
Rade011, Woodbridge, New Jersey
Sun Feb 17 14:17:34 EST 2019
First to note is that people working here deserve this 5 star rating. Everyone is dedicated to make vacation great. To mention few ; concierge -Stephanie, Sabrino, Nicandro and Ana-waiter. One of the reasons we will go back. Entertainment is awesome and has 1/2 show for kids too. Hotel is beautifully designed, just the right size; every thing is close. Resort is kids friendly. Food is great and I believe designed to fit all. The only negative is that Hotel tries / pushing to sell Time Sharing under new name VIP Club.

Nice resort but service was lacking
jenindisney, Ottawa, Canada
Sat Feb 16 06:32:05 EST 2019
Overalll we enjoyed the week, and the biggest downfall was lack of service. Upon entering I thought the resort was nice although a bit lack lustre for what I would expect for 4.5 star. key point as follows: Good: nice resort and very clean. Nice pool chairs and lots of shade. Landscaping was beautiful. Tons of free activities and great entertainment staff. activities were really endless - yoga, water aerobics, step aerobics, shooting, archery, games of all kinds. Food was very good. Internet was great all over the resort and rooms. Bad: service was severely lacking at bars and restaurants. The staff worked hard but the hotel was at capacity and they didn’t have close to enough staff. We often struggled to get cutlery and water brought to us, never mind alcoholic beverages. After a few days we found a few good servers who were attentive to us. There were always lines at the buffet and sometimes at dinner they would run out of plates and have to wait. They had 3 a la cart restaurants but we were only able to eat at 2. We arrived Tuesday and booked a la carts through their online app on Wednesday and there was only availability on our last two days. We checked in with concierge on Thursday and they confirmed no other availability. They were not running the a la carts at capacity either, I’m guessing due to lack of staff. There was nobody bringing drinks around the beach or pool chairs, you had to go to the bar and often wait in line. We tipped well but there just wasn’t enough staff. They only have a couple of high chairs at the restaurant, luckily we brought our own or it would have been a huge pain and more waiting. The resort is nice although showing some age and the pool floor has many large chips in the parging, and needs to be redone. We didn’t spend much time at the beach as we had a baby with us. Beach was nice although not as nice as I would expect for D.R. All in all, with service improvements I would have few complaints.

Excellent vacation
Monica Z,
Fri Feb 15 16:28:15 EST 2019
This trip was great! I especially liked the young man roadrunner. He was a pleasure to have around! What a dude! The way he moves is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Like a swan among pidgeons. I will miss him like the flower misses the sun. Bunny is good

Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2019
yorkieegirl, Ottawa, Canada
Thu Feb 14 15:15:28 EST 2019
Food was always available .. our waiter Louis was great. Mini buffet by the pool was very convenient. Nightly entertainment was ok. Activities were available if you wanted to participate. We were there for a destination wedding .. it was gorgeous .. very well organized. Front desk Miguel was pleasant. Bar tender Leonardo at the pool bar (dry side) was grrrrreat. The pool is VERY old and needs to be renovated. Beach was nice .. there's seaweed .. and hard to keep on top of .. but I did see workers out there cleaning it up.



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